This year, several of our new MA and PhD students, a few of our 2nd year PhD students, and one alumnus participated, giving talks on a wide range of topics based on previous work undertaken as undergraduate students, generals papers in progress, and current side projects.
The workshop was well attended; many faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and alumni came to listen to the talks. Many interesting questions were posed, and it was quite interesting to see where research interests overlapped between various members of the department.
The workshop concluded with a catered dinner in the lounge.
|Alumnus Kenji Oda discussing the complexities of Irish|
|New LGCU co-president Christopher Spahr presenting syllable length in Estonian|
|New MA students Matt Pankhurst, Jada Fung, Michelle Yuan, new PhD student Shayna Gardiner, and PhD student Iryna Osadcha enjoying a coffee break in between presentations|
|New PhD student Julien Carrier and PhD student Élodie Thomas|
|New MA students Emily Blamire and Phil Howson, and new PhD student Julie Doner|
Julie Doner: "An exception to pro-drop in Italian and its implications for the EPP''
Clarissa Forbes: "Gitxsan relative clauses: A diagnostic for adjectives''
Shayna Gardiner: "Some morphosyntactic properties of Middle Egyptian''
Ross Godfrey: "Inner and outer causatives in Amharic and Hindi-Urdu''
Phil Howson: "Czech trills revisited: Ultrasound, EGG and acoustic study''
Kenji Oda: "Adjective fronting in nominal predicates in Modern Irish''
Matt Pankhurst: "Breaking the syllable structure: Over-rhotacization and nasality in
Northeastern Mandarin Chinese''
Christopher Spahr: "The role of floating features in the (morpho)phonology of Estonian
quantity: An overlong story short''
Élodie Thomas: "Le parler-jeune de Courcouronnes: Some notes on the vernacular spoken in the suburbs of Paris''
Becky Tollan: "On the relationship between inflectional morphology and verb raising: What can be concluded from changes in the history of English?''
Michelle Yuan: "Left-peripheral movement in Twic East''
Thank you to the organizers and to all who attended for making this workshop a success!
Photo credits: Alex Motut