April 22, 2014

Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change 2

The second Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change conference took place in Newcastle, England, from the 7th to the 9th of April. Our department was represented by the following speakers:

Derek Denis (Ph.D.)
A real-time investigation of the development of general extenders in Canadian English

Cathleen Waters (alumna) and Sali Tagliamonte (faculty member)
Covariation in discourse-pragmatic features

Alexandra D'Arcy (alumna)
Stability, statis, and change

MA alumna Maddie Shellgren, now at Michigan State University, presented a paper with colleague Ashley Hesson:
Like, time really matters: The on-line perception of discourse-pragmatic variation

Sali also gave a plenary talk:
Obsolescence and innovation in discourse-pragmatic change: The view from Canada

Derek's talk. 

Cathleen's talk. 

Maddie's talk. 

Sali's talk. 

The U of T contigent! Derek, Maddie, Sali, Cathleen, and recent visiting Ph.D. student Claire Childs of Newcastle University.

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