April 22, 2014


The 19th Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas is being held in St. John's, Newfoundland, from the 25th to the 27th of April. Current department members giving presentations are:

Clarissa Forbes (Ph.D.)
Gitksan root stress: Modelling the path to lexical accent

Keren Rice (faculty member)
Moving in, moving out: Surprises in word formation in a Dene language (plenary talk)

Alumni presenting are:

Michael Barrie (Sogang University)
The fine structure of vP/VP and the iterative in Cayuga

Richard Compton (McGill University)
Discerning genuine object agreement from clitics in Inuit

Kyumin Kim (University of Calgary)
Spatial PPs and structure of motion verbs in Blackfoot

Meagan Louie (UBC)
Actuality entailments (and their imposters) in Blackfoot

Will Oxford (University of Manitoba)
A connection between portmanteau agreement and inverse marking in Algonquian

Leslie Saxon (University of Victoria)
'Discourse particles' and selection by higher predicates

Michelle Yuan (MIT)
Person restrictions in Inuktitut portmanteau morphology

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