April 2, 2015


The 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) was held at Simon Fraser University from the 27th to the 29th of March.

Diane Massam (faculty) presented "Applicatives and secondary predicates."

Bronwyn Bjorkman (postdoc) co-presented a poster with colleague Hedde Zeijlstra of the University of Göttingen: "Upward Agree is superior."

Several alumni were also involved:

Richard Compton (Ph.D. 2012, MA 2004, now at l'Université du Québec à Montréal): "Detecting the effects of a covert aP layer in polysynthetic words in Inuit."

Isaac Gould (MA 2010, now at MIT): "Learning from ambiguous input via parameter interaction (or lack thereof)."

Monica Irimia (Ph.D. 2011, now at the University of York): "Restructuring and adjectival small clauses."

Will Oxford (Ph.D. 2014, now at the University of Manitoba), with colleague Heather Bliss (University of Victoria): "A microparametric approach to syncretisms in nominal inflection."

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