The 39th meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association is being held in St. John's, Newfoundland on November 6th and 7th, with language-contact as the theme.
The keynote speaker is alumna Nicole Rosen (Ph.D. 2007, now at the University of Manitoba):
"Western alienation: Linguistic patterning on the Prairies."
Other people associated with our department who are presenting at the conference are:
Elizabeth Cowper (faculty):
"Topic have: An applicative account."
Elan Dresher (faculty) and Daniel Currie Hall (Ph.D. 2007):
"The contrastive hierarchy in Russian: Voicing versus continuancy."
Samuel Lo (BA), Junrui Wu (BA), Qianling Wang (BA), Ariel Chan (McGill University), and Naomi Nagy (faculty):
"Toronto Cantonese heritage speakers’ use of classifiers."
Wladyslaw Cichocki (Ph.D. 1986, now at the University of New Brunswick):
"Measuring the rhythm of accentual phrases in Acadian French."
Former visiting student Holman Tse (University of Pittsburgh):
"The role of contact in expanding sound inventories: Evidence from Toronto Heritage Cantonese."
Olga Tararova (Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese):
"The transfer of negative doubling in the bilingual contact community, Chipilo, Mexico."