March 27, 2016


The 46th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages is being held at Stony Brook University from March 31 to April 3.

A number of faculty and alumni are presenting:

Faculty members Laura Colantoni, Alexei Kochetov, and Jeffrey Steele:
"Gradient assimilation in French cross-word (nasal+stop) sequences."

Monica Irimia (Ph.D. 2011, now at the University of York) with colleague Virginia Hill (University of New Brunswick, Saint John):
"Unergative frames for nonargument SE verbs: A case study."

Monica is also part of a talk with colleagues Cristina Guardiano (University Modena e Reggio Emilia), Dimitriso Michelioudakis (University of York), Ioanna Sitaridou (Cambridge University), Giuseppe Longobardi (University of York), Nina Radkevich (University of York), Andrea Ceolin (University of York), and Giuseppina Silvestri (University of York):
"Measuring syntactic diversity in southern Italy: A microparametric approach."

Former postdoctoral scholar Heather Burnett (Université de Paris 7, Denis Diderot) and Julie Auger (Indiana University):
"Syntax, semantics and affect in Picard secondary negation."

Spanish and Portuguese Ph.D. student Olivia Marasco:
"L2 Spanish speakers' perception and production of utterance-initial intonation cues in yes/no questions."

Former visiting student Graziela Bohn (University of São Paulo):
"The acquisition of vowel contrasts in Brazilian Portuguese."

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