The 40th Penn Linguistics Colloquium took place from March 18 to 20 at the University of Pennsylvania.
Former postdoc Heather Burnett (now at l'Université Paris 7) presented research conducted with faculty member Sali A. Tagliamonte:
"Using intra-speaker variation to diagnose syntactic structure."
Heather presented a second talk on solo work:
"Signalling games, sociolinguistic variation, and the construction of style."
Alumna Yining Nie (MA 2015, now at New York University) also gave a presentation:
"Phonetic enhancement and three patterns of English /æ/-tensing."