May 24, 2016

CLA-ACL 2016

The 2016 meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association/Association canadienne de linguistique is taking place in Calgary, Alberta from May 28 to 30 as part of this year's Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Presenters associated with our department are:

Neil Banerjee (BA):
"Of monsters and modals."

Laura Colantoni (faculty), Alexei Kochetov (faculty), and Jeffrey Steele (faculty, French):
"Ongoing L1-based influence in the L2 acquisition of the phonology and phonetics of English word-final nasals."

Elizabeth Cowper (faculty)
"The nature of finiteness."

Hong-Yan Liu (MA)
"Also introducing arguments: The Mandarin ba construction."

Patrick Murphy (Ph.D.), Philip Monahan (faculty), and Meg Grant (faculty)
"Affrication patterns and perceptual tendencies in Canadian and European French."

Erin Pettibone (Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese), Gabrielle Klassen (Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese), and Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux (faculty)
"Bilingual effects in recursive noun phrases."

French Ph.D. student Melanie Elliott:
"Direct and indirect object omission in the Spanish of bilingual Spanish-French children."

Keir Moulton (MA 2002, now at Simon Fraser University) with colleagues Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten (Simon Fraser University) and Junko Shimoyama (McGill University)
"Stay inside: The interpretation of internally-headed relative clauses in Navajo."

Keir Moulton (MA 2002, now at Simon Fraser University) with Nino Grillo (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
"Exceptional agreement in Italian pseudo-relatives."

Avery Ozburn (MA 2014, now at the University of British Columbia):
"Investigating the motivations of sibilant harmony: Coarticulation and speech errors."

Glyne Piggott (Ph.D. 1974, now at McGill University), with colleagues Lisa Travis (McGill) and Heather Newell (Université de Québec à Montréal):
"Linking syntax to phonology in possession."

Nicole Rosen (Ph.D. 2007, now at the University of Manitoba) with colleague Lanlan Li (University of Manitoba):
"Ethnicity and rurality in the Prairies: The case of /æ/."

Bettina Spreng (Ph.D. 2012, now at the University of Saskatchewan):
"am-Progressives in Swabian: Some evidence for pseudo-noun-incorporation."

Former student Elizabeth Ritter (Ben Gurion University/University of Calgary) and colleague Martina Wiltschko (University of British Columbia):
"Humanness as an alternative to case-licensing."

Daniel Currie Hall (Ph.D. 2007, now at St. Mary's University):
"Phonological identity is phonological identity."

Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins (MA 1984, now at the University of Victoria) with UVic colleague Sonya Bird:
"Salish consonant clusters: Phonetic evidence for syllable parsing?"

Also, three Ph.D. students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese are presenting posters:

Erin Pettibone:
"The acquisition of multiple adjective order in second language (L2) Spanish."

Malina Radu:
"Conditioned variability in the realization of Romanian rhotics."

Olga Tararova:
"The transfer of negative doubling in a bilingual community, Chipilo, Mexico."

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