January 14, 2017

LSA et al. 2017

The Linguistic Society of America recently held their 91st annual meeting in Austin, Texas between January 5th and 8th (2017), alongside the smaller sister societies: the American Dialect Society, American Name Society, North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences, Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, and the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas.

See the schedule here. Pictures below (courtesy of Keren Rice, Sali Tagliamonte, and Diane Massam)! Presentations, etc. from U of T:

Sali Tagliamonte (faculty) was inducted as one of the 2017 LSA Fellows.

Keren Rice (faculty) was a speaker for the panel "One Hundred Years of IJAL: Balancing Tradition and Innovation in a Changing Field", sponsored by the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA).

Marisa Brook (Ph.D. 2016, now at Michigan State University), Bridget Jankowski (Ph.D. 2013), Alexah Konnelly (Ph.D.), Sali Tagliamonte (faculty): Post-adolescent change in the individual: early adulthood against the backdrop of the community

Keren Rice (faculty): Data collections: What is the intellectual value?

Michelle Yuan (MA 2013, now at MIT): On apparent ergative agreement in Inuktitut

Sali Tagliamonte (faculty), Emily Blamire (Ph.D.): Using Internet language to decipher the actuation of linguistic change

Alexandra Motut (Ph.D.): Non-obligatory control is (at least partly) structural

Michela Ippolito (faculty), Angelika Kiss (Ph.D.), Tomohiro Yokoyama (Ph.D.): The semantics of object marking in Kinyarwanda

Cedric Ludlow (undergraduate), Lisa Walkey (undergraduate), Sali A. Tagliamonte (faculty): “Just down the drag there”: direction-giving in English dialects

Bridget Jankowski (Ph.D. 2013), Sali A. Tagliamonte (faculty): Supper, dinner or tea?: sociolinguistic variation in the meals of the day

Holman Tse (University of Pittsburgh, former visiting student at UofT): Heritage language maintenance and phonological maintenance in Toronto Cantonese monophthongs: but they still have an accent!

Diane Massam (faculty): Instrumental double object constructions

Derek Denis (Ph.D. 2015, now at the University of Victoria): I couldn’t take the TTC but mans made it over anyway: pronominal ‘mans’ in Toronto English

Michael Barrie (Ph.D. 2006, now at Sogang University): All in Cayuga

Bridget Jankowski and Derek Denis.

Derek Denis giving his talk.

Emily Blamire presenting her poster to a group of onlookers.

Sali Tagliamonte, the new LSA Fellow!

Alexah Konnelly, Marisa Brook, and Bridget Jankowski (Ph.D. 2013).
Diane Massam and Michael Barrie.
Texas State Capitol.

Exploring Austin.

Exploring Austin.

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