March 9, 2017

TULCON 10 (March 4th and 5th, 2017)

This past weekend, the Society of Linguistics Undergraduate Students (SLUGS) held the 10th annual Toronto Undergraduate Linguistics Conference (TULCON). Students from nine different universities around North America presented original research talks on all aspects of linguistics. There were also four posters presented during a Saturday afternoon poster session. The conference featured two keynote talks: we opened with Professor Naomi Nagy presenting Cross-Cultural Sociolinguistic Surprises and closed with PhD student Alex Motut presenting What naturalness ratings and eye-tracking can tell us about the syntax of non-obligatory control. The organizing committee, headed by undergraduate students Katharine Zisser and Cedric Ludlow, did a fantastic job – overall TULCON10 was a great success!

A link to all conference abstracts can be found here, and a link to more photos of the event can be found here on Google Photos.

Patrick Sonnenberg, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, presents his poster The intersection of gender identity and political affiliation in the perception of the presidency

Keara Boyce, University of Ottawa Centre for Child Language Research, presents Production benefits recall of novel words with frequent, but not infrequent phonotactic probabilities

Mia Sara Misic, Vivian Che & Fernanda Lara Peralta, University of Toronto, present Nasal harmony in Mostec Slovenian

Aaron Mueller, University of Kentucky, presents A lemma-based approach for English-Uyghur statistical machine translation

Alex Motut, University of Toronto, delivers the closing keynote talk

A captive audience

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