May 31, 2019

CLA/ACL 2019

The annual meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association/Association canadienne de linguistique is taking place at the University of British Columbia from June 1 through 3.

Elaine Gold (faculty), the recipient of this year's National Achievement Award, will be giving a plenary talk as her acceptance speech: "How a posting on Linguist List changed my life."

Yves Roberge (faculty) will be contributing a few words to the session being held in memory of Michael Rochemont (University of British Columbia), who passed away in July 2018 at the age of 68.

Talks include those by:

Philip Monahan (faculty), Alejandro Pérez (postdoc), and Jessamyn Schertz (faculty):
"Abstract phonological features: EEG evidence from English voicing."

Arsalan Kahnemuyipour (faculty) and Sahar Taghipour (Ph.D.):
"Hybrid alignment in Laki agreement and the special status of clitics."

B. Elan Dresher (faculty) and Iryna Osadcha (Ph.D. 2018):
"Mobile lexical parentheses in metrical grids."

Koorosh Ariyaee (Ph.D.):
"The need for indexed markedness constraints: Evidence from spoken Persian."

Kinza Mahoon (Ph.D):
"Nominal modification in Hindi-Urdu."

Virgilio Partida Peñalva (Ph.D.):
"Little-v agreement and Split-S in Mazahua."

Andrew Peters (Ph.D.):
"Mongolian converbs and the macro-event property."

Heather Stephens (Ph.D.):
"Yep, indeed: The certainty of polarity particles yep and nope."

Sahar Taghipour (Ph.D.):
"Definiteness in Laki: Its contributions to the DP structure."

Angelika Kiss (Ph.D.), with colleagues Roger Yu-Hsiang Lo (University of British Columbia) and Maxime Tulling (New York University)
"The prosody of Cantonese information-seeking and negative rhetorical wh-questions."

Mihaela Pirvulescu (faculty, Department of French) and Rena Helms-Park (faculty), with colleagues Virginia Hill (University of New Brunswick), Nadia Nacif (Ph.D., Department of French), and Maria Petrescu (Ryerson University):
"The acquisition of adverbs in trilingual children."

Gloria Mellesmoen (MA 2016, now at the University of British Columbia) and Marianne Huijsmans (University of British Columbia):
"Pluractionality in ʔayʔaǰuθəm."

Will Oxford (Ph.D. 2014, now at the University of Manitoba):
"The Algonquian inverse: Syntax or morphology?"

Avery Ozburn (MA 2014, now at the University of British Columbia):
"An analysis of ATR harmony in Alur."

David Heap (Ph.D. 1997, now at the University of Western Ontario) and Adriana Soto Corominas (University of Alberta):
"Recycling in Catalan clitic acquisition: Underspecification and frequency effects."

Jila Ghomeshi (Ph.D. 1996, now at the University of Manitoba) with Hanadi Azhari (Umm Al-Qura University):
"Emergent participles in Makkan Arabic."

Neil Banerjee (BA 2016, now at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology):
"Inward sensitive allomorphy in Bengali negation."

And among the posters are:

Arsalan Kahnemuyipour (faculty) and Andrew Peters (Ph.D.):
"Separating concord and Agree: The case of Zazaki Ezafe."

Nicholas LaCara (faculty):
"The timing of head movement: Evidence from predicate clefts."

Koorosh Ariyaee (Ph.D.) and Ali Salehi (Stony Brook University):
"Does Persian prefer Arabic to French and English?"

Kazuya Bamba (Ph.D.)
"Topic -wa vs. subject -ga: Sentence-final particles and their sensitivities."

Radu Craioveanu (Ph.D.)
"Asymmetries in aspiration."

Xiaochuan Qin (MA):
"Paths and place: Spatial adpositions in Mandarin Chinese."

Martha McGinnis (MA 1993, now at the University of Victoria):
"The Voice/v distinction is configurational: Evidence from Georgian causatives."

Naomi Francis (MA 2014, now at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology):
"Free choice any in imperatives."

Wladyslaw Cichocki (Ph.D. 1986, now at the University of New Brunswick):
"Variation in prosodic rhythm in regional varieties of New Brunswick French."

Rachel Soo (MA 2018, now at the University of British Columbia):
"Lazy consonant perception in Cantonese heritage and homeland speakers."

Anabela Rato (faculty, Department of Spanish and Portuguese) Owen Ward (Ph.D., Department of Spanish and Portuguese):
"Predicting difficulty in the perception of non-native consonants: The use of cross-linguistic perceptual similarity measures."

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