Papers by Henrison Hsieh (Distinguishing nouns and verbs: Against nominalism for Tagalog), Lisa deMena Travis (The what and where of Out of Control morphemes in Tagalog and Malagasy), and Ileana Paul (PhD 2000) (with Baholisoa Simone Ralalaoherivony and Henriette de Swart: Malagasy maha at the crossroads of voice, causation, and modality) have appeared in the BLS 42 proceedings, which are available online.
Archive for the 'Conferences' Category
GALANA-7 took place last week at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Guilherme Garcia presented a talk titled “Second Language Acquisition of Stress in Second Language Portuguese: Extrametricality and Default Stress.” Roumyana Slabakova (PhD ’97), Öner Özçelik (PhD ’12), and Silvina Montrul (’97) also presented.
McGill linguists of past and present were well represented at Sinn und Bedeutung 21, which took place this past weekend in Edinburgh. Presentations and posters included:
- Francesco Paolo Gentile & Bernhard Schwarz Maximizing pragmatic informativity: Non-distributive predication in degree questions
- Alanah Mckillen Strict readings of anaphors in focus constructions
- Brian Buccola (PhD ’15) & Andreas Haida A surface-scope analysis of authoritative readings of modified numerals
- Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten & Keir Moulton (Postdoc ’09–’11) Nominalized clauses and reference to propositional content
- Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (Postdoc ’14–’15) & Hadas Kotek (Post-doc ’14–16) UntanglingTanglewood using covert focus movement
- Aron Hirsch (BA ’11) Disjoined questions as mention-some questions
SALT wrapped up this past weekend at the University of Texas at Austin, and McGill linguists were present. Poster presentations by current McGill affiliates included:
- Luis Alonso-Ovalle: Are All Concessive Scalar Particles the Same? Probing into Spanish “Siquiera.”
- Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine and Hadas Kotek: Untangling Tanglewood using covert focus movement
The full program is available here: http://salt.ling.utexas.edu/26/program
The Proceedings of the 22nd meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Society (AFLA 22), edited by Henrison Hsieh, has just been published by Asia-Pacific Linguistics. The volume is freely available for download here: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/101155. AFLA 22 was held at McGill University in Quebec, Cananda in May, 2015
The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, held at the University of Chicago from April 21 to 23, featured three presentations by McGillians:
- Oriana Kilbourn-Ceron, Michael Wagner & Meghan Clayards: The effect of production planning locality on external sandhi: A study in /t/
- Dejan Milačić: Two types of dual number
- Luis Alonso-Ovalle (McGill): Spanish siquiera in the EVEN landscape
The ninth Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal workshop in semantics (TOM 9) took place on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at McGill, in the Ballroom of Thomson House. The workshop was well attended and offered all participants, faculty and students alike, many opportunities for thought provoking exchanges. Congratulations to the organizers: Elena Russo, Chris Bruno, Junko Shimoyama and Bernhard Schwarz.
The ninth Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal workshop in semantics (TOM 9) will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at McGill in the Ballroom of Thomson House. The program includes two talks by students from our department:
Francesco Gentile: “Degree questions and collective predication: a puzzle for interval semantics”
Dan Goodhue: “VERUM focus and epistemic bias in English polar questions”
The full program is available here: http://tom9semantics.wix.com/tom9
There is no registration fee, but those planning to attend are requested to pre-resister at the link provided above.
Colin Brown returned last week from a workshop in São Paolo, Brazil called Putting Fieldwork on Indigenous Languages to New Uses. The workshop was supported by the São Paulo State Research Foundation (FAPESP), and was held from March 21st to April 2nd, at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Colin’s presentation was titled “A structural account of split ergativity in Gitskan”.
A subset of the current and past McGill affiliates attending WSCLA 2016 this year at UQÀM, co-organized by Richard Compton and Heather Newell.
The Mi’gmaq Research Partnership was featured last week in the Montreal Gazette, in connection with Mi’gmaq work being presented at this year’s WSCLA 2016. The full article is here: http://montrealgazette.com/news/indigenous-languages-go-under-the-microscope
This summer, McGill’s prosodylab will be represented at the DGFS summer school in Tübingen on Mapping Meaning: Theory – Cognition – Variation, which is held August 15th – 26th, 2016 in Tübingen/Germany. Early bird registration is open until June 1st.
The course is titled Prosody and Incremental Processing, an abstract is posted here.
This year’s Montréal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton Syntax Workshop (MOTH) will take place April 15th and 16th at the University of Toronto Mississauga. There will be three presentations from McGill students:
- Chris Bruno – Three kinds of locative preposing
- Bing’er Jiang – Gei and the double object construction in Mandarin Chinese
- Martha Schwarz – Nepali Ergative Case Assignment
The rest of the program is available here: http://moth2016.github.io/#programme
McGill Linguistics was well represented at this year’s Montreal-Ottawa-Laval-Toronto Phonology Workshop (MOLT), which took place this past weekend at Carleton University. There were talks by graduate students, lecturers, postdocs, alumni, and faculty. The full program can be found here.
- Guilherme Garcia & Natália Brambatti Guzzo – Second language acquisition of word-level prominence in English by Canadian French speakers
- Oriana Kilbourn-Ceron, Michael Wagner, Meghan Clayards – The effect of production planning locality on external sandhi: a study in /t/
Donghyun Kim, Meghan Clayards, Heather Goad – Patterns of individual differences in second language vowel perception
- Jeff Lamontagne – Mid-Vowel Features and Allophony in Laurentian French
- Michael McAuliffe, Morgan Sonderegger, Michael Wagner – A system for unified corpus analysis, applied to polysyllabic shortening across 12 languages
- Peter Milne – The variable pronunciations of word-final consonant clusters in a force aligned corpus of spoken French
- Heather Newell (PhD 2004) – The pathology of level-specific morpho-phonology
The Society of Linguistics Undergraduates at McGill is proud to announce the 10th edition of McCCLU, the McGill Canadian Conference for Linguistics Undergraduates. This year McCCLU will run on March 18-19 and will include a Wine & Cheese event in Arts 160 (Arts Building) on the 18thand a full day of presentations on the 19th at New Rez, 3625 Parc. We are hosting speakers from several universities in Canada and the US, our very own Hannah Cohen and Douglas Gordon, and Professor Lisa Travis of McGill as a keynote speaker.
Check out the schedule below and visit our website http://mccclu2016.wix.com/mccclu
We hope to see you at McCCLU!
This year’s Workshop on the Structure and Constituency of Languages of the Americas (WSCLA) will take place at UQÀM, April 1st–3rd. In addition to a number of McGill alums and former affiliates, presentations with current McGill linguists include:
- Colin Brown – Revisiting ergativity in Gitksan
- Lauren Clemens and Jessica Coon – Deriving Mayan V1: A Fresh Look at Ch’ol
- Heather Newell, Glyne Piggott and Lisa Travis – The Possessive Structure of Ojibwe: Support from Cupeño
- Hadas Kotek and Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine – Non-interrogative wh-constructions in Chuj
WSCLA is organized by Heather Newell (PhD ’09) and Richard Compton (former McGill post-doc). The rest of the program is available here, and if you’d like to attend you can register here: https://sites.google.com/site/wscla2016/registration