Linguistics Talks @ Western

 

2012/2011/2010/2009/2008/2007/2006/2005


2012

February 1
Helmut Jürgensen (Department of Computer Science and Department of Mathematics)
Millstream Systems


April 12
Ljiljana Progovac (Wayne State University)
Syntactic curiosities from an evolutionary angle: Exocentrics, absolutives, unaccusatives


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2011

January 27
Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada (University of Western Ontario)
"Monolingual field research" to field training


January 27
Tania Granadillo (University of Western Ontario)
Reconciliating research ethic board requirements and community concerns


February 11
Sali Tagliamonte (University of Toronto)
Peaks and trends in linguistic change: The view from Toronto


February 15
Michiya Kawai (Huron)
Partial control, theta-roles, and tough-constructions


March 1
Shelley Taylor (University of Western Ontario)
L2 writing & dual language texts


March 11
Michol Hoffman (York University)
Attitudes toward national varieties of Spanish in a multilectal context


March 15
Sarah Cloutier (University of Western Ontario)
Predicting Children's Language Abilities

Discussion of some background material is led by Lisa Archibald (School of Communication Sciences and Disorders)


March 17
Olga Kharytonava (University of Western Ontario)
Noun compounds in Turkish


March 31
Ida Toivonen (Carleton University)
Duration and phonological quantity


October 26
Ileana Paul (UWO)
Wide-scoping bare nouns in Malagasy


November 30
Vicki Rubin (Western University)
Nothing but the Truth: Detecting Deception in Computer-Mediated Communication


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2010

October 14
Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada (University of Western Ontario)
Negation Strategies in Uyghur (ISO: 639-3: uig)


October 20
David Heap (University of western Ontario)
Why feature geometries?


October 28
Ken McRae (Department of Psychology, UWO)
Event-based Thematic Role Concepts


November 17
Jeff Tennant (University of Western Ontario)
Investigating rhythm in language contact


December 1
Farahnaz Faez (Western University)
Linguistic identities: reconceptualizing the native/nonnative dichotomy


December 2
Jennifer Jackson (University of Toronto)
Stop acting like an andevo': Negotiating ideologies and aesthetics of class through syntax and register shifts in political kabary and political cartooning


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2009

September 28
Olga Kharytonava (Western University)
Taming affixes in Turkish


October 26
Miriam Meyerhoff (University of Edinburgh)
The grammar of groups and grammar in the individual: Existential constructions in Bequia Creole


October 27
Miriam Meyerhoff (University of Edinburgh)
Mother and martyr: The strategic deployment of domestic identities in public political discourse


November 2
Jeannette Sánchez-Naranjo (Michigan State University)
Twists of mood: The interpretation of the Spanish subjunctive


November 4
Alejandro Cuza (Purdue University)
Incomplete acquisition and L1 attrition of subject-verb inversion in Spanish: A case for syntactic optionality


November 9
Anahí Alba de la Fuente (University of Ottawa)
Clitic Combinations in Spanish: Notes on Syntax, Diachrony and Processing


November 30
Mackenzie Salt (Western University)
Topicality and focus in Sri Lanka Malay


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2008

January 31
Christine Tsang (Department of Psychology, Huron)
The Auditory Environment and the Infant Listener: How Real-World Cues Can Shape Auditory Perception


February 7
David Heap (Western University)
Clitic Sequencing: Templates, Movements, Optimality Constraints or a
Feature Geometry?

Ileana Paul leads discussion on the context & background to this research, with reference to a related background reading


February 11
Gary Libben(University of Alberta)
Art and science of psycholinguistic research


February 14
Peter Denny (Department of Psychology, UWO)
Classifiers: semantics and ecology


March 13
Ileana Paul (Western University)
The presence versus absence of determiners in Malagasy


April 17
Anne-Michelle Tessier (University of Alberta)
Quick to listen but slow to produce: challenges from the timecourse of L1 phonological acquisition


April 17
Anne-Michelle Tessier (University of Alberta)
Children's exceptional words: Lexical challenges from the time-course of L1 phonological acquisition


May 27
Michiya Kawai ( UWO/Huron)
Verbal morphology of Japanese and syntactic head movement


May 27
Mikalai Kliashchuk (Western University)
L'interrogation coordonnée dans les langues slaves


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2007

January 18
Becky Roeder (University of Toronto)
Do Mexican Americans in Lower Michigan have a distinct dialect of English? Evidence from production and perception


February 14
Dr. Sharon Lapkin (OISE/UT)
French as a second language university students learn the grammatical concept of voice: Study design, materials development, and pilot data


February 15
Hitay Yuseker ( York University/Queen's)
Turkish passives: anyone? someone!


March 13
Elizabeth Skarakis-Doyle ( University of Western Ontario)
Developmental Clinical Pragmatics: Investigations into the Language Use of Young Children with and without Language Impairments


March 20
Madeleine Halmøy (CASTL, University of Tromsø)
Number, (in)definiteness and bare nouns - Norwegian compared and contrasted with English and French


May 22
Kanstantsin Tsedryk and Egor Tsedryk ( University of Western Ontario)
Le datif et l'accusatif dans l'interlangue des apprenants du français L2


May 22
Mikalai Kliashchuk (University of western Ontario)
La syntaxe des mot-qu coordonnés en russe


July 12-14
Journées PFC 2007 (Colloque international)
Des corpus oraux aux théories phonologiques: le cas du français


July 31
Dr. J. Bruce Morton (Director of the Cognitive Development Centre, Department of Psychology, UWO)
Developmental Insights into the Origins of Language


August 7
Language Technologies and their Potential Applications in Library Settings


September 21
Robert Stainton (Philosophy)
Non-sentences: A life lived on the linguistic periphery


October 12
Elizabeth Skarakis-Doyle (School of Communicative Science and Disorders)
Realizing you don't understand: A study of comprehension monitoring in children with and without language impairment


October 26
Jacques Lamarche (Western Univerisity)
The Relation between Grammatical and Conceptual Categories: Combinational and Terminal Distinctions in Language


November 2
Ileana Paul (Western University)
Ileana Paul will run a workshop on research ethics, REB approvals and related issues, for any grad students (or others) who may be interested


November 16
Chet Creider (Western University)
Hyperbaton in Homeric Greek: The Treatment of Extra-Phrasal Constituents


December 5
J. Bruce Morton (Western University)
The bilingual advantage in cognitive control: A critical examination


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2006

November 14
Wladyslaw Cichocki ( University of New Brunswick)
Ils disaient des aviont pis des étiont, pis ils l'disent encore: Acquisition of a traditional morphosyntactic variant by Acadian French children


December 1
Donna Starks (University of Auckland)
The New Zeland Short Front Vowel Shift In a Pasifika Enclave


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2005

September 29
Fida Dakroub (Université Western Ontario)
La perte du français parlé en Ontario: les facteurs extralinguistiques, le comportement linguistique et les conséquences structurales


October 7
Ken McRae (University of Western Ontario)
Why you can say and understand that "whiskey fermented in oak barrels can have a woody taste


October 20
Edith Aldridge (Northwestern University)
Ergativity in Tagalog and other Western Austronesian languages


October 21
Patrick Brown (University of Western Ontario)
Statistics for linguists (Part 1)


October 28
Patrick Brown (University of Western Ontario)
Statistics for linguists (Part 2)


November 3
Hank Rogers (University of Toronto)
Sounding gay: the Phonetics of gay speech


November 4
Patrick Brown (University of Western Ontario)
Statistics for linguists (Part 3)


November 11
Patrick Brown (University of Western Ontario)
Statistics for linguists (Part 4)


November 17
Jeffrey Steele (University of Toronto)
Perceptual and articulatory constraints on the L2 acquisition of French <R>


December 9-10
The 9th annual Bilingual Workshop in Theoretical Linguistics
Le 9e Atelier bilingue en linguistique théorique.


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