Sunday, 4 March 2012

Registration Information

Registration will take place on Friday afternoon in the Linguistics Building Lobby, from 4-6 PM.

Linguistics Lounge
1085 Docteur Penfield
Montreal, QC,H3A 1A7

Registration will be $10 for participants and attendees. If you are unable to make it Friday night, late registration will be available Saturday morning from 9:30-10:00 on site.

Conference Schedule

Hey everyone! We have finalized the program, take a look! Housing information has been sent out for those who have requested it. It is recommended that participants contact their host by email to confirm arrival times. Looking forward to next week!

Conference Schedule

Friday, March 9th
Arts Building Room 160, McGill University

18:00-18:15 Opening Remarks

18:15-19:00 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Luis Alonso-Ovalle

19:00-20:00 Reception

Saturday, March 10th
Centre Pierre-Péladeau de l’UQAM
300 Boulevard de Maisonneuve East

9:45-10:00 Late Registration and Breakfast

10:00-10:30 Erica Yoon, McGill University
Investigation of the Scope of Negation and Quantifier in Korean

10:30-11:00 Elise McCay, McGill University
Progressive Paradigms in Mi’gmaq: Alienability as Syntactic Proximity

11:00-11:30 Lara Bryfonski, Harvard University
How do kids construct logical form during sentence comprehension?

11:30-12:00 Ross Kettleson, McGill University
Denominal Verbal Conflation


13:15-13:45 Sarah Korostoff, Rutgers University
Abrupt amplitude change in male names: An example of acoustic-based sound symbolic patterns

13:45-14:15 Yoolim Kim, Wellesley College
The Production of Constructed Vowels

14:15-14:45 Yuliya Manyakina, Concordia University
Expletive Negation in Russian


15:00-15:30 Maude Poirier-Caron, McGill University
Perception of Consonant Contrasts in Language Acquisition

15:30-16:00 Philippe Cote-Boucher, Concordia University
Two Ways to Secure Existence Linguistically

16:00-16:30 Erin Olsen, McGill University
Allophones as Cues to Prosodic Boundaries in Speech

16:30-17:00 Erick Abreu, Northeastern University
Pluralization and Coda Constraints in Brazilian Portuguese

Sunday, March 11th
Centre Pierre-Péladeau de l’UQAM
300 Boulevard de Maisonneuve East

9:45-10:00 Breakfast

10:00-10:30 Clay Riley and Shreya Divatia, Northeastern University
Altered Language Network Activity in Young People at Genetic High Risk for Schizophrenia

10:30-11:00 Amy Goodnough, University of Vermont
Salient Propositions and Negation: The ‘Not X’ Construction


11:15-11:45 Toben Traver, University of Vermont
Is it a…? Falling Interrogatives in a Question Game

11:45-12:15 Claudia Abbiati, University of Vermont
The use of self-politeness when speaking with a dysfluent stranger

12:15-13:00 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jessica Coon

13:00-13:15 Closing Remarks

Friday, 13 January 2012

Keynote Speakers!

Greetings all,

 We have finalized our keynote speakers for the conference! We are proud to present the two newest faculty members of the department, Jessica Coon and Luis Alonso-Ovalle. Dr. Coon completed her PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and specializes in syntax, morphology and Mayan languages. Dr. Alonso-Ovalle has a joint appointment with the department of Hispanic Studies, specializing in Semantics and Pragmatics. He completed his PhD at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. We're excited to showcase our newest professors as they present their research!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

UPDATE: Abstract deadline extnded

Hi all,

We have extended the deadline for all abstract submissions until January 25th. As a reminder, all papers are submitted online at Linguistic List.

Olivia and Jess

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Call for Abstracts!

Hello everyone! Hope the end of the semester is going well for all. 

We are now calling for undergraduate students to submit abstracts for presentation at the conference on any subject matter within the domain of linguistics. Each abstract should detail material for a 20-minute presentation, with a 10-minute question period on issues raised afterward. Abstracts should be a maximum of one page in length (12 point font, 1 inch margins) and submitted online to confcustom/McCCLU2012 by Friday, January 6th.