Friday 3 March 2017

Real Thailand, 570 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1K1

5:00 Presenters' Welcome Dinner

Saturday 4 March 2017

Sidney Smith Hall 560A, University of Toronto

9:30 Breakfast and Registration

10:00 Opening Keynote: Naomi Nagy, University of Toronto

              Cross-Cultural Sociolinguistic Surprises

11:00 Break

11:15 Isabelle Ladouceur-Séguin, University of Ottawa

              L'Union fait la force: Laurentian French vowel harmony

11 :45 Keara Boyce, Zeinab Kahin, Stephanie Strahm and Tania Zamuner, University of Ottawa Centre for Child Language Research

              Production benefits recall of novel words with frequent, but not infrequent phonotactic probabilities

12:15 Catered Lunch

13:15 Lyndon Rey, University of Western Ontario

              Modelling phonetic variation in heritage speakers:              

               A neural network representation of vowel formant patterns

13:45 Steven Arriaga, College of Staten Island of the City University of New York

                A study on back vowel mergers in New York City

14:15 Emma Reidy, Emory University Department of Linguistics

              An investigation of the linguistic properties of emoji

14:45 Break

15:15 Poster Session

Sidney Smith Hall Linguistics Lounge, 4th Floor

             Jonathan Anders, University of Alabama at Birmingham

              Laquelle des questions en quelle circonstance?:

An investigation of the syntax of French question quantifiers

              Genesis Inman-Clark, Michigan State University         

              Gendered language acquisition in second language learners of Japanese

              Calahan Janik-Jones, University of Toronto

              Diachronic perspectives on word order variation:

Constraint loss in the pronominal object-verb to verb-object shift in Old English

              Patrick Sonnenberg, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

              The intersection of gender identity and political affiliation in the perception of the presidency


Sunday 5 March 2017

9:30 Breakfast

10:00 Rachel Soo and Philip J. Monahan, University of Toronto Scarborough

              Language exposure modulates the role of tone in perception and long-term memory: Evidence from Cantonese and heritage speakers

10:30 Mia Sara Misic, Vivian Che, Fernanda Lara Peralta and Peter Jurgec, University of Toronto

              Nasal harmony in Mostec Slovenian

11:00 Break

11:15 Gabrielle Manning and Marissa Griese, University of Ottawa

              Vowel length discrimination and learning of Japanese vowels

11:45 Aaron Mueller, University of Kentucky

              A lemma-based approach for English-Uyghur statistical machine translation

12:15 Catered Lunch

13:15 Lydia Werthen, University of California, Santa Cruz

              Wh- continuation: A neglected puzzle

13:45 Closing Keynote: Alex Motut, University of Toronto

                What naturalness ratings and eye-tracking can tell us about the syntax of non-obligatory control