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2015 Colloquium Schedule








    • Sunday, April 26th 2015
    • 8:30 - Breakfast

    • Keynote Speaker
    • 9:00 - Professor Neil Myler, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Boston University
    • Some Advantages of not Taking Wordhood too Seriously
    • What is a word? According to some approaches, "words" are coherent units both for syntax and for phonology: i.e., there is a notion "(morpho)syntactic word" which matches up with the notion "phonological word". Another tradition accepts the evidence for a notion of "phonological word" as a domain within which certain phonological rules apply, but rejects the idea that "phonological words" always correspond to a unit in the syntax. This talk will offer evidence from various phenomena in the Quechua family that this second approach is correct.

    • Break
    • 10:15 - Ken Mai '15, Harvard University
    • Heritage speakers on the edge: Sentence final particle usage among heritage Cantonese speakers
    • 10:35 - Rachel Ventrella '16, Montclair State University
    • The Effects of Verb Aspect and Telicity on Comprehension
    • 11:05 - Chantale Vunt '15, University of California, Santa Cruz
    • Tu comprends tu? - Questions of Quebecois

    • Lunch Break
    • Session 2
    • 12:30 - Sylvia Czander '15, CUNY, Brooklyn College
    • X-Bar Theory in Ancient Greek
    • 12:50 - John Damianos '15, Dartmouth College
    • To be or not to be: a unified semantic basis for the French subjunctive
    • 1:10 - Lisa Hofmann '15, University of Düsseldorf
    • How far can we deviate from the performative formula?

    • Break
    • Session 3
    • 1:45 - Fatin Jarara '15, CUNY, Brookyln College
    • Is language policy used as a tool to repress indigenous populations that have become minorities due to the colonization of their land?
    • 2:05 - Katherine Strong '15, Carleton College
    • Cavorting Coalescence and Gamboling Glides: Vowel Hiatus Resolution in Optimality Theory
    • 2:25 - Alexandra Veri di Suvero, Dartmouth College
    • Vietnamese Discourse Markers

    • Break
    • Session 4
    • 3:00 - David Beagle '16, Macaulay Honors College, Brooklyn College
    • Jabberwocky and Parsing: Nonsense Words and Prepositional Phrase Ambiguity
    • 3:20 - Gail Joubert '15, Brooklyn College
    • Language Comprehension and Gender Bias
    • 3:40 - Jaunel Shaw '15, Brooklyn College
    • Short term effects of Audiovisual Material in Acquisition of Japanese as a Second Language

    • Break
    • Session 5
    • 4:10 - Daven Hobbs '15, Ohio State University
    • Origins of the Dative-Subject Construction in Indo-Aryan and Dravidian
    • 4:30 - Graham Watling '15, Brooklyn College
    • Syntax-Intonation Correspondence in On-Line Processing

    • 4:50 - Closing Ceremony
    • 5:00 - Reception