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New article from Dr. Pang (Benjamin) Han on Canadian Journal of Linguistics

Our 2020 PhD graduate Dr. Pang (Benjamin) Han publishes a new article titled “Reanalyzing Mandarin V1-V2 resultative constructions—A force-theoretic approach” on Canadian Journal of Linguistics. Follow this link to access the article!

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Cheman Baira A. Sangma wins the best presentation award at CLA2021!

Congratulations to Cheman Baira A. Sangma on winning the best student presentation award at CLA 2021 with his presentation “Garo gemination: A case of faithfulness producing non-moraic geminates”. Click here to access the abstract of his research.

CLA 2021 presenters

  • Andrea Levinstein-Rodriguez- Comparing locative and existential small clauses in Spanish 
  • Angeliki Athanasopoulou, Irene Vogel & Grayson Ziegler  – Is there stress in Bengali?
  • Ganna Pletnyova & Dušan Nikolić – Integrating the principles of universal design for learning in an online linguistics course
  • Lindsay Hracs – Ontological category as a cue to set of alternatives in child-directed speech
  • Cheman Baira A Sangma – Garo gemination: A case of faithfulness producing non-moraic geminates
  • Darin Flynn – Hidden compounds in English
  • Dušan Nikolić – “Deafness” to lexical pitch accents: The case of non-native listeners
  • Metehan Oguz – Investigating raising structures in Turkish
  • Mahyar Nakhaei – The epenthetic vowel in Persian loanwords
  • Elizabeth Ritter & Martina Wiltschko – Grammar constrains the way I talk to myself
  • Dennis Ryan Storoshenko & Jesse Weir – Gender stereotype subversion across English wh-islands
  • Brett C. Nelson & Darin Flynn – “Chrump’s on Chwitter”? A first look at expanding affrication of English /t/

eClara2020 presenters

  • Angeliki Athanasopoulou & Celeste Olson &  Jomanna Sleiman & Suzanne Curtin- The Perception of Compound Prosody at 7 years- link
  • Amy Sun & David Barner & Dimitrios Skordos – The Developmental Trajectory of Scalar Implicatures-links: part1part2part3
  • Raina Schnider & Dimitrios Skordos – Children’s Acquisition of Scalar Implicatures in Logical Connectives- link

Peer Beyond Graduate Conference 2021

UCalgary graduate students, the Peer Beyond Graduate Research Conference is back! Attend the Peer Beyond Graduate Research Conference, UCalgary’s multi-disciplinary graduate research conference, to present your research and to cultivate interdisciplinary collaborations within the graduate community. Don’t miss this chance to present your research, practice your presentation skills, make valuable connections, and make an impact in and outside the field of your research.

 

Submit your abstracts to present at the conference here: gsa.ucalgary.ca/peerbeyond

You can present your research in one of three ways: talks, posters, or exhibits.

The deadline to submit your abstract and graphic is January 31 at 11:59 pm.

The conference is hosted by the Graduate Students’ Association of the University of Calgary and its Academic Support Committee.

 

Brown Bag 2021

Brown Bag 2021 schedule is on. Contact Dr. Skordos for any inquires or schedule modifications. 

Brown Bag

LSA 2021

This year’s LSA 2021 presenters were Dušan Nikolić, with his paper: F0 Acoustic Parameters Effects on Discrimination of Lexical Pitch Accents, and Dr. Storoshenko, Jesse Weir, and Adam Daniel, with their paper: On the apparent singularity of English themself. 

Narratives of Color Workshops

“Narratives of Color” is a project of bringing awareness to questions of race and racial discrimination in Calgary, organized by the University of Calgary students, Neha Bhatia and Dušan Nikolić.

This project is funded as a part of the LRC Graduate Fellowship that was instituted in 2019 to support students from the graduate programs in Languages, Literatures and Cultures and in Linguistics in implementing a community outreach project of their own design.

This project aims to raise awareness about the racial issues in Calgary, and Canada, in general, by discussing the topic of race, and by enabling participants to share their stories about race. The project involves two online (Zoomworkshops. The first workshop is open to everyone, while the second workshop is open to people belonging to Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities. Participants of the workshops will receive a certificate of attendance and some great prizes! If you would like to participate or if you know someone who might be interested in participating, please register here, and share this project with your community. If you have any questions, please contact us. We appreciate your support! Thank you!

Dr. Mohammad Alsamaani

Congratulations to Dr. Mohammad Alsamaani who earned his PhD in Linguistics after a great virtual defence of his dissertation: VOT and F0 in the production and perception of Swahili obstruents: From the island to the coast to the inland region

Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics Vol. 31

Calgary Working Papers Vol. 31 in Linguistics has been published. Make sure to check out all the amazing work by our grad students.

mACOL 2020 presenters

  • Andrea Levenstein-Rodriguez- The Processing of Prepositional Relative Clauses in L2 Spanish – slides here
  • Brooklyn Sheppard – The Lives of Coordinate Structures: Evidence from Distribution and Cases of Three (or More) Conjuncts
  • Metehan Oguz – Movement of Turkish Bare Direct Objects Motivated by Strong Accusative Case Feature – abstract here, poster here
  • Mahyar Nakhaei – The Epenthetic Vowel in Persian Loanwords Borrowed from English – poster here
  • Dušan Nikolić – Are English Speakers “Deaf” to Serbian Lexical Pitch Accent Contrasts? – abstract here, poster here
  • Merion Hodgson – Plains Cree VOT in a Single-Series Typology
  • Cheman Baira A Sangma – The Phonology of Gemination in Garo
  • Cheryl Iwanchuk & Dimitrios Skordos – Children’s Understanding of Logical Connectives
  • Kang Xu – On the Syntax of Mandarin Sentence-Final Particle: A Neo-Performative Analysis
  • Kody Tufts – Variable Exponence of Aspect in Tsuut’ina Verbs 

eClara2020 presenters

  • Angeliki Athanasopoulou & Celeste Olson &  Jomanna Sleiman & Suzanne Curtin- The Perception of Compound Prosody at 7 years- link
  • Amy Sun & David Barner & Dimitrios Skordos – The Developmental Trajectory of Scalar Implicatures-links: part1part2part3
  • Raina Schnider & Dimitrios Skordos – Children’s Acquisition of Scalar Implicatures in Logical Connectives- link

Brittany McDonald winning the best poster at CLA2020!

Congratulations to Brittany McDonald on winning the CLA 2020 Student Poster Competition for her poster presentation What type of pronouns do Korean and Japanese have?” 

Best Poster

CLA presenters 2020

Dr. Kelly Burkinshaw

Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Burkinshaw who just received her PhD in Linguistics after a great virtual defence of her dissertation.

Dr. Burkinshaw

Dr. Elias Abdollahnejad

Congratulations to Dr. Elias Abdollahnejad who just received his PhD in Linguistics after a great virtual defence of his dissertation, “Online and offline examinations of constituent order in Persian ditransitives.” 

Zoom After Elias' Defense
Dr. Jarvikivi Talk
Acad Collaboration Workshop
Panel On Computational Ling
Academic Events

Indigenous language reclamation is about the efforts of Indigenous people who are learning their languages, and learning about their languages. This is happening in various places including schools, community centres, and on the land, and we are coming together to celebrate that.

In conjunction with local Indigenous groups, the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures and other University partners invite you to join us in celebrating reclamation of the languages of Indigenous peoples in Alberta.