2019 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain

Queen Mary University of London, 9-12 September 2019




Programme

Please note that the programme is currently provisional.



MONDAY 9th SEPTEMBER – LAGB SUMMER SCHOOL 2019

Location: Laws 100


12.00 - 13.00

Registration (free)

13.00-14.00

Session 1: Devyani Sharma (QMUL) “Language contact and grammatical change”

14.00-14.20

Break

14.20-15.20

Session 2: Sandy Chung (UC Santa Cruz) “Sluicing from ground zero”


15.20-15.40

Break (tea/coffee provided)

15.40-16.40

Session 3: Chris Potts (Stanford) "An introduction to the rational speech acts model of pragmatics"

16.40-17.00

Break 

17.00-18.00

Session 4: Fryni Panayidou (QMUL) “Keeping well as a researcher”

18.00-

Social event organised by the LAGB student committee



Registration from 8.30am in the ArtsTwo foyer, ground floor


TUESDAY 10th SEPTEMBER – MORNING SESSION



Session 1: Syntax

ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre

Chair: TBA

Session 2: Pragmatics

Laws 100

Chair: TBA

Session 3: 

Workshop on Variation

Laws 102

Chair: TBA

9.30-10.00

Kaori Miura (Kyushu Sangyo)

Non-locality between Psych Adverbs and the verb in the transitive structure: evidence from Japanese Adjunct-V compounds

Melvyn Cole (Manchester)

Korean honorific system and null thematic subjects

 

Evelina Leivada
(UiT The Arctic University of Norway)

Putting parametric variation to the test: on computational and sociolinguistic considerations 

10.00-10.30

Morgan Macleod (Ulster), Elena Anagnostopoulou (Crete), Dionysios Mertyris (Ulster), and Christina Sevdali (Ulster)

On the lexical distribution of indirect passives in English and Greek

Juliette Angot (Manchester)

The meanings of je pense and je crois in French interaction

Danielle Turton (Lancaster)

T-lenition processes in British English: differences in regional and contextual variability

10.30-11.00

Joanna Wall (Utrecht/Meertens Institute)

Have-participial constructions in West Germanic

Nadezda Christopher (SOAS)

The Kazakh particle ğoj

Heather Burnett (CNRS, Paris)

Social stratification as semantic microvariation: negation and negative concord in Gallo-Romance dialects

11.00-11.30

Break (tea/coffee served in ArtsTwo foyer, ground floor)

11.30-13.00

Language tutorial Daniel Harbour (QMUL) on Kiowa.

ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre

Chair: David Adger 

13.00-14.00

Lunch (provided)

ArtsTwo foyer, ground floor




TUESDAY 10th SEPTEMBER – AFTERNOON SESSION



Session 1: Syntax

ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre

Chair: TBA


Session 2: Psycholinguistics

Laws 100

Chair: TBA


Session 3:

Workshop on Variation

Laws 102

Chair: TBA


14.00-14.30

Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge/Western Cape/Stellenbosch) and Erin Pretorius (Western Cape)
An interactively oriented D-system: variation triggering remorphologisation in Kaaps

**ULAB best paper winner**

Katie Gascoigne (Leeds)

The Effects of accent familiarity on lexical processing

David Hall, James Brookes, Jenny Cheshire, and David Adger (QMUL)

Casual interrogative variation in multicultural and traditional varieties of London English

14.30-15.00

Liliane Haegeman (Ghent)

Register- specific subject omission and the syntax of coordination

Juliana Gerard (Ulster)

Adjunct control and the poverty of the stimulus: availability vs evidence

Betsy Sneller (Georgetown)

Phonological change via probabalistic variation

15.00-15.30

Agnieszka Patejuk (Polish Academy of Sciences/Oxford) and Adam Przepiórkowski (Warsaw/Polish Academy of Sciences/Oxford)

Predicative adverbs in Polish

Eszter Ronai and Ming Xiang (Chicago)

The interplay of memory and expectation in Hungarian relative clause processing

Lauren Fonteyn (Leiden)

Doing (of) your own thing: a quantitative analysis of syntactic variation and ideolect in Late Modern English

15.30-16.00

Víctor Acedo-Matellá n (Oxford)
A new lexicalisation constraint?

Sofja Volkova, Raffaella Folli, Christina Sevdali, and Juliana Gerard (Ulster)

The task clears the path for comprehension: the acqusition of case in Russian

Rebecca Woods (Newcastle) and Robyn Orfitelli (Sheffield)

Is this a question? AuxSVO order in a monolingual English-acquiring child and the role of input

16.00-16.30

Break (tea/coffee served in ArtsTwo foyer, ground floor)


Henry Sweet lecture 

ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre

Chair: David Adger

16.30-18.00


Sandy Chung (UC Santa Cruz)

18.00-

Wine reception

ArtsTwo foyer, ground floor


Registration from 9.00am in the ArtsTwo foyer, ground floor

WEDNESDAY 11th SEPTEMBER – MORNING SESSION



Session 1: Syntax

ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre

Chair: TBA

 

Session 2: Syntax

Laws 100

Chair: Coppe van Urk

Session 3: Psycholinguistics

Laws 102

Chair: Rebecca Woods

9.30-10.00

Pietro Baggio (QMUL)

The syntactic place of gender: the view from Italian

**Best student paper winner**

Eszter Ronai and Laura Stigliano (Chicago)

Clausal ellipsis has an isomorphic source: Evidence from Hungarian adjectival sluicing

Keisuke Kume (York)

Quantitative evidence on the linguistic analysis of Japanese numeral classifier constructions

10.00-10.30

Vicki Carstens (Illinois)

Conjoined subjects and the theory of gender/class

Ekab Al-Shawashreh (Yarmouk) and Marwen Jarrah (Jordan)

A quantitative analysis of variation in verbal negation in Jordanian Arabic

Alexander Martin (Edinburgh), Klaus Abels (UCL), David Adger (QMUL), and Jennifer Culbertson (Edinburgh)

Learners are sensitive to hierarchical structure in noun phrases containing demonstratives but not numerals

10.30-11.00

Suzana Fong (MIT)

The syntax of plural marking: the view from bare nouns in Wolof

Eugenia Mangialaviori Rasia (CONICET) and Josep Ausensi (Pompeu Fabra)
Intransitivity and stativity in English causative verbs. Nothing has to (really) change here

Susan Logue, Christina Sevdali, Raffaella Folli, and Juliana Gerard (Ulster)

Age and linguistic complexity in child second language acquisition

11.00-11.30

Break (tea/coffee served in ArtsTwo foyer, ground floor)

11.30-13.00

Language tutorial Daniel Harbour (QMUL) on Kiowa.

ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre

Chair: David Adger 

13.00-14.00

Lunch (provided)

ArtsTwo foyer, ground floor



WEDNESDAY 11th SEPTEMBER – AFTERNOON SESSION



Session 1: Syntax

ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre

Chair: Laura Bailey


Session 2: Semantics

Laws 100

Chair: Chris Cummins


Session 3: Phonology

Laws 102

Chair: James White

14.00-14.30

Vicki Carstens (Southern Illinois) and Loyiso Mletshe (Western Cape)

(In)definiteness without articles in two Bantu languages & the NP/DP hypothesis

Jeremy Pasquereau (Surrey)

Pluractional numerals in Seri are distributive

Stephen Nichols and Henri Kauhanen (Manchester)

Vowel-pair rank- frequency distributions are polylogarithmic

14.30-15.00

Kajsa Djarv (Pennsylvania)
Propositional attitude reports: the syntax of presupposition and assertion

Pietro Baggio and Tom Trigg (QMUL)

Pluralia Tantum: Their morpho- semantics and what they tell us about plurality

Stefano Coretta (Manchester)

Temporal stability and compensatory adjustments: data on the effect of voicing on vowel duration in Italian and Polish

15.00-15.30

Josep Ausensi (Pompeu Fabra) and Eugenia Mangialaviori Rasia (CONICET)

Challenging traditional assumptions on the Conative Alternation

Takanobu Nakamura (Edinburgh)

Definiteness Theory of distributivity: Non-local floating quantifiers

Kaiyue Xing (Manchester)

Rhoticity in Mandarin Chinese: An articulatory study

15.30-16.00

Liliane Haegeman (Ghent) and Andreas Trotzke (Konstanz & Barcelona)

Sequencing the discourse: PP-internal particles in Dutch

Rodanthi Christofaki (Google) and Yasutada Sudo (UCL)
Multidimensionality of natural language semantics: the return of the myth of conventional implicature

Betsy Sneller and Elissa Newport (Georgetown)
The acquisition of phonological variation: evidence from artificial language learning

16.00-16.30

Break (tea/coffee served in ArtsTwo foyer, ground floor)


Session 1: Syntax

ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre

Chair: Michelle Sheehan


Session 2: Sino-Tibetan

Laws 100

Chair: TBA


Session 3:

Education Committee

Laws 102

Chair: Eva Eppler


16.30-17.00

Marwan Jarrah (Jordan) and Ekab Al- Shawashreh (Yarmouk)

In favour of microparameterization of the activity condition: evidence from Arabic varieties

Daniel Harbour (QMUL)
Morphology-phonology mismatches predict the limits of logography in Sumerian v Chinese and their descendant systems


Willem Holman (Lancaster)

Diane Leedham (NALDIC)

David Duff (CEF)

Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin)

Devyani Sharma (QMUL)


17.00-17.30

Coppe van Urk (QMUL)

Transitivity in Fijian: All arguments are severed from the root

Qi Wang (Wuhan)
Bound words and the structure of Chinese proper names

17.30-18.00

Pavel Rudnev (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

Dynamic locality, split ergativity and adposition agreement in Avar

Ruoying Zhao (UCL)

Presuppositional aspects in Mandarin Chinese

18.00-18.30

Emily Hanink (Manchester)
A phrasal analysis of explicit comparatives in Fijian

Kara Rancourt (York)
Chinese plural marker -men

19.30 -

Conference dinner

Darkhorse Restaurant

 



Registration from 9.00am in the ArtsTwo foyer, ground floor

THURSDAY 12th SEPTEMBER – MORNING SESSION



Session 1: Syntax

ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre

Chair: Robyn Orfitelli


Session 2: Dialects

Laws 100

Chair: TBA


Session 3:

Historical linguistics

Laws 102

Chair: TBA


9.30-10.00

Isabel Crespí (UAB)

When passive becomes active: on some past participles with motion verbs in Romance

Maria Chioti (Manchester)

The effect of priming on accent-attitudes: an investigation of their affective and cognitive biases

Marieke Meelen (Cambridge)

Information structure and syntactic change of V3 orders in Dutch, English, and Welsh contact situations

10.00-10.30

Vieri Samek-Lodovici (UCL)

Unfrontable foci and left-peripheral focus

E Jamieson (Glasgow)
The (dialect) syntax of demonstratives

Victoria Beatrix Fendel (Cambridge)

My language, your language, our language – Coptic influence in the verbal syntax of post-classical Greek

10.30-11.00

Laura González López (Madrid) and Andreas Trotzke (Konstanz & Barcelona)

¡Mira! The grammar-attention interface in the Spanish left periphery

Anders Holmberg (Newcastle) and Murdhy Alshamari (Hail)
Topic particles, agreement and movement in an Arabic dialects

Robin Meyer (Oxford)

Distinguishing multiple sources of syntactic interference: the case of classical Armenian

11.00-11.30

Takeshi Oguro (Chiba)

Mono ka rhetorical questions, NCIs, and focus


Tine Breban (Manchester)

Diagnosing grammatical change in English

11.30-12.00

Break (tea/coffee served in ArtsTwo foyer, ground floor)


Linguistics Association Lecture 2019 

ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre

Chair: David Adger

12.00-13.00


Christopher Potts (Stanford University)

13.00-14.00

Lunch (provided)

ArtsTwo foyer, ground floor

14.00-16.00

LAGB Annual General Meeting

ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre

Chair: David Adger


Agenda will be posted here before the meeting.


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