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Talk by Ivona Kucerova at Carleton University

Ivona Kucerova will be giving a talk with title “On Nominativeness” at Carleton University (DT2203) this Friday (September 30) at 3pm. Please contact Lev Blumenfeld if you have any questions.

New paper by Myriam Dali and Eric Mathieu!

Myriam Dali and Eric Mathieu have a new paper coming out in Lingvisticae Investigationes. The title is: “Les pluriels internes féminins de l’arabe tunisien.” Congratulations!

Vesela Simeonova at the Slavic Linguistic Society

Vesela Simeonova participated in the 11th annual meeting of the Slavic Linguistic Society, held at the University of Toronto on September 23-25 2016. She presented a paper with title: “On the syntax of two Bulgarian ‘that’ complementizers: ‘che’ and ‘deto’ “. You can find the conference program here. Congratulations Vesela!

 

Gita Zareikar at “Dimensions of D” workshop

Gita Zareikar presented a paper together with Solveiga Armoskaite and Carrie Gillon at the “Dimensions of D” workshop, held at the University of Rochester on September 16-18 2016.  The title of their paper was: “Specificity: the trouble with case and numerals“. Congratulations!

Andrés Salanova at NELS

Andrés Salanova will present a paper together with his co-author Javier Carol at the 47th annual meeting of the North East Linguistic Society to be held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, on October 14-16. You will find the conference program here. The title of his paper is: “The mirative evidential is neither surprise nor contradiction, but discovery“.

Congratulations!

Thesis defences over the summer

This summer our department celebrated several successful PhD thesis defences:

September 7th: Nicté Fuller Medina, “Language mixing in Northern and Western Belize: a comparative variationst approach”. Supervisors: Stephen Levey and Juana Liceras

August 26th: Daryl Chow, “The intonational structure of Singapore English”. Supervisor: Marc Brunelle

August 25th: Ekab Al-Shawashreh, “Aspects of grammatical variation in Jordanian Arabic”. Supervisor: Stephen Levey

August 4th: Saleh Al-Qahtani, “The structure and distribution of Determiner Phrases in Arabic: Standard Arabic and Saudi dialects”. Supervisor: Eric Mathieu

Congratulations to everyone! Send us pictures for our next issue!

Upcoming Department Colloquia

Here are some preliminary news about the  invited speakers that will be giving colloquium talks at our department this academic year. Details, titles, and abstracts to follow; by default, talks will be taking place on Wednesday afternoons.

Oct 11-12: Rajesh Bhatt (UMass-Amherst) [Rajesh will be visiting the department for two days and give two or three talks on different topics]

Nov 9: Meghan Clayards (McGill)

Nov 23: Michael Barrie (Sogang University)

Jan 25: Pavel Trofimovich (Concordia)

Feb 8: Guillaume Thomas (U Toronto)

+ probably one further talk in March, TBA

Please mark your calendars!

( from Dennis & Shana)

Ottawa Conference for Linguistics Undergraduates (OCLU)

The Department of Linguistics of the University of Ottawa is pleased to announce that it will host its eighth Ottawa Conference for Linguistics Undergraduates (OCLU 2016) on Saturday, 27th November, 2016. OCLU will also include a session for M.A. students. The conference provides a supportive environment in which undergraduates and M.A. students can disseminate their research findings, hone their presentation skills, and network with other students and faculty who share their academic interests.

Conference website: http://www.oclu2016.com

Call for papers deadline: October 14 (more information here: http://www.oclu2016.com/OCLU_Call_for_Papers.html)

Ottawa-Carleton Linguistics Reading Group

Here is a description of the reading group from Dan Siddiqi:

“We meet every week as a general linguistics topics group.  We cover a variety of topics though mostly what we do is talk about papers that have been relevant to our research lately (by presenting some paper that is relevant) or we present on our current work.  We have also just used the time as a round table to just generally talk about current topics in linguistics.  In short, this is an hour a week where we get together as a group and be linguists.”

The first meeting will take place at Carleton University: Friday September 16, at 2.30 in Dutton 2203.

At the first meeting, there will be a presentation by Dan Siddiqi (a preview of a talk he will be giving in Berlin). Please get in touch with Dan if you would like to be on the group’s mailing list (daniel_siddiqi”at”Carleton.ca).

Phonology reading group (OCP)

The OCP (phonology) reading group met for the first time on September 7. Please get in touch with Félix or Marc if you would like to be included on the group’s mailing list.

From the Center for Child Language Research

Tanis Zamuner, Charlotte Moore, and Félix Desmeules-Trudel have a new paper in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology:

Zamuner, T. S., Moore, C., & Desmeules-Trudel, F. (2016). Toddlers’ sensitivity to within-word coarticulation during spoken word recognition: Developmental differences in lexical competition. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology152, 136-148.

Congratulations!!

Dennis Ott in “Studia Linguistica”

Dennis’s paper  ’Stylistic fronting as remnant movement’  has appeared in “Studia Linguistica”.  You can read about it here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/stul.12054/abstract;jsessionid=56720ECCDC6BE9705D4AB175F43EDD99.f03t01

Congratulations!

 

From the ERPLing Lab

Laura Sabourin, Michèle Burkholder, Santa Vinerte, Jean-Christophe Leclerc and Christie Brien have a new publication in the EUROSLA yearbook:

Sabourin, L., Burkholder, M., Vinerte, S., Leclerc, J-C., & Brien, C. (2016). Language processing in bilinguals: Evidence from lexical organization and cognitive control. EUROSLA Yearbook 16, 1-24.

congratulations!!

Dennis Ott at the LSA

Together with Vera Lee-Schoenfeld, Dennis will be organizing a session on VP-fronting at the LSA in Austin, TX, January 2017. The session will feature talks by Laruen Eby-Clemens, Anya Lunden & Vera Lee-Schoenfeld, Jason Kandybowicz, Gary Thoms & Goerge Walkden, and Lisa Travis. Stay tuned!

Le laboratoire Polyphonies, un lieu dynamique de formation et de diffusion

Le Laboratoire Polyphonies, dirigé par France Martineau, a démontré encore une fois son dynamisme cet été. Centre de recherche et de formation au coeur du projet Le français à la mesure d’un continent, le Laboratoire Polyphonies a attiré dans la dernière année 13 jeunes chercheurs  (bac, maîtrise et doctorat), assurant une solide formation des bases des méthodes de recherche en sciences humaines. Les formations, ponctuelles ou organisées, ainsi que la concertation entre les jeunes chercheurs, la coordonnatrice de recherche et France Martineau, assurent à la communauté scientifique une fidèle relève accomplie dans toutes les étapes du processus de recherche, depuis le traitement de sources premières à l’aide de techniques à la fine pointe de la technologie à la publication d’articles et la mise en ligne de transcriptions, en passant par la manipulation des sources secondaires et la rédaction de propositions de communication.

Au cours de cette dernière année, et en particulier cet été, cette jeune équipe a bénéficié de plus de 3600 heures de formation et de production, enrichissant ainsi de 274  transcriptions d’entrevues et de manuscrits les corpus FRAN et LFFA. Ces corpus sont mis à la disposition du grand public et de la communauté scientifique sous simple inscription. Le dernier ajout majeur au corpus LFFA, le Corpus patrimonial Martineau-Mocquais de la Saskatchewan, invite l’utilisateur à un voyage linguistique dans le temps, en compagnie d’Agnès (98 ans), d’Hector (83 ans), de Liette (86 ans), ou de Rosaire (74 ans) et de plusieurs autres, de Saint-Brieux à Gravelbourg, en passant par Duck Lake.

En plus de diriger le grand projet de recherche Le français à la mesure d’un continent, une chaire de recherche de l’Université d’Ottawa ainsi que de nombreux projets de recherche,  France Martineau a participé, en collaboration avec Wim Remysen, au Colloque de Linguistique et Philologie Romane. Les deux chercheurs ont présenté la communication Le rôle des réseaux atlantiques dans l’histoire du français québécois: usages et pratiques, de la Conquête britannique au Canada-uni portant sur une période charnière dans l’histoire du français québécois, celle qui va du début de la domination anglaise (Conquête, 1763) jusqu’à la création, en 1841, du Canada-Uni.  Plus tôt cette année, France Martineau avait été invitée à prononcer la conférence Derrière les lignes: Correspondances canadiennes de guerre au Colloque international En guerre avec les mots à Gênes (Italie).

Le Laboratoire Polyphonies et sa directrice peuvent être fiers de leur dynamisme et de leur contribution à la formation de la relève ainsi qu’à l’avancement de la recherche !

(merci à Anne Mauthès!)