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Ana Arregui, traveling semanticist

Ana Arregui gave an invited talk at the “What if?” opening conference at the University of Konstanz (title: “Some things change, some stay the same: evaluating similarity in counterfactuals”) on October 27 2012 (conference details here). Ana also gave an invited talk at the Michigan Philosophy and Linguistics Workshop (title: “Indexical anchoring in conditionals”) on December 8 2012 (conference details here). Ana presented joint work with Marisa Rivero and Andrés Salanova at a UBC colloquium on January 11 2013 (title: “The imperfect: from times to worlds in different languages”), details here.

MOT Call for papers: reminder

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Ottawa will host the MOT (Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto) Phonology Workshop March 15-17, 2013. Abstracts on any topic in phonology (including interfaces with phonetics and morphosyntax) should be submitted electronically. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words, including examples and references.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: Friday, February 1, 2013.

Send abstracts to:
Marie-Hélène Côté <mhcote@uottawa.ca>

Please circulate this call for papers among your colleagues and students. The call is reproduced in this document (Download Call-MOT13), which you are invited to print and post.

Hope to see you in Ottawa!

Marc Brunelle, Marie-Hélène Côté, John Jensen


Le département de linguistique de l’Université d’Ottawa accueillera l’atelier de phonologie MOT (Montréal-Ottawa-Toronto) les 15, 16 et 17 mars 2013. Les résumés, portant sur n’importe quel aspect de la phonologie (incluant les interfaces avec la phonétique et la morphosyntaxe), doivent être envoyés électroniquement. Les résumés ne doivent pas dépasser 500 mots, incluant les exemples et les références.

Date limite pour la soumission des résumés: le vendredi 1 février 2013.

Faites parvenir les résumés à:
Marie-Hélène Côté <mhcote@uottawa.ca>

Veuillez faire circuler cet appel à communications parmi vos collègues et étudiants. L’appel de soumission est reproduit ici ( Download Appel-MOT13).  Vous êtes invités à l’imprimer et à l’afficher.

Au plaisir de vous voir à Ottawa!

Marc Brunelle, Marie-Hélène Côté, John Jensen

Carleton Speaker Series: Tania Zamuner (Jan. 18th, 4pm)

Exploring the role of production in language development

Tania Zamuner, University of Ottawa

Jan. 18th, 2013
4 p.m.
Location: Paterson 111

This event is sponsored by School of Linguistics and Language Studies


Abstract:  Exploring the role of production in language development
As children learn language, they spontaneously produce the speech of those around them. This work explores what function and impact these productions have for the development of learners’ phonological and lexical representations. One central issue is whether production is a mechanism that supports language learning. A second issue is whether production impacts learners’ representations. If so, this should be reflected in language processing. Learners should be faster or more accurate at perceiving words that they have produced. To examine these issues, I will discuss data from an experimental study looking at the impact of production on word learning, and discuss the issues from a psycholinguistics perspective.

Marie-Hélène à Paris

Marie-Hélène Côté was an invited speaker at the Journé PFC, Paris 2012. You can find more information about the conference, as well as about the project “Phonologie du Français Contemporain” here: