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Sarra Ghazel: PhD defense

Sarra Ghazel has successfully defended her PhD dissertation on January 11.

Thesis title: Cognitive Architectures in Morphological Processing: Acquisition and Attrition

PhD in Cognitive Science at Carleton University.
Co-supervisor: Laura Sabourin
Co-supervisor: Jo-Anne Lefevre
Sarra did her BA in linguistics at the University of Ottawa before moving to Carleton to continue with her graduate work. Congratulations!

ADELSA scholarship

This year, ADELSA is offering two Golden Wug scholarships to students. Students who are interested in this scholarship are encouraged to check out the guidelines that will be listed on the ADELSA website as well as on Facebook.  Submissions will be due March 27.

http://adelsauottawa.weebly.com

Natural Language Processing reading group

The NLP reading group meets every two weeks (more or less) to discuss papers of interest in computational linguistics and natural language processing. Participants include profs and students from the Computer Sciences Dept. and the Linguistics Dept. Everyone is welcome! If you would like more information, please contact Stan Szpakowicz (professor at the Computer Science Dept).

The next meeting will take place on January 31, at 10 am in SITE 5084. You can find information about the paper and upcoming meetings here: http://thecookiegroup.blogspot.ca

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

APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS

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

TOM call for papers (reminder)

The sixth meeting of the Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal workshop in semantics will take place at McGill on March 23rd. This is an informal meeting and a great opportunity to meet profs and students from other departments. Abstract deadline is February 1st. You will find more information about the workshop here:

https://sites.google.com/site/tom6mcgill/home

Contact person for this event = Ana Arregui.

Dr. Julie Abbou: Bank of Montreal Visiting Scholar in Women’s Studies

L’Institut d’études des femmes a le plaisir d’annoncer l’arrivée de Mme Julie Abbou (Ph.D.), à titre de Chercheure invitée de la Banque de Montréal en études des femmes. La durée du séjour de Mme Abbou est de janvier au 15 mai 2013. Nous vous invitons à venir faire sa connaissance.
Mme Abbou est docteure en linguistique de l’Université de Provence (France). Dans le cadre de sa thèse, elle a travaillé sur le genre linguistique comme continuation des relations de pouvoir articulées par le genre social. Elle s’est intéressée à des pratiques discursives présentes dans le milieu anarchiste dont l’objet est la remise en question politique du genre, analysé en termes de relations de pouvoir. L’étude de ces perturbations linguistiques l’a conduite à explorer des questions telles que le métadiscours et la notion d’autorité dans la parole d’expertise, les différents niveaux d’ancrages linguistiques et sémantiques du genre, les liens entre anarchisme et féminisme, les micropolitiques linguistiques et plus largement la périphérie en tant que lieu du politique, ainsi que les rapports de normes et de pouvoir en langue.
Un séjour postdoctoral à l’Université Polytechnique de Hong Kong lui a permis de poursuivre ces pistes de recherches, tout en développant un projet sur le genre en cantonais et sur la représentation des femmes chinoises comme moteur de la construction des identités hongkongaises.
Son séjour à l’Institut d’étude des femmes est consacré à une réflexion sur les imbrications entre langue, genre et pouvoir dans le contexte canadien francophone et sur les pratiques de remise en question de ces trois élaborations politiques, en appuyant sa réflexion sur une lecture rhétorique d’un contexte sociolinguiste large, comprenant aussi bien les rapports affectifs aux langues en présence que les institutions de la langue, l’histoire politique, intellectuelle et éditoriale et le paysage féministe.
Vous pouvez rejoindre Mme Abbou :
Bureau : FSS 11043 (120, rue Université)
Courriel : jabbou@uOttawa.ca
Téléphone : 613-562-5800, poste 1274
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The Institute of Women’s Studies has the pleasure of announcing the arrival of Dr. Julie Abbou as our Bank of Montreal Visiting Scholar in Women’s Studies. The duration of Dr. Abbou’s mandate will be from January to May 15, 2013. We invite you to come and meet her.
Julie Abbou holds a PhD in linguistics from the Université de Provence (France). For her dissertation, she worked on linguistic gender as an extension of power relations articulated by social gender. She studied discursive practices in the anarchist milieu the object of which is to challenge gender politics, analyzed in terms of power relations. Her research on these linguistic disruptions led her to explore questions such as meta-discourse and the notion of authority in the speech of expertise, the different levels of linguistic and semantic embedding of gender, the links between anarchism and feminism, micro-level language planning, and, more broadly, the periphery as a site of politics, as well as the relations between norms and power in language.
A postdoctoral visit to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University enabled Dr. Abbou to continue with these avenues of research, as she developed a project on gender in Cantonese and on the representation of Chinese women as engines of the construction of Hong Kong identities.
During her stay at the Institute of Women’s Studies, Dr. Abbou will reflect on the overlaps among language, gender, and power in the Canadian Francophone context and on the practices that challenge these three political formulations, basing her analysis on a rhetorical reading of a broad socio-linguistic context, including affective relations with the languages under consideration; language institutions, political, intellectual, and publishing history; and the feminist landscape.
To reach Dr. Abbou:
Office: FSS 11043 (120 University St.)
Email:  jabbou@uOttawa.ca
Telephone: 613-562-5800, ext. 1274

January 15 2013

Hello everyone! Welcome to a new semester of Hiatus! We would love to have your news. Let us know what you have been up to (conferences, papers, research trips, etc.). And also send along other interesting linguistics news you would like to share.

Your editor for this semester,

Ana

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

http://www1.carleton.ca/slals/cu-events/speaker-series-dr-tania-zamuner

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.

Pilot – Linguistics research participation program

If you look at the Department of Linguistics homepage, you’ll notice the addition of a new logo – the ISPR/SIPR.

ispr

This Winter, The Department of Linguistics is participating in a pilot program to incorporate a research participation program for students enrolled in Intro Linguistic courses. This program will fall under The School of Psychology’s - Integrated System of Participation in Research.

If you are interested in more information, please contact Tania Zamuner in Linguistics (tzamuner@uottawa.ca).

MOTH call for papers

The first meeting of the Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton graduate syntax workshop (MOTH) will take place on March 2nd 2013, at McMaster University.  We invite students to submit abstracts for 20-minute presentations on any area of syntactic theory, to mothsyntax2013@gmail.com

Abstracts should be limited to 1 side of A4 or letter paper, with 2.5cm margins, in 12pt Times new roman.

Important dates:
Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 21
Notification of acceptance: February 9
Workshop: March 2

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Rob Truswell. MOTH will be a great opportunity for you to get feedback on your ideas.

TOM call for papers

The Linguistics department of McGill University will host the Sixth Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal Semantics Workshop (TOM 6).

When: Saturday, March 23, 2013

Invited Speakers:

Michela Ippolito (University of Toronto)

Raj Singh (Carleton University)

TOM is a friendly and informal workshop on semantics and related fields. It is an ideal venue for students to present their ongoing work to get helpful feedback. The talks will be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

Abstract Deadline: February 1, 2013

Abstracts should be maximum one page in length, with at least one-inch margins and 12 point fonts (Times or equivalent).Send your abstract to the contact person in your area:

Toronto/Hamilton: Michela Ippolito <michela{dot}ippolito{at}utoronto{doc}ca>

Ottawa: Ana Arregui <aarregui{at}uottawa{dot}ca>

Montreal: Junko Shimoyama <junko{dot}shimoyama{at}mcgill{dot}ca>

https://sites.google.com/site/tom6mcgill/

Andrés goes to WSCLA

Andés Salanova will be one of the invited speakers at this year’s edition of the Workshop on Structure and Constituency of the Languages of the Americas, to be held at Berkely April 5-7.

You can find information about the conference here:

http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/~wscla/wscla-call.html

Psychoshorts, March 1st, 2013

Save the date!  Psychoshorts is a 1-day conference focusing on Psycholinguistics. This year it will be held on March 1st, 2013 and feature both a morning workshop on Research Methods for Psycholinguistics, followed by an afternoon of talks and posters.

Details to follow…

 

Les journées de linguistique – Appel á communications

The “Journées de linguistique” is a three day Francophone symposium that provides graduate students the opportunity to present their research pertaining to the field of language.
The 27th edition will take place from March 13th-15th, 2013 at Laval University in Québec, Canada. Attached is a copy of the Call for Proposals. The deadline for submitting proposals is now January 25, 2013.
Please pass this information on to your colleagues and students, further details can be found on our website http://www.ciral.ulaval.ca/jdl or by contacting us at jdl@lli.ulaval.ca
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Les Journées de linguistique sont un colloque francophone permettant aux étudiants des cycles supérieurs de présenter les résultats de leurs travaux dans des domaines relatifs à la langue.
La XXVIIe édition se tiendra du 13 au 15 mars 2013 à l’Université Laval (Québec, Canada). Vous trouverez en pièce jointe l’appel à communications. Vous avez désormais jusqu’au 25 janvier 2013 pour soumettre vos propositions.
Nous vous invitons à transmettre l’information à vos collègues et étudiants. Pour toute question ou précision, consultez notre site web auhttp://www.ciral.ulaval.ca/jdl, ou contactez-nous à jdl@lli.ulaval.ca.
Katherine Cyr et Caroline Sigouin
Comité organisateur des XXVIIes Journées de linguistique
AÉDILLT/CIRAL
Pavillon Charles-De Koninck, local 2253
Université Laval
Québec (QC) G1V 0A6
jdl@lli.ulaval.ca
http://www.ciral.ulaval.ca/jdl
Les Journées de linguistique sont désormais un événement écoresponsable!

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:

http://www.projet-pfc.net/paris2012.html