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(English) Eric Mathieu’s first novel is out!

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Félicitacions à France Martineau!

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(English) Festschrift in honour of Shana Poplack

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(English) Book: Acoustics in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences: An Introduction

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(English) Syntax and its Limits out now

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New publications

We’ve had a minor deluge of new publications by department members over the summer, including at least these:

  • Stephen Levey, Karine Groulx, and Joseph Roy (2013). A variationist perspective on discourse-pragmatic change in a contact setting. Language Variation and Change 25: 225–251.
  • Shana Poplack, Allison Lealess, and Nathalie Dion (2013). The evolving grammar of the subjunctive. Probus 25 (Special 25th anniversary issue): 139–195.
  • Shana’s 1980 article “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence in Spanish y termino en español: Toward a typology of code-switching” (Linguistics 18: 581-618) was recently reprinted (with a new preface) in the special 50th anniversary jubilee issue of Linguistics.
  • Liliane Rodriguez and André Lapierre (2013) D’est en ouest: la variation géolinguistique du français au Canada. Winnipeg, MB: Presses universitaires de Saint-Boniface.
  • Joseph Roy, Janna B. Oetting, and Christy Wynn Moland (2013). Linguistic Constraints on Children’s Overt Marking of BE by Dialect and Age. Journal of Speech Language & Hearing Research 56: 933-944.
  • Vesela Simeonova

New book by Karim Achab

Karim Achab has recently published a book: Internal structure of verb meaning: a study of verbs in Tamazight. You will find information about the book HERE. Below is a very brief description.

« Internal Structure of Verb meaning: A Study of verbs in Tamazight (Berber) makes years of academic research in linguistics available to a wide audience. It is written in such a way that it serves as an introduction to the domains of lexical semantics and the organization of grammar for students. The book investigates the internal structure and the predicate-argument structure of verbs of (change of) state, including unaccusatives, verbs of spatial configuration, causatives, and those traditionally referred to as verbs of quality in the linguistic literature on Tamazight. »

Karim Achab obtained his PhD in Linguistics from the University of Ottawa and is currently a part-time professor at our department.

« Syntax and its Limits », forthcoming in OUP (Rob Truswell editor)

Rob Truswell, together with Raffaella Folli and Christina Sevdali (University of Ulster), is editor of a book forthcoming in OUP: « Syntax and its Limits » (the book should be out by the end of the year). It is a collection of papers that aim to clarify the division of labor between syntax and neighbouring components (morphology, semantics, information structure and the lexicon). Here is the table of contents:
1 Syntax and its limits Raffaella Folli, Christina Sevdali, and Robert Truswell
2  Harmonic derivationalism Winfried Lechner
3  Reconstruction, control, and movement Robert Truswell
4  Linearizing empty edges Terje Lohndal and Bridget Samuels
5  Evidence for the use of verb telicity in sentence comprehension Erin O’Bryan, Raffaella Folli, Heidi Harley, and Thomas G. Bever
6 Focus intervention in declaratives Aviad Eilam
7  Root phenomena as interface phenomena: Evidence from non-sententials Cecile De Cat
8  ‘Contrast’ and its relation to wa in Japanese and nun in Korean Reiko Vermeulen
9  Adjuncts within words and complex heads Glyne Piggott and Lisa deMena Travis
10  Still puzzled by adjectival passives? Berit Gehrke
11  The role of syntax in stress assignment in Serbo-Croatian Boban Arsenijevic and Marko Simonovic
12  Allosemy, idioms, and their domains: Evidence from adjectival participles Elena Anagnostopoulou and Yota Samioti
13  The ‘No Agent Idioms’ hypothesis Heidi Harley and Megan Stone
14 On the syntax and semantics of the Japanese comparative Hazel Pearson
15  Bare number Theodora Alexopoulou, Raffaella Folli, and George Tsoulas
16  Obligatory resumption in Greek free and restrictive relatives Evangelia Daskalaki and Marios Mavrogiorgos
17  Ethical datives: A puzzle for syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and their interfaces Dimitris Michelioudakis and Eleni Kapogianni
18  The syntacticization of discourse Liliane Haegeman and Virginia Hill
19  A syntactic answer to a pragmatic puzzle: The case of asymmetric and Bronwyn Moore Bjorkmam