The 5th Annual Linguistics Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on Friday 15 April 2011 in Ballantine Hall room 005. This conference provides an important venue for students in the department (and related fields) to present their independent research to their fellows. Abstracts and presentation slides from the conference will be posted to the schedule below as soon as they are available.

Schedule of Talks

Speaker Title Time
Opening Remarks (1:00 - 1:15)
African Linguistics and Computational Linguistics
Abbie Hantgan Bangime, a secret language revealed 1:15 - 1:45
Eric Baucom Exploiting part of speech tagger biases to improve accuracy in a natural dialogue domain 1:45 - 2:15
Theoretical Linguistics I: Syntax
Yu-Yin Hsu Subjecthood, modals, and information structure 2:30 - 3:00
Chuan-Hui Weng Strong quantifier marker dou in Mandarin 3:00 - 3:30
Theoretical Linguistics II: Phonology
Jonathan Washington Accounting for consonantal nasal harmony in Kazakh 3:45 - 4:15
Aaron Albin The loanword after the loan - Dual routes to diachronic nativization in Japanese loanword accent 4:15 - 4:45
Yen-Chen Hao Tonal adaptation patterns of English loanwords in Cantonese and an OT analysis 4:45 - 5:15
Keynote Address
Stuart Davis On the sources of loanword prosody 5:30 - 6:30


For more information contact Aaron Albin

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