10th Annual IU Linguistics Department Graduate Student Conference

The IULC is pleased to announce that the 10th Annual Linguistics Department Graduate Student Conference will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2015 in Ballantine Hall 144. All are welcome to attend and enjoy free refreshments while learning about current research in linguistics by IU students.


 10:00 am – 10:10: Opening remarks

10:10 – 11:10: Phonology I

Moderator: Ashley Parker

  • Andrew Lamont: “Typological Obstacles for Gradualness”
  • Young Hwang: “Loanword Suffixal Tone Patterns in North Kyungsang Korean”

11:10-11:25: Break

11:25 – 12:55 pm: Phonology II

Moderator: Anna White

  • Lan Yu: “The Perception of Mandarin Sibilant Fricatives by American English Speakers Who Are Learning Mandarin”
  • Vitor Leongue: “Coronal Exceptionality in the Historical Development of Tibetan Coda Consonants”
  • Wafi Alshammari: “Diffusion and Lexical Conditioning in Northern Najdi Arabic”

12:55 – 2:00: Lunch break

2:00 – 3:30: Corpus Linguistics/Syntax I

Moderator: Erin Arnold

  • Hai Hu: “A Corpus-based Study of English Acronyms in Chinese Newspapers”
  • Jung-Eun Choi: “Topic and Case Marking in English-speaking Learners of Korean: A Feature-Based Approach”
  • Basem Al-Raba’a: “The Asymmetry between Intrinsically Reflexive and Reciprocal verbs in Arabic”

3:30 – 3:45: Break

3:45 – 4:45: Syntax II

Moderator: Evgeny Kim

  • Yina Ma: “Negative Raising in Mandarin Chinese”
  • Yiwen Zhang: “Sentence-initial Locatives in Mandarin Chinese”

4:45 – 5:00: Break

5:00 – 6:00: Poster Session

  • Yue Chen, Can Liu, Wen Li, Bradford Demarest, Sara Couture, Daniel Dakota, Nikita Haduong, Noah Kaufman, Andrew Lamont, Manan Pancholi, Kenneth Steimel, Sandra Kuebler: “Machine Learning Approaches towards Stance Detection”
  • Valentyna Filimonova: “Stochastic OT modeling of Variation in Spanish Coda /s/”
  • Patricia McDonough, Erin Arnold, Kelly Berkson: “A preliminary account of the Thangal sound system”
  • Caroline Ehlhardt, Traci Nagle: “Acoustic characteristics of the Bangla vowel inventory”
  • Alyssa Strickler, Kelly Berkson, Stuart Davis: “Canadian Raising in Fort Wayne, Indiana”