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The 5th Annual Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton Workshop On Syntax (MOTH 5)

The Department of Linguistics and Languages & Centre for Advanced Research in Experimental & Applied Linguistics (ARiEAL) at McMaster University is hosting the 5th annual Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton workshop on syntax (MOTH 5) on Saturday April 8, 2017. The workshop will be preceded by the Cognitive Science of Language research day (April 7, 2017), with a keynote by Brian Dillon (UMass Amherst). The MOTH attendees are cordially invited to the research day as well.

MOTH invited speaker: Susana Bejar (University of Toronto)

Call for papers: MOTH is a venue for graduate students to present their ongoing work and to get feedback from faculty and fellow students. As in previous years, MOTH 5 accepts abstracts for talks and posters. Talks will be allocated 15 or 20 minutes with 5 or 10 minutes for questions (depending on the number of submissions). Abstracts should be maximum one-page in length, with at least one-inch margins and 12 point font (Times or equivalent), and should indicate whether they should be considered for a talk, a poster, or both.

Please submit your abstract to Ivona Kucerova (kucerov@mcmaster.ca).

Deadline for abstract submission: February 15, 2016
Notification of acceptance: by March 5.

Participants must register.  Please click here.

MOTH 5, April 8, 2017, McMaster University – The preliminary program 

9-9:30: registration & breakfast

9:30-10:30 — Morphology

  • 9:30-10: Fulang Chen (University of Toronto): Chinese truck-drivers in Distributed Morphology
  • 10-10:30: Ievgeniia Kybalchych (UQAM): Russian ʃto and its dialectal variants ʃo, tʃo and tʃevo 

10:30-11 — coffee break

11-12:30 — Syntax

  • 11-11:30: Zoe McKenzie (University of Toronto): An Analysis of Negative Imperatives in Labrador Inuttut
  • 11:30-12: Heather Yawney (University of Toronto): Suspended Affixation within the Inflectional Domain of Turkish Verbs
  • 12-12:30: Tomohiro Yokoyama (University of Toronto): Severing the PCC from its “Repair”

12:30-2 — lunch (provided)/poster session

  • Albandary Aldossari (Western University): Acquisition of L2 Articles: A Comparison of Japanese and English Learners of Arabic
  • Emilia Melara (University of Toronto): This, that, and the other, it: Propositional anaphora in Toronto English
  • Virgilio Partida Peñalva (University of Toronto): On the positioning of Serbian/Croatian clitics. A DM approach
  • Clea Stuart (McGill University): Where the Malagasy Adverbs Are

2-3:30 — Syntax-semantics interface

  • 2-2:30: Cassandra Chapman (McMaster University): Translating theoretical assumptions into processing predictions: Evidence from reconstruction
  • 2:30-3: Myriam Dali (University of Ottawa): The syntax and semantics of competing plurals
  • 3-3:30: Julianne Doner (University of Toronto): The Purpose of the Inflectional Domain is Anchoring

3:30-4: coffee break

4-5: Susana Bejar’s keynote

6 onward: dinner

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