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WISSLR 2018 Program

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2018 WISSLR SCHEDULE - Friday March 9th
Location: Arts and Humanities Building (AHB) 2G30

 9:00-9:25am

Registration and Breakfast – AHB 2G30

    9:25-9:30am

Opening Remarks

  9:30-10:30am

Feature Presentation
How to Linguist Good

Michael Iannozzi | University of Western Ontario

10:30-10:40am

Break

10:40-12:00pm

SESSION 1

10:40am

Historical and Linguistic Influences on Métissage and Michif

Caylen Chantel Walker | University of Western Ontario

11:00am

  Code-Switching: Construction and Manifestation of Identity

 Susuana Kwaning | University of Western Ontario

   11:20am  _

Syntactic Interruption vs. Violation: L1 & L2 Sentence Processing

Noah Philipp-Muller | University of Toronto

  11:40am

Conversational Implicatures in “Persian is Sugar”; a Socio-Pragmatic Approach

Nasim Fakoornia | University of Western Ontario

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch - AHB 2G30

1:00-1:30pm

Keynote Presentation

Auditory – Orthographic Interaction in Second Language Speech Learning

Yasaman Rafat | University of Western Ontario

1:30-1:40pm

Break

1:40-2:40pm

SESSION 2

1:40pm

The syntax-intonation interface in Malagasy
Jacob Bentley Aziz | University of Western Ontario

2:00pm

The effects of linguistic complexity and working memory resources on auditory temporal-order processing in L1 and L2
Edalat Shekari | McMaster University

2:20pm

In Defence of Tobagonian: The Pride and Prejudice dichotomy in Tobago English Creole.

  Astrid Winchester-Archer | University of Western Ontario

2:40-2:50

Break

2:50-3:50

SESSION 3

2:50pm   

A bridge that will probably never be crossed: The discourse of accountability in Judge Persky’s sentencing decision of Brock Turner in The People v. Turner (2016)
Ana-Maria Jerca | York University

3:10pm

Intonation patterns in yes-no questions in Venezuelan-Canadian and Argentinian heritage speakers of Spanish: parental and English influences

Celina V., Natasha S., Jacob A., Vanina., Yasaman R., Ryan S., and Rajiv R | University of Western Ontario | University of Toronto | University of Wisconsin-Madison

3:30pm

 

Modal qad in Standard Arabic

  Abdel-Rahman Abu Helal | University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

3:50-4:00pm

Break

4:00-5:00pm

Poster and Networking Session

5:00-5:10pm

Closing Remarks

5:30-7:00pm

Dinner – The Wave Bar and Restaurant

End of Conference