Linguistics Talks @ Western

Past Talks

2015-2016

April 22, 2016

Jeffrey Steele (University of Toronto)
"Insight into L2 development from large-scale language assessment"

February 26, 2016

Jacques Lamarche (Western University)
"Grammatical Categories as the product of rules of combination"

January 22, 2016

Abigaël Candelas de la Ossa (Queen Mary, University of London)
"Sex, drugs, and modal auxiliaries: The construction of sexual consent in guidance for young"

January 15, 2016

Jeffrey Steele (University of Toronto)
"Insight into L2 development from large-scale language assessment"



2011-2012

April 12, 2012

Ljiljana Progovac (Wayne State University)
"Syntactic curiosities from an evolutionary angle: Exocentrics, absolutives, unaccusatives"

February 1, 2012

Helmut Jürgensen (Western University) 
"Millstream Systems"

November 30, 2011

Vicki Rubin (Western University)
"Nothing but the Truth: Detecting Deception in Computer-Mediated Communication"

October 26, 2011

Ileana Paul (Western University)
"Wide-scoping bare nouns in Malagasy"



2010-2011

March 31, 2011

Ida Toivonen (Carleton University)
"Duration and phonological quantity"

March 17, 2011

Olga Kharytonava (Western University)
"Noun compounds in Turkish"

March 15, 2011

Sarah Cloutier (Western University)
"Predicting Children's Language Abilities"

Discussion of some background material is led by Lisa Archibald (School of Communication Sciences and Disorders)

March 11, 2011

Michol Hoffman (York University)
"Attitudes toward national varieties of Spanish in a multilectal context"

March 1, 2011

Shelley Taylor (Western University)
"L2 writing & dual language texts"

February 15, 2011

Michiya Kawai (Huron College) 
"Partial control, theta-roles, and tough-constructions"

February 11, 2011

Sali Tagliamonte (University of Toronto) 
"Peaks and trends in linguistic change: The view from Toronto"

January 27, 2011

Tania Granadillo (Western University
"Reconciliating research ethic board requirements and community concerns"

January 27, 2011

Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada (Western University
"Monolingual field research" to field training"

December 2, 2010

Jennifer Jackson (University of Toronto) 
"Stop acting like an andevo': Negotiating ideologies and aesthetics of class through syntax and register shifts in political kabary and political cartooning"

December 1, 2010

Farahnaz Faez (Western University)
"Linguistic identities: reconceptualizing the native/nonnative dichotomy"

November 17, 2010

Jeff Tennant (Western University)
"Investigating rhythm in language contact"

October 28, 2010

Ken McRae (Western University)
"Event-based Thematic Role Concepts"

October 20, 2010

David Heap (Western University) 
"Why feature geometries?"

October 14, 2010

Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada (Western University
"Negation Strategies in Uyghur (ISO: 639-3: uig)"



2009-2010

November 30, 2009

Mackenzie Salt (Western University) 
"Topicality and focus in Sri Lanka Malay"

November 9, 2009

Anahí Alba de la Fuente (University of Ottawa)
"Clitic Combinations in Spanish: Notes on Syntax, Diachrony and Processing"

November 4, 2009

Alejandro Cuza (Purdue University)
"Incomplete acquisition and L1 attrition of subject-verb inversion in Spanish: A case for syntactic optionality"

November 2, 2009

Jeannette Sánchez-Naranjo (Michigan State University) 
"Twists of mood: The interpretation of the Spanish subjunctive"

October 27, 2009

Miriam Meyerhoff (University of Edinburgh)
"Mother and martyr: The strategic deployment of domestic identities in public political discourse"

October 26, 2009

Miriam Meyerhoff (University of Edinburgh) 
"The grammar of groups and grammar in the individual: Existential constructions in Bequia Creole"

September 28, 2009

Olga Kharytonava (Western University)
"Taming affixes in Turkish"



2007-2008

May 27, 2008

Mikalai Kliashchuk (Western University)
"L'interrogation coordonnée dans les langues slaves"

May 27, 2008

Michiya Kawai (Western University / Huron College)
"Verbal morphology of Japanese and syntactic head movement"

April 17, 2008

Anne-Michelle Tessier (University of Alberta)
"Children's exceptional words: Lexical challenges from the time-course of L1 phonological acquisition"

April 17, 2008

Anne-Michelle Tessier (University of Alberta)
"Quick to listen but slow to produce: challenges from the timecourse of L1 phonological acquisition"

March 13, 2008 

Ileana Paul (Western University)
"The presence versus absence of determiners in Malagasy"

February 14, 2008

Peter Denny (Western University)
"Classifiers: semantics and ecology"

February 11, 2008

Gary Libben (University of Alberta)
"Art and science of psycholinguistic research"

February 7, 2008

David Heap (Western University)
"Clitic Sequencing: Templates, Movements, Optimality Constraints or a Feature Geometry?"

Ileana Paul leads discussion on the context & background to this research, with reference to a related background reading

January 31, 2008

Christine Tsang (Huron College)
"The Auditory Environment and the Infant Listener: How Real-World Cues Can Shape Auditory Perception"

December 5, 2007

J. Bruce Morton (Western University) 
"The bilingual advantage in cognitive control: A critical examination"

November 16, 2007

Chet Creider (Western University)
"Hyperbaton in Homeric Greek: The Treatment of Extra-Phrasal Constituents"

November 2, 2007

Ileana Paul (Western University)
"Workshop on research ethics, REB approvals and related issues"

October 26, 2007

Jacques Lamarche (Western Univerisity) 
"The Relation between Grammatical and Conceptual Categories: Combinational and Terminal Distinctions in Language"

October 12, 2007

Elizabeth Skarakis-Doyle (School of Communicative Science and Disorders) 
"Realizing you don't understand: A study of comprehension monitoring in children with and without language impairment"

September 21, 2007

Robert Stainton (Western University)
"Non-sentences: A life lived on the linguistic periphery"



2006-2007

August 7, 2007

"Language Technologies and their Potential Applications in Library Settings"

July 31, 2007

Dr. J. Bruce Morton (Western University)
"Developmental Insights into the Origins of Language"

May 22, 2007

Mikalai Kliashchuk (Western University)
"La syntaxe des mot-qu coordonnés en russe"

May 22, 2007

Kanstantsin Tsedryk and Egor Tsedryk (Western University)
"Le datif et l'accusatif dans l'interlangue des apprenants du français L2"

March 20, 2007

Madeleine Halmøy (CASTL, University of Tromsø)
"Number, (in)definiteness and bare nouns - Norwegian compared and contrasted with English and French"

March 13, 2007

Elizabeth Skarakis-Doyle (Western University)
"Developmental Clinical Pragmatics: Investigations into the Language Use of Young Children with and without Language Impairments"

February 15, 2007

Hitay Yuseker (York University/Queen's)
"Turkish passives: anyone? someone!"

February 14, 2007

Dr. Sharon Lapkin (OISE/UT)
"French as a second language university students learn the grammatical concept of voice: Study design, materials development, and pilot data"

January 18, 2007

Becky Roeder (University of Toronto)
"Do Mexican Americans in Lower Michigan have a distinct dialect of English Evidence from production and perception"

December 1, 2006

Donna Starks (University of Auckland)
"The New Zeland Short Front Vowel Shift In a Pasifika Enclave"

November 14, 2006

Wladyslaw Cichocki (University of New Brunswick)
"Ils disaient des aviont pis des étiont, pis ils l'disent encore: Acquisition of a traditional morphosyntactic variant by Acadian French children"



2005-2006

November 17, 2005

Jeffrey Steele (University of Toronto)
"Perceptual and articulatory constraints on the L2 acquisition of French <R>"

November 11, 2005

Patrick Brown (University of Western Ontario)
"Statistics for linguists" (Part 4)

November 4, 2005

Patrick Brown (University of Western Ontario)
"Statistics for linguists" (Part 3)

November 3, 2005

Hank Rogers (University of Toronto)
"Sounding gay: the Phonetics of gay speech"

October 28, 2005

Patrick Brown (University of Western Ontario)
"Statistics for linguists" (Part 2)

October 21, 2005

Patrick Brown (University of Western Ontario)
"Statistics for linguists" (Part 1)

October 20, 2005

Edith Aldridge (Northwestern University)
"Ergativity in Tagalog and other Western Austronesian languages"

October 7, 2005

Ken McRae (University of Western Ontario)
"Why you can say and understand that "whiskey fermented in oak barrels can have a woody taste"

September 29, 2005

Fida Dakroub (Université Western Ontario)
"La perte du français parlé en Ontario: les facteurs extralinguistiques, le comportement linguistique et les conséquences structurales"