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WISSLR 2019 Program

 
WISSLR 2019
Friday, March 15th, 2019
Location: Weldon Library 258
9:00AM-9:20AM  Registration
9:20AM-9:30AM Opening Remarks - Douglas Severo
9:30AM-10:30AM  Session 1
9:30AM Further Evidence for Morphomes: The H-Pattern in Ibero-Romance
Katie Slemp | Western University
9:50AM Perception of Similar Sounds as a Function of Language Dominance in Late Bilinguals of English and Spanish
Martha Black | Western University
10:10AM Detecting Mispronunciations in Ongoing Speech: A Replication Study
Shailynn Athmer | University of Saskatchewan
 10:30AM-10:40AM Break
10:40AM-12:00AM Session 2
10:40AM
A Computational Discourse Analysis of the Pejorative Effeminate and Homosexual Epithet on 4chan
Andrew Siscluna | Western University
11:00AM How do Bilingual Young Women Create Solidarity through Stance-taking and Construction of Similar Identities in Text Messages?
Yanfei Lu | Western University
11:20AM Narratives in the Media: A Critical Discourse Analysis
Alexandra Caputo | Western University
11:40AM "Honestly I Wasn’t Even Down for It": Examining Interest through Conversational Analysis and Stance Taking
Abigail Edwards | Western University
12:00PM-1:00PM Lunch – University College 3127
1:05PM- 1:35PM Keynote Presentation
Newsworthy: Names as Discursive Figures in Online Discourse
Dr. Karen Pennesi | Western University
1:35PM-1:50PM Break
1:50PM-3:10PM Session 3
1:50pm Michif : A Unique Community’s Unique Language
Michael Iannozzi | Western University
2:10pm Michif Adjectives: Pre-Nominal vs. Post-Nominal Syntactic Constructions
Caylen Walker | Western University
2:30pm Gujarati Word Order: An Analysis of Word Order Variation in Active and Passive Constructions
Dominie Yu, Jessica Chiu and Abigail Edwards | Western University
2:50pm When Verbs follow Verbs: A Curious Case of Double Verb Structures in Ga
Deborah Allotey | Western University
3:10PM-3:25PM Break
3:25PM-4:25PM  Session 4
3:25PM On the Topic of Malagasy ‘dia’ Topicalization Construction
Kang Xu | Western University
3:45PM
On the L2 Acquisition of Embedded Tense in Before-Clause: A Bi-directional Study of a Truth Conditional Mismatch
Abdel-Rahman Abu Helal | University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
4:05PM How Quirky Can Be “quirky subjects”?
Evgenii Efremov | Western University
4:25PM  Break
4:35PM-5:00PM Closing and Final Remarks