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Fieldwork Lab at SULA 10

Paulina Elias presented her work on Chuj at the 10th meeting of Semantics of Under-reprented Languages of the Americas (SULA 10), which took place last weekend at the University of Toronto. The title of her poster was “Stage-level Positionals and Locatives in Chuj”.

Carol-Rose Little (McGill BA ’12), now a PhD student at Cornell University, was an invited speaker. Her talk was “Possessed Numerals in Ch’ol”.

Carol-Rose and Paulina at SULA

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Chuj group to Mexico City

Jessica Coon, Paulina Elias, and Justin Royer will head to Mexico City to present work on Chuj

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by | April 23, 2018 · 8:42 pm

Fieldwork Lab at WSCLA

Two members of the Fieldwork Lab presented at the 23rd Workshop on Structure and Constituency of Languages of the Americas (WSCLA 23), held last week at the University of Ottawa. Paulina Elias presented “The role of directionals in positional and locative constructions in Chuj”, and Nico Baier presented collaborative work with Zachary O’Hagen (Berkeley), titled “Morphological Reflexes of Subject Extraction in Caquinte”.

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Justin Royer in Stuttgart

PhD student Justin Royer traveled to the University of Stuttgart in Germany where he presented a paper titled “Specificity, (in)definiteness, and noun classifiers in Chuj (Mayan)” at the 40th Annual Conference of the German Linguistics Society (DGfS).

Justin in Stuttgart

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Clint Parker at ConCALL 3

PhD student Clint Parker presented some of his recent research on alignment in Shughni at the third Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics (ConCALL 3) at Indiana University March 2-4.  His talk was titled “Vestigial Ergativity in Shughni: Typology and Analysis”.

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Current Issues in Comparative Syntax Workshop

Last week I presented a talk on hierarchy effects at the Current Issues in Comparative Syntax workshop at the National University of Singapore! The full program can be found here: https://lingconf.com/compsyn/

Current Issues in Comparative Syntax Workshop

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Paulina Elias at McGill Arts Undergraduate Research Event

Paulina Elias presented the results of her summer research internship on Chuj January 18th at the McGill 8th Annual Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Research EventPaulina summer work was funded by an ARIA award and included research on adjectives in Chuj, as well as preparation of Chuj narratives for submission in the Archive of Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA).

Paulina presenting her poster

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TOMILLA

Chuj lab members Paulina Elias and Justin Royer traveled to Toronto to present their work on Chuj at the first Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal Indigenous Languages of Latin America (TOMILLA) workshop at the University of Toronto. Paulina’s talk was “Positionals and directionals in Chuj” and Justin’s was “Noun classifiers, (in)definiteness, and pronouns in Chuj”.

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CILLA VIII in Austin

Current and former McGill Fieldwork Lab members at the University of Texas at Austin for the 8th Conference on Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA VIII). Justin Royer’s talk is titled “Sistemas de clasificación nominal en chuj (maya)”. Jessica will give a plenary talk, presenting joint work with Lauren Clemens (SUNY Albany), titled “Verb initial word order in Mayan: Causes and consequences.”

Justin Royer, Lauren Clemens (post-doc 2014–2015), Jessica Coon, Robert Henderson (post-doc 2012–2013)

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Fieldwork Lab in Guatemala

Current and past McGill students are spending most of June in Patzún, Guatemala in connection with the University of Maryland’s Guatemala Field Station. For the first two weeks they took Kaqchikel immersion classes, and and spent the second two weeks conducting research on Mayan languages.

Justin Royer, Jessica Coon, Michaela Socolof, Sarah Mihuc, and Anouk Dieuleveut in Antigua

Incoming PhD student Justin Royer, and recent BA graduate Sarah Mihuc, worked together with Juana Gómez on a Chuj documentation project led by Jessica and Pedro Mateo Pedro.

Jessica, Juana, Justin, and Sarah taking a break from Chuj work

The group also presented work at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Altiplano:

 

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