Category Archives: Presentations
Fieldwork Lab members are returned last week from the 43rd annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Lydia Felice and Sarah Mihuc presented posters based on their in-progress McGill honours theses on Kabyle (Berber). Justin Royer, incoming McGill PhD student and Chuj Lab member, presented a poster based on his recent Concordia BA thesis on Chuj classifiers.
- Lydia Felice: The Case for KP: An Analysis of the Free State and Construct State in Kabyle Berber
- Sarah Mihuc: Effects of Focus on Word Order in Kabyle Berber
- Justin Royer: Nominal and numeral classifiers in Chuj (Mayan)
Lydia Felice presented her honours thesis research on Kabyle at the 7th Annual Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Research Event, which took place Tuesday, 1/17. The event featured posters and presentations by students who received an Arts Undergraduate Research Internship Award in Summer 2016. Lydia’s poster was titled: “Free State/Construct State Alternation in Kabyle.”
Pedro Mateo Pedro (Universidad del Valle de Guatemala; University of Maryland) visited McGill this week in connection with the Chuj lab’s collaborative language research and documentation project. Pedro gave a guest lecture in LING 410 Structure of Mayan, and presented his work with the Field Station in Guatemala, a joint project between U.V.G. and U. Maryland.
This year’s Workshop on the Structure and Constituency of Languages of the Americas (WSCLA) will take place at UQÀM, April 1st–3rd. Presentations by current and former Fieldwork Lab affiliates include…
- Colin Brown (McGill) – Revisiting ergativity in Gitksan
- Lauren Clemens (SUNY-Albany) and Jessica Coon (McGill) – Deriving Mayan V1: A Fresh Look at Ch’ol
- Hadas Kotek (McGill) and Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (Singapore National University) – Non-interrogative wh-constructions in Chuj
- Carol-Rose Little (Cornell) – Agreement and animacy on Mi’gmaq transitive verbs
- Elise McClay (UBC) and Violet Birdstone (UBC) – Interpretation of Ktunaxa wh-indefinites
WSCLA is co-organized by former Post-doc Richard Compton. The rest of the program is available here.
Recent BA graduate Cora Lesure presented her work from her Summer 2015 ARIA award at this year’s Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Research Event. This work formed part of her Honours thesis on Ch’ol prosody, which she completed this past semester co-supervised by Jessica Coon and recent postdoc, Lauren Clemens. Congrats Cora!
McGill field-working linguists were in Washington DC for the 90th Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America, January 7–10th. The LSA meeting also includes the Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of Latin America.
Presentations from McGill fieldworkers of past and present include…
- Colin Brown (McGill University): Genitive/ergative in Gitksan (SSILA)
- Hadas Kotek (McGill University), Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (National University of Singapore; former McGill postdoc): Unifying definite and indefinite free relatives: evidence from Mayan
- Cora Lesure (McGill University), Lauren Clemens (SUNY Albany; former McGill postdoc): Prosodic boundary marking in Ch’ol: acoustic indicators and their applications (SSILA)
BA student Douglas Gordon presented at the seventh Ottawa Conference for Linguistics Undergraduates (OCLU) December 4th and 5th. His talk was based on ongoing work on Mi’gmaq, and titled “Asymmetric coordination in Mi’gmaq”.