Category Archives: Presentations

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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Jessica at GMIS 2017 in Beijing

Presenting about linguistics language diversity at GMIS 2017 in Beijing, China

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by | June 8, 2017 · 8:50 pm

Lydia Felice at ACAL

BA Honours student Lydia Felice presented a poster on Kabyle at the 48th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 48), which took place March 31-April 2 at Indiana University Bloomington. Her poster, based on her Honours thesis work, was titled “On the State Distinction and Case in Kabyle Berber”.

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Martha Schwarz at FASAL

Martha Schwarz presented a poster on “Case Assignment in Nepali” at the Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages conference at MIT, March 4-5th. This poster grew out of her summer fieldwork in India, funded by a MITACs travel grant.

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Mayan languages presentation at “Midis Autochtones” at UQAM

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by | February 23, 2017 · 2:17 am