Graduate Linguistics Expo at Michigan State

February 27th and 28th, 2016


GLEAMS (the Graduate Linguistics Expo at Michigan State) is Michigan State University’s Department of Linguistics and Languages’ departmental graduate student colloquium, organized by the MSU Linguistics Student Organization. This workshop will showcase graduate work in phonology, syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and child language acquisition, giving graduate students the opportunity to present their work to colleagues within and outside the department.

This year's GLEAMS will take place February 27th and 28th, 2016.

Invited Speakers

This year's invited speakers are Donca Steriade (MIT) and Richard Larson (Stony Brook).


All talks are in B342 Wells Hall.

Time Saturday (February 27th) Sunday (February 28th)
9:30 – 10:30 Breakfast (catered) Breakfast (catered)
10:30 – 11:00 Inconsistent Aspiration and Sonorancy Effects on F0 in Tonal Languages Qian Luo You don’t like white and learn more like white: Chinese American accommodation to the Northern Cities Shift in Southeast Michigan Mingzhe Zheng
11:05 – 11:35 Rising above the level of awareness: The Northern Cities Shift in Lower Michigan Monica Nesbitt Mass-count coercion in Icelandic: An ERP study Patrick Kelley
11:40 – 12:10 Meaningful Cyclicity and Simultaneous Spell-out Joe Jalbert Reevaluating the Maratsos Effect Adam Liter
12:15 – 2:00 Lunch (catered) Lunch (catered)
2:00 – 3:30 Keynote: Contour correspondence: tonal and segmental evidenceDonca Steriade (MIT) Keynote: θ-Features and ProjectionRichard Larson (Stony Brook)
3:30 – 3:45 Coffee Break Coffee Break
3:50 – 4:20 English intervocalic [n] adaptation in Standard Mandarin (SM) loanwords: Corpus data vs. bilingual and monolingual experimental results Ho-Hsin Huang Marathi Complement Clause StructureAmaresh Joshi
4:25 – 4:55 Semantic plausibility and prediction in English noun-noun compounds Alicia Parrish Dynamic semantics with -ka-yo Ai Taniguchi
5:00 – 5:30 Additive again Cara Feldscher Child sensitivity to two different discourse cues Hannah Forsythe
5:30 Closing Remarks Closing Remarks
6:00 Dinner (Korea House) Dinner (Sindhu)

GLEAMS is organized by Ai Taniguchi, Ni La Le, Qian Luo, Alicia Parrish, and Cara Feldscher. Questions regarding GLEAMS can be directed to Ai Taniguchi.