GLEAMS (the Graduate Linguistics Expo at Michigan State) is Michigan State University’s Department of Linguistics and Languages’ departmental graduate student workshop, organized by the MSU Linguistics Student Organization. This workshop will showcase graduate work in phonology, phonetics, 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 18th and 19th, 2017.
This year's invited speakers are Robert Podesva (Stanford University) and Ellen Lau (University of Maryland, College Park).
All talks are in B342 Wells Hall.
|Time||Saturday (February 18th)||Sunday (February 19th)|
|9:30 – 10:00||Breakfast (catered)||Breakfast (catered)|
|10:00 – 10:30
|| "Incremental processing of
lexical head-functional head compounds in Icelandic: An ERP study"
||"Incremental effects of gender
agreement in nominal compounds: An ERP study"
|10:35 – 11:05||"The temporal pattern of the syllable structure in the Jazani dialect"|| "Shifting
shifts: The adoption of the elsewhere shift in Lansing"
Monica Nesbitt and Alex Mason
|11:10 – 11:40||"How have we learned to do this?: A corpus study of child acquisition of the perfect"|| "Conflicting directionality and
underapplication in Tianjin tri-syllabic tone sandhi: A metrical
|11:45 – 12:55|| Lunch (catered)
|| Lunch (catered)
|1:00 – 2:30||Keynote: "Embodied affect and its connection
to western vowel variation"
Robert Podesva (Stanford University)
|Keynote: "Linguistic structure forwards and
backwards: prediction and memory representation"
Ellen Lau (University of Maryland, College Park)
|2:30 – 2:45||Coffee break||Coffee break
|2:50 – 3:20||"Nanka
or whatevs: extenders and pejorativity in Japanese and beyond"
|"Additivity and the comparative"
|3:25 – 3:55||"Sonority preference in vowel competition: Experimental data from Rugao syllable contraction"||"So puzzling of a construction: Three
competing analyses for fronted degree constructions"
Alex Mason and Josh Herrin
|4:00 – 4:30||"Default case revisited: an AGREE-based approach to defaults in the grammar"|| "Reexamining the role of the Sonority
Sequencing Principle in word segmentation"
|4:35 – 5:05||"Interactions of number and
definiteness: The case of Vietnamese acquisition"
Ni La Le
GLEAMS is organized by Monica Nesbitt, Alicia Parrish, Cara Feldscher, Kaylin Smith, Chenchen Xu, Josh Herrin, Grant Rodgers Kemp, and Patrick Kelley. Questions regarding GLEAMS can be directed to Monica Nesbitt.