November 2nd and 3rd, 2018

About GLEAMS 2018

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 November 2nd and 3rd, 2018.

Invited Speakers

This year's invited speakers are Jason Shaw (Yale University) and Rajesh Bhatt (University of Massachusetts, Amherst).


All talks are in B342 Wells Hall.

Time Friday (November 2nd) Time Saturday (November 3rd)

10:00 - 10:35 Coffee and fruit

10:35 – 11:05
"Testing the independence of the semantic analyzer: An ERP study"
Kaylin Smith and Ye Ma

10:35 – 11:05
 "Testing the phonological nature of lexical retuning"
Scott Nelson

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch (catered)
1:00 – 1:30
"Vowel Insertion in Scottish English Liquid+Sonorant Clusters"
Kaylin Smith
1:00 – 2:30
Keynote: "Deconstructing Correlatives: Individuals and Properties -- the case of Georgian `rom' relatives"
Rajesh Bhatt (University of Massachusetts, Amherts)
1:35 – 2:05
"Non-canonical argument realization"
Yan Cong
2:30 – 2:45 Coffee Break
2:10 – 2:40
"Vowel Quality Cues to Variable Nasal Adaptation in Mandarin Loanword Phonology"
Ho-Hsin Huang
2:45 – 3:15
"The role of underrepresented geminates in word segmentation"
Sayako Uehara
2:45 – 3:15
"The Semantics of Basic Arithmetic"
Adam Gobeski
3:20 – 3:50
"Modeling Acquisition of Number Morphology in Spanish"
Amaresh Joshi
3:15 – 3:30 Coffee Break 3:55 – 4:25
"Style and Attitude: The Social Evaluation of the BET Vowel"
Matt Savage and Alex Mason
3:30 – 5:00
Keynote: "The What, Whether, and When of phonological structure in the speech signal"
Jason Shaw (Yale University)
4:30 – 5:00
"What of Superlatives: An in situ analysis of superlatives"
Josh Herrin
Closing Remarks
Closing Remarks
5:30 Dinner (Altu's) 5:30
Dinner (Sindhu)

GLEAMS is organized by Xiayimaierdan Abudushalamu, Yan Cong, Cara Feldscher, Josh Herrin, Ye Ma, Scott Nelson, Rebecca Senn, and Kaylin Smith. Questions regarding GLEAMS can be directed to Kaylin Smith.