Cornell Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium 2010

Note: All talk sessions will be held in 106 Morrill Hall.  Unless otherwise noted, all other events will be held in the Morrill Hall Lobby.

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Day 1 (Saturday, April 10, 2010)

9:30am-10:15am  Registration and breakfast

10:15am-10:30am  Opening Remarks  Morrill 106

10:30am-12:00pm  Talk Session I

      10:30am-11:00am Amanda Rysling (New York University)

      “An investigation of word-internal syllabification in Morrocan Arabic” 

      11:00am-11:30am Justin Lo (Yale University)

      “Stop allophony and voicing in Australian aboriginal languages” 

      11:30am-12:00pm Caroline Smith (Indiana University)

      “The morphological and phonological structure of determiners in Lwitaxo” 

12:00pm-1:00pm  Lunch

1:00pm-2:30pm  Talk Session II 

      1:00pm-1:30pm Sheila Chung (University of Toronto)

      “Toronto code-switching as a means of cultural identity among Koreans in Toronto” 

      1:30pm-2:00pm Lauren Glover (Dartmouth University)

      “The contrast between top-down language planning and bottom-up natural language     growth: A case study of Maori” 

      2:00pm-2:30pm Sarah Brooks (Washington Univ. in St. Louis)


2:30pm-3:00pm  Coffee Break

3:00pm-4:00pm  Keynote Speech I Morrill 106

      Professor Norvin Richards (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

   "Affix Support and the EPP"

5:00pm-7:00pm  Dinner social in Collegetown Rulloff’s, 411 College Avenue

Day 2 (Sunday, April 11, 2010) 

9:30am-10:00am  Breakfast

10:00am-11:30am Talk session III 

      10:00am-10:30am Nick Huang (Yale University)

      “Phases and a “finite”/”non-finite” distinction in Mandarin Chinese” 

      10:30am-11:00am Miriam Nussbaum (Cornell University)

      “Subjects and objects in the Finnish passive” 

      11:00am-11:30am Allan Schwade (Rutgers University)

      “Experimental and cross-linguistic support for the P-map” 

11:30am-12:30pm Poster Session 

      Danielle Bracco (University of Pennsylvania)

      “A case study on New York City r-lessness: A new pattern of phonological conditioning” 

      Katherine Fraser (Michigan State University)

      “Lansing, language, and life” 

      Kevin Gabbard (Ohio State University)

      “Trans-guttural harmony in Somali” 

      Rosa Mordasiewicz (University of Ottawa)

      “Sm’algyax reduplication: distributed?” 

      Kristen Perry and Samantha Palmer (University of Florida)

      “Communication and technology” 

      Katherine Wallace (University of Pennyslvania)

      “The regularization of Old English strong verbs: A reanalysis of the diachronic evidence     for how children learn

      irregular forms” 

12:00pm-1:00pm  Lunch (overlapping with Poster Session)

1:00pm-2:00pm  Keynote Speech II Morrill 106

      Professor John Hale (Cornell University)  "Finding Syntactic Structure"

2:00pm-2:15pm  Closing Remarks

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