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May 092020
 

Le Congrès des sciences humaines a annoncé que le Congrès 2020 sera annulé. Cependant, l’Association canadienne de linguistique a décidé d’organiser une conférence virtuelle pendant la date déjà prévue, soit le 30 mai au 1er juin, 2020. Il n’y aura pas de frais d’inscription.

The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences has announced that Congress 2020 will be cancelled. However, the Canadian Linguistic Association has decided to hold a virtual Annual Meeting during the previously scheduled dates (May 30–June 1st, 2020). There will be no registration fee.


Un guide pratique pour l’ACL virtuelle | A how-to guide for the virtual CLA

Aperçu | Overview

Aperçu

Le congrès virtuel de l’ACL de cette année se tiendra sur deux plateformes : Zoom, où les appels par vidéoconférence auront lieu en direct dans des salles séparées pour les sessions parallèles, et le site web de l’ACL, qui affichera les fichiers associés avec les communications orales et les communications affichées, et fournira l’espace pour les commentaires aux communications affichées faits par écrit.

La participation dans l’ACL demande l’inscription préalable. L’inscription est gratuite; tous les participants inscrits recevront leur mot de passe pour joindre l’appel Zoom. [S’INSCRIRE MAINTENTANT].

Les heures des sessions ont été choisies avec le but de rendre la conférence accessible à travers des fuseaux horaires différents; vous pouvez voir la version HTML du programme dans votre fuseau horaire en cliquant sur le bouton en haut du programme.

Overview

This year’s virtual meeting of the CLA will take place using two main platforms: Zoom, where live video conference calls will take the place of the separate rooms for parallel sessions, and the CLA website, which will host files associated with both talks and posters, as well as providing space for text-based comments on poster presentations.

Participation in the CLA will require advance registration. Registration is free; all registered attendees will be emailed the passwords needed to join each Zoom call. [REGISTER NOW]

The times for sessions have been chosen to try to make the conference accessible across a variety of time zones; you can view the HTML version of the program in your local time by clicking the button at the top of the program.



Assister à la conférence de l’ACL 2020 | Attending talks at the 2020 CLA Conference

Assister à la Conférence de l’ACL 2020

Le programme de la conférence de l’ACL virtuelle est très similaire aux programmes des conférences en personne tenues dans les années récentes : dans la majorité des heures, il y a deux ou trois sessions parallèles même si chaque jour une ou plusieurs sessions sont tenues dans une seule « salle » de communications.

Chaque session de communications aura lieu dans Zoom; les liens seront envoyés à toutes les personnes inscrites à la conférence. Pendant chaque appel vidéoconférence, tout le monde à part le(a) modérateur(trice) et le(a) présentateur(trice) devra mettre son microphone en silence et désactiver sa vidéo; le(a) présentateur(trice) peut partager son écran pour référer à l’exemplier (fourni aux participants en version PDF en avance).

Pour assister aux communications, vous devez avoir téléchargé et installé Zoom sur votre ordinateur ou un autre appareil. Le compte Zoom de base est gratuit.

Après chaque communication, il y a aura du temps pour poser des questions. Les questions seront sélectionnées par le(a) modérateur(trice) ou le(a) présentateur(trice); dans Zoom, les questions peuvent être posées par écrit en utilisant le « chat » ou en activant l’audio et la vidéo (ceci sera géré par un(e) assistant(e) technique disponible lors de chaque appel Zoom).

Avec la permission de chaque présentateur(trice), les communications et la période des questions seront enregistrées et seront disponibles sur le site de la conférence pendant la semaine suivante (jusqu’au lundi 8 juin). Ceci est envisagé pour donner la possibilité aux participant(e)s potentiel(le)s de voir et faire des commentaires aux communications si leurs horaires ou engagements ne leur permettent pas d’assister à la conférence en direct.

Attending talks at the 2020 CLA conference

The programme for the virtual CLA meeting is very similar to programmes for in-person conferences in recent years: at most times there are two or three parallel sessions, though on each day there is one or more sessions with only a single “room” of talks.

Each session of talks will take place via a Zoom conference call; links will be provided to everyone registered for the conference. During each call, everyone other than the moderator and the current speaker will be asked to mute themselves and turn off video; the speaker may share their screen or else refer to a handout (provided to attendees as a PDF).

To attend talks, you must have downloaded and installed Zoom on your computer or other device. Basic Zoom accounts are free.

After each talk, there will be time for questions. These will be selected by the session moderator or the speaker; in Zoom, questions can be asked by text (chat) or by temporarily turning on audio and video (which will be managed by a technical assistant available in each Zoom call).

With the permission of the speaker, talks and the following question period will be recorded and made available via the CLA conference website for the week following the conference (until Monday, June 8). This is to allow potential attendees whose schedules or commitments do not permit joining the conference in real time the opportunity to view and comment on the talks.



Assister aux sessions d’affiches | Attending poster sessions

Assister aux sessions d’affiches

Il y a deux sessions d’affiches à la conférence de l’ACL virtuelle; il y a une session samedi et une session dimanche. Pour aider les participant(e)s à assister aux sessions d’affiches virtuelles, les affiches ont été organisées en grands domaines thématiques dans chaque session.

Les fichiers des affiches seront affichés sur le site de l’ACL et seront liés au programme. Ces fichiers peuvent inclure un document statique (par exemple, une affiche traditionnelle ou une série de planches), ainsi qu’une présentation audio(visuelle) de 5 minutes ou moins.

Pour faciliter l’interaction avec les présentateur(trice)s des affiches, chaque affiche aura une page spéciale sur le site de l’ACL avec un formulaire de commentaire. Nous encourageons les présentateur(trice)s des affiches d’être disponibles pendant leur session d’affiches pour répondre aux questions tout de suite. Nous recommandons aux présentateur(trice)s d’être disponible(s) dans un autre format pendant leur session d’affiches — par exemple, en organisant un appel vidéo — pour pouvoir parler en direct avec les participant(e)s qui ont des questions à propos de l’affiche. Les présentateur(trice)s des affiches communiqueront l’information sur leur disponibilité à répondre aux questions en utilisant le formulaire de commentaire associé à leur affiche.

Attending poster sessions

There are two poster sessions for the virtual CLA meeting, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. To help people navigate the virtual poster sessions, posters have been organized into broad thematic areas in each session.

Poster materials will be hosted on the CLA website, linked from the program. These materials will include a static document (which may be a traditional poster, or may be a series of slides), as well as an optional audio or video presentation of 5 minutes or less.

To facilitate interaction with poster presenters, each poster will have a dedicated page on the CLA site with a form that allows comments. Poster presenters are encouraged to be available during their scheduled poster session to answer questions as they are posed. We also encourage poster presenters to consider being available in some other format during their poster session—for example, by hosting a video call—so that they can talk live with people who have questions about the poster. Poster presenters will share information on how they will be available for questions using the comment form associated with their poster.



Participer à la table ronde ou aux activités sociales | Participating in roundtables or socials

Participer à la table ronde ou aux activités sociales

À la fin de la journée samedi il y aura une rencontre d’accueil pour les étudiant(e)s diplomé(e)s; dimanche il y aura une table ronde au milieu du programme. Ces sessions seront organisées en direct, dans une des salles de Zoom.

Participating in roundtables or socials

On Saturday there will be a Grad Student Social at the end of the conference day; on Sunday there is a roundtable discussion in the middle of the program. These will take place like live talk sessions, in one of the Zoom rooms.



Présentateurs et présentatrices à la conférence | Presenting at the conference

Présentateurs et présentatrices à la conférence

Comme l’inscription est gratuite, les présentateur(trice)s doivent être membres de l’ACL en règle. Vous pouvez vérifier votre statut d’adhésion à l’ACL sur le site de Cambridge University Press. Si vous avez des difficultés à vous inscrire, veuillez contacter le service aux membres à l’adresse suivante : memberservices@cambridge.org. L’association ne gère pas la page d’adhésion de façon directe et ne peut pas fournir le soutien technique.

Presenting at the conference

While registration is free, presenters must be members of the CLA in good standing. You can check to see your membership status on the Cambridge University Press website. If you are having problems becoming a member, please contact member services at: memberservices@cambridge.org. The CLA does not directly manage the CUP membership page, and cannot provide technical support.

Présenter une communication orale

Les communications orales seront présentées en utilisant un appel Zoom en direct; si vous être présentateur(trice), vous devez avoir tous les appareils et la configuration nécessaires pour un appel audiovisuel, c’est-à-dire :

  • Un ordinateur avec une connexion Internet stable
  • Des écouteurs ou des haut-parleurs externes avec un microphone
  • Une webcam
  • Zoom installé sur votre ordinateur, et un compte de Zoom gratuit
Si vous prévoyez présenter en direct :

Vous pouvez présenter des planches ou un exemplier un partageant votre écran, dans ce cas les participants pourront voir une miniature de vidéo pendant votre présentation. Vous pouvez aussi partager à l’avance l’exemplier en version PDF qui peut être téléchargé sur le site de l’ACL. (Voir « Les dates limites pour les documents ».)

S’il y a plus qu’un(e) présentateur(trice), vous pouvez décider entre vous si le(a) premier(ère) présentateur(trice) continue de partager l’écran pendant la communication orale ou si l’autre présentateur(trice) partagera son écran en même temps qu’il(elle) prendra le relai de la communication orale.

Nous vous suggérons fortement d’essayer de partager l’écran de votre présentation avant la conférence. Il y aura aussi plusieurs sessions de pratique avec les assistants techniques pendant la semaine avant la conférence.

Si vous prévoyez préenregistrer votre communication :
Il est possible que vous préfériez enregistrer votre communication à l’avance. Si c’est le cas, nous vous prions de nous envoyer votre enregistrement mercredi le 27 mai au plus tard, et nous le montrerons aux participant(e)s en utilisant le partage d’écran. Si possible, nous vous demandons d’être présent(e)(s) pendant l’appel en direct pour répondre aux questions après votre communication; si ce n’est pas possible, veuillez nous le faire savoir le plus tôt possible.

How to give a TALK at the virtual CLA

Talks will be presented via a live Zoom call; if you are giving a talk you will need the same kind of setup that you ordinarily need to participate in a video conference call, namely:

  • A computer with a stable internet connection
  • A headset or external speaker/mike
  • A webcam
  • Zoom installed on your computer, and a free Zoom account
If you plan to present live:

You can present slides or a handout by sharing your screen, in which case the audience will be able to see only a small thumbnail video of you speaking. You may also choose to share a handout in advance as a PDF, which will be made available for download via the CLA website. (See ‘Deadline for materials’.)

If more than one author will be presenting the talk, it is up to you whether the first speaker continues to share their screen through the whole talk, or whether you will “trade off” sharing your screens at the same time you trade off speaking.

We strongly recommend that you practice sharing your screen for your presentation before the conference. There will also be a number of practice sessions scheduled with technical assistants in the week leading up to the conference. You will be contacted by email about how to join these practice sessions.

If you plan to pre-record your talk:
You may prefer to give a pre-recorded presentation. In this case you must send your recording to us by Wednesday, May 27, and we will share the video via screen sharing. If possible, we ask that you be available during the live call to answer questions after your talk; if this won’t be possible, please let us know as soon as possible.

Comment présenter une affiche à l’ACL virtuelle

Les documents des communications affichées seront affichées sur le site de l’ACL. Nous prions tou(te)s les présentateur(trice)s d’affiches de nous envoyer leurs documents en version PDF (cela peut être une affiche traditionnelle ou des planches remplaçant l’affiche) d’ici le 27 mai au plus tard, ainsi qu’une présentation vidéo ou audio (optionnelle) en expliquant votre affiche. Il est aussi possible de soumettre des documents de votre affiche dans des formats non-traditionnels ! Mais si vous prévoyez nous envoyer un fichier dans un format autre que PDF, nous vous prions de nous le faire savoir le plus tôt possible.

Pour faire un enregistrement vidéo (surtout sur un Mac), ce site de CUNY présente de bonnes consignes.

Chaque affiche aura une page spéciale sur le site de l’ACL avec un formulaire de commentaire. Nous prions les présentateur(trice)s des affiches d’être disponibles pendant leur session d’affiches pour répondre aux questions tout de suite. Nous recommandons aux présentateur(trice)s d’être disponible(s) dans un autre format pendant leur session d’affiches — par exemple, en organisant un appel vidéo - pour pouvoir parler en direct avec les participant(e)s qui ont des questions à propos de l’affiche.

Les présentateur(trice)s des affiches communiqueront l’information sur leur disponibilité à répondre aux questions en en faisant le premier commentaire dans le formulaire de commentaire associé à leur affiche.

How to give a POSTER at the virtual CLA

Materials for poster presentations will be hosted via the CLA website. All poster presenters are required to send us a PDF of their materials (which may be a traditional poster but may instead be slides) by May 27, along with an optional video or audio “walkthrough” of the presentation. We are open to non-traditional poster formats! But if you plan to produce something other than a PDF, please let us know as soon as possible.

For making videos (especially on a Mac), this site from CUNY has good instructions.

Each poster will have a dedicated page on the CLA site with a form that allows comments. We ask poster presenters to be available to answer questions during their scheduled poster session.

We also encourage poster presenters to consider being available in some other format during their poster session—for example, by hosting a call using Zoom or other video conference software—so that they can talk live with people who have questions about the poster. If you do this, please share information on how to join your Q+A session as the first comment on your poster, so that everyone viewing your poster knows where you are answering live questions.

Date limite pour les documents : mercredi le 27 mai

Tous les documents doivent être envoyés par courriel à cla.acl.sessions@gmail.com. Ceci inclut :

  • Communications affichées (obligatoire) : une communication affichée en PDF (si vous préférez utiliser un autre format, contactez-nous)
  • Communications affichées (optionnel) : une présentation audio ou vidéo, en 5 minutes ou moins
  • Communications orales (optionnel) : des planches ou un exemplier de votre communication en PDF
  • Communications orales (optionnel) : un enregistrement vidéo de votre communication si vous préférez de préenregistrer votre communication plutôt que de la présenter en direct, 20 minutes ou moins.

Deadline for materials: Wednesday May 27

All materials should be sent by email to cla.acl.sessions@gmail.com. This includes:

  • Posters (mandatory): A PDF of your main presentation (contact us if you want to use another web-standard format)
  • Posters (optional): A video or audio “walkthrough” of your presentations, 5 min or less
  • Talks (optional): A PDF of slides or handouts for your talk
  • Talks (optional): A video of your presentation, if you would prefer to pre-record rather than present live, 20 minutes or less.



Programme

dernière mise à jour: 26 mai 2020 | latest update: May 26, 2020


Toutes les heures sont exprimées en GMT-0400 (HAE) | All times are shown in GMT-0400 (EDT).

Samedi le 30 mai | Saturday, May 30

Allocution de bienvenue | Welcoming remarks
Jeff Tennant (Western)
Zoom 1

La pédagogie | Pedagogy
Zoom 1

présidée par | chaired by: Sara Mackenzie

Nathan Sanders, Pocholo Umbal & Lex Konnelly (Toronto)

Methods for increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in linguistics pedagogy

résumé | abstract

Peter Jurgec (Toronto)

Online interactive tools for undergraduate phonology

résumé | abstract

pause | break

Acquisition
Zoom 1

présidée par | chaired by: Félix Desmueles-Trudel

Syntaxe | Syntax
Zoom 2

présidée par | chaired by: Sahar Taghipour

Alia Alatassi & Mihaela Pirvulescu (Toronto)

The acquisition of French object clitics by L2 children: effects of age of onset

résumé | abstract

Andrew Peters (Toronto)

Scrambling for case: Accusative in Mongolian

résumé | abstract

Martha Black & Olga Tararova (Western)

Adult acquisition of grammatical gender in instructed L2 Spanish and the role of metacognition

résumé | abstract

Gavin Bembridge & Jean-François Juneau (York and Toronto)

Root alternations for discourse effects: A challenge for locality?

résumé | abstract

Andrew McCandless (Toronto)

The influence of phonetic training on production of Spanish rhotics in beginner L2 learners with L1 Canadian English

résumé | abstract

Sonja Frazier, Monique Dufresne & Rose-Marie Déchaine (Queen’s and UBC)

The syntax of discourse: What an Anishinaabemowin oral text teaches us

résumé | abstract

pause | break

Bilinguisme et acquisition | Bilingualism and acquisition
Zoom 1

présidée par | chaired by: Mihaela Pirvulescu

Syntaxe | Syntax
Zoom 2

présidée par | chaired by: Gavin Bembridge

Adriana Soto-Corominas & Johanne Paradis (Alberta)

The weight of dominance: Development of complex syntax at the early stages of Catalan–Spanish bilingualism

résumé | abstract

Arsalan Kahnemuyipour, Mansour Shabani & Sahar Taghipour (Toronto)

The two faces of a nominal linker: Another look at Reverse Ezafe in Gilaki

résumé | abstract

Ariana Mohammadi (Linguistics Consultancy Center of Canada)

Which language do bilinguals swear in?

résumé | abstract

Nadia Takhtaganova (Toronto)

Les titres de civilité : de l’ancien français jusqu’au français moderne

résumé | abstract

Mariane Lamarre (UQAM)

Analyse formantique de la pause remplie ‘euh’x chez des Québécoises francophones de 10 et 11 ans

résumé | abstract

Christelle Niguieu Toukam (Western)

Formation des questions Qu en ndà’ndà’

résumé | abstract

pause | break

(Re)vitalisation & documentation
Zoom 1

présidée par | chaired by: Leslie Saxon

Tatiana Fernandez (Western)

Vitality of Damana, the language of the Wiwa indigenous community

résumé | abstract

Grace Gomashie, Roland Terborg & Joyce Bruhn de Garavito (Western and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

Classification of language shift in the Nahuatl-speaking community of (Santiago) Tlaxco, Mexico

résumé | abstract

Emily Elfner & Nicoline Butler (York)

Game-play methodology and the documentation of prosody and intonation in Kwak’wala

résumé | abstract

Rencontre d’accueil pour les étudiantes diplomées et les étudiants diplomés | Graduate student social virtual meet-and-greet
Zoom 1


Dimanche le 31 mai | Sunday, May 31

Phonologie | Phonology
Zoom 1

présidée par | chaired by: Emily Elfner

Syntaxe | Syntax
Zoom 2

présidée par | chaired by: Ileana Paul

Natalie Weber (Yale)

The case for Noninitiality

résumé | abstract

Elizabeth Ritter & Martina Wiltschko (Calgary and ICREA UPF)

Interacting with vocatives!

résumé | abstract

Michael Dow (UdeM)

Experimental and typological approaches to nasal vowel sonority

résumé | abstract

Ingy Hamza (UQAM)

La cartographie de l’accord verbal en Arabe Standard

résumé | abstract

Koorosh Ariyaee & Peter Jurgec (Toronto)

Persian elides the second vowel

résumé | abstract

Aya Zarka & Tova Rapoport (McMaster and Ben-Gurion)

Levantine Arabic resultatives and agreement

résumé | abstract

Gladstone Deklu (MUN)

Feature specification in the northern dialect of Ewe

résumé | abstract

Nathan Brinklow, Monique Dufresne, Greg Lessard & Rose-Marie Déchaine (Queen’s and UBC)

The morphosyntax of PERSON, NUMBER and GENDER in Kanyen’kéha agreement / La morphosyntaxe de PERSONNE, de NOMBRE et de GENRE dans l’accord du Kanyen’kéha

résumé | abstract

Session d’affiches 1 | Poster session 1

Acquisition

  • Megan Gotowski (Rutgers)
    Revisiting why-questions in child French
  • Mihaela Pirvulescu & Elena Valenzuela (Toronto and Ottawa)
    Genericity in the grammars of Romanian, French, and English trilinguals
  • Theresa Rabideau, Samantha Habros & Sierra Beatty (Ottawa)
    Auditory and visual cues in speech productio
  • Tania Zamuner, Bernard Amélie, Félix Desmeules-Trudel & Elizabeth Johnson (Ottawa, Toronto, Western)
    The timecourse of toddlers’ recognition for native-accented vs. non-native-accented speech

Morphologie | Morphology

  • Yoann Léveillé, Adam Saucier & Josianne Alexander-Renaud (UQAM)
    Une description phonologique et morphosyntaxique des contractions préposition-déterminant en français québécois
  • Paul Melchin, Ash Asudeh & Dan Siddiqi (Carleton and Rochester)
    Ojibwe agreement in a representational, morpheme-based framework

Phonétique et phonologie | Phonetics and phonology

  • Elan Dresher, Daniel Currie Hall & Sara Mackenzie (Toronto, Saint Mary’s, MUN)
    The status of phoneme inventories: The role of contrastive feature hierarchies
  • Philippe Gauthier (Western)
    Licensing constraints and the internal structure of Laurentian French vowels
  • Una Y. Chow (UBC)
    Voice quality of Gitksan ejectives
  • Dusan Nikolic (Calgary)
    Effects of acoustic parameters on perception of lexical pitch accents

Psycholinguistique | Psycholinguistics

  • Marianne Laplante & Josianne Alexander-Renaud (UQAM)
    Variation en perception des voyelles [ø] et [œ] : Sous-spécification ou allophonie ?
  • Mahyar Nakhaei (Calgary)
    Memory load manipulation in self-paced reading tasks: the case of pronouns interpretation

Sociolinguistique | Sociolinguistics

  • Niloufar Ansari Dezfuly & Kenamy Graterol Perdomo (Western)
    Expression of futurity in the Spanish of Spain and Colombia
  • Michael Iannozzi (Western)
    Variable realization of /v/ as [v] or [w] in a heritage Italian variety
  • Svetlana Kaminskaia (Waterloo)
    Rythme prosodique et variation stylistique en français canadien

Syntaxe et sémantique | Syntax and semantics

  • Yasmin Abou Taha & Dennis Ott (Ottawa)
    Sluicing in Lebanese Arabic: More evidence for cleft sources
  • Rosalind Owen (Toronto)
    Sweet songs and soft hearts: Metaphor in Cuzco Quechua
  • Hailey Hyekyeong Ceong & Leslie Saxon (Victoria)
    Hearer honorifics as allocutive agreement in Korean and Japanese
  • Crystal Chow (Toronto)
    Expressing Paths of Motion in Apurimac Quechua
  • Songül Gündogdu, Arsalan Kahnemuyipour & Andrew Peters (Toronto)
    Revisiting “doubled” ezafe in Southern Zazaki
  • Simone Diana Zamarlik (Ottawa)
    On Polish jakiś

pause | break

Table ronde | Round table
Zoom 1

Écrire à l’université : Défis, motivation, gestion du temps, et autres problèmes
Working on academic writing: Challenges, motivation, time management, and other issues

pause | break

Changement et variation linguistique | Language variation and change
Zoom 1

présidée par | chaired by: David Heap

Morphosyntaxe | Morphosyntax
Zoom 2

présidée par | chaired by: Martha McGinnis

Sonia Masi (Western)

Variation in the possession of kinship terms in the dialects of Italy

résumé | abstract

Ivona Kučerová & Adam Szczegielniak (McMaster and Rutgers)

Slavic meets Semitic: Nominal functional categories as underspecified heads

résumé | abstract

Michelle Troberg & Justin Leung (Toronto, Mississauga)

On the uniform loss of Medieval French verb particles

résumé | abstract

Maria Cristina Cuervo & Alexander Tough (Toronto)

Not aspect, but tense: A morphological argument for the old analysis of the Spanish imperfect

résumé | abstract

Elena Voskovskaia (GPRC)

La productivité morphologique et la taille de la famille morphologique : Le cas des noms composés français N-N et A-N dans la littérature française du 17e au 20e siècle

résumé | abstract

Deborah Allotey (Western)

Overt Pronoun Subjects of Infinitival Predicates in Gã

résumé | abstract

Diane Massam & Ileana Paul (Toronto and Western)

Instructions for nullness

résumé | abstract


Lundi le 1 juin | Monday, June 1

Changement et variation linguistique | Language variation and change
Zoom 1

présidée par | chaired by: Michelle Troberg

Syntaxe et sémantique | Syntax and semantics
Zoom 2

présidée par | chaired by: Egor Tsedryk

Session speciale : L2 | Special session: L2
Zoom 3

Angelica Hernandez (Western)

Variable use of Spanish SPPs by Colombian Canadians

résumé | abstract

Barbara Sylliboy, Yvonne Denny, Arlene Stevens & Dianne Friesen (Eskasoni Band, Ta’n Lnuey Etl-mawlukwatmumk and Victoria)

Two pluractional constructions in Mi’kmaw

résumé | abstract

Conferencière invitée | Invited speaker

Pauline Welby (Aix Marseille)

Orthography and variability in second language word learning: Evidence from perception and production

résumé | abstract

Conferencier invité | Invited speaker

Paolo Mairano (Lille)

Extrinsic and intrinsic evaluation of L2 vowel pronunciation

résumé | abstract

Rhian Wolstenholme (Avignon)

French LEA students’ perceptions of their foreign accent in English

résumé | abstract

Julien Carrier (Toronto)

From ergative to accusative in North Baffin Inuktitut

résumé | abstract

Gregory Antono (Toronto)

Expressing a multiplicity of events in Macuxi

résumé | abstract

M. Emma Butterworth (Western)

“C’est ça, right?”: Shifts in discourse marker use in Ontarian Laurentian French

résumé | abstract

Sander Nederveen (SFU)

Discourse novelty, givenness, and EV2 in German

résumé | abstract

Davy Bigot (Concordia)

Emprunter à l’anglais pour s’identifier : De nouvelles données du corpus de Casselman

résumé | abstract

Metehan Oguz, Burak Oney & Dennis Ryan Storoshenko (Calgary and MUN)

Obligatory indexical shift in Turkish

résumé | abstract

Session d’affiches 2 | Poster session 2

Acquisition

  • Giulia Cortiana & Olga Tararova (Western)
    The production of /d/ by Spanish native speakers and English-speaking learners: A sociophonetic approach
  • Megan Gotowski & Viviane Déprez (Rutgers)
    Wh-in situ in French as a function of discourse factors
  • Belén López & Daniela Gallardo (Ottawa)
    Nature of the reverse production effect: Is it language specific?

Phonétique et phonologie | Phonetics and phonology

  • Mutasim Al-Deaibes (Khalifa University), Marwan Jarrah (Jordan) & Ekab Al-Shawashreh (Yarmouk)
    Emphasis of the labio-velar /w/ in Jordanian Arabic: Preliminary results
  • Nate Shaftoe (York)
    Feature Geometry in Harmonic Serialism
  • Katie van Baarsen & Terrance Gatchalian (UBC)
    The syllabification of VV-sequences in D‘agáárè

Psycholinguistique | Psycholinguistics

  • Alice Breton & Ghyslain Cantin-Savoie (UQAM)
    Automatisation de la détection de l’intoxication à l’alcool dans la parole
  • Mahsa Morid, Ed Griffiths, Shuzhen Wang & Tania Zamuner (Ottawa and Concordia)
    The representation of concrete versus abstract words: An eye-tracking study
  • Narcisse Torshizi & Elisabet Service (McMaster)
    Rankings of familiarity, imageability, and age of acquisition in correlation with compound headedness in Persian

Morphologie | Morphology

  • Alana Johns & Elan Dresher (Toronto)
    Morpheme structure change in Labrador Inuttut
  • Elena Kulinich (UQAM)
    Does the Tolerance Principle resolve the problem of Russian paradigm gaps?

Sociolinguistique | Sociolinguistics

  • Florence Marcotte (UQAM)
    La norme de prononciation au Québec en 1970 et en 2019 : Étude de l’affrication et du relâchement des voyelles hautes dans la lecture publique du poème Speak White
  • Anna Stacey (Manitoba)
    An investigation into the vocative bro: Connections between speaker, purpose and position

Syntaxe et sémantique | Syntax and semantics

  • Evgenii Efremov (Western)
    Dative case with infinitives in Russian
  • Samuel Jambrović (Toronto)
    The morphosyntax of derived proper nouns
  • Brittany McDonald (Calgary)
    What type of pronouns do Korean and Japanese have?
  • Daniel Milway (Toronto)
    The puzzle of irrelevant assertions in alternative semantics
  • Dennis Storoshenko, Elias Abdollahnejad & Mahyar Nakhaei (Calgary)
    Copy raising in Persian
  • Egor Tsedryk (Saint Mary’s)
    Root infinitives with dative subjects

pause | break

Psycholinguistique | Psycholinguistics
Zoom 1

présidée par | chaired by: Elisabet Service

Syntaxe | Syntax
Zoom 2

présidée par | chaired by: Ivona Kučerová

Session speciale : L2 | Special session: L2
Zoom 3

   

Félix Desmeules-Trudel & Marc Joanisse (Western)

Articulatory-based mappings for second language speech discrimination

résumé | abstract

Laura Spinu, Beckie Dugaillard, Crystal Gilbert & Marianna Krivoshaev (CUNY)

Articulatory skill in monolingual and multilingual speakers: A tongue-twister study

résumé | abstract

Elena Babatsouli (Louisiana)

Phonological processes in interlanguage and protolanguage

résumé | abstract

Gorana Pobric, Marc Joanisse, Jessica Lammert, Giulia Cortiana, Scott Perry, Rrezane Miftari & Yasaman Rafat (Manchester, Western, Alberta, Saba)

Bilingual experience, language plasticity and change of reading strategies in Spanish and English: A TBS study

résumé | abstract

Maria Rodriguez, Suzette Attopley, Olga Tararova & Giulia Cortiana (Western)

A comparative analysis of Cuban native speech and Cuban-American speakers acquiring Spanish word-final /s/

résumé | abstract

Sahar Taghipour & Philip Monahan (Toronto)

Paradigmatic gaps impact early morphological decomposition: Evidence from masked priming

résumé | abstract

Deborah Allotey, Christelle Niguieu, Ileana Paul, Holly Scott & Dru Sutton (Western)

Complex predicates in Gã: Applicatives and compounds

résumé | abstract

Shiyu Li, Gonia Jarema & Gary Libben (UdeM, IUGM and Brock)

L’effet de la langue seconde sur le traitement des mots composès chinois chez les locuteurs bilingues chinois-français et chinois-anglais

résumé | abstract

Martha McGinnis & Christy Moser (Victoria)

Cross-linguistic evidence for underspecification in reflexive morphosyntax

résumé | abstract

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La langue et l’inclusivité | Language and inclusivity
Zoom 1

présidée par | chaired by: Lex Konnelly

Yorka Olavarria (Universidad de Chile)

The language of abuse: Distorting perceptions of reality through conceptual metaphors

résumé | abstract

Katie Slemp & Martha Black (Western)

Reactions to gender-inclusive language in Spanish on Twitter and YouTube

résumé | abstract

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Svetla Nikolova (Western)

Singular specific ‘they’ in the English language

résumé | abstract

Katie Slemp (Western)

Latin@s or Latinxs? Innovation in Spanish gender-inclusive oral expression

résumé | abstract

Yarubi Diaz Colmenares & David Heap (Western)

Variation et changement dans les accords du français inclusif

résumé | abstract

May 052020
 

ComputEL-4: Fourth Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages

The ComputEL-4 workshop will focus on the use of computational methods in the study, support, and revitalization of endangered languages. The primary aim of the workshop is to continue narrowing the gap between computational linguists interested in working on methods for endangered languages, field linguists working on documenting these languages, and the language communities who are striving to maintain their languages.

We take seriously the goal of reaching all relevant communities. To support this goal, ComputEL aims to alternate co-location with computational linguistics conferences and language documentation conferences.

Workshop format/venue and the COVID-19 pandemic

Our current intention is for ComputEL-4 to take place on March 2-3, 2021, immediately preceding the 7th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC7) hosted by the University of Hawaii.

However, due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also considering various options for holding ComputEL-4 as a fully virtual or virtual/in-person hybrid workshop. We plan to make a decision about the workshop format by June 1, 2020.

Call for Papers

Papers are invited which explore the interface and intersection of computational linguistics, documentary linguistics, and community-based language revitalization and conservation efforts. The committee encourages submissions which:

  1. examine the use of specific methods in the analysis of data from low-resource languages, with a focus on endangered languages, or propose new methods for analysis of such data,
  2. propose new models for the collection, management, and deployment of data in endangered language settings, or
  3. consider what concrete steps are required to allow for a more fruitful interaction between computer scientists, documentary linguists, and language communities.

The intention of the workshop is not merely to allow for the presentation of research, but also to continue building a network of computational linguists, documentary linguists, and community language activists who are able to effectively join together and serve their common interests.

Presentations

We will have both oral presentation sessions and a poster session. The decision on whether a presentation will be oral or poster will be made by the Organizing Committee on the advice of the Program Committee, taking into account the subject matter and how the content might be best conveyed. Oral and poster presentations will not be distinguished in the Proceedings.

Submissions

In line with our goal of reaching different academic communities, we offer two different modes of submission: extended abstract and full paper. Either can be submitted to our two tracks: (a) language community perspective and (b) academic perspective. The mode of submission does not influence likelihood of acceptance. Camera-ready versions will be the same length for both submission modes.

Submissions must be uploaded via Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=computel4) no later than September 1, 2020, 11:59PM (UTC-11, time zone of American Samoa). Please indicate clearly (in the Abstract) which of the two modes (Extended abstractor Full paper) you are submitting to.

All submissions must be anonymous and will be peer-reviewed by the scientific committee. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by September 30, 2020.

  1. Extended abstract:

    Please submit anonymous abstracts of up to 1500 words.

  2. Full paper:

    Please submit anonymously either a) long papers (max. 8 pages plus references) or b) short papers (max. 4 pages plus references) according to the style and formatting guidelines provided our ComputeEL Style Files (with template files for both LaTeX and Microsoft Word: see: https://computel-workshop.org/computel4-submissions/). Authors will be allowed one extra page for the final version (altogether 5 and 9 pages) excluding references.

Proceedings

The authors of selected accepted full papers (long or short) will be invited by the Organizing Committee to submit their papers for online publication via the open-access ACL Anthology. All other accepted full papers (long and short) and extended abstracts will be published electronically in University of Colorado Boulder Scholar (https://scholar.colorado.edu/scil-cmel/). Final versions of long and short papers will be allotted one additional page (altogether 5 and 9 pages) excluding references. Extended abstracts will be allotted up to 5 pages (according to the short paper format) excluding references. Any revisionsshould concern responses to reviewer comments or the addition of relevant details and clarifications, but not entirely new, unreviewed content.Proceedings papers should be revised and improved versions of the version that was submitted for, and which underwent, review. Camera-ready versions of the articles for publication will be due on January 25, 2021.

Important Dates:

Mon 1-June-2020 Notification of workshop format
Mon 1-September-2020 Deadline for submission of papers or short abstracts
Wed 30-September-2020 Notification of acceptance
Tue-Wed 2-3-March-2021 Workshop (tentative)

Endorsed by

SIGEL – ACL Special Interest Group for Endangered Languages

Organizing Committee

  • Antti Arppe (University of Alberta)
  • Jeff Good (University at Buffalo)
  • Atticus Harrigan (University of Alberta): community track
  • Mans Hulden (University Colorado Boulder)
  • Jordan Lachler (University Alberta)
  • Sarah Moeller (University of Colorado Boulder): general/computational track
  • Alexis Palmer (University of North Texas)
  • Lane Schwartz (University of Illinois)
  • Miikka Silfverberg (University of British Columbia)

Contact – website and email

For further information, please consult our website: https://computel-workshop.org/computel4/ or email us at computel.workshop@gmail.com

Previous workshops

The first ComputEL workshop was co-located with ACL in June 2014 in Baltimore; ComputEL-2 was co-located with the 5th International Conference of Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC5) in Honolulu, Hawai’i, in March 2017; ComputEL-3 was co-located with the 6th International Conference of Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC6) in Honolulu, Hawai’i, in March 2019. The proceedings of the previous ComputEL workshops have been published online by ACL and University of Colorado Boulder Scholar. For further information, see: https://computel-workshop.org/

Apr 072020
 

The Department of Anthropology is seeking an Indigenous linguist who will help build an interdisciplinary Indigenous languages focus at The University of Winnipeg. We are seeking an individual with training in descriptive linguistics and/or language documentation and who has experience developing curriculum, programming, and research relevant to the revitalization of Indigenous languages in Manitoba and neighbouring regions. The successful applicant will be an effective teacher whose scholarship is grounded in community-engaged practices and methodologies and who has a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment. The ability to speak an Indigenous language spoken in Manitoba or neighbouring regions is an asset.

We are expecting to fill this tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Exceptional candidates may be considered at other ranks, in accordance with the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association Collective Agreement, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates are normally expected to have a Ph.D. in Linguistics, Anthropology, or a related discipline. However, equivalencies as an Indigenous knowledge keeper and/or through teaching and scholarly experience in academic or other relevant (e.g. activist and community‐based activities) settings, combined with formal training in Linguistics, will be considered.

The successful candidate will teach core undergraduate courses in Interdisciplinary Linguistics, and will develop new courses relevant to Indigenous language learning, documentation, and revitalization. The successful candidate will develop an innovative program of research that has the potential for external research funding and dissemination through publication or research-creation. The successful candidate will be expected to make contributions through service to the department, the University, and the broader community.

The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on June 8, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled; full consideration is assured for applications received by Friday, June 5, 2020. Subject to budgetary approval, the expected start date is September 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants are requested to submit a complete application that will include (all documents in PDF):

  • a cover letter – Indigenous candidates are invited to self-identify
  • a curriculum vitae
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness, including a teaching statement, sample course outline, and teaching evaluations, if available
  • a statement describing past scholarly work and future research plans
  • a sample of scholarly work (publication or research-creation)
  • any other materials that the candidate considers relevant to their application

Applicants must submit all of the above materials through The University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system (https://www.northstarats.com/University-of-Winnipeg).

Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent by the referees directly to:

Dr. Shelley Tulloch, Chair
Department of Anthropology
s.tulloch@uwinnipeg.ca

Enquiries may be directed to Dr. Shelley Tulloch, Chair, Department of Anthropology, s.tulloch@uwinnipeg.ca

In keeping with the objectives of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report, we are especially interested in qualified Indigenous candidates. Indigenous candidates will be welcomed into an academic community which includes Indigenous colleagues across faculties and departments, Indigenous leadership through administrative positions and committees including an Indigenous Advisory Circle, an institutional mandate for Indigenization, and strong Indigenous representation in our student body.

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Additional information on The University of Winnipeg is available at http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/.

Apr 022020
 

Chèr.es Membres de l’Association canadienne de linguistique,

Aujourd’hui, le Congrès des sciences humaines a annoncé que le Congrès 2020 sera annulé. Cependant, l’Association canadienne de linguistique a décidé d’organiser une conférence virtuelle pendant la date déjà prévue, soit le 30 mai au 1er juin, 2020. Il n’y aura pas de frais d’inscription. Nous vous enverrons plus d’informations sur la façon de participer le plus tôt possible. Au plaisir de vous voir à la conférence virtuelle.

Conseil d’administration et comités de l’ACL

Dear Members of the Canadian Linguistic Association,

Today, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences announced that Congress 2020 will be cancelled. However, the Canadian Linguistic Association has decided to hold a virtual Annual Meeting during the previously scheduled dates (May 30–June 1st, 2020). There will be no registration fee. We will send you additional details about how to join the meeting as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you at the virtual meeting.

The CLA Executive and Committees

Mar 222020
 

Open position: Postdoctoral fellowship in Indigenous language documentation and technology

WEBPAGE:
https://altlab.artsrn.ualberta.ca/21c/2020/03/14/postdoc-language-documentation-2020/

DESCRIPTION

The university–community Partnership “21st Century Tools for Indigenous Languages” invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellowship in Indigenous Language Documentation and Technology, beginning in summer/fall 2020, in this research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. The start date is negotiable, and the appointment is tenable for 2 years, subject to review after the 1st year.

This 7-year Partnership is led by the Alberta Language Technology Lab (ALTLab) in the Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta, and it has as partner organizations 13 institutions and Indigenous language communities and 31 individual researchers and educators in Canada, the United States, and Norway. Further details of our Partnership and the host organization can be found at: https://altlab.artsrn.ualberta.ca/21c/ and http://altlab.artsrn.ualberta.ca

Members of our Partnership have been developing computational models of the phonetics, morphology, lexis, and syntax of Indigenous languages in Canada and North America, starting with the Algonquian and the Dene language families, to create software applications that support their continued use in daily life by both speakers and learners. These include intelligent electronic dictionaries, spell-checkers, linguistically analyzed text collections, computer-aided language learning tools, as well as text-to-speech synthesizers and optical character recognition. The languages we have gotten the furthest with are Plains Cree (Algonquian) and Tsuut’ina (Dene), see: https://altlab.artsrn.ualberta.ca/tools-applications/ and https://altlab.artsrn.ualberta.ca/publications/.

DUTIES

The tasks of the Postdoc will include the following, allowing for variation based on the successful applicant’s competences and interests:

  1. participation in/responsibility for the continued development of our existing computational morphological and phonetic models and end-user applications for the Algonquian and/or Dene and/or other Indigenous languages we are already working on;
  2. participation in/responsibility for the development of new computational morphological and phonetic models and applications for Indigenous languages other than the ones we are working on, preferably spoken in Canada;
  3. partial training and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students (M.A/Ph.D level) in developing models, applications and resources for Indigenous languages;
  4. engagement with Indigenous community consultants on collecting primary linguistic data and gathering feedback from community members;
  5. other administrative responsibilities.

The fellowship comes with an annual salary (in CAD) in line with SSHRC policies (https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/fellowships/postdoctoral-postdoctorale-eng.aspx), and benefits.

The postdoc is expected to work with and support the activities of multiple Partners in the Partnership, and may be co-located or based at other Partners for part of their tenure (https://altlab.artsrn.ualberta.ca/21c/people/). To this end, the Partnership has allocated dedicated funding for work and travel at multiple locations.

By the end of the Postdoc appointment, the successful applicant will have a set of skills allowing them to partner with Indigenous communities and field linguists to develop a range of sophisticated tools in support of language maintenance and revitalization.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. The applicants should have recently completed, or be about to finish, a Ph.D degree in linguistics or an associated relevant discipline.
  2. Successful applicants may have specialized either in:
    1. the documentation and study of Indigenous American languages, with an interest to learn computational modelling, or
    2. the computational modelling (text and/or speech) of morphologically rich languages, with an interest to learn the essential morphological and phonetic characteristics of the languages we are working with.

HOW TO APPLY

The application should include:

  1. A research statement (ca. 2 pages) outlining past experience and current research interests and, in particular, how these align with and contribute towards the goals of our Partnership project;
  2. A Curriculum Vitae (with a List of Publications); and
  3. 1–3 relevant academic writing samples.
  4. Letters of Recommendation should be sent directly to Project Director, Dr. Antti Arppe (arppe@ualberta.ca) by 3 referees.

Applicants should contact Dr. Arppe in advance to discuss their research plan.

Applications and any inquiries should be sent by electronic mail to Dr. Arppe. Review of applications will begin by April 30, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
30-April-2020 (Open until filled)
EMAIL ADDRESS FOR APPLICATIONS:
arppe@ualberta.ca

FURTHER INFORMATION:

For the latest up-to-date information, please consult: https://altlab.artsrn.ualberta.ca/21c/2020/03/14/postdoc-language-documentation-2020/

Further queries: Dr. Antti Arppe (arppe@ualberta.ca)

Mar 072020
 

STEP2020: Spring Training in Experimental (Psycho)Linguistics

Website: http://ccp.artsrn.ualberta.ca/step/

Dates: 05/25/2020 to 05/30/2020

Location: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Focus: Advancing the methodological skills and conceptual prowess of students of linguistics and psycholinguistics since 2014.

The Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics (CCP, University of Alberta Department of Linguistics) organizes a week long Spring Training Workshop in current issues and methods in psycholinguistics. This 7th STEP will take place in Edmonton, Alberta, May 25-30, 2020. The Spring School is directed at postdoctoral fellows, graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and anyone else interested in learning how to turn their research ideas into concrete steps towards experimental designs, data collection and analysis using advanced experimental and statistical methods.

STEP 2020 Instructors and Courses

  • Yu-Ying Chuang & Harald Baayen (Eberhard Karls University Tübingen) – Modeling lexical processing with Linear Discriminative Learning – An introduction to the discriminative lexicon with the WpmWithL dl package for R
  • Stefan Th. Gries (UC Santa Barbara & Justus Liebig University Gießen) – Corpus-linguistic text processing with R
  • Aki-Juhani Kyröläinen & Vincent Porretta (McMaster University) – Generalized Additive Modeling – Advanced statistical methods for psycholinguistics
  • Elena Nicoladis (University of Alberta) – Nonverbal communication – Gestures and speech
  • Annika Nijveld & Benjamin V. Tucker (University of Alberta) – Speech in psycholinguistics

Certified courses (with an optional assessment component)

  • Liam Blything (University of Alberta) – Creating a visual world paradigm step-by-step using Experiment Builder
  • Isabell Hubert Lyall (University of Alberta) – Introduction to R for experimental data processing
  • Aki-Juhani Kyröläinen & Vincent Porretta (McMaster University) – Introduction to linear mixed-effects regression using R
Fees: CAD390 + GST. The workshop fee includes attendance, workshop materials, tea/coffee, light snacks and lunches (6 days).

Registration Dates: 03/30/2020 to 05/15/2020

Contact person information: Lindsay Griener, CCP Coordinator

Phone: +1 780 492 7560

Email: ccpling@ualberta.ca

Apply online: http://ccp.artsrn.ualberta.ca/

Registration Instructions: Please see the website for registration. Online registration will open on March 30, 2020 and close on May 15 2020. Onsite registration is possible – after May 15, please email ccpling@ualberta.ca.

Feb 262020
 

THE 45th ANNUAL BOSTON UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
NOVEMBER 5-8, 2020

Keynote Speaker:
Reiko Mazuka (RIKEN Center for Brain Science)
Plenary Speaker:
Adele Goldberg (Princeton University)

We will be accepting two kinds of submissions: symposium proposals (due April 1; see below) and abstracts for 20-minute talks or posters (beginning April 1, due May 1).


CALL FOR SYMPOSIUM PROPOSALS

We are currently soliciting 1000-word proposals for a 90-minute symposium at the Boston University Conference on Language Development on any topic likely to be of broad interest to the conference attendees.

Proposals should include a list of the participants, topics, and format, and should name at least one organizer. Send submissions to langconf@bu.edu with “Symposium proposal” in the subject line.

DEADLINE: All symposium proposal submissions must be received by April 1, 2020. Symposium decisions will be made by June.


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Submissions of 500-word abstracts for 20-minute talks and posters will be accepted beginning April 1, 2020 at: http://www.bu.edu/bucld/abstracts/abstract-submission/

DEADLINE: All abstract submissions must be received by 8:00 PM EST, May 1, 2020. Please note this is an earlier deadline than in previous years.

Submissions that present research on any topic in the fields of first, second, and additional language acquisition from any theoretical perspectives will be fully considered.

Abstracts must be limited to 500 words, with up to one extra page for examples, figures, tables, and references (for a total length of no more than two pages). A suggested format and style for abstracts is available at: http://www.bu.edu/bucld/abstracts/abstract-format/


FURTHER INFORMATION

General conference information is available at: http://www.bu.edu/bucld

We encourage submissions from scholars in countries affected by the new travel restrictions. We will arrange remote presentation for accepted abstracts by scholars who are unable to attend for this reason.

Questions? Email us at: langconf@bu.edu.

Thank you,

BUCLD 2020 Organizing Committee
Boston University Conference on Language Development
96 Cummington Mall, Room 246
Boston, MA 02215
U.S.A.
Feb 032020
 

PRIX DU CHERCHER OU DE LA CHERCHEUSE EN DÉBUT DE CARRIÈRE

Date limite reportée au 15 avril 2020

Le prix du chercheur ou de la chercheuse en début de carrière est décerné à une personne en début de carrière qui a contribué de manière remarquable à la linguistique en tant que science.

Le lauréat ou la lauréate recevra le prix à l’assemblée générale annuelle qui a lieu lors du congrès annuel de l’association.

Admissibilité

Les candidats doivent :

  • occuper un poste académique reconnu dans un établissement postsecondaire canadien ou faire preuve d’un autre statut professionnel équivalent
  • être membre en règle de l’association canadienne de linguistique
  • avoir terminé un programme en linguistique ou autre domaine étroitement lié au cours des 10 années précédant la date limite du concours (cette période n’inclut pas les congés autorisés comme congé parental ou congé de maladie).

Fréquence

Selon les dossiers présentés. Un individu ne peut recevoir ce prix qu’une seule fois, mais le même récipiendaire est tout de même admissible au Prix national d’excellence par la suite.

Critères

Le processus de sélection des lauréats tient compte d’un ou de plusieurs des critères suivants :

  • contribution substantielle et remarquable à la recherche en linguistique ou en matière de langue relative au niveau de carrière;
  • sens de l’innovation en recherche et en diffusion des résultats;
  • influence significative sur les pratiques, les politiques et la communauté en général.

Contenu du dossier de candidature

  1. Une lettre de nomination d’au plus quatre pages, qui présente l’importance de la contribution du candidat ou de la candidate en ce qui a trait aux critères suivants :
    • innovation et originalité dans les résultats et méthodes de recherche;
    • contribution remarquable à la recherche en linguistique ou en matière de langue correspondant au niveau de carrière;
    • efficacité dans la diffusion et la transmission du savoir;
    • influence significative sur les pratiques, les politiques et la communauté en général;
    • autres contributions pertinentes.
  2. Le curriculum vitae du candidat ou de la candidate incluant la liste de ses publications.

La date limite pour le dépôt des candidatures est le 1 15 avril 2020. Les dossiers doivent être envoyés, par voie électronique à Diane Massam, présidente du comité de sélection (diane.massam@utoronto.ca).

THE CANADIAN LINGUISTIC ASSOCIATION EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER AWARD

Deadline extended to April 15, 2020

The Early Career Researcher Award is presented to an individual early in their career who has made outstanding and original contributions to the field of linguistics.

The award laureate will be awarded the prize at the Annual General Meeting held each year during the annual meeting of the Association.

Eligibility

Nominees must:

  • hold a recognized academic appointment at a Canadian post-secondary institution or demonstrate equivalent other professional standing.
  • be a member of the CLA in good standing.
  • have completed their most recent program of study in Linguistics or a closely related field not more than 10 years prior to the competition deadline (exclusive of any documented leave such as parental or sick leave).

Frequency

As nominations warrant. No individual may be awarded this prize more than once; however, recipients are still eligible for the National Excellence award at a later date.

Criteria

One or more of the following criteria will be used in the selection of the award winners:

  • substantial and distinguished contributions to linguistic or language research relative to career level;
  • innovation in research and dissemination;
  • impact on practice, policy, and the broader community.

Nomination Package

  1. Letter of nomination. The letter (maximum 4 pages) should outline the significance, benefits or impact of the nominee’s achievements as they relate to one or more of these categories:
    • Innovation and originality in research outcomes or methods;
    • Distinguished contributions to linguistic or language research relative to career stage;
    • effectiveness in communication and knowledge translation;
    • impact on practice, policy, and the broader community;
    • other appropriate contributions. 

  2. The nominee’s curriculum vitae, including a list of their publications.

The deadline for nominations is 1 15 April 2020. Nominations should be sent electronically to Diane Massam, Selection Committee Chair at (diane.massam@utoronto.ca).

Jan 242020
 

The Department of Linguistics, in the College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of General and Applied Linguistics with a primary specialization in Indigenous languages of the Americas, language revitalization and documentation commencing July 1, 2020.

The successful candidate must have a PhD or expected date of defense in 2020 (at the time of the appointment) in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics with demonstrated research and teaching experience related to Indigenous language revitalization, description, and documentation or archiving. Indigenous community engagement with a research focus on an Indigenous language are also required. Fluency in an Indigenous language of the Americas would be an asset. The candidate must also demonstrate excellence in teaching and a record of peer-reviewed academic publications.

The College of Arts and Science offers a dynamic combination of programs in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. There are over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College, and 312 faculty members, including seven Canada Research Chairs. The College emphasizes student and faculty research, interdisciplinary programs, community outreach, and international opportunities.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000.

Responsibilities:

The prospective candidate is expected to contribute to the growth of a vibrant and successful Linguistics department at the University of Saskatchewan by participating in course and program development with an Indigenous focus. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Linguistics, performing administrative service, maintaining an active research agenda, engaging in public service, attracting and supervising graduate students, and applying for external funding.

Salary bands: Assistant Professor: $96,301 TO 115,723; Associate Professor: $115,723 to $135,145; Full Professor: $135,145 to $157,804. Appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor rank.

This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Application materials to be submitted via email:

  • cover letter;
  • detailed curriculum vitae;
  • minimum of three letters or reference;
  • list and or description of courses they have taken;
  • copy of PhD degree or a statement of status in the program by the supervisor;
  • research statement (no more than 5 pages including references);
  • teaching portfolio including a teaching philosophy (no more than two pages),
    teaching evaluations if applicable;
  • any supporting documents.

Please submit materials to:

Professor Olga Lovick
Department of Linguistics
Arts 924, 9 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5

Telephone: (306) 966-1156
Email: linguistics.department@usask.ca

Application deadline along with all supporting documents is March 22, 2020; however applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.

The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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The Department of Linguistics at the University of Ottawa is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto Phonology/Phonetics Workshop (MOT). The workshop will take place March 27-29, 2020.

Abstracts are invited on any topic related to phonetics, phonology, their interfaces with each other, or their interfaces with the morpho-syntax.

Please submit anonymous abstracts in PDF format with the words “MOT 2020” in the subject line to mot2020conference@gmail.com. Abstracts are not to exceed 1 page, including data and references, with 1-inch margins and 11 point font. Please submit abstracts by Monday, February 3, 2020 by 11:59pm EST. Abstracts will be reviewed internally, with results expected within two weeks of submission. Abstracts and talks may be in either English or French.

Logistical details about the workshop will follow in due course. Please address any questions to Marc Brunelle and Kevin McMullin (mot2020conference@gmail.com).

C’est avec plaisir que le département de linguistique à l’Université d’Ottawa lance un appel de propositions pour l’atelier de phonologie/phonetique MOT (Montréal-Ottawa-Toronto). L’atelier aura lieu du 27 au 29 mars 2020.

Nous vous invitons à soumettre des résumés portant sur tout sujet en phonétique, phonologie, morphologie, ou concernant leurs interfaces. Les résumés doivent être soumis par courriel en format PDF, avec les mots «MOT 2020» dans le titre du message, à mot2020conference@gmail.com. Les résumés ne doivent pas dépasser 1 page, y compris les références et les exemples, avec des marges de 1 pouce et une taille de caractère d’au moins 11pt. La date limite pour soumettre un résumé est le lundi 3 février 2020 à 23h59 HNE. Les résumés seront évalués à uOttawa. L’annonce des résultats sera faite deux semaines après la date limite. Les résumés et les conférences peuvent être en français ou en anglais.

Les détails logistiques sur MOT vous parviendront plus tard. Veuillez vous adresser à Marc Brunelle et Kevin McMullin (mot2020conference@gmail.com) si vous avez des questions.