Colloquia in 2019-2020
- Sept 11: Volker Struckmeier (Ruhr-Universität Bochum): “Discourse purposes of at-issue assertions, not syntactic moveability, predict ellipsis options”
- Sept 19: Chloé Diskin (University of Melbourne): “Second Dialect Acquisition among Irish migrants in Australia
- Sept 27: Jessica Coon (McGill): "Feature Gluttony and the Syntax of Hierarchy Effects"
- Oct 25: Keir Moulton (U Toronto): "Exceptional agreement via clausal determiners"
- Nov 20: Igor Yanovich (U Tübingen): “Using Approximate Bayesian Computation to learn about the prehistory of Bantu languages”
Colloquia in 2018-2019
- Oct 3: Shana Poplack, Nathalie Dion, Suzanne Robillard & Basile Roussel (University of Ottawa): “Going Viral: Shopping sociolinguistic research to the media and to the public”
- Oct 17: Adam J.R. Tallman (University of Ottawa): “Are there two constituency representations?”
- Nov 2: Junko Shimoyama (McGill): “Positively biased negative polar questions in Japanese and their embeddability"
- Nov 16: Jessamyn Schertz (U Toronto): “Tense and the Realization of the Feminine Plural in Hindi-Urdu” (joint work w/ Stefan Keine)
- Nov 23: Lev Blumenfeld (Carleton University): “Beyond rule order and opacity: atoms, molecules, and interactions"
- Jan 16: Rob Truswell (Universityof Edinburgh): “What's That?"
- Jan 30: Bronwyn Bjorkman (Queen's Uiversity): “Repair or realization? Do-support, verb doubling, and linearization”
- Mar 20: Julie Auger (University of Montreal): “Les interrogatives en picard: un système se cache-t-il sous la diversité des formes?”
- Mar 27: Lydia White (McGill): “Relativized minimality effects in adult L2”
Colloquia in 2017-2018
- Oct 4: María Luisa Rivero (University of Ottawa): “Aspect, Person, and Tense in Hindi-Urdu and Turkish Futures”
- Nov 8: Alexei Kochetov (U Toronto)
- Nov 29: Suzi Lima (U Toronto)
- Jan 19: Katherine White (University of Waterloo): “Toddlers track and use pronunciation variability during word processing”
- Feb 6: Nancy Caplow (Oklahoma State): “Epistemics and evidentials in Diasporic Common Tibetan”
Colloquia in 2016-2017
- Oct 12: Rajesh Bhatt (UMass): “Tense and the Realization of the Feminine Plural in Hindi-Urdu” (joint work w/ Stefan Keine)
- Nov 9: Meghan Clayards (McGill): “Hyper-speech and the modulation of phonetic contrasts”
- Nov 23: Michael Barrie (Sogang University): “The Instability of Phrasal Noun Incorporation"
- Jan 25: Pavel Trofimovich (Concordia): “Second language comprehensibility: Exploring the construct”
- Feb 8: Guillaume Thomas (U Toronto): “Underspecification in degree operators”
- Mar 8: Christopher Green (Syracuse): “Towards a typology of tonal neutralizations in Mande: (Re)discovering compacité tonale”
- Mar 31: Brian Joseph (Ohio State University): "The Greek of Southern Albania: Sociological, Dialectological, and Contact-related Perspectives"
Colloquia in 2015-2016
- Sept 23: Andrew Nevins (UCL): "Tooth and Throat Singing: Mondegreens and the Decoding of Sound Structure"
- Oct 9: Adam Ussishkin (University of Arizona): “Maltese root priming is morphological, not phonological”
- Oct 21: Denis Bouchard (Université du Québec à Montréal): “The nature and origin of language”
- Nov 2: Gretchen McCulloch "How to explain linguistics to a general audience" (a guest lecture for the Doctoral seminar taught by Éric Mathieu)
- Nov 11: Rena Torres Cacoullos (Penn State University): “Code-switching: convergence no, priming yes”
- Dec 2: Raj Singh (Carleton University): “Conjunctive scalar implicatures”
- March 9: Erik Anonby (Carleton University): “Structural effects of contact between French and Mambay (Niger-Congo)”
- March 30: Sarah E. Murray (Cornell University): "Evidentials and illocutionary mood in Cheyenne"
- April 12: Lisa deMena Travis (McGill University): "The position of Out of Control morphemes in Malagasy and Tagalog"
Colloquia in 2014-2015
- Oct 22: Daniel Siddiqi (Carleton): "On Monolistemicity and Post-Linearization Spanning"
- Nov 7: Vincent Gracco (McGill): "Some observations on the consequences of age of acquisition on the bilingual brain"
- Nov 21: Margaret Grant (postdoc at McGill University at the time, currently at Humboldt University, Berlin): "Processing structural and referential ambiguities" (Joint work with Brian Dillon and Shayne Sloggett (UMass Amherst))
- Dec 09: Brock Ferguson (Northwestern University): When veps cry: Can toddlers learn novel words from linguistic contexts alone?
Helen Buckler (University of Toronto): "Voicing alternations in the developing mental lexicon"