Department colloquia

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 en 2017-2018

  • 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 en 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 en 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 en 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"
  • Feb 3: Kathleen Currie Hall (UBC): introducing the Phonological Corpus Tools software
  • Apr 15: Will Oxford (dd). Talk 1: "What are Algonquian theme signs and how do they vary?". Talk 2: "Agreement interactions in the Algonquian verb"
Haut de page