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LSRL 49 Conference Schedule

Subject to change. Please note that this is the master schedule, and may be different from the printed program.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Workshop: Corpora and big data for Romance linguists

The Richard B. Russell Jr. Special Collections Library

300 S. Hull Street, Athens, GA 30605

8:30 - 9:15 am Registration and coffee
9:15 - 9:30 am Welcome
9:30 - 10:30 am

Data cleaning methods to improve the accuracy of coding in the Project Phonologie du Français Contemporain Corpus: A Case Study of Schwa Realization, Joshua Griffiths

Electronic Corpus of Historical Documents of the Sertão: sources for studying Brazilian Portuguese, Zenaide Carneiro, Mariana Lacerda, Igor Leal, Priscila Tuy and Shirley Guedes

10:30 - 11:00 am Coffee break
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Changing Faces of Morphological Innovation in French: Gender-Marking in Feminist Discourse on Twitter, Charlotte Prieu

Unagreement and Spanish Psych-verbs: Evidence from a Twitter database, Irene Fernández Serrano

Muchos están mixing but few are mezclando: A data-driven analysis of AUX-V switching, Blake Holman, Almeida Jacqueline Toribio and Barbara Ellen Bullock

12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch break
2:00 - 3:30 pm

“Quan’ i’ pleut, et tout” : using media archives for longitudinal analyses of phonological variation in the French media, Zsuzsanna Fagyal

Lexical Frequency Effects on Place of Articulation of Voiced Coronal Stops of Spanish-English Bilinguals, Ernesto Gutiérrez Topete

Synchronic variation and sound change in Romance languages: a corpus-based study of lenition phenomena in Romanian and Spanish, Ioana Vasilescu and Lori Lamel

3:30 - 4:00 pm Coffee break
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Plenary talk: Zvjezdana VrzićUniversity of Rijeka and New York University

Endangered Romance Languages in Istria, Croatia: Documentation and Preservation

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Opening Reception

Hosted by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute

290 S. Hull Street, Athens, GA 30605


Thursday, May 2, 2019

Main Session: Expanding Horizons in Romance Linguistics

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel
8:00 - 8:45 am Registration and coffee
8:45 - 9:00 am Opening LSRL49 remarks
9:00 - 10:30 am
Phonetics/Phonology Syntax
The long and short of prothesis in early French word-initial /sC/ clusters, Francisco Antonio Montaño Deconstructing the conative alternation in Romance, Josep Ausensi and Eugenia Mangialavori Rasia
An acoustic description of prenominal bon in French liaison, Adam McBride

Que clauses in Portuguese, Patrícia Rodrigues and Gabriela Matos

Dactylic Hexameter isn't Dactylic, Julia Whelan “Adding projections and making connections": Deconstructing the embedded CP through a study of DAT. [gustar / encantar] (eso de / lo de) que, Sophie Harrington
10:30 - 11:00 am Coffee break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sociophonetics Syntax/Morphology

Language contact and divergent paths of variation: Bilingual rhotics in two island communities, Falcón Restrepo-Ramos

VSO Order in Romance: A Distinctness Account, M. Pilar Colomina

Discrete and Gradient Approaches to Lateral Darkness: Sociophonetic Variability in the Spanish and Catalan of Valencia, Justin Davidson

Alternations between regular and athematic participles in Brazilian Portuguese, Suzana Fong
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch break
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Sociolinguistics/Variation Syntax
Dative Passivization In Spanish Dialects: Evidence From The Syntactic Atlas Of Spanish (ASinEs), M. Pilar Colomina, Irene Fernández-Serrano, and Loreno Castillo Ros

Towards a uniform account of accusative and dative clitic doubling, Adolfo Ausín and Francisco J. Fernández-Rubiera

Settledness and morphosyntactic variation across Romance, Mark Hoff and Scott Schwenter

Clitic position in early Old French coordinated verb-first declaratives: Principled or free variation?, Bryan Donaldson

The (non-)adaptation of /VN/ sequences in English loanwords in Québec French (QF): A sociolinguistic and syllabic exploration, Renata Uzzell

Ditropic cliticization, object shift, and phases: post-verbal subject in Galician, Brian Gravely

3:00 - 3:30 pm Coffee break
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Plurilingualism/Language Acquisition Syntax/Semantics
Bidirectional cross-linguistic influence at the DOM among Romanian-Spanish bilinguals, Julio César López Otero French constituent unconditionals relativize a free choice item, Aurore Gonzalez and Karoliina Lohiniva
Easy come, easy go: Deictic verbs reveal crosslinguistic influence in Heritage speakers of Spanish, Michele Goldin, Kristen Syrett, and Liliana Sanchez The Dynamics of Negative Interpretation: Unexpected variability in Strict Negative Concord, Viviane Déprez and Cecilia Poletto
The acquisition of adverbs in trilingual children, Mihaela Pirvulescu, Virginia Hill, Nadia Nacif, Rena Helms-Park, and Maria Petrescu (Non)-pied-piping adjectival wh-comparatives in Spanish, Luis Eguren and Alberto Pastor
5:00 - 5:30 pm Coffee break
5:30 - 6:30 pm Plenary talk: Juan Uriagereka, University of Maryland

Micro-variation, Macro-parameters, and Language-acquisition
7:00 - 9:00 pm Graduate Student Event

Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute

290 S. Hull Street, Athens, GA 30605


Friday, May 3, 2019

Main Session: Expanding Horizons in Romance Linguistics

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel
8:15 - 9:00 am Registration and coffee
9:00 - 10:00 am



Language Attitudes in Liguria: Effects of Gender on the Perception of Genoese, Gabriella Licata Modal superlatives as degree descriptions. Evidence from Romance, Nicoletta Loccioni
Sociolinguistic attitudes towards en plan: An emerging quotative in Peninsular Spanish, Juan Escalona Torres and Megan DiBartolomeo A property-analysis for Spanish bare plural objects, Sabrina Grimberg
10:00 - 10:30 am Coffee break
10:30 - 11:30 am
Sociolinguistics (cont.) Semantics/Pragmatics (cont.)
(Que)-Deletion in Quebec and Europe, Julia Steele

The pragmaticalization of capaz ‘capable’ in Brazilian Portuguese, Patricia Rodrigues and Marcus Vinicius Lunguinho

Bilingual speech planning as an explanatory framework for contact effects: Guarani grammatical borrowings, calques and other mixing outcomes in Paraguayan Spanish, Bruno Estigarribia The information status of Spanish appositives, Dylan Jarrett and Patrícia Amaral
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Plenary talk: Martine Adda-Decker, Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie, Paris (LIMSI)

Variation in Romance languages: insights from large corpora
12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch break
2:00 - 3:00 pm
L2 Acquisition Phonetics/Phonology
Enchaînement in non-liaison context in L1 and L2 French: a comparative study, Rodica Frimu Hypercorrection and phonotactic leveling: revisiting Spanish word-medial coda stops, Silvina Bongiovanni

Grammatical gender marking in a corpus of L2 Spanish: A longitudinal analysis of feminine modifiers, Aarnes Gudmestad, Amanda Edmonds, and Thomas Metzger

Degree of voiced stop weakening depends on place of articulation in Buenos Aires Spanish, Beth MacLeod
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Poster Session
5:30 - 6:30 pm Plenary talk: J. Clancy Clements, Indiana University

Language Families, Language Typology, and Creole Languages
7:30 pm Conference Dinner


Saturday, May 4, 2019

Main Session: Expanding Horizons in Romance Linguistics

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel
8:15 - 9:00 am Coffee
9:00 - 10:30 am
Diachrony L2 Acquisition
A diachronic account of pragmatically polyfunctional usted in Colombian Spanish, Eliot Raynor  Free classification of Spanish regional dialects by L2 Spanish learners, Steven Alcorn
Revisiting (adjectival) resultatives in Old Romance, Víctor Acedo-Matellán, Josep Ausensi, Josep M Fontana and Cristina Real Puigdollers Redefining Sociophonetic Competence: Mapping COG Differences in Phrase-Final Vowel Devoicing in L1 & L2 speakers of French, Amanda Dalola and Keiko Bridwell
Grounding grammaticalization paths in contextual constraints: The categoricalization-to-generalization process in three varieties of Spanish, Martín Fuchs and Maria Mercedes Piñango Applying Broaden & Build Theory to L2 Spanish Lexical Acquisition, María Turrero-García and Andie Faber
10:30 - 11:00 am Coffee break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Plenary talk: Anastasia Giannakidou, University of Chicago

Mood Matters
12:00 - 12:15 pm Break
12:15 - 1:45 pm
Sociolinguistics Syntax
Subject pronoun expression in Equatoguinean Spanish, Lillie Padilla and Álvaro Cerrón-Palomino

Italian and Spanish unaccusative sentence focus constructions: What corpora tell us about their word order, Chiyo Nishida and Cinzia Russi

¡Me recontra encanta el Twitter! A quantitative look at online use of intensifier 'recontra' in Argentine and Peruvian Spanish, David Hair and Jessica Tiegs Another Piece of the Implicit Argument Puzzle: The Case of Existential on, Marc Authier and Lisa Reed
¿Cómo tú estás? A variationist analysis of word order in Caribbean Spanish, Jingyi Guo Building Axial Parts in Romance, Cristina Real Puigdollers



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