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LINGUIST List 24.4146

Mon Oct 21 2013

Confs: General Linguistics/UK

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Oct-2013
From: Diana Mazzarella <diana.mazzarella.11ucl.ac.uk>
Subject: 1st UCL Graduate Conference in Linguistics
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1st UCL Graduate Conference in Linguistics

Date: 07-Nov-2013 - 08-Nov-2013
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: Organising Committee
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/research/linguistics/Events/introduction

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The 1st UCL Graduate Conference in Linguistics aims at bringing together graduate students (MPhil/PhD students) to present and discuss their research in an intellectually stimulating environment.

The format of the conference will include the presentation of papers and a poster session.

Invited Speakers:

Deirdre Wilson (CSMN, UCL)
David Adger (Queen Mary, University of London)

Please note that registration closes on October, 25th. Registration is free but mandatory. To register, send us an email to uclling.gc2013gmail.com


7th November 2013

09:00-09:30
Registration

09:30-09:45
Greetings

09:45-11:00
Invited Speaker

Deirdre Wilson (CSMN/UCL)
Communication and Speaker's Meaning: What's the difference, and does it matter?

11:00-11:20
Coffee break

11:20-12:00
Thierry Raeber (University of Neuchâtel)
Defining the edges of irony: The case of ironical and rhetorical questions

12:00-12:40
Anna Drożdżowicz ( IFIKK, UiO; CSMN, UiO)
The why and how of speakers' intuitions about what is said

12:40-13:20
Magdalena Biegajło (University of Warsaw)
A classification and a model of joke comprehension: On the role of naïve optimism, cautious optimism and sophisticated understanding in a taxonomy pivoted on the explicit/implicit distinction

13:20-14:30
Lunch break

14:30-15:10
Luca Sbordone (University of Cambridge)
How imprecise is precise talk? The case of predicates of geometrical shape

15:10-15:50
Susanna Melkonian (Düsseldorf University)
Are cultural concepts shaped by the making of objects?

15:50-16:10
Coffee break

16:10-16:50
John Matthew Jones (UCL)
Vocabulary, iconicity, and cultural evolution

16:50-17:35
Poster talks

17:35-18:35
Poster session

18:35-20:00
Wine reception

8 November 2013

09:20-10:00
Marcin Fortuna ( Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
Melody matters: Arguments against anti-melodism in Strict CV

10:00-10:40
Ji Yea Kim (Seoul National University)
On the role of vowel duration as a perceptual cue to consonant voicing

10:40-11:20
Catherine Smith (University of York)
Phonological 'wildness' in early language development: exploring the role of onomatopoeia

11:20-11:40
Coffee break

11:40-12:20
Anne Beshears (Jawaharlal Nehru University/ Queen Mary, University of London) and Alison Biggs (University of Cambridge)
The syntax of the speaker in the 'went and' construction

12:20-13:00
Andrew Murphy (Humboldt University Berlin)
Escaping ellipsis: a focus movement account of sluicing in Mandarin Chinese

12:20- 14:00
Lunch break

14:00-14:40
Tatiana Philippova (Ben-Gurion University)
On the diversity of the category P

14:40-15:20
Javier Fernandez (CLT/UAB)
Romance CLRD is above IP (despite Q-binding)

15:20-16:00
András Bárány (University of Cambridge)
Differential object marking in Hungarian and variation in DOM

16:00-16:30
Coffee break

16:30-17:45
Invited speaker
David Adger (Queen Mary, University of London)
Root-based structure-building; category-based structure-labelling

17:45-18:00
Closure

The book of abstracts can be downloaded from:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/research/linguistics/Events/book_of_abstracts



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