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Mon Jul 08 2013

Confs: General Linguistics/UK

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Date: 08-Jul-2013
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Subject: PARLAY Conference: Postgraduate and Academic Researchers in Linguistics at York
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PARLAY Conference: Postgraduate and Academic Researchers in Linguistics at York Short Title: PARLAY Conference

Date: 06-Sep-2013 - 06-Sep-2013 Location: York, United Kingdom Contact: PG Organising Committee Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

In the University of York’s 50th anniversary year, we are pleased to announce the first Postgraduate and Academic Researchers in Linguistics at York (PARLAY) conference, supported by the Linguistics Association of Great Britain. This one-day conference is designed to give linguistics postgraduates from all research areas an opportunity to present and discuss their research in a friendly and intellectually stimulating setting at the University of York, with an opportunity for presenters to publish in a special edition of York’s own linguistics journal, the York Papers in Linguistics.

The conference will be held on Friday 6 September 2013 in the Berrick Saul Building, which acts as a vibrant hub of research for postgraduates in the arts and humanities. A locally-sourced lunch will be provided, along with refreshments throughout the day. A conference dinner will be held in York in the evening, to which all delegates are invited.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Prof Francis Nolan (University of Cambridge)
Dr Sam Hellmuth (University of York)

Registration and welcome

Catherine Smith, University of York
Phonological ‘wildness’ in early language development: Exploring the role of onomatopoeia

Akiko Muroya, University of EssexVariability in the use of English articles by Japanese adolescent learner

Kevin Tang, Andrew Nevins, Michael Becker, University College London
A 61 million word corpus of Brazilian Portuguese film subtitles as a resource for linguistic research: Investigating the (non-)role of token frequency on phonology

10:00-10:30Quentin Dabouis, Elodie Descloux, Université Francois Rabelais
English stress and phonological representations

Rosa Kwok, Andy Ellis, University of York
Visual word learning in dyslexic and typical adults

Marco De Martino, University of Naples Federico II
Illness narratives: A corpus- based analysis of gender and identity in patients’ accounts

10:30-11:00Olivier Glain, Université Jean Monnet de Saint-Etienne and Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
Instances of contemporary palatalization (ICP’s) in the English-speaking world

Nadiia Denhovska, University of Manchester
Frequency and L2 grammar knowledge acquisition under implicit learning conditions

Pablo Ruano, University of Extremadura
How Mr. Gradgrind and Mr. Bounderby’s speech is different from that of Sissy and Louisa in Charles Dickens’ Hard Times: A corpus-based view

Coffee break

Plenary talk: Dr Sam Hellmuth

IRIS talk


Plenary talk: Professor Francis Nolan

14.30-15.00Vasiliki Antoniou, University of Essex
Scaffolding L2 development through virtual learning environments (second life/SIMiLLE): A path to enhancing English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Abdurraouf Shitaw, University of Leeds
Articulatory coordination of two-stop clusters in Tripolitanian Libyan Arabic

Ewelina Mokrosz, Catholic University of Lublin
Agreement patterns in It-clefts: A minimalist account

15:00-15:30Jack Wilson, University of Leeds
Projective gestures: Investigating the utility of manual movements during a map task

Ilaria Torre, University of York
Perception and production of smiling voice

Aiqing Wang, University of York
Negative/modal elements in late archaic Chinese and intervention effect of negation

Coffee break

Poster session

Jessica Wormald, University of York
Innovation and transfer in Bradford Punjabi-English

Natalie Fecher, University of York
Auditory-visual speech processing when the talker’s face is disguised by facewear

Carmen Ebner, Morana Lukac, Leiden University
E-BBC: Investigating auntie’s online language usage

Saudi Sadiq, University of York
The stress of stress: Minia Arabic converging towards Cairene Arabic Stress

Erica Gold, University of York
Population statistics for articulation rate in male Southern Standard British English speakers

Kirsten Bartlett, University of York
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Drinks reception

Dinner at Melton’s Too (York City Centre)

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