LINGUIST List 27.1642

Thu Apr 07 2016

Confs: Gen Ling, Hist Ling, Lang Acqu, Psycholing, Socioling/USA

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Date: 06-Apr-2016
From: Bill Haddican <whaddicanqc.cuny.edu>
Subject: Formal Ways of Analyzing Variation 3
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Formal Ways of Analyzing Variation 3
Short Title: FWAV3


Date: 18-May-2016 - 19-May-2016
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contact: Alan Munn
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://fwav3.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The Formal Ways of Analyzing Variation (FWAV) workshop has been a venue for research which pursues formal analyses of linguistic variation, in all domains of grammar (phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics). The purpose of FWAV is to bring researchers together in order to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms which underlie (and the relationship between) intra-speaker variability, language acquisition, and language change.

Now in its third year, the Formal Ways of Analyzing Variation (FWAV) workshop has been a venue for research which pursues formal analyses of linguistic variation, in all domains of grammar (phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics). The purpose of FWAV is to bring researchers together in order to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms which underlie (and the relationship between) intra-speaker variability, language acquisition, and language change. In contrast with previous years (where FWAV was a one-day workshop integrated into a larger conference), this year’s FWAV3 will be a stand-alone, 2-day conference.

Invited Speaker: Cristina Schmitt, Michigan State University

Program:

The conference is to be held at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

8:00am-9:00am Breakfast (C204/205)

9:00am-9:30am
Gita Martohardjono, Executive Officer of the Program in Linguistics, The Graduate Center
Opening Remarks

Session 1 (9:30am-10:50am)

9:30-10:10
Gregory Guy
What variation reveals about morphology

10:10-10:50
Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, Maciej Baranowski, George Bailey & Danielle Turton
A stationary frequency effect in Manchester English

10:50am-11:20am Coffee Break

Session 2 (11:20am-12:40pm)

11:20-12:00
Daniel Duncan
Syntactic variation as a consequence of Variable Impoverishment in Fula objects

12:00-12:40
Judy Bernstein, Francisco Ordóñez, & Francesc Roca
A Formal Analysis of Variation in Catalan Personal Articles

12:40pm-2:40pm Lunch Break

Session 3 (2:40pm-4:40pm)

2:40-3:20
Anthony Kroch & Beatrice Santorini
Detecting grammatical properties in usage data

3:20-4:00
Betsy Sneller & Josef Fruehwald
Evaluating the inevitability of phonological change: /ae/ in Philadelphia

4:00-4:40
Federica Cognola & Roland Hinterhoelz
On the encoding of syntactic variation: competing grammars vs. information structure

4:40pm-5:10pm Coffee Break

Session 4 (5:10pm-6:10pm)

Invited Speaker: Cristina Schmitt (title TBA)

Reception 6:15pm-8:00pm (C198)

Thursday, 19 May 2016

8:00am-9:00am Breakfast (C204/205)

Session 5 (9:30am-10:50am)

9:30-10:10
Theresa Biberauer
Going beyond the input: Three factors and variation, change and stability

10:10-10:50
Isabelle Barriere, Sarah Kresh, Katsiaryna Aharodnik, Geraldine Legendre & Thierry Nazzi
The comprehension of 3rd person subject-verb agreement by low SES NYC English-speaking preschoolers acquiring different varieties of English: A multidimensional approach

10:50am-11:20am Coffee Break

Session 6 (11:20am-12:40pm)

11:20-12:00
Akiva Bacovcin & Christopher Ahern
The logistic language learning curve?

12:00-12:40
Andrea Ceolin, Giuseppe Longobardi, Cristina Guardiano, Monica Alexandrina Irimia, Dimitris Michelioudakis, Nina Radkevich, Luca Bortolussi, and Andrea Sgarro
Mathematical modeling of grammatical diversity supports the historical reality of formal syntax

12:40pm-2:40pm Lunch Break

Session 7 (2:40pm-4:00pm)

2:40-3:20
Greg Johnson & Kali Morris
An experimental approach to the syntax of 'have yet to' constructions

3:20-4:00
Jim Wood & Matthew Tyler
Micro-variation in the Have Yet To construction

4:00pm-4:30pm Coffee Break

Session 8 (4:30pm-5:50pm)

4:30-5:10
Jim Wood & Raffaella Zanuttini
Microvariation in American English applicative structures

5:10-5:50
Hezekiah Akiva Bacovcin
The innovation of an animacy condition: Conditioning environments for dative shift

5:50pm-6:00pm
Closing Remarks

7:00pm-10:00pm Conference Dinner
Via Emilia, 47 East 21st Street, NY, NY 10010

A link to the conference registration page is available here: http://fwav3.commons.gc.cuny.edu/registration/


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