LINGUIST List 32.2255

Fri Jul 02 2021

Confs: Applied Ling, Lang Acq, Phonetics, Semantics, Syntax/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 02-Jul-2021
From: Cris Chatterjee <>
Subject: Toon Taaks - Newcastle and Northumbria postgraduate conference in Linguistics
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Toon Taaks - Newcastle and Northumbria postgraduate conference in Linguistics
Short Title: NNPCiL

Date: 27-Jul-2021 - 27-Jul-2021
Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom
Contact: Andrea de los Angeles Canovosio
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

We’re looking forward to co-hosting Toon Taaks on 27 July. It’s a free online linguistics conference organised by students and staff at Northumbria and Newcastle universities which is aimed at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate linguistics students.

This is a smaller event than the usual annual conference which had to be postponed last year.

Program Information:

The event is on Tuesday, 27 July, running from 9am to 3.15pm UK time.

The event is free but you need to register here:

There will be five peer-reviewed talks by postgraduate students in the morning session and a keynote in the afternoon at 2-3.15pm.

The keynote speaker is Amanda Owen van Horne (University of Delaware) and her topic is:

“Exemplar Theory or Variability? The role of the verb and verb bias in the treatment of children with Developmental Language Disorder”

Here is a list of the presentations that will be delivered during the morning:

9:30 am: Using interlingual homophones to explore Chinese-English bilingual lexical activation. (Siyu Chen, Greenwich University UK, Laurence White, University of Bristol UK, María Arche, Greenwich University UK, Claire Monks, Greenwich University UK)

10:00 am: To be or not to be bilingual? That is the question. (Esther Mediero, Greenwich University UK)

10:30 am: Demonstrative Constructions in Ethiopian Oromo (Wakweya Gobena, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia)

11:00 am: Media, Monarchy & The Discursive Construction of Hegemonic Tolerance (Sonny Osman, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

11:30 am: Conditional backshift: against the view that the verb forms in ‘remote’, ‘subjunctive’ or ‘2nd and 3rd’ conditionals encode or implicate improbability, negative epistemic stance or counterfactuality. (Cris Chatterjee, Northumbria University, UK)

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