Several graduate students in Linguistics presented talks at this year's Graduate Linguistics Expo at Michigan State (GLEAMS): Kaylin Smith, Yan Cong, Ho-Hsin Huang, Adam Gobeski, Ye Ma, Scott Nelson, Amaresh Joshi, Matt Savage, Alex Mason, and Josh Herrin. For more information, please visit the GLEAMS 2018 website: https://msu.edu/~lingorg/gleams2018/.
Chad Hall's paper, "The Rhotic Pronunciation of Anglo-English and Punjabi-English Bilingual Speakers in West Yorkshire", has been accepted into Matices en Lenguas Extranjeras (Nuances in Foreign Language), which is to be published in early 2019.
Chenchen Xu published her paper, "The sociolinguistic meanings of syllable contraction in Chinese: a study using perceptual maps" in Asia-Pacific Language Variation.
Xu, Chenchen and Lingfeng Mao (2017). The sociolinguistic meanings of syllable contraction in Chinese: a study using perceptual maps. Asia-Pacific Language Variation, 3:2, 159-199. John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Mohammed Ruthan at 24th Annual University of Texas at Arlington Student Conference in Linguistics (UTASCILT)
Mohammed Ruthan presented his talk, "English Loanwords in Arabic; An EFL and ESL Production Study" at the 24th Annual University of Texas at Arlington Student Conference in Linguistics (UTASCILT), which took place March 1st-2nd at the University of Texas, Arlington, in Arlington, TX.
Saya Uehara presented her talk, "Outlier perception accuracy for a vowel undergoing language change in progress" at the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, January 5th. Dr. Suzanne Wagner is a co-author.
Chenchen Xu presented her talk, "Sonority bias in Rugao disyllabic syllable contraction" at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Linguistics Society of America, which was held January 4th-7th in Salt Lake City, Utah. Yen-Hwei Lin and Karthik Durvasula are co-authors. Her paper was published in the conference proceedings: Xu, C., Lin, Y., & Durvasula, K. (2018). Sonority bias in Rugao di-syllabic syllable contraction.Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America, 3(1), 28:1-13. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/plsa.v3i1.4316
Kaylin Smith presented her posters, "Incremental commitment and revision in Icelandic compound processing" and "Incremental working memory effects across consecutive nominal constituents: An ERP study" at the Society for Neurobiology of Language, which took place November 8th-10th in Baltimore, MD. Alicia Parrish and Alan Beretta are co-authors.
Patrick Kelley, Kaylin Smith, and Yan Cong presented their poster, "Prosodic lengthening and boundary prediction in nominal compounds: An ERP study" at the Society for Neurobiology of Language Annual Meeting, which took place November 8th-10th in Baltimore, MD. Alicia Parrish and Alan Beretta are co-authors.
Saya Uehara presented her talk, "Progressive outliers in listener perception of sound change" at the New Ways of Analyzing Variation 46 meeting, which took place in Madison, WI on November 2nd-5th. Suzanne Evans Wagner is a co-author.
Mingzhe Zheng presented his talk, "Ethnic identity construction: The interlocutor effect on the TOOTH vowel in Chinese American English" at the New Ways of Analyzing Variation 46 meeting, which took place in Madison, WI on November 2nd-5th.