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[Workshop] MOTH 5 on Syntax

The 5th annual Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton Workshop on Syntax (MOTH 5) will take place on Saturday April 8, 2017

The Department of Linguistics and Languages and ARiEAL Research Centre at McMaster University are hosting the 5th annual Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton workshop on syntax (MOTH 5) on Saturday April 8, 2017. MOTH is a venue for graduate students to present their ongoing work and to get feedback from faculty and fellow students. The workshop will be preceded by the Cognitive Science of Language research day (April 7, 2017), with a keynote by Dr. Brian Dillon (UMass Amherst). The MOTH attendees are cordially invited to the research day as well. Dr. Susana Bejar from University of Toronto will be the MOTH 5 invited keynote speaker this year. 

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: Gilmore Hall 111, McMaster University

Participants must register at the MOTH 5 Eventbrite page.


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MOTH 5, April 8, 2017, McMaster University – The preliminary program 

9:00 - 9:30: Registration & breakfast

9:30 - 10:30 — Morphology

  • 9:30 - 10:00: Fulang Chen (University of Toronto): Chinese truck-drivers in Distributed Morphology
  • 10:00 - 10:30: Ievgeniia Kybalchych (UQAM): Russian ʃto and its dialectal variants ʃo, tʃo and tʃevo 


10:30 - 11:00 — Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30 — Syntax

  • 11-11:30: Zoe McKenzie (University of Toronto): An Analysis of Negative Imperatives in Labrador Inuttut
  • 11:30-12: Heather Yawney (University of Toronto): Suspended Affixation within the Inflectional Domain of Turkish Verbs
  • 12-12:30: Tomohiro Yokoyama (University of Toronto): Severing the PCC from its “Repair”


12:30 - 2:00 — L
unch (provided)/poster session

  • Albandary Aldossari (Western University): Acquisition of L2 Articles: A Comparison of Japanese and English Learners of Arabic
  • Emilia Melara (University of Toronto): This, that, and the other, it: Propositional anaphora in Toronto English
  • Virgilio Partida Peñalva (University of Toronto): On the positioning of Serbian/Croatian clitics. A DM approach
  • Clea Stuart (McGill University): Where the Malagasy Adverbs Are


2:00 - 3:30 — Syntax-semantics interface

  • 2:00 - 2:30: Cassandra Chapman (McMaster University): Translating theoretical assumptions into processing predictions: Evidence from reconstruction
  • 2:30 - 3:00: Myriam Dali (University of Ottawa): The syntax and semantics of competing plurals
  • 3:00 - 3:30: Julianne Doner (University of Toronto): The Purpose of the Inflectional Domain is Anchoring


3:30 - 4:00: Coffee break

4:00 - 5:00: Susana Bejar’s keynote

6 onward: Dinner