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Schedule & Abstracts

Friday, October 6th


MLC 250

MLC 350

10:00 –10:30



10:30 –10:50



10:50 –11:00


11:00 – 12:30

Session 1A

Session 1B

11:00 –11:25

Joseph Stanley

The linguistic effects of a changing timber industry: Language change in Cowlitz County, WA

Camila Livio Emidio

Brazilian Portuguese intensifiers – a quantitative study on muito and bem



11:30 – 11:55

Kelsey Campolong

Transitive andar: an emerging verb of alienable possession




Shannon Pentón Rodríguez

Transitive andar: an emerging verb of alienable possession


12:00 – 12:25

Joseph Rhyne

The South Slavic dialect continuum: Political division driving linguistic change?

Madeline Critchfield

A preliminary analysis of third person subject pronoun expression in Spanish monolinguals and Miskitu-Spanish bilinguals in Nicaragua

12:30 – 2:30

Lunch on your own

2:30 – 4:00

Session 2A

Session 2B

2:30 – 2:55

Leila Lomashvili

 Root suppletion and late insertion revisited




3:00 – 3:25

Nicholas Twiner

I need me a binding theory




Sarah Hercula

Linguistics as un-learning and re-learning: Exploring the boundary between K–12 and the university

3:30 – 3:55

Katie Ireland Kuiper

Crossing boundaries between The Sound and the Fury: William Faulkner & Southern speech


Katherine Conner and Gareth O. Price

Language-in-education policy reform as transitional justice Crossing boundaries between The Sound and the Fury: William Faulkner & Southern speech




Plenary: Dr. Susan Tamasi (MLC 250) 

Labels of Southernness and the discourse of Southern identity

 Friday Night Mixer to follow (~6:00 p.m. - TBD) at Ted’s Most Best in downtown Athens

Due to the potential threat of Tropical Depression/Hurricane(?) Nate, Sunday's events have been moved to Saturday.

Saturday, October 7th (REVISED)


MLC 250

MLC 350

9:00 – 9:25



9:25 – 9:30



9:30  – 9:35


9:35 – 10:35

Session 3A

Session 3B

9:35 – 10:00

Joshua Hummel

How “Black” is Brer Rabbit?: Markers of AAE in Harris’ depiction of African American folktales

Márcia Romero and Camili Alvarenga

Reflections on unaccusativity under an enunciative perspective

10:05 – 10:30

Heiko Wiggers

Wiki Worlds: The struggle of smaller, endangered, and non-western languages to survive on Wikipedia

Youssef A. Haddad

Syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic differences between internal and external possession in Lebanese Arabic

10:35 – 10:45


10:45 – 12:15

Session 4A

Session 4B

10:45 – 11:10


Elizabeth Butler

Sound change: A phonetic and perception-driven process


KellyNoel Waldorf

Multilingualism and language diversity in mainstream U.S. television: A case study of Jane the Virgin

11:15 – 11:40

Joseph Stanley and Kyle Vanderniet

Consonantal variation in Utah English: What el[t]se is happening[k]?

Sadie Wyant

Determining the nature of negative perceptions of Black English and its speakers

11:45 – 12:10

Arianna Janoff

The California Vowel Shift in Santa Barbara

Melissa Gomes

A study of the effectiveness of people-first language

12:15 – 12:25


12:25 – 1:45

Plenary Talk: Dr. Amanda Dalola (MLC 250) 

The Art of the French Hiss: Speaker Identity and Style in the Realization of French Final Vowel Devoicing

Lunch will be provided

1:45 – 2:45

Session 5A

Session 5B

1:45 – 2:10

William Kretzschmar

The fractal structure of language: Phonetic measurements from the South

Saja Albuarabi

The acquisition of English embedded Wh- questions by Arabic learners

2:15 – 2:40

Allison Burkette

The language of archaeological classification: An emergent and interactive practice

Laurie A. Massery

The Interface Hypothesis - L1 and L2 perceptions of grammaticality in complex nominal clauses

2:45 – 2:50


2:50 – 3:50

Session 6A

Session 6B

2:50 – 3:15

Shuo Feng

Less vs. fewer: A comparative analysis of corpora, style manuals, usage dictionaries and online forums

Kathryn Bove

Middle Voice Transfer in Yucatec Spanish Bilinguals


3:20 – 3:45

Joshua McNeill

Laughing out loud on Twitter: A social network analysis approach to language contact and variation

Yihan Zhou

From “deviant” to “obedient”: A diachronic study on the semantic change of the auto-antonym guai in Chinese

3:50 – 4:00


4:00 – 5:45

Plenary Event: Dr. Walt Wolfram/Screening of 'Talking Black in America' (MLC 248)

7:00 – 9:30

Reception at Ciné Lab in downtown Athens (for paid attendees)

 *Best student abstract award winner.