Revised Saturday Schedule

LCUGA4 - 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 + Provided Lunch (MLC 250) abstract

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/Talking Black in America (MLC 248)

7:00 – 9:30

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