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The Centre for French and Linguistics presents: 1st Undergraduate Linguistics Conference

 

1st UTSC Undergraduate Conference in Linguistics:

November 15, 2013 (IC318)

Conference programme
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9:45-10:10: Welcome & breakfast

 

 

Session 1: Sociolinguistics

10:10-10:30:

Vidya David

A Comparative Study of the Relationship between French Atlantic and Indian Ocean Creoles

 

10:30-10:50:

Erin Duncan
Informality and Perceptions

 

10:50-11:10:
Marya Ghayas Ahmad

L’usage des langues maternelles indo-aryennes a Toronto

 

11:10-11:30:

Jennifer Scanlon

Preteen language and the internet

 

11:30-11:40: Coffee break

 

Session 2: Syntax

11:40-12:00:

Alan Tran & Joshua Pratt

An examination of Wh-movement in Western Armenian

 

12:00-12:20:

Vivelle Yearwood, Vicky Chong & Juvénal Ndayiragije

Is there a DP in Cantonese?

 

 

12:20-14:00: Lunch Break

 

Session 3: Acquisition

14:00-14:20:

Bhairvi Lakhani, Cindy Yee & Rena Helms-Park

Cognate Facilitation in Yes-No (Lexical Decision) Tests

 

14:20-14:40:

Kirsten McCann, Joshua Pratt & Rena Helms-Park
How Reading Miscues Reveal L2 Learners’ Word Associations and Word Recognition Strategies

 

Session 4: Phonology

14:40-15:00:

Alan Tran
Online adaptations of English and French loanwords into the Vietnamese language

 

15:00-15:10: Coffee break

 

Session 5: Applied Linguistics

15:10-15:30:

Nicole Najda
Aphasic to Aphasic Interaction

 

15:30-15:50:

Helen Xiaoyan Wu & Vivelle Yearwood

The Pros and Cons of the Two Chinese Script Systems

and Their Implications in Teaching 

 

 

15:50-16:35: Keynote speaker

Philip J. Monahan

Identifying linguistic pieces in the brain: how the brain can inform us about the language and what language tells us about the brain

 

16:45-17:00: Certificate ceremony

 

17:00-18:00: Reception

 




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