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Schedule and Abstracts

Hello and welcome to the Minnesota Student Workshop on Linguistics. Below is our schedule with links to the various abstracts. You can also download the schedule (in an easier-to-read format) here.


Friday, May 2, 2008

12pm – 1:15pm Registration (Nolte 125)

Session 1: "Sorry, I didn't hear that [ l ]" Chair: Paula Chesley (Nolte 140)
1:15 - 1:30 Welcome
1:30 – 2:00 Anna Marco-Cortiel A Sociolinguistic Study of Bulgarian L-Vocalization
2:00-2:20 Giusy Clemente An Intercultural Pragmatics Study:Americans and Italians Apologizing in English
2:20 – 2:40 Mark McKay Discontinuous Negation in Guaraní
2:40 - 3:00 Brian Gordon Informational constraints on syntax in Ponca and Omaha

3:00 – 3:30 Break

Session 2: Field Methods Chair: Nancy Stenson (Nolte 140)
3:30 – 5:00 Class presentations on Berber “Can I buy a vowel? A sketch of Kabyle Berber"

5:00 Happy hour in Dinkytown (Location T.B.A.)




Saturday, May 3, 2008

8:30 -9:00 Registration--light breakfast provided (Nolte 140)

Session 3: Phonology and Morphology Chair: Suzanne van Duym (Nolte 125)
9:15 – 9:45 Paula Chesley Roots, Stems, and Kabyle Plurals: An Economy-Motivated Model
9:45 – 10:15 Kossi Ngolo The Formation of a New Urban Dialect: The Case of Ewe in Southern Togo
10:15-10:45 Rosa-Maria Castaneda Crossing National Borders: Palatalization in Uruguayan Portuguese
10:45-11:15 Zoltan Boka Using f0 Ranges to Measure the Effectiveness of Fluency Drills on Non-native Speakers

11:15-12:30 Lunch on your own

Session 4: ESL and Pragmatics Chair: Jackie Listemaa (Nolte 125)
12:30-1:00 Liza C. Salainti The Effectiveness of Teachers’ Gestures in ESL Writing Classes
1:00-1:30 Tor Lindbloom “If You’re Gonna…, Then I’m Gonna: Be going to Conditionals in a Spoken Academic English Corpus
1:30-2:00 Adeline Koh A Bourdieuvian analysis of Singapore Colloquial English (Singlish)

2:00-2:15 Break

Session 5: Multilingualism Chair: Amel Khalfaoui (Nolte 125)
2:15-2:45 Kate Kent Russian-Ukrainian Bilingualism in Post-Soviet Ukraine
2:45-3:15 Michael Coggins A Comparative Discourse Analysis of Embedded Ideologies in Indian News Media
3:15-3:45 Muhammad Farrukh Ashraf Syed Code-Switching in Pakistan: (A Survey of Hybridization in Proper Names in Commercial Signs)

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-5:00 Ettien Koffi A Game Theoretic Solution to the Plight of Not Commonly Taught Languages (Nolte 125)

5:30 Dinner* (Loring Pasta Bar)




*Dinner on Saturday will be held at Loring Pasta Bar at the corner of 4th St. and 14th Ave. in Dinkytown. $15 advance payment required. Contact Eden (kaise113@umn.edu) with questions.

Presenters, please take note that MNSWOL will not be publishing a proceedings, but Georgetown University Working Papers in Linguistics is soliciting papers for their upcoming issue: “Theoretical Investigations into Lesser Studied Languages?. Contact with questions: guwptl@gmail.com

MNSWOL 2008 sponsored by:
Graduate Linguistics Association of Minnesota (GLAM)
Institute of Linguistics, and English as a Second Language, Slavic Languages and
Literatures (ILES)
Council of Graduate Students
Bruegger’s Bagels
GAPSA