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Jul 062019
 

La 4e réunion de l’atelier Mo-MOT (la Morphologie à Montréal, Ottawa et Toronto) se tiendra à l’Université Queen’s, Kingston, les 8 et 9 nov. 2019. Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer que cette année la conférence invitée sera prononcée par Rose-Marie Déchaine et Hermann Keupdjio (UBC).

Nous invitons des résumés de communications pour une présentation de 20 minutes. Les résumés ne doivent pas dépasser une page (références bibliographiques peuvent figurer sur une deuxième page), taille 12 Times New Roman avec des marges de 2,5 cm.

Les résumés doivent être soumis en format PDFs anonymes à l’adresse courriel suivante : momot4@queensu.ca

Le courriel doit contenir les informations suivantes :

  • Prénom, nom et affiliation de la 1ère auteure / du 1er auteur
  • Prénom, nom et affiliation des coauteur.e.s
  • Adresse courriel de contact
  • Titre de la présentation

Les résumés doivent être reçus d’ici le 15 septembre 2019.

Les résumés ainsi que les communications peuvent être présentés en anglais ou/et en français.

Site web : https://www.queensu.ca/french/research/conferences/mo-mot4

The 4th annual Mo-MOT meeting (Morphology in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto) will take place November 8-9, 2019 at Queen’s University, Kingston. We are pleased to announce that the invited speakers at this year’s workshop are Rose-Marie Déchaine and Hermann Keupdjio (UBC).

We invite the submission of abstracts for 20 minute talks. Abstracts should be no longer than one page (references can appear on a second page), with one-inch margins and 12-point Times New Roman font.

Abstracts should be submitted as anonymous PDFs by email to the following email address: momot4@queensu.ca

The body of the email must contain the following information:

  • First and last name and affiliation of first author
  • First and last name and affiliation of co-authors
  • Contact email address
  • Title of the paper

Abstracts must be received by September 15, 2019.

Abstracts and talks can be in French and/or English.

Web site: https://www.queensu.ca/french/research/conferences/mo-mot4

Jun 042019
 

Les articles publiés dans ces actes ont été présentés lors du congrès annuel de l’Association canadienne de linguistique qui s’est tenu à l’Université de Regina, du mercredi 30 mai au vendredi 1er juin 2018. Certaines des communications présentées n’ont pas été soumises par les auteures et les auteurs.

Rédactrice : Emily Dmyterko

En suivant les liens de la table des matières, vous pouvez télécharger les articles du congrès au format PDF.

Les droits d’auteur demeurent la propriété des auteures et des auteurs.

ISSN 0027-9633

The papers in these proceedings were presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association held at the University of Regina from Wednesday, May 30, to Friday, June 1, 2018. Not all papers given at the conference were submitted.

Editor: Emily Dmyterko

Follow the links in the table of contents to download the papers in PDF format.

Copyrights remain with the authors.

ISSN 0027-9633


Table des matières | Table of Contents

Jun 012019
 

43ème Réunion annuelle
Association de linguistique des provinces atlantiques
Université du Nouveau-Brunswick
Fredericton (Nouveau-Brunswick), Canada

18 & 19 octobre 2019

Thème : Métaphore, théorie du langage et linguistique cognitive

Conférencier invité : Albert Katz, Western University

Appel à communications

Les auteurs sont invités à soumettre des propositions de communication portant sur tous les domaines de la linguistique et plus spécialement sur le thème du colloque, consacré à la métaphore en particulier, et au langage figuratif en général, au sein de la linguistique cognitive. Les étudiants de maîtrise et de doctorat sont encouragés à soumettre des propositions. La durée des communications est de 30 minutes : 20 minutes de présentation et 10 minutes pour la période de discussion.

Soumission des propositions de communication

Les résumés ne doivent pas dépasser 300 mots, excluant le titre et les références. La date limite pour la soumission des propositions de communication est le vendredi 30 août 2019. L’évaluation sera faite de façon anonyme.

Veuillez faire parvenir les propositions anonymes par courriel à APLA43@unb.ca sous forme de pièces jointes (format .doc de préférence). Inscrivez dans la partie « objet » de votre courriel la mention « ALPA 43 Résumé » et indiquez les éléments suivants dans votre courriel :

  1. Votre nom et affiliation
  2. Votre adresse électronique, votre adresse postale et votre numéro de téléphone
  3. La séance à laquelle votre présentation est destinée : a) thème du colloque ; b) autres aspects de la linguistique (p. ex. variétés de langues régionales, linguistique computationnelle, sémantique, phonologie, syntaxe, etc.).

Les frais d’inscription pour le colloque s’élèvent à 100 $ (60 $ pour les retraités et 40 $ pour les étudiants). Les auteurs doivent être membres de l’Association de linguistique des provinces atlantiques (ALPA). Vous pouvez payer les frais de cotisation annuelle de 30 $ (15 $ pour les étudiants) au colloque. Pour de plus amples renseignements sur l’ALPA, veuillez visiter le site web de l’ALPA :

https://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/departments/francais/alpa/index.html

Pour nous contacter

Adresse électronique : APLA43@unb.ca
Christine Horne
Département d’études françaises
Université du Nouveau-Brunswick
Fredericton (Nouveau-Brunswick), Canada
Téléphone : (506) 458-7459

43rd Annual Meeting
Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

18–19 October 2019

Conference Theme: Metaphor, Language Theory, and Cognitive Linguistics

Invited Speaker: Albert Katz, Western University

Call for papers

Authors are invited to submit abstracts on their research, in English or French, in any area of linguistics and especially on the conference theme, which seeks to explore new discoveries in the areas of metaphor in particular or figurative language in general, viewed from the perspective of cognitive linguistics. Graduate students are welcome. Presentations are 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 10 for discussion).

Abstract submissions

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, excluding title and references. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 30, 2019. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and replies sent as promptly as possible.

Please submit your anonymous abstract by email to APLA43@unb.ca as an attachment (preferably in MSWord or pdf). In the subject field of the email, enter “APLA 43 Abstract”. In the body of the email, include:

  1. Your name and affiliation
  2. Email address, postal address, and phone number
  3. The session the abstract is for (a) the conference theme or (b) other aspects of linguistics (e.g. regional language varieties, computational linguistics, semantics, phonology, syntax, etc.)

The registration fee for the conference is $100 ($60 for retired persons and $40 for students). All presenters must be members of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association (APLA). The annual membership fee of $30 ($15 for students) may be paid at the conference. For more information, please visit:

https://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/departments/french/apla/index.html

Contact Information

Email: APLA43@unb.ca
Christine Horne
Department of French
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB, Canada
Phone: (506) 458-7459
May 232019
 

The Program in Linguistics at Saint Mary’s University is seeking applications for two part-time instructors, for the following courses:

  • LING 1200.2 – Introduction to Linguistics (second half; winter 2020)
  • LING 3350.1 – Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Linguistics: Acquisition (fall 2019)

Please see the linked pdf files for application instructions.

Apr 022019
 

L’Association canadienne de linguistique a tenu son congrès de 2019 lors du Congrès des sciences humaines à l’Université de Colombie-Britannique, du samedi le 1er juin au lundi le 3 juin 2019.

The Canadian Linguistic Association held its 2019 conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of British Columbia, from Saturday, June 1, to Monday, June 3, 2019.


Programme

dernière mise à jour: 31 mai 2019 | latest update: May 31, 2019

Événements speciaux

Special events


Samedi le 1er juin | Saturday, June 1
8:30 9:00

déjeuner | breakfast
fscFSC atrium

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Morphosyntaxe | Morphosyntax

Président | Chair: Dan Siddiqi

Acquisition

Président | Chair: Yves Roberge

Discours-pragmatique | Discourse pragmatics

Président | Chair: Hotze Rullmann

9:00 9:30

Precious Affia & Jila Ghomeshi (Manitoba)

Double number marking in Nigerian Pidgin English

David Heap & Adriana Soto Corominas (Western, Alberta)

Recycling in Catalan clitic acquisition: Underspecification and frequency effects

Zachary Gilkison (SFU)

Sounding How It Sounded: Quotation and Relevance in Hul’q’umi’num’ Salish Narratives

9:30 10:00

Johnnatan Ivens Antunes Nascimento (UQAM)

The singular case of clitic doubling in Brazilian Portuguese

Kenny Castillo (Western)

Prédicats récalcitrants lors de l’acquisition de la distinction indicatif-subjonctif de l’espagnol

Kerry Sluchinski (Alberta)

Genderless Narratives: The Pragmatics of ta in Chinese Social Media

10:00 10:30

Arsalan Kahnemuyipour & Sahar Taghipour (Toronto)

Hybrid alignment in Laki agreement and the special status of clitics

Francesca Jackman (Victoria)

Les fonctions discursives de l’emprunt whatever en chiac

10:30 10:45

pause | break

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Syntaxe | Syntax

Président | Chair: Will Oxford

Phonétique | Phonetics

Président | Chair: Henny Yeung

Contacte et revitalisation | Contact and Revitalization

Présidente | Chair: Marianne Huijsmans

10:45 11:15

Valentina Colasanti & Martina Wiltschko (UBC)

Spatial and social deixis and the speech act structure of nominals

Matthew Schuurman (UQAM)

Plosive reduction in two Baffin Inuktitut dialects

Heather Bliss (SFU)

Code-Switching in Blackfoot Stories

11:15 11:45

Elias Abdollahnejad (Calgary)

Persian ditransitives: Movement for specificity?

Isabelle Marcoux (UQAM)

Le timbre de schwa et des autres voyelles moyennes antérieures et arrondies en français de l’Île-de-France en comparaison avec le français laurentien

Paula Laita Pallarés (UPV/EHU)

Nenqayni ch’ih revitalization in Yuneŝit’in}

11:45 1:00

dîner | lunch

1:00 2:30

Session d’affiches 1 | Poster session 1
FSCFSC Atrium

FSCFSC 1221 FSCFSC 1611 FSCFSC 1001

Syntaxe | Syntax

Présidente | Chair: Jila Ghomeshi

Phonologie | Phonology

Présidente | Chair: Kathleen Currie Hall

Sémantique | Semantics

Présidente | Chair: Alexis Wellwood

2:30 3:00

Mathieu Paillé (McGill)

Unergatives in Malay inside-verbals

B. Elan Dresher & Iryna Osadcha (Toronto)

Mobile Lexical Parentheses in Metrical Grids

Maxime Codère Corbeil (UQAM)

Sur le traitement des implicatures scalaires et de la similarité entre les énoncés

3:00 3:30

Virgilio Partida-Peñalva (Toronto)

Little-v agreement and Split-S in Mazahua

Fusheini Hudu (Ghana)

Prosodic licensing of segmental features in Dagbani

Sihwei Chen (Academia Sinica)

Widening the future: Ca-reduplication in Atayal

3:30 4:00

Will Oxford (Manitoba)

The Algonquian inverse: Syntax or morphology?

Anja Arnhold, Emily Elfner & Richard Compton (Alberta, York, UQAM)

On the Absence of Stress in Inuktitut

Heather Stephens (Toronto)

Yep, indeed: The certainty of polarity particles yep and nope

4:00 4:15

pause | break

4:15 6:15

Assemblée générale | Annual General Meeting
FSCFSC 1005


Dimanche le 2 juin | Sunday, June 2
8:30 9:00

déjeuner | breakfast
fscFSC atrium

DMPHugh Dempster Pavilion 110 FSCFSC 1611 FSCFSC 1001

Sémantique | Semantics

Présidente | Chair: Chung-hye Han

Morphophonologie | Morphophonology

Présidente | Chair: Avery Ozburn

Acquisition | Acquisition

Présidente | Chair: Lindsay Hracs

9:00 9:30

Alexis Wellwood & Angela Xiaoxue He (USC)

Evaluating comparatives with superordinate mass nouns

Yurika Aonuki (UBC)

Adjective Intensification in American Sign Language

Natália Brambatti Guzzo, Heather Goad & Megan Deegan (McGill)

Stress systems can blend: Evidence from bilingual acquisition of French and English

9:30 10:00

Andrew Peters (Toronto)

Mongolian Converbs and the Macro-Event Property

John Lyon & Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins (CSU Fresno, Victoria)

Linearizing Clitics in Two Interior Salish Languages: Nsyilxcn and Nxaʔamxčín

Mingyu Qiu & Stephen Winters (Calgary)

Phonetic variations of F0 range in L1 and L2: A comparison between English and Japanese native speakers

10:00 10:30

Gloria Mellesmoen & Marianne Huijsmans (UBC)

Pluractionality in ʔayʔaǰuθəm

Angelica Hernandez & Yvan Rose (Western, MUN)

Introducing Phon to the sociophonetics research community

Natasha Swiderski & Yasaman Rafat (Western)

Orthographic effects in the production of the Spanish rhotics: Evidence from Haitian Creole speakers in Tijuana, Mexico

10:30 10:45

pause | break

10:45 12:15

Session d’affiches 2 | Poster session 2
FSCFSC Atrium

12:15 1:45

dîner | lunch

Table ronde sur l’inclusion, la diversité, l’équité, la discrimination et le harcèlement dans le milieu de la linguistique canadienne | Round table on inclusion, diversity, equity, discrimination and harassment in the Canadian linguistic milieu
DMPHugh Dempster Pavilion 110

DMPHugh Dempster Pavilion 110 FSCFSC 1611 FSCFSC 1001

Morphosyntaxe | Morphosyntax

Présidente | Chair: Myriam Dali

Sociophonétique | Sociophonetics

Président | Chair: Wladyslaw Cichocki

Acquisition | Acquisition

Présidente | Chair: Catherine Léger

1:45 2:15

Neil Banerjee (MIT)

Inward sensitive allomorphy in Bengali negation

Molly Babel, Amanda Cardoso, Kyra Hayter, Robert Pritchard & Kaining Xu (UBC)

Populating the map of British Columbia English

Adriana Soto-Corominas, Johanne Paradis, Magdalena Winters Difani, Evangelia Daskalaki & Redab Al Janaideh (Alberta, OISE)

The Syntactic Acquisition in English and Arabic of Syrian Refugee Children: Influence from Cognitive and Environmental Factors

2:15 2:45

Sigwan Thivierge (Maryland)

Phase Unlocking in Georgian

Amanda Cardoso (UBC)

Canadian Raising in Polysyllabic Words in Western Canada

2:45 3:15

Kinza Mahoon (Toronto)

Nominal Modification in Hindi-Urdu

Gerard Van Herk, Becky Childs & Osama Omari (MUN, Coastal Carolina, Yarmouk)

Stopposites: Exploiting cross-linguistic conflict sites to explore the socio/linguistic interface

3:15 4:00

Foire de programmes de cycles supérieurs | Grad Programme Fair
FSCFSC Atrium

pause | break

4:00 5:00

Communication plénière | Plenary talk
Elaine Gold
Lauréate du prix national d’excellence | Recipient of the National Achievement Award
“How a Posting on Linguist List Changed My Life”
FSCFSC 1005

5:00 7:00

Réception du recteur | President’s reception
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre


Lundi le 3 juin | Monday, June 3
8:30 9:00

déjeuner | breakfast

Session speciale | Special session
in honour of Michael Rochemont | en l’honneur de Michael Rochement
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9:00 9:05

Introduction: Martina Wiltschko (UBC)

9:05 9:10

Remembering Michael Rochemont: Yves Roberge (Toronto)

9:15 9:45

Roger Yu-Hsiang Lo, Angelika Kiss & Maxime Tulling (UBC, Toronto, NYU)

The prosody of Cantonese information-seeking and negative rhetorical wh-questions

9:45 10:15

Johannes Heim (UBC)

Decomposing Speech Acts

10:15 10:45

Hermann Keupdjio & Katie Martin (UBC)

Exhaustive Focus in Gitksan and Medumba

10:45 11:00

pause | break

FSCFSC 1221 FSCFSC 1001 FSCFSC 1003

Syntaxe | Syntax

Présidente | Chair: Diane Massam

Changement et variation linguistique | Language variation and change

Président | Chair: David Heap

Phonologie | Phonology

Présidente | Chair: Emily Elfner

11:00 11:30

Alma Bulut & Adel Jebali (Concordia)

L’emploi observable des clitiques du serbo-croate

Katie Slemp & Tatiana Fernandez (Western)

The H-Pattern in Central Ibero-Romance: Further Evidence for Morphomes

Avery Ozburn (UBC)

An analysis of ATR harmony in Alur

11:30 12:00

Daniel Currie Hall (SMU)

Morphological phi-agreement in English: Singular they and relative who

Panayiotis Pappas, Angela Ralli & Symeon Tsolakidis (SFU, Patras)

Patterns of past tense formation in the Greek of Greek-Canadians

Marjorie Leduc (Concordia)

Feature-filling and underspecified vowels: An account of irregularities in Votic vowel harmony

12:00 12:30

Dennis Ryan Storoshenko (Calgary)

Plurality and Binding within the English th…sel{f/ves} Paradigm

Márton Sóskuthy (UBC)

The origins of /u/-fronting: A cross-linguistic study

Connor Mayer & Robert Daland (UCLA)

A method for learning features from observed phonological classes

12:30 1:30

dîner | Lunch

FSC 1221 FSC 1001 FSC 1003

Syntaxe | Syntax

Présidente | Chair: Elizabeth Ritter

Changement et variation linguistique | Language variation and change

Président | Chair: Panos Pappas

Phonologie | Phonology

Présidente | Chair: Heather Newell

1:30 2:00

Dennis Ott & Raymond Therrien (Ottawa)

Swiping in Canadian French and its Implications for the Theory of Sluicing

Elena Voskovskaia (GPRC)

La productivité morphologique des composés A-N et N-de-N dans la littérature française du 17e au 20e siecle

Gunnar Olafur Hansson (UBC)

The limits of opaque phonology: Icelandic glide deletion reconsidered

2:00 2:30

Peng Han (Calgary)

Testing contexts’ effects on the Mandarin reflexive anaphor ziji’s interpretation

Duaa Abuamsha (Calgary)

A Grammaticalization Approach to the Progressive Marker in Palestinian Arabic

Koorosh Ariyaee (Toronto)

The need for indexed markedness constraints: Evidence from spoken Persian

2:30 3:00

Hanadi Azhari & Jila Ghomeshi (Umm Al-Qura University, Manitoba)

Emergent Participles in Makkan Arabic

Michael Dow (UdeM)

Subsegmental interactions between affrication and devoicing in Québec French

3:00 3:15

pause | break

FSCFSC 1221 FSCFSC 1001 FSCFSC 1003

Syntaxe | Syntax

Président | Chair: Nicholas LaCara

Lexicale | Lexical

Président | Chair: Michael Dow

Psycholinguistique | Psycholinguistics

Présidente | Chair: Anne-Michelle Tessier

3:15 3:45

Myriam Dali (Ottawa)

Syntactic gender is on Num

Alexandra Chabot & Marianne Laplante (UQAM)

Apport de la statistique exploratoire à la Pokémonastique : Symbolisme phonétique dans les néologismes en français

Philip Monahan, Alejandro Pérez & Jessamyn Schertz (Toronto)

Abstract Phonological Features: EEG Evidence from English Voicing

3:45 4:15

Sahar Taghipour (Toronto)

Definiteness in Laki: Its contributions to the DP structure

Laurence Gagnon & Anne-Marie Parisot (UQAM)

Création lexicale en langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) pour des concepts de l’astronomie

Félix Desmeules-Trudel & Marc Joanisse (Western)

Memory traces of newly-learned words that contain non-native sounds are more robust after sleep consolidation

4:15 4:45

Ivanna Richardson (Ottawa)

Counting Khmer Nouns: A Plural and Classifiers that Co-occur

Kathleen Currie Hall, Oksana Tkachman & Yurika Aonuki (UBC)

Lexical Competition and Articulatory Enhancement in American Sign Language

Terrina Chan, Gracellia Purnomo, Ryan Taylor & Bryan Gick (UBC)

Electromyographic analysis of coarticulation in speech and smile movements

4:45 5:15

Elizabeth Ritter & Martina Wiltschko (Calgary, UBC)

The syntax of formality: Universals and variation

John Alderete, Queenie Chan & Henny Yeung (SFU)

Tone slips in Cantonese: Evidence for early phonological encoding

Mar 192019
 

Chers/chères membres de l’ACL et collègues,

Nous souhaitons mettre sur pied un comité spécial sur l’inclusion, la diversité et l’équité dans le milieu de la linguistique canadienne. Afin de structurer ce comité et d’en déterminer le mandat exact, nous aimerions connaître vos préoccupations et besoins concernant tout sujet relié à ces notions. Nous vous invitons donc à joindre la discussion en participant à la communauté MeWe « ACL-CLA.inclusion » à laquelle vous pouvez accéder en suivant ce lien https://mewe.com/join/cla-acl-inclusion. Notez que nous sommes également à la recherche de volontaires intéressés à contribuer aux activités du comité de façon régulière. Et enfin, nous vous invitons à nous joindre à discuter des questions pertinentes à la table ronde qui aura lieu le 2 juin au Congrès.

À titre informatif, nous croyons que le comité pourrait avoir une mission tripartite : (i) éduquer à travers la dissémination d’information et l’organisation d’ateliers, (ii) engendrer et encourager la réflexion et la discussion au moyen de forums sur le web ou en personne, (iii) créer des espaces sûrs (ponctuels ou permanents) où les membres de l’ACL s’estimant victimes d’exclusion, de discrimination ou de harcèlement puissent trouver du soutien.

Nous espérons que vous serez plusieurs à répondre à l’appel.

N’hésitez pas à communiquer avec nous directement pour toute question, requête ou pour tout commentaire.

Bien cordialement,

Anne Bertrand
Candidate au doctorat
Département de linguistique
University of British Columbia
Membre, ACL
Carrie Dyck
Professeure agrégée
Département de linguistique
Memorial University of NL
Vice-Presidente, ACL

Dear CLA Members and Colleagues,

We propose to launch an ad hoc committee on “Inclusion, diversity, and equity in the Canadian linguistic milieu”. In order to determine the structure and mandate of the committee, we would like to hear about your needs and concerns regarding any of the topics listed in the committee title. To this end, we invite you to participate in the MeWe community “ACL-CLA.inclusion”, which you can join via the following link https://mewe.com/join/cla-acl-inclusion. Please note as well that we are looking for volunteers interested in contributing regularly to the activities of the proposed committee. And finally, save the date: we invite you to join us in discussing the issues at the CLA Roundtable on June 2, at Congress.

To begin, we think that the committee could have a three-part mission: (i) educating through information sharing and workshops; (ii) creating and encouraging reflection and dialogue through web forums or in person; (iii) creating (short- or long-term) safe spaces to support CLA members who consider themselves to be victims of exclusion, discrimination, or harassment.

We hope to hear from many of you. Please feel free to approach us directly with any of your questions, requests, or comments.

Sincerely,

Anne Bertrand
Ph.D. candidate
Department of Linguistics
University of British Columbia
Member, CLA
Carrie Dyck
Associate professor
Department of Linguistics
Memorial University of NL
Vice-President, CLA
Mar 192019
 

The Faculty of Arts at Saint Mary’s University seeks applicants for a 12-month Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellowship starting September 1, 2019, and a four-month Indigenous Visiting Fellowship, starting either Sept. 1, 2019 or Jan. 1, 2020.

Position descriptions:

In both cases, please submit applications to deanapps@smu.ca. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2019.

Mar 152019
 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
They, Hirself, Em, and You: Nonbinary pronouns in research and practice

June 11-13, 2019

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

email: theyconference2019@gmail.com
website: https://educ.queensu.ca/they2019

They, Hirself, Xem, and You (THEY) is a three-day conference bringing together linguists and other researchers and practitioners working on topics relating to nonbinary pronouns in English. The goal of this conference is to bring together researchers working on topics relating to nonbinary gender (usage, users, and user experiences) in language, particularly in pronouns, in order to both raise the profile of this research within linguistics and other disciplines, and to build resources that can be used by educators, policy makers, community advocates, and researchers in other fields.

It will include two interleaved tracks of talks and presentations (more below): one featuring research from linguistics, and one featuring scholars and practitioners from other fields. There will also be a series of four invited keynote talks, open to the public, and one of the conference outputs will be a resource compiling information and resources on nonbinary pronouns, for general use.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Lauren Ackerman, Newcastle University
  • Kirby Conrod, University of Washington
  • Lex Konnelly, University of Toronto
  • Brooke Larson

Organizing Committee:

  • Bronwyn Bjorkman, Queen’s University (Linguistics)
  • Lee Airton, Queen’s University (Education)
  • Lex Konnelly, University of Toronto (Linguistics & Sexual Diversity Studies)

CONFERENCE TRACKS AND PROPOSALS

THEY features two tracks of talks and presentations: one featuring research from linguistics (L- Track), and one featuring scholars and practitioners from other fields (O-Track). Each track has a separate call for papers, proposal format, and submission deadline. Please ensure that your submission follows the format for your desired track.

When you submit your proposal, please indicate either “L-Track Proposal” or “O-Track Proposal” in the subject line of your email to theyconference2019@gmail.com.

When preparing your proposal for either track, please note that THEY as a conference exclusively focuses on nonbinary language in English. This is for reasons of consistency across sessions and in recognition of the fact that issues germane to language change in English are not universal or transferable.

Anyone interested in organizing a panel discussion in within or across tracks in lieu of submitting individual proposals is invited to contact the organizers directly at theyconference2019@gmail.com.

L-Track Call for Proposals

We invite L-Track proposals for talks presenting research relating to nonbinary gender in language, or language use in nonbinary and trans communities. Proposals are welcome from any subdiscipline of linguistics, including (but not limited to) sociolinguistics, theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, and applied linguistics.

Talks will be 20 minutes long; depending on the volume of submissions a poster session may be added to the program.

L-Track Review Process

L-Track proposals will undergo blind review.

L-Track Proposal Format

L-Track proposals should be in the form of a one-page abstract (minimum font size 11pt), including any linguistic examples; a second page may be attached with references and figures, if needed. Abstracts should be submitted via email to theyconference2019@gmail.com, with “L- Track Proposal” in the subject line, by the deadline of March 31, 2019 (11PM Eastern). Please ensure that the abstract, including its file name, does not include any information identifying the author(s).

Notification of L-Track acceptance will be sent out by April 10, 2019.

O-Track Call for Proposals

We invite O-Track proposals for presentations on the conference theme, whether or not these are academic or supported by a formal academic paper. O-Track proposals may directly engage themes related but not limited to:

  • nonbinary, genderqueer and/or transgender peoples’ experiences with nonbinary language including (but not limited to) gender-neutral pronouns (GNP)
  • intersectionality in nonbinary language and/or communities;
  • the impact of nonbinary language on institutions, relationships, practices, etc.
  • support or advocacy for nonbinary language and/or GNP users in various forums (e.g., media, academia, popular culture, policy) and contexts (e.g., schools; health, social or community services; workplaces);
  • thoughts on future directions in nonbinary language and/or GNP usage.

Importantly, O-Track invites both original scholarship i.e., formal papers or presentations on work that has not been published or made available elsewhere, and papers or presentations that bring out relevant themes from previously public or published work.

O-Track Review Process

As we are aiming to maximize the participation of people from outside of Linguistics, we are offering two review options for O-track submission.

If you require blind review in order to receive funds or institutional recognition of your participation, we have a blind review option (1). If not, we offer a non-blind review option (2) where acceptance is adjudicated on the basis of relevance and available space in the program. Please indicate your preference when you submit your proposal. If no review preference is indicated, proposals shall receive non-blind review.

O-Track Proposal Format

O-Track proposals include: a 150-200-word abstract describing the topic, scope and aims of the presentation or paper; brief biographical information about the presenter(s); your preference for blind or non-blind review.

Proposals should be submitted via email to theyconference2019@gmail.com, with “O-Track Proposal” in the subject line, by the deadline of April 30, 2019 (11PM Eastern).

Notification of O-Track acceptance will be sent out by May 7, 2019.

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Nous invitons les étudiants et membres du corps professoral à soumettre des résumés pour le onzième atelier annuel Changement et variation au Canada (CVC 11), qui aura lieu du 14 au 15 juin à l’Université Memorial à St. John’s (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador).

CVC est un atelier bilingue (français-anglais) qui réunit des chercheurs travaillant dans le cadre variationniste sur des variétés de langues parlées au Canada et/ou dans une institution canadienne.

Cette année, il y aura une séance spéciale portant sur les « Connexions avec la communauté ».  Nous encourageons des résumés à ce sujet. D’autres sujets et thèmes sont également bienvenus. Un choix de présentations de l’atelier sera publié dans Linguistica Atlantica, la revue de l’Association de linguistique des provinces atlantiques (ALPA).

La date limite pour la soumissions des résumés à cvc.11.2019@gmail.com est le 7 avril.

Organisateurs : Gerard Van Herk et Paul De Decker, Université Memorial

Contact : cvc.11.2019@gmail.com

We invite students and faculty to submit abstract proposals for the 11th annual Change and Variation in Canada (CVC 11) workshop to be held June 14-15, 2019 at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

CVC is a bilingual (French-English) workshop that brings together researchers working in variationist sociolinguistics  on Canadian language varieties and/or at Canadian institutions.

This year, we plan to hold a special workshop on “Connecting with the Community” and welcome abstract submissions along this theme. Other topics and themes are welcome as well. Selected papers from the workshop will be published by Linguistica Atlantica, the journal of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association (APLA).

Please submit pdf abstracts (maximum one page) to cvc.11.2019@gmail.com before April 7.

Organizers: Gerard Van Herk and Paul De Decker, Memorial University

Contact: cvc.11.2019@gmail.com