The 3rd Annual Linguistics Department Graduate Student Conference was held on 27 March 2009. This conference provides an important venue for students in the department (and related fields) to present their independent research to their fellows. Abstracts and presentation slides from the conference are available from the schedule below. Photos from the conference are also available.

Schedule of Talks

Speaker Title Time
Jonathan Washington Evidence for Sonority Scale in Kazakh (slides) 11 - 11:30
Kenji Yoshida Parameterization of F0 Characteristics of Register ("Shiki") in Mid-Western Japanese Dialects (slides) 11:30 - 12
Marwa Ragheb The Acquisition of Final Consonant Clusters in Cairene Arabic (handout) 12 - 12:30
Lunch Break
Wil Rankinen Michigan's Upper Peninsula Vowel Systems: Finnish- and Italian- American Communities 1:50 - 2:20
Caroline Smith Sociolinguistics: Gender and Profanity (slides) 2:20 - 2:50
Anupam Das The Grand Strategy of Politeness among Bengalis on Orkut (slides) 2:50 - 3:20
Muhammed Abdul-Mageed Epistemic Modality in Computer-Mediated Discourse: The Case of Wikipedia's Academic Core 3:30 - 4:00
Yu-Yin Hsu, Charese Smiley, Kirsten Todt Automatically Annotated Learner Corpus (slides) 4:00 - 4:30
Chuan-Hui Weng Distributor 'dou' in Mandarin 4:40 - 5:20
Abbie Hantgan Tonology of Bangime Nouns: A Preliminary Study: Plural Formation (slides) 5:20 - 5:50


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