Alberta Conference on Linguistics
November 6, 2021

All presentations are 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions.

You may view and download the abstract booklet here.

8:30 – 8:40 Welcome and Opening Remarks
(Herb Colston: Chair, Department of Linguistics)
Session 1
8:40 – 10:00

Veranika Puhacheuskaya

Does that sound round to you? Generalized posteriorization of English alveolars before approximants
Brett C Nelson
University of Calgary

“Who you are” decides “what the smile means”: Emoji-based Ironic interpretation between younger and older adults
Jing Cui
University of Alberta, Xiamen University

Compounding in Úwù
Olanrewaju Charles Boyede
University of Calgary

Perception and timing of acoustic distance
Matthew C. Kelley & Benjamin V. Tucker
University of Alberta

10:00 – 10:20

Session 2
10:20 – 11:40

Andrea Levinstein Rodriguez

An acoustic investigation of the markers uh [ə] and um [əm]
Gabrielle Morin & Benjamin V. Tucker
University of Alberta

You and Me in Blackfoot’s Obviation System
Quinn Goddard
University of Calgary

Effects of subjecthood and focus marking in German L1 and L2
Regina Hert, Juhani Järvikivi, and Anja Arnhold
University of Alberta

Yeísmo and conservation of the ʎ/ʝ distinction in Peru
Andrés Giudice
University of Calgary

11:40 – 12:20

Session 3
12:20 – 13:20

Rodrigo Becerra

The roles of language dominance and input: Article and classifier acquisition patterns in Cantonese-English bilingual children
Hannah Bou-Lai Lam
University of Alberta

Labels speak volumes: the role of intergroup membership in accent perception
Kasandra Calkins, Jiseung Kim, Veranika Puhacheuskaya, and Juhani Järvikivi
University of Alberta

The processing of consonants and vowels by L2 English/L1 Mandarin listeners
Gabriela Holko, Scott James Perry, Matthew C. Kelley, Benjamin V. Tucker
University of Alberta

13:20 – 14:00

Session 4
14:00 – 15:20

Dusan Nikolic

Lip Rounding and the Enhancement of Fricative Distinctions in Canadian English
Tanna Butlin & Stephen Winters
University of Calgary

An unresolved puzzle in Persian: The inconclusive data of ‘-esh’
Mahyar Nakhaei
University of Calgary

The effect of word frequency on Spanish tap reduction in spontaneous speech
Scott James Perry, Matthew C. Kelley, Benjamin V. Tucker
University of Alberta

Prosody of anaphora and cataphora in casual speech
Cat Crandell
University of Alberta

15:20 – 15:40

Session 5
15:40 – 17:00

Lindsay Hracs

Do mothers speak differently when a word is new? Investigating prosodic features of infant-directed speech across English dialects
Jiaxing Li, Rachel Tu, Taryn Yaceko, Hester Duffy, Sotaro Kita, and Stephanie L. Archer
University of Alberta, University of Warwick

Co-occurring Sentence-Final Particles in Mandarin Chinese
Kang Xu
University of Calgary

Culture-Specific Conceptualizations of Corruption: A Semantic Analysis of English Spoken in Ghana
Emma Kusuoba Pedavoah
University of Alberta, University of Ghana

Remote Collection of a Malagasy Speech Corpus
Tyler T. Schnoor & Benjamin V. Tucker
University of Alberta

17:00 – 17:10
Closing Remarks