mFiL 2014

Plenary speakers

Social Programme (Sat 15th)

11:00 Tour of the John Rylands Library (free; pre-registration necessary; meet in foyer of library at 11:00)
13:00 Lunch in Castlefield (meet in foyer of the John Rylands Library at 13:00)
14:30 Roman Castlefield (free)
15:30 Museum of Science and Industry (free)
17:00 5 o’clock tea

Book of Abstracts

Find the abstract booklet here.

Photo gallery

Find the photo gallery here.

Programme in Brief

Wednesday: Pre-conference drinks, Kro Bar @ Oxford Road, 19:00.

Thu 13 November Fri 14 November Sat 15 November
9:30-11:00
Registration and Welcome
9:00-10:30
Second Language Acquisition
9:00-10:30
Language Change I
10:30-11:00
Coffee
11:00-12:00
Plenary 1
Joel Wallenberg, Newcastle University
11:00-12:00
Plenary 3
Wing Yee Chow, University College London
11:00-18:00
Social programme
12:00-13:00
Lunch
12:00-13:00
Lunch
13:00-14:30
Phonetics and Phonology
13:00-14:30
Syntax of Verbs
13:00-14:30
Syntax and Semantics
13:30-14:30
Language Change II
14:30-15:00
Coffee
14:30-15:00
Coffee
15:30-16:30
Semantics and Pragmatics
15:00-16:30
Syntax of English
15:00-16:00
Posters
16:30-17:00
Coffee
16:00-17:00
Plenary 4
Xiao He, University of Manchester
17:00-18:00
Plenary 2
Patrycja Strycharczuk, Queen Margaret University
17:00-18:00
Careers panel & Closing address
19:00-late
Conference dinner, Red Chilli (Oxford Road)
19:00-late
Informal outing, Curry Mile

Full Programme for Thursday and Friday

Thu 13 November Fri 14 November
9:30-11:00
Registration and Welcome
9:00-10:30
Second Language Acquisition 9:00 Afnan Farooqui: Academic Collocations in Computer Science Students’ Writing: Data from Corpora and Expert Informants 9:30 Diana Pili-Moss: The Acquisition of Complex Linguistic Targets in a Second Language

10:00 Fernanda Barrientos: Effects of L2 Proficiency in Perception of L2 Vowels in Native-like Stimuli

9:00-10:30
Language Change I 9:00 Donald Morrison & George Walkden: Regional Variation in Jespersen’s Cycle in Early Middle English9:30 Daniel Bell: Contact-induced Grammaticalization in the Amdo Sprachbund

10:00 Alice Corr: The development of Ibero-Romance ‘overt expletives’: evidence from dialect syntax

10:30-11:00
Coffee
11:00-12:00
Plenary 1
Joel Wallenberg, Newcastle University:
What is Stable Variation?
11:00-12:00
Plenary 3
Wing Yee Chow, University College London
: The Temporal Dimension of Linguistic Computations
12:00-13:00
Lunch
12:00-13:00
Lunch
13:00-14:30
Phonetics and Phonology 13:00 George Bailey: “East Fife, four… Forfar, five” – Intonation of the Classified Football Results 13:30 Catherine Laing: An ‘Iconic’ Status for Onomatopoeia in Early Word Learning?

14:00 Michaela Hejná & Jane Scanlon: Glottalisation and Pre-aspiration in Mancunian and Aberystwyth English

13:00-14:30
Syntax of Verbs 13:00 Laura Arman: Diagnosing Derived Subjects in Welsh Unaccusatives 13:30 Andrew Murphy: Stacked Passives in Turkish

14:00 Khawla Ghadgoud: Pseudo-verb in Modern Arabic Dialects

13:00-14:30
Syntax and Semantics13:00 Tommi Gröndahl: The Functional Head D as Semantic Definiteness: Evidence from Finnish 13:30 Anne Beshears: Relativization Options in Hindi and Marwari

14:00 Simeon Olaogun: Focus and Questions in Amgbé

13:30-14:30
Language Change II 13:30 Laurel Mackenzie: Language Va[r]iation across the Lifespan: A Case Study of Attenborough’s r’s 14:00 Henri Kauhanen: Platonic and Heraclitean Language Change: Chasing the S-curve through Community Structure
14:30-15:00
Coffee
14:30-15:00
Coffee
15:30-16:30
Semantics and Pragmatics 15:30 Michael Chiou: Temporality and Informativeness: On the Interpretation of Future Tense in Modern Greek 16:00 Adam Wilson: Language Negotiation Sequences and Linguistic Resource “Bricolage” in Exolingual Tourist Interactions
15:00-16:30
Syntax of English 15:00 Jamie Douglas: Agreement (and Disagreement) among Relatives 15:30 James Baker: Deriving the English Verbal System via Head Movement and the Functional Hierarchy

16:00 Zoe Belk: What’s the Difference between a Nuclear Physicist and a Heavy Drinker? Resolving the Bracketing Paradox

15:00-16:00
Posters Shaimaa Elsadek: Tense and Aspect in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic: An LFG AccountMarten Juskan: Salience and Accent Revival in Liverpool

George Krasovitsky: The Awful German Language: A Canonical Reassessment of German Case

Tina Ringstad Larsen: “Now Ylva little and can’t coffee”: Young Norwegian Children’s Difficulties in L1 Acquisition – A Corpus Study

Simeon Olaogun: Negation in Àbèsàbèsì

Ondrej Slowik: North Vietnamese Accent in English

Eduard Artés: Gender impoverishment in Pallarese Catalan

16:30-17:00
Coffee
16:00-17:00
Plenary 4
Xiao He, University of Manchester: Effects of verb biases on the Chinese reflexive ziji – What can eye movements tell us?
17:00-18:00
Plenary 2
Patrycja Strycharczuk, Queen Margaret University: Fuzzy Contrasts, Woolly Changes?
17:00-18:00
Careers panel & Closing address
19:00-late
Conference dinner
19:00-late
Informal outing

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