Congrès de l’ACL 2013

CLA Conference 2013

L’Association canadienne de linguistique a tenu son congrès de 2013 lors du Congrès des sciences humaines à l’Université de Victoria, Victoria (BC), du samedi 1 juin au lundi 3 juin 2013.

The Canadian Linguistic Association held its 2013 conference as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada, from Saturday June 1 to Monday June 3, 2013.


Renseignements pour les congressistes

Nous essayons d’organiser du logement pour au moins quelques étudiants venant d’ailleurs. Si cela vous intéresse, contactez Andrew McKishnie.
Tip vert
Pour rendre le congrès aussi vert que possible, nous vous suggérons d’amener votre tasse non-jetable. Si jamais vous l’oubliez, vous pouvez en acheter une ici et la ramener comme souvenir! Nous espérons aussi pouvoir offrir toutes sortes de compostage/recyclage pour rendre le congrès Zéro Déchets dans la mesure du possible. Si vous avez d’autres idées vertes, n’hésitez pas à contacter Nick Travers.
Sur place
La plupart des sessions du congrès auront lieu dans le centre FraserFRAmap, qui se trouve en dehors de la “Ring Road” à UVic. Vous aurez donc à marcher un peu pour atteindre les cafés etc. sur le campus. Par contre, on aura accès à un salon assez grand, avec des fauteuils confortables; il y a même une petite terrasse! Dans le salon même, il y a un petit café qui sera ouvert de 8h00 à 14h00 chaque jour.

Pour les coureurs venant au congrès, il y a de bons chemins aux alentours de UVic. Si vous voulez encore de l’information, et/ou si vous voulez courir avec quelqu’un qui pourra vous montrer où aller, contactez Sonya Bird.

Quoi faire à Victoria
Si vous vous trouvez avec un peu de temps libre à Victoria et vous ne savez pas quoi faire, vous pouvez consulter le document (pdf) que nous avons préparé pour vous avec nos suggestions.


Information for delegates

Crash space
We will have limited crash space for students attending the CLA. If you are interested, please contact Andrew McKishnie.
Green tips
In the spirit of sustainability, we would encourage everyone to bring your own water/coffee/tea mugs. If you forget, you can buy one here and bring it home with you as a souvenir! We will also hopefully be set up for composting and recycling of all manners, to come as close as we can to a zero-waste conference. If you have any other ideas of how to make things green at the CLA meeting, feel free to contact Nick Travers.
On-site facilities
Most of the CLA sessions will take place in the Fraser Law BuildingFRAmap. This is one of the few academic buildings outside of UVic’s “Ring Road” and is therefore a bit of a walk from various food venues on campus. On the upside, we’ll have access to quite a large lounge with comfortable chairs and even a little outdoor patio. The lounge has a small café in it, which will be open 8am–2pm each day.

For any runners coming to the CLA, there are some great places to run right around UVic. If you want more information, and/or if you’d like to head out with a local to show you around, let Sonya Bird know.

Things to do in Victoria
If you are spending any extra time in Victoria and are looking for things to do, you can consult this document (pdf) for ideas.


dernière mise à jour: 5 juin 2013 | latest update: June 5, 2013

Samedi 1 juin | Saturday, June 1

Accueil salish de la côte et propos d'ouverture | Coast Salish welcome and opening remarks
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Phonétique | Phonetics

Présidente | Chair: Kathleen Currie Hall

Psycholinguistique | Psycholinguistics

Président | Chair: Stephen Winters

Syntaxe | Syntax

Président | Chair: Egor Tsedryk


Shannon Price & Jesse Stewart (Manitoba)

Nasal harmony fading in Guaraní

Heather Bliss (UBC)

Nominal Dependence in Blackfoot Clauses


Irina Marinescu (McMaster)

The effects of /s/-aspiration on adjacent vowels in Cuban Spanish

Geneviève Pinard-Prévost (Sherbrooke)

Représentation onomasiologique des actes illocutoires conversationnels par la MSN

Monica Irimia (Toronto)

Non-canonical, but structural


Olivia Marasco (Toronto)

Intonation patterns of yes-no questions in L2 Spanish speakers

Chung-Hye Han, Mathieu Dovan, Noureddine Elouazizi, Nancy Hedberg, Meghan Jeffrey, Kyeong-min Kim & Keir Moulton (Simon Fraser)

A self-paced reading study of resumptive relative clauses in English

Cassandra Chapman (McMaster)

A revised analysis of EPP-feature checking: The case of Modern French


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Morphologie | Morphology

Présidente | Chair: Kyumin Kim


Présidente | Chair: Isabel Alvarez

Syntaxe | Syntax

Président | Chair: Richard Compton


Natalie Weber (UBC)

Accent and pro-DPs in Blackfoot

Nelleke Strik (Dalhousie)

The acquisition of Long Distance wh-questions in L2 French

Elizabeth Cowper (Toronto) & Daniel Currie Hall (Saint Mary’s)

English modals: Evidence for a neoparametric theory of phrase structure


Sunghwa Lee (Victoria)

Korean verb/adjective base vowel shortening as multiple exponence

Siobhán Kiely (Laval)

Attitudes, identity, and L2 proficiency: The case of Francophone and Anglophone youth in Quebec

Ileana Paul (Western)

Projections étendues mixtes et nominalisation dans quelques langues océaniennes


Svitlana Filonik (Calgary)

Gender assignment to loanwords in Ukrainian

Yuhko Kayama (Manitoba) & Yuriko Oshima-Takane (McGill)

Parental input patterns and children’s acquisition of verb argument structures in Japanese

Martina Wiltschko (UBC)

The Heterogeneity of Subjunctives: Evidence from Tenseless Languages


déjeuner | lunch

Présentation par Mitacs : Partenariats de recherche, basés sur le développement du capital humain entre les entreprises et les universités
Presentation by Mitacs: Towards collaborative industry–university research
12:15–1:00, FraserFRAmap 150

Musée canadien des langues : Inauguration de l’exposition «Parler à la façon des Inuits»
Canadian Language Museum exhibit opening: “Speaking the Inuit way”
1:00, University CentreUVCmap Lobby

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Sémantique | Semantics

Présidente | Chair: Carrie Gillon


Présidente | Chair: Elaine Gold

Syntaxe | Syntax

Président | Chair: Michael Rochemont


Dennis Ryan Storoshenko (Yale)

Only cool people tweet theirselves: Variation in the English reflexive paradigm

Davy Bigot (Concordia)

/tUt/ en français laurentien

Heather Bliss, Rose-Marie Déchaine & Tomio Hirose (UBC)

Locative PPs in Blackfoot and Plains Cree


Andrea Wilhelm (Victoria)

Dënesųłiné as a type <e> language

Derek Denis (Toronto)

The Social Meaning of Eh in Canadian English

Egor Tsedryk (Saint Mary’s)

Internal merge of nominative subjects


Claire Turner (UBC)

The temporal interpretation of modals in SENĆOŦEN and Hul’q’umi’num’

Parisa Erfani (Simon Fraser)

Azeri morphosyntactic variation: The effect of Persian on NP structure

Kenji Oda (Toronto)

On Apparent Adjective Fronting in Irish


Tomohiro Yokoyama (Toronto)

Licensing of the question marker ka in Japanese

Hailey Hyekyeong Ceong & Leslie Saxon (Victoria)

Features of questions and interrogatives


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Présidente | Chair: Patricia Balcom

Phonétique & phonologie | Phonetics & phonology

Présidente | Chair: Heather Goad

Syntaxe | Syntax

Président | Chair: Arsalan Kahnemuyipour


Isabel Alvarez (UW Oshkosh)

Children’s Interpretation of Sentences Containing the Adverbs Almost and Casi

Darcie Blainey (Tulane)

Phonetic Vowel Nasalization and Language Loss in Louisiana French

Kyumin Kim (Calgary)

PERSON all the way in Blackfoot: evidence from psych-predicates


Carolyn Pytlyk (Victoria)

Second language orthography: Are orthographic effects language-specific?

Joash Gambarage (UBC)

Tongue Root Restriction and Nominal Morphological Domains in Nata

Richard Compton (Queen’s)

Incorporation and ellipsis as evidence for phrasal words in Inuit


Anna Frolova (Toronto)

Acquisition des structures transitives en russe langue maternelle

Jianxun Liu (Victoria)

Schwa insertion in diminutives of Beijing Chinese: An OT analysis based on an articulatory phonological account

Michiya Kawai (Huron College & Western)

VP ellipsis and the Identity Condition


Assemblée générale | Annual general meeting
Social Sciences and Mathematics BuildingSSMmap A102

Dimanche 2 juin | Sunday, June 2
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Sémantique | Semantics

Président | Chair: Keir Moulton

Changement linguistique | Language Change

Présidente | Chair: Monique Dufresne

Syntaxe | Syntax

Présidente | Chair: Jila Ghomeshi


Ross Godfrey (Toronto)

Inner and Outer Causatives in a Type-Driven Semantics

Deboapam Das & Maite Taboada (Simon Fraser)

Explicit and Implicit Coherence Relations: A Corpus Study

Robert Truswell & Paul Melchin (Ottawa)

Noun phrases and nonprojecting heads


Solveiga Armoskaite (Ottawa) & Carrie Gillon (Arizona State)

50 shades of definiteness

Mona-Luiza Ungureanu (Moncton)

Overt and covert D0 in Romanian


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Phonologie | Phonology

Présidente | Chair: Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins

Changement linguistique | Language Change

Présidente | Chair: Sarah Cummins

Syntaxe | Syntax

Présidente | Chair: Alana Johns


Kathleen Currie Hall (UBC)

Documenting Phonological Change: A Comparison of Two Japanese Phonemic Splits

Karsten Koch & Jason Brown (Calgary)

Focus, Polynesian *ko, and language change

Jessica Coon (McGill) & Alan Bale (Concordia)

Person and Number in Mi’gmaq


Marisa Brook (Toronto)

Intersecting phonotactic restrictions and their perceptual effects

Monique Dufresne (Queen’s), Mireille Tremblay (Montréal) & Rose-Marie Déchaine (UBC)

Les noms sans déterminants en ancien français

Clarissa Forbes (Toronto)

Number in the Gitksan nominal domain: Plural [plural] projections


Heather Goad & Akiko Shimada (McGill)

/s/ is a Vocoid in Blackfoot

Nikolas Gisborne (Edinburgh) & Robert Truswell (Ottawa)

The origins of clause-medial wh-relatives in Middle English

Éric Mathieu (Ottawa)

Plurals versus pluratives


déjeuner | lunch

Table ronde : Encourager la participation des étudiant-e-s dans l’administration de l’ACL
Round Table: Encouraging student participation in the administration of the CLA
Modératrices | Moderators: Leslie Saxon & Carrie Dyck
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Session des affiches | Poster session
rez-de-chaussée, Édifice FraserFRAmap Building, ground floor
  • Blake Allen (UBC) Learning principles of syllabification from word-edge phonotactics
  • Andrei Anghelescu & Michael Schwan (UBC) Nuclear consonants in Gitksan
  • Tanya Battersby (Toronto) Semantic change in the Spanish copula system: Evidential innovation with estar in the Buenos Aires variety
  • Alyona Belikova (McGill) Linguistically misleading instruction: Effective or not?
  • Ross Bilous (York) Are Slavic languages with or without articles?
  • Bronwyn Bjorkman & Elizabeth Cowper (Toronto) Inflectional shells and the syntax of causative have
  • Colin Brown (UBC) Focus in Nata: Denotation vs. discourse-new
  • Strang Burton, Rose-Marie Déchaine & Joash Gambarage, with C. Brown, A. Entwistle, E. Guntly, R. Fuhrman, N. Francis, H. Keupdjio, W.M. Lam, J. Ma, A. Osa Gomez del Campo, E. Sadlier-Brown, I. Schniske, D. Si, S. Walters & Y. Yoshino (UBC) Using Storyboards to Elicit Information Structure Contrasts in Nata
  • Radu Craioveanu (Toronto) The rise and fall of aspirated fricatives
  • B. Elan Dresher, Christopher Harvey & Will Oxford (Toronto) Feature hierarchies and phonological change
  • Allie Entwistle (UBC) High tone placement in Nata verbs
  • Naomi Francis (UBC) The marking of future uncertainty in Nata
  • Robert Fuhrman (UBC) Agreement as resumption: The case of Nata object marking
  • Xiaoqian Guo (Victoria) Features of schwa produced by Chinese EAL speakers: Lexical vs. inserted schwa
  • Yan Huang (Victoria) Les restrictions aspectuelles imposées par les verbes finir, cesser, arrêter et achever sur leurs infinitifs
  • Kyeong-min Kim (Simon Fraser) Syntax of such: A uniform analysis
  • Karsten Koch (Calgary) One focus per clause: consequences of a syntactic focus-marking strategy
  • Zoe Wai-man Lam, Sonja Thoma & Martina Wiltschko (UBC) The Syntax of Grounding
  • Catherine Léger (Victoria) Une analyse des trois interprétations de l’adverbe back en chiac
  • Shan Luo (Victoria) Explain tone sandhi under Articulatory Phonology (AP)
  • Jamie Ma (UBC) The disappearance of the Nata passive and its morpho-syntax
  • Danica MacDonald & Susanne Carroll (Calgary) Who has more? Second-language processing of mass-count nouns
  • Gretchen McCulloch (McGill) Finals in Mi’gmaq
  • Itziri Moreno-Villamar & Silvia Perpiñán (Western) Inversion and case assignment in the language of Spanish heritage speakers
  • Alexandra Motut (Toronto) A semantics for object-oriented depictives and their connection to partitives
  • Brittney O’Neill (Victoria) ASCII affect: A comparison of emoticons and facial expressions in affective priming
  • Adriana Osa-Gómez del Campo (UBC) Incompletion as a future marker in Nata, a Bantu language
  • François Poiré, Jeff Tennant & Antony Cloutier (Western) Adaptation à l’accent français européen par une comédienne québécoise : changements acoustiques des voyelles et perception des accents québécois et hexagonal
  • Emily Sadlier-Brown (UBC) The Nata double-object construction: Implications for applicative and (as-) symmetrical typologies
  • Marina Sherkina-Lieber (York) English influence on Russian embedded yes-no questions in bilingual children’s production
  • Miwako Tateishi & Stephen Winters (Calgary) Does ultrasound training lead to improved perception of a non-native sound contrast?
  • Sonja Thoma (UBC) Bavarian discourse particles – at the syntax-pragmatics interface
  • Joseph Windsor & Jessi Cobler (Calgary) A unified analysis of three phrase-final phenomena in Blackfoot
  • Hui Yin (Xijiao Liverpool) A usage-based approach to multi-verb constructions in Mandarin

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Morphologie | Morphology

Présidente | Chair: Amanda Pounder


Président | Chair: Dave McKercher

Syntaxe | Syntax

Présidente | Chair: Rose-Marie Déchaine


Elena Voskovskaia (Toronto)

Composés N-N et N-de-N dans la littérature française du 17e au 20e siècle : productivité morphologique

Joanne Markle Lamontagne (Toronto)

Child Heritage Language Acquisition of the Spanish Present Perfect in Quebec

Michael Hamilton (McGill)

Wh-movement in Mi’gmaq


Julianne Doner (Toronto)

The Acquisition of First-Order CP and DP Recursion: A Longitudinal Case Study

Hermann Keupdjio (UBC)

Deriving the left edge WH phrase in Nata WH constructions


Aysun Kunduracı (Calgary)

Pseudo-3rd Person Marker and Possessive Constructions in Turkish

Sophia Bello (Toronto)

L’omission des clitiques objets indirects: Arguments du VP ou tête fonctionnelle?


Réception du président | President’s Reception
MacLaurinMACmap Foyer

Lundi 3 juin | Monday, June 3
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Session conjointe avec ACLA | Joint session with ACLA (8:30–9:45) Phonologie | Phonology

Président | Chair: B. Elan Dresher

Syntaxe | Syntax

Présidente | Chair: Monica Irimia


Jim Anderson (UBC)

Promoting first language maintenance in a bilingual family literacy program with immigrant and refugee communities


Keir Moulton, Mathieu Dovan & Meghan Jeffrey (Simon Fraser)

Why are Weak crossover effects so Weak? An Experimental Investigation


Philippe Gauthier (Western)

A government-phonological sketch of vowel laxing in Laurentian French

Michelle Yuan (Toronto)

A-bar fronting in Dinka: Evidence for a left-peripheral domain below CP


Kevin McMullin (UBC)

Learning consonant harmony in artificial languages

Michael Rochemont (UBC)

G-marking and Second Occurrence Focus (SOF)


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Sémantique | Semantics

Président | Chair: Kenji Oda


Présidente | Chair: Nelleke Strik

Syntaxe | Syntax

Présidente | Chair: Elizabeth Cowper


Julie Goncharov (Toronto)


Stephen Winters & Suzanne Curtin (Calgary)

Cues to Syntactic Disambiguation in Infant-Directed Speech

Safieh Moghaddam (Toronto)

On Split Ergativity – Evidence from Davani


Meagan Louie (UBC)

Constraints on licensing if-clauses in Blackfoot

Laura Colantoni, Olivia Marasco, Jeffrey Steele & Simona Sunara (Toronto)

Temporal and spectral parameters in the L2 acquisition of prosodic prominence

Rebecca Tollan (Toronto)

Deriving morphological ergativity in Basque


Oriana Kilbourn-Ceron (McGill)

Almost does not evaluate propositional alternatives

Alana Johns (Toronto)

Ergativity lives: Eastern Canadian Inuktitut and *clitic doubling


déjeuner | lunch

Comité du Musée canadien des langues | Canadian Language Museum committee
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Syntaxe | Syntax

Présidente | Chair: Diane Massam

Session spéciale | Special Session
Réappropriation des langues autochtones du Canada | Reclaiming Canada’s Indigenous Languages

Jila Ghomeshi (Manitoba)

The Syntax of Pragmaticalization

Affiches | Posters

(voir ci-dessous | see below)


Patrick Littell (UBC)

The relevance of word class to information structure in Kwak’wala


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Syntaxe | Syntax

Présidente | Chair: Bronwyn Bjorkman

Phonologie | Phonology

Président | Chair: Daniel Currie Hall

Session spéciale | Special Session
Réappropriation des langues autochtones du Canada | Reclaiming Canada’s Indigenous Languages

Susana Béjar & Arsalan Kahnemuyipour (Toronto)

Agreement in copular clauses embedded in modal contexts

Gunnar Ólafur Hansson & Allie Entwistle (UBC)

Consonant stricture harmony in Yabem: Manner assimilation at a distance

Table ronde | Round table

Modératrice | Moderator: Suzanne Urbanczyk (Victoria)


Diane Massam (Toronto)

Double and Single ‘be’ Constructions in Spoken English

B. Elan Dresher (Toronto)

Contrastive Vowel Features in West Germanic


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Séance plénière | Plenary talk: Peter Jacobs (Victoria)
First Nations Language Research: Linguistics and Curriculum
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Session spéciale : Affiches | Special session: Posters
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  • Suzanne Gessner (First People’s Cultural Council) Creating adult fluency through one-on-one immersion
  • Shay Boechler (First People’s Cultural Council) The Endangered Languages Project
  • Onowa McIvor, Carmen Rodriguez de France, Aliki Marinakis, & Nick Claxton (Victoria); Sara Child (Kwakiutl Nation); Kendra Underwood (WSÁNEĆ School Board) Reconciliation through graduate and undergraduate programming in Indigenous language revitalization
  • Marion Caldecott & Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins (Simon Fraser & Victoria) Tracking Intonation Patterns in Interior Salish
  • Sonya Bird, Belinda Claxton, Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins, John Elliott, Anne Jimmie & Janet Leonard (Victoria, Tsawout First nation, Tsartlip First Nation) The evolution of a SENĆOŦEN story project
  • Renee Sampson, David Underwood, Pena Elliott & Tye Swallow (WSÁNEĆ School Board) SȾÁ,SEN TŦE SENĆOŦEN: Building Language Capacity for Language Sustainability
  • Christopher Cox (Alberta) Reclaiming access: Language documentation methodologies in Canadian Indigenous language reclamation
  • Olivia Sammons (Alberta) Linguistic variation and language revitalization: Perspectives from Michif
  • Andrea Wilhelm (Alberta) Language Revitalization: An annotated bibliography
  • Karsten Koch, Sandra Manyfeathers, Brent Prairie Chicken & Alice Post (Calgary) A Blackfoot children’s book
  • Elise McClay, Erin Olson, Carol Little, Hisako Noguchi, Alan Bale, Jessica Coon & Gina Cook (McGill University, Concordia University, iLanguage Lab) Using technology to bridge gaps between speakers, learners, and linguists
  • Carrie Dyck & Amos Key, Jr. (Memorial University & Woodland Cultural Centre) The ethics of reclaiming Indigenous languages: A case study of Cayuga (Gayogoho:nǫˀ)
  • George Fulford (Winnipeg) What morphology tells us about effective teaching in Cree