Saturday, March 12, 2011


Friday, March 11th, 2011

Linguistics Building, 1085 Dr. Penfield
16:00 - 18:00- Registration/Inscription

Leacock Building, Room 26, McGIll University
18:00 - 19:30 Keynote Speaker: Professor Heather Goad, McGill University
Prosodic Transfer and the Representation of Interlanguage Articles

Linguistics Building, 1085 Dr. Penfield
20:00 - 21:00 Reception, Wine and Cheese

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Holiday Inn Express, 155 Rene Levesque Blvd East
10:00-10:30- Breakfast, late registration

Session 1. Chair: Timo Green
10:30 - 11:00 Cassandra Chapman, Ottawa University

Clitic Doubling in Spontaneous French Speech

11:00 - 11:30- Mariah Warren, Northeastern University

Repetition of Grammatical Structures and Second Language Fluency

11:30 - 11:45- Coffee Break

Session 2. Chair: George Starling
11:45 - 12:15- Anthony Brohan, Queen’s University

Sibilant Harmony in Kirwanda

12:15 - 12:45- Zack De, Kate Miller, and Stephanie Pignatiello, Dartmouth College

That's So Gay: The Kinsey Scale and 'Gay-Sounding' Speech Features

12:45 -14:00- Lunch Break

Session 3.Chair- Roseanne Lau
14:00 - 14:30- Zoe Belk, McGill University

Word Order in the Syntax of Adjectives

14:30 - 15:00- Gretchen McCulloch, Queen’s University

Indefinite Constructions in Modern Standard Arabic

15:00 - 15:15- Coffee Break

Session 4. Chair- Ted Graves

15:15 - 15:45- Carol Little, McGill University

Gender and The Usage of the Hedge ‘Like’ in North American Young Adult Speech

15:45 - 16:15- Binoy Zuzarte, McGill University
Examining the Hypocoristic Diminutive Suffix of English within Optimality Theory

L’Académie- 4051 St-Denis, Montréal

19:00- Dinner - Reservations made

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Holiday Inn Express, 155 Rene Levesque Blvd East
10:00 - 10:15: Breakfast

Session 5: Chair- Jericho Knopp
10:15 - 10:45: Amelia Manolescu, McGill University

That-trace effects in L2 French of L1 Romanians

10:45 - 11:15: Thea Knowles, McGill University

Variation in Lexical Selection between Men and Women

11:15 - 11:30: Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30- Keynote Speaker: Professor Meghan Clayards, McGill University
It's All in Your Head: Why Phonetics is More than Physics

12:30 - 13:00- Closing Remarks

Monday, March 7, 2011

Just a short update

The opening lecture, taken by Heather Goad, will be at 6pm in Leacock Building, room 26.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A little on our Keynote Speakers

We recently announced who our keynote speakers would be, and I would like to spend a little time giving you some idea of who they are and what their key goals in research are.

Professor Heather Goad

Heather is a senior member of the McGill linguistics faculty and has been with us since 1992, being an associate professor for over ten years now. Her research focuses on the acquisition of phonology, but she covers prosodic structure, morphological acquisition as well as phonology proper.

You can read more at her personal website.

Dr. Meghan Clayards

A relatively new addition to the McGill Linguistics team, Meghan's focus is within a more theoretical idea of phonetics. She researches speech perception, word recognition and acoustic phonetics.

You can read more at her personal website.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Preliminary Schedule of Events!

Hi, there's under two weeks to go until McCCLU, I hope you're all excited as I am.

The current schedule of events runs as follows:

from 4pm: Registration, if you haven't pre-registered already!
6:00: A presentation by our keynote speaker, Prof. Heather Goad, location to be confirmed.
7:30: A wine and cheese reception in the Ling Lounge, room 220, 1085 rue Docteur Penfield.


9:00am: Breakfast
10:00: Presentations
12:00: Break for lunch
1:00pm: Poster Session
2:00: Presentations Continue
4:30: End of Day 1 Proceedings

We also intend to have some form of evening event, such as a meal together, at each person's own cost.


9:00: Breakfast
10:00: Final Presentations
11:00: Closing Presentation delivered by Prof. Meghan Clayards.
12:00: End of Proceedings

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Hello all!

Preregistration for McCCLU 2011 is now open! Please pre-register if you're interested in attending by filling out the form below:

Thank you very much!

Jericho Knopp and George Starling
McCCLU Co-Coordinators

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Site Launch

Welcome one and all to the McCCLU 2011 site. I intend to update this regularly with useful announcements and dates for your calendar. This year, the Society of Linguistics Undergraduates of McGill will be hosting their fifth conference. I personally wish all the best for the event.

The first two of dates for your diary are pretty important: firstly, the conference will be taking place on the weekend of March 11. We are currently taking applications to present at the conference in the form of abstracts. These should be a page in length maximum, detailing a twenty-minute talk with ten minutes of open discussion following afterward. These should be sent as an Word document email attachment to