SCHEDULE/HORAIRE

Subject to change / Sous réserve de modifications

Location: Mackintosh-Corry B201

SATURDAY, MAY 31 / SAMEDI 31 MAI
8:30-9:10 Registration and coffee / Inscription et pause-cafe
9:10-9:20 Opening remarks / Discours d’ouverture
Shana Poplack (University of Ottawa)
Session 1: Change / Séance 1 : Changement
Chair / Président: Aaron Dinkin (University of Toronto)
9:20-9:50 A peripheral view of change from above: Prestige forms over time in a medium-sized community
Marisa Brook (University of Toronto)
9:50-10:20 A variationist perspective on epistemic parentheticals in Ontario
Derek Denis (University of Toronto)
10:20-10:40 Tracking the emergence of determiners in Old French
Monique Dufresne (Queen’s University), Mireille Tremblay (Université de Montréal), Rose-Marie Déchaine (University of British Columbia)
10:40-11:00 That’s not a V, it’s two lines: Deconstructing some curvilinear change
Gerard Van Herk (Memorial University)
11:00-11:30 Break / Pause
Session 2: Contact & acquisition / Séance 2 : Apprentissage et contact linguistique
Chair / Président: James Walker (York University)
11:30-12:00 Contact in context: Testing contact and proficiency effects in L2 French past temporal reference
Lindsay Harding (Université du Québec à Montréal)
12:00-12:30 Great aspirations: VOT in bilingual French
Suzanne Robillard (University of Ottawa)
12:30-1:00 Exploring automated formant analysis for comparative variationist study of Heritage Cantonese and English
Naomi Cui, Minyi Zhu, Vina Law (University of Toronto), Holman Tse (University of Pittsburgh), Naomi Nagy (University of Toronto)
1:00-2:00 Lunch / Repas du midi
Session 3: Change / Séance 3 : Changement
Chair / Président: Nicole Rosen (University of Manitoba)
2:00-2:30 Prized possessions: Variation in Ancient Egyptian possession
Shayna Gardiner (University of Toronto)
2:30-3:00 Double trouble: The case of subject doubling in Ottawa-Hull
Nahed Mourad (University of Ottawa)
3:00-3:30 Is Quebec French endangered? Using variation theory to assess the ‘qualité’ of a “threatened” language
Shana Poplack, Allison Lealess, Nathalie Dion (University of Ottawa)
3:30-4:00 Break / Pause
Session 4: Methods / Séance 4 : Méthodes
Chair / Président: Shana Poplack (University of Ottawa)
4:00-4:30 Deletion of fricatives in vernacular Icelandic: A useful dependent variable?
Gudlaugur Havardarson (Université du Québec à Montréal)
4:30-5:00 Glide realizations in Canadian mainstream vernacular English
Sonia Pritchard (University of Ottawa)
5:00-5:20 La variation sociolinguistique dans la production de liaisons facultatives de francophones européens, canadiens et africains
Nadine de Moras (Brescia University College)
5:30-7:00 Reception / Réception
SUNDAY, JUNE 1 / DIMANCHE 1er JUIN
8:30-9:00 Coffee / Pause-café
Session 5: ING / Séance 5 : ING
Chair / Président: Gerard Van Herk (Memorial University)
9:00-9:30 What have we been do-een? (ing) is not binary
Nicole Rosen (University of Manitoba), Jillian Ankutowicz (University of Lethbridge), Alexandra D’Arcy (University of Victoria)
9:30-10:00 Emigrants, isolation, urban influx: Variable ING in Haliburton, Ontario
Martin Sneath (University of Toronto)
10:00-10:20 A phonological variable in a textual medium: (ing) in online chat
Aaron Dinkin (University of Toronto)
10:20-10:50 Break / Pause
Session 6: Regional / Séance 6 : Régional
Chair / Président: Nathalie Dion (University of Ottawa)
10:50-11:20 Sociophonetic variation in Northern Ontario vowels: A first look
Jim Smith (University of Toronto)
11:20-11:50 L’usage du subjonctif en francais acadien: Le cas du Nord-Est du Nouveau-Brunswick
Basile Roussel (University of Ottawa)
11:50-12:20 Investigating ‘opposing’ trends in the Quebec French mid vowels
Jeffrey Lamontagne (University of Ottawa)
12:20-12:50 Break / Pause
Session 7: Change & methods / Séance 7 : Changement et méthodes
Chair / Président: Monique Dufresne (Queen’s University)
12:50-1:20 Questioning the quantitative harmonic alignment in variationist dative alternation studies
Candice Toth (University of Ottawa)
1:20-1:50 Sociolinguistic investigations into dialect syntax: Negative concord in Montreal French
Heather Burnett, Mireille Tremblay (Université de Montréal), Hélène Blondeau (University of Florida)
1:50-2:10 Mergers of the Caribbean: Low back vowels in Bequia
James Walker (York University), Miriam Meyerhoff (Victoria University of Wellington)