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UNC linguists at the 2020 meetings of LSA, ADS, SCIL, SSILA

A number of UNC linguistics students, faculty, and alumni presented last week at the 2020 meetings of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), American Dialect Society (ADS), Society for Computation in Linguistics (SCIL), and Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) in New Orleans. They presented the following works:

Ian Clayton (PhD 2010) and Valerie Fridland (U of Nevada, Reno), “Reno-Sparks Indian Colony: ethnic and heritage language influence.”
Jennifer Renn (PhD 2010) and Trish Morita-Mullaney (Purdue). “Transforming teachers: The impact of a licensure program on Indiana educators’ language attitudes and practices.”

Brian Hsu. “Prominence-based licensing in head movement and phrasal movement.”
Brian Hsu and Benjamin Frey. “Pragmatically determined word order and its exceptions in Cherokee.”
Jennifer Smith. “From experiment results to a constraint hierarchy with the ‘Rank Centrality’ algorithm.”
Hans C. Boas (PhD 2000), Todd B. Krause (UT Austin). “Only mostly dead: keeping ancient languages slightly alive online.”
Ivy Hauser (BA 2012). “Intraspeaker variation and cue weight in Mandarin sibilants.”
Luana Lamberti Nunes (OSU) and Hugo Salgado (MA 2014). “The future repeats itself: Priming effects in Spanish future expressions.”
Justin Pinta (MA 2013). “Variable gender agreement in Correntinean Spanish.”
Brandon Prickett (BA 2014, MA 2015). “Identity bias and generalization in a variable-free model of phonotactics.”

Elliott Moreton. “Evolving constraints and rules in Harmonic Grammar.”
Max Nelson (UMass), Hossep Dolatian (Stony Brook), Jonathan Rawski (Stony Brook), Brandon Prickett (BA 2014, MA 2015). “Probing RNN Encoder-Decoder Generalization of Subregular Functions using Reduplication.”

Tristan Bavol and Victoria Johnston. “Divergent principles of numeral formation in Azajo P’urhepecha (Tarascan).”
Hugo Salgado (MA 2014) and Justin Pinta (MA 2013). “The synchrony and diachrony of loanword marking in Nawat.”

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