The 15th Texas Linguistic Society conference will be held October 24-26, 2014 at the University of Texas at Austin.
Presentations come from all areas of linguistics, but our conference this year places a special focus on what we are calling Experimental Advantages: the importance of experimental evidence in theories of syntax and semantics—research that highlights the unique advantages of the experimental environment, as opposed to other sources of data.
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Regarding URLs: please use
https://linguistics.github.io/tls/2014tls/ when linking to this page. The old URL,
http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~tls/2014tls/ has been deprecated due to the stringent space limitations on that server (not nearly enough to post all of the abstracts).
All participants – academics, industry, and UT students, faculty, and staff – are required to fill out the registration form linked below:
Additionally, if you are not a UT Austin student, faculty, or staff, you must pay the registration fee, either via PayPal (below) or on-site.
Late (on-site) registration will incur slightly greater fees; $30 for students, $60 for non-students.
Only the underlined titles below have abstracts.
If you are presenting one of the unlinked papers and want your abstract included, respond to the email we sent you!
|4:30 pm||Imperfective Shifts in Kaqchikel Maya Justin Cope and Tammi Stout||An Acoustical Analysis of Vowel Nasality in Different Tonal Contexts in Mandarin Chinese Hong Zhang|
|Lowering in Distributed Morphology: Evidence from Guébie polar questions Hannah Sande||Aggregate and Positional Effects on Sound-Symbolic Semantic Inference Nick Gaylord and Greg Alger and Will Leben|
Semantics with Iconicity in Sign Language
|8:30 am||Breakfast from Central Market (and coffee)|
|9:00 am||The Semantics of yue … yue in Mandarin Chinese: An Implication for the Argument Structure of Verbs Xiao Li and Carlos A. Fasola||Exploring Word Fields Using the Free-Sorting Method David Hünlich|
|Mandarin Gapless Relative Clause as Reduced Relative Clause Anqi Zhang||A Frame-Semantic Approach to Verbal Valency Patterns Ryan Dux|
|The Degree of the Speaker’s Negative Attitude in a Goal-Shifting Comparison Osamu Sawada||Parameterizing the Multiple Subject Construction (MSC): Evidence from Tunisian Arabic (TA) Mohamed Jlassi|
|10:45 am||Experimental Insights: Explicit and Implicit Exhaustivity Natalia Pavlou|
|Inflectional Phi-Feature Mismatches under Ellipsis: An Eye-Tracking Study Helena Aparicio and Katie Franich and Ming Xiang|
|Two Cases of Incremental Parsing in Korean: Conditionals and Relative Clauses Masaya Yoshida and Suwon Yoon|
|12:15 pm||Lunch (on your own)|
The Adaptive Nature of Linguistic Expectations: What they Tell us about the Nature of Linguistic Knowledge
T. Florian Jaeger
|3:15 pm||The Touchscreen as an Attention Measure: Evidence from a Dative Alternation Study Daniel Bürkle|
|Detecting Multi-word Expressions through Typing Patterns Adam Goodkind|
|The Influence of Experimental Method on English Syllabification David Eddington|
|5:00 pm||Author-anchored Clauses in English Teresa O’Neill|
|Processing Exhaustive Inferences: Evidence from the English It-cleft Emilie Destruel Johnson and Thomas Farmer|
|Truth Judgments vs. Validity Judgments Elizabeth Coppock|
Party for all registered TLS participants
in the Texas Union; room TBA
|9:30 am||Breakfast from Tacodeli! (and coffee)|
|11:15 am||Weak and Strong NPIs: 'nobody' and 'anybody' in Albanian and Modern Greek Orest Xherija||Resolving Null and Overt Pronouns in Italian: An Experimental Investigation of Syntax-Semantic Interactions Emily Fedele and Elsi Kaiser|
|Hasta as a Goal Marker Parallels hasta as a Scalar Additive Particle in Spanish Maria del Mar Bassa Vanrell||Modified Proper Names and the Structure of De Batia Snir|
|12:30 pm||Minimal Sufficiency Readings in Conditionals Elizabeth Coppock and Anna Lindahl||The Development of Lexicon in Bilingual Children Ehsan Alatawi|
|Location and the Semantics of Bantu Copula Systems Kyle Jerro||Agreement in Chuukese Hyun-Jong Hahm|
All talks will be held in the College of Liberal Arts building, on the ground floor. The following rooms are all in the Glickman Conference center; which talks are in which room will be available either on this website or signage in the conference center.
The University of Texas is located just a few miles north of downtown Austin. It is accessible primarily via Guadalupe St. which runs along the entire west side of the main campus.
The main airport servicing Austin, TX and the surrounding area is the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). Shuttles and Taxis are available from AUS and the Route 100 Airport Flyer bus has stops on the UT campus at the intersection of 23rd St. E. and Robert Dedman, which is just a short walk from the Linguistics Department building.
Some UT graduate students may be able to provide accommodations for TLS participants. If you would like to request to stay with a graduate student, please let us know via email with the following information:
Austin is kind of expensive, lodging-wise. If you're traveling economically, your best bet is probably to see if there's a UT grad student available to take you in (first come first serve!), then Couchsurfing (arrange at least a month in advance), then Airbnb (arrange at least a week in advance).