Linguists at Aresty

The Linguistics department was very well-represented at the 9th Annual Aresty Undergraduate Research Symposium, held Friday, April 19.  Congratulations to all the participants!

Stephanie Buco presenting at Aresty 2013 (photo by K. Syrett)
Stephanie Buco presenting at Aresty 2013 (photo by K. Syrett)

Talks:

Hannah Baker (Kristen Syrett, advisor):  An Experimental Investigation of the Epistemic Effect of the Spanish Indefinite algún

Michelle Marron (Shigeto Kawahara, advisor):  The Effect of Sound Symbolism on Gender Cues in New Brand Names

Stephanie Buco (Kristen Syrett, advisor):  Children can, but don’t have to, access exact interpretations of numerical sentences

Posters:

Natalie Dresher, Christopher Kish, Sarah Korostoff, Melanie Pangilinan, Jessica Trombetta (Shigeto Kawahara, advisor):  The Phonetics of Emphatic Vowel Lengthening in English

Bryton McGrath, Maureen McGuinness (Paul de Lacy, advisor):  Lack of Native Speaker Data Presented in Phonological Studies Reveals Need for Improvement in Experimental Methodology

Ariana Kalkstein standing with her poster at Aresty (photo by K. Syrett)
Ariana Kalkstein standing with her poster at Aresty (photo by K. Syrett)

Ariana Kalkstein (Kristen Syrett, advisor):  Why English and Japanese Children Don’t Interpret Differential Comparatives Comparatively

Christina Downes, Melinh Lai, Ankita Patel, Jeremy Yeaton (Viviane Déprez, advisor):  When and How is Concord Preferred? An Experimental Approach

Shannon Gravatt, Siobhan McLaughlin (Kristen Syrett, advisor):  Matrix Readings are Grammatical when ACD is Embedded in a Finite Clause

Anthony Arias-Amaya, Hannah Baker, Christina Germak (Kristen Syrett, advisor):  Algunos (but not Todos) Spanish-English Bilingual Children Compute Scalar Implicatures

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