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Upcoming Talks by UC Davis Linguists

NWAV 44, Toronto, October 22-25, 2015

Robert Bayley and Dan Villarreal, “Deep in the hear(t) of Texas: Coronal stop deletion in a rural south Texas community”

Dan Villarreal, “Wh[ʉ] is a V[ɑ]lley girl? Assessing dialect recognition with resynthesized matched guises”


LSA, Washington, DC, January 7-10, 2016

Raúl Aranovich, “Morphologically conditioned ‘do-support’ in Shona”

Renee Kemp,  “Loanwords and phonetic category shift in L2 learners”

Kevin King, “Intensifiers and image schemas: Schema type determines intensifier type”

Lewis Lawyer, “Voice, valency, and the fluidity of transitivity in Patwin”

Dan Villarreal, “C[ɑ]lifornia perceivin’: A matched-guise study of the California Vowel Shift”

Alan Wong, “Indefinite markers, Grammaticalization and language contact phenomena in Chinese”


Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas, Washington, DC, January 7-10, 2016

Lewis Lawyer, “Layers in Patwin: Double case marking and the Miwok substrate”

Justin Spence, “Voice onset time in Northern California: Lake Miwok and Miwok substrate”