The 33rd Northwest Linguistics Conference

May 18, 2017

The Northwest Linguistics Conference (NWLC) is an annual conference for graduate students in linguistics to share their work in a friendly atmosphere, and meet colleagues from other universities, both locally and internationally. The venue rotates on a four year cycle among University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, and the University of Washington. The 33rd NWLC was hosted by UBC May 5 - 7, 2017.

Seven SFU graduate students presented at NWLC 2017:

Luca Cavasso - The Syntactic Category of 把 (ba)

Noortje de Weers - Does digitally-manipulated avatar ethnicity affect speech perception?

Kelli Finney - Massett Haida Discourse: A Case Study of Ihldiinii

Irina Presnyakova - Participation of second generation immigrants in Canadian Shift and Raising in Vancouver

Danica Reid - An Analysis of the Acoustic Properties of Similar Voices

Olga Vasileva (Psychology) - An Intersection of Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development. A Novel Framework.

Sara Williamson - Double modals in Southern United States English: A Tree Adjoining Grammar approach