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Students in the Department of Linguistics have been organizing a student conference in linguistics since 2001. The conference is intended to celebrate the wide breadth of issues taken up in theoretical and applied linguistics, including interdisciplinary approaches.

 UUSCIL 2019


April 12th, 2019


The Language and Communication Building

Room 2110

255 S Central Campus Drive

Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Conference Schedule

This schedule is tentative and may change according to conference needs.
Presenters for Poster Session I may begin setting up at 8:30 am.

Poster Session I – 9:00 am

Reciprocal and non-reciprocal forms of address in service industry interactions
Sarah Barowski
Affixation in a McWorld
Zane Bellows
Bulgarian null-subject classification
Zane Bellows, Camille Lewandowski, Crystal Pacheco, & Maridon Romney
Effect of accented English on voice recognition and transcription
Maxcen Deneris, Lucas Faustino, & Ashley Mayhugh
The restitutive again in ditransitive alternations in present-day English
Camille Lewandowski
Written input in the acquisition of German final devoicing by adult L2 learners
Cailey Lloyd
The impact of listener attitudes on the comprehension of nonnative-accented speech
Julia Vonessen


Oral Presentation Session I - 10:00 am

10:00 am
Ya, todavía, and aún: Meanings and uses of Spanish aspectual adverbials Daniel Razo
10:30 am
Mirative meanings of the Cantonese utterance particle lo1
Gary Law
11:00 am
Identifying a book: Content words and their power
Elliotte Thurtle
11:30 am
Quantifying fiction writing using machine learning
Alex Lyman
Lunch  12:00 pm

Poster Session II- 1 :00 pm

The language of consent
Austin Buttars
Lexical analysis of lyrics across adjacent genres
Isabella Canada, Nathan Hoecherl, & Jacqueline Jolley
The online processing of phonological cohorts
Billy Finlay
Inter-lingual errors among English and Japanese L2 learners
Helen Fox, Angelina Kang, & Nate Schwartz
Variations in phonology across musical genres
Amanda Goodner, Tyler Laws, & Paul Olea
Differences in voice-onset time in Spanish between L1, L2, and heritage speakers Tyler Laws


Oral Presentation Session II – 2:00 pm

2:00 pm
Defining deception: The exclusion of disability in the development of deception detection Isabella Canada
2:30 pm
The motivation for velar gliding and the lack of a necessity for ident
Austin Tracy
3:00 pm
Abkhaz phonology
Jacqueline Jolley
3:30 pm
N-behavior in Quranic reading
Ahmed Alnuqaydan
It is expected that the conference will conclude at 4:00 pm.



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Previous Conference Schedules

Last Updated: 4/5/19