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LSRL 52 Inaugural Address

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Day 1 – Thursday April 21, 2022

Parallel Session Block 1 – Thursday April 21, 2022 – 9am-11am CDT
Syntax and Semantics of Francoprovençal, Old and Modern Italian varieties
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Zoom host: Alex Lara
Moderator: Fernando Vázquez
Semantics and Pragmatics of Spanish and Portuguese
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Zoom host: Matthew Burner
Moderator: Fernando Tejedo
9-9:30am On the status of preverbal indefinite subjects in Romance languages: what Francoprovençal reveals – Tabea Ihsane (University of Zurich and University of Geneva) Lo que viene siendo un planazo: A use-conditional account – Patrícia Amaral and Enrique Rodríguez (Indiana University)
9:30am-10am Meaningless movements? NP reversal in Old Italian as a window into the DP phase – Tommaso Balsemin (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) and Cecilia Poletto (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main and Università degli Studi di Padova) Bridging synchronic and diachronic approaches to Spanish PPIs in negated clauses – Aaron Yamada (Creighton University)
10-10:30am Eastern Lombard interrogatives: successive-cyclicity at the phase edges – Anda Neagu (York University) Not just Gradability – Explaining the Subjunctive in factive contexts – Rui Marques (Universidade de Lisboa)
10:30-11am The Aspectual Properties of Italian Venire Passives – Martine Gallardo (University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign)
Parallel Session Block 2 – Thursday April 21, 2022 – 11:30am-1:30pm CDT
Acquisition — L1, L2 Heritage
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Zoom host: Michelle Dutton
Moderator: Catherine Stafford
Phonology — contact, L2 and diachronic
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Zoom host: Kendall Aycock
Moderator: Tom Purnell
11:30-12pm Developmental Stages in the Acquisition of Spanish Ser/Estar by Italian Learners – Sílvia Perpiñán (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Rafael Marín (CNRS – Université Lille 3), Benedetta Quarta (Ca’Foscari, Università di Venezia) Some rhythmic and timing patterns in contact varieties of Canadian French – Svetlana Kaminskaia (University of Waterloo) and Wladyslaw Cichocki (University of New Brunswick)
12-12:30pm The Development of Inalienable Possession in Child Heritage Speakers of Spanish – Alejandro Cuza and Laura Solano (Purdue University) Substitution Patterns of English Voiced Inter-Dental Fricatives by L1 Costa Rican Spanish Speakers – Felix Fonseca Quesada (Stony Brook University)
12:30-1pm Does the social context play a role in the acquisition of complex dative predicates by heritage and non-heritage Spanish bilingual children? – Silvia Sánchez Calderón (National University of Distance Education, Spain) and Raquel Fernández Fuertes (University of Valladolid) Syllable contact effects as a diachronic precursor to mora licensing in early French /sC/ clusters – Francisco Antonio Montaño (Lehman College, City University of New York)
1-1:30pm Passive delay: A view from Ibero-Romance – Anna Gavarró (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Celina Agostinho (Universidade de Lisboa), Sara González (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) and Ana Lúcia Santos (Universidade de Lisboa)
Poster Session – Thursday April 21, 2022 – 2pm-3:30pm CDT
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Zoom host: Matthew Burner
Break-out room 1:
Sound change by low surprisal: the case of Portuguese /ɐ̃ w̃/ – Andre Zampaulo (California State University, Fullerton)
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The distribution of null and overt subjects in Guajiro Spanish and the existence of two different conjugations (analytical and synthetic) in Wayuunaiki: living with crosslinguistic-influence? – Nelson Mendez Rivera (University of Ottawa) and Juana Liceras (University of Ottawa and Universidad Nebrija)
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The use of “ocupar” as a deontic modal verb in Mexican Spanish – Erick García Chávez (Universität zu Köln)
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<it, cit, ecit>: A New Approach to Diminutives in Spanish – Ji Yea Kim (Stony Brook University)
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Italian past participle agreement: agreement via edge features – Irene Amato (Universität Leipzig)
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Pragmatic markers in Brazilian Portuguese: The case of “bora (lá)” – Marcus Vinicius Lunguinho (University of Brasília) and Patricia Rodrigues (Federal University of Parana)
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Frenching it up: The English future temporal reference in a French dominant town – Basile Roussel (Université de Moncton – Shippagan) and Sali A. Tagliamonte (University of Toronto)
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A closer look at topic VP fronting in Spanish – Ningxian Li (University of Georgia)
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Animacy features and lexical knowledge in Spanish case marking by Portuguese speakers – Julio César López Otero (University of Houston), Abril Jiménez (Davidson College) and Isabella DePue (Davidson College)
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Pseudo-Coordination in Sicilian. Patterns of Microvariation – Vincenzo Nicolò Di Caro (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) and Salvatore Menza (University of Catania)
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Learning the pronunciation of an endangered language: Spanish speakers’ acquisition of Salvadoran Nawat vowel glottalization – Hugo Salgado (The Ohio State University)
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Developing a speech corpus for a less-resourced Romance language: the case of contemporary standard Romanian – Oana Niculescu (Romanian Academy Institute of Linguistics “Iorgu Iordan – Al. Rosetti”)

Keynote address 1 – Thursday April 21, 2022 – 4pm-5:15pm CDT

On the Role of Pattern and Matter Mapping in Creole Emergence
Marlyse Baptista (University of Michigan)

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Zoom host: Grant Armstrong
Moderator: Joe Salmons

Day 2 – Friday April 22, 2022

Parallel Session Block 3 – Friday April 22, 2022 – 9am-11:00am CDT
Clitics — enclisis and proclisis
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Zoom host: Sara Rodríguez Londoño
Moderator: Jonathan E. MacDonald
Phonology — Spanish variation
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Zoom host: Estefanía Galindo
Moderator: Rajiv Rao
9-9:30am Subject-Related Proclitics and Enclitics in all Persons – Edward Rubin (University of Utah)
Dialect-specific /s/-lenition and vowel shortening in Southern Cone Spanish – Gilly Marchini and Michael Ramsammy (University of Edinburgh)
9:30-10am It’s PF’s own doing! Proclisis and enclisis at the syntax-phonology interface in Asturian – Julio Villa-García (University of Oviedo and University of Manchester) Prosodic structure mediates voiced stop lenition in Colombian heritage Spanish – Claire Julia Lozano (Macalester College) and Travis Bradley (University of California-Davis)
10-10:30am The role of phonology in language change: evidence from clitics and infinitives in French – Marc Olivier (Ulster University) The effect of duration and degree of construction on the perception of Spanish phonemic voiced and voiceless stops – Fernando Melero-García (University of Texas-Arlington)
10:30-11am The status of /f/ in Mayan-accented Spanish – Brandon Baird (Middlebury College) and Brendan Regan (Texas Tech University)
Parallel Session Block 4 – Friday April 22, 2022 – 11:15am-12:45pm CDT
Nominal and pronominal licensing
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Zoom host: Martiniano Etchart
Moderator: Rebecca Shields
Experimental studies at the interfaces
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Zoom host: Matthew Burner
Moderator: Erwin Lares
11:15-11:45am Weak objects and nominal licensing – Brian Gravely (University of Arizona) An experimental approach to case marking in Romanian elliptical comparatives – Gabriela Bîlbîie (University of Bucharest & Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle-Paris)
11:45am-12:15pm Article drop and Case marking in Romanian – Ion Tudor Giurgea (The “Iorgu Iordan – Al. Rosetti” Institute of Linguistics of the Romanian Academy) Prosodic processing of gapping sentences in Brazilian Portuguese – Andressa Christine Oliveira da Silva and Aline Alves Fonseca (Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora)
12:15-12:45pm Possessives are inherently Case-marked pronouns – Silvia Terenghi (Utrecht University) On the ambiguity between reflexivity and reciprocity in Spanish: an empirical study – Julia Nieto Bou and Giada Palmieri (Utrecht University)
Parallel Session Block 5 – Friday April 22, 2022 – 1:15pm-2:45pm CDT
Syntax and Semantics of Spanish and Portuguese
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Zoom host: Leticia Guedes Barbosa
Moderator: Alberto Pastor
Grammatical gender — systems in contact, processing and phonological questions
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Zoom host: Florencia Mazzei
Moderator: Juana Liceras
1:15-1:45pm Measure Phrases, superlatives and φ-feature mismatch in Spanish – Luis Miguel Toquero-Pérez (University of Southern California) Gender assignment in bilingual grammars: the case of contact-induced gender systems – Abel Cruz (Santa Clara University)
1:45-2:15pm On ð-and φ-features in Brazilian Portuguese – Sonia Cyrino (University of Campinas/University of Bahia) and Lílian Teixeira de Sousa (University of Bahia) Processing Spanish Gender in an Exemplar Model With Special Reference to Dual-gendered Nouns – David Ellingson Eddington (Brigham Young University)
2:15-2:45pm The clausal article “el” in Spanish: a nominal and referential marker – Cristina Ruiz-Alonso (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) Code-switching and the phonological word – Rodrigo Delgado (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Jennifer Cabrelli (University of Illinois Chicago) and Luis López (University of Illinois Chicago)

Keynote address 2 – Friday April 22, 2022 – 3:30pm-4:45pm CDT

Contrast and variation in three Romance vowel systems
Margaret Renwick (University of Georgia)

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Zoom host: Grant Armstrong
Moderator: Rajiv Rao

Day 3 – Saturday April 23, 2022

Parallel Session Block 6 – Saturday April 23, 2022 – 9am-10:30am CDT
Morphosyntax of Romance-based Creoles
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Zoom host: Grant Armstrong
Moderator: Fernando Tejedo
Syntactic investigations across the Romance languages
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Zoom host: Erwin Lares
Moderator: Jacee Cho
9-9:30am Deriving causativization through double marking in creole word formation – Ana Luís (University of Coimbra) The defective structure of prepositional infinitive relatives in Romance: Consequences for the cartographic approach – Xavier Villalba (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
9:30-10am The Ibero-Romance Creole Palenquero. An account of its copular paradigm – Mara Marsella (Università degli Studi Gabriele D’annunzio Chieti-Pescara) Constraints on V-IO-DO and V-S-DO in Romance and Greek – Katerina Thomopoulou and Ángel J. Gallego (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
10-10:30am Exploring the (non-) lexical nature of Spanish inflection: a view from an inflectionless counterpart – John Lipski (Pennsylvania State University) Control in Romanian and Se Constructions – Katie Vandyne and Jonathan E. MacDonald (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Parallel Session Block 7 – Saturday April 23, 2022 – 11am-1:00pm CDT
Experimental approaches to syntax, semantics and cognitive bilingual advantages
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Zoom host: Carlos Rojas
Moderator: Erwin Lares
Argument and event structure
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Zoom host: Grant Armstrong
Moderator: Alfredo García-Pardo
11-11:30am Variation in Perfect/Past compatability with temporal adverbials in English and Spanish – Martín Fuchs and Martijn van der Klis (Utrecht University) Completive todo across Spanish dialects – Carolina Fraga (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
11:30-12pm Syntactic island effects in Spanish: Experimental evidence – Bradley Hoot (DePaul University) and Shane Ebert (University of Illinois Chicago) If psych, then stative – María Eugenia Mangialavori Rasia (Conicet – Argentina) and Rafael Marín (CNRS – Université Lille 3)
12-12:30pm Is not losing winning? On the narrative abilities of monolingual and bilingual speakers with Prader-Willi Syndrome – Estela Garcia Alcaraz (Universitat de les Illes Balears) and Juana Liceras (University of Ottawa and Universidad Nebrija) Resultative passives and event structure: evidence from Catalan – Isabel Crespí (Queen Mary University of London)
12:30-1pm Pushing the limits of argument structure: (Spanish) tritransitives – María Cristina Cuervo and Michelle Troberg (University of Toronto)

1:30pm-2:30pm CDT
Business Meeting
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Keynote address 3 – Saturday April 23, 2022 – 3pm-4:15pm CDT

Andean and Amazonian Spanish: Macro-contact with Indigenous Languages
Liliana Sánchez (University of Illinois Chicago)

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Zoom host: Grant Armstrong
Moderator: Grant Armstrong