Recent talks

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March 29, 2018. “to-perfects in Appalachian English,” colloquium given in the Speaker Series at University of Pennsylvania Department of Linguistics.

February 21, 2018. “Infinitival perfects with and without [ə(v)] in Appalachian English,” Brown Bag talk, Department of Linguistics, Stony Brook University.

January 26, 2018 “Infinitival perfects with and without [ə(v)] in Appalachian English” talk given at Penn State University, Center for Language Science, Distinguished Speaker Series.

January 25, 2018 “The Audio-Aligned and Parsed Corpus of Appalachian English: Design and Use,” seminar lecture (seminar instructor, Carrie Jackson), given at Penn State University.

January 14, 2018 “Linguistics: The Science of Human Language,” presentation given to middle and high and high school students at the NACLO training session, Institute for Advanced Computational Science, Stony Brook University

November 2017. “Sequence of Perfect in Appalachian English,” syntax seminar lecture (seminar instructor, Tricia Irwin). Swarthmore College.

October 2017: “Introducing Linguistics through hands-on research,” Invited talk given at the Latin and Linguistics Workshop, October 13-14, 2017, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

September 2017: “to-perfects in Appalachian English,” Invited talk given at the 32nd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop (CGSW32), Trondheim, Norway.

January 2017: “Infinitival perfects in Appalachian English: modals vs. infinitival to,” poster (presentation given by Greg Johnson) at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (work in collaboration with B. Santorini & G. Johnson).

December 2016: “Some notes on infinitival perfects in Appalachian English,” Keynote given at SYNC2016 (work in collaboration with B. Santorini & G. Johnson).

November 2016: “Infinitival perfects in Appalachian English: modals vs. infinitival to,” talk given at the 45th New Ways of Analyzing Variation Conference (NWAV45), Vancouver, BC (work in collaboration with B. Santorini & G. Johnson).

March 2016: “Parsed corpora of vernacular speech: challenges and prospects for the study of syntax” invited talk given at the Workshop on Dealing with Bad Data in Linguistic Theory, Meertens Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (work in collaboration with A. Kroch & B. Santorini).

June 2015 / November 2015 “Some notes on Italian Dialects,” invited outreach talk given at the Order Sons of Italy in America, Fr. Vincent Capodanno Lodge #2251, Staten Island, NY, and at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Staten Island, NY.

May 2015 “Variation in Appalachian non-present verb forms,” talk given at the Second Formal Ways of Analyzing Variation (FWAV2) Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland (co-authored with F. Blanchette & T. O’Neill, and Steven Arriaga).