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Recent talks

UPCOMING:

CONFERENCE CANCELLED April 11, 2020: Keynote address to be given at the 50th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages

CANCELLED April 29, 2020: “Workshop: Using the Audio-Aligned and Parsed Corpus of Appalachian English for Linguistic Research,” Brown Bag talk to be given at Stony Brook University Linguistics department.

POSTPONED May 8, 2020: Colloquium to be given at University of Delaware Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science.

CONFERENCE POSTPONED May 14-15, 2020: “What-marked Yes-No questions in New York City English,” talk to be given at the NON-CANONICAL QUESTIONS AT THE SYNTAX-PROSODY INTERFACE conference, Paris, France. Co-authored with Jason Bishop.

CONFERENCE CANCELLED June 2020: “Awareness and ownership: the consequences of syntactic fieldwork,” talk to be given in the Language Activism and the Role of the Scholar Panel, at the 23rd Sociolinguistics Symposium (SS23), Hong Kong

RECENT PAST:

January 3, 2020: “Syntactic Observations of Appalachian English,” invited talk given at the memorial session for Michael B. Montgomery, Annual Meeting of the American Dialect Society, New Orleans, LA

January 3, 2020: “Introducing Linguistics Through Hands-on Research,” invited talk given in the Teaching Large General Linguistics Classes session, Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

January 4, 2020: “Parsed corpora of vernacular speech: challenges and prospects for the study of syntactic variation,” invited talk given in the Accessing English Dialect Syntax session, Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

October 24, 2019: “From Italian to Italian American: Linguistic research, cultural heritage, community outreach,” invited talk given at Stony Brook University, Center for Italian Studies

June 21, 2019: “Initiative in a Long Island High School: Success and Challenges,” invited talk given in the Advanced Placement (for High School students) in Linguistics Panel at ILLC 2019 (NSF REU Site Intersection of Linguistics, Language, and Culture), at Long Island University, Brooklyn

April 14, 2019: “Audio-Aligned and Parsed Corpus of Appalachian English: Design and Use,” Workshop for undergraduates, given at the Great Lakes Exposition for Experimental and Formal Undergraduate Linguistics (GLEEFUL), Michigan State University

April 23, 2019: “How Italian is Your English? Unmasking the hidden influence of Italian dialects on American speech,” invited talk given at the Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook University

March 30, 2019: Opening Remarks, Workshop on Antisymmetry and Comparative Syntax (RichieFest), New York University

March 22-23, 2019: “Notes on (non-standard) Germanic infinitival perfects,” Keynote at Edisyn (European Dialect Syntax) in Glasgow (European Dialect Syntax Network)

October 18, 2018: Methodological and Pedagogical Issues for Undergraduate Researchers in Large Corpus Projects, NWAV47 Workshop

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” invited 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 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,” Keynote 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 #212 (formerly #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)