UChicago Linguistic Research Forum: Program

Day 1: March 17, 2017

Location: Cho Yiu Conference Hall, CUHK


Opening Remarks Chair: Alan Yu

Session 1 Chair: Alan Yu
09:15 – 9:55
Typological Differences between Hong Kong Sign Language and American Sign Language
Diane Brentari (University of Chicago) and Gladys Tang (CUHK)
9:55 – 10:25
Robot-based intervention program on gestural training in children with autism
Wing Chee So (CUHK)


Session 2 Chair: Diane Brentari

Introducing students to the Chicago Linguistic Landscape
Amy Dahlstrom (University of Chicago)
Individual differences in sound change and phonetic variation in Hong Kong Cantonese
Yao Yao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
The differences in voice quality between Hong Kong Cantonese and Guangzhou Cantonese
Roxana Fung and Eugene Wong (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Location: Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK

Lunch and Poster Session

Session 3 Chair: Amy Dahlstrom

2:00 – 2:30
Embodying Coarticulation
Bryan Gick (University of British Columbia)
2:30 – 3:00
Talker variability and listener flexibility: The production and perception of Cantonese codas /t, k/
Jonathan Yip (The University of Hong Kong)
3:00 – 3:30
Corpus-based analyses of discourse production of healthy Cantonese-speakers and speakers with aphasia
Sam-Po Law (The University of Hong Kong) and Anthony Pak-Hin Kong (University of Central Florida)


Session 4 Chair: Xiang Ming

4:00 – 4:30
On the lexical representation of allomorphs in Mandarin third tone sandhi
Stephen Politzer-Ahles (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
4:30 -5:00
Cantonese tonal production and perception among South Asian youths in Hong Kong
Peggy Mok (CUHK) and Alan Yu (University of Chicago)
5:00 – 5:30
Talker and listener variability in speech learning
Patrick Wong (CUHK)


Dinner Banquet For All Presenters


Day 2: March 18, 2017

Location: Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK

Session 5 Chair: Chris Kennedy
09:00 – 9:30
Mono-clausal Approach to Dislocation Copying in Cantonese
Lawrence Cheung (CUHK) and Jackie Lai (University of Chicago)
9:30 – 10:00
Split ergativity and embedding: Evidence from Basque
Karlos Arregi (University of Chicago)
10:00 – 10:30
Exhaustivity, Exclusiveness, and the semantics of Mandarin dou
Haihua Pan (CUHK)


Session 6 Chair: Karlos Arregi

11:00 – 11:30
Speculations on the Syntax of Sentence-final Expressions in Chinese
Sze-Wing Tang (CUHK)
Case variability in Nubri
Cathryn Donahue (The Hong Kong University)
Resolving scalar uncertainty in context
Chris Kennedy and Ming Xiang (University of Chicago)
Lunch for invited guests