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she is you

Why you can’t say this in German (or at least it won’t sound great): Coon, Jessica, Stefan Keine, & Michael Wagner (2016): Hierarchy effects in copular constructions: ThePCC corner of German. Poster presented at NELS 47, UMass Amherst.
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more on frowns

A while ago, I posted on two competing meanings of  ‘frown’ here. Just recently, Lynne Murphy  at separated by a common language followed up on this with this post, which generated some interesting responses. Most spectacularly, it prompted the following confirmation that British vs. American English distinction indeed has something to do with it (even though I […]
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cat attack

Oriana Kilbourn-Ceron, Michael Wagner and Meghan Clayards: Locality and variability in cross-word alternations: a production planning account. Poster at Labphon 15 at Cornell. [abstract]    
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On the interpretation of reflexive pronouns

Alanah McKillen just finished her Dissertation On the interpretation of reflexive pronouns. You can read it on lingbuzz.
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prosodylab at WCCFL

Tomorrow, at 10.30 at WCCFL in Utah: Liz Smeets, Michael Wagner (McGill): The syntax of focus association in German/Dutch: evidence from scope reconstruction
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Kilbourn-Ceron et al. at CLS

Last week we presented a paper on flapping and production planning at CLS: Oriana Kilbourn-Ceron, Michael Wagner & Meghan Clayards (McGill University) The effect of production planning locality on external sandhi: A study in /t/ The intervocalic flapping of English coronal stops /t, d/ is nearly categorical when the VTV sequence is within a word […]
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prosodylab this summer in Tübingen

This summer, McGill’s prosodylab will be represented at the DGFS summer school in Tübingen on Mapping Meaning: Theory – Cognition – Variation, which is held August 15th – 26th, 2016 in Tübingen/Germany.  Early bird registration is open until June 1st.     The course is titled Prosody and Incremental Processing, an abstract is posted here.  
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toward an intonational bestiary

Check out tomorrow’s prosodylab poster at NELS 46 at Concordia: Daniel Goodhue, Lyana Harrison, Yuen Tung Clémentine Su, and Michael Wagner (2015). Toward a bestiary of English intonational tunes. Poster at the 46th Conference of the North Eastern Linguistic Society, at Concordia University, in Montréal. [abstract] [poster] [items.] If you want to know about the […]
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paper on relative clause extraposition

We posted a new paper on relative clause extraposition in German on the semantics archive: Poschmann, Claudia & Michael Wagner (accepted). Relative Clause Extraposition and Prosody in German. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. [draft: semantics archive] Abstract: Whether a relative clause (RC) can be extraposed has been argued to depend both on contextual focus and […]
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information structure and production planning

Just posted a forthcoming review paper on information structure and production planning on the semantics archive: Wagner, Michael (accepted). Information Structure and Production Planning. To appear in: Féry, Caroline & Shinishiro Ishihara: The Handbook of Information Structure. Oxford University Press. [draft: semantics archive] Abstract: Utterances are planned and realized incrementally. Which information is salient or […]
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