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dan goodhue to maryland

Daniel Goodhue, who defended his thesis this February, has recently accepted a postdoctoral position in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland. He will be working with Dr. Valentine Hacquard and Dr. Jeffrey Lidz at the intersection of semantics and language acquisition. The position begins in August 2018.
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two new papers on focus prosody

Vander Klok, Jozina, Heather Goad, and Michael Wagner (2018). Prosodic Focus in English vs. French: A Scope Account.Glossa: a journal of general linguistics  3(1): 71. 1-47 [DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.172] Hamlaoui,Fatima, Marzena Żygis, Jonas Engelmann, and Michael Wagner (2018). Acoustic correlates of focus marking in Czech and Polish. Language and Speech, 1(20):44pp [doi]
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new paper on reconstruction and focus operators

Smeets, Liz and Michael Wagner (2018). Reconstructing the syntax of focus operators. Semantics & Pragmatics, 11(6):1–27. [doi]
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Dissertation award for Oriana Kilbourn-Ceron

Oriana Kilbourn-Ceron yesterday was awarded this year’s McGill Arts insight dissertation award in the social sciences for her recent thesis on Speech production planning affects variation in external sandhi.
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Goodhue on responses to polarity questions

Dan Goodhue just filed the final version of his awsome doctoral thesis: Asking and answering biased polar questions This dissertation explores how the interpretation of polar questions and answers to them is affected by prosody and negation. Phenomena analyzed include polar questions with polarity focus (prominence on the auxiliary), negative polar questions, yes/no responses to […]
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another paper in laboratory phonology

Howell, Jonathan, Rooth, Mats, & Wagner, Michael (2017). Acoustic classification of focus: On the web and in the lab. Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology, 8(1), 16. [doi]
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production planning and deletion

New paper published in Laboratory Phonology: Tanner, James, Morgan Sonderegger and Michael Wagner (2017). Production planning and coronal stop deletion in spontaneous speech. Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology, 8(1), 15. [doi]
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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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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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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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