Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the 20th annual QP Fest, which will be held next Friday, May 17, starting at 1pm in the Greenberg Room (460-126)!  Seven of our graduate students will be presenting their recent work, followed by a social in the Linguistics Courtyard.  The schedule of presentations is below:

QP Fest 2024 Program — Friday, May 17

Session 1: Chair Bran Papineau

1:00-1:30 Antón de la Fuente – A layer-wise analysis of Mandarin and English suprasegmentals in SSL speech models

1:30-2:00 Anthony Velasquez – The influence of articulation rate on stop lenition in Mexican Spanish

2:00-2:30 Ahmad Jabbar – Reasonable inferences in discourse and the Hindi-Urdu 'na'

2:30-2:45 Break

Session 2: Chair Anissa Zaitsu

2:45-3:15 Emily Goodwin – Production pressures in syntactic alternations: Accessibility and informativity effects

3:15-3:45 Madelaine O'Reilly-Brown – Case variation in Finnish nonfinite clauses

3:45-4:00 Break

Session 3: Chair Lewis Esposito

4:00-4:30 Yin Lin Tan – Gradient categorizations of dialectal variability: A perceptually-guided approach to categorizing Singlish

4:30-5:00 Irene Yi – Local exposure and global social effects on perceived linguistic geography: Mandarin accents in China

5:00-6:30 Social in the Linguistics Courtyard