Date: Saturday, April 13th, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Location: Student Union Room 3408, UNC-Chapel Hill

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Student Union building interior map

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nina Hyams (UCLA)


Underling Invited Speaker: Robin Dodsworth (NC State University)


Call for Papers

The call for papers is now closed.

Program for the 2013 Spring Colloquium [PDF]

9:30 Breakfast and mingling
10:00 Morphophological Transfer in Second Language Acquisition: Mandarin Speakers
Bonnie Wang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
10:30 Age, Memory, and Flexibility in Language Acquisition
Daniel Ross, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign [abstract]
11:00 Break
11:15 Aspiration of Fricatives and Stops in Perspective: The Case of S’gaw Karen
Hugo Salgado, Jessica Slavic, and Zhao Ye, University North Carolina at Chapel Hill
11:45 Underling Invited Speaker: Robin Dodsworth, North Carolina State University
Social Factors at the Inception of Dialect Contact: The reversal of the Southern Vowel Shift in Raleigh, NC [abstract]
12:45 Lunch at McAlister’s Deli, 205 E. Franklin Street
2:45 Pattern Structure in Learning Across Domains
Elliott Moreton and Katya Pertsova, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [handout]
3:15 Tone Change Reduplication in Vietnamese: The Emergence of the Unmarked vs. *Echo
Phuong Dang, California State University, Fresno [abstract]
3:45 Break
4:00 Constraints on Written Code-Switching: Evidence from Guaraní-Spanish Jopara
Zachary Wilkins and Bruno Estigarribia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [abstract]
4:30 Keynote Address: Nina Hyams, UCLA
The Acquisition of Syntactically Encoded Evidentiality [abstract]
5:30 Social hour
Please join us at Mediterranean Deli, 410 W. Franklin St.

This colloquium is funded in part by the Nelson Schwab Fund, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, UNC-CH.

This colloquium is funded in part by the Graduate and Professional Student Federation.

Programs from past Spring Colloquia



Parking is limited on the UNC campus. Please see this document for special parking information and this UNC parking map.  For immediate parking questions, please contact Ivy Hauser: hauserivy (at)

Please direct questions and comments to:

Amy Reynolds, Kayla Vix, or Bianca Bulchandani:

The Spring Colloquium is sponsored in part by the Graduate and Professional Student Federation of UNC.


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