Graduate Student Contributions

Here is a list of some contributions by the graduate students in the Linguistics Department at University of Florida.

Recent Publications

  • Zhu, Weihua. 2009. “You don’t know”: Linguistic evidence against one stereotype of Chinese culture. In 2009 Proceedings of the International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. Kun Ming, China.
  • Zhu, Weihua. 2008. Bilinguals in China: Evidence for English as a lingua franca of practice. In 2008 Proceedings of Western Conference on Linguistics. California.
  • Zhu, Weihua. 2008. Classroom interaction: What happens to reticent students? In 2008 Proceedings of Western Conference on Linguistics. California.
  • Macapili, E., U Talavan, Chun Huang, and C. Shi. 2010. SulatkisukaMaka-Siraya 1-5. Tainan: Tainan County Government.
  • Habib, Rania 2008. Humor and disagreement: Identity construction and cross-cultural enrichment. Journal of Pragmatics 40, 1117-1145.
  • Habib, Rania. 2008. The syntax of the Standard Arabic particles ?an and ?anna. In Kleanthes Grohmann and Phoevos Panagiotidis (eds.), Selected Papers from the 2006 Cyprus Syntax Fest. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press.
  • Habib, Rania. 2007. Review of Introducing Sociolinguistics by Miriam Meyerhoff. LINGUIST List issue number 18.2420. http://linguistlist.org/issues/18/18-2420.html
  • Huang, Chun. 2007. Language planning for naming and its socio-cultural connotation: A case study in Taiwan. Current Issue in Language Planning 8.
  • Habib, Rania. 2007. Review of Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XVI: Papers from the Sixteenth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics. Cambridge, March 2002. LINGUIST List issue number 18.554. http://linguistlist.org/issues/18/18-554.html#1.
  • Haddad, Youssef. 2007. Subject anaphors: Exempt or not exempt. Linguistic Inquiry 38, 363-372.
  • Haddad, Youssef. 2006. Dialect and standard in second language phonology: The case of Arabic. SKY Journal of Linguistics 19, 147-171.
  • Linfoot-Ham, Kerry. 2006. Conversational maxims in encounters with law enforcement officers. The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law 13.
  • Linfoot-Ham, Kerry. 2005. The Linguistics of euphemism. Journal of Language and Linguistics 3, 227-263.

Recent Presentations

  • Zhu, Weihua. Disagreement behavior in Chinese: Pragmatic awareness and Instruction. ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo. Boston, MA, November 19-21, 2010.
  • Zhu, Weihua. Disagreement in Mandarin: Strategies, functions and sociolinguistic variables. First International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse. University of California, Los Angeles, October 29-31, 2010.
  • Ziliak, Zoe. Phonetic perception and adult second dialect acquisition paper presented at The 55th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association. New Paltz, NY. April 15, 2010.
  • Zhu, Weihua. Social variables and disagreement behaviors: An investigation of ELFP communities in China. The American Association of Applied Linguistics 2010 Conference. Atlanta, Georgia, March 6-9, 2010
  • Zhu, Weihua. Interaction in Mandarin Chinese: Pedagogical implications for Chinese as a foreign language. ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo. San Diego, California, November 20-22, 2009.
  • Zhu, Weihua. “You are wrong”: Linguistic evidence against one stereotype of Chinese culture. The 16th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. Kunming, China, July 26-31, 2009.
  •  Zhu, Weihua and Boxer, Diana. English as a lingua franca of practice: Evidence from a Chinese bilingual community. The 11th International Pragmatics Conference. Melbourne, Australia, July 12-17, 2009.
  • Zhu, Weihua.  Classroom interaction: A new pattern for reticent students. Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Denver, Colorado, March 26-28, 2009.
  • Zhu, Weihua and Boxer, Diana. “No. No. No. You are wrong”: Disagreement in Chinese English. The American Association for Applied Linguistics 2009 Conference. Denver, Colorado, March 21-24, 2009.
  • He, Yunjuan. Acquiring Chinese culture through social networking technologies. Annual Meeting of Chinese Language Teachers Association. San Diego, CA, USA. November 20-22, 2009.
  • Hong, J. H. and S. Witty. Online communities and EFL instruction, International Conference of the Korean Association of Teachers of English (KATE) 2009.
  • Witty, Sean M. The topicality of topic markers. Seoul International Conference on Language Interface (SICOLI) 2009.
  • Zhu, Weihua. Classroom Interaction: What happens to reticent students? Western Conference on Linguistics. Davis, California, November 21-23, 2008.
  • Zhu, Weihua. Bilinguals in China: Evidence for English as a Lingua Franca of Practice.
    Western Conference on Linguistics. Davis, California, November 21-23, 2008.
  • Zhu, Weihua. Disagreement strategies used by Chinese students. The American Association of Applied Linguistics 2008 Conference. Washington D.C., March 29-April 2, 2008.
  • Zhu, Weihua.  Possessor raising: Evidence from Chinese passive constructions. 82nd Annual Meeting of Linguistic Society of America. Chicago, Illinois, January 3-6, 2008.
  • McNamara, Julianne. Discourse strategies in Greek-American life stories. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, Kentucky. April 16-18, 2009.
  • Blondeau, Helene, Nathalie Dion, and Zoe Ziliak. Competing systems in the linguistic repertoire of Anglo-Montrealers: Future temporal reference in L2 French and L1 English. American Association for Applied Linguistics. Denver, CO. March 21-24, 2009.
  • Huang, Chun. Language revitalization and identity politics: Siraya in Taiwan. presented at 1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, Honolulu, Hawaii. March 12-14, 2009.
  • Seck, Mamarame. The Murid discourse here and there, then and now. Murid Academic Conference, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York City, 2008.
  • Seck, Mamarame. Structure of Wolof religious narratives. Georgetown University Roundtable, 2008.
  • Seck, Mamarame. Non-focused and unmarked sentence structures in Wolof. Annual Conference in African Linguistics, 2008.
  • He, Yunjuan, and C. Shen. Conversation construction behavior during highly-scripted pair work activity. Annual Meeting of Chinese Language Teachers Association. Orlando, FL, USA. November 21-23, 2008.
  • He, Yunjuan and Ratree Wayland. Identification of Mandarin coarticulated tones by inexperienced and experienced English learners of Mandarin. 156th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Miami, FL, November 10-14, 2008.
  • Ziliak, Zoe and Hans Van de Velde. Stop variation in Dutch. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 37. Houston, TX. November 6-9, 2008.
  • He, Yunjuan, Q. Wang, and C. Wiltshire. Production of English lexical stress by inexperienced and experienced learners of English. Annual conference of the Canadian Acoustical Association (CAA), Vancouver, B.C., Canada. October 6-8, 2008.
  • Habib, Rania. Sociolinguistic variation in Syrian Arabic within the framework of Optimality Theory. 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Essen, Germany. August 24-29, 2008.
  • Witty, Sean M.  An afternoon of fun with DPs, Minimalist explorations of the syntax-lexicon interface. Proceedings of the 10th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar, 2008.
  • Witty, Sean M.  Korean adpositions, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cognitive Science.
  • Barkley, Sharon.  The acquisition of orthographic-phonological correspondences in L2 & L3: Interference, error resolution and generalizability. Current Approaches to Spanish and Portuguese Second Language Phonology, Minneapolis, MN.  February 2008.
  • Habib, Rania. Modeling sociolinguistic variation in the Gradual Learning Algorithm. The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. January 3-6, 2008.
  • McLaughlin Fiona and Mamarame Seck. Ideophones and information structure in Wolof and Pulaar. Annual Conference of African Linguistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
  • Seck Mamarame. The Use of authentic material in the classroom: The Case of Wolof. African Language Teachers Association, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. 2007.
  • Ziliak, Zoe. Optimal domains in Kikuyu tonology: Spreading, shifting, and bidirectional domains. Mid-Continental Workshop on Phonology 13. Columbus, Ohio. October 26-28, 2007.
  • Habib, Rania. Optimality Theory and sociolinguistic interpersonal variation. American Association for Applied Linguistics 2007 Conference. Costa Mesa, California. April 21-24, 2007.
  • Seck Mamarame, Donruethai Laphasradakul and Genevieve Bittson . Refusals in Tai, Wolof and English. Poster presented at American Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Costa Mesa, California. April 21-24, 2007.
  • Bao, Mingzhen. Prosody of Focus among information structures in Pulaar. 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. March 22-25, 2007.
  • Gogoi, Divya Verma. Phonetic occurrence of voiceless implosives in Pulaar. 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. March 22-25, 2007.
  • Liu, Binmei. Learning to make suggestions in a chemistry lab. 2007 Pragmatics & Language Learning Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii. March 26-28, 2007.
  • Zhu, Weihua. The function of ne in Pulaar. 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. March 22-25, 2007.
  • Zhu, Weihua. “This is your problem”: Direct disagreement among Chinese learners of English. International Linguistic Association 52nd Annual Conference. New York. March 30-April 1, 2007.
  • Ziliak, Zoe. Inconsistency in stem-initial consonant grade mutation of Pulaar headless relatives: Indicative of an emergent urban dialect? 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. Gainesville, FL. March 22-25 2007.
  • He, Y. Production of Mandarin coarticulated high tones by American speakers: A pilot study. Annual Meeting of the Chinese Language Teachers Association. Nashville, TN, USA. November 16-19, 2006.
  • Jangjamras, Jirapat. Why-in-situ: Three overt syntactic positions In  Thai. Western Conference on Linguistics 2006. Fresno, California.  October 27-29, 2006.
  • Linfoot-Ham, Kerry. The derivational thinking paradigm, norm resistance theory and 911 tesponse interviews. Conference on Language, Psychology and the Law, University of Leicester, UK. July 10th-12th, 2006.
  • Linfoot-Ham, Kerry, Derivational thinking, norm resistance theory and police interviewing techniques. International Investigative Interviewing 2nd Conference, University of Portsmouth. July 3rd-7th, 2006.
  • Habib, Rania. An OT account of a sociolinguistic inter-personal variation in the Syrian Himsi Colloquial Arabic. Conference on Communication and Information Structure in Spoken Arabic, University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL), College Park, Maryland. June 8-10, 2006.
  • Haddad, Youssef. The left periphery in Standard Arabic clause structure. LSA Summer Meeting, Michigan State University. June 22-25, 2006.
  • Liu, Binmei. PISH structure and verb-copying construction in Chinese. LSA Summer Meeting, Michigan State University. June 22-25, 2006.
  • Bao, Mingzhen. Tough construction and movement in Chinese. The 18th North America Conference on Chinese Linguistics. Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, US. June 23-25, 2006.
  • Bao, Mingzhen. A comparative study of sentential stress distribution in Mandarin multi-style speeches. 3rd International Conference on Speech Prosody 2006. Dresden, Germany. May 2-5, 2006.
  • Habib, Rania. The syntax of ?an and ?anna. InterPhases, Nicosia, Cyprus. May 18-20, 2006.
  • Gai, Lili. Enhancing foreign language instruction: Perspectives of students in one Chinese university. AERA Annual Meeting 2006, San Francisco, April 7-11, 2006.
  • Verma, Divya. Prosodic characteristics of declaratives in Hindi-English: an Experimental Study. 15th PG conference on Linguistics. University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K. March 3, 2006.
  • Smouse, Mantoa Rose:  Social Interaction and the use of literature in a foreign language classroom. African Language Teachers’ Association, Rutgers, NJ. March 23-25, 2006.
  • Haddad, Youssef. Pseudo-Metathesis in Arabic Broken Plural. International Linguistics Association, Toronto, Canada. March 31-April 2, 2006.
  • He, Y. Production of Mandarin coarticulated high tones by American speakers: A pilot study. Annual Meeting of Chinese Language Teachers Association. Nashville, TN, USA. November 16-19, 2006.
  • Barkley, Sharon. Remember the cake: Theparty approach to imperatives. Sunshine State TESOL, Orlando, FL. April 2005.
  • Barkley, Sharon.  The development and use of Brazilian Portuguese address forms in the foreign language classroom.  16th International Conference on Pragmatics and Language Learning, Bloomington, IN.  April 2005.