For over thirty years, the Northwest Linguistics Conference (NWLC) has been held, on an alternating basis, by linguistics graduate students at four major universities in British Columbia and Washington State: the University of Washington, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Victoria.
On this page you can find the NWLC proceedings from years where UBCWPL has published them. For a full index click here.
The 33rd Northwest Linguistics Conference was held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, May 5–7, 2017.
D. K. E. Reisinger (ed.). 2019. Proceedings of the Northwest Linguistics Conference 33. Vancouver, BC: UBCWPL.
- Una Y. Chow and Stephen J. Winters, “An exemplar-based learning model of English sentence intonation”, pp. 1–15.
- Kirby Conrod, “Names before pronouns: Variation in pronominal reference and gender”, pp. 16–26.
- Roger Yu-Hsiang Lo, “On the derivation of Mandarin A-not-A and alternative questions”, pp. 27–47.
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The 29th Northwest Linguistics Conference was held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, April 26–27, 2013.
Zoe Lam and Natalie Weber (eds.). 2014. Proceedings of the Northwest Linguistics Conference 29. Vancouver, BC: UBCWPL.
- Sihwei Chen, “The syntactic categories of adverbials in Atayal”, pp. 1–26.
- Parisa Erfani, “Azeri causative variation: the effect of Persian on the causative construction”, pp. 27–39.
- Sonja Thoma, “Bavarian discourse particles- at the syntax pragmatics interface”, pp. 41–58.
- Grant Kao, “What makes a Mandarin complement clause subjunctive?”, pp. 59–98.
- Xin Zhao, “An existential-internal analysis of locative resultative constructions in Mandarin”, pp. 99–117.
- Joash Gambarage and Hermann Keupdjio, “WH-in-Situ in Nata”, pp. 119–129.
- Dayanqi Si, “Tone assignment on Nata deverbal nouns”, pp. 131–140.
- Adriana Osa–Gómez del Campo, “Future expressions in Nata, a Bantu language”, pp. 141–152.
- Michael McAuliffe, “Sources of lexical statistics affect model performance”, pp. 153–166.
- Tsz-Him Tsui, “Contrastiveness and diachronic variation in Chinese nasal codas”, pp. 167–173.
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The 25th Northwest Linguistics Conference was held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, April 25–26, 2009.
Heather Bliss, Meagan Louie, and Murray Schellenberg (eds.). 2010. Proceedings of the Northwest Linguistics Conference 25. Vancouver, BC: UBCWPL.
- Andrei Antonenko, “Subject obviation and case”, pp. 1–14.
- Bronwyn M. Bjorkman, “Go get, come see”, pp. 15–28.
- Heather Bliss, “Case asymmetry and information structure in Shona”, pp. 29–40.
- Mario E. Chávez-Peón, “Tone-bearing units in Quiaviní Zapotec: The split between fortis and lenis sonorants”, pp. 41–53.
- Daryl Chow, “What drives what: A prosodic motivation for wh-movement”, pp. 54–65.
- Gabriel Cohen, “The production of three-member codas by native speakers of English: an erroneous target?”, pp. 66–74.
- Elizabeth Ferch, “The scope of negation in Shona”, pp. 75–85.
- Justin Goodenkauf, “Tough constructions as topic and focus”, pp. 86–99.
- Patricia Hsiang-Ru Huang, “Between form and function: A case study on Chinese rhetorical interrogatives in talk shows in Taiwan”, pp. 100–113.
- Gwendolyn Hyslop, “Tone and tonogenesis in Bhutan: Degrees of tonality?”, pp. 114–124.
- Sara Johansson, “A syntactic analysis of Blackfoot –attsi causatives”, pp. 125–138.
- Kyumin Kim, “Introducing non-agentive causees”, pp. 139–150.
- Lanxia Li, “The effects of character knowledge on understanding parts of speech of Chinese two-character compounds”, pp. 151–158.
- Mark Lindsay, “American English iz- infixation: Interaction of phonology, metrics, and rhyme”, pp. 159–172.
- Yu-an Lu, “Quantifier stranding and reflexive stranding in Mayrinax Atayal”, pp. 173–186.
- Morgan Mameni, “Confirmation questions”, pp. 187–196.
- Michael McAuliffe, “Suffix origin and stress shift: The Suffix Pattern Hypothesis”, pp. 197–205.
- Anna Pucilowski, “Noun incorporation in Sora, a South Munda language”, pp. 206–217.
- Dennis Ryan Storoshenko, “The syntactic and semantic status of the reflexive and reciprocal in Shona”, pp. 218–226.
- Chak-Lam Colum Yip, “An information structure approach to the Chinese modifying constituent”, pp. 227–239.
Note that this volume was intitially UBCOPL001, as it was published with a CD. It is now UBCWPL00S, to include it with other NWLC volumes in UBCWPL.
Format: CD (currently out of stock)
Edited by Seok Koon Chin & Atsushi Fujimori
- Frontmatter (Table of Contents and Preface), pp. i–iv.
- Petr Biskup, “Scrambling in Czech: Syntax, semantics, and information structure”, pp. 1–15.
- Yukio Furukuwa, “Syntactic presence of the domain of quantification: Evidence from the specificity condition”, pp. 16–31.
- Anjali Lowe, “Who took the ‘language’ out of culture? Uncovering the language of multiculturalism in Canada”, pp. 32–57.
- Hideo Makihara, “Definiteness of relative clause head nouns and temporal interpretation”, pp. 58–72.
- W. Nishimura Pardo, “Functional categories: Classifiers and case markers in Japanese”, pp. 73–83.
- Jeffrey Paul Stevens, “A feature-driven account of the empty object typology”, pp. 84–98.
- Darren Tanner, “The L2 acquisition of German V2 and the status of verb raising to COMP0″, pp. 99–112.
- Pingli Wang, “A cognitive perspective in the grammaticalization of the experiential aspect -guo in Chinese”, pp. 113–123.
- William Brecht Welch, “The Icelandic sonority hierarchy: Evidence from coda phonology”, pp. 124–135.
- Noriko Yamane-Tanaka, “Transguttural harmony in Gitksan: Its development and typological implications”, pp. 136–152.
- Hui Yin, “A comparison of two satellite-framed languages: English and Chinese”, pp. 153–165.
Edited by S. Oh, N. Sawai, K. Shiobara & R. Wojdak
- Oladiipo Ajiboye, “Nasalization in Mọ̀bà”, pp. 1–18.
- Sun-Kwang Bae, “Acquisition of English fricatives by Korean ESL speakers: durational aspect”, pp. 19–28.
- Manuel Camacho, “Linguistics in the labor market: the case of Mexico”, pp. 29–36.
- Kyung-sook Chung, “Tense interpretation in Korean”, pp. 37–52.
- Connie Kwok Lai So, “Perception of Cantonese tones by Canadian-Cantonese immigrants”, pp. 53–72.
- Chi-nin Li, “Fundamental frequency of English words in sentences produced by nonnative female speakers in noise”, pp. 73–78.
- Yu Luo, “Encoding the interpersonal meaning of online messages in a virtual graduate seminar”, pp. 79–98.
- Ilana Mezhevich, “Definiteness and free word order in Russian”, pp. 97–106.
- Caroline Morgan-Carter, “The relation between musical ear and L2 acquisition”, pp. 107–112.
- Geoffrey Stewart Morrison, “Perception of English /i/ and /ɪ/ by Japanese listeners”, pp. 113–132.
- Yumiko Nakamura, “Disjoint reference and possessor raising in Shushwap”, pp. 133–142.
- Sunyoung Oh, “Phonation effect of stops on vowel F₀ in South Kyungsang Korean”, pp. 143–154.
- Setsuko Shirai, “Gemination in loans from English to Japanese”, pp. 155–180.
- Hong-Ki Sohng and Chong-Sun Lee, “Type-shifting and scrambling in Dutch and Korean”, pp. 181–193.