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The 6th Celtic Linguistics Conference [CLC6] - Programme

Dé hAoine 10ú Meán Fómhair / Friday 10 September

  • 1.45 - Fáilte / Welcome, opening remarks
  • 2.00-3.00 - The structure of the Gaelic DP: prepositions, genitives and definiteness
    • David Adger (Queen Mary, University of London)
    • Gap and Resumption in Welsh PP
    • Ryuichiro Hirata (Bangor University)
  • 3.00-3.30 Caife/Tae Coffee/Tea
  • 3.30-5.30 -
    • Intonation of Irish dialects: the wider context -Ailbhe Ní Chasaide (Trinity College Dublin)
      • Tonal Evidence for the Prosodic Hierarchy in Conamara Irish - Emily Elfner (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
      • Realisation of sentence mode in the intonation of Connemara Irish - Maria O'Reilly, Ailbhe Ní Chasaide (Trinity College Dublin)
      • Lightest to the Right: An Apparently Anomalous Displacement in Irish - Jim McCloskey (University of California, Santa Cruz) with Ryan Bennett (UCSC),
      • Andrew Dowd (UCSC), Emily Elfner (UMass Amherst) -
    • Póstaeir / Posters*
    • 5.30 Fáiltiú / Reception

Dé Sathairn 11ú Meán Fómhair / Saturday 11 September

  • 9.30-11.00
    • Clause-initial particles in a corpus of Contemporary Spoken Welsh - Dirk Bury, Peredur Davies (Bangor University)
    • The Ultimate Jigsaw Puzzle: Acquisition of Gender in Welsh - Kathryn Morgan Sharp (ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism)
    • Urban Irish Systematically Analyzed - Dialect? Pidgin? Creole? - Brian Ó Broin (William Paterson University, NJ)
  • 11.00-11.30 Caife/Tae Coffee/Tea
  • 11.30-12.30
    • Problems with Compounds in Welsh - Gwen Awbury (Aberystwyth University)
    • Irish plural allomorphy: output optimization vs. subcategorization - Ryan Bennett (University of California, Santa Cruz)
  • 12.30-2.00 Lón /Lunch
  • 2.00-3.00
    • Welsh vocabulary through the lens of lexical typology: verbs of rotation - Elena Parina (Institute of Linguistics RAS, Moscow), V. Krugljakova (Russian State University for Humanities)
    • Breton Indefinites - Mélanie Jouitteau (Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle, Université Paris 7)
  • 3.00-3.30 Caife/Tae Coffee/Tea
    • 3.30 Comhchomhairle / Round Table
      • Linguistic data and the Celtic languages
      • What are the data that are the focus of research on the Celtic languages? How are they collected? Who are the informants/subjects? How is native speaker competence assessed? How are contemporary forms of the different languages negotiated? How are contemporary research ethics accommodated? and other questions/issues as they arise. Contributors to include Brian Ó Curnáin (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), Aidan Doyle (University College Cork), Jim McCloskey (University of California, Santa Cruz), Andrew Carnie (University of Arizona, Tucson)
  • Póstaeir / Posters*
    • 7.00 Dinnéar na Comhdhála / Conference dinner -Dé Domhnaigh 12ú Meán Fómhair / Sunday 12 September

Dé Domhnaigh 12ú Meán Fómhair / Sunday 12 September

  • 9.30-10.30
    • Dependent Verbs and Tense in Modern Irish Morphosyntax - Paolo Acquaviva (University College Dublin)
    • A comparative perspective on the negative cycles in Welsh and Breton - David Willis (University of Cambridge)
  • 10.30-11.00 Caife/Tae Coffee/Tea
  • 11.00-1.00
    • Incomplete neutralization and unorthodox markedness in Breton laryngeal phonology - Pavel Iosad (Universitetet I Tromsø/CASTL)
    • An acoustic phonetic analysis of Lewis Gaelic stop consonants - Claire Nance, Jane Stuart-Smith (University of Glasgow)
    • Scottish Gaelic Experimental Phonology: Preliminary Results - Andrew Carnie (University of Arizona, Tucson)
    • A phonetic investigation of Irish eclipsis -Pauline Welby (LPL CNRS/Université de Provence) , Máire Ní Chiosáin (University College Dublin)
      Brian Ó Raghallaigh (Dublin City University)

Póstaeir / Posters

*Póstaeir / Posters [to be displayed Friday afternoon-Saturday afternoon ]

  • Stádas na struchtúr timchainteacha i gcóras briathartha Gaeilge - Victor Bayda (Stát-Ollscoil Mhoscó)
  • Grammaticalized Raising in Early Irish - Dorothy Disterheft (University of South Carolina)
  • Phono-Morphosyntax, and all points in between: Irish lenitions and the Prosodic Phrase - Joey Windsor (University of Calgary)
  • Ulster Irish intonation: similarities and differences to Ulster English- Amelie Dorn & Ailbhe Ní Chasaide (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Automatic Syllabification for the Irish Text-to-Speech Synthesizer abair.ie - a rule-based approach - Christoph Wendler, Ailbhe Ní Chasaide (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Vocalic and consonantal quantity in Breton and Welsh - Katarzyna Bednarska (Catholic University of Lublin)
  • What can be discovered in Celtic languages from the viewpoint of a contemporary phonological theory of representations - Krzysztof Jaskuła (Catholic University of Lublin)
  • Exploring Irish Text-to-Speech Synthesis for Educational Purposes - Ailbhe Ní Chasaide, Christoph Wendler, Neasa Ní Chiaráin (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Dialectometry and Goidelic Linguistics: applications and implications - Peadar Ó Muircheartaigh (Oilthigh Dhún Éideann)

Láthair na Comhdhála / Conference venue

Tionólfar an chomhdhail i NovaUCD. Féach Uimh 37, B12 are léarscáil an champais.

The conference will be held at University College Dublin in NovaUCD. See No.37, B12 on the UCD
Campus Map.

Tá CTTC6 á thionól ag Scoil na Gaeilge, an Léinn Cheiltigh, Bhéaloideas Éireann agus na
Teangeolaíochta, Coláiste na hOllscoile, BÁC, i gcomhpháirtíocht le Institiúid John Hume do Léann na
hÉireann, Coláiste na hOllscoile, BÁC.

CLC6 is organised by The School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics, UCD, in conjunction
with the UCD John Hume Institute for Irish Studies

Tá maoiniú síoltacaíochta ó Choláiste na hOllscoile ag an gComhdháil.

CLC6 is funded by UCD Seed Funding.


Tuilleadh eolais / Further information

Máire Ní Chiosáin
Scoil na Gaeilge, an Léinn Cheiltigh, Bhéaloideas Éireann agus na Teangeolaíochta / School of Irish, Celtic
Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics
Email: maire.nichiosain@ucd.ie