email: migagnon@umd.edu

office: 1407

UMd department of Linguistics

1401 marie mount hall

College Park, MD 20742

Office 1405

My current research focuses on the syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of pronouns; as well as other nominal anaphora (one-anaphora, noun phrase ellipsis, demonstratives, definite descriptions,..). 

 


Presentations ∴


Distributivity and modality: where each may go, every can’t follow.“ With A. Wellwood. Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) XXI. Rutgers, New Brunswick. May, 2011.


“Numerals and number marking in English, Turkish and Armenian.” With A. Bale and H. Khanjian.  Mosaic 2. Mcgill University, Montreal. June 2010


“Cross-linguistic representations of numerals and number marking.“ With A. Bale and H. Khanjian. Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) XX. University of British Columbia, Vancouver. May, 2010.


“The topology of distributivity and epistemic containment phenomena.” With A. Wellwood. Canadian Linguistics Association (CLA) annual conference, Concordia University, Montreal. May 2010.


“Epistemic Containment and the Distribution of Quantifiers.” With A. Wellwood. Mid-Atlantic Colloquium of Studies in Meaning (MACSIM), University of Philadelphia. April 2010.


“On ACDC” Presented at Concordia University, Montreal.  Colloquium series November 2009.

“On Plural Variables and Number Interpretation.” Canadian Linguistics Association annual conference, Carlton University, Ottawa. May 2009.


“Localizing the Marshallese question particle ke.” With A. Wellwood. Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association XV, University of Sydney. June 2008.


“Interrogative Structures in Marshallese.” With A. Wellwood. Canadian Linguistics Association annual conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. May 2008. 


“Categorical skepticism concerning gradience in Hungarian harmonic and disharmonic root vowels.” With C. Reiss, L. Stockall and A. Wellwood. 31st GLOW Colloquium, Newcastle University. March 2008. 


“Consequences of Morphological Markedness for the Semantics of Number.” With A. Bale and H. Khanjian. The Workshop on Markedness and Underspecification in the Morphology and Semantics of Agreement (MUMSA), Harvard University. February 2008. 


“Rationalism and Empiricism in Syllabification.” With C. Reiss. Conference on the Syllable, CUNY graduate center. January 2008.


“Agree, Disagree; Where is this Relation going?” CMLL Fall Symposium, Concordia University, Montreal. December 2007.


“Post-syntactic Agreement?” CLA Conference, University of Saskatchewan. May 2007

“Scientific Inquiry Beyond the Core Sciences.” With D. Isac, H. Noguchi and C Reiss. The Spirit of Inquiry Conference, Concordia University. May 2007.


“Linearizing Subtractive Morphology.” MOT Phonology Workshop, University of Ottawa. March 2007.


“Token Identity vs. Type Identity.” Conference on Precedence Relations, CUNY graduate center. January 2007.


“Principles of Linearization and Subtractive Morphology.” With M. Piche. Conference on Precedence Relations, CUNY graduate center. January 2007.


“Token Identity vs. Type Identity.” CMLL Fall Symposium, Concordia University, Montreal. December 2006.

Papers ∴


“Distributivity and modality: where each may go, every can’t follow.” With A.Wellwood, Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) XXI, to appear.


“Cross-Linguistic representations of numerals and number marking.” With A. Bale and H. Khanjian, Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) XX, 2011.


“The topology of distributivity and epistemic containment phenomena.” With A. Wellwood, CLA proceedings ,2010.


“On the Relationship Between Morphological and Semantic Markedness.” With A. Bale and H.

Khanjian, Journal of Morphology, 2010.


“Localizing the Marshallese question particle ke.” With A. Wellwood, to appear in the 2008 Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association Conference Proceedings.


“Interrogative Structures in Marshallese.” With A. Wellwood, CLA Proceedings, 2008.

“Post-syntactic Agreement?” With E. Muszynski, CLA proceedings, 2007.

 

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards ∴


SSHRC Canada Doctoral Award, 2009-2012 ($60,000)

T.J. Madden Bursary, 2005-2008 ($4,000)

Canada Millennium Excellence Award 2005-2006 ($4,000)

Canada Millennium Bursary 2005-2008

Education ∴


4th year PhD student, department of Linguistics, University of Maryland. 2008-present

B.A. Honours, Linguistics, Concordia University. 2005-2008

ESSLLI, Ljubljana. 2011

EGG school, Poznan. 2009

EGG school, Brno. 2007

EGG school, Olomouc. 2006

DEC Cinema, Cegep Ahuntsic. 2000-2002


Languages ∴

Native language: French

Spoken and written languages: English, Turkish

Teaching Experience ∴


Teaching Assistant, Phonology II, taught by B. Samuel. University of Maryland, Spring 2009


Teaching Assistant, Semantics, taught by V. Hacquard. University of Maryland, Fall 2009


Teaching Assistant, Language and Mind, taught by A. Bale Concordia University, summer 2008


Co-Organizer/co-teacher, LaTeX workshop for beginning and advanced students, Winter 2008


Teaching Assistant, Phonology, taught by C. Reiss. Concordia University, Winter 2008


Teaching Assistant, Phonetics, taught by C. Reiss. Concordia University, Fall 2007


Teaching Assistant, Language and Mind, taught by A. Bale Concordia University, Summer 2007


Teaching Assistant, Language and Human Nature (one day seminar for inmates in GED program), taught by C. Reiss. Clinton County Correctional Facility, Dannemora NY, Winter 2007


Teaching Assistant, Phonology, taught by C. Reiss. Concordia University, Winter 2007


Teaching Assistant, Phonetics, taught by S.Y.Oh. Concordia University, Fall 2006


Teaching Assistant, Language and Mind, taught by A. Bale. Concordia University, Summer 2006

Volunteer Experience ∴


Colloquium Committee, University of Maryland Linguistics Colloquium Series. 2010-2011.

Organizing Committee, Mayfest 2010: "Bridging Typology and Acquisition", UMD. May 2010.

Colloquium Committee, University of Maryland Linguistics Colloquium Series. 2009-2010.

Organizing Committee, North American Phonology Conference (NAPhC) 5: "Phonology as Symbolic Computation", Concordia. May 2008.


Co-Organizer, Cognitive Science reading group, Concordia, 2007-2008.

Animator, Concordia Exposcience 2007, Concordia. November 2008.

Inter-collegiate Relations, Linguistics Student Association, 2006-2007.

Further Experience ∴

Indexing and proofing of Boeckx, C., N. Hornstein, and J. Nunes. 2010. Control as Movement. Cambridge University Press. 2009

Member, search committee for LING/PHIL appointment, University of Maryland. 2008-2009