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Selected Presentations (with links to materials)

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January 8, 2017“Heritage Language Maintenance and Phonological Maintenance in Toronto Cantonese Monophthongs? – But They Still Have an 'Accent'!” Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting (LSA 2017), Austin, TX Abstract/Slides
March 12, 2016“Contrast Maintenance and Innovation in Toronto Heritage Cantonese High Vowels” Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-3), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Abstract/Slides
March 12, 2016Andrew Peters & Holman Tse “Evaluating the Efficacy of Prosody-lab Aligner for a Study of Vowel Variation in Cantonese” Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-3), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Abstract/Slides
January 8, 2016”Phonetic vs. Phonological Considerations in Inter-generational Vowel Change in Toronto Heritage Cantonese”, Poster for Symposium on Language contact in the mind and in the community: Insights from bilingual phonetics and phonology, Linguistic Society of America, Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. Abstract/Poster Handout
November 6, 2015 ”The Role of Contact in Expanding Sound Inventories: Evidence from Toronto Heritage Cantonese” 39th Annual Meeting of the the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association (APLA 39 ALPA), Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada Abstract/Slides
October 24, 2015 ”Is Heritage Language Phonology Conservative?: Evidence from Variation and Change in Toronto Heritage Cantonese Vowels” New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV 44), Toronto, ON, CanadaAbstract/Slides
January 8, 2015 ”Retroflexion in Somali Bantu Kizigua: Language Shift and a Contact-Induced Explanation to What Looks Like an Internally Motivated Sound Change” Linguistic Society of America Annual Conference, Portland, ORAbstract/Handout
July 1, 2014 ”Pre-nasalized Retroflexion in Somali Bantu Kizigua: A Typologically Rare Sound Change Facilitated by Historic Contact with Related Languages” 12èmes rencontres du Réseau français de phonologie / 12th Annual Conference of the French Phonology Network (RFP 2014), Université Charles de Gaulle - Lille 3, Lille, FranceAbstract/Slides
June 1, 2014 Naomi Cui, Minyi Zhu, Vina Law,Holman Tse & Naomi Nagy. "Exploring automated formant analysis for comparative variationist study of Heritage Cantonese and English" Canada Variation and Change (CVC 8), Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, CanadaAbstract/Slides
November 20, 2013 "Evidence from Retroflexion in Kizigua: How Language Maintenance was Possible in the Context of Forced Migration in Pre-Civil War Somalia", Migration and Language Conference, Penn State University, University Park, PA Abstract/Slides
May 17, 2013 "Methodological considerations in the study of sociophonetic variation in an underdocumented minority language: Somali Bantu Kizigua as a case study", Jétou 2013, Toulouse, France

Awarded Best Paper Presentation Prize
Mar. 10, 2013 "The Diachronic Emergence of Post-Nasal Retroflexion in Somali Bantu Kizigua: Internal Motivation or Contact-Induced Change?", Joint Meeting of the Georgetown University Roundtable on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) and the Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL), Georgetown University, Washington, DC Abstract/Slides
Oct. 21, 2012 "Kizigua Language Research", Invited Talk for the Pittsburgh Somali Bantu Cultural Celebration, Pittsburgh, PA Slides
Mar. 22, 2012 "Consonant and Tone Interaction in Cantonese", Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Grad Expo, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Awarded Outstanding Presentation Award
Mar. 16, 2012 "Lexical Tone Effects on Voice Onset Time in Cantonese", Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Abstract/Slides