CONFERENCE PRACTICE TALK by DR PANAYIOTIS PAPPAS (Simon Fraser University):

Results of a Magnitude Estimation Test for Cypriot Greek Clitics

The usual CAT rule applies for this event: Everyone is welcome!

When?

Tuesday, 12 April 2011: 18.00–19.30.

Where?

At the CAT Lair (room 311 on the third floor of Loucas Court on 48 Kallipoleos).

Who?

Dr Panayiotis A. Pappas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

What?

In this presentation I will discuss the results of Judgment Assessment Tests based on magnitude estimations concerning the phenomenon of clitic pronoun placement in Cypriot Greek. 68 recorded tokens of preverbal and postverbal pronoun placement were presented to 38 speakers of Cypriot Greek who were asked to estimate the appropriateness of these tokens as Cypriot utterances. I will focus on the methodology of using magnitude estimation in JATs and show that the results help to clarify the role that certain lexical elements as well as focus play as triggers of enclisis or proclisis.