Maxime Papillon


Maxime Papillon
Department of Linguistics
University of Maryland

papillon(dot)umd(dot)edu

Summary

I work primarily on phonology and morphology. I am currently a second year Doctoral student at the University of Maryland.

One aspect of my research involves probing the granularity of phonological representation through artificial language learning experiment.

A second aspect of my research is to investigate the potential of multiprecedence phonology of the type of Raimy (2000) to be applied to other issues of morphology such as suppletion, locality, and aspects of the syntax-phonology interface.

A third aspect of my research is to break down the operations of phonology into their minimal logical components in order to find the set of operations that can account for all phonology, working mostly with a substance-free approach.

Publication

Targeting Underspecified Segments: A formal analysis of feature changing and feature filling rules. Lingua, Volume 148, September 2014, Pages 240-253. With Alan Bale and Charles Reiss.

Teaching

Introduction to substance-free phonology, mini-course taught at the Easter Generative Grammar (EGG) summer school. Lagodekhi, Georgia. July 2016.

Reduplication in derivational theories, mini-course taught at the Easter Generative Grammar (EGG) summer school. Lagodekhi, Georgia. August 2016.

Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Linguistics. University of Maryland. Spring 2017
Teaching Assistant for Language & Mind. University of Maryland. Fall 2016

Teaching Assistant for Advanced Phonology. University of Ottawa. Winter 2015

Marker for Intermediate Phonetics. University of Ottawa. Winter 2015

Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Phonology. University of Ottawa. all 2014

Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Phonetics. Concordia. Winter 2014

Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Syntax. Concordia. Fall 2013

Personal Tutor for Introduction to Phonology. Concordia. Winter 2013


Presentations and posters

Attested tone circles are not a challenge for rule-based phonology as they are not circles. Manchester Phonology Meeting 21 (MFM). May 2017. University of Manchester. 

Learning Novel Contrasts Based on Small Phonetic Details. Ninth North-American Phonology Conference (NaPhC9). May 2016. Concordia University, Montreal.

Two Types of Null Exponents: Locality and Serialization. Montreal-Ottawa-Laval-Toronto (MOLT) Phonology Workshop. University of Toronto, Toronto. March 2015.

Complex Precedence Graphs in Distributed Morphology. Societas Liguistica Europea 2014 (SLE2014) , workshop on Non-automatic Alternations in Phonology. September 2014. Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan.

Suppletive allomorphy via complex precedence graphs. Eighth North-American Phonology Conference (NaPhC8). May 2014. Concordia University, Montreal.

Targeting Underspecified Segments: A formal analysis of feature changing and feature filling rules. Poster at the eighth North-American Phonology Conference (NaPhC8). May 2014. Concordia University, Montreal. With Alan Bale and Charles Reiss.

Complex Graphs in Distributed Morphology. Montreal-Ottawa-Laval-Toronto Phonology Workshop (MO{L}T{H}). March 2014. McGill University, Montreal.

Sets of features vs. sets of sets of features: A notational innovation for phonological rules. Poster at Manchester Phonology Meeting 21 (MFM). University of Manchester, May, 2013. With Alan Bale and Charles Reiss.

Allomorphy in Multiprecedence Morphology. Invited speaker at the end-of-the-year event of the Concordia Linguistics Student Association. April 2013. Concordia University, Montreal.

Targeting Underspecified Segments. Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto Phonology Workshop (MOT). March, 2013. University of Ottawa. With Alan Bale and Charles Reiss.

Responsibilities

Member of the UMD Linguistic colloquium organisation committee.

President of the Philosophy & Linguistic (PHLING) reading and research group.

Schooling

PhD in Linguistics, University of Maryland, USA (2015- to be completed in 2020)

MA in Linguistics, University of Ottawa, Canada (2014-2015)

BA in Linguistics, Concordia University, Canada (2012-2014)

BA in Spanish Studies, Concordia University, Canada (2007-2011)

Also find me at

papillon(dot)umd(dot)edu

University of Maryland

Language Science at Maryland

Academia.edu

Researchgate

Office in Marie-Mount Hall 1417A, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.








Last updated August 29, 2017