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INTERSECTIONS • October 22-25, 2015

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Best Student Paper

Katherine Hilton (Stanford University): "Nonstandard agreement in Standard English: The social perception of agreement variation under existential there."

Best Student Poster

Chantal Gratton (York University): "Indexin' gender: Variable ING and the creation of non-binary trans identities."

LSA Memberships

The Linguistic Society of America was a sponsor of NWAV 44 and offered eight one-year memberships to students in attendance; these were raffled off at the student mixer. Congratulations to:

Wiebke Ahlers, University of Osnabrück
Radu Craioveanu, University of Toronto
Amanda Eads, North Carolina State University
James Grama, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Paulina Lyskawa, University of Maryland
Gloria Mellesmoen, University of Toronto
Derry Moore, SUNY at Buffalo
Basile Roussel, University of Ottawa

Travel Awards

The NWAV Student Awards Committee awarded four travel grants in order to encourage NWAV attendance among people whose backgrounds are underrepresented at NWAV - for example, first-generation college or graduate students, African-Americans, First Nations, Latin@s, or Native Americans. This year's two winners were:

Minnie Quartey Annan, Georgetown University
Marino Fernandes, University of New Hampshire

There were also four runners-up:

Monika Estrada Andino, Louisiana State University
Isla Flores-Bayer, Stanford University
Sharese King, Stanford University
Xuan Wang, University of Canterbury

Congratulations to all from the committee:

Sherry Ash, University of Pennsylvania
Anne Charity Hudley, College of William and Mary
Naomi Nagy, University of Toronto
Meredith Tamminga, University of Pennsylvania


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