Curriculum Vitae

Revised June 2021.

Downloadable: Oiry-CV2021.

Magda Oiry (she/her)

moiry@umass.edu

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Education

2003-2008 PhD in linguistics

University of Nantes (France)

Dissertation Title (translated title adapted from French): Acquisition of Long-Distance Questions by French native speakers. Direct vs. Indirect strategies and alternative questions 

Mention très honorable avec les félicitations du jury – with highest honors

Supervisor: Professor Hamida Demirdache (PhD MIT 1991)

 

Grants and fellowships

2021-2022       ADVANCE fellow

2018-2019       TIDE ambassador – University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity, & Equity)

Spring 2018    Climate Ambassador program – University of Massachusetts at Amherst (lead conversations on campus climate within staff, faculty and student sub-groups)

2006-2007       Research & teaching grant

French ministry of Education and Research.

Amount: 12,600 euros

2003-2006 PhD fellowship

Doctoral Fellowship & research grant awarded by the French ministry of Education and Research.

Amount:  48,600 euros

2002-2003           MA Merit Scholarship

Amount: 3780 euros

 

Teaching positions

Current         Senior Lecturer Department of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts

2018-2019       Full-time Lecturer Department of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts

2015-2018       Full-time Lecturer Department of Linguistics and Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Massachusetts

2012-2015       Full-time Lecturer Department of Linguistics and Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Massachusetts

2010- 2012      Lecturer Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, French and Italian Unit, University of Massachusetts

2008-2010 Lecturer Department of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts

2003-2007       PhD fellow instructor Department of Linguistics, University of Nantes

 

Services

2018-current               Undergraduate advisor

                                        Professional development (liaison, organizer and active faculty member)

                                        Director of certificates: coordinator for TESOL (2020), American English Linguistics (communication, diploma coordinator)

2019-2020                   Gender Equity in Linguistics (Co-Founder)

2017-2019                    Linguistics department Gender equity effort group (co- founder)

2017- 2018          CHFA Senior Lecturer Review Committee

2016- 2017          CHFA Senior Lecturer Review Committee

Courses taught

 

2020-2021

101 People and their language (large lecture 150+ students)

397LH Second language acquisition

401 Introduction to syntax

411 Introduction to language acquisition

499H Honors thesis

101 UWW Online (Cancelled)

 

2019-2020

101 UWW Online (3 semesters)

101 People and their language (large lecture 150+ students)

401 Introduction to syntax

411 Introduction to language acquisition

591B Second language acquisition

Professional development

 

2018-2019

101 People and their language

101 honors

401 Introduction to syntax

411 Introduction to language acquisition

591B Second language acquisition

Professional development

101 CPE Online (3 semesters)

 

2017-2018

101 People and their language

101 honors

591B Second language acquisition

Professional development

230 Intermediate French (two classes)

101 People and their language CPE Online (3 semesters)

 

2016-2017

       On parental leave in the Fall

LLC:

240 French 4 skills

250 Literature and language

Linguistics: Professional development

      

2015-2016

Linguistics:

397LH L1 and L2 topics

591B Second language acquisition theories and research

Professional development

LLC:

240 French 4 skills

371 Advanced grammar and composition

2014-2015 On leave

2013-2014

Undergraduate and graduate level courses at the Linguistics and LLC departments

         401 Introduction to Syntax

750 Proseminar in Acquisition of Syntax: with Kyle Johnson.

Professional development

LLC

320 Advanced Grammar and composition

French Phonetics

2012-2013

Undergraduate and graduate level courses

Linguistics:

401 Introduction to Syntax

501 Introduction to linguistic theory and the grammar of English

793 Second year seminar: professional development

LLC:

597v French Literature and Speech Forms

573 Advanced Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

2011-2012

Undergraduate level courses in LLC and Linguistics

Intensive Introductory French

Intermediate French

Phonetics

Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Language Acquisition in the Department of Linguistics (with Prof. Thomas Roeper).

 

2010-2011

Undergraduate and Graduate Level Courses in LLC

Intensive Introductory French

Intermediate French

French Literature and Speech Forms

Fall 2009

Undergraduate courses in Linguistics

Introduction to Linguistics (twice)

2006-2007

Undergraduate and Graduate courses

Language Acquisition (twice)

Introduction to Morphology and syntax

Linguistic Tools (stylistics and literature)

2005-2006

Undergraduate courses

Introduction to Morphology and syntax

Linguistic Tools

2004-2005

Undergraduate courses

Introduction to Morphology and syntax (twice)

2003-2004 

Undergraduate courses

Introduction to Phonology & Phonetics

Morphology and syntax

 

 

Invited talks

 

Invited to a panel discussion Diversity Lunch & Learn series about “Teaching Diversity in Large Classes” UMass Amherst. March 2020 (postponed, COVID).

 

“Paramètres et universaux en acquisition du langage” Journée anniversaire de la reconnaissance CNRS du Laboratoire de Linguistique de Nantes (UMR 6310). January 2016.

 

“Know when to be happy”. Joint work with Jeremy Hartman. Ontologie et typologie des états de la Fédération Typologie et Universaux Linguistiques. , Paris 8. 3/23/2015

 

“Beyond Theory of Mind and complementation.” Cognitive Brown Bag lunch. Developmental Psychology department at UMass Amherst. Fall 2013.

“Acquisition des questions à longue distance chez les enfants français à l’interface syntaxe-sémantique.” Paris Diderot University (7). Spring 2013.

‘The acquisition of Long-Distance questions: a poverty of stimulus argument.’ University of Maryland. Visit supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation to Valentine Hacquard and Jeff Lidz on “Acquiring the semantics and pragmatics of attitude verbs”. Fall 2012.

Research

Books

Oiry, M. 2011a. L’acquisition des questions à Longue Distance par des enfants de langue maternelle française. Stratégies à dependance directe versus indirecte et questions alternatives. Editions Universitaires Européennes.

 

Refereed Book Chapters

Oiry M. & Roeper T. 2009. How Language Acquisition Reveals Minimalist Symmetry in the Wh-System. Selected papers from the Cyprus Syntaxfest. Edited by Kleanthes K. Grohman and Phoevos Panagiotidis. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 11-28.

Oiry M. & Demirdache H. 2006. “Evidence from L1 Acquisition for the Syntax of Wh- Scope Marking in French”. In The acquisition of Syntax in Romance Languages. Language acquisition and language disorders, nº 41. Torrens, V., Escobar, L. (eds.) Amsterdam: John Benjamins: 289-315.

Journal Articles

Oiry, M. To (2019) Setting apart Scope Marking questions from sequential questions in children’s productions. In honor of Tom Roeper’75th birthday. University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers. July 2018. Bart Hollebrandse, Jaieun Kim editors.

Oiry, M. 2011b. A case of true optionality: Wh-in-situ patterns like Long Movement in French. Linguistic Analysis (37:1-2) The Optionality of Wh-Movement, Anna Roussou and Christos Vlachos (eds): 112-139.

Dissertation notice

Oiry, M. 2011. Acquisition of Long-Distance Questions in French. Language Acquisition 18: 205-207.

Proceedings & Working papers

Demirdache H. & Oiry M. 2008. “On the Syntax and Semantics of Long-Distance Questions in Child French”. Language Acquisition and Development: Proceedings of GALA 2007. Edited by Anna Gavarró and M. João Freitas. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 177-188.

Demirdache H. & Oiry M. 2007. On the Felicity Conditions for Long-Distance Questions in L1 Acquisition. Proceedings of BUCLD 31. Edited by Heather Caunt-Nulton, Samantha Kulatilake and I-Hao Woo. Cascadilla Press: 184-195.

Oiry M. 2006. “Direct versus indirect Wh-scope marking strategies in French child grammar”. University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics. University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Oiry M. 2004. “Les Questions Exceptionnelles en Français L1”. In Actes du Colloque APLIC.

Manuscripts

In progress. Simple partial movement in French.

In progress. Guilliot,  N. and Oiry, M. Some questions (and answers) about cleft sentences.

Oiry, M. (2003) Unpublished MA thesis. La compréhension des questions à Longue Distance. University of Nantes.

Oiry, M. (2002) Unpublished MA thesis. La production des questions à Longue Distance. University of Nantes.

Conference presentations

2018

Embedded wh-clefts in non-standard colloquial French. Workshop on Meaning in questions. Konstanz Germany, June 2018.

2017

Factive and negation: kids know when to be happy but are not happy about knowing. LAWNE Fall 2017. 20th anniversary at UMass Amherst.

2016 ‘How children deal with a contextually canceled presupposition’ DGFS Konstanz Germany, February 2016.

2015 French embedded clefts: mood and verb selection. SyMiLa, TOULOUSE, FRANCE. 6/10/2015

2014 French embedded clefts. RALFe, Paris 8, Fall 2014.

2014 Acquisition of factive complements. Joint work with Jeremy Hartman. Van Gogh acquisition Workshop Nantes / Groningen, University of Nantes, France. 10/10/2014

2013 Each and Every. Workshop on the acquisition of quantification. UMass Amherst. Fall 2013. With Seth Cable, Rama Novogrodsky and Tom Roeper.

2011 With Nicolas Guilliot. Some questions (and answers) about cleft sentences. Talk given at LSRL 41, Ottawa, May 2011.

2009 ‘A case of true optionality: Wh-in-situ patterns like Long Movement in French’. Workshop on the Optionality of Wh-Movement, ISTAL 19, Thessaloniki April 5th.

2008 ‘Acquisition of Long-Distance questions in French L1: varying experimental contexts’. Paper presented at UUSLAW (University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts, Smith College Language Acquisition Workshop).

2007 “On the syntax and the semantics of Long-Distance questions in Child French”. Paper presented with H. Demirdache at GALA 2007. Barcelona.

2006 “On the felicity conditions for long-distance questions in L1 acquisition”.

Paper presented with H. Demirdache at Boston University Conference on Language Development 31 (BUCLD).

2006 ‘Wh– Scope marking in French L1 and their felicitous context’. WoSS 4. Paris VIII.

2006 ‘Wh-Scope Marking and the acquisition of Complementation’. With O. Lungu, H. Demirdache. Paper presented at the Romance Turn II. Utrecht, Pays-Bas.

2005  ‘Wh-Scope Marking in French L1’. Paper presented at UUSLAW (University of Connecticut, University of  Massachusetts, Smith College Language Acquisition Workshop).

2004 On The Syntax Of Exceptional Questions in French L1 Acquisition.  Paper presented at The Romance Turn, Workshop on the Acquisition of Romance Languages. Madrid (Spain).

2004 ‘Evidence from L1 Acquisition for the Syntax of Wh- Scope Marking’.  Paper presented at the 2nd Student Workshop on Syntax and Semantics (WoSS). Universitat autonoma de Barcelona.

2004 ‘Les Questions Exceptionnelles en Français L1’. Poster presented at the APLIC Conference (Acquisition, Pratiques Langagières, Interactions verbales et

Contacts). Université de Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris.

Editor

Special edition of Glossa on the Acquisition of quantification

Review

Ad hoc reviewer for:

Glossa

Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique.

Psycholinguistics

 

Advising

 

Student Supervision

 

Ph.D.:                  Maria Turrero (LLC), chair

PhD Synthesis              Brian Zylich (Computer Science)

Masters:              Maria Turrero (LLC), chair.

Cindy Utama (Student Development), for the Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science (advisor).

Honors thesis:

Jaime Woolcock (Linguistics/LLC, current- Fall 2021)

Rebecca Hoell (LLC), chair.

Generals papers:

Michael Clauss (Linguistics), member of generals committee.

Hannah Greene (Linguistics), member of generals committee

Zahra Mirrazi Linguistics), chair of generals committee.

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