Curriculum Vitae

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Magda Oiry

moiry@linguist.umass.edu

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Education

2003-2008    PhD in linguistics

University of Nantes (France)

Dissertation Title: 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

Grants and fellowships

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

2015-…          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

 

Courses taught

2016-2017

On parental leave in the Fall

Spring: 240 and 250 in French language

 

2015-2016

397LH L1 and L2 topics

591B Second language acquisition theories and research

French 4 skills

French grammar composition

 

2014-2015 On leave

2013-2014

Undergraduate and graduate level courses at the Linguistics and LLC depts

            Introduction to Syntax 401

Proseminar in Acquisition of Syntax 750: with Kyle Johnson.

Advanced Grammar and composition (LLC)

French Phonetics (LLC)

Professional development

 

2012-2013

Undergraduate and graduate level courses

Introduction to Syntax 401

Introduction to linguistic theory and the grammar of English 501

French Literature and Speech Forms 597v

French 573 Advanced Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages

Linguistics 793 Second year seminar: professional development

 

2011-2012

Undergraduate level courses

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

Intensive Introductory French

Intermediate French

French Literature and Speech Forms

 

Fall 2009

Undergraduate courses

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

 

Publications

 

Books

Oiry, M. 2011a. L’acquisition des questions à Longue Distance par des enfants de langue maternelle francaise. 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

 

In progress. Embedded cleft questions.

 

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

 

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

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

2015

2015

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

2012

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.

Invited talks

Know when to be happy. Ontologie et typologie des états de la Fédération Typologie et Universaux Linguistiques. Paris 8, March 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 francais à l’interface syntaxe-semantique.” 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.

 

Academic Services

Director of Certificate Programs in Linguistics.

Romance Liaison for Second Language Acquisition.

Professional Development liaison in linguistics.

 

Review

Ad hoc reviewer for: Lingua

Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique.

Psycholinguistics

 

Advising

 

Student Supervision

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

 

Masters:             Maria Turrero (LLC), chair.

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

Honors thesis:

Rebecca Hoell (LLC), chair.

 

Generals papers:

Michael Clauss (Linguistics), member of generals committee.

Hannah Greene (Linguistics), member of generals committee

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