McGill linguists of past and present were in Cambridge this past weekend for the 50th meeting of the Northeast Linguistics Society (NELS 50), held at MIT. Talks by current McGill affiliates included Justin Royer‘s talk Apparent syntax-prosody mismatches as right extraposition: Evidence from Mayan and Michaela Socolof, Bernhard Schwarz and Aron Hirsch‘s talk, Which-questions, uniqueness, and answerhood: evidence from disjunction. Stefan Keine (USC) presented joint work with Jessica CoonFeature gluttony in the syntax of hierarchy effects in a plenary talk.

The McGill group was rounded up for a photo. The full program with links to everyone’s titles and abstracts can be found here.

back row: Bernhard Schwarz, Mitcho Erlewine (NUS, post-doc ’14–’15); Carol-Rose Little (Cornell, BA ’12); Michaela Socolof; Maayan Abenina-Adaar (UCLA, MA ’14); Vincent Rouillard (MIT, BA ’17); Hadas Kotek (Apple, post-doc ’14–’15); Alan Bale (Concordia, PhD ’06); front row: Jessica Coon, Eva Portelance (Stanford, BA ’17); Justin Royer; Bronwyn Bjorkman (Queen’s, BA ’06)