Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

THEY, HIRSELF, EM, and YOU

Nonbinary Pronouns in Theory and Practice

June 11-13 2019

Day 1: Tuesday, June 11 (Robert Sutherland Hall)

8:15-9:00

Breakfast + Registration

9:00-9:30

Welcoming Remarks

9:30-11:00

O-Track 1: They (etc.) in Translation

Oliver Sage: “(Self) Creation on the Margins: Translation in Stone Butch Blues”

Lihit Velázquez: “Nonbinary Pronouns in an EFL Class for Translation Students”

Ártemis López: “Syd-nificant others or Syd-nificant selves? Audiovisual translation of gender identities for mainstream audiences”

11:00-11:15

Break

11:15-12:30

Keynote Talk

Lauren Ackerman (Newcastle)

Pronouns as the nexus of grammatical gender and gender expression

Location: Speaker’s Corner in Stauffer Library

12:30-1:45

Lunch (+ discussion of attendee-provided topics)

1:45-3:15

L-Track 1

Dennis Storoshenko: Non-binary third person reflexives in English, and the construction of identity

Ayden Loughlin: Intricacies of they: The nuances of gender, identity, and pronominal variation

Evan Bradley and Maxwell Hope Schmid: Me, Myself, and Them: Grammaticality Ratings of Reflexive Gender-Neutral Pronouns

3:15-3:30

Break

3:30-4:30

L-Track 2

Archie Crowley: Nonbinary YouTubers and Legitimizing Discourses of Labels and Pronoun Choice

Luna Pérez-Abela: The use of they/elle as a gender-neutral third-person singular personal pronoun

4:30-5:15

End-of-day discussion

Day 2: Wednesday, June 12 (Robert Sutherland Hall)

8:30-9:30

Breakfast

9:30-11:00

O-Track 2: Mainstreaming NB Language in Institutions and Policies

Genny Beemyn: ‘They’ Are Coming to Get You: Efforts to Institutionalize Pronouns in Higher Education

Jade Pichette & Beck McNeil: Theyployed: Putting they into practice at Canada’s largest employers

Amelia Hill: Promoting pronoun inclusivity: How studies of policies in practice can inform gendered language change

11:00-11:15

Break

11:15-12:30

Keynote Talk

Kirby Conrod (Washington)

Doing Gender and Linguistics

Location: Speaker’s Corner in Stauffer Library

12:30-1:45 Lunch (+ discussion of attendee-provided topics)

1:45-3:00

Keynote Talk

Lex Konnelly (Toronto)

Gender diversity and linguistic advocacy: innovation in the use of singular they

Location: Speaker’s Corner in Stauffer Library

3:00-3:15

Break

3:15-4:45

L-Track 3

Ehm Hjorth Mittersen: Nounself pronouns: Expressing gender and other identities through pronouns

Tran Truong: Morphological typology of neopronouns

Kit Callaway: Neopronouns In Contemporary English: Language Change in Progress

4:45-5:30

End-of-day discussion: Planning non-scholarly conference outputs

6:15-9:00

Conference Dinner + Party

Day 3: Thursday, June 13 (Mackintosh-Corry Hall D201)

8:30-9:30

Breakfast

9:30-11:00

O-Track 3: Critical Explorations of Singular ‘They’

Julia Sinclair-Palm: ‘Sometimes people call me trans and I just go with it’: Exploring how youth negotiate their use of the pronoun they

Hazim Ismail: A Critical Look Into Usage of ‘They/Them’, from English In Place of ‘Dia’, from Bahasa

Ellis Hernandez: The History of ‘They’ and the Current State of ‘They’ffairs: An Analysis of Comments about the Singular ‘They’

11:00-11:15

Break

11:15-12:30

Keynote Talk

Brooke Larson

How to study pronouns: deep structure and the nature of proper government

Location: Speaker’s Corner in Stauffer Library

12:30-1:45

Lunch (+ discussion of attendee-provided topics)

1:45-3:00

Working session on non-scholarly conference outputs

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