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FYI: African Lang & Ling, Summer/ Cognitive Science

Author: UBCWPL

FYI Body: UBCWPL - University of British Columbia Working Papers
in Linguistics is pleased to announce the publication
of VOLUME 4: Current Research on African Languages and
Linguistics (270 pages)
Edited by S. Gessner, S. Oh and K. Shiobara (March

Table of Contents:

OLÁDIÍPO AJÍBÓYÈ: A comparative study of Èdó and
Yorùbá gerunds
Unaccusativity and the adjective/verb distinction: Èdó
movement, objects, and serialization
LAURA J. DOWNING: How ambiguity of analysis motivates
stem tone change in Durban Zulu
MEGAN MORRISON: Plurality and multiplicity in Èdó and
CORY R.C. SHEEDY: Grammatical Tones in Èdó: An
Optimality Theoretic accoun
CHARLES H. ULRICH: Labial-tone interaction in Lama
FLORENCE FUNG LAM WOO: Serial verb constructions in
Èdó and Cantonese
***And featuring University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
PhD dissertation***
EMMANUEL EFEREALA EFERE: The pitch system of the Bumo
dialect of Izon

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8th International Summer School
Cognitive Science

Sofia, New Bulgarian University
July 9 - 28, 2001

Organized by New Bulgarian University, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and
Bulgarian Society for Cognitive Science

Endorsed by the Cognitive Science Society

Sponsored by: New Bulgarian University,
Central and East European Center for Cognitive Science,
Bob Glushko (USA)

... Kalina Christoff (Stanford University, USA) - Cognitive Neuroscience of
Executive and Prefrontal Function
... Barbara Finlay (Cornell University, USA) - Development and Evolution of
the Brain
... Maurice Greenberg (New Bulgarian University, BG) - Introduction to
... Stella Vosniadou (University of Athens, GR) - Conceptual Change in
Physical Knowledge
... Michael Thomas (NCDU, ICH, UK) - Connectionist Models of Developmental
... Csaba Pleh (University of Seget, HU) - Language Understanding in
Children, Adults and Patients
... Robert Goldstone (Indiana University, USA) - Human learning and adaptive
... Jeff Elman (University of California at San Diego, USA) - Connectionis
approaches to psycholinguistics, language acquisition, and linguistic
... Susan Epstein (City University of New York, USA) - Cognitive Modeling and
the Development of Expertise

Financial Support: Bob Glushko from the USA has generously provided suppor
for students who cannot afford paying on their own and whose universities
cannot pay either. The scholarships are mainly directed to students coming
from Eastern and Central Europe as well as from the former Soviet Union,
however, other cases will also be considered. The scholarships cover
tuition, travel, and living expenses. Applicants should present a
declaration of what kind of sources they can use for their participation in
the Summer School.

Deadline for application: May 15th

Notification of acceptance: May 24th.

For more information:

Svetlana Petkova
Administrative Manager
Central and East European Center for Cognitive Science

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