LINGUIST List 10.1422

Wed Sep 29 1999

Confs: Michigan Linguistic Society Meeting Program

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  1. Grover Hudson, Michigan Linguistic Society Meeting Program

Message 1: Michigan Linguistic Society Meeting Program

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 09:08:53 -0400 (EDT)
From: Grover Hudson <>
Subject: Michigan Linguistic Society Meeting Program

Saturday, October 30, 1999
Michigan State University,
Spartan Rooms A-B, Center for International Programs

8:00 a.m. Registration (coffee & doughnuts)


8:20: Karen A. Duchaj (Northeastern Illinois University), Humor
appreciation: using semantic script familiarity to explain individual

8:40: Ashley Williams (University of Michigan), Codeswitching in
arguments: evidence from a Detroit Chinese family

9:00: Ruth Goetz (University of Michigan), Investigating language
maintenance: a report of research among the Dai of Mangshi, China

9:20: Deanna Poos (University of Michigan), A question of gender?
Hedging in academic discourse

9:40: Ellen Barton (Wayne State University), Sanctioned and
non-santioned narratives in institutional discourse

10:00 Morning coffee break


10:20: Beverly Goodman (Eastern Michigan University), Length
dissimilation and phonetic duration in Oromo

10:40: Minkyung Lee (Indiana University), Max Feature in Korean
consonant reduction

11:00: Dirk Elzinga & Bhavani Saravanan (University of Utah), When
phonology crosses over into morphology

11:20: Patricia Hironymous (Oakland University), Alignment and the
optimal CV syllable

11:40: Bhavani Saravanan (University of Utah), Tamil irregular verbs:
penalty for violating the 'regularity' criterion

12:00: Lunch

1:00-1:40: Michigan Linguistic Society business meeting


1:40: Ed Zoerner (California State University, Dominguez Hills),
Left-peripheral deletion and gapping: a unified approach

2:00: Maria Pereira Scherre (Universidade de Brasilia) & Anthony Naro
(Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), Shifting control: the use of
agreement in written language

2:20: Seth A Minkoff (New Mexico State University), An episemological
contradiction among the K'ichee' Maya

2:40: Mark Arehart (University of Michigan), Agreement and partitive
case checking with Finnish unaccusative verbs

3:00-3:20 Afternoon break (refreshments)


3:20: Kuniyoshi Ishikawa (Yale University), Duplicate in complex
predicate as Davidsonian event adjunct

3:40: Viktor I. Pekar, Non-perceptual information in the spatial
prepositions above and over

4:00: Enchao Shi (University of Arizona), The acquisition of the
causative/inchoative alternating verbs in an L2: Does the direction of
the derivation matter?

4:20: Jun Yang (University of Arizona), Past tense marking by an adult
Chinese speaker of English: a case study

4:40: Short break

4:45-5:45: Keynote speaker: Walt Wolfram (North Carolina State
University), Reconstructing the history of African American English:
new data on an old theme

5:45: Reception for conference attendees, in A607 Wells Hall

Information about how to find the meeting room and where to park will
soon be available at
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