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Wed Sep 29 1999

Confs: Workshop on Comparative Linguistics, 8

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  1. Joseph C. Salmons, Final announcement: Workshop on Comparative Linguistics, 8

Message 1: Final announcement: Workshop on Comparative Linguistics, 8

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 05:19:04 +0200
From: Joseph C. Salmons <>
Subject: Final announcement: Workshop on Comparative Linguistics, 8

Workshop on Comparative Linguistics, 8: 
Variation & Reconstruction

October 29-31, 1999
Pyle Center (formerly "Wisconsin Center"), 702 Langdon Street
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Friday , Oct. 29, 7:00 p.m. Informal gathering, Max Kade Institute,
901 Univ. Bay Dr. 262-7546. (Transportation is available from Lowell
Hall at 7:00 or on request by calling the MKI.)

Saturday. Oct. 30
Reconstructing Social Variation

9:30 Robert Howell (UW) Reconstructing social variation in Early
Modern Europe

10:15 Ray Harris (UW) Reduction of variation in the standardization of
Castilian Spanish around 1500

11:00: 	Coffee break

11:30: Paul T. Roberge (UNC) "Reconstructing a Creole Continuum in
early Afrikaans"

12:30 	Lunch

Reconstructing morphological variation

2:00 Frederick Schwink (Illinois) Reconstructing Variation in
Proto-Germanic Gender

2:45 Sergio Meira (Rice/Nijmegen) Reconstructing Irregularity from
Regularity: The Case of Competing First-Person Prefixes In Taranoan

3:30: 	Break

4:00: James Milroy (Michigan) "Some comments on the role of speakers
in language change"

7:00: 	Dinner 

Sunday, Oct. 31

9:00 Cynthia Miller (UW) Variation in the Use of a Grammaticalized
Complementizer in Ancient Northwest Semitic

Identifying (pre-)historic variation

9:30 Brian D. Joseph (Ohio State) Projecting variation back onto the
proto language

10:00 Thomas Cravens (UW) Approaching orthographic "confusion": stable
allophony, change in progress, and lexicalized restucturing in early

11:00: 	Coffee break

11:30 	Concluding Discussion, Mary Niepokuj (Purdue University)

Rooms are available at Lowell Hall (610 Langdon St., Madison, WI
53706) for Friday and Saturday night, single $52, double
$62. Reservations should be made immediately: phone 608.256.2621, fax
256.5445. Please mention the WCL.

WCL 8 is co-sponsored by the Depts of German, Hebrew & Semitic,
Linguistics, French & Italian, Spanish & Portuguese, and the Max Kade
Institute. The Workshop is made possible by generous support from the
Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters & Science, UW.
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