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Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 14:24:46 -0800 (PST)
From: bls <blssocrates.berkeley.edu>
Subject: Berkeley Linguistics Society

BLS 25 - Silver Anniversary Meeting

Due to the record number of abstracts received, the organizers of BLS25
have decided to run a four-day conference beginning Friday, February12,
1999 instead of the originally announced three-day program. 
THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES AT:

http://www.linguistics.berkeley.edu/BLS 
 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

FEBRUARY 12-15, 1999

SPECIAL SESSION: CAUCASIAN, DRAVIDIAN, AND TURKIC LINGUISTICS
Fri Feb 12, 1999, Alumni House, UC Berkeley

PARASESSION: LOAN WORD PHENOMENA together with the General Session: 
Sat-Mon Feb 13-15, 1999, Room C230 Cheit Hall, UC Berkeley
 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12, 1999: SPECIAL SESSION 

8:00 REGISTRATION 

MORNING SESSION 
9:00 Word games and the hidden phonology of Tuvan 
K. David Harrison, Yale University 
9:30 Epenthesis-Driven Harmony in Turkish 
Abigail Kaun, Yale University 
10:00 BLANK 
10:40 Language policy and reforms of Uighur and Kazakh writing systems in
China 
Minglang Zhou, University of Colorado at Boulder 
11:10 Interpreting genitives in Turkish 
Mrvet Enc, University of Wisconsin, Madison 

11:40 ********** LUNCH ********** 

AFTERNOON SESSION 
12:40 Suffix-order variability in Turkish
Jeff Good & Alan Yu, University of California, Berkeley 
1:10 Attractiveness and relatedness: Notes on Turkic language contacts 
Lars Johanson, Universitt Mainz 
1:50 The phonology of the past tense in Tamil 
Caroline Wiltshire, University of Florida, Gainesville 
2:20 Analyzing contact-induced phenomena in Karaim 
Eva Agnes Csato, Uppsala University 

2:50 ********** BREAK ********** 

LATE AFTERNOON SESSION 
3:00 Evidentiality in the Caucasus: The category Witnessed in Tsez 
Bernard Comrie, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology 
& Maria Polinsky, University of California, San Diego 
3:30 Kannada gerund in adnominal positions: A functional perspective 
Mirjam Fried, University of California, Berkeley 
4:00 The historical geography of pharyngeals and laterals in the Caucasus 
Johanna Nichols, University of California, Berkeley


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13, 1999: GENERAL SESSION 

8:00 REGISTRATION 

MORNING SESSION 
9:00 A cross-linguistic semantic analysis of Czech and Russian spanning
prefixes 
Sarah Shull, University of California, Berkeley 
9:30 *WITHDRAWAN* Coronal phonotactics and coronal inventory 
Yoonjung Kang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
10:00 Imitation as a basis for phonetic learning after the critical period 
Carol Fowler, Haskins Laboratories, Univ. of Connecticut, Yale Univ. 
10:40 Roles and non-unique definites 
Richard Epstein, Rutgers University Camden 

11:10 ********** BREAK ********** 

11:20 Aspects of locative doubling and resultative predication 
Diana Cresti & Christina Tortora, University of Michigan 
11:50 The magic of the moment. What it means to be a punctual verb 
Stefan Engelberg, University of Wuppertal 
12:20 From ergativus absolutus to topic marking in the Kiraut 
Balthasar Bickel, Univ. of California, Berkeley and Univ. of Zrich 

12:50 ********** LUNCH ********** 

AFTERNOON SESSION 
1:50 Loan words in the English of modern Orthodox Jews: Yiddish or Hebrew? 
Sarah Benor, Stanford University 
2:20 Are loanwords special? 
Ellen Broselow, State University of New York, Stony Brook 
3:00 Implications of Itelmen agreement asymmetries 
Jonathan Bobaljik, McGill University 
3:30 The combinatory properties of Halkomelem lexical suffixes 
Donna B. Gerdts, Simon Fraser University 

4:00 ********** BREAK ********** 

LATE AFTERNOON SESSION 
4:10 Morphosemantics of deverbal adjectives in Malayalam 
K.P. Mohanan, National University of Singapore 
4:50 Metaphor, linguistic practice, and the temporal meanings of gannaaw
backand kanam front in Wolof 
Kevin Moore, University of California, Berkeley 
5:20 Proving basic polysemy: Subjects reliably distinguish several senses
of see 
Collin F. Baker, University of California, Berkeley 
5:50 Why complement clauses do not include a that-complementizer in early
child language 
Holger Diessel & Michael Tomasello, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
Anthropology 
6:20 A local treatment of nonlocal relativization: A constructional
approach 
Jong-Bok Kim, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 

7:00 PARTY 370-371 DWINELLE HALL 


SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14, 1999: GENERAL SESSION 

MORNING SESSION 
9:00 Complex noun, multiple inheritance, and internally headed relative
clause in Korean 
Chan Chung, Dongseo University 
9:30 Loan words and their implications for the categorial status of verbal
nouns 
Yukiko Morimoto, Stanford University 
10:00 Borrowings: delimitation of corpus, nomenclature, and etymology 
Garland Cannon, Texas A&M University 
10:40 Some and the pragmatics of indefinite reference 
Michael Israel, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology 

11:10 ********** BREAK ********** 

11:20 A model for the construction of common ground in interpreted
discourse 
Brad Davidson, Stanford University 
11:50 The evolution of binary spatial deictics: French Voil and Voici 
Benjamin K. Bergen & Madelaine C. Plauch, Univ. of California, Berkeley 
12:20 What is the information structure-syntax interface in Basque? 
Phyllis Bellver, University of Colorado, Boulder and Centre College,
Danville, KY & Laura Michaelis, University of Colorado, Boulder 

12:50 ********** LUNCH ********** 

AFTERNOON SESSION 
1:50 ACD, QR, and frozen scope 
Benjamin Bruening, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
2:20 Construction but no constructions: Doing without the lexicon 
Alec Marantz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
3:00 Evidentiality in Dutch and its implications for modality 
Ferdinand de Haan, University of New Mexico 
3:30 Tmesis and verb second in Early Irish syntax 
Cathal Doherty, University College Dublin 

4:00 ********** BREAK ********** 

LATE AFTERNOON SESSION 
4:10 Loan word phonology in Optimality Theory 
Junko It & Armin Mester, University of California, Santa Cruz 
4:50 Patterns of correspondence in the adaptation of Spanish borrowing in
Basque 
Jos Ignacio Hualde, University of Illinois 
5:20 Perception, representation and correspondence relations in loanword
phonology 
Yvan Rose, McGill University 
5:50 Lexical words, non-lexical words, subcategorization and lexical
stratification 
Ruben van de Vijver, Universitt Tbingen 


MONDAY FEBRUARY 15, 1999: GENERAL SESSION 

MORNING SESSION 
9:00 The origins and development of Chinese classifiers: A
grammaticization perspective 
Fengxiang Li, California State University, Chico 
9:30 On the rise of suppletion in verbal paradigms 
Matthew L. Juge, University of California, Berkeley 
10:00 A new model of Indo-European subgrouping and dispersal 
Andrew Garrett, University of California, Berkeley 
10:30 TBA 
Stephen Levinson, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics 
11:10 Argument structure and animacy restrictions on anaphora 
Ash Asudeh, Stanford University 

11:40 ********** LUNCH ********** 

AFTERNOON SESSION 
12:40 Constraints on motion verbs in the TIME IS MOTION metaphor 
Kazuko Shinohara, Otsuma Womens University, Tokyo 
1:10 Emergent phonology 
Bjrn Lindblom, University of Stockholm and University of Texas, Austin 
1:50 Loanwords and contact-induced phonological change in Lachixo Zapotec 
Mark Sicoli, University of Pittsburgh 
2:20 A comparison of three metrics of perceptual similarity in
cross-language speech perception 
James D. Harnsberger, Indiana University 
2:50 Loan word phonology: A case for non-reductionist approach to grammar 
Fumiko Kumashiro, University of California, San Diego 
 

 


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