LINGUIST List 10.1978

Mon Dec 20 1999

Calls: Syntax/Semantics, General Linguistics

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  1. Delia Bentley, workshop on auxiliaries
  2. Manchester Postgrad Conference, Manchester Postgrad Conference: Announcement and CFP

Message 1: workshop on auxiliaries

Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 17:06:11 BST
From: Delia Bentley <>
Subject: workshop on auxiliaries

Call for papers

Workshop on perfective auxiliaries 

The University of Manchester

Delia Bentley (
Thorhallur Eythorsson (
Nigel Vincent (

A workshop on perfective auxiliaries will be held at the University of
Manchester on 2-4 June 2000. The purpose of the workshop is to bring
together researchers working on syntactic and semantic aspects of
constructions with perfective auxiliaries. Space will be given to both
synchronic and diachronic analyses, including the relation between
perfective and possessive 'have' and 'be'.

The invited speakers are: Richard Kayne (NYU), Nunzio La Fauci
(Zurich), Michele Loporcaro (Zurich), Ian Roberts (Stuttgart) and
Antonella Sorace (Edinburgh). 

Abstracts of no more than 250 words are invited (20 minute talks plus
10 minutes discussion). Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to The deadline for submission is 18 February 2000.
Notification of acceptance will be given by 29 February 2000.

Accommodation details will be provided in a subsequent circular. 

The workshop is part of a large-scale research project entitled
"Archaism and innovation in the languages of Europe" (financed by the
British Academy), currently in progress at the University of
Manchester. The focus of this larger project is the structure and
change of argument marking in a cross-linguistic perspective.

Department of Linguistics
The University
Oxford Road
M13 9PL
fax: +44 +161 275 3187
tel: +44 +161 275 3259
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Message 2: Manchester Postgrad Conference: Announcement and CFP

Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 10:17:47 BST
From: Manchester Postgrad Conference <>
Subject: Manchester Postgrad Conference: Announcement and CFP

Announcing the Ninth Annual Postgraduate Linguistics Conference at
the University of Manchester, to be held on Saturday, March 25, 2000.
The conference is organized by postgraduates for postgraduates, in
order to share ideas and present our research. Proceedings will
consist of up to 28 papers of 20 minutes in all areas of linguistics,
as well as a guest speaker, Prof. Andrew Spencer of the 
University of Essex, who will be speaking on the morphology-syntax 
interface. The proceedings will be published in the PLUM series 
(Papers in Linguistics from the University of Manchester). A modest 
registration fee of stlg6 is asked of all attendees to defray 
expenses. We heartily encourage all research students to submit an 
abstract for consideration.

Anyone interested in attending should have a look at the website for 
the event at

or contact Zoe Moores on ASAP for an information 
packet and registration form. Deadline for registration is February 
28, 2000. NOTE: if you are interested in submitting a paper, we must 
receive all abstracts NO LATER THAN February 7, 2000.

Thank you.
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