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Confs: 23rd Penn Linguistics Colloquium

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  1. Cassandre Creswell, 23rd Penn Linguistics Colloquium

Message 1: 23rd Penn Linguistics Colloquium

Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 14:23:51 -0500 (EST)
From: Cassandre Creswell <>
Subject: 23rd Penn Linguistics Colloquium

23rd Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Linguistics

Information about the conference and any schedule modifications can be
found on our web page:

Schedule of Talks:
Saturday, February 27

Registration starts at 8:30 AM

Session 1: Special Session I

9:00-9:25 Farida Cassimjee & Charles W. Kisseberth, Benedict College & Tel Aviv
A conspiracy argument for OT from Emakhuwa dialectology

9:25-9:50 Eric Bakovic, Harvard University 
Assimilation to the unmarked

9:50-10:15 Ben Hermans, Tilburg University 
A constraint based analysis of an opacity effect

10:15-10:25 break

Session 2: Syntax I

10:25-10:50 Cedric Boeckx, University of Connecticut 
Decomposing French questions

10:50-11:15 Cathal Doherty, University College, Dublin 
Verbal morphology and clausal projections in early Irish

11:15-11:40 Kook-Hee Gill, University of Edinburgh 
The long-distance anaphora conspiracy: The case of Korean

11:40-12:05 William McClure, Queens College/CUNY Graduate Center 
Floating Japanese classifiers

12:05-1:00 lunch break

Session 3: Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics

1:00-1:25 Kristin M. Eide and Tor A. Afarli, Norwegian University of Science
 and Technology
Semantically charged syntax and the construction of meaning

1:25-1:50 Barbara Citko, SUNY Stony Brook/MIT 
Conditionals and relatives

1:50-2:15 Stefan Engelberg, University of Wuppertal 
`Punctuality' and verb semantics

2:15-2:40 Jeanette Gundel, University of Minnesota/Engelsk Institutt 
Topic, Focus, and the grammar-pragmatics interface

2:40-3:00 break

Session 4: Language Acquisition
3:00-3:25 Miho Fujiwara, Georgetown University 
Acquisition of default inflectional suffix: Japanese adjectivals

3:25-3:50 Natalie Batman-Ratyosan & Karin Stromswold, Rutgers University 
What Turkish acquisition tells us about underlying word order and scrambling

3:50-4:15 Elena Gavruseva & Rosalind Thornton, University of Iowa 
Possessor extraction in child English: A Minimalist account

4:15-4:30 break

Invited speaker

4:30-5:30 Angelika Kratzer, University of Massachusetts 
Self-action, middles, and reflexive pronouns

Sunday, February 28

Session 5: Special Session II

9:00-9:25 Nila Friedberg, University of Toronto 
Constraints measure metrical intuitions

9:25-9:50 Alexei Kochetov, University of Toronto 
A hierarchy of phonetic constraints on palatality in Russian 

9:50-10:15 Bozena Cetnarowska, University of Silesia/University of
Interaction of prosodic and syntactic constraints in English and Polish 

10:15-10:30 break

Session 6: Syntax II

10:30-10:55 Mikael Vinka, McGill University 
Two types of verb particle constructions

10:55-11:20 Masao Ochi and Tien-Hsin Hsin, University of Connecticut 
The syntax of adjunct wh-NPs

11:20-11:45 J.-R. Hayashishita, University of Southern California 
Two Ways of 'Wide-Scope Taking'

11:45-12:10 Martha McGinnis, University of Pennsylvania 
A-scrambling exists!

12:10-1:15 lunch break

Session 7: Creoles/Syntax

1:15-1:40 Marlyse Baptista, University of Georgia 
On the non-universality of functional projections and the effects on
parametrized variation: evidence from Creoles

1:40-2:05 Kieran Snyder, University of Pennsylvania 
Reflexives and constraints on the borrowing of discourse function: Creoles
and Tahitian French

2:05-2:10 break

Session 8: Phonetics

2:10-2:35 Michelle Minnick-Fox and Kazuaki Maeda, University of Pennsylvania 
Perception and production of American English tense and lax vowels by
Japanese speakers

2:35-3:00 Eon-Suk Ko, University of Pennsylvania 
Phonetics and phonology of vocative chant variation in Korean 

3:00-3:20 break
Session 9: Historical/Sociolinguistics

3:20-3:45 Emily Bender, Stanford University 
Deconstructing register: null objects in English recipes revisited

3:45-4:10 Rajesh Bhatt and Tonia Bleam, University of Pennsylvania/MIT, 
 University of Pennsylvania/Delaware 

4:10-4:35 Ronald Kim, University of Pennsylvania 
The origin of the Pre-Ossetic oblique case suffix and its implications

4:35-5:00 Bill Labov, University of Pennsylvania 
The role of outliers in linguistic change in progress

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