LINGUIST List 10.547

Fri Apr 16 1999

Confs: Maryland Mayfest (morphology)

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  1. Caro Struijke, Maryland Mayfest Schedule

Message 1: Maryland Mayfest Schedule

Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 12:04:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: Caro Struijke <>
Subject: Maryland Mayfest Schedule

Every year, the University of Maryland Linguistics Department
organizes MAYFEST, a colloquium where speakers are invited to report
on a variety of issues related to one theme.

This year's Mayfest will focus on morphology. Regularities of word
form have been studied from a variety of perspectives. Syntacticians
have proposed that word form reflects phrasal structure and, in
feature-checking theories, that morphological features drive syntactic
movement. Phonologists have long been concerned with the apparent
mutual influence of the morphological and phonological
components. Investigations of how word structure is manipulated also
shed light on language acquisition and linguistic processing.

Mayfest 1999 will bring together linguists with a range of interests
in morphological issues to stimulate dialog across the various


All talks will be held in the Maryland Room in Marie Mount Hall. 

Wednesday, May 19 

9:00		registration 
 coffee, breakfast

9:45		Opening remarks

10:00 - 11:00	Mark Baker (Rutgers University)
 "New Reflections of Syntax in Morphology: Varieties of
11:00 - 12:00	Stephen Anderson (Yale University)

12:00 - 1:30	lunch break
1:30 - 2:30	Ellen Woolford (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
 "Ergative Agreement Systems"
2:30 - 3.00	Michael Ullman (Georgetown University)

3:30 - 4:00	coffee break

4:00 - 5:00	Mark Aronoff (SUNY Stonybrook)
 "Universal and Particular Aspects of Sign Language

Thursday, May 20 
9:30		Coffee, breakfast
10:00 - 11:00	Elan Dresher (University of Toronto)

11:00 - 12:00	Rolf Noyer (University of Pennsylvania)
 "Species of Gaps"
1:00 - 4:00	Poster Session
 Marie Mount Hall, Rm. 1108B

Friday, May 21 
9:30		coffee, breakfast

10:00 - 11:00	Alec Marantz (MIT)
11:00 - 12:00	Geraldine Legendre (Johns Hopkins University)

12:00 - 2:00	lunch break
2:00 - 3:00 	Jonathan Bobaljik (McGill University)
 "The Ins and Outs of Contextual Allomorphy"
3:00 - 4:00 	Alana Johns (University of Toronto)
 "Movement and Languages with Complex Morphology"


Registration fees are $10, to be paid at the conference site. 
Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Please email to Caro Struijke
(, stating your name and affiliation. 

Caro Struijke (
Laura Benua ( 

voicemail: 301-405-4930 
snailmail: Mayfest '99
Department of Linguistics
1401 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

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