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  1. Niepokuj, Mary, Workshop on Comparative Linguistics, #9

Message 1: Workshop on Comparative Linguistics, #9

Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2000 16:51:37 -0500
From: Niepokuj, Mary <>
Subject: Workshop on Comparative Linguistics, #9

Workshop on Comparative Linguistics, #9
Interactions of Minority and Majority Languages

October 20-22, 2000

3118 Lilly Hall
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Friday, October 20

7:00 Informal gathering at Mary Niepokuj's house

Saturday, October 21

10:00 Welcome

10:15 Steven Geiger and Joseph Salmons (Wisconsin), 
"Reconstructing variation at shallow time depths: The 
historical phonetics of 19th century German dialects in
the US"

11:00 Margie Berns (Purdue), "Linguistic imperialism, 
purism, and triumphalism vis a vis World Englishes"

11:45 Lunch break

2:00 Frederick Schwink (Illinois), "Substrate explanations
of Greek phonological developments"

2:45 Mark Louden (Wisconsin), "Invoking contact-induced
changes with caution: evidence from Pennsylvania German"

3:30 Break

4:00 Martha Ratliff (Wayne State), "Constraining superstrate

4:45 J. Clancy Clements (Indiana), "The final stages of a 
contact-induced head-initial to head-final shift: The case
of Korlai Creole Portuguese"

7:00 Dinner

Sunday, October 22

10:00 Robert Howell (Wisconsin), "Problems with the concept
'substrate' in historical linguistics"

10:45 Hans Henrich Hock (Illinois), "Dravidian and Indo-Aryan:
Prehistoric subversion or convergence?"

11:30 General Discussion

If you're coming in from out-of-town, the most convenient place 
to stay (within three blocks of the campus) is the Travelodge at 
the corner of Hwy 26 and Hwy 43 - the address is 200 Brown St. 
Their phone number is (765)-743-9661. Their rates are $45 for a 
single and $55 for a double (plus applicable taxes). Several 
blocks further from campus is the Family Inn; their address is 
1920 Northwestern Ave. Their phone number is (765)-463-9511. 
Their rates are $32.77 for a single and $39.77 for a double. 

For further information, contact Mary Niepokuj, Dept. of English,
Heavilon Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.
Telephone: (765) 496-2807
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