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Sat Feb 19 2000

Confs: Interaction between Syntax and Pragmatics

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  1. Dirk Bury, Syntax/Pragmatics: Interaction between Syntax and Pragmatics, London

Message 1: Syntax/Pragmatics: Interaction between Syntax and Pragmatics, London

Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 13:00:58 +0000
From: Dirk Bury <>
Subject: Syntax/Pragmatics: Interaction between Syntax and Pragmatics, London

Interaction between Syntax and Pragmatics

	Unversity College London 
	April 5-6, 2000

Organising committee:
Dirk Bury, Karen Froud, Richard Horsey, Kriszta Szendroi

The conference precedes this year's LAGB Spring Meeting 
(also at UCL). It is sponsored by UCL and the LAGB. 
This message contains the preliminary programme and 
details on accommodation and registration.

- Early registration deadline: 1 March
- Deadline for guaranteed accommodation: 24 February 

Preliminary programme:

Day 1 (April 5)

 9.00 Registration and Coffee

10.30	Relative clauses, left-periphery effects, and the 
	dynamics of language processing
	Ruth Kempson, King's College (Invited speaker) 

11.30	Fronting: The syntax and pragmatics of Topic and Focus
	Annabel Cormack, UCL 
	Neil Smith, UCL

12.10 English as a discourse configurational language: 
	The syntactic incorporation of focus structure
	Carsten Breul, Universitaet Duisburg

12.50 Lunch

 2.00	Focus Structure Architecture and P-syntax
	Nomi Erteschik-Shir, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
	Natalia Strahov, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

 2.40 Focus, obviation, and word order in East Cree
	Marie-Odile Junker, Carleton University

 3.20 Manifestation of Informational Focus
	Xu Liejiong, City University of Hong Kong

 4.00 Coffee

 4.20	Evidentiality, Logophoricity and the Syntactic 
	Representation of Pragmatic Features
	Peggy Speas, University of Massachusetts

 5.00	Focusing in Italian copular constructions
	Asya Pereltsvayg, McGill

 5.40	Discourse and syntactic factors in Bare Ellipsis 
	Jonathan Ginzburg, King's College
	Howard Gregory, King's College
	Shalom Lappin, King's College
 6.20 End 

Day 2 (April 6)

 9.45	Locality and Left Periphery
	Luigi Rizzi, University of Siena (Invited speaker)

10.45 Coffee

11.00	Reconfiguring syntax, or some good reasons why we
	Kieran Snyder, University of Pennsylvania

11.40	Contrastive Focus Reduplication in English
	Jila Ghomeshi, University of Manitoba
	Ray Jackendoff, Brandeis/Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin
	Nicole Rosen, University of Toronto
	Kevin Russell, University of Manitoba

12.20	Closing off

12.35	End.

	Focus and quantification
	Sarah D. Kennelly, University of Utrecht

	(further alternates tbc)

The abstracts will be available shortly on our website

For further information please contact:
Syntax/Pragmatics Conference Committee, Department of
Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London, Gower
Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom,
or (Dirk Bury),or visit our website. 

Registration and Accommodation

Please also note that our early registration deadline
is 1 March, and that we can only guarantee
accommodation if it is booked by 24 February (see
below for more details on accommodation and the form
for registration and accommodation).

Accommodation can be made available for conference
participants in two locations, both within five
minutes' walk from the conference location.
Accommodation in Ramsay Hall, one of UCL's halls of
residence, consists of single bedrooms, with hand wash
basins and shared bathroom facilities, offered on a
half-board basis (i.e. breakfast and dinner provided)
at bargain price of �28.00 per person per night. To
reserve accommodation in Ramsay Hall, contact Karen
Froud for further details as soon
as possible.

Accommodation in the Tavistock Hotel consists of
either single or twin bedrooms with ensuite
facilities, television and radio, and the price
includes full breakfast. The Tavistock also has a
wine-bar and restaurant, and a pay garage is available
for guests. Prices are �65.00 per night for a single
room and �83.60 for a twin room. To reserve
accommodation at the Tavistock Hotel, please contact
them directly on +44 (0)20 7636 8383, asking for
reservations and mentioning the UCL conference (as we
have a certain number of rooms set aside for
conference delegates).

Please note that accommodation in Central London in
the spring is at a premium, and the rooms reserved for
conference delegates will be allocated on a first-come
first-served basis. Accommodation cannot be guaranteed
unless it is booked and paid for by February 24th 2000
at the latest. 

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Booking Form

Conference on the Interaction Between Syntax and
UCL, April 5-6 2000
Use this form to register for the conference, and for
accommodation in Ramsay Hall.
Please send this form and your payment to Karen Froud.
You may pay by credit card (unfortunately we can only 
accept Visa or Mastercard),
so you can use either paper (Department of Phonetics
and Linguistics, UCL,
Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT) or email Please note
that we do not use a secure link for credit card

Name: ____________________

Email: ____________________

Address: _______________________



If you require hotel accommodation, please refer to
the details on the main conference
page. I require accommodation in Ramsay Hall (single
rooms half-board only) at �28 per
night, for the nights of:

April 4 ____

April 5 ____

April 6 ____

Conference Fee

Registration for the conference is �20. Early
registrations (before 1 March) are �15.
Students and other concessions are also �15 (any time
before the conference). University
of London staff and students receive a discounted rate
of �10.

___ Full (�20) 

___ Early (�15)

___ Concession (�15)

___ University of London (�10)

If you have selected 'Concession', please enter the
type (e.g. student, retired)



If you do not wish so submit your credit card details
over the web, please print this
form out and send it to the address above. You may
also pay by cheque (made payable to UCL).

Card Type: (Visa or Master Card) ___________ 

Card Number: _________________

Expiry Date (MM/YY): ______

Name of Cardholder: ____________________ 

Billing Address: _________________________________

Total Amount: �________

Signature (if sending by post):


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