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Fri May 11 2001

Confs: Theoretical and Applied Ling/ Durham

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Message 1: Theoretical and Applied Ling/ Durham Postgraduate Conf

Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 16:59:30 +0100
From: Stephanie Pourcel <s.s.pourceldurham.ac.uk>
Subject: Theoretical and Applied Ling/ Durham Postgraduate Conf

Fourth Durham Postgraduate Conference
in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

June 9th, 2001

The Fourth Durham Postgraduate Conference in Theoretical and Applied
Linguistics will be held on Saturday 9th June 2001 at the University of
Durham. The purpose of the conference is to provide postgraduates with
an opportunity to present their research. The conference has arranged 2
plenary workshops and 3 parallel sessions of student presentations as
well as a poster session covering broad areas in linguistics.

Provisional Programme

Registration: 9.30-10.00am

Parallel Session A
10.00-10.30am
Postvocalic /r/ in Dutch: acoustic evidence for gestural overlap
Leendert Plug (University of York) - TBC -

10.30-11.00am
Segmental timing, intonation and voice quality in French lists
Neil Coffey (University of York)

11.00-11.30am
Coffee Break and Poster Session

11.30am-12.00pm
The realization of final /t/ in Liverpool English
Kevin Watson (Edge Hill College)

12.00-12.30pm
Consonant Harmony and optimality theory: evidence from Greek
Marina Tzakosta (University of Leiden) - TBC -

12.30-1.00pm
Delay of Principle A effect in Down syndrome
Alexandra Perovic (University College, London)

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Parallel Session B
10.00-10.30am
Matching cases: Functional features in the nominal domain of adult
English-German Interlanguage
Holger Hopp (University of Durham)

10.30-11.00am
Agreement: A Structural Relation, And Not a Functional Projection
Mary Fender, Heather Marsden, Lieve van Espen & Melinda Whong-Barr
(University of Durham)

11.00-11.30am
Coffee Break and Poster Session

11.30am-12.00pm
L1 transfer and UG in the L2 acquisition of Japanese
Heather Marsden (University of Durham)

12.00-12.30pm
UG influence in L3 and L2 acquisition? The interpretation of overt and
null pronouns
Cristobal Lozano (University of Essex)

12.30-1.00pm
Quantifying Teachers' Metalinguistic Knowledge
Siobhan Casson (University of Durham)

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Parallel Session C
10.00-10.30am
Homophonous cwu- and two constructions in Korean
Melinda Whong-Barr (University of Durham)

10.30-11.00am
Rethinking the EPP and Spec-TP in Germanic
Theresa Biberauer (University of Cambridge)

11.00-11.30am
Coffee Break and Poster Session

11.30am-12.00pm
Investigating linguistics relativity: A research methodology
St�phanie Pourcel (University of Durham)

12.00-12.30pm
The Syntax of Boundaries and the Boundaries of Syntax
David Stringer (University of Durham)

12.30-1.00pm
Did it fall on the floor, or onto it? What controls a directional
interpretation in English?
Emma Thomas (University of Essex) - TBC -

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1.00-2.30pm
Break for Lunch
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Plenary Workshop 1
2.30-5.30pm (with Coffee Break and Poster Session, 3.15-3.45pm)
Constituent structure, morphology and grammatical relations: a
Lexical-Functional Grammar approach
Dr. Kersti B�rjars (University of Manchester)

Plenary Workshop 1
2.30-5.30pm (with Coffee Break and Poster Session, 3.15-3.45pm)
Learner Autonomy in the Classroom
Professor David Little (University of Dublin, Trinity College)

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Posters
Bilingualism with or without diglossia: the Irish language situation
Rachele Antonini (University of Newcastle) - TBC -

Focus particles and frozen scope
Eric Mathieu (University College, London) - TBC -

The cleft strategy and yah - CP extraposition in Hindi
Srija Sinha (University of York)

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Registration
GB �6, before May 26th
GB �8, from May 27th, and on-site

The method for payment is by cheque made payable to P.L.O.D., or on-site
by cheque or cash. Cheques should be sent to Lieve van Espen, Department
of Linguistics, University of Durham, Elvet Riverside, Durham, DH1 3JT,
U.K.

A social dinner is also being organised for Saturday evening. Cost will
be GB �15 per person, inclusive of drinks. If you wish to take part in
this social event, please let us know and include cost when sending
payment for registration.
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Location
The conference will be held at the Pemberton building on Palace Green,
which is beautifully set between the Cathedral and the Castle in the
centre of Durham. The building is to be found next to the Almshouses
restaurant.

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How to get to Durham

By air: Newcastle Airport is the most convenient for Durham. Take the
Metro direct from the Airport to Newcastle Rail Station. From there,
take a train to Durham.

By train: Durham is 3 hours from London King's Cross, and 2 hours from
Edinburgh on the GNER line.

A map of Durham may also be found at the following site
http://www.dur.ac.uk/map/

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Accommodation
Below are a number of suggestions of B&B accommodation close to the
Department of Linguistics. For more options, please refer to
http://www.northumbria-tourist-board.org.uk/
or contact the Durham City Tourist Information Centre, Market Place,
Durham, DH1 3NJ, tel: +44 (0)191 384 3720.

Colleges:
Van Mildert College (Tunstall Stairs): Durham, Durham, Tel: +44 (0) 191
374 3900
Guest Accommodation ETC: 3 Diamonds
Grey College (Holgate): Durham, Durham, Tel: +44 (0) 191 374 2968
Guest Accommodation ETC: 2 Diamonds
Trevelyan College (Macaulay Wing): Durham, Durham, Tel: +44 (0) 191 374
3765
Guest Accommodation ETC: 2 Diamonds
Collingwood College Cumbrian Wing: Durham, Durham, Tel: +44 (0) 191 374
4568
Guest Accommodation ETC: 3 Diamonds
St Aidan's College: Durham, Durham, Tel: +44 (0) 191 374 3269
Guest Accommodation ETC: 3 Diamonds
Saint Cuthberts Society: Durham, Durham, Tel: +44 (0) 191 374 3464
Guest Accommodation ETC: 2 Diamonds
St Chad's College: Durham, Durham, Tel: +44 (0) 191 374 3364
Guest Accommodation ETC: 2 Diamonds

B&B and hotel:
Knights Rest: Durham, Durham, Tel: +44 (0) 191 386 6229
Guest Accommodation ETC: 3 Diamonds
Swallow Three Tuns Hotel: Durham, Durham, Tel: +44 (0) 191 386 4326
Hotel ETC: 3 Stars, AA: 3 Stars, RAC: 3 Stars
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