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Tue Oct 16 2001

Confs: Comparative Linguistics, Detroit, USA

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  1. Martha Ratliff, Workshop on Reconstruction Fundamentals

Message 1: Workshop on Reconstruction Fundamentals

Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 19:34:51 -0400
From: Martha Ratliff <>
Subject: Workshop on Reconstruction Fundamentals

Note: If you are interested in attending this workshop, please 
first contact the organizer: Martha Ratliff at

Tenth Annual Workshop on Comparative Linguistics

Reconstruction Fundamentals

The Detroit Athletic Club
Detroit, Michigan
November 3-4, 2001

Sponsored by Wayne State University
Office of the Vice President for Research, College of Liberal Arts, 
College of Science, Humanities Center, Department of English, and 
Linguistics Program

Saturday, November 3

8:30 - 8:55	Continental Breakfast

8:55		Welcome
9:00 - 9:45	Brian Joseph	The Ohio State University
		"The limits of internal reconstruction"
9:45 - 10:30	Paul Newman	Indiana University
		"Internal reconstruction without morpheme alternants"

10:30 - 10:45	Break

10:45 - 11:30	Mary Niepokuj	Purdue University
		"How morphology interferes with phonological reconstruction"
11:30 - 12:15	Hans Henrich Hock	University of Illinois
		"Indo-Europeanists and the development of the 'Aryan Race' theory"

12:15 - 1:30	Lunch (catered at the DAC; cost $20 per person)

1:30 - 2:15	William Baxter	University of Michigan
		"Mandarin dialect phylogeny"
2:15 - 3:00	Joe Eska		Virginia Technological University
		Don Ringe	University of Pennsylvania
		"The Celtic computational cladistics project: A status report"

3:00 - 3:15	Break

3:15 - 4:00	Brett Kessler	Wayne State University
		"Determining the statistical significance of sound correspondences"
4:00 - 4:45	Paul Heggarty	Cambridge University
		"Quantifying phonetic similarity - how 
reconstructions can help, and how they	can gain"

Sunday, November 4

8:30 - 9:00	Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00	Richard Janda	Ohio State University
		"Reconstruction Doth Ever Prosper: What's the Reason?"
10:00 - 11:00	Comments by
		Anthony Aristar	Wayne State University
		Sally Thomason	University of Michigan
		Joe Salmons	University of Wisconsin

End of Workshop
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