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Thu Mar 1 2001

Confs: High Desert Linguistics Society

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  1. kelly aaron smith, High Desert Linguistics Society

Message 1: High Desert Linguistics Society

Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 06:25:27 -0700 (MST)
From: kelly aaron smith <>
Subject: High Desert Linguistics Society

Here is the schedule for the High Desert Linguistics Society Conference,
March 30-31, Albuquerque, NM. For a registration form, please contact K.
Aaron Smith at


March 30-31, 2001
The University of New Mexico Campus

Friday March 30

8:00-9:00	Registration in the ORTEGA READING ROOM, Ortega Hall, Room
#335 (Refreshments Served)

9:00-9:20	Opening Remarks and Credits, President of the High Desert
Linguistics Society, K. Aaron Smith and Chair of the Linguistics
Department at the University of New Mexico, Joan Bybee

Friday, Morning Session
All talks held in the Ortega Reading Room, Ortega Hall Room #335

9:30-10:00	The Politics of Indigenous Languages in Literacy and
Education in Malawi, Alfred, J. Matiki, The University of New Mexico

10:00-10:30	A Comparison of the Code Switching Behavior and Knowledge
of Adults and Children, Julianne Hammink, The University of Texas at El

10:30-11:00	Break (Refreshments not served)

Shana Poplock, University of Ottawa
	Variation, Prescription and Praxis in the Evolution of French

12:00-1:30		Break for Lunch

Friday, Afternoon Session
All talks held in the Ortega Reading Room, Ortega Hall Room #335

1:30-2:00	Sense Extensions of Two Basic English Verbs via Metaphor
and Image Schema, Paula Bramante, The University of New Mexico

2:00-2:30	Two Forms of Yes-No Questions in Mandarin Chinese: A
Functional Analysis, Li-Hsiang Chang, The University of New Mexico

2:30-3:00	Passive Constructions in Modern Irish, Brian Nolan,
Trinity College Dublin and the Institute of Technology at Blanchardstown

3:00-3:30	Break (Light Refreshments Served)

3:30-4:00	An Analysis of Japanese nearly Synonymous Adverbs, Eiko
Torii, Wellesley College

4:00-4:30	The Representation of Possession: An Interface between
Syntax and Semantics, Nancy Mae Antrim, University of Texas at El Paso

4:30-5:00	Pseudogapping: ATB Movement, not Verb Phrase Ellipsis,
Brian Agbayani and Ed Zoerner, University of California at Irvine and
California State University, Dominguez Hills

*On Friday Evening, the conference presenters and attendees are invited to
join together for dinner at the Monte Vista Fire House at 7 PM (self-pay).
Please RSVP with K. Aaron Smith if you plan to attend the dinner.
Directions to the Fire House are included in your registration package.

Saturday, March 31

9:00-10:00	Mingle and Breakfast (bagels, pastries, fruit and coffee)
Dane Smith Hall, First Floor.

Saturday, Morning Session A (Concurrent Sessions)
All talks held in Dane Smith Hall, Room #233

10:00-10:30	Spanish Diminutive Formation without Rules or Constraints,
David Eddington, Mississippi State University

10:30-11:00	Evidentiality and beyond in Cha'palaachi, Enrique
Bernrdez, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain

11:00-11:30	Aspects of Aspectual Markers in ASL, Robin Thompson,
University of San Diego and The Salk Institute

Saturday, Morning Session B (Concurrent Sessions)
All talks held in Dane Smith Hall, Room #234

10:00-10:30	The Middle Finger in Handshape Phonology, Christopher
Miller, Universit du Qubec Montral

10:30-11:00	Prosodic versus Morphological Mora Augmentation, Stuart
Davis, Indiana University

11:00-11:30	Lexical Frequency and the Plural Marker /s/ in Brazilian
Portuguese, Fernanda Ferreira, The University of New Mexico

11:30-1:00	Break for Lunch

Sherman Wilcox, The University of New Mexico
Gesture, Icons, and Symbol: What Signed Languages Tell us about Language

2:00-2:30	Break

Saturday, Afternoon Session A (Concurrent Sessions)
All talks held in Dane Smith Hall, #233

2:30-3:00	The Role of Digression in ASL Discourse, Rick Zimmer, The
University of Manitoba

3:00-3:30	Perspective Coding and the Use of Space in ASL Verbs,
Terry Janzen, The University of Manitoba

3:30-4:00	Break (refreshments not served)

4:00-4:30	A Knowledge-driven, Constraints-based Interface Mechanism
for Semantic Analysis of Sentence Structures, Dan Tappan, New Mexico State

4:30-5:00	 Using Translations to Inform Mexican Communities about
Health: An in-depth Analysis of the Cultural, Social, and Linguistic
Factors Contributing to Miscommunication, Holly E. Jacobson, The
University of Arizona

Saturday, Afternoon Session B (Concurrent Sessions)
All talks held in Dane Smith Hall, #234

2:30-3:00	The Chiac Verb Particle Construction, Hilary Young, Rice

3:00-3:30	The Morphologization of qui in Spoken Swiss French, Bonnie
Fonseca-Greber, The University of Arizona

3:30-4:00	Break (refreshments not served)

4:00-4:30	The Jury's still out: Semantic Distinctions in Legal and
Comprehension Issues for Layjurors, Stephanie Burdine, Rice University

4:30-5:00	Metaphors of Collaboration, Christopher Shank, The
University of New Mexico

*There will be an end-of-conference party held on Saturday evening. Place
and time TBA.

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