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Fri Apr 19 2002

Confs: Austronesian Ling, Cornell University

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  1. Edith Aldridge, AFLA 9 Program

Message 1: AFLA 9 Program

Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 13:08:34 -0400
From: Edith Aldridge <>
Subject: AFLA 9 Program

The Department of Linguistics at Cornell University will host the 9th 
annual meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Asscociation, April 
26 - 28. Information about the conference can be found at our web site.

The conference schedule is as follows:
Friday, April 26

8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome

Session 1 (Chair: Abby Cohn)
9:15 Invited Speaker: Tien-Hsin Hsin, Academia Sinica
Rhythmic Vowel Deletion, Stress and Syllabicity of Maga Rukai

10:15 Coffee

Session 2 (Chair: Frantisek Lichtenberk)
10:45 David Gil, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Intonation Does not Differentiate Thematic Roles in Riau Indonesian
11:15 Daniel Kaufman, Cornell University
 Prosody and Pragmatics in Tagalog
11:45 Whitney Postman, Cornell University
 What the Indonesian Morphological Causative Can Tell us about 
Aphasic Comprehension

12:15 Lunch

Session 3 (Chair: William Davies)
1:45 Loren Billings, Providence University
Abigail Wildman Konopasky, Duke University
Reassessing the Role of Syntax inside the Morphological 
Word: Verb-Adjacent Clitics in Tagalog and Bulgarian

2:15 Diane Massam, University of Toronto
Troublesome Questions in Niuean
2:45 Ileana Paul, University of Western Ontario
Multiple Topics: Evidence from Malagasy

3:15 Coffee

Session 4 (Chair: Andrew Pawley)
3:45 Edward Gustin, National Tsing Hua University
 Grammaticalization of "Go" in Rukai
4:15 John Wolff, Cornell University
 The Role of Canonical Shapes in the Reconstruction of 
Proto-Austronesian Phonology

4:45 Break

Session 5 (Chair: Satoshi Tomioka)
5:00 Invited Student Speaker: Andrea Rackowski, MIT
 Configurational Voice in Tagalog

6:00 Wine & Cheese Reception
Saturday, April 27

8:30 Continental Breakfast

Session 6 (Chair: John Wolff)
9:00 Invited Speaker: Andrew Pawley, Australian National University
On Grammatical Categories and Grammaticisation in Oceanic 
Languages: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives

10:00 Coffee

Session 7 (Chair: David Gil)
10:30 Yury Lander, Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow
Possessive Constructions in Languages of West Indonesia: NP Incorporation 
vs. DP Separation

11:00 Louise Vigeant, Carleton University
 Existential Closure in Maori
11:30 Eric Potsdam, University of Florida
 Maria Polinsky, University of California, San Diego
 Obligatory Control in Malagasy

12:00 Lunch

Session 8 (Chair: Kunio Nishiyama)
1:30 Frantisek Lichtenberk, University of Auckland
 Direct Object - Oblique Object Inversion in Toqabaqita
2:00 Peter Cole, University of Delaware
 Yurie Hara, University of Delaware
 Ngee-Thai Yap, University of Delaware
 Fronting and the Distribution of Auxiliaries in Javanese
2:30 Joachim Sabel, Universitat Frankfurt/Main
 Tense-Agreement Effects in Malagasy

3:00 Coffee

Session 9 (Chair: Tien-Hsin Hsin)
3:30 Invited Student Speaker: Niken Adisasmito-Smith, Cornell University
 Medial Nasal+Stop Clusters in Indonesian and 
Javanese: Preliminary Acoustic Account
4:00 Victoria Anderson, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
 Yuko Otsuka, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
 Phonetic Correlates of Length, Stress, and Definite Accent in Tongan
4:30 Chuian-Fang Huang, National Taiwan University
 An Acoustic Study of the Intonation of Tsou - an Austronesian 
Language of Taiwan

5:00 Break
5:15 Business Meeting
7:00 Dinner
Sunday, April 28

8:30 Continental Breakfast

Session 10 (Chair: Ileana Paul)
9:00 Invited Speaker: Norvin Richards, MIT
Tagalog Ellipsis

10:00 Break

Session 11 (Chair: Diane Massam)
10:15 Yuko Otsuka, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
 VOS in Tongan: Passive or Scrambling?
10:45 Kunio Nishiyama, Ibaraki University
 Post-Syntactic Passivization and the Abstract Clitic Position in 

11:15 Coffee

Session 12 (Chair: Norvin Richards)
11:45 William Davies, University of Iowa
 When Raising in Austronesian Isn't (or at least may not be)
12:15 Chonghyuck Kim, University of Delaware
 Chang-Yong Sim, University of Delaware
 Yassir Tjung, University of Delaware
 Raising to Object in Indonesian
12:45 Jill Heather Flegg, McGill University
 Ileana Paul, University of Western Ontario
 On the Difference between Raising and Control

1:15 Closing Remarks
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