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  1. Marjolein Groefsema, LAGB Autumn Meeting 2002 at UMIST

Message 1: LAGB Autumn Meeting 2002 at UMIST

Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 16:00:49 +0100
From: Marjolein Groefsema <>
Subject: LAGB Autumn Meeting 2002 at UMIST


Autumn Meeting 2002: University of Manchester Institute of Science and
Technology (UMIST)

The 2001 Autumn Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain
will be held at UMIST, from September 17 to 19. The Local Organiser is Paul
Bennett <>.
The Meeting will be immediately preceded by a Workshop on Agreement; for
more information, see below.

The conference website is at:

Manchester, host of the 2002 Commonwealth Games, is at the heart of the
largest urban area in the north of England. Cultural attractions include
the recently-refurbished City Art Gallery, the Museum of Science and
Industry, and the Lowry in nearby Salford. The city centre includes a
sizeable Chinatown and the famous Gay Village, plus the renovated canal
area of Castlefield. The Peak District and Pennines are areas of natural
beauty close by.

Accommodation: The accommodation for conference participants is in the
Weston Building, which contains both a hotel and a hall of residence with
single en-suite rooms. Sessions will be in the Staff House Conference
Centre, a few minutes' walk away. 

Registration: Registration will be in the reception area of the Weston

Bar: The Weston Hotel includes a bar which is open to those staying in the

Food: please indicate vegetarian and any other dietary requirements on the
booking form below.

Childcare: If you require childcare during the conference, please contact
the Local Organiser for further details. 

Travel : The nearest railway station is Manchester Piccadilly, which is 5
minutes' walk from the UMIST campus. There are at least hourly services
from most major British cities - the service from London Euston takes about
2hr40min. Manchester International Airport is linked to Manchester
Piccadilly station by a frequent train service (usually every 15 minutes). 

Manchester's Chorlton Street Coach Station is also just a few minutes' walk
from UMIST, and has regular National Express services from the rest of the

Manchester is at the heart of the national motorway network. From the
motorways (M56, M60, M61, M62, M67) or major roads follow signs to
Manchester City Centre, then for Universities. The 
Conference website has a link to 'getting to UMIST' on the university site.

Delegates must ensure that they do NOT go to the University of Manchester,
which is a separate institution on a campus about a mile away from UMIST.

To get to the Campus from the Coach Station:
Leave the Coach Station by the main exit, onto Chorlton Street. Turn right,
then take the first right (Bloom Street). Take the first left, Sackville
Street, and continue down this, going straight ahead at the lights. Go
under the railway bridge, and the Weston Building is 50 yards ahead on your
The Weston Building is on Sackville Street, and the main UMIST campus is on
the other side of this road. 
>From the train station, cross London Road, go down Fairfield Street, bear
left into Whitworth Street, past the UMIST Main Building (on your left),
then turn left into Sackville Street. Then as above: go under the railway
bridge, and the Weston Building is 50 yards ahead on your right.

Parking: Delegates would be required to park in the Charles Street
multi-storey car park, which is across the road from the Weston Building.
The cost is GBP6.00 per day or GBP8.00 for 24 hours (pay on exit).

The Henry Sweet Lecture 2002 will be delivered by Professor Anthony Kroch
(University of Pennsylvania) and is entitled: 'Variation and Change in the
Historical Syntax of English'.

There will also be a Workshop on Quantitative and Corpus-based Perspectives
on the Morpho-Syntactic History of English, organised by Dr Susan Pintzuk
(University of York) Contributors are Dr Eric Haeberli (University of
Reading), Professor Tony Kroch (University of Pennsylvania), Dr Susan
Pintzuk (University of York), and Dr Ann Taylor (University of York).

A Language Tutorial on Romani, will be given by Dr Yaron Matras (University
of Manchester).

There will be a Session of Linguistics at School on Community languages,
organised by Dr Anthea Fraser Gupta (University of Leeds).

There will be a Wine Reception on Tuesday night, hosted by the Department
of Language and Linguistics.

Bookings: Bookings should be sent to Paul Bennett, Department of Language
and Linguistics, UMIST, PO Box 88, Manchester, M60 1QD. Due to UMIST
needing to know how many rooms will be taken by the end of August, bookings
for accommodation have to be in by the 30th of August. After this date
accommodation can not be guaranteed.

Abstracts: are available to members who are unable to attend the meeting.
Please order using the booking form below. 

Internet home page: The LAGB internet home page is active at the following

Future Meetings:
14-16 April 2003		University of Sheffield
4 - 6 September 2003 		University of Oxford
Spring 2004 (provisional)	University of Surrey Roehampton.


The message below has been received from the organisers of the workshop:

On 16-17 September 2002, immediately before the main meeting, there will be
a workshop on Agreement, with papers by Dunstan Brown (University of
Surrey), Bernard Comrie (MPI Leipzig), Greville Corbett (University of
Surrey), Nick Evans (University of Melbourne), Marianne Mithun (UC Santa
Barbara), Maria Polinsky (UC San Diego), Anna Siewierska (University of
Lancaster), and Carole Tiberius (University of Surrey). The aims are to
discuss central issues of agreement and to disseminate the results from an
ESRC project which includes a typological database. We intend the workshop
to be of interest to linguists of different persuasions and to

The workshop is organised by the Surrey Morphology Group. It is sponsored
by the ESRC and the LAGB. For booking information see the main booking form. 

General information on our website: 

Queries to:

LAGB Committee members:

President Professor April McMahon
Department of English Language and Linguistics, University of Sheffield, 5
Shearwood Road, Sheffield S10 2TD

Honorary Secretary Dr Ad Neeleman
Dept. of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London, Gower
Street, London WC1E 6BT

Membership Secretary Dr David Willis 
Dept. of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge

Meetings Secretary Dr Marjolein Groefsema 
Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hertfordshire, Watford Campus,
Aldenham, Herts. WD2 8AT

Treasurer Dr Wiebke Brockhaus
Dept. of German, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

Assistant Secretary Dr Gillian Ramchand
Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HG	


Tuesday 17 September

1.00 LUNCH

2.00	Workshop on Quantitative and Corpus-based Perspectives on the
 History of English
 Organised by Dr Susan Pintzuk (University of York).
 Contributors are Dr Eric Haeberli (University of Reading),
Professor Tony Kroch 
 (University of Pennsylvania), Dr Susan Pintzuk (University of
York), and Dr Ann Taylor 
 (University of York).

3.45 TEA

4.15 Workshop continues.


7.45	Henry Sweet Lecture 2002

Prof. Tony Kroch (University of Pennsylvania)

'Variation and Change in the Historical Syntax of English'

Hosted by the Department of Language and Linguistics.

Wednesday 18 September

Session A
9.00 	Kairi Igarashi (Keiwa College) 'A pragmatic account of almost'
9.20	Marjolein Groefsema (Hertfordshire) 'Concepts as word meanings: A
dynamic view'
10.20	Eva Delgado Lav�n (Basque Country) 'Concessive conditionals: Another
look at the bridge example'

Session B
9.00	Ana Lu�s (Coimbra) & Andrew Spencer (Essex) 'A paradigm function
account of "mesoclisis" in European Portuguese'
9.40	Matthew Baerman (Surrey) 'Indexing and directionality in inflection'
10.20	Dunstan Brown, Marina Chumakina, Greville Corbett & Andrew Hippisley
(Surrey) 'Prototypical suppletion'

Session C
9.00	Anna Anastassiadis-Symeonidis (Thessaloniki), Angeliki Efthymiou
(Aegean) & Asimakis Fliatouras (Patras) 'Conversion or ellipsis? Evidence
from Modern Greek'
9.40	Anders Holmberg (Durham) 'A mainland Scandinavian subjectless
10.20	Joanne Close (York) 'Multiple have in English dialects'

11.00 COFFEE

Session A
11.30	Bill Palmer (New South Wales) 'Rethinking spatial frames of reference'
12.10	Simon Musgrave (Leiden) 'Typological databases and linguistic data: A
new approach'

Session B
11.30	Alastair Butler (Amsterdam) 'Licensing polarity sensitive items: An
interface story'
12.10	Nicholas Sobin (Wales, Bangor) 'Negative inversion as non-movement'

Session C
11.30	Deborah Anderson (Research Centre for English and Applied
Linguistics, Cambridge) 'Tough-structures in early child English:
Reconciling synchronic evidence with a diachronic claim'
12.10	Dimitra Kolliakou (Newcastle) & Jonathan Ginzburg (KCL) 'Elliptical
utterances in children's conversations: A constraint-based approach'

1.00 LUNCH

Session A
2.00		Language tutorial on Romani
		Dr Yaron Matras (Manchester)

Session B
2.00		Linguistics in Schools: on Community languages
 	Chair - Dr Anthea Fraser Gupta (University of Leeds)

3.30 TEA

Session A
4.00	Irina Nikolaeva (Konstanz) 'A constructional approach to mixed
categories (between nouns and adjectives)'

Session B
4.00	Danijela Trenkic (Heriot Watt) 'Word order, adjectival "definite"
aspect, and demonstratives in Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian do not
grammaticalise definiteness'

Session C
4.00	Ryo Otoguro (Essex) 'Japanese verb-verb compounds and grammatical
information spreading'

4.45 LAGB Business Meeting


8.00-9.30		Language tutorial continues

Thursday 19 September

Session A
9.00	Timothy Jowan Curnow (La Trobe) 'First person verbal agreement as
logophoric marker'
9.40	Peter Schmidt (Trier) 'Grammatical agreement: How much syntax, how
much semantics?'
10.20	Robert D. Borsley (Essex) 'On the nature of Welsh VSO clauses'

Session B
9.00	Miriam Butt (Konstanz) & Biljana Scott (Oxford) 'Structuring events:
The role of light verbs and directionals'
9.40	Geoffrey Horrocks (Cambridge) & Melita Stavrou (Thessaloniki)
'Morphologically encoded aspect and resultative predication: Why some
people just can't "wipe the sink clean"'
10.20	St�phanie Pourcel (Durham) 'Rethinking "Thinking for speaking"'

Session C
9.00	Ho-Young Lee (Seoul National) 'Acoustic cues of Korean nuclear tones'
9.40	Sang Jik Rhee (Leiden) 'Nasals and segmental complexity in Korean'
10.20	Pierre Rucart (Paris VII) 'Verbal template in Qafar'

11.00 COFFEE

Session A
11.30	Ruth Kempson & Masayuki Otsuka (KCL) 'Generation in a parsing-based
grammar formalism'
12.10	M. Lynne Murphy (Sussex) 'Three feet tall, but not thirty pounds
heavy: Licensing the measure phrase + adjective construction'

Session B
11.30	Kersti B�rjars, Tolli Eyth�rsson & Nigel Vincent (Manchester) 'On
defining degrammaticalisation'
12.10	Eric Haeberli & Richard Ingham (Reading) 'The position of negation
and adverbs in early Modern English'

Session C
11.30	Svetlana Toldova & Natalia Serdobolskaia (Moscow State) 'Information
structure and direct object encoding in Mari (Cheremis)'
12.10	Elena Kalinina (Moscow State) 'Complement clauses in Bagwalal: The
implications for the typology of complement clauses'

1.00 LUNCH

Session A		 
2.00	Patrick Honeybone (Edge Hill) 'Where did you get that [x]? The
introduction of consonantal lenition into Liverpool English'
2.40 	April McMahon & Paul Heggarty (Sheffield) 'Measuring phonetic
3.20	Victorina Gonz�lez D�az (Manchester & Vigo) 'On the evolution of
(adjectival) double periphrastic comparatives in early Modern English'

Session B
2.00 	Virve-Anneli Vihman (Edinburgh) & Katrin Hiietam (Manchester) 'The
personal passive in Estonian'
2.40	Satu Manninen (Lund) & Diane Nelson (Leeds) 'The Finnish passive is
really a passive'
3.20	Katrin Hiietam (Manchester) 'On definite object marking in Estonian'

Session C
2.00	Eric Mathieu (UCL) 'Partial wh-movement and intervention effects:
German versus Hungarian'
 2.40	Sun-Ho Hong (Essex) 'Anti-superiority effects and the Relative
Uniformity Principle'
3.20	Kook-Hee Gill, Steve Harlow & George Tsoulas (York) 'Disjunction,
quantification and free choice'

4.00 TEA and CLOSE

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