LINGUIST List 13.281

Sun Feb 3 2002

Calls: Dialogic Interaction, Generative Grammar

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  1. Cigada Sara, Lugano Conference July 1st-4th, 2002

Message 1: Lugano Conference July 1st-4th, 2002

Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 10:02:41 +0100
From: Cigada Sara <>
Subject: Lugano Conference July 1st-4th, 2002

Lugano Conference "Argumentation in dialogic interaction" is online at
Deadline for the submission of papers has been postponed to 1st March!

Sara Cigada
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Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 17:03:30 +0100 (MET)
From: snippets <>

Issue 5 of the syntax-semantics newsletter _Snippets_ is now out.
It is accessible at the web site

and hard copies are on their way to those institutions that requested
hard copies.

The contents of Issue 5 are:

1. R. Amritavalli and Partha Protim Sarma. A case distinction 
 between unaccusative and unergative subjects in Assamese.
2. Paolo Acquaviva and Mark Volpe. Open-class roots in closed-
 class contexts: a question for lexical insertion.
3. Andrew Kehler. Another problem for syntactic (and semantic) 
 theories of VP-ellipsis.
4. Winfried Lechner. Negative islands in comparatives.
5. Sky Lee. Telicity and VN-LV vs. VN-Acc-LV.
6. Hans-Christian Schmitz and Bernhard Schr´┐Żder. On focus and 
7. Ed Zoerner and Brian Agbayani. A pseudogapping asymmetry.

The deadline for submissions to Issue 6 is

 * April 15, 2002 *

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