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Confs: Under-Represented Languages

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  1. Leora Bar-el, Semantics of Under-Represented Languages, Canada

Message 1: Semantics of Under-Represented Languages, Canada

Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 17:06:29 -0800
From: Leora Bar-el <>
Subject: Semantics of Under-Represented Languages, Canada

Preliminary Program

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas 2
March 14-16, 2003
University of British Columbia

Friday, March 14th

	Session on Tense and Aspect

1.00 	J�rgen Bohnemeyer (SUNY, Buffalo and Max Planck Institute for
	Relative Tense vs. Aspect: The Case Reopened
1.30	Christian Rathmann (University of Texas)
	Situation Types in American Sign Language
2.00	Mary Swift (University of Rochester)
 	Early Time Reference in Inuktitut Child Language: The Role of
	Event Realization and Aspectual Interpretation
2.30	Comments and Discussion
3.00	Break

	Session on Focus
3.30	Judith Tonhauser (Stanford)
	Focus Constructions in Yucatec Maya
4.20	Scott Shank (University of British Columbia)
	"Just" and its negative polarity variants in Samish
5.10	Comments and Discussion
5.30	Break

	Session on Language Revitalization
6.00	Peter Jacobs (Squamish Nation)
6.30	Speaker to be arranged 
7.00	Discussion
7.30	Dinner

Saturday, March 15th

	Session on DP Semantics
9.00	Rachel Hastings (Cornell University)
	Specificity Effects in Quechua
9.50	Felicia Lee (University of British Columbia)
	Anaphoric R-Expressions as Bound Variables
10.40	Comments and Discussion
11.00	Break

	Session on Tense and Aspect
11.30	Benjamin Shaer (Zentrum f�r Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft)
	Toward the Tenseless Analysis of a Tenseless Language
12.00 	Carlota Smith (University of Texas), Ted Fernald (Swarthmore
	College), and Ellavina Perkins (Flagstaff, Arizona)
	Temporal Interpretation in Navajo
12.30	Comments and Discussion
12.50	Lunch

	Session on Presuppositionality and Quantification
2.30	Lynn Nichols (University of California, Berkeley)
	Presuppositionality and Attitude Subordination in Zuni
3.20	Benjamin Bruening (University of Delaware)
	Wh-Variables and Wh-Movement Parameters
3.50	Comments and Discussion
4.10	Break

	Session on Fieldwork Methodologies
4.40	Strang Burton (Sto:lo Nation)
	Controlled Context Elicitations
5.20	Discussion
5.40	Break

	Session on Tense and Aspect
6.00 	Martina Faller (University of Nijmegen and Max-Planck-Institute
	for Psycholinguistics)
	Spatio-Temporal Deixis and Evidentiality in Cuzco Quechua
6.30	Ana Muller (University of S�o Paulo)
	Indefinite Singular and Bare Numberless Subject Generic
	Sentences in Brazilian	Portuguese
7.00	Comments and Discussion

Sunday, March 16th

	Session on [Topic to be arranged]
9.00 	Judy Shepherd-Kegl (University of Southern Maine) and Helen
	Stickney (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
	Topic to be arranged
9.50	Comments and Discussion
10.00	Break

	Session on Tense and Aspect
10.30	Leora Bar-el (University of British Columbia)
	Imperfectivity in Skwxwamesh (Squamish Salish)
11.00 	Ted Fernald (Swarthmore College), Ellavina Perkins (Flagstaff,
	Arizona) and Carlota Smith (University of Texas)
	Generalizing in Navajo
11.30	Veerle van Geenhoven (Universiteit Nijmegen)
	What West Greenlandic Habitual Aspect Marking Tells Us About
	Characterizing Sentences
12.00	Comments and Discussion
12.30	Closing Remarks


Roberta Pires (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina)
	Is todo in Brazilian Portuguese a Quantifier?
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