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Mon Feb 11 2002

Confs: Languages of the Americas, Edmonton, Canada

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Message 1: WSCLA7 Programme

Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 12:41:22 -0700
From: David Beck <dbeckualberta.ca>
Subject: WSCLA7 Programme


The Seventh Annual Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the 
Languages of the Americas

March 22 - 24
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/~linguist/WSCLA.htm

PROGRAMME

*Friday, March 22*

8:30 - 9:00

Coffee and Registration

9:00 - 10:00

Plenary Speaker:
Sarah Grey Thomason (University of Michigan)
Prominence Marking in Verbal Arguments in Salish and Algonquian

10:00 - 10:20

Coffee

10:20 - 11:50

Salon A
Lisa Conathan, UC Berkeley
Pragmatic convergence: Inverse marking in Northern California languages

Jan van Eijk, SIFC
On the Origin of the Inclusive vs. Exclusive in Shuswap

Eleanor Blain, Brandon U. & Rose-Marie Dechaine, UBC
Evidential marking across the Cree dialect continuum

Salon B

Sharon Hargus, Washington U
Allophonic lowering of schwa in Athabaskan stems: Evidence from 
Witsuwit'en and Sekani

Cory RC Sheedy, U Calgary
Underspecification and contrast in Tsuut'ina tonal phonology

Gary Holton, ANLC
Complex tone as an areal feature in Eastern Alaska Athabaskan

11:50 - 1:20

**Open House and Lunch in the Linguistics Department
4-43 Assiniboia Hall, University of Alberta**

1:20 - 2:20

Invited Student Speaker:
Kiel Christianson (Michigan State University)
The age-related decrease of Inverse usage in Odawa: Externally or 
internally driven?

2:20 - 2:40

Coffee

2:40 - 3:40

Salon A

Sally Rice & Valerie Wood, U Alberta
Variation in Language Decay: Some Dialectal Differences in Dene 
Sunlhine (Chipewyan)

Anthony P. Grant
Differentiation in patterns of the effects of language contact on the 
Central American Atlantic Coast: Garifuna and Miskitu

Salon B

Alana Johns, U Toronto
Noun incorporation in Inuktitut and little-v

Martina Wiltschko, UBC
Agreement morphemes as determiners. Re-analysing the polysynthetic 
properties of Mohawk

3:40 - 4:00

Coffee

4:00 - 5:30

Salon A

Sybille De Pury, CELIA
The Arawak morphology of Garifuna (Black Carib) loanwords

Thomas Sch=F6neborn, U Konstanz
Differences between adjectival forms in Eskimo dialects

David Golumbia
Some origins and consequences of linguistic complexity in the Americas

Salon B

Elena Benedicto, Purdue
Verbal classifier systems: The exceptional case of Mayangna auxiliaries

Florence Woo, UCSC
Clause-initial quantifiers in Nuu-chah-nulth: Topical predicates or 
raised modifiers?

Donna Gerdts, SFU & Thomas Hukari, UVic
The morphosyntax of Halkomelem de-nominal verbs

5:30 - 6:00

Coffee

5:10 - 6:10

Plenary Speaker:
Cecil Brown (Northern Illinois University)
How Mesoamerica Became a Linguistic Area


*Saturday, March 23*

8:30 - 9:00

Coffee and Registration

9:00 - 10:00

Plenary Speaker:
Leslie Saxon (University of Victoria) Athapaskan
Clause Structure and the Positions of Subjects and Objects

10:00 - 10:20

Coffee

10:20 - 11:50

Salon A

J. William Lewis, UVic
The development of Sahaptin segments in contact with Chinookan and Salishan

Eduardo Rivail Ribeiro, U Chicago
Relational prefixes and the 'Macro-Je hypothesis'

Heriberto Avelino, UCLA
Diversity and Unit of Languages in the Border of Linguistic Areas:
Evidence from Pamean Number Systems

Salon B

Suzanne Gessner, UBC
Variation in Dakelh Causative Formation

Andrea Wilhelm, U Calgary
Situation Type and Viewpoint Aspect in Dene Sunlhine (Chipewyan)

P.J. Moore, UBC
Influence of Non-Athabaskan Languages on Personal Names,
Kinship Terms, and Directionals in Athabaskan Languages

11:50 - 1:20

Lunch

1:20 - 2:20

Plenary Speaker:
Ronald W. Langacker (University of California, San Diego)
Unity and Diversity in Possessive Constructions

2:20 - 2:40

Coffee

2:40 - 3:40

Salon A

Sahyang Kim, UCLA
The extension of Pima reflexive morphemes

Mercedes Q. Hinkson, NWIC
Salish lexical suffixes: Four principles of semantic extension

Salon B

Robert Kirchner & Eleni Varelas, U Alberta
A cue-based approach to the phonotactics of Upper Necaxa Totonac

Pat Shaw, UBC On the edge: Obstruent clusters in Salish

3:40 - 4:00

Coffee

4:00 - 5:30

Salon A

Jochen Trommer, U Osnabrueck
Menomini direction marking as agreement

Rose-Marie-Dechaine & Martina Wiltschko, UBC
The position of negation and its con-sequences

Salon B

Ryan Klint, U Alberta
Developing an acoustic diagnostic of contrastive laryngealization
in Upper Necaxa Totonac (UNT)

Eun-Sook Kim, UBC
Faithfulness and markedness in Southern Wakashan Glottalisation

Rachel Wojdak, UBC
Variable fixed segmentism in Nuu-Chah-Nulth reduplication

5:30 - 6:00

Coffee

6:00 - 7:00

Plenary Speaker:
Paul Kroeber (Indiana University)
Pre-verbal positions in Tillamook and its Neighbours

7:15 - 7:30

Business Meeting


*Sunday, March 24*

9:30 - 10:00

Coffee

10:00-11:00

Plenary Roundtable Speaker:
Ofelia Zepeda (University of Arizona)
The American Indian Language Development Institute

11:30 - 12:30

Roundtable Discussion on Native Language Education

***********************************************************

All talks will be held in the Telus Centre for Professional 
Development at the corner of 87th Ave and 111 St.

On-site registration is $25 for non-students.

The conference webpage can be accessed at: 
http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/~linguist/WSCLA.htm

The proceedings of this workshop are published by the UBC Working 
Papers in Linguistics.

For further information, contact WSCLA7ualberta.ca

David Beck
Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics
University of Alberta
4-45 Assiniboia Hall
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E7
office: (780) 492-0807
FAX: (780) 492-0806
e-mail: dbeckualberta.ca
homepage: http://www.ualberta.ca/~dbeck
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