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  1. Marjolein Groefsema, Spring Meeting, 2nd Circular

Message 1: Spring Meeting, 2nd Circular

Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 17:37:52 +0000
From: Marjolein Groefsema <>
Subject: Spring Meeting, 2nd Circular

LAGB Spring Meeting 2001: Edge Hill College of Higher Education

	Second Circular

The 2001 Spring Meeting will be held from 9th to 11th April at Edge Hill
College of Higher Education, where the Association will be the guests of
the Department of English Language and Literature. The local organisers are
Patrick Honeybone ( and Kevin Watson
( Postal enquiries about the meeting should be
addressed to: Patrick Honeybone, Department of English, Edge Hill College
of Higher Education, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP.

Please check the Meeting's website for updates and further details:

Edge Hill College is situated just north of Liverpool, a vibrant city with
a world-class reputation for its contributions to popular and classical
culture. The Liverpool Tate gallery, the stunning architecture, famous
football clubs and the several shrines to the Beatles are just a few of the
reasons why visitors are drawn to the city from around the world. Edge Hill
is in Ormskirk, an ancient Lancashire market town, which, though it now
feels the urban draw of Liverpool, has a history and identity of its own
and is within a short distance of the rural beauty of both the Lake
District and the Peak District. Ormskirk is also close to the seaside towns
of Blackpool and Southport and the vast urban centre of Greater Manchester.

Accommodation: Edge Hill has a compact and easily accessible campus.
Accommodation, talks, the book display and food will all be within easy
walking distance of each other. All bedrooms are single, and there is a
choice between rooms with en suite facilities and rooms with shared

Registration: will begin at 12 noon on Tuesday 9th of April in the Main
Entrance Foyer at Edge Hill. This is the obvious entrance to the college's
main building and will be clearly sign-posted.

Bar: a bar will be available during the two evenings of the conference.

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: Edge Hill College is situated in Ormskirk, just north of Liverpool.
Liverpool Lime Street station is served by regular Intercity and
cross-country trains and connections from everywhere in Britain, and there
is a frequent connection to Ormskirk from Liverpool Central station, on the
Northern Line of Liverpool's suburban railway network (the 'Merseyrail').
Liverpool Central station can easily be reached by public transport from
Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport. Ormskirk station also
has a less frequent train service to Preston. Edge Hill can be reached by
car off the A59 or A570; the A570 can be reached from the M6 by taking the
M58 (towards Liverpool) at junction 26.
Further details on how to reach Edge Hill will be posted on the website
address given above. Please contact the Local Organiser with any queries.

Parking: Free parking will be available on campus during the conference, as
it is taking place during the Easter vacation.

The following events will form part of the meeting:
- The Linguistics Association 2002 Lecture on Tuesday evening will be
delivered by Professor Judy Kegl (University of Southern Maine); title
"Serial Verbs in an Emergent Language"
- There will be a Workshop on Sign Language Linguistics, organised by Dr
Bencie Woll (City University).
- There will be a Language Tutorial on British Sign Language, by Dr Bencie
Woll (City University).
A session of Linguistics at School will be held, organised by the LAGB
 Committee, entitled: "Linguistics in teacher education". 

There will be a Wine Party on Tuesday night, hosted by Edge Hill's Research

Bookings: should be sent to the Local Organisers, on the booking form at
the end of this mailing. There is a 10% discount on bookings received by
Friday 15th March and accommodation can only be guaranteed if it is booked
before this date. Cheques should be made payable to "Edge Hill Enterprises

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

Future Meetings:

17-19 September 2002		UMIST
14-16 April 2003		University of Sheffield
4-6 September 2003		University of Sussex
Spring 2004 (provisional)	University of Surrey Roehampton


Tuesday 9 April


2.00	Workshop on Sign Language Linguistics
Organised by Dr Bencie Woll (City University)

2.00 - 2.30	Introduction:
Judy Kegl, University of Southern Maine; Gary Morgan, City University
Researching signed languages: coding and transcription issues

2.30 - 3.15	First talk
Gary Morgan, City University London
Current issues in sign language acquisition

3.15 - 3.45	Second Talk
Bencie Woll, City University London
Sign Language and the Brain: a review of current research on functional
imaging studies and implications for understanding the relationship of
modality and linguistic structure

3.45 TEA

4.15 - 4.45 	Research in progress: brief reports by research students

4.45 - 5.30	Third talk
Diane Brentari, Purdue University; Wendy Sandler, University of Haifa; Adam
Schembri, University of Bristol; Bencie Woll, City University; Gary Morgan,
City University; Judy Kegl, University of Southern Maine
Discussion panel: Cross-linguistic research on sign languages: issues and

5.30 - 6.00	General discussion


8.00 Linguistics Association 2002 Lecture

Professor Judy Kegl (University of Southern Maine)

"Serial Verbs in an Emergent Language"

hosted by Edge Hill's Research Office

Wednesday 10 April

Session A
9.00 	 Joanne Close (York) 'Double aspectuals in English dialects: a
multiple spell-out approach'
9.40	 Amela Camdzic and Dick Hudson (UCL) 'Serbo-Croat clitics in Word
10.20	 Delia Bentley (Manchester) 'On ne-cliticisation'

Session B
9.00	 Christian Rathmann (University of Texas at Austin) 'Re-visiting
topic constructions in signed languages'
9.40	 Gaurav Mathur (University of Connecticut) 'On number and agreement
in signed languages'
10.20	 Inge Zwitserlood and Ingeborg van Gijn (UiL OTS / Utrecht
University and City University / University of Amsterdam) 'On the relation
between agreement and pro-drop in signed languages'

Session C
9.00	 Shih-Ping Wang (Ming Chuan University / Nottingham) 'Corpus-based
approaches to ablaut reduplication and frozen word order'
9.40	 Ana Lu�s (Essex) 'The morphophonology of pronominal affixes in
European Portuguese'
10.20	 Jacques Durand (Toulouse) 'The PFC project: overview and first

11.00 COFFEE

11.30 Language Tutorial on British Sign Language
 			Bencie Woll (City University)

1.00 LUNCH

Session A 
2.00	 Linguistics at school: "Linguistics in teacher education". Chair:
Sue Barry (Manchester)

Kate Ruttle (Ditton Lodge First School, Newmarket) Linguistics and
assessment in primary literacy.
Keith Brown (Centre for Research in English and Applied Linguistics,
Cambridge) What, why and how?
John Keen (University of Manchester School of Education) Language and
assessment for writing development.

For more information, see:

Session B		
2.00 	 Corinne Iten (UCL) 'Even if: a pragmatic perspective on the
'consequent-entailment' problem'
2.40	 Rosa Vega-Moreno (UCL) 'Ad hoc concepts as constituents of the
proposition expressed: evidence from idioms'
Session C
2.00	 Melinda Whong-Barr (Durham) 'Valency-changing functional morphology
and L2 acquisition'
2.40	 Cecile van der Weert (Reading) 'Nature or nurture: structured
information knowledge'

3.30 TEA

Session A
4.00	 M. Ward (Dublin City University) 'Linguistics, CALL and endangered
languages: a Nawat perspective'

Session B
4.00	 Yukiko Morimoto (D�sseldorf) 'Grammatical coding of non-prototypical
objects in Bantu'

Session C
4.00	 Emma Thomas (Essex) 'On the status of 'in' and 'on' in directional

4.45 LAGB Annual General Meeting


Thursday 11 April

Session A
9.00	 Matthew Baerman (Sussex) 'Against ordered morphological rules'
9.40	 Laurie Bauer (Victoria University of Wellington) 'Where did you get
those As?'
10.20	 Yuki-Shige Tamura (Osaka) 'Relative viewing arrangement and English
tenses in complement clauses'

Session B
9.00	 Willem Hollmann (Manchester) 'The rise of causative get with an
infinitive: a usage-based account'
9.40	 Richard Ingham (Reading) 'Diachronic change in Middle English
negated arguments'
10.20	 David Willis (Cambridge) 'Headedness in Welsh numeral phrases and
its implications for theories of language change'

Session C
9.00	 Roland Pfau (Amsterdam) and Markus Steinbach (Mainz) 'Optimal
reciprocals in German Sign Language'
9.40	 Wendy Sandler (Haifa / Nijmegen) 'From phonetics to discourse: the
nondominant hand and the grammar of sign language'
10.20	 Onno Crasborn (Nijmegen) 'Phonetic variation in the handshape
parameter of Sign Language of the Netherlands'

11.00 COFFEE

11.30 Language Tutorial continues

1.00 LUNCH

Session A		
2.00 	 Th�rhallur Eyth�rsson (Manchester) 'Changes in case marking in
Faroese: a cue-based account'
2.40	 Maria Lekakou (UCL) 'Why there is no middle construction'

Session B
2.00	 Ga�tanelle Gilquin (Louvain) 'Syntactic structure and corpus
linguistics: the case of English causative constructions'
2.40	 Sun-Ho Hong (Essex) 'A paradigm in A-movement and A'-Movement'

Session C
2.00	 Jose Maria Garcia Nunez (Cadiz) 'Focusability, quantification and
distribution in English higher adverbs'
2.40	 Jonny Butler (York) 'What 'mustn't' and 'can't' mustn't and can't
mean: propositions, propositional operators, and vP'

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