LINGUIST List 14.1128

Wed Apr 16 2003

Confs: General Ling/Altaic/MA USA

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  1. walterma, Workshop on Altaic in Formal Linguistics

Message 1: Workshop on Altaic in Formal Linguistics

Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 19:03:07 +0000
From: walterma <>
Subject: Workshop on Altaic in Formal Linguistics

Workshop on Altaic in Formal Linguistics 

Date: 16-MAY-03 - 18-MAY-03
Location: MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Contact: MaryAnn Walter
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Language Family: Altaic

Meeting Description:

MIT is pleased to host the first Workshop on Altaic in Formal
Linguistics (WAFL) on May 16-18, 2003. The workshop will consist of a
General Session and a Special Session. 

Workshop on Altaic in Formal Linguistics 2003 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

All sessions held in E51-335. All attendees, including presenters,
must register for the workshop. For advance registration, we can
accept only checks drawn on US banks in US dollars, made payable to
MIT. Received by April 30, 2003: Students $15; Non-Students $25
Received after April 30, 2003: Students $25; Non-Students $35

For more information, please see our webpage:

9:30- 9:45 Opening Remarks
9:45-10:30 Overview of the Session on Comparative Altaic

Jaklin Kornfilt (Syracuse University) & Shigeru Miyagawa (MIT)

10:30-11:00 When in-situ languages diverge:Altaic vs. Non-Altaic
Heejeong Ko (MIT)
11:00-11:30 Intervention Effects in the Interpretation of Turkish and
Japanese Indefinites Meltem Kelepir (Eastern Mediterranean Univ.)
11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
12:00-12:30 Raising Specifiers: A macroparametric account of SOR in
some Altaic languages James Yoon (University of Illinois,
12:30-1:00 Morphological Causatives in Japanese and Korean
Sachiko Kato & Masatoshi Koizumi (Tohoku University)

1:00-2:30 Lunch

2:30-3:00 Children's Accusative Marked Indefinites
Nihan Ketrez (University of Southern California)
3:00-3:30 Unaccusative Transitives and Burzio-s Generalization:
Reflexive Constructions in Japanese Nobuko Hasegawa (Kanda University
of International Studies)
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-4:30 A Phrasal Affix in Turkish
Jorge Hankamer (UC Santa Cruz)
4:30-5:00 Further evidence for pied-piping in Japanese
Hisashi Morita (Assumption University, Thailand)


10:00-10:30 Phase in Japanese: Evidence from the Distribution of
Negative Polarity Items Yoshimi Maeda (Sophia University)
10:30-11:00 Aspectual Composition and Nominal Reference: Evidence from
Turkic Languages Sergei Tatevosov (Moscow State University)
11:00-11:30 Coordination: the same size fits well
Soonhyuck Park (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
12:00-12:30 Constraints on possessor raising and its structure in
Korean Gwanhi Yun (U. of Arizona)
12:30-1:00 Us Linguists
Kaori Furuya (Graduate Center of the City University of New York)

1:00-2:30 Lunch

2:30-3:00 Dorsal Consonant Harmony in Karaim
Andrew Nevins (MIT) and Bert Vaux (Harvard)
3:00-3:30 Syllable Contact and Manner Assimilation Across Turkic
Languages Karen Baertsch & Stuart Davis (Indiana University)
3:30-4:00 Reduplication in Tuvan: Exponence, readjustment and
phonology K. David Harrison & Eric Raimy (Swarthmore College)
4:00-4:30 Coffee Break

4:30-6:00 Invited Talk: Jan-Olof Svantesson (Lund University): What
Happens to Mongolian Vowel Harmony?


10:00-11:30 Invited Talk: M�rvet En� (University of Wisconsin):
Copulas and Functional Categories in Turkish
11:30-12:00 Masked Island Effects in Japanese
Yoshihisa Kitagawa (Indiana) and Satoshi Tomoika (U. Delaware)
12:00-12:30 Coffee Break
12:30-1:00 Inmost Wins in Turkish Stress
Sharon Inkelas & Orhan Orgun (UC Berkeley)
1:00-1:30 Reduplication Without RED: Morphological and prosodic
motivations on Turkish reduplication Fetiye Karabay (University of
Southern California)
1:30-2:00 Classifiers, particles, and Japanese DP
William McClure (Queens College/CUNY Graduate Center)
2:00-2:30 Indeterminates and Determiners
Akira Watanabe (Univ. of Tokyo)
Light Verbs and Complex Predicates in Turkic (Claire Bowern, Harvard)
Nominalizations as Meaning Changing Operations (Chongwon Park,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Syncope in Crimean Tatar (Darya Kavitskaya, Yale)
The phonetic signs of categorical variation in Korean stop phonology
(Gwanhi Yun & Scott R. Jackson, Univ. of Arizona)
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