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  1. Marjolein Groefsema, LAGB Autumn meeting 2003

Message 1: LAGB Autumn meeting 2003

Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 13:55:10 +0100
From: Marjolein Groefsema <>
Subject: LAGB Autumn meeting 2003

LAGB Autumn Meeting 2003: University of Oxford (Somerville College)

The 2003 Autumn Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great
Britain will be held at the University of Oxford, Somerville College,
from September 4 to 6. The local organiser is Gillian Ramchand
<>. The conference website will
appear at

Oxford is a unique and historic institution. As the oldest
English-speaking university in the world, it lays claim to eight
centuries of continuous existence. There is no clear date of
foundation, but teaching existed at Oxford in some form in 1096 and
developed rapidly from 1167, when Henry II banned English students
from attending the University of Paris.

Somerville College was founded in 1879 as a women's college (boasting
such alumni as Indira Gandhi , Margaret Thatcher, Dorothy Hodgkin and
Iris Murdoch), but has been admitting men since 1994. Somerville is
located very centrally, within a 5-10 min walking distance of the town
centre with its bars and cafes, and is also a short 10min walk from
the bus and rail stations.

Accommodation will be provided on site at Somerville College, in
single rooms with shared bathroom facilities. The conference venues,
the bar and the dining facilities will all be located at Somerville

Registration: From noon on the Thursday, at Somerville College.

Bar: The college bar will be open every night until late.

Childcare: if you require childcare during the conference, please
contact the local organisers for further details.

London Heathrow and Gatwick airports are linked to Oxford by The
Airline coach service, which operate a direct frequent service
twenty-four hours a day.

A frequent direct rail service operates between Oxford and London
Paddington (approximately every 30 minutes), and between Oxford and
Birmingham New Street via Banbury and Coventry. Other services operate
from the north via Birmingham New Street; from the South via Reading;
and from the west via Didcot or Reading.

In addition, frequent 24-hour direct services connect Oxford with
London (peak times every 10-20 minutes). The Oxford Express X90
service includes Victoria Coach Station, Grosvenor Gardens, Marble
Arch, Baker Street/Gloucester Place and Hillingdon.(tel: 01865
785410). The Oxford Tube service includes Grosvenor Gardens, Marble
Arch, Notting Hill Gate, Shepherd's Bush, and Hillingdon (tel: 01865

Many Oxford streets are now closed to traffic and parking is severely
limited. Delegates are advised to arrive by public transport, but for
those planning to arrive by car the routes are as follows:
London-Oxford A40/M40/A40; Birmingham-Oxford M40/A34; Bristol-Oxford:

Parking: there is no parking on site. The local website will give
advice to those travelling in by car. There are car parks in the city
which tend to be a bit expensive for longer stays, but which are at
walking distance away from the college. There are also Park and Ride
facilities which are cheaper, and then buses take you in to the city

The Henry Sweet Lecture 2003 will be delivered by Professor Tanya
Reinhart (University of Utrecht and University of Tel Aviv).

Prof. Reinhart will also be participating in a Workshop on Tense and
Aspect (with special reference to Slavic Languages) organised by
Gillian Ramchand, with invited speakers including Dr Olga Borik
(Utrecht), Prof. Hana Filip (Stanford) and Prof. Peter Svenonius

A Language Tutorial on Ma'di will be given by Dr Nigel Fabb
(University of Strathclyde).

There will be a Linguistics at School session on A-Level English
language, speakers: Tim Shortis (Chief Examiner, AQA English Language
Board and University of Bristol School of Education) and Andrew Moore
(School Improvement Service of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council).
For more information, check

There will be a wine party on the evening of the first day, hosted by
Oxford University Press.

Bookings: Bookings should be sent to Kate Dobson, Centre for
Linguistics and Philology, Oxford University, Walton Street OX1
2HG. Bookings for accommodation have to be in by 15th August. After
this date accommodation cannot be guaranteed.

Abstracts: are available to members who are unable to attend the
meeting. Please order using the booking form below.

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

Electronic network: Please join the LAGB electronic network which is
used for disseminating LAGB information and for consulting members
quickly. It can be subscribed to by sending the message "add lagb" to: Non-members are welcome to subscribe to
the email list.

Future Meetings
Autumn 2004 University of Surrey Roehampton
Autumn 2005 University of Cambridge

The LAGB committee

Professor April McMahon
Department of English Language and Linguistics, University of
Sheffield, 5 Shearwood Road, Sheffield S10 2TD

Honorary Secretary
Dr Ad Neeleman
Dept. of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London, Gower
Street, London WC1E 6BT

Membership Secretary 
Dr Diane Nelson
Dept. of Linguistics & Phonetics, University of Leeds, LEEDS LS6 9JT

Meetings Secretary 
Dr Marjolein Groefsema
Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hertfordshire, Watford Campus,
Aldenham, Herts. WD2 8AT

Dr Dunstan Brown
Department of Linguistic, Cultural & International Studies, University
of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH

Assistant Secretary 
Dr Eric Haeberli
School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, University of
Reading, Reading RG6 6AA


Thursday, 4 September 2003

1.00 LUNCH

2.00 Workshop on Tense and Aspect

Speakers: Tanya Reinhart (Tel Aviv/Utrecht)
Olga Borik (Utrecht)
Hana Filip (Stanford)
Peter Svenonius (Troms�)

4.15 TEA

4.45 Workshop continues.


7.45 Henry Sweet Lecture 2003

Professor Tanya Reinhart (Tel Aviv/Utrecht)

Wine Party
Hosted by Oxford University Press

Friday, 5 September 2003

Session A
9.00 Marc Richards (Cambridge) 'Parametrizing the LCA: How PF keeps
Syntax in Shape.'
9.40 Asya Pereltsvaig (Indiana) 'Syntax of denominal and ditransitive
verbs reconsidered.'
10.20 Ian Roberts (Cambridge) 'Bare head movement.'

Session B
9.00 Patrick Honeybone (Edge Hill / Edinburgh) 'Markedness and
directionality in change: Old English fricatives and Inner-German
9.40 Laurence White and Alice Turk (Edinburgh) 'Polysyllabic
shortening revisited: word length and the attenuation of accentual
10.20 Rachael-Anne Knight (Cambridge) 'Perceived prominence and
nuclear accent shape.'

Session C
9.00 Wilhelm Geuder (Konstanz) 'Depictives and transparent adverbs.'
9.40 Kasia Jaszczolt (Cambridge) 'The modality of will: A
default-semantics account.'
10.20 Virve-Anneli Vihman (Edinburgh) 'Whodunnit? The case of the
implicit agent.'

Session D
9.00 Marina Chumakina, Andrew Hippisley and Greville Corbett (Surrey)
'Alternating suppletion'
9.40 Dunstan Brown, Greville Corbett and Carole Tiberius (Surrey) 'The
asymmetry of syncretism: how theory plays out in a corpus.'
10.20 Bill Palmer (Leeds) 'Owners into actors: how possessive
morphology became subject agreement in the languages of Bougainville.'

11.00 COFFEE

Session A
11.30 Liliane Haegeman (Lille) 'Issues on the left periphery: from
adjuncts to topics and back again.'
12.10.1 Benjamin Shaer and Werner Frey (Berlin) 'Towards an account of
English and German left-peripheral adverbials.'

Session B
11.30 Kersti B�rjars (Manchester) 'The Swedish possessive: not a case
of degrammaticalisation.'
12.10 April McMahon and Robert McMahon (Sheffield) 'Climbing down from
the trees: Network representations for language families.'

Session C
11.30 Irina Nikolaeva (Konstanz) 'Modifier-head person agreement.'
12.10 John Payne and Katrin Hiietam (Manchester) 'The headedness of
the numeral plus noun construction in Baltic-Finnic.'

Session D
11.30 Hans-Martin G�rtner (Berlin) 'Naming and economy.'
12.10 Alastair Butler (Amsterdam) 'Binding variation.'

1.00 LUNCH

2.00 Language Tutorial on Ma'di - Nigel Fabb (Strathclyde)

2.00 Special session on Linguistics in Schools: A-Level English
language Speakers: Tim Shortis (Chief Examiner, AQA English Language
Board and University of Bristol School of Education) and Andrew Moore
(School Improvement Service of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council).

4.00 TEA

Session A
4.30 Maggie Tallerman (Durham) 'The syntax of Welsh "direct object
mutation" revisited.'

Session B
4.30 Helen East (Cambridge) 'The parser - a word-level thief?'

Session C
4.30 Dick Hudson (UCL) 'Wanna revisited.'

5.15 LAGB Business Meeting


8.00 Language Tutorial continued

Saturday, 6 September 2003

Session A
9.00 Zeljka Paunovic (Essex) 'Perfectives and objects.'
9.40 Peter Svenonius (Troms�) 'On the placement of Russian prefixes.'
10.20 Anders Holmberg (Durham) and David Odden (Ohio) 'The Ezafe in

Session B
9.00 Xos� Rosales Sequeiros (Greenwich) 'Pragmatic maxims and
anaphoric interpretation in Galician.'
9.40 Nicholas Allott (UCL) 'Can game theory do pragmatics?'
10.20 Thorstein Fretheim (Trondheim) 'Predicating a difference: How
much is semantics, how much pragmatics?'

Session C
9.00 Alan Yu (Chicago) 'On the influence of syllable weight in Washo
infixing reduplication.'
9.40 S.J. Hannahs (Durham) 'Malagasy reduplication: bisyllabic copying
and infixation.'
10.20 Konstantina Haidou (SOAS) 'The syntax-prosody mapping of focus
in Greek word order variation.

Session D
9.00 Anette Rosenbach (D�sseldorf) 'Comparing animacy vs. weight as
determinants of grammatical variation in English.'
9.40 Joanne Close (York) 'Double modals in American Southern English.'
10.20 Tanja Schmid (Konstanz) and Carola Trips (Stuttgart) 'New
insights into Verb Projection Raising.'

11.00 COFFEE

Session A
11.30 Theresa Biberauer and Marc Richards (Cambridge) 'A parametric
approach to EPP-satisfaction in Germanic.'
12.10 Jonny Butler (York) 'On having arguments and agreeing: Semantic

Session B
11.30 Richard Ingham (Reading) 'Negative concord in Middle English: a
canonical agreement relation?'
12.10 Carola Trips (Stuttgart) and Eric Fuss (Frankfurt) �a, �onne,
and V2 in Old English.

Session C
11.30 Laura Rupp (Amsterdam) 'Concord variation in negative there
sentences: a generative-sociolinguistic perspective.'
12.10 Patrick McConvell (AIATSIS) and Nicholas Thieberger (Melbourne)
'Three windows on language endangerment: Aboriginal languages of
Australia in the national census, a regional survey, and a language
acquisition study.'

Session D
11.30 Mehran Taghvaipour (Essex) 'Persian relative clauses in HPSG.'
12.10 Maria Flouraki (Essex) 'Aspect shifts in Modern Greek.'

1.00 LUNCH

Session A
2.00 Daniel Wedgwood (Edinburgh) 'Hungarian word order: shifting the
focus away from the syntax.'
2.40 Jieun Kiaer (King's College London) 'Dynamics of focus
interpretation: focus as update of context.' 
3.20 Elena Gregoromichelaki (King's College London) 'A DS analysis of
the interaction of anaphora and quantification in conditional

Session B
2.00 Victoria Janke (UCL) 'Control without PRO.'
2.40 Sophie Heyd (Nancy / Strasbourg) and Eric Mathieu (UCL) 'On the
role of "de" in French.'
3.20 Norio Nasu (Kobe) 'Correlations between reconstruction and clause

Session C
2.00 Stavroula-Thaleia Kousta (Cambridge) 'Structural parallelism
effects on the inter-pretation of weak object pronouns in Greek.'
2.40 Hyun Kyung (Cambridge) 'Learnability of uninterpretable features
in complementizers.'
3.20 Hye-Kyung Kang (Seoul) 'Children's interpretation of stress-shift

4.00 TEA and CLOSE
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