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  1. pires, Annual Meeting of the Michigan Linguistic Society

Message 1: Annual Meeting of the Michigan Linguistic Society

Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 18:53:02 +0000
From: pires <>
Subject: Annual Meeting of the Michigan Linguistic Society

Annual Meeting of the Michigan Linguistic Society 

Date: 11-OCT-03 - 11-OCT-03
Location: Ann Arbor, MI, United States of America
Contact: Sarah Thomason
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 05-SEP-03

Meeting Description:
Annual Meeting of the Michigan Linguistic Society

Saturday, October 11, 2003
University of Michigan

Keynote Speaker: Ray Jackendoff, Brandeis University 
Ann Arbor, MI
Annual Meeting of the Michigan Linguistics Society
Saturday, October 11, 2003

9:00-9:10: Greetings & opening remarks 


9:15-9:45: Pawel Rutkowski (Warsaw University),
 'The evolution of numeral constructions in Polish and its
 implications for a generative theory of grammaticalisation'

9:45-10:15: Veronica Grondona (Eastern Michigan University),
 'Who speaks what to whom? 
 Language choice in Mision La Paz (Salta, Argentina)'

10:15-10:45: Philip W. Rudd (Ball State University),
 'Sheng: a contact language'


9:15-9:45: Brent Henderson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign),
 'Case as tense and universal head-initial structure'

9:45-10:15: Youngmi Jeong (University of Maryland at College Park),
 'Asymmetries in multiple Case checking'

10:15-10:45: Magda Dumitru (SUNY/Buffalo),
 'Layers of reference and the logic of noun phrases'

10:45-11:00: Coffee break


11:00-11:30: Jose A. Elias-Ulloa (Rutgers University),
 'Contextually-variable CVC-syllable weight in Panoan languages'

11:30-12:00: Michael R. Marlo (University of Michigan),
 'Minimality in Lusaamia'


11:00-11:30: Balkiz Ozturk (Harvard University),
 'Agent incorporation'

11:30-12:00: Tiffany Kershner (Carleton College),
 'The discourse function of past tense marking in Chisukwa'

12:00-1:30: Lunch 


1:30-2:00: Zhiqiang Li (Boston College & MIT),
 'An OT approach to conflicting directionalities of 
 tone spreading'

2:00-2:30: Tsan Huang (Ohio State University & SUNY/Buffalo),
 'Effect of tonal neutralization rules on tone perception
 by native speakers of Chinese'

2:30-3:00: Margaret Quesada (University of Queretaro, Mexico),
 'Chronological order, adverbial use, and morphological
 development in the acquisition of past temporal relations:
 the case of Spanish L2'


1:30-2:00: Franca Ferrari (NYU),
 'Luganda initial vowel'

2:00-2:30: Margaret A. Russell (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign),
 'The syntactic placement of Wolof pronominal clitics'

2:30-3:00: Hamid Ouali (University of Michigan),
 'Object pronominal clitics and PF verb movement in Tamazight'

3:00-3:30: Coffee break


3:30-4:00: Chunhua Ma (Michigan State University),
 'A morphosyntactic investigation of Korean-Chinese

4:00-4:30: Shiv R. Upadhyay (York University),
 'The sociolinguistic variation of grammatical gender
 assignment in Nepali'

4:30-5:00: Peter Hook & Hsin-hsin Liang 
 (Univ. of Michigan & Univ. of Virginia),
 'The compound verb in Chinese and Hindi-Urdu and the
 plausibility of macro-linguistic areas'


3:30-4:00: Konstantia Kapetangianni & Daniel Seely 
 (Univ. of Michigan & Eastern Michigan Univ.),
 'Control in Greek: Explanation by deduction, 
 agreement by degrees'

4:00-4:30: Jung-Min Jo, Tae-Jin Yoon (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-
 Champaign), & Seok-Keun Kang (Wonkwang University),
 'Grammatical encoding of focus and topic information in
 Korean: morphosyntactic, semantic, and acoustic evidence'

4:30-5:00: Karen Miller & Cristina Schmitt (Michigan State University),
 'Covert partitives in English child language'

5:00-5:15: Coffee break

5:15-6:15: INVITED TALK: Ray Jackendoff, Brandeis University
 'The conceptual structure and syntactic linking
 of perception verbs'

Attendees are also welcome to attend the North American Undergraduate
Linguistics Conference (NAULC) on Friday, October 10, at the
University of Michigan. The invited speaker for NAULC is Lila
Gleitman, who will speak on 'How children learn words'; see for the full NAULC

Requests for crash space should be sent to

More information about the Meeting, including lodging and
transportation, can be found at:

Questions? Send email to <> or to Sally Thomason
<>, or call the Linguistics Department at

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