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Message 1: Linguistic Association of Great Britain, UK

Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 11:05:47 +0000
From: M.Groefsema <M.Groefsemaherts.ac.uk>
Subject: Linguistic Association of Great Britain, UK


Linguistic Association of Great Britain Spring Meeting 2003

Short Title: LAGB Spring Meeting 2003
Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Date: 14-APR-03 - 16-APR-03

Web Site: http://www.shef.ac.uk/english/language/conferences/lagb/
Contact Person: Claire Cowie
Meeting Email: c.s.cowiesheffield.ac.uk
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics


Meeting Description: 

Second Circular
The Linguistic Association of Great Britain Spring Meeting 2003 will
take place in the centrally situated city of Sheffield, from 14th -
16th April, 2003. The local organisers are Claire Cowie
(c.s.cowiesheffield.ac.uk) and Therese Lindstrom
(t.lindstromsheffield.ac.uk).

There is a conference website available
at:

http://www.shef.ac.uk/english/language/conferences/lagb/. 

This page will be kept up-to-date with information about the
programme, participants, travel, accommodation, etc.
				
Sheffield is an old industrial city close to several of the other big
cities in the North of England. It is situated on the border to the
beautiful Peak District, and a day-trip away from the Yorkshire
Dales. In recent years the city centre has been greatly changed and
'rejuvenated', the latest additions being a modern art gallery and a
winter garden on the site of the old town hall. Sheffield is beautiful
around the middle of April, and Halifax Hall of Residence, where the
conference will take place, has a wonderful garden where participants
can have a stroll in the breaks, and it is also just around the corner
from the Botanical Gardens. Presentations, the plenary lecture, the
language tutorial, meetings, meals and accommodation, as well as the
book display will all be in Halifax Hall.

Accommodation: In Halifax Hall there will be standard single rooms
available at a low cost. If an en-suite room or a double room is
required there are several Bed and Breakfast places and some hotels
within walking distance from the conference venue. Please contact the
local organisers for further information. If delegates who are
travelling from afar wish to spend the night of Sunday the 13th at
Halifax Hall they should contact the local organisers.

Registration: will begin at 12 noon on Monday 14th of April in the
lobby of Halifax Hall.

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 organisers for further details.

Travel: The University of Sheffield is easy to reach by rail, air and
road. There are regular Intercity and cross-country trains and
connections from everywhere in Britain, and there are regular direct
trains to/from Manchester airport. The railway station is a 10 minute
car journey and a 40 minute walk from Halifax Hall. Bus no. 50 leaves
every half hour from the Sheffield Interchange opposite the railway
station and stops at the Botanical Gardens (on Brocco Bank). From the
Botanical Gardens cross the road and walk up Endcliffe Vale Road to
the Halifax (a 5 minute walk).

The M1 runs through Sheffield and provides people both from the north
and from the south of Britain with a convenient and relatively easy
way to the city. Please consult the website for directions to Halifax
Hall by car. A limited amount of parking will be available at Halifax
Hall.

Events: 

- The Linguistics Association 2003 Lecture on Monday evening on
Kwakw'ala Clitics will be delivered by Professor Stephen Anderson
(Yale).

- There will be a Workshop on Clitics, organised by John Payne
(University of Manchester). Speakers include Peter Austin (SOAS), Dan
Everett (Manchester), Marian Klamer (Leiden) and John Payne
(Manchester).

- A Language Tutorial on Inari Sami, will be given by Ida Toivonen
(University of Canterbury).

- There will be a Linguistics at School session on Community
languages. The speakers are Mahendra Verma (University of York), Mike
Reynolds (University of Sheffield and Sheffield Multilingual City
Forum) and Arvind Bhatt (Crown Hill Community College, Leicester). For
more information, check
http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/dick/ec/ecsessions.htm.

- There will be a Wine Reception on Monday night, hosted by the
Department of English Language and Linguistics.

Bookings: Bookings should be sent to Claire Cowie, Department of
English Language and Linguistics, University of Sheffield, Western
bank, Sheffield S10 2TN. Accommodation can only be guaranteed if
booked before the 20th of March. Cheques should be made payable to
''University of Sheffield''.

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

Internet home page: The LAGB internet home page can be found at the
following address: http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/LAGB/

Future Meetings 
4-6 September 2003 	University of Oxford
Autumn 2004 (provisional)		University of Surrey Roehampton

Committee members:

President 
Professor April McMahon
Department of English Language and Linguistics, University of
Sheffield, 5 Shearwood Road, Sheffield S10 2TD
april.mcmahonshef.ac.uk
http://www.shef.ac.uk/english/language/staff/april.html

Honorary Secretary
Dr Ad Neeleman
Dept. of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London, Gower
Street, London
WC1E 6BT 
adling.ucl.ac.uk 
http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/ad/home.htm

Membership Secretary 
Dr David Willis
Dept. of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue,
Cambridge CB3 9DA
dwew2cam.ac.uk
http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/ling/staff/profile.html#willis

Meetings Secretary 
Dr Marjolein Groefsema
Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hertfordshire, Watford Campus,
Aldenham,
Herts. WD2 8AT 
m.groefsemaherts.ac.uk 
http://www.herts.ac.uk/fhle/faculty/humanities/web%20pages/linguistics/MGroefsema.htm

Treasurer 
Dr Wiebke Brockhaus-Grand
Dept. of German, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13
9PL wiebke.brockhaus-grandman.ac.uk
http://www.art.man.ac.uk/german/brockhs.htm

Assistant Secretary 
Dr Gillian Ramchand
Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HG
gillian.ramchandling-phil.oxford.ac.uk

 
PROGRAMME

Monday 14 April

1:00 LUNCH

2.00 Workshop on clitics, organised by John Payne (University of Manchester)
John Payne (Manchester): ''The clitic-affix boundary''
Dan Everett (Manchester): ''Overlap between clitics and affixes: Montana
Salish -m and Romance se''
Marian Klamer (Leiden): ''Kambera clitic clusters''
Peter Austin (SOAS) ''Content questions in Sasak, an OT syntax account''

3.45	TEA

Workshop continued

6.45 	DINNER
8.00 Linguistics Association 2002 Lecture: 
 Professor Stephen Anderson (Yale): 'Kwak'wala Clitics'
9.15 WINE PARTY (sponsored by the Department of English Language and
Linguistics, University of Sheffield)

Tuesday 15 April

Session A
9.00 Peter Sells (Stanford) 'Finiteness, tense, and recoverability in
Swedish'
9.40 Lutz Marten (SOAS) 'Anaphoric locative and benefactive marking in
Bemba'
10.20 Cecilia Goria (Nottingham) 'Agreement heads inside the T-model:
an account of Piedmontese Subject Clitics'.

Session B
9.00 Mark Jones (Cambridge) 'Polish nasal vowels and the
reconstruction of Common Slavic'
9.40 Tha�s Crist�faro-Silva (Minas Gerais / King's College London)
'Cluster reduction in Brazilian Portuguese'
10.20	Nancy Kula (SOAS / Leiden) 'Reduplication in inflected verb stems'.

Session C
9.00 Dmitry Levinson (Tel Aviv) 'Probabilistic model-theoretic
semantics for want'
9.40 Jorunn Hetland (Trondheim) 'Problems of terminology and problems
of content: On topics, themes, and topic-prominent languages'
10.20 Melody Clarke (York) 'Aspectual and polarity constraints on
since'.

11:00 	COFFEE

Session A
11.30 Maria Pilar Larrañaga (UWE) 'The unaccusative verbs:
acquisition of the position of the subject by bilingual (Basque /
Spanish) children'
12.10 Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge) 'Afrikaans doubling and omission
phenomena and the head movement debate'.

Session B
11.30 April McMahon and Rob McMahon (Sheffield) 'Mismatches between
linguistic and genetic family trees: the role of contact'.
12.10 Amel Kallel (Reading) 'The loss of negative concord and the rise
of polarity item any in Early Modern English'.

Session C
11.30 Ryo Otoguro (Essex) 'Nominal clitic ordering and recursive rule
blocks'
12.10 Asimakis Fliatouras (Patras) 'A feature-based morphological
analysis of Greek adjectives'.
1.00	LUNCH

Session A
2.00	Language Tutorial
Dr Ida Toivonen (Canterbury, New Zealand): Inari Sami

Session B
2.00 Community languages

A session on Linguistics in Education organised by the LAGB's
Education Committee. Speakers:
Mahendra Verma (University of York)
Mike Reynolds (University of Sheffield and Sheffield Multilingual City
Forum)
Arvind Bhatt (Crown Hill Community College, Leicester)

4.00	TEA
4.30 Annual General Meeting
6.30	DINNER
8.00-9.00	Language Tutorial continues
9.00	Wine party (sponsored by Oxford University Press)

Wednesday 16 April

Session A
9.00 Joanne Close (York) 'The syntactic position of contracted
auxiliaries in English'
9.40 Bob Borsley (Essex) 'Some implications of English comparative
correlatives'
10.20 Benjamin Shaer (Berlin) '(Anti-)reconstruction effects among
English fronted adjuncts'.

Session B
9.00 Mike Davenport (Durham) 'Old English Breaking and syllable
structure'
9.40 Martin Kr�mer (Ulster) 'The last consonant'
10.20 Rachael-Anne Knight (Cambridge) 'Nuclear accent shape and the
perception of syllable pitch'.

Session C
9.00 Sophia Skoufaki (Cambridge) 'The source of idiom-transparency
intuitions'
9.40 Aleth Bolt (Amsterdam) 'The complexity of grammatical metaphors'
10.20 Claire Cowie (Sheffield) '''Uncommon terminations'': Proscribed
words as evidence for morphological productivity'.

11.00	COFFEE

Session A
11.30 Andrew Spencer (Essex) 'Negation in Japanese'
12.10	Dick Hudson (UCL) 'An alternative to rules of referral'.

Session B
11.30 Sam Featherston (T�bingen) 'On the nature of island
constraints: Experimental data from German and English'
12.10 Theodora Alexopoulou and Frank Keller (Edinburgh) 'Quantifying
linguistic intuitions and crosslinguistic research: evidence from
resumption in islands'.

Session C
11.30 Therese Lindstr�m (Sheffield) 'Grammaticalisation in Britain
(1870-1970)?'
12.10 Kersti B�rjars, Tolli Eyth�rsson and Nigel Vincent
(Manchester) 'On defining degrammaticalisation'

1.00	LUNCH

Session A
2.00 Patrizia Pacioni (Melbourne) 'The internal structure of Cantonese
NPs'
2.40	Reiko Vermeulen (UCL) 'Ga Ga construction'.

Session B
2.00	Yoryia Agouraki (Cyprus) 'Future Wh-clauses in DP-positions'
2.40	Sun-Ho Hong (Essex) 'On successive cyclicity in Wh-questions'.

Session C
2.00 Bill Palmer (New South Wales / Leeds) 'Shifting stress:
synchronic variation as a manifestation of diachronic change in Kokota
(Oceanic) prosody.'
2.40 Vina Tsakali (UCL / MIT) 'A different type of clitic doubling
construction'.
3.20 TEA AND CLOSE


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BOOKING FORM
LAGB Spring Meeting 2003, University of Sheffield 14th -16th April
2003

Please return this form to Claire Cowie by fax (0114 276 8251) or by
post at Department of English Language and Linguistics, University of
Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom.

Last name _________________________________

First name ___________________________________ Title _______________

Institution __________________________________________________________

Address	__________________________________________________________

e-mail address____________________________________________________

1. Complete package 
 
 including lunch on Monday 14th BP 133.30 ___________________

 excluding lunch on Monday 14th BP 124.10 ___________________

 Surcharge for non-members BP 5.00 ___________________

	Total: ___________________

2. Selected items: 

Registration fee BP 35 (obligatory - 
to cover costs of speakers, 
room hire, equipment) 	 BP 35.00

Surcharge for non-members BP 5.00 ___________________

B&B in Halifax Hall at BP 23.25 per night 
Monday 14th 			 ___________________

Tuesday 15th				 ___________________
 
Buffet Lunch at BP 9.25 each			
Monday 14th		 ___________________	

Tuesday 15th		 ___________________	

Wednesday 16th	 ___________________

Dinner at BP 12.05 each							
Monday 14th				 ___________________		

Tuesday 15th				 ___________________


			Total:		 ___________________

Please tick:
male		female			(accommodation is standard)

Vegetarian 		

Please inform the organisers of other special requirements. If you
wish to receive the book of abstracts with your booking receipt

Payments can be made by cheque (please make out to University of
Sheffield and enclose with the form) or by credit card:

Visa			Mastercard		

Credit Card Number	______________________________	

Expiry date	_____________

Cardholder	_______________________________ 	

Signature _________________________

To secure accommodation and meals please return the booking form no
later than 20 March 2003.
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