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Tue Apr 20 2004

Confs: General Linguistics/Stanford, CA USA

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  1. sells, Diversity and Universals in Language: The Consequences of Variation

Message 1: Diversity and Universals in Language: The Consequences of Variation

Date: 20 Apr 2004 20:14:08 -0000
From: sells <>
Subject: Diversity and Universals in Language: The Consequences of Variation

Diversity and Universals in Language: The Consequences of Variation 
Date: 21-May-2004 - 23-May-2004
Location: Stanford, California, United States of America
Contact: Peter Sells
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 
Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Meeting Description:
Diversity in language is ubiquitous: there are many degrees of
variation in every system of grammar, and studies within a given
''language'' have also identified many kinds of variation, only some
of which are correlated with social groups, communities, or
communicative styles.
Friday, May 21st (Bldg. 260 - Rm. 113)
7pm Welcome
7:30pm Marianne Mithun (University of California, Santa Barbara)
 Divergence and confluence: typology, diachrony, and contact
8:30pm Reception
Saturday, May 22nd (Bldg. 300 - Rm. 300T)
9:00am Nikolaus Ritt (University of Vienna)
 A Darwinian perspective on languages, varieties, and universals
9:30am Hiromi Ozeki (University of Tokyo) and Yasuhiro Shirai 
	(Cornell University)
 The consequences of variation in the acquisition of relative
	clauses: An analysis of longitudinal production data from five
	Japanese children 
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15am Reijirou Shibasaki (University of California, Santa Barbara)
 Explorations of noun-modifying tautological constructions
 across languages: with special reference to X to-yuu X in
10:45am Jennifer Mittelstaedt (Georgetown University) 
 Apparent-time change in the Smith Island Auxiliary Verb System
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30am Barbara Johnstone (Carnegie Mellon University)
 Three Ways To Sound Like a Pittsburgher: Stancetaking and
 Vernacular Norm-Formation 
12:30-2:15 Lunch on campus including a presentation by the Stanford
	 Japanese Dialect Research Group. 
2:15pm John Beavers, Beth Levin, and Shiao-Wei Tham 
	(Stanford University)
 A morphosyntactic basis for variation in the encoding of
 motion events 
2:45pm Elena Maslova (Stanford University)
 Cross-linguistic and language-internal variation as a
 manifestation of language universals: the case of	
 reflexive/reciprocal polysemy 
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30pm Anne-Marie Hartenstein (Rice University)
 The middle voice construction in Romanian - 
	a corpus based analysis
4:00pm Mark Donohue (National University of Singapore)
 Voice varieties in Indonesian/Malay
4:30-4:45 Break
4:45pm Toshio Ohori (Tokyo University)
5:45pm End of first day; Dinner
Sunday, May 23rd (Bldg. 300 - Rm. 300T)
9:00am Prashant Pardeshi, Kaoru Horie, and Qing-Mei Li 
	(Tohoku University)
 Being on the receiving end: A tour into linguistic variation
 at propositional level 
9:30am Jared Bernstein (Ordinate Corporation and Stanford University)
 Workable models of standard performance in English and Spanish
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15am Jim Miller (University of Auckland)
 Unplanned spoken English: standard or non-standard? clause
 syntax or discourse organisation? 
10:45am Yumiko Nishi and Yasuhiro Shirai (Cornell University)
 Where L1 semantic transfer occurs: The significance of
 cross-linguistic variation in lexical aspect in the universal
 phenomena of L2 aspect acquisition 
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30am Claire Kramsch (University of California, Berkeley)
12:30pm Conference ends
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