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Tue Jan 27 2004

Confs: General Ling/Oaxacan Langs/Berkeley, USA

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Message 1: Conference on Oto-Manguean and Oaxacan Languages

Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 00:18:49 -0500 (EST)
From: nikte_ha <>
Subject: Conference on Oto-Manguean and Oaxacan Languages

Conference on Oto-Manguean and Oaxacan Languages 
Short Title: COOL 

Date: 19-Mar-2004 - 21-Mar-2004
Location: Berkeley, CA, United States of America
Contact: Rosemary Beam de Azcona
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Meeting Description:

COOL is one of the special events taking place this year as part of
the 50th anniversary of the UC Berkeley Department of
Linguistics. COOL seeks to bring together linguists and other scholars
whose work pertains to any language or language group belonging to the
Oto-Manguean stock or non-Oto-Manguean languages spoken in Oaxaca,

Announcing the Conference on Oto-Manguean and Oaxacan Languages (COOL)

COOL 2004 will take place March 19-21 at UC Berkeley in the Murray
B. Emeneau conference room (370 Dwinelle Hall). Please see
registration and lodging information below following the program or on
the COOL website at:

The COOL program is as follows:

Friday, March 19 
Noon Registration & snacks 
1-1:50 Zapotec Syntax 
Michael Galant, UCLA: Nature of the Standard of Comparison in San
Lucas Quiavini Zapotec Comparatives
John Foreman, UCLA & Cal State LA: Experiencer Subjects in
Macuiltianguis Zapotec
2-2:50 Invited talk by George Aaron Broadwell, SUNY Albany: Zapotec
pronouns -- full, reduced, clitic, or null.
3-3:50 Inflection
Rosa Mar�a Rojas Torres, INAH: El Aspecto Completivo y las Clases
Verbales en el Zapoteco de Santa Ana del Valle
Cheryl A. Black, SIL International and University of North Dakota: An
Autosegmental Analysis of Tlapanec Noun Inflection
4-4:50 Invited talk by Enrique L. Palancar, UAQ: Minimizing
morphology, maximazing function: nasal morphemes in Otom�
5-6:15 Case
Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, UCLA: Is Valley Zapotec lohoh a Dative
Soren Wichmann, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology &
the University of Copenhagen: Tlapanec cases
Maurizio Gnerre, University of Rome: Some cases in Huave
6:30 Dinner 

Saturday, March 20 
9-9:50 Invited talk by Pamela Munro, UCLA: Teaching Grammar(s):
Balancing Acts for Linguists (The Case of Cali Chiu?)
10-11:15 Language and Society
Rosemary Beam de Azcona, UC Berkeley: The top ten reasons why you
should study an endangered Otomanguean language (with examples from
Southern Zapotec).
Olivia V. Mart�nez, UCLA: Two Orthographies One San Juan Guelav�a
Zapotec Dictionary.
Daniel Barrag�n Trejo, Universidad de Guadalajara: Una lengua, dos
ecolog�as: el mi'phaa en La Monta�a y La Perla.
Martha Muntzel, INAH: Ocuiltec Toponyms, a community revitalization
11:25-12:15 Invited talk by Alejandro de vila, Jard�n Etnobot�nico
de Oaxaca: The classification of life in the Otomanguean family and
the non-OM languages of Oaxaca.
12:15 Lunch
1:30-2:20 Discourse & Narrative
Victor M. Franco Pellotier & Modesta Cruz Hern�ndez, CIESAS-M�xico,
D.F.: Oralidad y ritual matrimonial entre los amuzgos de Oaxaca.
Edgar Mart�n del Campo, SUNY Albany: An Ethnopoetic Approach to a
Copala Triqui Folklore Narrative.
2:30-3:20 Invited talk by Eugene Hunn, University of Washington,
Seattle: Mixtepec Zapotec Biological Vocabulary
3:30-5:10 Phonetics & Phonology
Cindy Williams, SIL: An analysis of Amuzgo nominal tone.
Mary Paster and Rosemary Beam de Azcona, UC Berkeley: Aspects of tone
in the Yucunany dialect of Mixtepec Mixtec.
Heriberto Avelino, UCLA: Gender and Individual Differences in Voice
Quality. Evidence from Yal�lag Zapotec.
Scott Berthiaume, SIL-Mexico: An OT Account of Prestopped Nasals in
5:20-6:10 Invited talk by Thomas Smith-Stark, El Colegio de M�xico:
Ethnobiological vocabulary in San Baltazar Chichicapan Zapotec
6:30 Dinner 

Sunday, March 21 
9:00-9:50 Invited talk by Terrence Kaufman, University of Pittsburg:
Reconstructing Oto-Manguean Morphosyntax
10:00-11:40 Historical Linguistics
Michael Swanton, Universiteit Leiden: Philology and the Historical
Dialectology of Chochon.
Natalie Operstein, UCLA: Spanish loan-words and the historical
phonology of Zaniza Zapotec.
Aaron Huey Sonnenschein, USC: The evolution of the phonemic inventory
from Proto-Zapotec to present-day Zoogocho Zapotec.

Registration: We recommend that you pre-register as this will help us
to accurately estimate attendance for our caterers etc. More than one
meal will be provided with the proceeds from your registration fees
which are the following:
Early registration $35
On-site registration $45

To pre-register please send a check or money order made payable to
''UC Regents'' to:
COOL Registration
c/o Paula Floro
Linguistics Dept.
1209 Dwinelle Hall
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

Lodging: COOL participants will be given a discount at: 
Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 845-7300

The discounted rate will be: 
1 person $70
2 people $80
Plus 12% room tax and $10 for each additional person 

This rate is guaranteed for those who make reservations by February
18th and is subject to availability following that date. Please call
for reservations as the website is not set up to recognize
discounts. Mention the block code ''COOL'' when making a reservation
in order to receive the discount.

COOL is sponsored by the UC Berkeley Graduate Division, Graduate
Assemby, Center for Latin American Studies, and the departments of
Linguistics, Anthropology and Ethnic Studies.
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