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  1. es292, The University of Cambridge 2nd Postgraduate Conference in Language Research

Message 1: The University of Cambridge 2nd Postgraduate Conference in Language Research

Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 09:29:43 -0500 (EST)
From: es292 <>
Subject: The University of Cambridge 2nd Postgraduate Conference in Language Research

The University of Cambridge 2nd Postgraduate Conference in Language Research 
Short Title: CamLing 

Date: 19-Mar-2004 - 20-Mar-2004
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact: Vicky Chondrogianni
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Meeting Description:

The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for postgraduate
students from a range of disciplines to present new research to an
interested and friendly audience. The scope of the conference is
deliberately broader than that currently offered at post-graduate
level, and in this way we aim to create a forum for interdisciplinary
discussion, bringing together the disparate threads of research in
language. CamLing - The University of Cambridge Second Postgraduate
Conference on Language Research will take place on 19 March 2004 at
the Law Faculty Building, West Road, Cambridge, UK. The preliminary
program is as follows:


9.15 Registration
9.45 Welcoming session
10.00 - 16.30 Oral presentations

ROOM LG17: 	

10.00 - 10.30 Marios Mavrogiorgos (University of Cambridge, UK): VOS
in Modern Greek: A derivation by phase account.
10.30 - 11.00 Mark de Vos (University of Leiden, Netherlands) Multiple
verb movement.
11.00 - 11.30 Glyn Hicks (University of York, UK)Talking tough: a
Minimalist account for tough-movement.
11.30 - 12.00 Tea break.
12.00 - 12.30 Susanna Padrosa Trias(University College London and
Universitat Aut�noma de Barcelona): Catalan verbal prefixation.
12.30 - 13.00 Ana Drobnjakovic(KU Leuven, Belgium):Validity of
traditional auxiliary criteria in Serbian.
13.00 - 13.30 Roy Mathieu (Laval University, Canada): On the semantic
of plurality of meanings of prenomial evaluative adjectives.
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch break.
14.30 - 15.00 George Kotzoglou (University of Reading, UK): EPP, chain
reduction, and expletives: deriving Comp-trace effects.
15.00 - 15.30 Blasius Achiri Taboh (University of Frankfurt - Main,
Germany): Wh-movement and resumption in subject relative clause
15.30 - 16.00 Sun-Ho Hong (University of Essex, UK): A non-movement
approach to Wh-in-situ.
16.00 - 16.30 Stella Grillia (University of Leiden, Netherlands):
Ex-situ and In-situ focus in Greek: a unified minimalist approach.


10.00 - 10.30 Kirsty McDougall (University of Cambridge, UK):
Coarticulation in British English: differences among speakers in
vowel-to-vowel effects.
10.30 - 11.00 My Segerup (Lund University, Sweden): In Gothenburg
Swedish short is shorter than short.
11.00 - 11.30 Pik Ki Peggy Mok (University of Cambridge, UK):
Vowel-to-vowel coarticulation in Cantonese and Mandarin.
11.30 - 12.00 Lunch break.
12.00 - 12.30 Michael Tjalve (UCL, UK): Accent features for
pronunciation dictionary adaptation in ASR.
12.30 - 13.00 Robert Kelly (University College Dublin, Ireland):
Generalization in the automatic acquisition of phonotactic resources.
13.00 - 13.30 Robert Mayr (University of Sheffield, UK): Perception
and production of German monophthongs by British learners of German.
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch Break

(Second Language Acquisition) 
14.30 - 15.00 Hyun Kyung Bong (University of Cambridge, UK): The
status of the functional category Euro~haveEuro(tm) in the second
language acquisition of English temporal adjunct clauses by
Japanese-speaking learners.
15.00 - 15.30 Lucy (Xia) Zhao (University of Cambridge, UK): Early
syntactic development of an English-Chinese bilingual child.
15.30 - 16.00 Anna Bogacka (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan,
Poland): On the perception of English high vowels by Polish learners
of English.
16.00 - 16.30 Junko Hondo (Lancaster University, UK): Task-based
instruction in CALL: exploiting the internet as a language
instructional tool as well as a resource for data collection.

ROOM B16: 

(Language description - morphology) 
10.00 - 10.30 Ben Braithwaite (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK):
Evidence for the dislocation of arguments in Nuuchahnulth.
10.30 - 11.00 Gergana Popova (University of Essex, UK): A
realizational model of aspectual derivational chains.
11.00 - 11.30 Yun-Hsuan Kuo (University of Essex, UK): Variation and
change of the retroflex initial r in Taiwanese Mandarin: evidence of
koineisation processes in contact situations.
11.30 - 12.00 Tea break

12.00 - 12.30 Sebastian Marc Rasinger (University of Sussex, UK):
Speaking English for integrationEuro(tm)s sake? Considering language
use in East London.
12.30 - 13.00 Gert Jendraschek(University of Toulouse-Le Mirail,
France): A graphic representation of language distribution in
multilingual societies.
13.00 - 13.30 Toshihiko Suzuki (Lancaster University, UK): The
generation gap in pragmatics: a study of linguistic politeness
strategies in Britain and Japan.
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch Break

(Semantics - Pragmatics)
14.30 - 15.00 Mikhail Kissine(University of Cambridge, UK): When are
the predictions true? The future as a speech act.
15.00 - 15.30 Maria Flouraki (University of Essex, UK): Issues in
aspectual composition.
15.30 - 16.00 Jiranthara Srioutai(University of Cambridge, UK): The
Thai c2a: a marker of tense or modality?
16.00 - 16.30 Sonia Munteanu (Intercollege, Cyprus): What spatial
representation represents.


10.00 - 10.30 Kate Ketner (University of Cambridge, UK): A new
perspective: Homogeneity of process, heterogeneity of target.
10.30 - 11.00 Sylvia Blaho (University of Tromso, Norway): Featural
faithfulness, feature geometry and privativity.
11.00 - 11.30 Gloria Malambe (UCL, UK): Palatalisation in the
morphology of siSwati.
11.30 - 12.00 Tea break
12.00 - 12.30 Shakuntala Mahanta (University of Utrecht, Netherlands):
Markedness effects in vowel harmony.
12.30 - 13.00 Cheryl Gamble: Consonantal phonology in Prader-Willi
Syndrome: a case study.
13.00 - 13.30 Nina Topintzi (UCL, UK): Moraic onsets and WSP partition
in Pirah�.
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch Break

14.30 - 15.00 Ana Raposo, E. A. Stamatakis, H. E. Moss & L. K. Tyler
(University of Cambridge, UK): Category related patterns in object
recognition - an fMRI study on the interaction between processing
demands and conceptual structure.
15.00 - 15.30 Mirjana Bozic, W.D. Marslen-Wilson, E.A. Stamatakis,
M.H. Davis, L.K. Tyler (University of Cambridge, UK): Brain activity
underlying processing derivationally complex words: involvement of the
left inferior frontal gyrus.
15.30 - 16.00 Annabel Harrison (University of Edinburgh, UK): Three
way attraction effects in Slovenian.
16.00 - 16.30 Eleni Orfanidou, M.H. Davis,
W.D. Marslen-Wilson(University of Cambridge, UK): Neural bases of
spoken word recognition: effects of lexicality and repetition priming
in efMRI.

16.30 - 17.30 Poster Presentations

(Computational linguistics)
Odejobi Odetunji Ajadi (International Association of the Information
Society). A novel intonation model and its application to Yoruba
Speech Synthesis.

Abdul Rashid Salleh. Simulating a Malay WordNet: an experiment in
word-sense disambiguation.

Petra Augurzky (Department of Linguistics, University of Leipzig,
Germany). The influence of prosody on reading - an ERP study on
relative clause attachment.

Linet Frey (University of Cambridge, UK). Cognitive Mechanism of
Suppression in L1 and L2 Reading.

(Second language acquisition)
Lin Jiang (University of Essex, UK). Finite/nonfinite asymmetry in the
L2 acquisition of Chinese reflexive ziji.

Ana Ni�o (UMIST, UK). Grammar for writing: A matter of correctness.

Sima Modirkhamene (University of Surrey, UK). Reading Achievement of
Third Language vs. Second Language Learners of English in Relation to
Interdependence Hypothesis.

Kizitus Mpoche (University of Cambridge, UK). Acquisition of the
English anaphor by native speakers of Limbum.

Akiko Takagi (University of Exeter, UK). Motivating Japanese students
in the language classroom.

Liang Yu-Chang (University of Cambridge, UK). Failure or a mapping
problem? Evidence from L2 acquisition of Chinese nominal classifiers
by adult English speakers.

(First language acquisition)
Argyri Froso (University of Edinburgh, UK). Crosslinguistic influence
in Greek/English bilingual children.

Piers Messum (University College London, UK). Learning to talk.

Andreas Bulk (University of Leipzig, Germany). A functional account to
pronominal clitics in spoken Arabic.

Xiaoling Hu (Sheffield University, UK). Telicity and the Development
of the Chinese language: the case of the Ba-Construction.

Yordanka Kostadinova-Kavalova (Department of English Language and
Linguistics, UCL, UK). Integrated parentheticals and discourse

Assimakopoulos Stavros (University of Edinburgh, UK). Relevance Theory
and Grammaticality.

Hua Xiang (Open University, UK). A Contrastive Study into Apology
Strategies: Native British, Chinese Graduate Student and Chinese EFL

(Other fields)
Kristina Beckman (University of Arizona, USA). Rhetorical Strategies
Employed During Legal Proceedings: The Case of Inmate Carl
Hearns. [Discourse analysis]

Andrei Filtchenko (Rice University/Tomsk State Pedagogical University,
USA). 'Many Voices of Eastern Khanty'. Discourse-pragmatic perspective
on passive and ergative constructions. [Language description]

Anna Kristina Hultgren (University of Oxford, UK). Talking Like a Man
in a Service Job: language, gender and stereotypes. [Sociolinguistics]

Catherine MacGillycuddy (National University of Ireland, Cork,
Ireland). Syntax and Communication in a corpus of forty political
articles taken from Le Monde. [Corpus linguistics]

Nuria Yanez-Bouza (University of Manchester, UK). The use of
preposition stranding in early Modern English (1500-1800). [Historical

17.30 - 18.45 LAGB/BAAL Invited speaker
 Professor Deirdre Wilson (University College London)
 Title: TBA

19.00 - 20.00 Wine Reception

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