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LINGUIST List 16.2816

Fri Sep 30 2005

Confs: General Ling/Lansing, Michigan, USA

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        1.    Tomoko Okuno, Michigan Linguistic Society

Message 1: Michigan Linguistic Society
Date: 28-Sep-2005
From: Tomoko Okuno <okunotommsu.edu>
Subject: Michigan Linguistic Society

Michigan Linguistic Society
Short Title: MLS

Date: 15-Oct-2005 - 15-Oct-2005
Location: East Lansing, MI, USA
Contact: Grover Hudson
Contact Email: mlsmsu.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.msu.edu/~mls/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The Michigan Linguistic Society, now in its 35th year, invites papers in all
areas of linguistics.

Abstracts submitted to the LSA Annual Meeting or other linguistics meeting may
be submitted to the MLS meeting.

The 35th Michigan Linguistic Society Program (Saturday October 15th)

8:30-9:00 Registration at Wells Hall C-310

Session 1A: Syntax (Wells Hall C-311)
9:00-9:20 Li-Jen Shih (Michigan State University): Sluicing and the
base-generation positions of wh-phrases in Mandarin

9:20-9:40 Myung-Kwan Park (Dongguk University) and Sun-Woong Kim (Kwangwoon
University): When things are cumulated or distributed across coordinate conjuncts

9:40-10:00 Cristina Willis (University of Texas, Austin): Clause-chaining and
nonfinite verb marking in a Tibeto-Burman language

10:00-10:20 Tetyana Sydorenko (Eastern Michigan University): Topic, focus, and
multiple wh-questions in Russian

Session 1B: Phonology (Wells Hall C-312)
9:00-9:20 Sara Finley (Johns Hopkins University): Locality and lexical
exceptions in vowel harmony

9:20-9:40 I-Ju Elanna Tseng (University of Delaware): Co-occurrence
restrictions as an indicator of the phonemic status of glides in Vietnamese

9:40-10:00 Yuanliang Meng, Brad Rakerd, and Wendy Wilkins(Michigan State
University): Disaggregating co-occurring phonetic features: Examples from speech
synthesis of Mandarin Chinese

10:00-10:20 Yuanliang Meng (Michigan State University): Stress and tone sandhi
of Sichuan Mandarin, an OT analysis

10:20-10:40 Morning break

Session 2A: Syntax (Wells Hall C-311)
10:40-11:00 Duk-Ho An (University of Connecticut): Asymmetric T-to-C movement

11:00-11:20 Young-Ju Choi (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign): Case
connectivity in Korean fragment answers and ellipsis without movement

11:20-11:40 Dimitrios Ntelitheos (University of California, Los Angeles):
Variation in the distribution of genitive subjects in Malagasy

11:40-12:00 Chun-Chieh Natalie Hsu (University of Delaware): Complex NP
constraint and double subject construction

Session 2B: Phonology & Sociolinguistics (Wells Hall C-312)
10:40-11:00 Masahiko Mutsukawa (Michigan State University): On English compound
abbreviation in Japanese

11:00-11:20 Karthik Durvasula (University of Delaware): N-N compounds and the
prosodic word

11:20-11:40 Blake Stephen Howald (University of Detroit Mercy School of Law):
The problem of stylistic identity dependency in the American legal system

11:40-12:00 Kathryn Remlinger (Grand Valley State University): Identity,
language attitudes, and gender in folk perceptions of regional dialects

12:00-1:20 Afternoon break

Session 3A: Morphology (Wells Hall C-311)
1:20-1:40 Andrea Stiasny (University of Michigan): Does the
agreementhypothesis hold in Croatian?

1:40-2:00 Ljuba Veselinova (Eastern Michigan University): Towards a typology
of negation in non-verbal and existential sentences

2:00-2:20 Catherine Fortin (University of Michigan): Indonesian meng- and NP

2:20-2:40 Jessica Rett (Rutgers University): Different agreement morphemes for
different agreement configurations: Evidence from complementizer agreement in

Session 3B: Sociolinguistics (Wells Hall C-312)
1:20-1:40 Jaclyn Ocumpaugh (Michigan State University): New methods in
quantifying American /r/-vocalization: What can sociolinguistics do for phonology?

1:40-2:00 Tara Sanchez (Michigan State University): New perspectives on the
development of Galego from Galician

2:00-2:20 Zuzana Tomkova (University of Chicago): Progress vs. decay:
Ideological portraits of ''endangered'' varieties of ''vital'' languages and
their place in the language endangerment discourse

2:20-2:40 Aimee Johansen (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign): Terms of
address in Boondei families

2:40-3:00 Afternoon Break & Business meeting (Room WH C-312)

Session 4A: Morphology (Wells Hall C-311)
3:00-3:20 Edith Aldridge (Northwestern University): Distributed morphology and
NP split-ergativity

3:20-3:40 Karen Milligan (Wayne State University): Expressing joint possession
or Why me and Mary's paper wasn't accepted (but Bob and I's was)

3:40-4:00 Masaaki Kamiya (Hamilton College): Frozen phenomena and

4:00-4:20 Seiki Ayano (Mie University): Adjectival nouns in Japanese and word
formation at PF

Session 4B: Second language acquisition & Semantics (Wells Hall C-312)
3:00-3:20 Jing Fu (Michigan State University): A study of clause use in the
writing of Chinese EFL learners

3:20-3:40 So Young Kim (University of Wisconsin, Madison): Null subjects,
topics, and the acquisition of English by Korean learners

3:40-4:00 Haiyong Liu (Wayne State University): The second language
acquisition of Mandarin null-subjects by English speakers

4:00-4:20 Soo-Yeon Jeong (Harvard University): What cardinals and ordinals share

4:20-4:30 Afternoon Break

4:30-6:00 Keynote speaker (International Center 303)
Hagit Borer (University of Southern California): Nominal quantity

6:00-7:00 Reception (International Center 303)

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