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LINGUIST List 17.33

Tue Jan 10 2006

Confs: Ling Theories/General Ling/Berkeley, CA, USA

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        1.    Charles Chang, The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society

Message 1: The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society
Date: 29-Dec-2005
From: Charles Chang <charleschangberkeley.edu>
Subject: The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society

The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society
Short Title: BLS 32

Date: 10-Feb-2006 - 12-Feb-2006
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Contact: Charles Chang
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.linguistics.berkeley.edu/BLS/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Semantics; Syntax

Language Family(ies): Australian; Austronesian; Central Papuan; East Papuan; North Papuan Mainland-D'Entrecasteaux; Nuclear Papuan Tip; Nuclear West Central Papuan; Papuan Tip; Peripheral Papuan Tip; West Central Papuan; West Papuan

Meeting Description:

BLS 32 will consist of a General Session on all topics, a Parasession on argument structure, and a Special Session on the languages of Oceania. It will be held at UC Berkeley on 10-12 February 2006. Note that this is the weekend before President's Day weekend.

The Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society
10-12 February 2006

- Friday, 10 February -

9:00-10:00 Invited Speaker: Laura Michaelis, title TBA

10:00-10:30 Ann Bunger & Jeffrey Lidz, Constrained Flexibility in the Extension of Novel Causative Verbs
10:30-11:00 Maria Mercedes Piñango, Jennifer Mack, & Ray Jackendoff, Semantic Combinatorial Processes in Argument Structure: Evidence from Light Verbs
11:00-11:30 Donna B. Gerdts & Thomas E. Hukari, A Closer Look at Salish Intransitive/Transitive Alternations
11:30-12:00 Andrew Koontz-Garboden, The States in Changes of State

10:00-10:30 Kathryn Campbell-Kibler, Methods for the Study of the Social Structure of Linguistic Variation
10:30-11:00 Anna Babel & Raomir Avila, The Things that Nobodies Tell Us: Evidentiality and Social Meaning in Valley Spanish
11:00-11:30 Jean-Philippe Magué, Apparent Time Study of Semantic Changes
11:30-12:00 Makiko Takekuro, From 'keigo' (honorifics) to 'keii-hyougen' (respect expressions): Linguistic Ideologies in Contemporary Japan


1:00-2:00 Invited Speaker: Susan Goldin-Meadow, title TBA

2:00-2:30 Kazutaka Kurisu, Light Verb Voicing and Japanese Phonological Lexicon
2:30-3:00 Michael R. Marlo, The OCP and Pinball H-Shift in Lunyala Verbs
3:00-3:30 Aaron F. Kaplan, Prosodic Tone with Segmental Pitch
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3:45-4:15 Christian DiCanio, On Non-Optimal Laryngeal Timing: The Case of Trique
4:15-4:45 Gwanhi Yun, The Effects of Lexical Frequency and Stress on Coarticulation
4:45-5:15 Brenda Nicodemus & Caroline L. Smith, Prosody and Utterance Boundaries in ASL Interpretation

2:00-2:30 Jason Brenier, Liz Coppock, Laura Michaelis, & Laura Staum, ISIS: It's Not a Disfluency, but How Do We Know That?
2:30-3:00 Meylysa Tseng, Jung-Hee Kim, & Benjamin Bergen, Can We Simulate Negation? The Simulation Effects of Negation in English Intransitive Sentences
3:00-3:30 Inbal Arnon, Philip Hofmeister, T. Florian Jaeger, Ivan A. Sag, & Neal Snider, Processing Accounts for Gradience in Acceptability: The Case of English Multiple wh-Questions


3:45-4:15 T. Florian Jaeger, Optional that-Omission: Syntactic Variation of Allomorphy?
4:15-4:45 Christopher Straughn, Noun Incorporation and Case: Evidence from Sakha (Yakut)
4:45-5:15 Martha Mendoza, Spatial Language in Tarascan: Body Parts, Shape, and the Grammar of Location

5:30-6:30 Invited Speaker: José Hualde, Basque, Palenquero, and the Typology of Word-Prosodic Systems

- Saturday, 11 February -

9:00-10:00 Invited Speaker: Walt Wolfram, The Public Face of Language Diversity

10:00-10:30 Kjersti G. Stensrud, Unergative Verbs in Norwegian Intransitive Expletive Constructions
10:30-11:00 Johanna Nichols, A Case of Rare Fluid Intransitivity in Europe: Russian
11:00-11:30 Franc Marusic & Rok Zaucer, On the Complement of the Intensional Transitive 'want'
11:30-12:00 Serkan Sener, Right Adjunction in the Right Peripheries

10:00-10:30 Karen Sullivan, Frame-Based Constraints on Lexical Choice in Metaphor
10:30-11:00 Josef Ruppenhofer, Fictive Motion: Construction, Not Just Construal
11:00-11:30 Kevin Moore, Static Temporal ''Location'' in Wolof and English
11:30-12:00 Tess Wood, Plurality of Events: Parallels between Language and Perception


1:00-2:00 Invited Speaker: Andrew Pawley, Argument Structure in Experiential and Verb Adjunct Constructions in Some Languages of the Trans New Guinea Family

2:00-2:30 Alice Gaby, Out of Sight and Out of Mind: Distance and the Use of Thaayorre Demonstrative 'Fillers'
2:30-3:00 Olcher Sebastian Fedden, Composite Word Tone in Mian Compounds
3:00-3:30 Catherine R. Fortin, Reconciling meng- and NP Movement in Indonesian
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3:45-4:15 Frances Ajo, Phonemic Vowel Length in Makasae: Evidence from Acoustic Measures and Reduplicants
4:15-4:45 Ian Maddieson, Areal and Typological Patterns in the Phonology of the Languages of Oceania
4:45-5:15 Marian Klamer & Frantisek Kratochvil, The Role of Animacy in Teiwa and Abui (Papuan)

2:00-2:30 Dmitry Levinson, Polarity Sensitivity in Inflectional Morphology
2:30-3:00 Chris Taylor, The Perfect Converb? Semantically-Related Functions of the Sinhala Conjunctive Participle
3:00-3:30 David Y. Oshima, GO and COME Revisited: What Serves as a Reference Point?


3:45-4:15 Jason Kandybowicz, On Extraction and Telicity in Nupe
4:15-4:45 Will Salmon, Compromising Positions and Polarity Items
4:45-5:15 Benjamin Bruening & Thuan Tran, Wh-Conditionals in Chinese and Vietnamese: Against Unselective Binding

5:30-6:30 Invited Speaker: Norvin Richards, title TBA

7:00 Dinner party

- Sunday, 12 February -

9:00-10:00 Invited Speaker: Claire Bowern, title TBA

10:00-10:30 Daniel Hardt, Re-Binding and the Derivation of Parallelism Domains
10:30-11:00 Roberta D'Alessandro & Ian Roberts, Past Participle Agreement in Abruzzese: Split Auxiliary Selection and the Null-Subject Parameter
11:00-11:30 Paweł Rutkowski, The Syntax of Floating Intensifiers in Polish and Its Implications for the Determiner Phrase Hypothesis
11:30-12:00 Luis Eguren, Non-Canonical Uses of the Article in Basque

10:00-10:30 Erich Round, Why Nominal Roots in Proto-Tangkic Never Have Final Apical Obstruents
10:30-11:00 Keira Gebbie Ballantyne, Social Interaction Trumps Spatial Distance: Preliminary Evidence from Yapese Tripartite Person-Based Deixis
11:00-11:30 Catherine Macdonald, A Hierarchical Feature Geometry of the Tongan Possessive Paradigm
11:30-12:00 Balthasar Bickel & Johanna Nichols, Oceania and the Pacific Rim Linguistic Area


1:00-2:00 Invited Speaker: Stephen Anderson, Verb-Second, Subject Clitics, and Impersonals in Surmiran (Rumantsch)

2:00-2:30 Eva H. Mok & John E. Bryant, A Best-Fit Approach to Productive Elision of Arguments
2:30-3:00 Tyler Peterson, The Morpho-Semantics of Causation in the Interior Tsimshian
3:00-3:30 Jóhanna Barðdal, Predicting the Productivity of Argument Structure Constructions
3:30-4:00 Mark Donohue, Argument Structure and Adjuncts: Perspectives from Northern New Guinea

2:00-2:30 Joshua Raclaw, Punctuation as Social Action: The Ellipsis as a Discourse Marker in Computer-Mediated Communication
2:30-3:00 Susan Buescher, An Analysis of the Use of Cognitive Verbs in American English Conversation
3:00-3:30 Dietmar Zaefferer, Deskewing the Searlean Picture: A New Speech Act Ontology for Linguistics

4:15-5:15 Invited Speaker: Beth Levin, title TBA

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