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LINGUIST List 17.334

Tue Jan 31 2006

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

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Message 1: The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society
Date: 29-Jan-2006
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.

Please note that the deadline for advance registration (by check or credit card) is this Tuesday, January 31, 2006 (online registration is available on the conference website: http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/BLS/registration.html). On-site registration (by check or cash) will also be available at the door during the conference.

THE THIRTY-SECOND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BERKELEY LINGUISTICS SOCIETY

- FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 -

8:00 Registration

INVITED SPEAKER - Dwinelle Hall 370
9:00 Laura Michaelis (U. Colorado, Boulder): Complementation by construction

PARASESSION I: THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO ARGUMENT STRUCTURE - Dwinelle Hall 370
10:00 Ann Bunger (Northwestern U.) and Jeffrey Lidz (U. Maryland): Constrained flexibility in the extension of novel causative verbs
10:30 Maria Mercedes Piñango (Yale U.), Jennifer Mack (Yale U.), and Ray Jackendoff (Tufts U.): Semantic combinatorial processes in argument structure: Evidence from light verbs
11:00 Donna B. Gerdts (Simon Fraser U.) and Thomas E. Hukari (U. Victoria): A closer look at Salish intransitive/transitive alternations
11:30 Andrew Koontz-Garboden (Stanford U.): The states in changes of state

HISTORICAL & SOCIOLINGUISTICS - Dwinelle Hall 33
10:00 Kathryn Campbell-Kibler (Stanford U.): Methods for the study of the social structure of linguistic variation
10:30 Anna Babel (U. Michigan) and Raomir Avila: The things that nobodies tell us: Evidentiality and social meaning in Valley Spanish
11:00 Jean-Philippe Magué (Université Lyon 2): Apparent time study of semantic changes
11:30 Makiko Takekuro (U. California, Berkeley): From 'keigo' (honorifics) to 'keii-hyougen' (respect expressions): Linguistic ideologies in contemporary Japan

12:00 Break

INVITED SPEAKER - Dwinelle Hall 370
1:00 Susan Goldin-Meadow (U. Chicago): Gesture's role in creating and learning language

PHONETICS & PHONOLOGY - Dwinelle Hall 370
2:00 Kazutaka Kurisu (Kobe College): Light verb voicing and Japanese phonological lexicon
2:30 Michael R. Marlo (U. Michigan): The OCP and pinball H-shift in Lunyala verbs
3:00 Aaron F. Kaplan (U. California, Santa Cruz): Prosodic tone with segmental pitch
3:30 Break
3:45 Christian DiCanio (U. California, Berkeley): On non-optimal laryngeal timing: The case of Trique
4:15 Gwanhi Yun (U. Arizona): The effects of lexical frequency and stress on coarticulation
4:45 Brenda Nicodemus and Caroline L. Smith (U. New Mexico): Prosody and utterance boundaries in ASL interpretation

PSYCHOLINGUISTICS & ACQUISITION - Dwinelle Hall 33
2:00 Jason Brenier (U. Colorado, Boulder), Liz Coppock (Stanford U.), Laura Michaelis (U. Colorado, Boulder), and Laura Staum (Stanford U.): ISIS: It's not a disfluency, but how do we know that?
2:30 Meylysa Tseng, Jung-Hee Kim, and Benjamin Bergen (U. Hawai'i, Manoa): Can we simulate negation? The simulation effects of negation in English intransitive sentences
3:00 Inbal Arnon, Philip Hofmeister, T. Florian Jaeger, Ivan A. Sag, and Neal Snider (Stanford U.): Processing accounts for gradience in acceptability: The case of English multiple wh-questions

3:30 Break

MORPHOLOGY - Dwinelle Hall 33
3:45 T. Florian Jaeger (Stanford U.): Optional that-omission: Syntactic variation or allomorphy?
4:15 Christopher Straughn (U. Chicago): Noun incorporation and case: Evidence from Sakha (Yakut)
4:45 Martha Mendoza (Florida Atlantic U.): Spatial language in Tarascan: Body parts, shape, and the grammar of location

5:15 Break

INVITED SPEAKER - Dwinelle Hall 370
5:30 José I. Hualde (U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign): Basque, Palenquero, and the typology of word-prosodic systems

- SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 -

8:30 Registration

INVITED SPEAKER - Dwinelle Hall 370
9:00 Stephen R. Anderson (Yale U.): Verb-second, subject clitics, and impersonals in Surmiran (Rumantsch)

SYNTAX I - Dwinelle Hall 370
10:00 Kjersti G. Stensrud (U. Chicago): Unergative verbs in Norwegian intransitive expletive constructions
10:30 Johanna Nichols (U. California, Berkeley): A case of rare fluid intransitivity in Europe: Russian
11:00 Franc Marusic (U. Stony Brook/Politehnika Nova Gorica) and Rok Zaucer (U. Ottawa): On the complement of the intensional transitive 'want'
11:30 Serkan Sener (U. Connecticut): Right adjunction in the right peripheries

COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS - Dwinelle Hall 33
10:00 Karen Sullivan (U. California, Berkeley): Frame-based constraints on lexical choice in metaphor
10:30 Josef Ruppenhofer (U. California, Berkeley/ICSI): Fictive motion: Construction, not just construal
11:00 Kevin Moore (San Jose State U.): A metaphor of static temporal ''location'' in Wolof and English: Metonymy, motivation, and morphosyntax
11:30 Tess Wood (U. California, Berkeley): Plural events and objects: Parallels between language and perception

12:00 Break

INVITED SPEAKER - Dwinelle Hall 370
1:00 Andrew Pawley (The Australian National U.): Argument structure in experiential and verb adjunct constructions in some languages of the Trans New Guinea family

SPECIAL SESSION I: THE LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS OF OCEANIA - Dwinelle Hall 370
2:00 Marian Klamer and Frantisek Kratochvil (Universiteit Leiden): The role of animacy in Teiwa and Abui (Papuan)
2:30 Olcher Sebastian Fedden (U. Melbourne/NRI of Papua New Guinea): Composite word tone in Mian compounds
3:00 Catherine R. Fortin (U. Michigan, Ann Arbor): Reconciling meng- and NP movement in Indonesian
3:30 Break
3:45 Frances Ajo (U. Hawai'i, Manoa): Phonemic vowel length in Makasae: Evidence from acoustic measures and reduplicants
4:15 Ian Maddieson (U. California, Berkeley): Areal and typological patterns in the phonology of the languages of Oceania

SEMANTICS - Dwinelle Hall 33
2:00 Dmitry Levinson (Stanford U.): Polarity sensitivity in inflectional morphology
2:30 Chris Taylor (Rice U.): The perfect converb? Semantically-related functions of the Sinhala conjunctive participle
3:00 David Y. Oshima (Stanford U.): GO and COME revisited: What serves as a reference point?
3:30 Break
3:45 Jason Kandybowicz (U. California, Los Angeles): On extraction and telicity in Nupe
4:15 Will Salmon (Yale U.): Compromising positions and polarity items
4:45 Benjamin Bruening and Thuan Tran (U. Delaware): Wh-conditionals in Chinese and Vietnamese: Against unselective binding

5:15 Break

INVITED SPEAKER - Dwinelle Hall 370
5:30 Norvin Richards (MIT): Tagalog and the syntax of long-distance extraction

6:30 Reception
7:00 Dinner party

- SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12 -

8:30 Registration

INVITED SPEAKER - Dwinelle Hall 370
9:00 Claire Bowern (Rice U.): Australian complex predicates

SYNTAX II - Dwinelle Hall 370
10:00 Daniel Hardt (Copenhagen Business School): Re-binding and the derivation of parallelism domains
10:30 Roberta D'Alessandro and Ian Roberts (U. Cambridge): Past participle agreement in Abruzzese: Split auxiliary selection and the null-subject parameter
11:00 Paweł Rutkowski (Warsaw U./Yale U.): The syntax of floating intensifiers in Polish and its implications for the Determiner Phrase hypothesis
11:30 Luis Eguren (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid): Non-canonical uses of the article in Basque

SPECIAL SESSION II: THE LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS OF OCEANIA - Dwinelle Hall 33
10:00 Erich Round (Yale U.): Why nominal roots in Proto-Tangkic never have final apical obstruents
10:30 Keira Gebbie Ballantyne: Social interaction trumps spatial distance: Preliminary evidence from Yapese tripartite person-based deixis
11:00 Catherine Macdonald (U. Toronto): A hierarchical feature geometry of the Tongan possessive paradigm
11:30 Balthasar Bickel (Universität Leipzig) and Johanna Nichols (U. California, Berkeley): Oceania and the Pacific Rim linguistic area

12:00 Break

INVITED SPEAKER - Dwinelle Hall 370
1:00 Walt Wolfram (North Carolina State U.): The public face of linguistic diversity

PARASESSION II: THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO ARGUMENT STRUCTURE - Dwinelle Hall 370
2:00 Eva H. Mok and John E. Bryant (U. California, Berkeley/ICSI): A best-fit approach to productive elision of arguments
2:30 Tyler Peterson (U. British Columbia): The morpho-semantics of causation in the interior Tsimshian
3:00 Jóhanna Barðdal (U. Bergen/U. California, Berkeley): Predicting the productivity of argument structure constructions
3:30 Mark Donohue (Ctr. for Research on Language Change, The Australian National U.): Argument structure and adjuncts: Perspectives from northern New Guinea

DISCOURSE & PRAGMATICS - Dwinelle Hall 33
2:00 Joshua Raclaw (U. Colorado): Punctuation as social action: The ellipsis as a discourse marker in computer-mediated communication
2:30 Susan Buescher (U. New Mexico): An analysis of the use of cognitive verbs in American English conversation
3:00 Dietmar Zaefferer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München): Deskewing the Searlean picture: A new speech act ontology for linguistics

4:00 Break

INVITED SPEAKER - Dwinelle Hall 370
4:15 Beth Levin (Stanford U.): First objects and datives: Two of a kind?

5:15 Closing remarks




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