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Wed Mar 01 2006

Confs: General Ling/Postgrad Conf/Cambridge/UK

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Message 1: 4th Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research
Date: 28-Feb-2006
From: Charles Chang <camlinghermes.cam.ac.uk>
Subject: 4th Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research



4th Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research
Short Title: CamLing


Date: 17-Mar-2006 - 17-Mar-2006
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact: Charles Chang
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.srcf.ucam.org/camling/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The Fourth University of Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research (CamLing) is organised with the support of the University of Cambridge Institute of Language Research (CILR). We invite postgraduate students to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations on any topic of linguistic interest.

Please note that the deadline for pre-registration (by cheque/postal order or credit card) has been extended to Wednesday, 08 March 2006 (see http://www.srcf.ucam.org/camling/registration.html). Conference participants must pre-register in order to attend the post-conference dinner.

THE FOURTH CAMBRIDGE POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE IN LANGUAGE RESEARCH
Friday, 17 March 2006
Cambridge, UK

09.15 Registration
10.00 Welcoming panel and presentation by the Linguistics Association of Great Britain

- ORAL PRESENTATIONS, SESSION 1 - (10.30-12.30)

PHONETICS & PHONOLOGY
10.30 Marion Caldecott (University of British Columbia): Parsed vs. unparsed in St'at'imcets: Does phonetics affect phonological structure?
11.00 Jennifer N. Sullivan (University College Dublin): Phonetic alignment and the phrase tone/'trailing tone' ambiguity in Hiberno-English
11.30 Ekaterina Samoylova (University of Oxford): Tone identification in whispered speech
12.00 Charles Chang (University of Cambridge/University of California, Berkeley): Tense consonants in Korean revisited: A crosslinguistic perceptual study

MORPHOLOGY & SYNTAX
10.30 Ana Carrera Hernandez (University College London): Gapping as a syntactic dependency
11.00 Alan Scott (University of Manchester): Polysemy in derived nouns and its role in the lexicon
11.30 Daisy Pong (National Chi Nan University): Restructuring argument structure
12.00 Asier Alcazar (University of Southern California): Transitive intransitives: Basque unergatives revisited

PRAGMATICS
10.30 Alison Hall (University College London): Are there unarticulated constituents of the proposition expressed?
11.00 Sam Callanan (University of Sheffield): Pragmatic interpretation of the Frequency code
11.30 Eleni Kriempardis (University of Cambridge): Interpersonal effects on primary propositions
12.00 Alyson Pitts (University of Cambridge): The pragmatics of verbal irony

PSYCHOLINGUISTICS & ACQUISITION
10.30 Shane Lindsay (University of Sussex): Perceptual inteference in spatial and non-spatial language processing
11.00 Marco Tamburelli (University College London): Paradigms, acquisition and bilingualism
11.30 Xingjia Rachel Shen (University of Exeter): Chinese or syntax: Which one comes later?
12.00 Piers Messum (University College London): How children learn pronunciation

12.30 LUNCH

- ORAL PRESENTATIONS, SESSION 2 - (13.15-14.45)

SOCIOLINGUISTICS
13.15 Hazel Steele (University of York): I don't want to sound negative: Clitic negation patterns in Leeds English
13.45 Parco M.T. Wong (University of Hong Kong): A sociolinguistic study on the social functions and topic focus of youth slang: The case of Hong Kong adolescents
14.15 Angeliki Alvanoudi (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki): The contribution of feminist deconstruction theories to the understanding of the relationship between language and gender

SYNTAX I
13.15 Michele Vincent (University of Essex): An Agree-based account of French past participle agreement
13.45 Anja Christina Kleemann (Queen Mary, University of London): The syntax of focus particles in German event vs. result nominals
14.15 Kirsten Gengel (University of Stuttgart): Contrastivity and deletion: A feature-based account of ellipsis

SEMANTICS
13.15 Johannes Wespel (University of Stuttgart): Present perfect, discourse relevance, and (non)specificity
13.45 Jessica Coon and Kai von Fintel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Existential constructions and two types of negation in Chol (Mayan)
14.15 Stella Gryllia (Leiden University Centre for Linguistics): Broad vs. narrow focus in Greek: Results from a production and a perception experiment

L2 ACQUISITION AND LEARNING I
13.15 Clare Wright (University of Newcastle upon Tyne): Patterns of variation in question forms shown by Chinese learners of English
13.45 Filiz Etiz (Middle East Technical University): Pro-drop in L3 acquisition: A study in the Optimality Theoretic framework
14.15 Pagona-Niki Efstathopoulou (Simon Fraser University): Greek ditransitive structures: Evidence against 'dative shift'

14.45 BREAK

- ORAL PRESENTATIONS, SESSION 3 - (15.00-16.30)

SOCIOLINGUISTICS & DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
15.00 Xiao Cheng (Lancaster University): Academic reading experiences: Chinese students in UK higher education
15.30 Ekaterina Popova (University of Cambridge): Race-based rhetoric in political discourse: Critical discourse analysis of election manifestoes
16.00 Vincent Munyaradzi Vezha (Lancaster University/Zimbabwe Open University): Thematisation and persuasive discourse

SYNTAX II
15.00 Hiroyuki Uchida (University College London): Frozen scope in categorial grammar
15.30 Anna McNay (University of Oxford): Split topicalisation: Motivating the split
16.00 Anna McNay (University of Oxford) and Kirsten Gengel (University of Stuttgart): Recursive information-structural layers in syntax: Evidence from the vP layer

L2 ACQUISITION AND LEARNING II
15.00 Neal Snape (University of Essex): Do Japanese L2 learners have problems (re-)setting parameters? Evidence from the nominal domain in English
15.30 Aya Okamoto (University of Essex): Acquisition of transitive alternation in L2 Japanese by L1 English speakers
16.00 Lana Kreishan (University of Surrey): Motivations and attitudes of Arab learners of English: A study from Jordan

- POSTER SESSION - (16.30-17.20)

ACQUISITION AND LEARNING
-Keiko Matsunaga (University of Essex): Learning motion expressions without acquiring underlying structures
-Laura Herbst (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics): The influence of language dominance on early bilingual VOT production: A case study
-Youping Han (University of Cambridge): Second language learners' metalinguistic knowledge on the production of the English definite article 'the'
-Maja Milicevic (University of Cambridge): Set relations in the transfer of L1 morphology: Acquisition of reflexive and reciprocal forms in L2 Italian and L2 English

COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS
Aaron Nitzkin (Tulane University): Talking about the invisible world: The cognitive semantic structure of language about interpersonal, social, and spiritual intangibles

DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
Arnaud Richard (University Paul Valery of Montpellier): The vision of the name is the vision of the game: Borrowings in French sport discourses

LITERATURE & STYLISTICS
Yufang Ho (Lancaster University): A qualitative and quantitative stylistic comparison of the two editions of John Fowles's 'The Magus'

MORPHOLOGY
Zaira Khalilova (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology): Some notes on the principles of noun class distribution in Khwarshi

NEUROLINGUISTICS
Wen-hui Sah (National Normal University/National Chengchi University): Fundamental frequency range of Chinese aphasics: Compression or exaggeration

PHONETICS
Angelos Lengeris (University College London): Effects of speaking style on the spectral and temporal characteristics of Greek vowels

PRAGMATICS
Kingsley Nwali Ibekwe and Margret Okwudili-Okoye (Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma): Intercultural sociolinguistics and communication research in Nigeria: Its relevance to academic settings

SEMANTICS
Michelle McCarthy (University of Surrey): Aktionsarten and the German prefixes 'ab-', 'aus-', 'durch-', 'er-', and 'ver-'
Makiko Irie (University of Texas at Austin): A note on two readings of temporal when sentences

SYNTAX
Andrey Filchenko (Rice University/Tomsk State Pedagogical University): Khanty parenthetical constructions: Discourse salience vis-a-vis referring expressions

TEACHING & ASSESSMENT
Karen Ashton (University of Cambridge/Cambridge Assessment): Cross-language comparability in a new assessment framework for reading

TRANSLATION STUDIES
Svetlana A. Skomorokhova (University of Oxford): Source oriented translation versus target oriented translation: Two opposing translation strategies in the translation of Belarusian poetry

- KEYNOTE ADDRESS - (17.20-18.30)
Prof. Richard Kayne (New York University): Title TBA

18.45 DRINKS RECEPTION, Cambridge University Press bookstore
20.00 DINNER, St. Catharine's College (open to all pre-registered participants at a subsidized cost of £12 on top of the registration fee)




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