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Message 1: 4th Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research
Date: 09-Mar-2006
From: Charles Chang <camlinghermes.cam.ac.uk>
Subject: 4th Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research


Message 1: 4th Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research
Date: 09-Mar-2006
From: Charles Chang <camlinghermes.cam.ac.uk>
Subject: 4th Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research


Contact: Charles Chang

4th Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research
Contact Email: camlinghermes.cam.ac.uk
Short Title: CamLing
Meeting URL: http://www.srcf.ucam.org/camling/

Date: 17-Mar-2006 - 17-Mar-2006
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Meeting Description:


THE FOURTH CAMBRIDGE POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE IN LANGUAGE RESEARCH
Friday, 17 March 2006
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law
Cambridge, UK

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.
Contact: Charles Chang

Please note that pre-registration is now closed, but on-site registrations will
be accepted on the day of the conference between 9:15am and 5:15pm. Further
details are available at http://www.srcf.ucam.org/camling/.

09.15 Registration
10.00 Welcoming 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 interference 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 (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 - (16.30-17.15)

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'

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

SEMANTICS
- Michelle McCarthy (University of Surrey): Aktionsarten and the German prefixes
'ab-', 'aus-', 'durch-', 'er-', and 'ver-'

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 - (17.15-18.25)
Prof. Richard Kayne (New York University): Silent Clitics

18.25 CLOSING REMARKS
Prof. John Hawkins, President
Cambridge Institute of Language Research

18.45 DRINKS RECEPTION, Cambridge University Press bookstore
20.00 DINNER, St. Catharine's College


Contact Email: camlinghermes.cam.ac.uk
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 pre-registration is now closed, but on-site registrations will
be accepted on the day of the conference between 9:15am and 5:15pm. Further
details are available at http://www.srcf.ucam.org/camling/.

THE FOURTH CAMBRIDGE POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE IN LANGUAGE RESEARCH
Friday, 17 March 2006
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law
Cambridge, UK

09.15 Registration
10.00 Welcoming 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 interference 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 (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 - (16.30-17.15)


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'

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

SEMANTICS
- Michelle McCarthy (University of Surrey): Aktionsarten and the German prefixes
'ab-', 'aus-', 'durch-', 'er-', and 'ver-'

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 - (17.15-18.25)
Prof. Richard Kayne (New York University): Silent Clitics

18.25 CLOSING REMARKS
Prof. John Hawkins, President
Cambridge Institute of Language Research

18.45 DRINKS RECEPTION, Cambridge University Press bookstore
20.00 DINNER, St. Catharine's College


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