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LINGUIST List 18.168

Wed Jan 17 2007

Confs: General Ling,Afroasiatic Lang/USA

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        1.    Charles Häberl, The North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics


Message 1: The North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics
Date: 13-Jan-2007
From: Charles Häberl <afroasiaticgmail.com>
Subject: The North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics



The North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics
Short Title: NACAL


Date: 16-Mar-2007 - 18-Mar-2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Contact: Charles Häberl
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.nacal.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic

Meeting Description:

The North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL) provides scholars from North America and around the world with a venue to discuss the Afroasiatic language phylum. Now in its 35th year, NACAL has held annual meetings since 1973. Meetings are held in tandem with the annual meeting of the American Oriental Society, which shares a joint session with NACAL. Previous meetings have been held in Ann Arbor, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Cambridge, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Haven, San Diego, Seattle, Toronto, and several other cities in the United States and Canada.

Friday, March 16th

Friday Morning

Northwest Semitic: Aramaic and Hebrew (8:00 - 10:00 AM)

1. Na'ama Pat-El (Harvard University), The origin and function of the
so-called correlative in Classical Syriac
2. Naftali Stern (Bar-Ilan University), The Valence and Distribution of
Verbs Derived from the Root עשׂק / עסק
3. Robert Holmstedt (University of Toronto), Agreement Issues in
Biblical Hebrew
4. David Testen (independent scholar), The Aramaic Causative and its
Mediopassive Derivative

Break (10:00 - 10:30 AM)

Egyptian: Studies in Egyptian Linguistics (10:30 - 12:30 AM)

1. Leo Depuydt (Brown University), ''The Conjunctive in Egyptian and
Coptic: Towards a Final Definition in Boolean Terms''
2. Ruth Kramer (University of California at Santa Cruz), ''A Word Order
Contrast in Middle Egyptian''
3. Tracy Musacchio (University of Pennsylvania), ''Isolating Common
Grammatical forms in Egyptian Stelae from the First Intermediate
Period and the Implications for Dialects''
4. Ariel Shisha-Halevy (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), ''A Note on
Converbs in Egyptian.''

Friday Afternoon

Ancient Near East I: Joint NACAL/AOS Meeting. (1:30 - 4:30 PM)

Saturday, March 17th

Saturday Morning

Arabic I (8:00 - 10:30 AM)

1. Nouman Malkawi (University of Nantes), Reconstruction and Islandhood
in Jordanian Arabic Relative Constructions
2. Roni Henkin (Ben Gurion University), Peculiarities of Imprecations in
Negev Arabic
3. Judith Rosenhouse (Sound Waves Analysis and Technologies, Ltd.),
Arabic Bedouin-Sedentary Dichotomy at the Beginning of the New
Millenium
4. Ahmad Al-Jallad (University of South Florida), The Etymology of the
Indicative Augment bi- in Some Neo-Arabic Dialects
5. Devin Stewart (Emory University), Cognate and Analogical Curses in
Moroccan Arabic

Break (10:30 - 11:00 AM)

Arabic II (11:00 - 1:00 PM)

1. Benjamin Hary (Emory University), The Translation of Prepositions in
Egyptian Judeo-Arabic šurÙÎ
2. Trent Rockwood and Jonathan Owens (University of Maryland), The
Discourse Marker yaˁni: What It (Really) Means
3. Adel Jibali (Université du Québec à Montréal), Are There Subject
Pronouns in Standard Arabic? The theory of Pro Revisited
4. Karine David (Nancy University), The Formation of the Plural of
Maltese Nouns

Saturday Afternoon

General Ethiosemitic (2:00 - 3:30 PM)

1. Rainer Voigt (Freie Universität Berlin), North vs. South Ethiosemitic
2. Grover Hudson (Michigan State University), Word Lists for Testing
Theories of Ethiopian Semitic History
3. Anna Maria Di Sciullo and Degif Petros Banksira (Université du Québec
à Montréal), On wh-words of Ethiopian Semitic Languages

Break (3:30 - 4:00 PM)

History of Scholarship (4:00 - 5:30 PM)

1. Jonathan Owens (University of Maryland), Why There is no History of
the Arabic Language: Part 1, the West
2. Abdelkader Fassi Fehri (University of Newcastle upon Tyne),
How 'Semitic' is a Semitic language?

NACAL 35 Invited Lecture: On Disagreement and Word-Order: In Memory of Robert Hetzron. GIDEON GOLDENBERG, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Reminiscer (5:30 - 6:15 PM).

Saturday Evening

Annual NACAL Dinner (7:30 - 11:00 PM)

Sunday, March 18th

Sunday Morning

Language Contact (8:00 - 9:00 AM)

1. Christopher Lucas (University of Cambridge), The Development of
Negation in Arabic and Berber
2. Esther Haber (Bar-Ilan University), The Anticipatory Genitive in
Sumerian and Akkadian

Reports from the Field (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

1. Hassan Obeid Alfadly (Universiti Sains Malaysia), New finds on Word
Formation in Mehri of Qishn in Yemen
2. David Elias (Independent Scholar), A New Negative Morpheme in Tigre

Break (10:00 - 10:30 AM)

Omotic and Cushitic Languages (10:30 AM - 1:00 PM)

1. Binyam Sisay (University of Oslo), Focus Marking in Koorete
2. M. Lionel Bender (Southern Illinois University), Sub-Grouping of
Cushitic
3. Sumiyo Nishiguchi (Stony Brook University), Prosodic Morpheme in
Dasenach
4. Kebede Hordofa Janko (University of Oslo), Morphophonemics of the
Causative Marker in Oromo
5. Zelealem Leyew (Addis Ababa University), The Agaw Languages: An
Overview of the Research Output in the Last Four Decades

Sunday Afternoon

Amharic (2:00 - 4:30 PM)

1. Colleen Ahland (University of Oregon), The Amharic Postposition
Construction and the Historical Origin of the Postposition
/gar/ 'With'
2. Laura Łykowska (University of Warsaw), Suppletion in the Paradigm of
the Verb 'to be' in Amharic: Grammaticalization or Lexicalization?
3. Peter Unseth (Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics),
Labialization in Amharic, with a Focus on Reduplicating Forms
4. Michael Ahland (University of Oregon), On Becoming Subject: The
Grammatical Status of the Possessor in the Amharic Possessive
Construction
5. Aviad Eilam (University of Pennsylvania), Applicativization vs. Left-
Dislocation: The Case of Amharic Prepositional Suffixes

Sunday Evening

NACAL 35 Business Meeting. C.G. HÄBERL, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Convener (5:00 - 6:00 PM).

Adjournment, 6:00 PM.


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