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LINGUIST List 18.388

Mon Feb 05 2007

Confs: General Ling/UK

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        1.    Bettina Beinhoff, Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research

Message 1: Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research
Date: 02-Feb-2007
From: Bettina Beinhoff <camlinggmail.com>
Subject: Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research

Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research
Short Title: CamLing 2007

Date: 20-Mar-2007 - 21-Mar-2007
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact: Bettina Beinhoff
Contact Email: camlinggmail.com
Meeting URL: http://www.srcf.ucam.org/camling/call.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

CamLing 2007

The Fifth Postgraduate Conference in Language Research

Tuesday, 20 March and Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Cambridge, UK

The Fifth University of Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research
(CamLing) is organised with the support of the University of Cambridge Institute
of Language Research (CILR), the Department of Linguistics, the Research Centre
for English and Applied Linguistics (RCEAL), The English Profile Project and
Cambridge University Press (CUP). This year's conference is being collocated
with Computational Linguistics UK (CLUK).

CamLing 2007 is delighted to welcome Professor Peter Austin of the School of
Oriental and African Studies at the University of London as our invited keynote
speaker. He will be giving a talk on ''Endangered Languages and Language

Please check our website for changes and updates.


Conference Programme

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

9:00-10:15 Registration

10:15-10:30 Opening Remarks

10:30-11:30 Parallel Session 1

Ann Copestake: Talk on Computational Linguistics

Lameen Souag: The Typology of Number Borrowing in Berber
Anicka Fast: Moral Incoherence in Documentary Linguistics: Theorizing
the Interventionist Aspect of the Field

11:30-11:45 Tea

11:45-12:45 Parallel Session 2

Elsa Barros and Miriam Buendia Castro: Controlled Language through the
Definitions of Coastal Terms in English

Riitta-Liisa Valijarvi: Defining the Degree of Lexicalization of
Adverbialized Converbs

Ismael Teomiro-Garcia: The Lexicon-Syntax Interface in Language
Impariment: Dutch Agrammatics' Performance on Saturated Experiencer Verbs

Sebastian Knospe: 'English meets German': On the Creative Exploitation of
Anglicisms and Code-mixing in Language Use in the Context of the Fifa World Cup 2006

12:45-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 Poster Session and Tea (Presenters and topics for the poster session
see below)

15:00-16:30 Parallel Session 3

Sociolinguistics 1
Nanna Hilton: The Social Meaning of Stress Assignment in Honefoss Norwegian

Caroline Piercy: A Quantitative Analysis of Rhoticity in Dorset: Evidence from
Four Locations of a Urban to Rural Hierarchy of Change

Dave Sayers: Beyond the Speech Community - Quotative 'be like' and the
'linguistic imagined community'

Pragmatics 1
Anna Sysoeva: Word Meaning, Defaults and Conscious Pragmatic Inferences:
Interaction between Sources of Information in a Theory of Utterance Processing

Henry Beecher: Interpreting Sluiced Prepositional Phrases: Evidence for a
Pragmatic Inference Process and its Constraints

Eleni Karafoti: Politeness, Gender and the Face of the Speaker

16:30-17:30 CLUK Keynote Talk: Steve Clark on Computational Linguistics

19:30 Conference Dinner at Selwyn College

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30-11:00 Parallel Session 4

Language Acquisition
Kholoud Al-Thubaiti: Age Effects on the Acquisition of Uninterpretable
Features by Proficient Arabic Speakers of English

Yinglin Ji: Reference to Space in Chinese and English Poster Descriptions

Esuna Dugarova: The Interpretation of the Chinese Reflexive 'ziji' by
English and Russian Speakers

Phonetics & Phonology
Rosalia Rodriguez-Vazquez: How Can Song Help us Understand Spoken Language?
Text-setting Constraints in English and Spanish

Jennifer Sullivan: Title-Variability in F0 Valleys: The Case of Belfast

Angelos Lengeris: Native and Non-native Cue Weightings when Identifying
Non-native Vowel Contrasts: A Cross-linguistic Study

Marlies Kluck: On the Periphery Condition in Right and Left Node Raising

Aya Meltzer: The Experiencer Constraint Revisited

Adam Kay: Tree Folding

11:00-11:15 Tea

Keynote Talk: Professor Peter Austin of the School of Oriental and
African Studies at the University of London will give a talk on
''Endangered Languages and Language Documentation''.

13:15-14:15 Lunch

14:15-15:45 Parallel Session 5

Teaching & Assessment
Jose Bengoechea: Place of Articulation and Consonantal Strength

Shih-Chieh Chien: The Role of Writing Strategy Use in Relation to
Chinese EFL Students' Achievement in English Writing: A Cognitive Approach

Hana Lim: A Study of Self- and Peer-Assessment on Learners' Oral Proficiency

First Language Acquisition
Christina Dye: Barely There: Hard-to-Detect Auxiliaries Shed Light on
Children's Acquisition of French

Mary Ochoa: The Early Acquisition of Determiners in Spanish and Yucatec Mayan

Nadege Foudon: Longitudinal Study of Language Acquisition in Autistic

Pragmatics 2
Charikleia Kapellidi: The Speaking Subject in Communication:
Subjectivity and the (Gendered) Self

Inji Choi: How and when Do Children Acquire the Use of Discourse Markers?

Hiroyuki Uchida: Logic in Pragmatics

15:45-16:00 Tea

16:00-17:30 Parallel Session 6

Second Language Acquisition
Ghisseh Sarko: Morphophonological or Syntactic Transfer in the
Acquisition of English Articles by L1 Speakers of Syrian Arabic?

Carol Jaensch: L3 Acquisition of Articles in German by Native Japanese Speakers

Nattama Pongpairoj: Are L2 English Article Choices UG-regulated?

Sociolinguistics 2
Cristina Psomadakis: Mapping Metaphors in Modern Greek

Christian Egger: Is there a Trend towards Greater Foreign Language
Diversity and Multilingualism in Compulsory Education in Europe?

Lukasz Abramowicz: Solving Thorny Theoretical Issues with
Sociolinguistic Data: The Case of Person/Number Marking in Polish

Interdisciplinary session
Miltiadis Kokkonidis: The Syntax-Semantics Interface of Lexical
Functional Linear Logical Grammar

Michael Chiou: Two Subtypes of M-implicatures: A Study with Special
Reference to Modern Greek

Chris Lucas: Language-internal and Contact-induced Change in Negative Constructions

17:30-17:45 Closing remarks

Poster presentations

Alyson Pitts: The Markedness of the Negative: Analysing Negation in a
Spoken Corpus

Anna Asbury: Decomposing Case Paradigms: A Reanalysis of Finnish

Cauvis Fung: OBJECT Topicalization in Cantonese

Dong Lee: A Computer-aided Error Analysis of a Korean Learner Corpus:
Procedures, Findings and Pedagogical Applications

Evia Kainada: Durations, External Sandhi, and Intonation as Cues to a
Hierarchical Prosodic Structure; Evidence from Modern Greek

Jakob Leimgruber: Variation in Singapore English as Reflected in
Aspectual Constructions

Koji Kawahara: The Structure of the Head Internal Relative Clauses in

Lindsay Milligan: A Systems Model of Language Planning

Mariko Honda: The Role of Prosody in Japanese: Variation in the Use of Accentual
Information in Spoken Word Recognition by L1 and L2 Speakers of Japanese

Michael Markey: Investigating the Role of Previous Second Language
Learning Experience when Approaching a Foreign Language at Secondary School:
Learning French as a Third Language in Ireland

Nikola Milic: Soluzione bembesca: The Typology and Effects of a Language
Standardization in Italy

Yi-An Lin: DP-internal Topicalization in Mandarin Chinese
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