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Mon Oct 13 2008

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        1.    Kate Paesani, Michigan Linguistics Society, 38th Annual Meeting


Message 1: Michigan Linguistics Society, 38th Annual Meeting
Date: 13-Oct-2008
From: Kate Paesani <k.paesaniwayne.edu>
Subject: Michigan Linguistics Society, 38th Annual Meeting
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Michigan Linguistics Society, 38th Annual Meeting
Short Title: MLS 38

Date: 25-Oct-2008 - 25-Oct-2008
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Contact: Linguistics Program
Contact Email: linguisticswayne.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.clas.wayne.edu/mls38/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

MLS 38 will take place at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center on the campus
of Wayne State University. This year's keynote speaker is Charles Li of the
University of California - Santa Barbara.

Papers are invited for general sessions in all areas of linguistics and for a
special session on Chinese linguistics. Presentations will be 20 minutes in
length with 10 minutes for discussion.

Program
All sessions take place in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center Wayne State
University
Detroit, Michigan

8:30-9:30
Continental Breakfast,
Lobby, Second Level

9:00-9:20
Welcome & Opening Remarks,
Room FGH, Second Level
Walter Edwards, Director, WSU Humanities Center
Ljiljana Progovac, Director, WSU Linguistics Program

9:30-11:00
Syntax,
Room FGH, Second Level
Island-(in)sensitivity in Ellipsis in Korean
Bum-Sik Park (Incheon City College)

Radical Pro-Drop: Evidence from Hawaiian
David J. Medeiros (University of Michigan)

Cross Clausal Accusative Case Licensing in Turkish
Serkan Sener (University of Connecticut)

9:30-11:00
Semantics / Computational Linguistics,
Room J, Second Level
Towards an XML Schema for Language Data
Evelyn Richter, Stephanie Morse & Ania Kubisz (Eastern Michigan University)

Action Verbs and Culture-Specific Cognitive Sets
Jeff Heath (University of Michigan)

Presence vs. Absence in the Determination of Positive Standards
Nicholas Fleisher (Wayne State University)

9:30-11:00
Acquisition / Psycholinguistics,
Room I, Second Level
Modal Values in US Heritage Spanish and the Subjunctive: A Case of
Speaker-Oriented Modality?
Maria Isabel Martinez Mira (University of Mary Washington)

The Syntactic Priming of Future Forms in L1 and L2 English
Mark Shea (Michigan State University)

Incremental Processing of Empty Categories in Chinese
Yufen Hsieh & Julie Boland (University of Michigan)

11:00-11:15
Coffee Break,
Lobby, Second Level

11:15-12:45
Syntax / Semantics,
Room FGH, Second Level

Heritage Russian: Verbal Aspect and the Telicity Parameter
Oksana Laleko (University of Minnesota)

TP-Internal Focus: The Case of the Focalizing ser ('to be') Structure in
Colombian Spanish
Dunia Catalina Méndez Vallejo (Indiana University)

Distinctness in Spanish Ditransitive Constructions
Miguel Rodriguez-Mondonedo (Indiana University)

11:15-12:45
Phonology / Morphology,
Room J, Second Level
A Phonetic Examination of Vowel Duration in AAVE
Catherine Adams, Edward Garrett, Beverly Goodman (Eastern Michigan University)

The Effect of Lexical Frequency on Japanese Vowel Devoicing
Kunkio Nielsen (Oakland University)

Inherent Knowledge about Markedness
Katharina Schuhmann (SUNY Stony Brook)

11:15-12:45
Chinese Linguistics,
Room I, Second Level

Presupposition, Quantification, and (In)Definiteness in Chinese Bare Conditionals
Yahui Anita Huang (University of Texas - Austin)

Syntax-Pragmatics Interface, Syntactic Analyticity, and the Point of View Operator
Chao-Ting Chou (University of Michigan)

Code-Switching between Chinese Characters and Roman Letters in E-Chinese
Yuan Zhang (Illinois State University)

12:45-2:00
Lunch & Business Meeting,
Room LM, Basement

2:00-4:00
Syntax / Semantics,
Room FGH, Second Level
Interface Repair Strategies and Reference-Set Computation in VP-Ellipsis
Dan Parker (Eastern Michigan University)

Noun-Incorporation (NI) as Root-v Merger
Mina Sugimura (McGill University)

Deriving Argument-Adjunct Asymmetries from Multiple-Agree
Miki Obata (University of Michigan)

2:00-4:00
Sociolinguistics / Language Contact,
Room J, Second Level
Movin' on and Growin' up: Age, Social Class and Stable Sociolinguistic Variables
Suzanne Evans Wagner (Michigan State University)

What Language is 'STOP'?
Stephen Chrisomalis (Wayne State University)

What Makes Attractiveness Matter?
Carol Myers-Scotton (Michigan State University)

2:00-4:00
Chinese Linguistics,
Room I, Second Level
Stress Perception in Chinese Hums
Vickie Yu & Jean Andruski (Wayne State University)

Tone Perception and Production by English-Speaking and Cantonese Speaking L2
Learners of Mandarin
Yen-Chen Hao (Indiana University)

The Tonal Pattern of ABB Reduplication in Taiwanese
Yufen Chang (Indiana University)

Constraints on Syllable Inventory: A Comparison between Middle Chinese and
Modern Chinese
San Duanmu (University of Michigan)

4:15-5:30
Keynote Address,
Room FGH, Second Level
The Origin of Language Reconsidered
Charles Li (University of California - Santa Barbara)
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