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Mon Feb 04 2008

Confs: General Linguistics/USA

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Message 1: Berkeley Linguistics Society
Date: 03-Feb-2008
From: Amy Campbell <blsberkeley.edu>
Subject: Berkeley Linguistics Society
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Berkeley Linguistics Society
Short Title: BLS

Date: 08-Feb-2008 - 10-Feb-2008
Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Contact: Amy Campbell
Contact Email: blsberkeley.edu
Meeting URL: http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/BLS/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The 34th annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society will take place
at the University of California, Berkeley on February 8-10, 2008. The
meeting will consist of a General Session, a Parasession, and a Special
Session.

BLS34 will consist of a General Session on all topics, a Parasession on
information structure, and a Special Session on pidgins, creoles, and mixed
languages. It will be held at UC Berkeley on 8-10 February 2008.

http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/BLS/program.html

Friday, February 8th

8:00
Registration and coffee - Dwinelle Hall 371

Phonology I - Dwinelle Hall 370

9:00
Nicoleta Bateman (California State University San Marcos): Palatalization as
overlap of articulatory gestures: Cross linguistic evidence

9:30
Nancy Hall (California State University Long Beach): r-dissimilation in American
English

10:00
Charles B. Chang (University of California, Berkeley): Phonetics vs. phonology
in loanword adaptation: Revisiting the role of the bilingual

Cognitive Linguistics - Dwinelle Hall 3335

9:00
Jeanne Aptekman (LaTTICe, CNRS): A semantic analysis of the Wason's Selection Task

9:30
Nina Yoshida (University of California, Los Angeles): The agent-obfuscating
function of 'things' (mono) in Japanese discourse

10:00
Kazuhiro Kawachi: Event integration patterns in Sidaama (Sidamo)

10:30
Yong-Taek Kim (University of Oregon): Relations between the Conative and Out At
Constructions: Extended semantic map approach

11:00
Break

Invited Speaker - Dwinelle Hall 370

11:15
Sharon Inkelas (University of California, Berkeley): The morphology-phonology
connection

12:15
Lunch Break

Syntax I - Dwinelle Hall 370

1:30
Elizabeth Coppock (Stanford University): Learnability, productivity,
ditransitivity, and feet

2:00
Russell Lee-Goldman (University of California, Berkeley): A niche of
left-adjunction productivity: Rethinking parenthetical AS

2:30
Myriam Bouveret (University of Rouen, France & University of California,
Berkeley): Give verbo-nominal constructions in French: from grammar to idioms

Sociolinguistics - Dwinelle Hall 3401

1:30
Laura Staum Casasanto (Stanford University): Using social information in
language processing

2:00
Malavika Shetty (University of Texas at Austin): Television and the construction
of Tulu identity in South India

2:30
Shannon Finch (University of Texas at Austin): Interactional meanings of
repetition in Hindi-English bilingual conversation

3:00
Break

Special Session I - Dwinelle Hall 370

3:15
Clancy Clements (Indiana University), Patricia Amaral (University of Coimbra),
and Ana Luis (University of Coimbra): Cultural identity and the linguistic
structure of a mixed language: The case of Barranquenho

3:45
Lars Hinrichs (University of Texas at Austin): Non-English orthography in
written Jamaican Creole: A variationist approach to spelling choices and social
practice

4:15
Eric Russell Webb (University of California, Davis): Creole sound change as
loanword adaptation: Making the perceptual connection

4:45
Alain Kihm (Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle, CNRS): Nubi plural formation:
How a creole may become more complex than its lexifier and what it implies for
creolisation theory

Phonetics - Dwinelle Hall 3401

3:15
Yukiko Sugiyama (University at Buffalo - SUNY): Production and perception of
lexical accent in Japanese

3:45
Seung Kyung Kim (Stanford University): Perceptual similarity in
English-to-Korean loanwords

4:15
Anita Szakay (University of British Columbia): The relative importance of rhythm
and intonation for the perception of New Zealand English dialects

4:45
Yoonsook Mo (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): Acoustic cues of
prosodic prominence to naïve listeners of American English

5:15
Break

Invited Speaker - Dwinelle Hall 370

5:15
Silvia Kouwenberg (University of the West Indies): Finding the source: Creole
substrate research in the 21st century

Saturday, February 9th

8:00
Registration and coffee - Dwinelle Hall 371

Special Session II - Dwinelle Hall 370

9:00
Luke Fleming (University of Pennsylvania): Functional equivalence of formal
strategies in the development of Nheengatú postpositional case-marking

9:30
Hans C. Boas and Sarah Schuchard (University of Texas at Austin): A corpus-based
investigation of preterite loss in Texas German: Evidence for language death?

10:00
Darlene LaCharité (Laval University): Creolization versus borrowing: A clue to
L2 proficiency in creole formation

10:30
Aya Inoue (University of Hawai'i at Manoa): Effectiveness of grammaticality
judgment as a tool for investigating perception grammar in creole languages

Semantics - Dwinelle Hall 215

9:00
Michelle St-Amour (University of Toronto): typological approach to the split
scope readings of negative indefinites

9:30
Rainer Ludwig, Fabienne Salfner, and Mathias Schenner (ZAS Berlin): Focus on
embedded adverbials

10:00
Lucia Tovena (Université Paris 7) and Alain Kihm (CNRS): Nibbling is not many
bitings in French and Italian: A morphosemantic analysis of internal plurality

10:30
Nicholas Gaylord (University of Texas at Austin): Auxiliary selection is driven
by affectedness

11:00
Break

Invited Speaker - Dwinelle Hall 370

11:15
Salikoko Mufwene (University of Chicago): From genetic creolistics to genetic
linguistics: Lessons we should not miss!

12:15
Lunch Break

Syntax II - Dwinelle Hall 370

1:30
Maia Duguine (EHU-University of the Basque Country & University of Nantes):
Case on possessors

2:00
Aniko Csirmaz (University of Utah): Flexibility and rigidity: Multiplicatives,
frequency and quantification adverbs

2:30
Seungwan Ha (Boston University): Backwards ellipsis is right node raising

Historical Linguistics - Dwinelle Hall 215

1:30
Osamu Sawada (University of Chicago): Comparative morpheme in Modern Japanese

2:00
Osamu Ishiyama (University at Buffalo - SUNY & Ball State University):
Reflexives and the shift between first and second person: The case of Japanese

2:30
Andrew Garrett (University of California, Berkley): Did Proto-Germanic exist?
New evidence from Thurneysen's Law

3:00
Break

Parasession I - Dwinelle Hall 370

3:15
Valeria Belloro (Columbia University): Encoding information structure via object
agreement in Spanish interactions

3:45
Lilián Guerrero (Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas-Universidad Nacional
Autónoma de México): The syntax-pragmatic interplay in Yaqui

4:15
Meghan Armstrong and Scott Schwenter (The Ohio State University): Prosodic
correlates of information structure in Brazilian Portuguese negation

4:45
Emilie Destruel and Lynn Hou (University of Texas at Austin): Sign me a focus:
Focus realization in American Sign Language

Psycholinguistics - Dwinelle Hall 215

3:15
Myoyoung Kim (University at Buffalo - SUNY): Different representation components
in speech production planning in different languages: Evidence from slips of the
tongue in Korean and English

3:45
Gabriel Doyle and Roger Levy (University of California, San Diego): Environment
prototypicality effects on syntactic alternation

4:15
Meesook Kim (Sangji University): A cognitive approach to the acquisition of
passives in Korean: Experimental evidence

4:45
Inbal Arnon (Stanford University): Passives are not always harder: On the
interaction of syntactic structure and thematic fit

5:15
Break

Invited Speaker - Dwinelle Hall 370

5:15
Daniel Büring (University of California, Los Angeles): What's new (and what's
given) in the theory of focus?

6:30
Reception - Dwinelle Hall 371

6:45
Dinner party - Dwinelle Hall 370

Sunday, February 10th

8:30
Registration and coffee - Dwinelle Hall 371

Syntax III- Dwinelle Hall 370

9:30
Sungeun Cho (Sungkyunkwan University): Unambiguous conjoined wh-questions in Korean

10:00
Barbara Citko (University of Washington): Wh-questions with coordinated wh-pronouns

10:30
Yosuke Sato (University of Arizona): Sluicing in Bahasa Indonesia, P-stranding,
and interface repair

Phonology II - Dwinelle Hall 215

9:30
Kimi Akita (Kobe University): Phonosemantic evidence for the mimetic stratum in
the Japanese lexicon

10:00
Gillian Gallagher (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Total identity in
cooccurrence restrictions

10:30
Lev Blumenfeld (Carleton University): On shallow and deep minimality

11:00
Break

Invited Speaker - Dwinelle Hall 370

11:15
Maria Polinksy (Harvard University): Where have all the complement clauses gone?

12:15
Lunch Break

Parasession II - Dwinelle Hall 370

1:30
Yu-Yin Hsu (Indiana University): Sentence-internal topic and focus in Chinese

2:00
Stefan Huber, (University of South Florida): Presentation: From comment to topic

2:30
Christian Koops and Sebastian Ross-Hagebaum (Rice University): From sentence
topic to discourse topic: The information structure of amalgam clefts

3:00
Line Mikkelsen (University of California, Berkeley): Coherence and congruence in
overinformative answers to polar questions

Morphology - Dwinelle Hall 215

1:30
Alan Yu (University of Chicago): A tale of two reduplication patterns in Washo

2:00
Kazuhiro Kawachi and Abebayehu Aemero Tekleselassie:Modification within a noun
phrase in Sidaama (Sidamo)

2:30
Cynthia Levart Zocca (University of Connecticut): Markedness and gender

3:30
Break

Invited Speaker - Dwinelle Hall 370

3:45
Craige Roberts (The Ohio State University): Resolving focus

4:45
Closing remarks - Dwinelle Hall 370

BLS would like to thank the following groups and organizations for their support:

The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities
Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley
Graduate Assembly, UC Berkeley
Division of Social Sciences, UC Berkeley


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