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LINGUIST List 19.913

Tue Mar 18 2008

Confs: General Linguistics/Canada

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        1.    Monique Dufresne, 13th Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas

Message 1: 13th Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas
Date: 17-Mar-2008
From: Monique Dufresne <dufresnequeensu.ca>
Subject: 13th Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas
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13th Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas
Short Title: WSCLA 13

Date: 28-Mar-2008 - 30-Mar-2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Charlotte Reinholtz
Contact Email: cr19queensu.ca
Meeting URL: http://www.queensu.ca/conferences/wscla13/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

13th Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas

The central objective of the Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages
of the Americas (WSCLA) is to bring together linguists who are engaged in
research on the formal study of indigenous languages of the Americas in order to
exchange ideas across theories, language families, generations of scholars, and
academic and non-academic communities which are involved in the preservation and
revitalization of these languages.

The special theme of the workshop is Syntactic-Semantic Functions in Clause
Structure. This is an area of increasing importance in theoretical linguistics
generally, and particularly in the linguistic study of indigenous languages of
the Americas. Indigenous languages in Canada and the Americas at large possess a
wide range of phenomena that give cause for careful reconsideration of current
assumptions in linguistic theory about the content of syntactic-semantic
functions in clause structure as well as the nature of the general principles
that govern how and where these functions project in clause structure.

WSCLA 13 Preliminary Programme
Venue: Policy Studies (Union Street), Room 202

Friday March 28th

Registration & Coffee

Opening Remarks

Tanya Slavin, University of Toronto
The relative prefix ishi- in Oji-Cree

Marina Sherkina-Leiber, University of Toronto
The aspectual suffix -Katta- in Labrador Inuktitut

Rose-Marie-Déchaine & Charlotte Reinholtz
University of British Columbia & Queen's University



Michael Barrie, University of British Columbia
Noun incorporation, doubling and possessor raising:
against ?-deletion

Andrés Pablo Salanova, University of Ottawa
On the relationship between nominalizations
and ergativty


Sonja Thoma, University of British Columbia
Notion of contrastivity in St'àt'imcets: clitics and cleft

Meagan Loui, University of Toronto
On the lack of temporal anchoring in Blackfoot and
its consequences for NPIs cross-linguistically

Solveiga Armoskaite & Jennifer Glougie, University of British Columbia
Classification of Blackfoot stems: Syntactic Correlation

Connor McDonough Quinn, MIT

Ban Righ Hall, University & Bader Lane

Saturday, March 29th


Joshua Bowles, University of Utah
Evidentiality and agreement interaction in Tuyuka: A generative approach

Donna B. Gerdts & Kaoru Kiyasawa
Simon Fraser University & University of Victoria
Compositional morphology and transitivity in Salish languages

Eric Mathieu, University of Ottawa
Wh-agreement in Ojibwe: consequences for feature inheritance
and the categorical status of tense


Richard Campton, University of Toronto
Contrastive underspecification: evidence from
Inuktitut consonant alternation

Maria Amélia Reis Silva, University of British Columbia
Re-aspiration and vowel devoicing in Blackfoot

14 Beatrice Bullshield & al., University of British Columbia
Collecting a Blackfoot creation story: methodology and empirical observation

Martina Wilstscheko, invited speaker
University of British Columbia


Business Meeting


Sunday, March 30th

Round Table
Details to follow...

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