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LINGUIST List 20.1726

Tue May 05 2009

Confs: General Linguistics/UK

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        1.    Samuel Atintono, 18th International Postgrad Linguistics Conference

Message 1: 18th International Postgrad Linguistics Conference
Date: 02-May-2009
From: Samuel Atintono <atintonoyahoo.com>
Subject: 18th International Postgrad Linguistics Conference
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18th International Postgrad Linguistics Conference
Short Title: PLUM

Date: 06-May-2009 - 06-May-2009
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact: Christiana Themistocleous
Contact Email: plcmanchester.ac.uk.
Meeting URL: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/research/conferences/PLC

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The University of Manchester, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
is hosting:
The 18th International Postgraduate Linguistics Conference on the 6th of May, 2009.

Keynote Speakers will be:

Professor David Crystal (Bangor University)
'Language Death'

Professor Eva Schultze-Berndt (University of Manchester)
'Towards a Typology of Overt Verb Classification'

18th International Postgraduate Linguistics Conference at the University Of


Session 1a
Creole Linguistics/Discourse Analysis
Council Chambers:Whitworth Building
Chair: Dorothea Hoffmann

Esther Núñez (University of Manchester)
Are Creoles Tenseless Languages? A Review of the Creole Tense-Aspect System

Luiz André Neves de Brito (University of São Paulo)
Reported Speech and Performance on Written Practice

Session 1b
Historical Linguistics
Ken Kitchen Committee Room: John Owens Building
Chair: Marije van Hattum

9:00 am
Anna Chichosz (University of Lodz)
The V-2 Constraint in Old English and Old High German: A Corpus-based
Contrastive Study

9:35 am
Alessandro Pipiton (University of St. Andrews)
From Synchrony to Diachrony and Back: Integrating the Study of Perfect Auxiliary
Selection in Modern Italian with a Historical Analysis of Unergativity and

10:05 am
Coffee Break
Council Chambers-Whitworth Building

Session 2a

Council Chambers-Whitworth Building
Chair: Felicity Meakins

10:25 am
Neven Wegner (University of Frankfurt)
"Me Give a Paper at PLC18?!" On Adult Root Infinitives

11:00 am
Mercy Lamptey Bobuafor (Leiden University)
The Numeral System of Tafi

Mercy Akrofi Ansah (University of Manchester)
The Complementation Phenomenon in Lata

Session 2b
Ken Kitchen Committee Room-John Owens Building
Chair: Latifa Shamsan

10:25 am
Samuel Atintono (University of Manchester)
The Semantics of Three Posture Verbs gã "lie", zi "sit", and ze "stand" in
Gurene: A Cognitive Linguistics Perspective

11:00 am
Amalia Kaziani (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Semantic Change-The Evolution of Lexical Meaning in Time and Space. An example
from the Greek Language: The Word ?????????? (Melancholy)

11:35 am
Susanne Schneider
(Free University of Berlin / University Ca' Foscari of Venice)
Presently Comparing Pre-Past: The Expression of Past-Perfectness in English and

12:05 pm
Christie's Bistro

Keynote Address
Chair: Dorothea Hoffmann
Samuel Alexander Lecture Theatre - Samuel Alexander Building

Professor Eva Schultze-Berndt (University of Manchester)
Towards a Typology of Overt Verb Classification

Session 3a
Council Chambers-Whitworth Building
Chair: Elena Davitti

2:10 pm
Agnieszka Knas (University of London - Queen Mary)
Ethnic Identity Markers in Text-Messages Sent by Londoners'

2:45 pm
Guinevere Darcy (University of Limerick)
Code-mixing Patterns in Young Irish-English Bilinguals

Session 3b
Phonetics I
Ken Kitchen Committee Room-John Owens Building
Chair: Michael Ramsammy

2:10 pm
Ian Cushing (University of Salford)
Effects of Accent Familiarity on Attention to One of Two Simultaneous Talkers

2:45 pm
Manali Das (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
Redefining the Acoustic Space: A spectrographic analysis of vowels /a/, /i/ and
/u/ in the Assamese of Bangla speakers in Assam

3:15 pm
Poster Session
Council Chambers-Whitworth Building
(Tea and coffee served)

Alan Hsieh (University of York)
The Interpretation of Null Objects in Chinese Double-gapped Relative Clauses by
L1-English Speaking Learners

Lisa Mayberry (University of Dundee)
2 txt r nt 2 txt: Assessing the Impact of 'Textisms'on Reading Rate

Benjamin Kratz (Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität)
My Topic is D-linked

Nina Schreiber (University of Frankfurt)
On the Diachrony of the Complementiser 'that' in Germanic

Daniel Vasarhelyi (ELTE BTK, Budapest)
A Case Study of Hungarian

Candide Simard (University of Manchester)
Information Structure and Prosody in Jaminjung

4:00 pm
Keynote Session II
Samuel Alexander Lecture Theatre-Samuel Alexander Building
Chair: Aurelie Joubert
Professor David Crystal (Bangor University)
Language Death

Session 4a

5:10 pm
Rob Drummond (University of Manchester)
Acquisition of the Northern STRUT Vowel among Native Polish Speakers Living in

5:45 pm
Lin Chih-Yu (National Taiwan Normal University)
Apparent Anti-Frequency Effect, Neighbourhood Effect and Places of Articulation
in Speech Error of Taiwan Mandarin An and Ang'

Session 4b
Phonetics II
Ken Kitchen Committee Room-John Owens Building
Chair: Christiana Themistocleous

5:10 pm
Irena Kalischová (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Unfortunate Choice of Intonation Centre Placement in Utterances of Czech
Speakers of English

5:45 pm
Jennifer Sullivan (University of Edinburgh)
How Similar is a Belfast Final Rise to a Cambridge Final Fall?

6:20 pm
Conference Closing
Council Chambers-Whitworth Building

6:30 pm
Wine Reception
Christie's Bistro

8:00 pm
Red Chili Restaurant
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