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LINGUIST List 20.3299

Wed Sep 30 2009

Confs: Morphology, Pragmatics, Semantics/USA

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        1.    Tony Wright, Texas Linguistics Society 12th Annual Conference

Message 1: Texas Linguistics Society 12th Annual Conference
Date: 29-Sep-2009
From: Tony Wright <tonywrightmail.utexas.edu>
Subject: Texas Linguistics Society 12th Annual Conference
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Texas Linguistics Society 12th Annual Conference
Short Title: TLS XII

Date: 13-Nov-2009 - 15-Nov-2009
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Contact: Tony Wright
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~tls/tls2009/registration.php

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Pragmatics; Semantics

Meeting Description:

Texas Linguistics Society 12 (TLSXII) is a graduate-student run conference
in linguistics to be held over November 13-15 2009. The meeting's general
session covers all areas of linguistic interest. There are, in addition,
two concurrent events: one parasession and The 5th Workshop on Discourse
Structure in honor of Carlota S. Smith. The parasession has as its theme
'Approaches to Semantics and Pragmatics Based on Naturally Occurring Data,
Elicitation, and Experimentation.' The 5th Workshop on Discourse Structure
in honor of Carlota S. Smith will focus on two areas of research in which
Professor Smith did much pioneering work: the semantics of temporal
location, tense, and aspect, and research into modes of discourse.

General Session:

Keynote Speaker:

Laurence Horn, Yale University
Colin Bannard, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
Anthropology/University of Texas at Austin


In all scientific disciplines, theory requires data for validation (or
refutation) of hypotheses, and data requires theory for interpretation. In
linguistics, 'data' has often been synonymous with `intuitions' or
'introspections.' Yet, there is much to gain by joining forces between
theoretical fields of research and the tools of experimental

Keynote Speaker:

Elsi Kaiser, University of Southern California

The 5th Workshop on Discourse Structure in honor of Carlota S. Smith:

Work from diverse methodological and theoretical perspectives which
addresses syntactic, semantic, interface, pragmatic and discourse-level
issues relating to temporal location, tense, aspectual categories,
Aktionsart and other related areas in natural language will be featured.

Invited Speakers:

Nicholas Asher, UT Austin and IRIT-CNRS
Jason Baldridge, UT Austin
David Beaver, UT Austin
Cleo Condoravdi, Xerox PARC and Stanford
Lauri Karttunen, Xerox PARC and Stanford
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University
Mark Steedman, The University of Edinburgh
Bonnie Webber, The University of Edinburgh
Annie Zaenen, Xerox PARC and Stanford

Friday, Nov. 13, 2009

08:30 - 09:00
Keynote Speech

09:00 - 11:20
Morning General Session

09:00 - 09:20
Clitic vs. Agreement in Hungarian
Elizabeth Coppock, Stephen Wechsler

09:20 - 09:40
Effects of Focus Type and Argument Length on the Dative Alternation
Mary Byram, Elsi Kaiser, Maria Zubizarreta

09:40 - 10:00
Morphological Case and Interpretation
Aniko Csirmaz

10:00 - 10:20
Persian Number Agreement
Hyun Jong Hahm

10:20 - 10:40
Reduplication Revised: Reduplication in Sign Languages
Francesca Forza

10:40 - 11:00
The Effect of Frequency on the Loss of Split-Intransitivity in Old Spanish
Christopher Sams

11:00 - 11:20
White Performances of a ''Hip Hop Accent''
Qiuana Lopez

09:00 - 11:20
Morning Parasession

09:00 - 09:20
A Pragmatic Resolution of a Semantic Conflict
Hyuna Kim

09:20 - 09:40
An Experimental Approach to Verb Phrase Ellipsis
Laura Kertz

09:40 - 10:00
Licensing German Multiple Fronting in Context
Philippa Cook, Felix Bildauer

10:00 - 10:20
Processing (Non-)Compositional Expressions: Context Effects
Edward Holsinger, Elsi Kaiser

10:20 - 10:40
The De Se Theory of Indexicals: Convergent Evidence from Philosophy,
Psychology, and Typology
Stephen Wechsler

10:40 - 11:00
The Effect of NP Type on the Processing of French Focus Constructions
Robert Reichle, Emilie Destruel

11:00 - 11:20
''Both are Close'': Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to Word Meaning
Patricia Amaral

12:00 - 13:00
TLS Invited Speaker: Elsi Kaiser

13:00 - 14:30
Lunch break

14:30 - 16:50
Afternoon General Session

14:30 - 14:50
Chinese Conditionals Revisited: On Modal Implication and Pronoun Distributions
Yahui Anita Huang

14:50 - 15:10
Classifiers and Mixed Content
Eric McCready

15:10 - 15:30
Focus on Conditional and Quantificational Coordination
Ezra Keshet

15:30 - 15:50
How Might Metalinguistic Negation Work?
Andy Rogers

15:50 - 16:10
Natural Logic, de Morgan Inferences, and Negative Concord in Levantine Arabic
Frederick Hoyt

16:10 - 16:30
Situation Entities and Genre Distinctions in the Penn Discourse TreeBank
Alexis Palmer, Caroline Sporleder

16:30 - 16:50
The Contrastive Topic: Not Simply Contrastive + Topic
Michihiko Kawamura

17:00 - 18:00
TLS Invited Speaker: Larry Horn

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009

09:00 - 10:00
TLS Invited Speaker: Cleo Condoravdi

10:30 - 11:30
TLS Invited Speaker: Lauri Karttunnen

12:00 - 13:00
TLS Invited Speaker: James Pustejovsky

13:00 - 14:00
Lunch break

14:00 - 15:00
TLS Invited Speaker: Annie Zaenen

15:30 - 16:30
TLS Invited Speaker: Colin Bannard

17:00 - 18:00
TLS Invited Speaker: Chung-chieh Shan

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2009

09:00 - 10:00
TLS Invited Speaker: Nicholas Asher

10:30 - 11:30
TLS Invited Speaker: David Beaver

12:00 - 13:00
TLS Invited Speaker: Jason Baldridge

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