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LINGUIST List 21.3097

Wed Jul 28 2010

Confs: Altaic, Morphology, Semantics, Syntax, General Ling/USA

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        1.    Andrew Simpson, 7th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics

Message 1: 7th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics
Date: 26-Jul-2010
From: Andrew Simpson <andrew.simpsonusc.edu>
Subject: 7th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics
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7th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics
Short Title: WAFL7

Date: 29-Oct-2010 - 31-Oct-2010
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Contact: Andrew Simpson
Contact Email: WAFLsevengmail.com
Meeting URL: http://sites.google.com/site/waflvii/home

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax

Language Family(ies): Altaic
Meeting Description:

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Southern California (USC),
Los Angeles, is pleased to announce the Seventh Workshop on Altaic Formal
Linguistics (WAFL7), to be held on 29-31 October, 2010. The term 'Altaic' is
understood to include Turkic, Mongolic and Tungusic languages, as well as Korean
and Japanese.

WAFL7 Program

University of Southern California, October 29th-31st

Friday 29th October

9:00-9:30
Registration/Opening Remarks

9:30-10:00
Alya Asarina and Jeremy Hartman (MIT): 'Null Nouns and the Locus of Agreement in
Uyghur Subordinate Clauses'

10:00-10:30
Nilüfer Gültekin-?ener & Serkan ?ener (University of Connecticut): 'Null
Subjects and Indexicality in Turkish and Uyghur'

10:30-10:45
Break

10:45-11:45
Invited speaker: Hiromu Sakai (Hiroshima University)

11:45-12:15
Heeju Hwang and Elsi Kaiser (USC): 'Comparing English and Korean Speakers'
Syntactic Choices: Insights from Psycholinguistic Investigation'

12:15-12:45
Koji Kawahara (Fuji Women's University): 'The Semantics of Japanese Gradable
Adjectives'

12:45-2:00
Lunch

2:00-3:00
Invited speaker: Sun Ah Jun (UCLA)

3:00-3:30
Rachel Walker (USC): 'Non-local Target Scope in Baiyinna Orochen'

3:30-4:00
Seongyeon Ko (Cornell): 'Vowel Contrast and Vowel Harmony Shift in the Mongolic
Languages'

4:00-4:15
Break

4:15-4:45
Vera Gribanova (Stanford): 'Two Types of Reduced Copular Constructions in Uzbek
Nominalized Clauses'

4:45-5:15
Deniz Tat (University of Arizona): 'APs as Reduced Relatives: the Case of bir in
(some) Varieties of Turkic'

5:15-5:45
Ryosuke Shibagaki (SOAS) and Dolgor Guntsetseg (University of Stuttgart):
'Resultatives in Mongolian - between Japanese and Korean?'

Saturday 30th October

9:00-9:30
Reiko Vermeulen (GIST/Ghent University): 'The Syntax of 'topic' and 'contrast':
a Comparative Approach to Japanese and Korean'

9:30-10:00
Shin-Sook Kim and Peter Sells (SOAS): 'Reconstruction and Scope of Negation in
Korean and (Japanese)'

10:00-10:30
Hideki Kishimoto (Kobe University): 'Topicalization and Co-ordination in Japanese'

10:30-10:45
Break

10:45-11:45
Invited speaker: Jaklin Kornfilt (Syracuse)

11:45-12:15
Yusuke Imanishi (MIT) 'Another Missing Link - A View from Right Dislocation in
Japanese'

12:15-12:45
Kyung-Ah Kim (UC Berkeley) 'Morphological Detransitivization in Korean'

12:45-2:00
Lunch

2:00-2:30
Marcel den Dikken and Ji Young Shim (CUNY Graduate Center): 'Feature Inheritance
and the EPP'

2:30-3:00
Tomoko Ishizuka (Tama University) 'Toward a Unified Analysis of Japanese Passives'

3:00-3:30
Edith Aldridge (University of Washington) 'Hentai kambun and Universal Grammar'

3:30-4:00
Break

4:00-4:30
Noriko Yoshimura (University of Shizuoka) 'New Perspectives on Double Accusative
O Constructions in Japanese'

4:30-5:00
Umut Özge (Middle East Technical University) 'Toward a Type-theoretic Analysis
of the Accusative Case in Turkish'

5:00-5:30
Pavel Grashchenkov (Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow) and Vita Markman
(Disney Internet Media Group, Los Angeles): 'Applicative Serials and the
Ditransitive Direct Object Puzzle in Turkic'

Sunday 31st October

9:15-9:45
Lucy Kim and Elsi Kaiser (USC) 'Investigating Phonological Representations in
L2: Korean Speakers' Processing of the English /l/-/r/ Distinction'

9:45-10:15
Jae Hoon Choi (University of Arizona) 'Disyllabicity of Sino-Korean Nouns:
Evidence from ca-compounds'

10:15-10:45
Young-ran An (Stony Brook) 'Maximizing (Dis)similarity in Consonant Insertion'

10:45-11:00
Break

11:00-11:30
Jong-bok Kim (Kyung-hee University) and Peter Sells (SOAS): 'How to Compare:
Compositional vs. Contextual Comparison'

11:30-12:00
Junya Nomura (MIT) 'Adpositional Comparatives in Japanese'

12:00-12:30
Emi Mukai (USC) 'Bound Variable Construal with a 'Discontinuous' Binder'

12:30-1:00
Yurie Hara (City University of Hong Kong), Youngju Kim (Hiroshima University),
Hiromu Sakai (Hiroshima University), and Sanae Tamura (Kyoto University): 'A
Uniform Function of koto and Semantic Consequences of the Layered TP'

Alternate Papers:

Hsu-Te Johnny Cheng and Tsuyoshi Sawada (University of Connecticut): 'The Effect
of Irrealis Mood in Licensing Ga-No Conversion in Japanese'

Kadir Gokgoz (Purdue University) and Engin Arik (Okan University):
'Distributional and Syntactic Characteristics of Non-manual Markers in Turkish
Sign Language'

Alya Asarina (MIT): 'Case and Meaning in Uyghur Nominalized Clauses'
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