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Thu Sep 23 2010

Confs: Semantics, Syntax, Phonology/USA

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        1.    Leigh Garrison, 10th International Columbia School Conference

Message 1: 10th International Columbia School Conference
Date: 20-Sep-2010
From: Leigh Garrison <lgarrisongc.cuny.edu>
Subject: 10th International Columbia School Conference
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10th International Columbia School Conference
Short Title: CSLS

Date: 09-Oct-2010 - 11-Oct-2010
Location: New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Contact: Joseph Davis
Contact Email: jdavisccny.cuny.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.csling.org

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

10th International Columbia School Conference
on the Interaction of Linguistic Form and Meaning with Human Behavior

Conference Theme: Grammatical Analysis and the Discovery of Meaning

10th International Columbia School Conference on the Interaction of Linguistic
Form and Meaning with Human Behavior

October 9-11, 2010
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Invited Speakers:

Flora Klein-Andreu (Stony Brook University): Linguistics for Non-linguists

Andrea Tyler (Georgetown University): Connecting Spatial Particles and Aspect
Markers: Applying the Principled Polysemy Model to Russian za

List of Presenters:

Tanya Karoli Christensen (Copenhagen University): Sign Combinations in Context:
Imperatives and Modal Particles in Danish

Ellen Contini-Morava (University of Virginia): The Meaning(s?) of Non-animate
Deictic Markers in Swahili

Joseph Davis (The City College - CUNY): Diver's Latin Voice and Case

Bob de Jonge (University of Groningen): Phonology as Human Behaviour Revisited:
The Case of Romance Languages

Thomas Eccardt (Independent scholar): Pitch and Aperture: Two Articulatory
Scalars in Comparison

Richard Epstein (Rutgers University): Some Discourse Uses of the Distal
Demonstrative Determiner in Beowulf

Elena Even-Simkin, Yishai Tobin (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev): Internal
Vowel Alternation as a Phonological-semantic Sign System in English According to
the Sign-oriented Theory of the Columbia School

Alan Huffman (The Graduate Center - CUNY): The Phonological Motivation for
Verner's Law and Grimm's Law

Robert Kirsner (University of California, Los Angeles): Minimal Units, their
Context, and the Insufficiency of Conceptual Metaphor: Revisiting the Dutch
Dismissive Idiom ho maar 'fuhgeddaboudit, of course not!'

Robert Leonard (Hofstra University): Linguistic Meaning, Pragmatics and Context:
Semantic Analysis of Evidence in a Double Homicide Trial Seeking to Weigh Intent

Lin Lin (University of California, Los Angeles): Rethinking of the Chinese
Demonstratives in the Columbia School Framework

Carol Moder (Oklahoma State University): Dirty Hands, Dirty Work: Usage-based
Noun Modification

Ricardo Otheguy (The Graduate Center - CUNY): A Report on Current Research on
Spanish in New York

Wallis Reid (Rutgers University): English Verb Number: Syntactic or Semantic?

Hidemi Riggs (Soka University of America): The Structure of Japanese
Conditionals in Modern Japanese: A Grammatical Account from a Functional
Linguistics Perspective

Nancy Stern (The City College - CUNY): Ourself, Themself, and More: The
Communicative Function of Number in -self Pronouns

Lavi Wolf, Yishai Tobin (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev): Phonological
Proclivities across Languages according to the Theory of Phonology as Human Behavior

The Columbia School is a group of linguists developing the theoretical framework
originally established by the late William Diver. Language is seen as a
symbolic tool whose structure is shaped both by its communicative function and
by the characteristics of its human users. Grammatical analyses account for the
distribution of linguistic forms as an interaction between linguistic meaning
and pragmatic and functional factors such as inference, ease of processing, and
iconicity. Phonological analyses explain the syntagmatic and paradigmatic
distribution of phonological units within signals, also drawing on both
communicative function and human physiological and psychological characteristics.

The support of The Columbia School Linguistic Society is gratefully acknowledged

www.csling.org

Selected Columbia School bibliography:

Contini-Morava, Ellen, Robert S. Kirsner, and Betsy Rodriguez-Bachiller (eds.).
2005. Cognitive and
Communicative Approaches to Linguistic Analysis. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John
Benjamins.

Contini-Morava, Ellen, and Barbara Sussman Goldberg (eds.). 1995. Meaning as
Explanation: Advances in Linguistic Sign Theory. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Davis, Joseph, Radmila Gorup, and Nancy Stern (eds.). 2006. Advances in
Functional Linguistics: Columbia School beyond its origins.
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Huffman, Alan. 1997. The Categories of Grammar: French lui and le.
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Huffman, Alan. 2001. 'The Linguistics of William Diver and the Columbia
School.' WORD 52:1, 29-68.

Reid, Wallis. 1991. Verb and Noun Number in English: A Functional Explanation.
London: Longman.

Reid, Wallis, Ricardo Otheguy, and Nancy Stern (eds.). 2002. Signal, Meaning,
and Message: Perspectives on Sign-Based Linguistics. Amsterdam/Philadelphia:
John Benjamins.

Tobin, Yishai. 1997. Phonology as Human Behavior: Theoretical Implications and
Clinical Applications. Durham: Duke U Press.

For more information, please contact Joseph Davis at jdavisccny.cuny.edu
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