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Tue Jan 26 2010

Confs: Writing Systems, General Ling/USA

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        1.    Jessica Cleary-Kemp, 36th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society

Message 1: 36th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society
Date: 26-Jan-2010
From: Jessica Cleary-Kemp <jessckberkeley.edu>
Subject: 36th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society
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36th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society
Short Title: BLS 36


Date: 06-Feb-2010 - 07-Feb-2010
Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Contact: Jessica Cleary-Kemp
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/bls/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Writing Systems

Meeting Description:

The 36th annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society will take place at the University of California, Berkeley on February 6-7, 2010. The meeting will consist of a General Session, a Parasession, and a Special Session. Invited speakers will be announced as they accept.

General Session:

The General Session will cover all areas of linguistic interest. We encourage proposals from diverse theoretical frameworks and also welcome papers on language-related topics from disciplines such as anthropology, cognitive science, literature, neuroscience, and psychology.

Invited Speaker:

John J. Mccarthy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Parasession: Writing Systems and Orthography

The Parasession invites papers on all aspects of writing systems and orthography. We welcome submissions from diverse theoretical perspectives in any linguistic subfield (phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics, historical linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics, etc.). Areas of discussion might include: the interaction between written and spoken (or signed) language, the development of orthographies, and the relationship between cognition and writing.

Invited Speakers:

Richard Sproat, Oregon Health and Science University & Google Labs
Peter T. Daniels, Co-editor of The World's Writing Systems

Special Session: Language Isolates and Orphans

As the last remaining members of their families, language isolates and orphans provide data relevant to both linguistic theory and typology. We invite papers on any aspect of these languages in the hope of encouraging research on their diverse and often unique properties. We also welcome submissions on near-isolates and languages whose genetic affiliation is uncertain.

Invited Speakers:

Lyle Campbell, University of Utah
Jean-Marie Hombert, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)


Saturday, Feb. 6 (Day 1)

8:15
Opening Remarks

Syntax I

8:30
Youssef A. Haddad: Expletive Control in Telugu

9:00
Caitlin Light: Subject Relatives and Expletives in Early New High German

9:30
Xabier Artiagoitia: Basque Genitive Case and Multiple Checking

10:00
Hrayr Khanjian: Negative Concord in Western Armenian

Phonetics

8:30
Caleb Everett: Semantically-oriented Vowel Reduction in an Amazonian Language

9:00
Polina VASILIEV & Paola Escudero: A Psychoacoustic Correlate for Phonological Vowel Height? Testing Syrdal & Gopal's Model with Brazilian Portuguese Vowels

9:30
Ioana Chitoran & Egidio Marsico: Vowel Devoicing: An Updated Phonetic Typology

10:00
Hijo Kang: Position and Height Asymmetries in Hiatus Resolution: A Case Study of Korean VV Sequences

10:30
Break

10:45
Invited Speaker: Richard Sproat: Some Common Misconceptions about Writing Systems and Symbol Systems

11:45
Lunch

Semantics

12:45
Yasutada Sudo: Person Restrictions in Uyghur Indexical Shifting

1:15
Nancy Hedberg & David Potter: Equative and Predicational Copulas in Thai

1:45
Jidong Chen: Putting and Taking Events in Mandarin Chinese

Psycholinguistics

12:45
Josita Maouene, Nitya Sethuraman, Mounir Maouene, & Linda B. Smith: An Embodied Account of Argument Structure Development

1:15
Wojciech Lewandowski: The Sourcegoal Asymmetry in SLA

1:45
(Cancelled) Cao Yongheng: The Processing of English Spatial and Temporal Relations by Advanced Chinese EFL Learners

2:15
Break

2:30
Invited Speaker: Peter T. Daniels : Writing in the World and Linguistics

3:30
Break

Parasession: Writing Systems and Orthography

3:45
Hui-wen Cheng & Catherine Caldwell-Harris: Orthography Shapes Semantic and Phonological Activation in Reading

4:15
Grant L. Mcguire: Orthographic Effects on Attention to Phonetic Cues

4:45
Wilson SILVA & Kristine Stenzel: Empowering Language Speakers to Develop their Own Orthography: Two Case Studies

5:15
Christopher Miller: Transfer and Contact Phenomena in the Genesis of the Philippine-Indonesian Baybayic Scripts

5:45
Andrew Dombrowski: When is Orthography not just Orthography? The Case of the Novgorod Birchbark Letters

Historical

3:45
Katarzyna Janic: On the Reflexive Antipassive Polysemy: Typological Convergence from Unrelated Languages

4:15
Reijirou Shibasaki: From Relativization to Nominalization and More: Evidence from the History of Okinawan

Pragmatics

4:45
Mark Dingemanse: How to do Things with Ideophones

5:15
Hannah Pritchett & Alice Gaby: A Dynamic Typology of Wanting in Australian Languages

5:45
(Cancelled) Gregory Ward, Christopher Ahern, & Tom Hayden: An Empirical Investigation of Typicality and Uniqueness Effects on Article Choice

6:15
Break

6:30
Invited Speaker: Jean-Marie Hombert: Language Isolates and Linguistic Diversity: A Case for a Mosaic Approach to Language Emergence

7:30
Wine and cheese

8:15
BLS Dinner Party

Sunday, Feb. 7 (Day 2)

8:00
Coffee

Phonology

8:30
Hyun-ju Kim: Emergent Hidden Grammar: Stochastic Patterning in Korean Accentuation of Novel Words

9:00
Sverre Stausland Johnsen: Neighborhood Density in Phonological Alternations

9:30
Morgan Sonderegger: Testing for Frequency and Structural Effects in an English Stress Shift

10:00
James D. Y. Whang: Perception of Illegal Contrasts: Japanese Adaptations of
Korean Coda Obstruents

Sociolinguistics

8:30
Cala Zubair: Diglossia Versus Register: Discursive Classifications of Two
Sinhala Varieties

9:00
Sharon Miriam Ross & Ila Nagar: Jack and Jill: Early Emergence of Discrimination between Male- and Female-directed Speech

9:30
Satoshi Nambu: A Quantitative Analysis of the Nominative/genitive Alternation in Japanese

10:00
Johnny George: Universals in the Visualkinesthetic Modality: Politeness Marking Features in Japanese Sign Language (JSL)

10:30
Break

10:45
Invited Speaker: Lyle Campbell : Language Isolates and Their History, or,
What's Weird, Anyway?

11:45
Lunch

Special Session: Language Isolates and Orphans

12:45
Tyler Schnoebelen: (Un)classifying Shabo: Phylogenetic Methods and the Basque of Africa

1:15
Edward Vajda: Metathesis and Reanalysis in Ket

1:45
Lev Michael: The Pre-Columbian Origin of a 'Diachronic Orphan' The Case of Omagua

2:15
Guillaume Segerer: Some Hypotheses about Possible Isolates within the Atlantic Branch of the Niger-Congo Phylum

Syntax II

12:45
Ankelien Schippers : Partial wh-movement and wh-copying in Dutch: Evidence for an Indirect Dependency Approach

1:15
Brian Agbayani, Chris Golston, & Dasha Henderer: Movement of Phonological Constituents

1:45
Max Bane: A Combinatoric Model of Variation in the English Dative Alternation

2:15
David Potter: A Sister-precedence Approach to the Linearization of Multiple Dominance Structures

2:45
Break

3:00
Invited Speaker: John Mccarthy: Harmonic Serialism in Optimality Theory

4:00
Break

Cognitive Linguistics

4:15
Kazuko Shinohara & Shigeto Kawahara: A Cross-linguistic Study of Sound Symbolism: The Images of Size

4:45
Iksoo Kwon: Evidentiality in Korean Counterfactual Conditional Constructions

5:15
Teresa Elms: Gesture-to-speech Mismatch in the Construction of Problem Solving Insight

5:45
Nathan Schneider: Computational Cognitive Morphosemantics: Modeling Morphological Compositionality in Hebrew Verbs with Embodies Construction Grammar

Morphology

4:15
James Slotta: Multifunctionality and Inalienability: Propositional and Discourse Functions in Yopno Possessive Constructions

4:45
Amy Campbell: A Typology of Discontinuous Exponence

5:15
Tom Recht: Loanword-effected Morphological Restructuring in the Hebrew Verb System

5:45
Young Ah Do: Satisfying Output-output Faithfulness with Excessive Morphology: Evidence from Korean Acquisition

6:20
Closing Remarks


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