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LINGUIST List 23.131

Sat Jan 07 2012

Confs: Afroasiatic, General Ling/USA

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Message 1: North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics
Date: 05-Jan-2012
From: Charles Haberl <afroasiaticgmail.com>
Subject: North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics
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North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics
Short Title: NACAL

Date: 18-Feb-2012 - 19-Feb-2012
Location: New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Contact: Charles Häberl
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.nacal.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic

Other Specialty: Afroasiatic

Meeting Description:

The North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL) offers a venue for the presentation and discussion of original research on linguistic topics relevant to the languages of the Afroasiatic phylum (Chadic, Berber, Cushitic, Omotic, Egyptian, and Semitic). Now entering its 40th year, NACAL has held annual meetings since 1973. Previous meetings have been held in Albuquerque, Ann Arbor, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Cambridge, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Haven, San Diego, Seattle, Toronto, and several other cities in the United States and Canada.

Standard accommodations for NACAL 40 will be available at the conference venue, the Continuing Studies Conference Center, at the discount rate of $69/night.


Deluxe accommodations are also available in the immediate vicinity of the conference venue.

Saturday, February 18th, 2012
Saturday Morning Session

Arabic (8:00am-9:15am)
1. Fassi Fehri, Abdelkader (KAICAL LSM, Rabat & KAICAL, Ryad) Generality in the Arabic Grammar of Count/Mass
2. Hary, Benjamin (Emory University) On the Linguistic Connection between Religiolects, Migration, and Archaic Features
3. Tirosh-Becker, Ofra (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) The Use of Different Registers of Algerian Judeo-Arabic: A Case Study

Break (9:15am-9:30am)

Notes from the Field (9:30am-10:20am)
1. Lahrouchi, Mohamed (University Paris 8) Glide - High vowel Alternations in Berber
2. Owens, Jonathan (Bayreuth University) Statistically-graded Finiteness: Finite Predication and Gerunds in Glavda

Break (10:20am-10:30am)

Arabic and Historical Linguistics I (10:30am-11:45am)
1. Marmorstein, Michal (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) Reconsidering the 'Perfect-Imperfect' Opposition in the Verbal System of Classical Arabic
2. Lowenstamm, Jean (Université Paris Diderot) 3rd Person Feminine Inflection in the Perfective Paradigm of Moroccan Arabic
3. Testen, David Some Unexpectedly Sound Plural Stems in Arabic and Elsewhere

Lunch (11:45am-12:45pm)

Saturday Afternoon Session

Arabic and Historical Linguistics II (12:45pm-2:00pm)
1. Pat-El, Na'ama (The University of Texas at Austin) The Morphosyntax of Nominal Antecedents in Semitic
2. Owens, Jonathan (Bayreuth University) The Historical Linguistics of the Intrusive *-n in Arabic and West Semitic
3. Alexander Magidow (University of Texas - Austin) Information Structure and the Development of -Vn in some Arabic Dialects from Original Case Markings

Reconstruction/Classification (2:00pm-3:15pm)
1. Militarev, Alexander (Russian State University for the Humanities) The Main Problems and Goals of Afroasiatic/Afrasian Comparative Linguistics
2. Hudson, Grover (Michigan State University) Agaw Cognates in South Ethiosemitic Tell Us Nothing
3. Wilson-Wright, Aren (The University of Texas at Austin) The Number One in Proto-Semitic

Break (3:15pm-3:30pm)

Technology (3:30pm-5:45pm)
1. Butts, Aaron Michael (Yale University) Corpus Linguistics in a Digital Age: The Case of Greek Loanwords in Classical Syriac
2. Gragg, Gene (University of Chicago) What Does a Paradigm Database Look Like?
3. Kottsieper, Ingo (Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen and Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster) The Qumran Dictionary and Its Database
4. Teferra, Anbessa (Tel Aviv University) Challenges in the Translation of a Hebrew-Amharic Multimedia Dictionary
5. Mizrahi, Noam (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) From Textual Corruption to Lexical Innovation: The Case of Hebrew Madhebā

Break (5:45pm-6:00pm)

Prof. Dr. H. Ekkehard Wolff (Universität Leipzig), Reminiscence (6:00pm-7:00pm)

Annual NACAL Dinner (7:30pm),
Makeda Restaurant
338 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 545-5115

Sunday, February 19th, 2012
Sunday Morning Session

Modern South Arabian and Ethiosemitic I (8:00am-9:15am)
1. Rubin, Aaron (Penn State University) The Jibbāli Future
2. Al Aghbari, Khalsa (University of Florida at Gainsville) Jebbāli Plurals: Real Reduplication or Templatic Affixation?
3. Bakir, Murtadha J. (University of Jordan) Negation in Jibbali

Modern South Arabian and Ethiosemitic II (9:15am-10:30am)
1. Kapeliuk, Olga (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) Insubordination: a Common Isogloss Between Modern South Arabian and Ethio-Semitic
2. Assefa, Shiferaw (University of Kansas) Stem Formation in Amharic: An Old Problem with a New Approach
3. Demeke, Girma A. (Institute of Semitic Studies, Princeton) A Diachronic Analysis of Copular Constructions in Amharic

Break (10:30am-10:45am)

Epigraphy and Philology (10:45am-12:30pm)
1. Cohen, Eran (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) Circumstantial
Expressions in Old-Babylonian Akkadian
2. Daniels, Peter T. The Further Quest for Ugaritic
3. Kerr, Robert (Wilfred Laurier University) The Sibilants in Phoenico-Punic
4. Pope, Jeremy (The College of William & Mary) Epithets for Appetite: A Linguistic Contribution to the Culinary History of Northeast Africa

Lunch (12:30pm-1:30pm)

Sunday Afternoon Session

Hebrew (1:30pm-3:15pm)
1. Cook, Edward M. (Catholic University of America) Ambitransitive Verbs in Biblical Hebrew? The Case of שרץ
2. Jones, Andrew R. (University of Toronto) Replacement Structures and Apposition in Biblical Hebrew
3. Rendsburg, Gary A. (Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey) What We Can Learn about Other Northwest Semitics Dialects from Reading the Bible
4. Shwayder, Kobey (University of Pennsylvania) The Underlying Representation of the Root in Modern Hebrew: Evidence from Stress and Vowel-Deletion

NACAL 40 Business Meeting
C.G. HÄBERL, Rutgers, the State University of
New Jersey, Convener (3:15 - 4:00 PM).

Adjournment, 4:00 PM

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