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LINGUIST List 23.2104

Tue May 01 2012

Confs: Semantics/USA

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>


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Date: 01-May-2012
From: Sarah Murray <sula7.cornellgmail.com>
Subject: Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas 7
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Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas 7
Short Title: SULA7


Date: 04-May-2012 - 06-May-2012
Location: Ithaca, NY, USA
Contact: Sarah Murray
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://conf.ling.cornell.edu/SULA7/

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Meeting Description:

Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (SULA) 7 will be held at Cornell University, 4-6 May 2012. The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers working on languages or dialects spoken in the Americas which do not have an established tradition of work in formal semantics. We especially encourage abstract submissions from those whose work involves primary fieldwork or experimentation as well as analysis. We strongly encourage the participation of graduate students.

Invited Speakers:

Maria Bittner (Rutgers University)
Theodore Fernald (Swarthmore College)
Robert Henderson (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Richard Littlebear (Chief Dull Knife College)
Meagan Louie (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)

Friday, 4 May 2012
700 Clark Hall

8:30 - 9:30
Registration and breakfast

Session 1

9:30 - 10:00
Jürgen Bohnemeyer (University at Buffalo - SUNY)
In the Mood for Status: Subjunctive and Irrealis in Yucatec

10:00 - 10:30
Kirill Shklovsky (MIT)
Expletive Negation and Polarity Focus in Tseltal (Mayan)

10:30 - 11:00
Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Conjectural Questions in Navajo: The Case of daats'i

11:00 - 11:30
Comments and discussion: Mats Rooth (Cornell University)

11:30 - 11:45
Coffee break

11:45 - 12:45
Invited speaker: Meagan Louie (University of British Columbia)
Two Strategies for Accommodating Blackfoot Conditional Antecedents

Chair: Sally McConnell-Ginet (Cornell University)

12:45 - 2:00
Lunch

Session 2

2:00 - 2:30
Ana Müller (University of São Paulo)
Karitiana: A Language with no DPs

2:30 - 3:00
Michel Assis Navarro (University of São Paulo)
Domain Restriction and the Expression kar in the Kaingang Language

3:00 - 3:20
Comments and discussion: Miloje Despic (Cornell University)

3:20 - 3:30
Coffee break

3:30 - 4:30
Invited speaker: Richard Littlebear (Chief Dull Knife College)
The Significance of Learning and Teaching the Cheyenne Language

Chair: Sarah Murray (Cornell University)

4:30 - 4:45
Coffee break

Session 3

4:45 - 5:15
Seth Cable (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Distributive Numerals in Tlingit: Pluractionality and Distributivity

5:15 - 5:45
Rebecca Laturnus (University of British Columbia)
Future Modals in Ktunaxa

5:45 - 6:05
Comments and discussion: Jürgen Bohnemeyer (University at Buffalo - SUNY)

Saturday, 5 May 2012
120 Physical Sciences Building

9:00 - 9:30
Breakfast

Session 4

9:30 -- 10:00
Julia Thomas and Timothy Grinsell (University of Chicago)
Finna as a Socially Meaningful Modal in African American English

10:00 - 10:30
Stacey Menzies (University of British Columbia)
Nsyilxcen Epistemic Modals

10:30 - 10:50
Comments and discussion: Sally McConnell-Ginet (Cornell University)

10:50 - 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 - 12:00
Invited speaker: Maria Bittner (Rutgers University)
Perspectival Discourse Referents for Indexicals

Chair: Dorit Abusch (Cornell University)

12:00 - 12:15
Coffee break

Poster Session

12:15 - 12:45
Poster overviews

12:45 - 2:00
Posters and lunch

Posters:

Fábio Bonfim Duarte (Federal University of Minas Gerais)
On the Semantics of Affectedness in the Ka'apor Language

Carlos A. Fasola (Rutgers University)
Time in Mapudungun

Jo Johnson (Cornell University)
Pragmatic underspecification of tag question evidentials in Mi'kmaq

Aviva Shimelman (San José State University)
Yauyos Quechua Evidentials and Evidential Modifiers

Bettina Spreng (University of Toronto)
Default Viewpoint Aspect without Tense: The Case of Inuktitut

Invited poster: Mia McKie (Cornell University, Department of Development Sociology)
Visualizing Skarù:rę'

Session 5

2:00 - 2:30
Denis Paperno (University of California, Los Angeles)
Comitative Coordination in Q'anjob'al

2:30 - 3:00
Teresa Galloway (Cornell University)
Distinguishing Correlatives from Internally Headed Relative Clauses in ASL

3:00 - 3:20
Comments and discussion: Jeff Runner (University of Rochester)

3:20 - 3:30
Coffee break

3:30 - 4:30
Invited speaker: Theodore Fernald (Swarthmore College)
Theoretical, Descriptive and Practical Applications of Navajo Linguistics

Chair: Molly Diesing (Cornell University)

4:30 - 4:45
Coffee break

Session 6

4:45 - 5:15
Judith Tonhauser (The Ohio State University)
Reportative Evidentiality in Paraguayan Guaraní

5:15 - 5:45
Patrick Littell and Scott Mackie (University of British Columbia)
Further Dimensions of Evidential Variation: Evidence from Nɬeʔkepmxcín

5:45 - 6:05
Comments and discussion: Sarah Murray (Cornell University)

6:30 - 9:00
Dinner at the A. D. White House

Sunday, 6 May 2012
120 Physical Sciences Building

9:00 - 9:30
Breakfast

Session 7

9:30 -- 10:00
Claire K. Turner (University of British Columbia)
Perfective Readings in Saanich: Against the ET ⊆ RT account

10:00 -- 10:30
Guillaume Thomas (MIT)
Towards a Unified Analysis of Nominal and Sentential Tense in Mbyá

10:30 -- 10:50
Comments and discussion: Daniel Altshuler (Swarthmore College)

10:50 -- 11:00
Coffee break

Session 8

11:00 -- 11:30
Amy Rose Deal (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Nez Perce Embedded Indexicals

11:30 -- 12:00
Dan Velleman (University of Texas, Austin)
Projection and Belief in K'ichee': Two Examples of Crosslinguistic Semantic Variation

12:00 -- 12:20
Comments and discussion: William Starr (Cornell University)

12:20 -- 12:30
Coffee break

12:30 -- 1:30
Invited speaker: Robert Henderson (University of California, Santa Cruz)
A Scalar Account of Mayan Positional Roots

1:30 -- 2:30
Lunch



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