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LINGUIST List 23.2718

Wed Jun 13 2012

Confs: General Ling/USA

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

Date: 13-Jun-2012
From: Vicki Carstens <carstensvmissouri.edu>
Subject: African Linguistics Workshop
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African Linguistics Workshop

Date: 22-Jun-2012 - 23-Jun-2012
Location: Columbia, Missouri, USA
Contact: Vicki Carstens
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

African Linguistics Workshop
University of Missouri Program in Linguistics
Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23, 2012

To celebrate the visit of Professor Loyiso Mletshe from The Xhosa Language Dept, University of the Western Cape, we plan two days of get-togethers and talks on aspects of the grammars of African languages.

Roster of presenters so far: Vicki Carstens (MU), Michael Marlo (MU), Claire Halpert (MIT), Michael Diercks (Pomona College), and Loyiso Mletshe (UWC).

There will be an on-site registration fee of $25 to be applied towards coffee breaks and miscellaneous costs.

Beautiful rooms within walking distance of the linguistics program and local restaurants and shops are available at:

The Tiger Hotel

Ask for the university rate of $119. This is a small hotel; rooms go fast so please reserve well in advance. Nothing else is as nice or as convenient!

All talks will be held in Tate Hall room 215

Friday June 22

2:30 pm
Registration and Welcome

Session 1: Syntax

3:00 pm
Vicki Carstens & Loyiso Mletshe, University of Missouri & University of the Western Cape
Implications of Impersonals and Passives in Xhosa

4:00 pm
Claire Halpert, MIT/University of Minnesota
On Expletive Agreement, CPs, and the EPP in Zulu

5:00 pm
Michael Diercks & Vicki Carstens, University of Missouri & Pomona College
More on Hyper-raising

7:00 pm

Saturday June 23

Session 2: Phonology

9:00 am
Mary Paster, Pomona College
Hi Tone Tripling in Manyika

9:45 am
Kris Ebarb, Indiana University
On the Use of Tonal Evidence in Historical Reconstructions: A case study of Eastern Luyia

10:30 am
Coffee break

10:45 am
Dave Odden, Ohio State University
Why Phonologists Have to Care About Syntax When Doing Kikerewe Tone

Lunch break

Session 3: Syntax

1:30 pm
Patricia Schneider Zioga, Cal State Fullerton
Agreement at the Left Edge of VP

2:00 pm
Ibrahima Ba, University of Kansas
Aspectual Heads and the Clause Structure of Pular

2:30 pm
Bob Botne, Indiana University
Tense, Aspect, and Temporal Remoteness in Southern Bantu

3:15 pm
Christopher Bateen, University of Minnesota
Chichewa/English Code-switching inside the Chichewa DP

4:00 pm
Coffee Break

Session 4: Special session on Tiriki

4:15 pm
Michael Marlo & Zachary Branson, University of Missouri
Aspects of Tiriki Tone

5:30 pm
Jonah Bates, University of Missouri
Tiriki NC phonology

6:00 pm
Dustin Glover, University of Missouri
Focus in Tiriki


End of workshop

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