* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *


LINGUIST List 24.1905

Thu May 02 2013

Confs: Austronesian, General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna Belew <annalinguistlist.org>

Date: 01-May-2013
From: Nathan Eversole <aflauta20gmail.com>
Subject: Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association XX
E-mail this message to a friend

Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association XX
Short Title: AFLA 20


Date: 17-May-2013 - 19-May-2013
Location: Arlington, Texas, USA
Contact: Joseph Sabbagh
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://ling.uta.edu/~afla20/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Austronesian

Meeting Description:

The Department of Linguistics at UT Arlington will host the 20th annual meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association. The conference dates are May 17-19, 2013.

AFLA is an organization which promotes the study of Austronesian languages from a formal perspective. We will elicit talks on all aspects of formal linguistics (e.g. language acquisition, morphology, phonology, phonetics, semantics, syntax) of Austronesian languages. In addition to promoting the formal study of Austronesian languages, we especially encourage work by speaker-linguists and junior scholars.

Invited Speakers:

Sandra Chung (UC Santa Cruz)
Eric Potsdam (University of Florida)
Norvin Richards (MIT)

All talks will take place in Pickard Hall 110.

Friday, May 17

12:00PM-1:00PM
Registration Opens

1:00PM-1:15PM
Opening Remarks

Session 1

1:15PM-1:45PM
Joshua Jensen (UT Arlington)
''Jarai Predicates: Culmination & Scales of Change''

1:45PM-2:15PM
Lareina Milambiling (The University of Western Ontario)
''Tagalog Situation Aspect and Event Structure''

2:15PM-2:45PM
Ileana Paul (The University of Western Ontario)
''Telic Predicates are Atomic in Malagasy: Evidence from Number Neutrality''

2:45PM-3:00PM
Break

Session 2

3:00PM-3:30PM
Hiroki Nomoto (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
''Malay Plurals and Referentiality Agreement''

3:30PM-4:00PM
James Collins (Stanford University)
''Pseudo Noun Incorporation in Discourse''

4:00PM-4:30PM
Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (MIT)
''Topic, Specificity, and Subjecthood in Squiliq Atayal''

4:30PM-4:45PM
Break

Session 3

4:45PM-5:15PM
Zhiguo Xie (The Ohio State University)
''Epistemological classifiers and /tu/ 'know' in Acehnese''

5:15PM-5:45PM
Dong-Yi Lin (University of Florida)
''Obligatory Control in Kavalan''

5:45PM-6:00PM
Break

6:00PM-7:00PM
Invited Talk:
Eric Potsdam (University of Florida)
''Phonological Evidence for the Structure of Polynesian VSO Word Order''

Saturday, May 18

8:30AM-9:30AM
Breakfast

Session 4

9:30AM-10AM
Bill Palmer (University of Newcastle)
''Clitic reduplicants in Torau''

10:00AM-10:30AM
Peter Guekguezian (USC)
''OO-Double Constraints in Thao Rightward Reduplication''

10:30AM-11:00AM
Gujing Lin (Tzu Chi University)
''Rethinking Segment Transposition in Tsou Voice Paradigm''

11:00AM-11:15AM
Break

Session 5

11:15AM-11:45AM
Maayan Adar (McGill University)
''Individual and Event Existentials in Tagalog''

11:45AM-12:15PM
Diane Massam (University of Toronto)
''On Generic and Definite Null Arguments in Niuean''

12:15PM-2:30PM
Lunch (Boxed Lunches Provided)

Session 6

2:30PM-3:00PM
Catherine Fortin (Carleton College)
''The Distribution of [E]: Evidence from Indonesian Verb Phrase Ellipsis''

3:00PM-3:30PM
Ting-Chi Wei (National Kaohsiung Normal University)
''Deletion in Syntax: VP Ellipsis in Amis''

3:30PM-3:45PM
Break

Session 7
3:45PM-4:15PM
Paul Kroeger (GIAL & SIL In’tl)
''Aux and Neg in Malay''

4:15PM-4:45PM
Michael Clauss (U Mass Amherst)
''Optional V2 and the Left Periphery in Tuvaluan''

4:45PM-5:15PM
Jessica Cleary-Camp (UC Berkeley)
''The structure of core-layer SVCs in Koro (Oceanic)''

5:15PM-5:30PM
Break

5:30PM-6:30PM
Invited Talk:
Matt Wagers (UCSC), Sandra Chung (UCSC) & Manuel F. Borja (Center for Native Medicine and Culture, CNMI)
''Language processing in Chamorro: Theoretical lessons from a language of the Pacific''

6:30PM-10:00PM
Reception and Catered Dinner

Sunday, May 19

8:30AM-9:30AM
Breakfast

Session 8

9:30AM-10AM
Theodore Levin (MIT)
''Dissolving the Balinese Bind: Balinese Binding and The A/A-Bar Distinction''

10:00AM-10:30AM
Catherine Fortin (Carleton College) and Hooi Ling Soh (University of Minnesota)
''Blocking Effects and the Verbal Predict ber- in Malay and Indonesian''

10:30AM-10:45AM
Break

Session 9

10:45AM-11:15AM
Ashrafiqin, Ahmad (Universite Laval, Qubec)
''The Acquisition of French Noun Complements by Malay Learners''

11:15AM-11:45AM
Chao-Kai Shih (National Tsing Hua University) and Atul Manqoqo (National Hsincu University of Education)
''On Takibakha Multiple Applicative Constructions''

11:45AM-1:30PM
Lunch

1:30PM-2:30PM
Invited Talk:
Norvin Richards (MIT)
''Why are so many Austronesian languages verb-initial?''

2:30PM-2:45PM
Closing Remarks

2:45PM-3:00PM
Business Meeting



Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue



Page Updated: 02-May-2013

Supported in part by the National Science Foundation       About LINGUIST    |   Contact Us       ILIT Logo
While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.