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Date: Thu, 2 Jan 92 16:08:52 -05Kwa Comparative Syntax Workshop
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Subject: Kwa Comparative Syntax Workshop


	 Kwa Comparative Syntax Workshop
			 MIT
	 	 Dept. of Linguistics
 		 Cambridge, MA 02139
		 Location: Room 66-154

Friday January 24th, 1992

9:00		Coffee and Rolls

9:15		Introduction
9:30	 	Case in Ewe and Yoruba
		CHRIS COLLINS (MIT)
10:30		A Typology of Yoruba Nominalizations
		VICTOR MANFREDI (Boston Univ.)
11:30		Floating Tones and A'-Movement in Igbo
		HIROAKI TADA (MIT)

12:30		Lunch Break

1:30		Proper Argument Projection in Igbo and Yoruba
		JEFF GRUBER (MIT)
2:30		Subject Sharing and Predication Theory
		RICHARD CAMBPELL (Oakland University)

3:30		Coffee Break

3:45		The Semantic Restrictions on Serial Verb Constructions
		with "so" (take) in Fon
		MAXIME DE LA CRUZ
4:45		Yoruba Syntactic Dialectology
		OLASOPE OYELARAN (Univ. of Ife and NC Wesleyan College)

Saturday January 25th, 1992

8:30		Coffee and Rolls

9:00		The Syntax of Predicate Clefts in Yoruba
		LAURENT DEKYDTSPOTTER (Cornell)
10:00		Evidence for an Injunctive Phrase in Syntax:
		Modal Particles in Fongbe
		AIME AVOLONTO (UQAM)
11:00		Null Object Constructions in Akan
		KOFI SAAH (Univ. of Ottawa)

12:00		Lunch Break

1:00		Verb Compounding in Igbo
		PETER IHIONU (MIT)
2:00		Focus Constructions in Ewe [and Akan]
		FELIX AMEKA (Leiden)

3:00		Coffee Break

3:15		Infl in Igbo and Yoruba
		ROSE-MARIE DECHAINE (UMASS, Amherst)
4:15		Null Operators in Serial Verb Constructions
		PAUL LAW (UQAM) and TONJES VEENSTRA (Univ. of Amsterdam)

Talks will be 30 minutes long, followed by 25 minutes of
commentary/open discussion. Informal housing arrangements are
available on request. There will be a party Friday night. For further
information contact:
	Chris Collins			Victor Manfredi
	Dept. of Linguistics		511 Main Street
	MIT				West Newbury, MA
	Cambridge, MA 02139		01985
	collinsathena.mit.edu
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