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Message 1: Workshop on Comparative Linguistics

Date: Mon, 26 Oct 92 16:29:38 ESWorkshop on Comparative Linguistics
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Subject: Workshop on Comparative Linguistics

 ANN ARBOR, NOV. 6-7, 1992

The purpose of this workshop is to try to settle some of the
fundamental issues that have arisen over the last 30 or so years
in the work on language classification and the reconstruction of
extinct languages (incl. the reconstruction of unattested features
of partially attested languages, such as the phonology of languages
written hieroglyphically).

Participants include:

Raimo Anttila (UCLA), Anthony Aristar (Texas A & M), William Baxter
(Michigan), Miguel Civil (Chicago), Sheila Embleton (York) Eric,
P. Hamp (Chicago), Jeff Heath (Michigan), Brian Joseph (Ohio
State), Alexis Manaster Ramer (Wayne State), Mary Niepokuj (Purdue),
Martha Ratliff (Wayne State), William Rozycki (Bloomington),
Joe Salmons (Purdue), Vitaly Shevoroshkin (Michigan),
Sergei Starostin (Russian Academy of Sciences), Thomas
Toon (Michigan), Alexander Vovin (Michigan), John B. Whitman

The workshop will take the form of extended discussions involving
specialists in the different areas, each discussion to be started
off by a rapporteur (in parentheses):

Friday, November 6

Philology and Comparative Linguistics (Toon) 9:30-10:45
Language Contacts (Heath) 11:00-12:15
Universals and Comparative Ling (Aristar) 1:15-2:30
Reconstructing Partially Attested Languages (Civil) 2:45-4:00
Phonological Naturalness (Salmons) 4:15-5:45
Methods in Macrocomparison (Ratliff) 7:30-8:45

Saturday, November 7

Statistical Methods (Niepokuj) 9:30-10:45
Microcomparison (Joseph) 11:00-12:15
Culture and Comparative Ling (Mannheim) 1:15-2:30
Loan Words (Vovin) 2:45-4:00
Reconstruction vs. Relationship (Baxter) 4:15-5:45

Sponsored by the Linguistics Program, University of Michigan

Organizing Committee: Baxter, Ratliff, Vovin, Manaster Ramer.
Contact: Manaster Ramer (AMRMTS.CC.WAYNE.EDU)
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Message 2: Linguistic Society of Belgium

Date: Mon, 26 Oct 92 15:32:43 +0Linguistic Society of Belgium
From: Jan Nuyts <>
Subject: Linguistic Society of Belgium
 1992 Annual Conference of the Linguistic Society of Belgium

 Antwerp, November 26-28, 1992

 Jan Nuyts - Eric Pederson
 University of Antwerp - Linguistics
 Universiteitsplein 1
 B-2610 Wilrijk - Belgium


Site of the lectures: University of Antwerp - UFSIA
 Rodestraat 14 in Antwerp

WEDNESDAY November 25th

19:00 - 21:00 Registration (at conference desk in Hotel Arcade)

THURSDAY November 26th

9:00 - 9:15 Opening remarks

9:15 - 10:15 Plenary lecture by D.Slobin
 Two ways to travel: Verbs of motion in English and Spanish

10:15 - 10:45 Coffee

10:45 - 12:55 Parallel sessions

10:45 - 11:25
Room A: D.Tuggy: Ambiguity, polysemy, and vagueness
Room B: C.Tenny: Linguistic underspecification and pragmatic interference
 in aspectual verb
Room C: C.Balkenius: Spatial schemata and language

11:30 - 12:10
Room A: D.Geeraerts: Generalised onomasiological saliency
Room B: Y.Matsumoto: Abstract motion and English and Japanese verbs
Room C: M.Carroll, C.von Stutterheim: New territory on home ground:
	 Differences in the conceptualisation and linguistic representation
	 of spatial relations in English and German

12:15 - 12:55
Room A: F.Ungerer: Basic level concepts, parasitic concepts and word classes
Room B: T.Kuteva: Verb grammaticalization and conceptual structuring
Room C: S.A.Rice: The grammaticization of space: Non-spatial conceptualization
	 with spatial prepositions

12:55 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 15:30 Plenary lecture by A.Herskovits
 Across, along, and other ways to travel:
		 Exploring the interplay of linguistic knowledge and
		 perceptual geometry

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee

16:00 - 17:25 Parallel sessions

16:00 - 16:40
Room A: C.Schaeffner: The `balance' metaphor as a linguistic and conceptual
Room B: Y.Ziv: Conceptual causality and context dependence
Room C: J.Berg: On the very idea of thinking in words

16:45 - 17:25
Room A: H.-J.Schmid: The abstract word idea: Concept without prototype?
Room B: A.Verhagen: Linguistic change and the conceptualization of causality
Room C: S.Davis: Anti-individualism and conceptual representation

FRIDAY November 27th

9:00 - 10:00 Plenary lecture by H.Clark
 Means of meaning

10:00 - 13:00 Poster session

 Cultural frames of mind through narrative discourse
I.Barbier, C.Foley, Z.Nunez del Prado, B.Lust:
 The interaction between pragmatics and syntax in VP ellipsis
	 structures: Evidence from first language acquisition
 Conceptual semantic investigations of lexicalization patterns in
	 Russian and Hungarian
 Correlations between the conceptual content of the generic noun
	 phrase and the choice of the article in French
 The Take and V-construction: A split concept
 Quantification in linguistic and conceptual representation
 On the conceptual basis of morphological and syntactic distinctions
	 in early multiword utterances: A study of two Dutch triplets
F.Heny, C.Tenny:
 Scope and core event structure: The relationship between syntactic
	 and conceptual structures
 Social deixis of uchi (ingroup) / soto (outgroup) and linguistic
	 representation in Japanese
F.Van der Leek:
 The function of to in perception reports: Conceptualization and
	 linguistic representation
S.Lopez Ornat:
 The linguistic model of spatial movement relations as presented by
	 parents to Spanish children from 12 to 30 months
 Presupposition as a context-building and a context-managing process Mulder:
 Demonstratives and de re propositions
 Referential identification: In search of a holistic representation
 Non-coreferential relations in anaphora
A.De Roeck, J.Nuyts:
 The use of epistemic modal expression by autistic and normal adults:
	 What deficits can tell us about the relationship between linguistic
	 and conceptual representation
 Referring expressions as markers of conceptual relations
T.Stolz, C.Kilian-Hatz:
 Commitative, concomitance, and beyond: On the interdependency of
	 grammaticalization and conceptualization
J.van Voorst:
 Against a composite analysis of certain causative constructions

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 15:30 Plenary lecture by L.Talmy
 The windowing of attention in language

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee

16:00 - 17:25 Parallel sessions

16:00- 16:40
Room A: L.Naigles, A.Eisenberg, E.Kako: Acquiring a language-specific lexicon:
	 Verbs in English and Spanish
Room B: K.Inoue: Japanese numeral classifiers and their implications for
 conceptual coherence
Room C: R.S.Tomlin: Mapping conceptual representations into linguistic
 representations: The role of attention in grammar

16:45 - 17:25
Room A: G.Senft: Speaking about body and mind in Kilivila
Room B: P.Gerstl: Variability and referential scope: The case of left
Room C: E.Wande: The propositional/visual dichotomy - or is there more to it?

19:00 - ... Banquet in the Marble Hall of the Zoological Gardens
 (advance reservation required)

SATURDAY November 28th

9:00 - 10:00 Plenary lecture by W.J.M.Levelt
 The language of space, perspective taking, and ellipsis

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee

10:30 - 12:40 Parallel sessions

10:30 - 11:10
Room A: M.Boerkel: A conceptual interpretation of polysemy
Room B: E.A.Robinson: Direct pragmatics: Investigations in the domain of
Room C: K.-E.McCullough: Visual imagery in language and gesture
Room D: C.H.van Schooneveld: In final Praguean-Jakobsonian structural
	 semantic analysis, conceptualization is mathematical

11:15 - 11:55
Room A: P.Werth: Remote worlds: The conceptual representation of linguistic
Room B: V.Poznanski: A relevance-theoretic view of the semantic-pragmatic
Room C: S.Kita: The linguistic realization of mental imagery without
	 intermediate semantic representation: Evidence from Japanese
	 giongo/gitaigo (`sound/manner' mimetics) and spontaneous gesture
Room D: U.T.Place: A connectionist/behaviour-analytic perspective on the
	 relation between pre- linguistic and post-linguistic concepts

12:00 - 12:40
Room A: H.Baayen: Same or different? Lexical statistics and lexical
	 conceptual structure
Room B: G.Everaert, J.Lerot, T.van Steenberghe: Conceptual graphs as
	 semantic representations for multilingual generation
Room C: S.Duncan: The conceptual representation of temporal aspect in
	 English and Mandarin
Room D: F.K.Lehman, G.Bennardo: A conceptual approach to the cognition of
	 space and its linguistic expression

12:45 - 14:15 Lunch

14:15 - 16:25 Parallel sessions

14:15 - 14:55
Room A: P.Bosch: Lexical semantics versus conceptual representations
Room B: J.M.Delgado Moreira, L.Martin Rojo: Language and fear: The boundaries
	 of linguistic conceptualization
Room C: S.Vogeleer: Associations conceptuelles et assertions existentielles
Room D: X.Wang: The role of culture in the development of linguistic
	 representations: A comparative study of the gestural communication
	 systems of Chinese and American deaf children

15:00 - 15:40
Room A: E.Viegas: Conceptualization and lexicalization: A problematic
Room B: R.Hirsch, K.Sandell: Eco-views and ethnosemantics: On the
	 relationship between linguistic and conceptual representation
Room C: J.Verschueren: The pragmatics of conceptual accessibility and
	 communicative transparency
Room D: M.Shibatani: A grammatical structure as a conceptualization schema:
	 The case for benefactive constructions

15:45 - 16:25
Room A: C.Sinha: Canonicality, contextuality, closed classes, and concepts:
	 Acquisition and distribution of spatial prepositions
Room B: D.Leonard: What language reveals about the internal representation
	 of `center' in modern dance
Room C: D.Simeoni, K.Fall: Quels outils pour l'analyse des representations
	 conceptuelles et linguistiques?
Room D: C.von Stutterheim, R.Mangold, S.Barattelli, U.Kohlmann, H.G.Koelbing:
	 Reference to objects: Getting the form right

16:25 - 16:45 Coffee

16:45 - 18:15 Round table discussion by H.Clark, A.Herskovits, W.Levelt,
		 D.Slobin, L.Talmy
 Chair/discussant: S.Levinson

18:15 - ... Closing drink


All correspondence concerning the conference should be sent to the organizers
at the following address:
 University of Antwerp - UIA
 Linguistics (GER)
 Universiteitsplein 1
 B-2610 Wilrijk Belgium

Conference site:
The conference will be held in the Rodestraat building of the UFSIA-campus of
the University of Antwerp, which is located in the center of town, near the
central station.
Address: Rodestraat 14
 2000 Antwerpen

You can register for the conference, preferably on Wednesday evening from
19:00 till 21:00 at our desk in Hotel Arcade (see below), or if necessary on
Thursday morning at the conference site.
Registration fees are:
* 2000 BFr/60 USD (advance payment) or 2300 BFr (on-site payment) for regular
* 1000 BFr/30 USD (advance payment) or 1300 BFr (on-site payment) for members
of IPrA and of the MPRG for Cognitive Anthropology, and for students and
* Free if you are a member of the Linguistic Society of Belgium.
You can pay in advance by sending to the mailing address:
(i) a barred Eurocheck, made out to Jan Nuyts, in Belgian Francs; or
(ii) an International Postal Money Order, made out to Jan Nuyts, in Belgian
Francs; or
(iii) a US personal check, made out to the International Pragmatics
Association, in US Dollars.
The deadline for advance payment is Friday, November 13th.
On-site payment must be in cash or by means of a Eurocheck, in Belgian Francs
No other forms of payment (non-US personal checks, money transfers, bank
checks, etc.) will be accepted, since they involve considerable costs on our
Receipts can be obtained at the conference desk.

Hotel information:
The conference hotel is the Arcade Hotel, in the center of Antwerp, 10 minutes
walking from the conference site.
Address: Hotel Arcade
 Meistraat 39
 2000 Antwerp
Phone: ++32/3/231.88.30
Fax: ++32/3/234.29.21
There are special rates available, only through the organizers:
Single room: 1995,- BFr/night (incl. breakfast)
Double room: 2400,- BFr/night (incl. breakfast)
The special rates are available only for reservations received by the
organizers by Friday, November 13th, but preferably earlier, since at present
there are no more than 10 rooms left in the hotel. We will make reservations
on a first come, first served basis. Use the attached reservation slip.
Full payment of the hotel room is due upon check-in at the hotel desk.

Banquet information:
The Friday evening banquet will be held in the Marble Hall of the Antwerp Zoo
(which is just next to the central station).
Address: Koningin Astridplein 26 (ZOO entrance)
 2018 Antwerp
It will consist of an aperitif (different types of draft Belgian beers) in
the beautiful winter gardens, a 4 course meal with wine served in a 19th
century neo-classicist entourage, and a closing drink in the winter
gardens. There will be a vegetarian menu available.
The non-vegetarian variant will consist of:
 Pat~B Canard in Port
 Wild boar with forest mushrooms
Reservations must be received by the organizers by Friday, November 13th.
Use the attached form. The price will be approximately 1500,- BFr.
(everything included). Payment is due at the conference desk upon

All further information (maps etc.) is mailed to those who return the
attached pre-registration slip. If you have already returned a pre-
registration slip earlier, you do not have to do so again.


Conference on Conceptual and Linguistic Representation, Antwerp,
November 26-28, 1992

Please arrange hotel accommodation at reduced rates for me: YES/NO
Arrival date:_______________ Departure date:_______________
Please check: O I would like a single room
 O I would like a double room
 O I am willing to share a room with another conference
 I would like to share the room with ____________________

I will participate in the Friday-evening banquet YES/NO
 O I would like a vegetarian meal

Name, address, email: ___________________________________________________

Must be received by the organizers by November 13th.
Return to: Jan Nuyts
 University of Antwerp
 Linguistics (GER)
 Universiteitsplein 1
 B-2610 Wilrijk Belgium
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