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Mon 05 Apr 1993

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Message 1: New Ways of Analyzing Variation

Date: Mon, 05 Apr 93 13:06:58 EDNew Ways of Analyzing Variation
From: Marjory Meechan/NWAVE Committee <054007acadvm1.uottawa.ca>
Subject: New Ways of Analyzing Variation

Call for papers
22nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON NEW WAYS OF
ANALYZING VARIATION
October 14 - 17, 1993
University of Ottawa, Canada

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
JACK CHAMBERS
WILLIAM LABOV
WALT WOLFRAM

Abstracts are invited in all areas of linguistic variation
theory for 20-minute presentations and for posters.

Abstract specifications:
Format:
Abstract page. Abstracts, including full title, should be no
longer than 500 words and may not exceed a single 8 1/2 X
11" page with 1" margins all around. Author's name
should not appear on this page.
Cover page. Include full title of the submission, and
author's name, affiliation, address, E-mail, fax and phone
numbers. Indicate here whether you wish your abstract to
be considered for a paper session, a poster session, or
either. American Dialect Society members: Indicate
whether, if accepted, you wish your paper to be scheduled
in a special ADS session.
Submission instructions:
Send 6 hard copies of of the abstract page + 1 copy of the
cover page, AND 1) a 3 1/2" diskette containing abstract
page and cover page (using MS Word for MAC or IBM),
OR 2) an E-mail message containing same, OR 3) an
indication (on cover page) if electronic submission is
impossible.
Deadline for receipt of abstracts: July 1, 1993
Abstracts will be anonymously refereed.
Expected notification date: August 15, 1993
Mail to:
Shana Poplack  NWAVE 22
Dept. of Linguistics
University of Ottawa
78 Laurier East
Ottawa, Canada K1N 6N5
E-MAIL: NWAVE22UOTTAWA.ACADVM1.CA
FAX: 1 613 564-9067
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Message 2: Workshop on the L1- and L2-acquisition of clause internal rules

Date: Mon, 5 Apr 93 21:47 MET
From: <WEISSENBORNmpi.nl>
Subject: Workshop on the L1- and L2-acquisition of clause internal rules


 CALL FOR PAPERS

WORKSHOP ON THE L1- AND L2-ACQUISITION OF CLAUSE-INTERNAL RULES: SCRAMBLING
 AND CLITICIZATION

 UNIVERSITY OF BERNE - NOVEMBER 19 - 21, 1993.

Natural languages display a wide range of clause-internal reordering
phenomena. Although central for the grammar of many languages, these phenomena
have been rather marginally treated in the acquisition literature. The main
purpose of the meeting in Berne is to bring together researchers working in
this field in order to take the first steps toward filling this gap.

The workshop will be mainly concerned with scrambling and cliticization.
Scrambling is a general term which covers what has been referred to in the
traditional grammar of German as "middle field phenomena", i.e. IP-internal
movements of maximal projections. It has been recently suggested that
scrambling involves both adjunction and SPEC-to-SPEC movement. Both types of
movement may be either local or non-local. These analyses raise the following
questions:

a. What is the relationship between the distribution of the various movement
types and the acquisition sequence?

b. When are the scope effects which are associated with focus and Neg
particles acquired? Is early grammar consistent with the target language with
regard to scrambling rules?

c. What is the relationship between scrambling and SPEC, VP-to-SPEC, IP-
Raising?

d. In what manner does the acquisition of scrambling correlate with the
current structure of the DP? How can we account for DP-splitting effects and
related phenomena?

f. How does the acquisition of scrambling manifest itself in language-impaired
children?

g. What is the relationship between Verb Projection Raising and scrambling?

The notion of cliticization covers fronting effects of atonic (or weak tonic)
pronouns to the left-periphery of the clause (e.g. to the so-called
Wackernagel Position in Germanic). Among the questions raised by this issue:

a. Does cliticization involve Xo or Xmax movement?
b. What is the source of clitic-doubling phenomena?
c. What is the landing site of pronominal clitics?
d. What is the relationship between cliticization and the internal structure
of the DP in the current grammar?

The organizing committee:

Z. Penner (Berne), T. Roeper (UMass), J. Weissenborn (MPI), K. Wexler (MIT)

The workshop will consist of 12-16 contributions of 45 minutes each (plus 15
minutes discussion) and 3-4 state-of-the-art talks. The latter will cover the
following topics: (i) the structure of full and pronominal DPs; (ii) current
trends in the theory of scrambling.
Those interested in actively participating in the workshop should send four
copies of a one-page abstract to the following address before May 14, 1993.

 Zvi Penner, Institut f|r Sprachwissenschaft der Universitdt Bern
 Ldngsgassstr. 49, CH-3000 Bern 9
 Tel. ++41-31-65 37 55 (Inst. 65 8O O5); Fax ++41-31-65 36 03
 E-Mail: ISPRAISW.UNIBE.CH

We hope to be able to partially reimburse the hotel & travel expenses of those
speakers who are not funded by their home universities.

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