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Date: Mon, 24 Jul 1995 10:58:30 Linguistics Association of Great Britain
From: "billy clark" <BILLY1mdx.ac.uk>
Subject: Linguistics Association of Great Britain


 LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN

The 1995 Autumn Meeting will be held from Monday 18 September
to Wednesday 20 September at the University of Essex, where
the Association will be the guests of the Department of
Language and Linguistics. Enquiries and bookings (by 25 August)
should be sent to: LAGB 1995, David Britain and Stella Markantonatou,
Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex,
Colchester, Essex, Great Britain CO4 3SQ.

Events: The Henry Sweet Lecture 1995 on the Monday evening
will be delivered by Professor Edwin Williams (Princeton), and is
entitled "Focus and Anaphoric Destressing".

There will also be a Special Guest Lecture by Professor Greg
Stump (Kentucky), entitled "The Autonomy of Morphomic Indexing".

Professor Williams will also be participating in a Workshop on
the topic of Ellipsis, focus and anaphora, on the Monday
afternoon. The workshop is organised by David Adger (York);
other contributors are Caroline Heycock (Edinburgh), Ruth
Kempson, (SOAS) and Wynn Chao (SOAS).

There will be a Language Tutorial on the Australian language
Kayardild (note change of language), given by Dr Nicholas
Evans (Melbourne). Kayardild is a Tangkic language of Bentinck
Island, north west Queensland, and the two sessions will aim
to cover the main features of the grammar, exemplified as far
as possible through study of a traditional text. After
situating the language sociolinguistically, most of the
tutorial will deal with morphosyntactic features of
typological interest, in particular with its complex and
unusual nominal morphology: the use of 'modal case' to signal
mood and tense categories on Nps within the VP; a further use
of 'complementizing case', marked on every word of a clause,
to show interclausal relations, and the phenomenon of case
stacking that leads to nouns inflecting for up to four cases,
forcing morphological representations to have (finitely)
recursive case features. A final feature of nominal case
morphology is the presence of a subset of case suffixes, known
to Tangkicists as 'verbal case', which, though demonstrably
an inflectional category, converts the morphological class of
its host from nominal to verb, thus posing problems to the
view that inflections never change word class.

Internet home page: The LAGB internet home page is now active
at the following address: http://clwww.essex.ac.uk/LAGB.

Electronic network: Please join the LAGB electronic network
which is used for disseminating LAGB information and for
consulting members quickly. It can be subscribed to by sending
the message "add lagb" to: listservpostman.essex.ac.uk.

PROGRAMME:

 Monday 18 September 1995

2.00 Workshop: "Ellipsis, focus and anaphora"
 Organised by David Adger (York);
 participants: Edwin Williams (Princeton),
 Caroline Heycock (Edinburgh), Ruth Kempson, (SOAS),
 Wynn Chao (SOAS).

7.45 Henry Sweet Lecture 1995:
 Edwin Williams (Princeton)

 Tuesday 19 September 1995

Session A
9.00 J. M. de Wind (Amsterdam) "Inverted Subjects in French,
 Nominative Case-Checking and Expletive PRO in Antisymmetric
 Minimalism"
9.40 Anna Pettiward (SOAS) "Agreement & Optionality in French:
 A Conflicting Account"
10.20 Alison Henry (University of Ulster at Jordanstown)
 "Dialect variation and minimalist syntax"

Session B
9.00 Richard Breheny (UCL) "Revisions in Relevance Theory and
 Enrichment"
9.40 Vladimir Zegarac (Middlesex) "Three Connectives in
 Serbo-Croat"
10.20 Anna Papafragou (UCL) "The Comprehension of Metonymy"

Session C
9.00 Andrew Spencer (Essex) "Agreement Morphology is
 Morphology"
9.40 Lynne J Cahill & Gerald Gazdar (Sussex) "From Syllable to
 Inflection in German"
10.20 Andrew Hippisley (Surrey) "Russian lexeme formation: a
 lexeme-based approach to derivational morphology in
 DATR"

Session A
11.30 Helge Lodrup (Oslo) "Norwegian Resultatives,
 Unaccusativity, and Lexical Mapping Theory"
12.10 Corinne Cortes (Barcelona) "The Unaccusative Hypothesis
 and the Syntax-Lexical Semantics Interface"

Session B
11.30 Marjolein Groefsema (Hertfordshire) "Processing for
 Relevance"
12.10 Mark Durrant-Peatfield & William Marslen-Wilson "The
 Role of the Discourse Representation in Immediate Zero
 Anaphor Resolution"

Session C
11.30 Victoria C. Mueller Gathercole (Bangor/Florida) "The
 Acquisition of the Mass/Count Distinction by Bilingual
 vs. Monolingual Children"
12.10 Greville G. Corbett and Marianne Mithun (Surrey and
 University of California, Santa Barbara) "Associative
 forms in Central Alaskan Yup'ik: Implications for the
 typology of number systems"

Session A
2.00 Richard Hudson (UCL) "Syntactic Complexity"
2.40 Josef Taglicht (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
 "Syntactic Constraints on Intonational Phrasing in English"
3.20 Dimitra Kolliakou (Edinburgh) "Possessives and
 Pseudo-possessives: an HPSG account"

Session B
2.00 Hussein M. Al-Ageli (Essex) "Optimally Degenerate: Super
 Heavy Syllables in MSA"
2.40 Zaharani Ahmad (Essex) "Optimality and Malay Vowel
 Sequences"
3.20 Kuniya Nasukawa (Tohoku Gakuin) "Melodic structure and no
 constraint-ranking in Japanese verbal inflexion"

Session C
2.00 Maggie Tallerman (Durham) "The Middle Welsh 'Historic
 Infinitive'"
2.40 Najib Jarad (Bangor/Aleppo) "The Rise of "for" in Middle
 English to-Infinitives"
3.20 M. Siobh n Cottell (Bangor) "Predication in Copular and
 Cleft Constructions in Modern Irish"

4.30 LAGB Business Meeting

5.30 Special Guest Lecture
 Greg Stump (Kentucky)
 "The Autonomy of Morphomic Indexing"

7.45 Language Tutorial: Kayardild
 Nicholas Evans (Melbourne)

 Wednesday 20 September 1995

Session A
9.00 Peter Sells (Stanford) "'Subject' Raising in the
 Philippine Languages"
9.40 Jim Miller (Edinburgh) "The English Perfect and Specific Time
 Adverbs"

Session B
9.00 Bruce L. Peng (Singapore) "A Rule-Based Analysis of Nasal
 Harmony"
9.40 Ann Denwood (London) "Khalkha-Mongolian - Vowel Harmony
 or Head Alignment"
10.20 Phillip Backley and Toyomi Takahashi (UCL and
 Surugadai) "Activate alpha: harmony without spreading"

Session C
9.40 George J. Xydopoulos (UCL) "On Aspect-Sensitive
 Adverbials in Modern Greek"
10.20 Inga Kohlhof (Tuebingen) "The interaction of Syntax and
 Discourse Reference in Adverbial Quantification in German"

Session A
11.30 Marga Petter (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) "External
 Authority Theta-roles of Deontic Modals and their
 Interference with Control"
12.10 Miriam Engelhardt (The Hebrew University) "Control as
 Predication"

Session B
11.30 Faisal Al-Mohanna (Essex) "On the Role of Extrametricality
 in Stress Systems"
12.10 Judith M. Broadbent (Survey of English Usage, UCL) "A
 Reanalysis of Certain Consonant-Vowel Interactions In
 Maltese Arabic"

Session C
11.30 Akiko Yoshimura (Osaka Gakuin) "Negative Polarity in
 Comparatives: The Need for Contrastive Assumptions"
12.10 Michael T. Wescoat (Osaka) "Lexical Sharing and
 English "Headless" Noun Phrases"

2.00 Language Tutorial: Kayardild
 Nicholas Evans (Melbourne)

 4.00 TEA AND CLOSE

 BOOKING FORM

Please return this form, with your remittance, by 25 August
to: LAGB 1995, David Britain and Stella Markantonatou,
Department of Language and Linguistics, University of
Essex, Colchester, Essex, Great Britain CO4 3SQ.
Please make cheques payable to "University of Essex".

NAME..........................................................
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EITHER 1. Complete conference package (a) or (b):

 (a) including Monday lunch preceding workshop
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 (ii) if sent to arrive after 25 August 119-22 sterling..........

 (b) excluding Monday lunch
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 (c) Surcharge for non-members, 5-00 sterling .............
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 abstracts, tea and coffee, room bookings,
 speakers' expenses etc. 15-00 sterling
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 (c) Monday dinner 8-30 sterling
 (d) Overnight stay Monday/Tuesday 25-63 sterling
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