LINGUIST List 6.1526

Tue Oct 31 1995

Confs: Comparative Linguistics

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  1. REX E WALLACE, 4th Workshop

Message 1: 4th Workshop

Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 13:23:20 4th Workshop
Subject: 4th Workshop


The 4th WORKSHOP ON COMPARATIVE LINGUISTICS will be held on the campus
of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA on the weekend of November
10-12, 1995 (final program provided below). For additional information please
contact Rex Wallace at or at Department
of Classics, 520 Herter Hall, UMASS, Amherst, MA 01003.

University of Massachusetts at Amherst
November 10-12, 1995

Typology and Diachrony

Friday evening, November 10, 7:00 - 9:00, Informal Gathering at
	Boltwood Tavern, Lord Jeffery Inn, Amherst

Saturday, November 11.

9:00 - 9:30, Coffee

9:30, Opening Remarks, Rex Wallace University of Massachusetts at

9:30 - 12:00, Session 1, Issues in Sampling Procedure, Mark Feinstein,
	Hampshire College, chair

William Pagliuca, University of Illinois, 'Sampling and Diachrony'
Revere Perkins, Independent Consultant, 'Independence in Language
Discussant: Gerda Kamberova, University Pennsylvania

12:00-2:00, Lunch break

2:00-5:00, Session 2, Typology and Phonological Reconstruction, Joe
	Salmons, University of Wisconsin, chair

Alice Faber, Haskins Labs, 'The limits of typology in phonological
	reconstruction: some Semitic case studies'
Ives Goddard, Smithsonian Institution, 'Some considerations in
	reconstructing the history of sound systems'
Fred Schwink, Universitat Eichstatt, 'Typological Contributions to the
	Reconstruction of Phonological Rules'
Discussant: Jay Jasanoff, Cornell University

6:00-7:30, Reception at Lord Jeffery Inn

Sunday, November 12

9:00-9:30, Coffee

9:30-12:00, Session 3, Towards a Typology of Change, Roger Higgins,
	University of Massachusetts at Amherst, chair

Mary Niepokuj, Purdue University, 'Typological evidence in the
	reconstruction of morphology: some case studies'
Eve Sweetser, University of California, Berkeley, 'Metaphor,
	iconicity, and the development of grammatical meaning'
Ellen Woolford, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 'Case and
	agreement typology'
Discussant: Brian Joseph, The Ohio State University

					Rex Wallace
					Department of Classics
					520 Herter Hall
					UMASS, Amherst
					Amherst, MA 01003
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