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Mon Nov 6 1995

Confs: Workshop on Focus at UMASS

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Message 1: Workshop on Focus Program

Date: Sun, 05 Nov 1995 23:30:30 Workshop on Focus Program
From: Workshop on Focus <focuslinguist.umass.edu>
Subject: Workshop on Focus Program

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WORKSHOP ON FOCUS
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
December 8-10, 1995
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****Preliminary Schedule****


FRIDAY 12/8

12:00 - 1:00	Registration
1:00 - 1:10	Opening Remarks

1:10 - 1:50	Catherine Rudin (Wayne State College),
	Tracy Holloway King (Standford),
	Roumyana Izvorski (University of Pennsylvania):
	Focus in Bulgarian and Russian Yes-No Questions.
1:50 - 2:30	Maribel Romero (University of Massachusetts, Amherst):
	The P-set of a Focused wh-word.

Break (20 min.)

2:50 - 3:30	Olga Babko-Malaya (Rutgers University)
	Context-Dependent Quantifiers Restricted by Focus.
3:30 - 4:10	Daniel Buring (University og Koln):
	Topics and Disambiguation.
4:10 - 4:50	Julie Sedivy, Michael Tannenhaus, Gregory Carlson:
	Using Contrast Sets to Resolve Reference On-line.

Break (20 min.)

5:10 - 6:20 Invited Speakers: 	
			Eva Hajicova (Universita Karlova)
			Barbara Partee (University of Massachusetts)
			Petr Sgall (Universita Karlova)
				TBA
			



SATURDAY 12/9

9:30 - 10:10	Eugenia Casielles (University of Massachusetts, Amherst):
	Focus Preposing (it's called).
10:10 - 10:50	David Beck (Universtiy of Toronto)
	On the Syntactic Expression of Topic and Rheme in Two
	Salishan Languages.

Break (20 min.)

11:10 - 12:20 Invited Speaker
	Elizabeth Selkirk (University of Massachusetts)
	TBA

Lunch (1h. 40 min.)

2:00 - 2:40	Akihiko Uechi (University of British Columbia):
	Focus Phrasing in Japanese: An Optimality Approach.
2:40 - 3:10	Amy Schafer (University of Massachusetts at Amherst):
	Prosodic Phrasing and Focus: The Bounded Projection Hypothesis.

Break (20 min.)

3:30 - 4:10	Elena Herburger (University of Southern California):
	Presupposition vs. Assertion: a Neo-Davidsonian Account.
4:10 - 4:50	Cecile Meier (University of Tubingen):
	Allegation under Negation in Causal Contexts.
4:50 - 5:30	Mary Wu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign):
	Focus, Structure and Uniqueness: Implications of the NP --
	with special reference to complex NPs in Mandarin Chinese.



SUNDAY 12/10

9:30 - 10:10	Ricardo Echepare (University of Maryland):
	A Case for Two Types of Focus in Basque.
10:10 - 10:50	Juvenal Ndayiragije (University of Western Ontario):
	TP-Internal Focus in Bantu and "Attract-F".
10:50 - 11:30	Edward Gobbel (University of Tubingen):
	On the Syntax of Focus-Movement in Romanian.

Break (20 min.)

11:50 - 12:30	Dag E. Wold (Massachusetts Institute of Technology):
	How to Interpret Multiple Foci without Moving
	a Focused Constituent.
12:30 - 1:10	Bernhard Schwarz (University of Massachusetts, Amherst):
	On Kratzer's Tanglewood Example.

*Alternates*

Eloise Jelinek (University of Arizona)
	Pronoun Classes and Focus
Rosemary Stevenson (University of Durham)
	Focusing of Elements in a Discourse Model:
	Thematic Role Effects on the Accessibility of a
	PronounUs Antecedents
Robert Van Valin (State University of New York)
	Cross-Linguistic Variation in Structural Constraints on Focus
Robert Westmoreland (Indiana University)
	Contrastiveness as embedded focus

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Fees

Before Nov.24		Student	$10		Others	$15

After Nov. 24
and on-site 	Student	$15		Others	$25


Please, send check or money order made out to GLSA together with the
registration form below to: Workshop on Focus, Dept. of Linguistics
(South
College), University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA 01003.


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Registration Form
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Name ______________________________________________

Affiliation __________________	Address ____________________

Telephone number _____________________

Email ___________________________



Crash Space

A small number of crash space can be provided in student appartments.
If you need crash space, please contact us at focuslinguist.umass.edu


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