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Message 1: CONFS: Linguistics Association of Great Britain

Date: Tue, 09 Jul 1996 12:44:35 GMT
From: "billy clark" <BILLY1mdx.ac.uk>
Subject: CONFS: Linguistics Association of Great Britain
LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN

Autumn Meeting 1996: 7-9 September,
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

PROGRAMME:

 Saturday 7 September 1996

 1.00 LUNCH
2.00 Workshop: Learnability and language acquisition for linguists
 Organiser: Stefano Bertolo (MIT). Chair: Robert Borsley
		(Bangor).
 4.00 TEA
4.30 Workshop continues
 6.30 DINNER
7.45 Henry Sweet Lecture:
 Professor Janet Dean Fodor (City University of New
		York)
 Setting parameters: fewer but better triggers

 Sunday 8 September 1996

Session A
9.00 John Charles Smith (Manchester) "Skeuomorphy and Language Change"
9.40 Susan Pintzuk (York) "Syntactic Change via Grammatical
		Competition: Evidence from Old English"
10.20 Oliver Currie (Cambridge) "The Development of Verb-Initial Order
		in Welsh and the Discreteness of Syntactic Change"

Session B

9.00 Steve Nicolle (York) "A Relevance Theoretic Account of will and
		be going to: how to maintain monosemy in the face of
		semantic retention"
9.40 Thorstein Fretheim (Trondheim) "The Pragmatics of Norwegian
 Sentence Fragments Modified by the Particle sa"
10.20 Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain (Michigan) "The Sociolinguistic
		Distribution of and Subjective Attitudes toward the
		Discourse Marker 'like' in the Midwestern United
		States"

Session C
9.00 Dalina Kallulli (Durham) "Noun Phrases, Specificity and Syntactic
 Structure"
9.40 Yuji Nishiyama (Keio) "Attributive and Non-referential NPs"
10.20 Dorothee Beermann (Tilburg) "Morphological Marking and
 Syntactic Scope Resolution"

 11.00 COFFEE
11.30 Language Tutorial: Mohawk
 Professor Marianne Mithun (University of California,
		Santa Barbara)

 1.00 LUNCH
Session A
2.00 Hassan A Durgauhee (Edinburgh) "Towards an Explicit Ontology
 of Phonetic Representation"
2.40 Kuniya Nasukawa (Tohoku Gakuin) "Mora Nasal and Syllable
 Structure in Japanese"
3.20 Richard Breheny (UCL) "Post-Nuclear Predictability"

Session B

2.00 Eun-Ju Noh (UCL) "A Relevance-Theoretic Account of
		Metarepresentative Uses in Conditionals"
2.40 Anna Papafragou (UCL) "Indirect Requests: A Relevance-Theoretic
 Reappraisal"
3.20 Xose Rosales Sequeiros (Buckingham) "Communicated and
 Non-communicated Relational Propositions"

Session C
2.00 Richard Hudson (UCL) "Partial-VP Fronting: taking the PS out of
		HPSG?" 
2.40 Ian Roberts and Anna Roussou (Bangor) "Speculations on V2"
3.20 M Siobhan Cottell (Bangor) "VP-clefting and the Structure of VP"

 4.00 TEA

4.30 LAGB Business Meeting

5.30 Language Tutorial: Mohawk
 Professor Marianne Mithun (University of California,
		Santa Barbara)

 6.30 DINNER
7.45 Special Guest Lecture:
 Professor Robert D. Van Valin Jr. (SUNY at Buffalo)
 The role of pragmatics in the linking between syntax and
		semantics

 Monday 9 September 1996

Session A
9.00 Nigel Vincent (Manchester) "The Theoretical Implications of
		Double Case Marking"
9.40 Dunstan Brown (Surrey) "Facts that Influence the Shape of
		Inheritance Hierarchies: A Bulgarian Example"
10.20 Andrew Spencer (Essex) "Pri-prefixation in Russian"

Session B
9.00 Tomoko Matsui (Birkbeck) "Bridging and Coherence"
9.40 Angelos Kokolakis (UCL) "Default Accent and Relevance"
10.20 Sheila Glasbey (Edinburgh) "Achievements v. Accomplishments:
 Do we need the distinction?"

Session C
9.00 Alan R King (Zarautz) "Root Modals in European Languages: A
		 Preliminary Typology"
9.40 Jeanne Cornillon (SOAS) "Ne is an Expletive"
10.20 Maggie Tallerman (Durham) "Welsh Soft Mutation Doesn't Target
		 Complements!"

 11.00 COFFEE
11.30 Language Tutorial: Mohawk
 Professor Marianne Mithun (University of California,
		Santa Barbara)

 1.00 LUNCH

Session A
2.00 Margaret Deuchar and Suzanne Quay (Bangor and Tokyo) "How Early
		is Language Choice Possible?"
2.40 Pedro Fuentes (Salford) "Do the Features of the "Pro-Drop
		Parameter" form a Cluster?"

Session B
2.00 Anne Cooreman and Anthony Sandford (Glasgow) "Temporal and Causal
 Subordination in Discourse"
2.40 Heloisa Salles (Bangor) "Argument Licensing in Ditransitive
 Constructions:
 A Minimalist Approach"

Session C
2.00 Anne Zribi-Hertz (Paris 8) "Postnominal Possessives in English
		and French"
2.40 Mike Davenport and S. J. Hannahs (Durham) "Evidence,
		Counterevidence and Optimality Theory"

 3.20 TEA AND CLOSE
Further details from Local Organisers:
Janig Stephens ((jstephensuwic.ac.uk)
and Helen Pandeli (hpandeliuwic.ac.
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Message 2: CONFS: Linguistics Association of Great Britain

Date: Tue, 09 Jul 1996 12:55:22 GMT
From: "billy clark" <BILLY1mdx.ac.uk>
Subject: CONFS: Linguistics Association of Great Britain
LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN

Autumn Meeting 1996: University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

The 1996 Autumn Meeting will be held from Saturday 7 to Monday 9
September at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff on the Cyncoed
Campus, where the Association will be the guests of the Faculty of
Community and Health Sciences. The Local Organisers are Janig Stephens
(jstephensuwic.ac.uk) and Helen Pandeli
(hpandeliuwic.ac.uk). Enquiries about the meeting should be sent to:
Janig Stephens/Helen Pandeli, LAGB Autumn Meeting, School of
Environmental and Human Sciences, UWIC, Llandaff, Western Avenue,
Cardiff CF5 2YB.

Accommodation: will be at the Cyncoed campus, Cyncoed Road,
Cardiff. All the rooms have en suite facilities: wash basin, shower
and toilet. There are no double rooms. The talks will take place on
the campus, in a building very close to the accommodation
building. Rooms will be allocated strictly on a "first-come
first-served" basis.

Registration: will begin at 10am on Saturday the 7th of September in
the foyer of the main building, near the main entrance. Late arrivals
can collect their keys from the porters lodge either from the porter
or from the Security Officer after 10pm.

Events: The Henry Sweet Lecture 1996 on the Saturday evening will be
delivered by Professor Janet Dean Fodor (CUNY) and is entitled Setting
parameters: fewer but better triggers.

A Special Guest Lecture on Sunday evening will be given by Professor
Robert D. Van Valin Jr. (SUNY at Buffalo) entitled The role of
pragmatics in the linking syntax and semantics.

There will be a Workshop on Learnability and language acquisition for
linguists, organised by Stefano Bertolo (MIT) and chaired by Robert
Borsley (Bangor). The course is tutorial in nature and presupposes no
previous knowledge of these topics.

In the first part of the Workshop, Stefano Bertolo will introduce
fundamental concepts and results from formal learning theory (criteria
of successful learning, classes of hypotheses, modes of presentation
and properties of learning functions) and assess the psychological
plausibility of some of the available alternatives. In the second part
of the Workshop, Martin Atkinson, Robin Clark, Jonathan Kaye and Ian
Roberts will discuss some of the consequences of such formal results
with respect to Syntax, Complexity Theory, Phonology and Diachronic
Syntax respectively.

There will be a Language Tutorial on Mohawk, given by Professor
Marianne Mithun (University of California, Santa Barbara). Mohawk is
an Iroquoian language spoken in six communities in northeastern North
America. Unlike many North American languages, it is still spoken
skilfully by several thousand adults. The language has always been
enjoyed, valued, and cultivated by its speakers, and now, due to great
efforts within the communities, children are again beginning to learn
it as a mother tongue.

The tutorial will present an overview of the structure of the
language, from phonology through morphology, syntax, and
discourse. Grammatical categories and patterns will be described and
their use examined in samples of spontaneous connected speech. Among
the features of special interest are the relation between lexical and
syntactic categories, agent-patient case patterning, extensive noun
incorporation, and fully pragmatically determined word order. The
relatively elaborate morphological structure has important
implications for the nature of the syntax. In addition, it offers
speakers important options in the way information is packaged in
speech, options unavailable to speakers of many of the more familiar
languages of Europe and Asia.

Guests: Members may invite any number of guests to meetings of the
association, upon payment of a 5.00 sterling guest invitation fee.

Abstracts: are available to members who are unable to attend the
meeting. Please order using the booking form below.

Committee members:

President: Professor Greville Corbett, University of Surrey
(g.corbettsurrey.ac.uk)

Honorary Secretary: Dr. David Adger, University of York
(da4tower.york.ac.uk)

Membership Secretary: Dr. Kersti Borjars, University of Manchester
(k.e.borjarsmanchester.ac.uk)

Meetings Secretary: Dr. Billy Clark, Middlesex University
(billy1mdx.ac.uk)

Treasurer: Dr. Paul Rowlett, University of Salford
(p.a.rowlettmod-lang.salford.ac.uk)

Assistant Secretary: Dr. April McMahon, University of Cambridge
(AMM11hermes.cam.ac.uk)+

BLN Editor: Dr. Siew-Yue Killingley, Grevatt and Grevatt, 9 Rectory
Drive, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE NE13 1XT.

Internet home page: http://clwww.essex.ac.uk/LAGB

BOOKING FORM:

Please return this form, with your remittance, by 9 August, to: Janig
Stephens/Helen Pandeli, LAGB Autumn Meeting, School of Environmental
and Human Sciences, UWIC, Llandaff, Western Avenue, Cardiff CF5 2YB.
Please make cheques payable to "LAGB Cardiff 1996".

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