LINGUIST List 7.1255

Tue Sep 10 1996

Confs: NELS program (revised), registration, and hotel info

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  1. Tony PI, NELS.program.revised
  2. Tony PI, NELS.registration
  3. Tony PI, NELS.hotelinfo

Message 1: NELS.program.revised

Date: Fri, 06 Sep 1996 19:40:25 EDT
From: Tony PI <mordruCS.McGill.CA>
Subject: NELS.program.revised
NELS 27 Program (revised version)

Friday, October 18
9:30-10:00	Chris Wilder (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin)
		'Phrasal Movement in LF: de re Readings, VP-Ellipsis
		and Binding'
10:00-10:30	Eric Potsdam (University of California, San Diego)
		'English Verbal Morphology and VP Ellipsis'
10:30-11:00	Ralph Blight (University of Texas, Austin)
		Verb Movement and the Distribution of Copular be'
11:00-11:30	Andrew Carnie (University of Michigan)
		'On the Notions X0 and XP'
11:30-1:00	Lunch Break
1:00-1:30	Tracy Holloway King (Stanford University)
		'The Prosodic Status of A/A'-Heads in Slavic'
1:30-2:00	Strang Burton	(University of British Columbia)
		'Past Tense on Nouns as Death, Destruction, and Loss'
2:00-2:30	Nigel Duffield (McGill University)
		'Distributed Mutation'
2:30-2:45	Tea Break
2:45-3:15	James Giangola (Sensory, Inc.)
		'Constraint Interaction and Brazilian Portuguese Glide
3:15-3:45 	Diamandis Gafos (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
		'A New Distinctive Feature (Cross-Sectional Channel)'
3:45-4:15	Helga Humbert (P.J. Meertens-Instituut (KNAW), Amsterdam)
		'On the Asymmetrical Nature of Nasal Obstruent Relations'
4:15-4:30	Tea Break			
4:30-5:00	Gillian Catriona Ramchand (Oxford University)	
		'Questions, Polarity and Alternative Semantics'
5:00-5:30	David Adger (University of York) & Josep Quer (Utrecht 
		'Subjunctives, Clausal Polarity Items, and Unselected 
		Embedded Questions'
5:30-6:00	Sabine Iatridou (University of Pennsylvania)
		'The Grammatical Ingredients of Counterfactuality'

Saturday, October 19
9:00-9:30	Eric Raimy & William Idsardi (University of Delaware)
		'A Minimalist Approach to Reduplication in OT'
9:30-10:00	John Alderete (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
		'Dissimilation as Local Conjunction'
10:00-10:30	Mark Hale & Charles Reiss (Concordia University)
		'How to Parse (and How Not to) in OT Phonology'
10:30-10:45	Tea Break
10:45-11:15	Lea Nash & Alain Rouveret (Universite Paris 8)
		'Proxy Categories in Phrase-Structure Theory'
11:15-11:45	Anders Holmberg (University of Tromso)
		'The True Nature of Holmberg's Generalization'
11:45-12:15	Knut Tarald Taraldsen (University of Tromso)	
		'The que/qui-Alternation Meets the Wizard of Id'
12:15-2:00	Lunch Break
2:00-2:30	Orin Percus (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
		'Prying Open the Cleft'
2:30-3:00	Jeffrey Lidz (University of Delaware)
		'When is a Reflexive not a Reflexive?: Near
		Reflexivity and Condition R'
3:00-3:30	Roland Hinterholzl (University of Southern California)
 		'Infinitival Tense, Verb Raising and Verb Projection
3:30-3:45	Tea Break
3:45-4:15	Caroline Laws Smith (University of Ottawa)
		'Fricative Devoicing: Effects of Prosodic Context on a
		Lenition Process'
4:15-4:45	Trisha Causley (University of Toronto)
		'Featural Correspondence and Identity: the Athapaskan
4:45-5:15	Mike Cahill (Ohio State /SIL)& Frederick Parkinson 
		(Ohio State University)
		'Partial Class Behaviour and Feature Geometry: Remarks
		on Feature Class Theory'
5:15-5:45	Business Meeting
?????		Party

Sunday, October 20
9:00-9:30	Rejean Canac Marquis (University of Quebec, Montreal)
		'Weak and Weakest Crossovers are Derivational'
9:30-10:00	Matthew Pearson (University of California, Los Angeles)
		'Pied-Piping into the Left Periphery: Malagasy as a
		Discourse-Configulational Language'
10:00-10:30	Diane Massam & Carolyn Smallwood (University of Toronto)
		'Essential Features of Predication in English and Niuean'
10:30-10:45	Tea Break
10:45-11:15	William Snyder & Deborah Chen (U of Connecticut)
		'On the Syntax-Morphology Interface in the Acquisition
		of French and English'
11:15-11:45	Arild Hestvik (University of Bergen) & William Philip 
		(University of Utrecht / University of Bergen)
 		'Reflexivity, Anti-Subject Orientation and Language
11:45-12:15	Lynn Nichols (Harvard University)
		'DP and Polysynthesis'
12:15-12:45	Mark C. Baker & Osamuyimen Thompson Stewart 
		(McGill University)
		'Unaccusativity and the Adjective-Verb Distinction:
		Edo Evidence'

Alternate Papers
Samira Farwaneh (University of Utah)	
 'Reduction and Augmentation in Arabic: the Role of Uniform Exponence
	and Base-Identity'
Kumiko Murasugi (Carleton University / University of Ottawa)
 'Relative Restriction on Relative Clauses'
Shengsheng Zhu (University of Arizona)
 'Scope of Negation and Discourse Relations'
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Message 2: NELS.registration

Date: Fri, 06 Sep 1996 19:40:54 EDT
From: Tony PI <mordruCS.McGill.CA>
Subject: NELS.registration

NELS 27 will take place at McGill University in Montreal, 18-20
October 1996. In order to register please send the following
information along with a cheque or money-order to the NELS 27
Registration Committee:

Name (Last, First):




e-mail (if available):

fax (if available):

Please indicate the following:
1. if you are a student.
2. if you need a crash space.
3. if you need day-care service.

Pre-registration must be done before Friday, 27 September 1996 and the
fees are as follows:

Students: (in order to qualify for the student rate, you must attach a
copy of your valid student ID.)

until 27 September, $30 (US$25)
after 27 September, $40 (US$32)


until 27 September, $45 (US$37)
after 27 September, $60 (US$47)

Please make cheques payable to NELS 27 and send them, along with the
above information, to the following address.

NELS 27 Registration Committee
Department of Linguistics
McGill University
1001 Sherbrooke W.
Montreal, Qc. H3A 1G5

Questions should be directed to
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Message 3: NELS.hotelinfo

Date: Fri, 06 Sep 1996 19:41:12 EDT
From: Tony PI <mordruCS.McGill.CA>
Subject: NELS.hotelinfo

Accomodations The NELS organization committee has reserved some 80
rooms at a special price in the following hotels:

1.	Best Western Ville-Marie Hotel and Suites, located adjacent
	to the McGill 	campus, corner of Peel and Sherbrooke.
	single and double rooms (with double beds) for $84Cdn.
	3407 Peel St., Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1W7
	Tel.: (514)288-4141/ 1(800) 361-7791
	Fax: (514) 288-3021

2.	The Hotel Plaza Howard Johnson, located two blocks from
	McGill campus.
	double rooms (with double beds) for $79Cdn.
	475 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2L9
	Tel.: (514) 842-3961/ 1(800) 842-3961
	Fax: (514) 842-0945

In order to get the special deal on these rooms, mention the NELS
conference to be held at McGill and make your reservations well in
advance (at least 45 days in advance). The rooms will be held until
45 days before the conference.
 After that, there is no guaranteed rooms and, if available, rooms
will run for $125 Cdn. October is still high season in Montreal! All
hotels have easy access for handicaps.

Other Hotels (no reservations made but mention McGill University anyway)

1.	The Ritz-Carlton Kempinski Montreal
	single and double rooms $119 Cdn.
	1228 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1H6
	Tel.: (514) 842-4212/ 1(800)363-0366
	Fax: (514) 842-4907

2.	Delta Montreal
	single and double rooms $102 Cdn.
	450 Sherbrooke St. West. Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2T4
	(entrance by 475 President Kennedy)
	Tel.: (514) 286-1986/ 1 (800) 268-1133 (CANADA)
				1 (800) 877-1133 (USA)
	Fax: (514) 284-4306

3.	Chateau Versailles
	single and double rooms $89 Cdn.
	1659 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec, H3H 1E3
	Tel.: (514) 933-3611/ 1 (800) 361-7199
	Fax: (514) 933-6867
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