LINGUIST List 7.1382

Sat Oct 5 1996

Confs: Student conf in ling (SCIL), Comparative ling

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  2. Brian Joseph, Fifth Annual Workshop in Comparative Linguistics 1996


Date: Wed, 02 Oct 1996 15:23:41 EDT
From: Ljuba Veselinova <>
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 May 2-3, 1997

 Eastern Michigan University

		Department of English Language and Literature
			 Linguistics Program

The ninth student conference in Linguistics (SCIL 9) will be held from
May 2-3, 1997 on the campus of EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVSERSITY,
Ypsilanti, Michigan. This is a preliminary announcement so you can
reserve the date; look for the call for papers later this month. The
anticipated deadline for receiving abstracts is January 15, 1997.

Our goal is to have as diverse a representation of subfields of
wlinguistics as possible. To this end we will accept and encourage
submissions from all established areas of theoretical linguistics.

Look for the call for papers later this month. The anticipated
deadline for receiving abstracts is January 15, 1997.

Organizing Committee:

Ljuba Veselinova
Susan Robinson
Lamont Antieau

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Message 2: Fifth Annual Workshop in Comparative Linguistics 1996

Date: Thu, 03 Oct 1996 14:57:38 EDT
From: Brian Joseph <>
Subject: Fifth Annual Workshop in Comparative Linguistics 1996


Fifth Annual Workshop in Comparative Linguistics 1996

November 16 - 17, 1996

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

All sessions to be held in 122 Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue (though if
there is a larger response, a new venue may be found; contact the
Department of Linguistics closer to the date for confirmation).

For information, contact Department of Linguistics, The Ohio State
University (phone: 614-292-4052; fax: 614-292-4273; e-mail:


9.00 - 9.10	Welcome
Session I: Phonological Contact
9.10 - 9.40	Neil Jacobs, Ohio State University
"Contact Features in Yiddish and Jewish German Phonology"
9.40 - 10.10	Frans Hinskens, Univ. of Nijmegen/Ohio State Univ.
"A wave rolling backwards. The Old High German Consonant
Shift and the feature [cont] in a derivational suffix in a group
of Dutch dialects"

10.10 - 10.25 	BREAK

Session II: Prosodic Contact
10.30 - 11.10	Joe Salmons, University of Wisconsin
"Internal and External Factors in Prosodic Change"
11.10 - 11.50 Graham Thurgood, California State Univ., Fresno
"Language contact and the origins of tone and register systems in
Southeast Asia: the cases of Tsat, Haroi, and Jiamao"
11.50 - 12.20	Ilse Lehiste, Ohio State University
"Testing the generality of Salmons' and Thurgood's results by
comparison with the situation in the Baltic Convergence Area"

12:20 - 1:40	LUNCH

Session III: Plenary Address
1.45 - 3.00	Sarah G. Thomason, University of Pittsburgh
 	"Contact as a Cause of Change"

3.00 - 3.15	BREAK

Session IV: Morpho-Syntactic Contact
3.15 - 3.55	Ellen Prince, University of Pennsylvania
"Yiddish Subject-Prodrop as a Window on Language Contact
3.55 - 4.15	Terence Odlin, Ohio State University
"Commentary on Prince"
4.15 - 4.30	Mini-Break
4.30 - 5.00	Steven Hartman Keiser, Ohio State University
"Case change in the Pennsylvania German of Kalona, Iowa"
5.00 - 5.30	Bettina Migge, Ohio State University
"The origin of reduplicated predicates in Sranan"


Session V: Contact in the Ancient World
9.30 - 10.00	John A. C. Greppin, Cleveland State University
"Urartean Loanword Intrusion into Armenian"
10.00 - 10.20	Rex Wallace, University of Massachusetts
"The Venetic Genitive: An Italic Crux"
10.20 - 10.35	BREAK

Session VI: Convergence Areas
10.40 - 11.10	Brian Joseph, Ohio State University
"On the spread of constructions in the Balkans"
11.10 - 11.40	Hans H. Hock, University of Illinois
"Dialectology and Convergence Areas: Retroflexion in Indo-
11.40 - 12.10	Martha Ratliff, Wayne State University
"An introduction to the Southeast Asia Sprachbund"

12.10 - 12.25	BREAK

Session VII: Wrap-up Discussion
12.30 - 1.00	Bernard Comrie, Univ. of Southern California 	
"What have we learned?" [Comments and open discussion.]

End of Workshop (by 1.00 PM)

Getting to Columbus:
Columbus is reachable by all major airlines; the airport is about 20
minutes from the center of the city, and the University (c. $20 by

Hotel information:

Here are some possibilities for lodging near the university:

1. Victorian Bed & Breakfast, 78 Smith Place, about a 10-minute walk
from where the meeting will be. The rate is $55 per night, breakfast
included; contact Marjorie Jones at 614-299-1656 and mention the
Linguistics Department. They can pick you up at the airport and drop
you there for approximately $10 extra each way.

2. Holiday Inn on the Lane, 328 West Lane Avenue; 614-294-4848;
mention the Linguistics conference for a special rate of $69 per room
(no matter whether it is a single or a quadruple). They have a
shuttle service to/from the air- port, and are about a 15-minute walk
from the meeting site.

3. University Ramada Inn, 3110 Olentangy River Road, 614-267-7461;
mention the linguistics conference for a special rate of $66 per room.
It's a bit far from the University, but we can help with
transportation if necessary.

4. Red Roof Inn; 614-267-9941 (or 1-800-843-7663); not exactly
walking distance but closer than the Ramada Inn (farther than the
Holiday Inn); there is a possibility of walking to nearby OSU housing
and getting a shuttle bus from there, but perhaps not on weekends; the
price is in the $40-60 range, depending on how many beds and how many
people per room.

On a very limited basis, we can try to arrange crash space for
students interested in coming to the conference.
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