LINGUIST List 7.1444

Tue Oct 15 1996

Confs: Narrative, Hist ling, Comparative ling

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  1. Joachim Knuf, International Narrative Conference
  2. David Denison, 10ICEHL dates confirmed
  3. Brian Joseph, Conference Program

Message 1: International Narrative Conference

Date: Thu, 10 Oct 1996 10:18:12 CDT
From: Joachim Knuf <>
Subject: International Narrative Conference
Dear colleagues, please notify your subscribers that program
ON NARRATIVE is now available on the web at

The conference will take place October 18-20, 1996. The keynoter is
Jerome Bruner of NYU.

Next year's conference will take place October 10-12, 1997. For
inquiries, please email or call Joachim Knuf at
(606) 257-4102.


Joachim Knuf
(606) 257-4102 (O)
Department of Communication
(606) 271-6457 (H)
231 Grehan Building
(606) 257-4103 (F)
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0042

Please visit the web site of the International Narrative Conference

Joachim Knuf
(606) 257-4102 (O)
Department of Communication
(606) 271-6457 (H)
231 Grehan Building
(606) 257-4103 (F)
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0042
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Message 2: 10ICEHL dates confirmed

Date: Mon, 14 Oct 1996 17:38:24 GMT
From: David Denison <>
Subject: 10ICEHL dates confirmed
 The Tenth International Conference on
 English Historical Linguistics

 University of Manchester, UK

 21-26 August 1998

Dates now confirmed. Invited speakers include:

Cynthia Allen (ANU)
Elan Dresher (Toronto)
David Lightfoot (Maryland)
Donka Minkova (UCLA)
Nikolaus Ritt (Vienna)
Elizabeth Traugott (Stanford)
Wim van der Wurff (Leiden)

For current information see the conference WWW page at

First circular will go out in Spring 1997.

Conference e-mail address:

David Denison
chair of organising committee
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Message 3: Conference Program

Date: Mon, 14 Oct 1996 13:18:46 EDT
From: Brian Joseph <>
Subject: Conference Program
Fifth Annual Workshop in Comparative Linguistics 1996

November 16 - 17, 1996

The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

All sessions to be held in 120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Avenue (just
a five-minute walk down Neil Avenue going south from the Department of
Linguistics office in Oxley Hall), at the corner of Neil Avenue and
8th Avenue (note that there is parking in two small lots behind the
Center, off of Pennsylvania Avenue, itself a block west Neil Avenue
between 8th Avenue and King Avenue).

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

Feel free to visit our departmental World Wide Web home page at, where there is a listing for the


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)

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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; if you
need to make reservations, do so very soon, since room availability is
not guaranteed after late October in most cases:

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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