LINGUIST List 7.1579

Thu Nov 7 1996

Confs: Going Romance 1996, Swahili

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  1. "LOT (Annette Nijstad)", ***** Going Romance 1996 *****
  2. "Ursula Drolc", Conf. Swahili-Colloquium

Message 1: ***** Going Romance 1996 *****

Date: Wed, 06 Nov 1996 13:51:44 +0100
From: "LOT (Annette Nijstad)" <>
Subject: ***** Going Romance 1996 *****

	 *** GOING ROMANCE 1996 ***


	Research Institute for Language and Speech (OTS Utrecht)
	Holland Institute of Generative Linguistics (HIL)
	Sponsored by NWO & KNAW

 Utrecht, December 12 - 14


***December 12, morning session:
 8.50 - 9.20:Registration

 9.20 - 9.30:Wiecher Zwanenburg (Dean, Faculty of Arts, Utrecht

 9.30 - 10.30:Ian Roberts (invited speaker, Univ. of Stuttgart): Old
French V2 revisited

10-30 - 11.10:Heloisa Salles (Bangor): On the correlation between
Preposition Stranding and Double Object Constructions in Romance

11.30 - 12.10: Gabriela Ardisson Matos (Univ. de Lisboa): ATB Clitic
Placement in European Portuguese: A comparative approach

12.10 - 12.50: Luis Silva-Villar (UCLA): Morphology and syntax of
Romance imperatives: an incomplete history

***December 12, afternoon session:
14.20 - 15.00: Geraldine Legendre (John Hopkins, Baltimore): Optimal
clitics and verb movement in Romanian

15.00 - 15.40: Yves d' Hulst, Martine Coene, Liliane Tasmowski (UIA,
Antwerpen): Case Checking and Romanian Possessive Article

16.00 - 16.40: Pino Longobardi (Univ. di Venezia): Generative syntax
and etymology: UG and the history of French /CHEZ/

16.40 - 17.40: Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin (invited speaker, Univ. de
Paris-VII): Types of predicates and the interpretation of bare NPs

***December 13, morning session:
 9.30 - 10.30: Gennaro Chierchia (invited speaker, Univ. di Milano):
Reference to kinds and bare partitives

10.30 - 11.10: Paul Rowlett (Salford): A non-overt negative operator
in French

11.30 - 12.10: Jeanne Cornillon (SOAS London): Negative Concord Terms
vs. Expletives in Negative Chains and the Principle of FI

12.10 - 12.50: Dimitra Kolliakou (Univ. of Groningen): DE-phrase
extraction and nominal denotation type

***December 13, afternoon session:
14.20 - 15.00:	Randall Gess (Univ. of Utah): Why NOCODA is not
vowel-to-syllable alignment

15.00 - 15.40: Anna Gavarr# (UAB Barcelona): Word order alternations
and feature assignment in bilingual Catalan acquisition

16.00 - 16.40: Gerhard Brugger (UCLA / Univ. of Vienna): Present
Perfect Types and the theory of expletive auxiliary

16.40 - 17.20: Alessandra Giorgi & Fabio Pianesi (IRST / Trento): The
syntactic properties of temporal expressions

***December 14, morning session
 9.30 - 10.30:	Viviane D#prez (invited speaker, Rutgers): Parallel
asymmetries and indefinite licensing

10.30 - 11.10: Denis Bouchard (UQAM): The distribution and
interpretation of adjectives in French


11.30 - 12.10: R. Echepare (Univ. of Maryland): Speech Act Modifiers
and the syntax of propositional attitudes

12.10 - 12.50: Rita Manzini & L.M. Savoia (Univ. di Firenze / UC
London): Null subjects without pro: A Merge vs. Move parameter

***December 14, afternoon session
14.20 - 15.00: M. Carme Picallo (UAB Barcelona): Economy principles
and pleonastic subjects in pro-drop languages

15.00 - 15.40: Joao Costa (Univ. of Leiden): Focus in situ: Evidence
from Portuguese


16.00 - 17.00:	Esther Torrego (invited speaker, Univ. of Massachusetts):
Minimalist solutions to old problems

George Tsoulas & Thierry Etchegoyhen (Univ. of York): Theticity,
definite descriptions and some apparent definiteness violations in
French unaccusative impersonal constructions
Valerie Amary (Univ. de Paris-III): The French specific null object

Location:	Room 0.06 at Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, Utrecht

Registration:	The registration fee will be HFL 50.--
		Registration at the conference site

The Organizing Committee:
Frank Drijkoningen (OTS/Department of Romance)
Brigitte Kampers-Manhe (Univ. of Groningen)
Josep Quer (OTS)
Jan Schroten (OTS/Department of Romance)
Maarten de Wind (HIL/University of Amsterdam)

Phone: ++31-30-2536006
Fax: ++31-30-2536000
Postal address:	Research Institute for Language and Speech (OTS)
		Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht (The Netherlands)
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Message 2: Conf. Swahili-Colloquium

Date: Tue, 22 Oct 1996 12:02:20 -0000
From: "Ursula Drolc" <>
Subject: Conf. Swahili-Colloquium
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Conference Announcement: 

10. Swahili-Kolloquium, 
Universitet Bayreuth
9-10. Mai 1997

Papers will be presented dealing with Swahili literature and
linguistics. For further informations please contact:
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