LINGUIST List 7.162

Thu Feb 1 1996

Confs: Workshop on Focus, New Zealand Lg & Society

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  1. Georges Rebuschi, Workshop on Focus Announcement
  2. Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy, New Zealand Language & Society Conference

Message 1: Workshop on Focus Announcement

Date: Thu, 01 Feb 1996 18:07:43 +0100
From: Georges Rebuschi <>
Subject: Workshop on Focus Announcement

Paris International Workshop on the Grammar of Focus / Table ronde
internationale sur la Grammaire du focus coorganized by the research teams
/ coorganisee par les J.E. "Typologie grammaticale" (U. Paris III), &
"Grammaire comparee" (U. Paris X)


1e journee / 1st day. Jeudi/thursday 22.
U. Paris III, Centre Censier, salle Las Vergnas (Metro: ligne 7,
station Censier-Daubenton)

9h-9h30. Laurie TULLER (Paris X) & Georges REBUSCHI (Paris III):
 Introduction. La grammaire de la focalisation - quelques problemes
9h30-10h20. Larry HYMAN (Berkeley /Lyon II / Paris III):
 L'interaction entre le focus et les tons en bantou.
10h20-11h10. Jacqueline LECARME (CNRS, Sophia-Antipolis):
 La focalisation dans deux langues couchitiques.
11h10-12h00. Alain KIHM (CNRS, Paris):
 A propos du focus en wolof.
Dejeuner / Lunch
14h-14h50. Lea NASH (Paris VIII):
 A propos du focus en georgien.
14h50-15h40. Sarah Brenda KENNELLY (Rutgers U.):
 Focus in Turkish.
Pause 15h40-16h
16h-16h50. Josef BAYER (Jena):
 Focus Particles in German.
16h50-17h40. Manuel AMBAR (Lisbonne):
 Aspects de la syntaxe du focus en portugais.

2e journie / 2nd day. Vendredi/friday 23.
U. de Paris X, batiment C, salle des Colloques
(RER: A1, station Nanterre-Universite)

9h30-10h20. Ayesha KIDWAI (Jawaharlal Nehru U., New Delhi):
 Word Order and Focus Positions in Universal Grammar.
10h20-11h10. Jamal OUHALLA (U. de Londres):
 Focus in Arabic.
11h10-12h00. Anne CLECH, Georges REBUSCHI & Annie RIALLAND (Paris III):
 Focus et echo.
Dejeuner / Lunch
13h30-14h20. Nomi ERTESCHIK-SHIR (U. Ben Gurion of the Negev):
 The Syntax-Focus Interface.
14h20-15h10. Jon ORTIZ DE URBINA (U. de Deusto-Bilbao):
 Focus in Basque and Universal Grammar.
Pause 15h10-15h30
15h30-16h20. Michael BRODY (Londres): Focus and Minimalism.
16h20-17h. Debat final / Closing debate.


Georges Rebuschi
19, rue des Bernardins
F-75005 Paris
Tel (work): (+33.1) 44 32 05 86
Fax (work): (+33.1) 43 29 70 13
Tel+fax (home): (+33) 83 21 20 82
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Message 2: New Zealand Language & Society Conference

Date: Fri, 02 Feb 1996 13:04:13 +1300
From: Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy <>
Subject: New Zealand Language & Society Conference
21-23 JUNE 1996


 The Department of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury,
as the hosts of this year's New Zealand Language and Society
Conference, is happy to announce that the conference will be held June
21-23 in Christchurch.
 The general call for papers and information on accommodation
and arrangements will be sent out soon. If you are interested in
further information, in attending the conference, or in presenting a
paper at it, please let us know. Your response will place you on the
mailing list for the first flier and for later communications. If you
intend to submit an abstract and are able to at this point, could you
also send us a tentative title. Finally, in your response, could you
please indicate whether you prefer future communications via e-mail or
normal postage. The final deadline for submission of abstracts is
April 15.

Conference Programme: Plenary speaker: William Labov 
General sessions:
30-minutes papers, 20 minute presentations and 10 minutes for
discussion General Reception Book Exhibit

1. 15 February: First flier, call for papers
2. 15 April: Deadline for final abstracts.
3. 1 June: Decisions on final programme, mailout of confirmation
4. 21-23 June: Conference dates

Please send replies and requests for additional information to:
Department of Linguistics
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch, New Zealand
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