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Wed Dec 25 1996

Confs: Sentence Processing, Romance

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  1. Joe Allen, CUNY 97
  2. Linguistic Symposium, Information about LSRL-27

Message 1: CUNY 97

Date: Mon, 23 Dec 1996 08:28:22 -0800 (PST)
From: Joe Allen <>
Subject: CUNY 97

The 10th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing
March 20-22, 1997
Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel, Santa Monica, California

Sponsors: University of Southern California, National Science
Foundation, University of Massachusetts, University of Pennsylvania,
Stanford University

Abstract Review Board: Amit Almor, Gerry Altmann, Tom Bever,
Julie Boland, Morten Christiansen, Chuck Clifton, Jeff Elman, Susan
Garnsey, Ted Gibson, Mike Kelly, Ken McRae, Don Mitchell, Janet Nicol,
Neal Pearlmutter, Shari Speer, Suzanne Stevenson, John Trueswell

Schedule of Talks:

Day 1, Thursday, March 20

8 am Registration & Continental Breakfast

Morning Sessions

John Trueswell & Albert Kim (University of Pennsylvania), "How to
prune a garden-path by nipping it in the bud: Fast priming of verb
argument structure and the resolution of syntactic ambiguity"

Jonathan King, Seana Coulson, Kara Federmeier, & Marta Kutas (UCSD)
"Saccade-related potentials: A truly on-line method to study

Shelia Kennison (University of Oklahoma) "Processing agentive 'by'-
phrases in event and nonevent nominals"

Barbara Hemforth (Frieburg), Lars Konieczny (University of the
Saarland) & Christoph Scheepers (Frieburg), "A principled model of
modifier attachment"

Yuki Hirose (CUNY), "Relative clause reanalysis and head noun

Danijela Stojanovic (University of Ottawa) "Processing filler-gap
dependencies in Serbo-Croatian"

Afternoon Sessions:

John O'Neil (Harvard) "Syntax and symbolic dynamics"

Ken McRae (Western Ontario), Michael Spivey-Knowlton (Cornell) &
Michael Tanenhaus (Rochester) "Comparing implemented versions of
the constraint based and garden path models of sentence

Suzanne Stevenson (Rutgers), "Competition in sentence processing:
Computational modeling and behavioral consequences"

Gary Marcus (UMASS) "Single recurrent networks and the acquisition
of syntax"

Whitney Tabor, (MIT), Cornell Juliano, & Michael Tanenhaus,
(University of Rochester) "The interaction of syntactic and lexical
constraints in sentence processing: A dynamical systems approach"

Day 2, Friday, March 21

1st Morning session

Laurie Stowe, A.A. Wijers, A.T.M. Willemsen, A.M.J. Pans, G. Mulder,
F. Zwarts (University of Gronigen), "Syntactic complexity and verbal
working memory"

Paul Allopena, James Magnuson & Michael Tanenhaus (University of
Rochester) "Speech in time primes rhymes: Using eye movements to
track lexical access in continuous speech"

Amy Schafer & Shari Speer (University of Kansas) "The effect of
intonational phrasing on lexical interpretation"

Morning & Afternoon: Special Session on the Link Between Child
Language Acquisition and Adult Language Comprehension

Tom Bever (University of Arizona) "Acquisition and processing: An overview"

Jeff Elman (UCSD) "Language as a dynamical system"

Gerry Altmann (University of York) "Mapping sentences to the real
world in acquisition and adult comprehension"

Joe Allen (USC) "Entailment and the verbal lexicon"

Michael Kelly (University of Pennsylvania) "Statistical patterns in
the lexicon: Implications for language acquisition and sentence

Jenny Saffran (University of Rochester) "Statistical learning and
language acquisition: Implications for adult language processing"

Ron Smyth (University of Toronto) "Prosody, overt number markers,
and late closure in the acquisition of subject-verb agreement with
complex NPs"

Helen Goodluck (University of Ottawa) "Processing gaps: Constraints
and Learnability"

Day 3, Saturday, March 22

Morning sessions:

Elizabeth Bates (UCSD), Anotella Devescovi (University of Rome), Nina
Dronkers (UC Davis), Beverly Wulfeck & Nicole Cooper (San Diego
State), "Processing complex syntax: A comparative study"

Evelyn Ferstl & Angela Friederici (Max Planck for Cognitive
Neuroscience), "Inter-sentential context effects on parsing: A study
using event-related potentials"

Colin Brown, Peter Hagoort, & Wietske Vonk (Max Planck for
Psycholinguistics) Semantic effects on syntactic analyses: Evidence
from brain potential recordings.

Richard Lewis (Ohio State) "Reanalysis and limited repair parsing:
Leaping off the garden path"

Ted Gibson, Maria Babyonyshev (MIT) & James Thomas (CMU),
"Sentential complexity: Locality of syntactic dependencies"

Martin Pickering (Glasgow), Matthew Crocker (Edinburgh), & Nick
Chater (Warwick), "A rational analysis of human sentence processing:
Adopting the most informative analysis"

Afternoon session

Rosemary Stevenson (University of Durham), "Structural focusing,
semantic/pragmatic focusing and the representation of actions and

Melody Terras & Simon Garrod, University of Glasgow, "The
contribution of lexical and contextual information to the
establishment of instrument discourse roles"

Julie Sedivy, Craig Chambers, Michael Tanenhaus & Greg Carlson
(University of Rochester) "How tall is tall? Using head-based and
contextual information in processing the meaning of adjectives"

Gail McKoon & Roger Ratcliff (Northwestern) "Discourse, meaning,
syntax, and verb phrase anaphors"

Conference ends at approximately 3:30 pm

Two poster sessions will be held on Day 2, one at lunch time and one
in the early evening. The deadline for abstracts considered for these
poster sessions is January 15, 1997.

Check our website
for hotel and conference details, abstract submission information, and
links to our sponsors. Registration information will be published in

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Message 2: Information about LSRL-27

Date: Sun, 8 Dec 1996 11:04:54 -0800 (PST)
From: Linguistic Symposium <>
Subject: Information about LSRL-27

This message contains the preliminary program for Linguistic Society 
Romance Linguistics-27 and information regarding conference registration, 
hotel accommodation, and travel to UCI.

LSRL-27 - February 20-22, 1997 (Th-Fri-Sat) - UC Irvine: Preliminary Program

8:30 - Registration
9:15 - Welcome

9:30 - Johan Rooryck (Leiden University / HIL)
	Unifying French interrogative and relative qui/que
10:00 - Caterina Donati (University of Florence)
	The status of head-movement: comparative clauses

10:30 - Break

10:45 - Jean-Pierre Montreuil (University of Texas at Austin)
	Vestigial trochees in Oil dialects
11:15 - Haike Jacobs (University Nijmegen / Free University Amsterdam)
	Metrical Constituency, Latin stress and Optimality Theory
11:45 - Barbara E. Bullock (Penn State University)
	The metrical resolution of doubtful syllable quantity in Early Romance

12:15 - Lunch

1:30 - Michel DeGraff (MIT)
	Non-verbal predication and trace spell-outs
2:00 - Elena E. Benedicto (University of Massachusetts)
	Verb movement and its effects on determinerless plural subjects
2:30 - Thierry Etchegoyhen (University of Geneva) and
		George Tsoulas (University of York)
	Theticity, definite descriptions and the DR in French unaccusative
	impersonal constructions

3:00 - Break

3:15 - L. M. Savoia and M. R. Manzini (Universita di Firenze)
	Parameters of non-finite V-movement
3:45 - Enrique Mallen (Texas A & M University)
	Negative lexicalization and full feature specification in Spanish
4:15 - Paula Kempchinsky (University of Iowa)
	Modal phrase, case checking and obviation in subjunctive clauses

4:45 - Break

SESSION 5: Invited Speaker
5:00 - 6:00 Viviane Deprez (Rutgers University)
	Asymmetric licencing in negative concord

7:30 - Reception


9:00 - Alessandra Giorgi (University of Bergamo) and Fabio Pianesi (IRST)
	On the morphosyntax of temporal arguments
9:30 - Ana Arregui (HIL - Leiden University)
	Life time effects and the imperfect in Spanish

9:00 - Michele Loporcaro (Universitat Zurich)
	Syllable structure and sonority sequencing: Evidence from Emilian
9:30 - James P. Giangola (Sensory Circuits)
	Constraint interaction and Brazilian Portuguese glide distribution

10:00 - Break

10:15 - Eduardo P. Raposo (UCSB)
	Toward a unification of DP-topic constructions
10:45 - Valerie Amary (Universite Paris III)
	French specific null object
11:15 - Laurie Zaring (Macalester College)
	Object shift in Old French

10:15 - Richard D. Janda (University of Chicago)
	An - parenthetically speaking - other argument argument against
	liaison as syllabification
10:45 - Eric J. Bakovic (Rutgers University)
	Spanish resyllabification and the breath group
11:15 - Jennifer S. Cole, Jose Ignacio Hualde and
		Khalil Iskarous (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
	Is Spanish spirantization a unitary process?: Some experimental

11:45 - Break

SESSION 8: Invited Speaker
12:00 - 1:00 Luigi Burzio (Johns Hopkins University)
	Vincitori e vinti: Participial morphology and Correspondence Theory

1:00 - Lunch

2:00 - James Harris (MIT)
	Enclitic -n in Spanish
2:30 - Carlo Cecchetto (Istituto S. Raffaele)
	The distribution of clitics in dislocation constructions
3:00 - Geraldine Legendre (Johns Hopkins University)
	Optimal clitics and verb movement in Romanian

2:00 - Manuel Espanol-Echevarria (UCLA / CUNY)
	Two aspects of the sentential syntax of N of a N DP's: Predicate
	raising and subject licensing
2:30 - Sarah Cummins (Universite Laval)
	Monosemy and directional movement in French
3:00 - Petra Sleeman and Els Verheugd (University of Amsterdam)
	Licensing DP-internal predication

3:30 - Break

3:45 - John Grinstead (UCLA)
	Distributed Morphology in child Catalan
4:15 - Ana T. Perez-Leroux (The Pennsylvania State University)
	Inversion in Spanish: Insights from language acquisition
4:45 - Jeannette Schaeffer (MIT)
	On object-clitic placement in Italian child language

3:45 - Robert E. Vann (Western Michigan University)
	Pragmatic transfer from less developed to more developed systems:
	Spanish deictic terms in Barcelona
4:15 - Danielle Turpin and Shana Poplack (University of Ottawa)
	Does the FUTUR have a future in Canadian French?
4:45 - Fabiola Varela-Garcia (Loyola University at Chicago)
	Where does concordance stop? Vowel raising and /-s/ in Andalusian

5:15 - Break

SESSION 11: Invited Speaker
5:30 - 6:30 Carmen Silva-Corvalan (USC)
	On borrowing as a mechanism of syntactic change

7:30 - Dinner


9:00 - Knut Tarald Taraldsen (University of Tromso)
	French stylistic inversion as overt expletive replacement
9:30 - Brigitte Kampers-Manhe (University of Groningen)
	'Je veux que parte Paul': a neglected construction

10:00 - Break

10:15 - Ricardo Etxepare (University of Maryland)
	Speech act modifiers and their syntax in Spanish
10:45 - Luis Silva-Villar (UCLA)
	Subject positions and the roles of CP
11:15 - Zeljko Boskovic (University of Connecticut)
	Sometimes in SpecCP, sometimes in-situ

11:45 - Break

SESSION 14: Invited Speaker
12:00 - 1:00 Juan Uriagereka (University of Maryland)
	From being to having: Some reflections about ontology from the
	Kayne/Szabolsci syntax

- Deborah L. Arteaga (University of Nevada, Las Vegas): On null objects in Old
- Gerhard Brugger (UCLA / University of Vienna): Present perfect types and the
theory of the expletive auxiliary.
- Jose Camacho (Carnegie-Mellon University): Do PP's agree?
- Ioana Chitoran (Cornell University): Quality-driven diphthongization in the
Romanian vowel system.

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LSRL-27 - February 20-22, 1997 (Th-Fri-Sat) - UC Irvine: Registration,
accommodation, and travel information

This portion of the message provides the following:

% Registration form (return by regular mail)
% Conference dinner reservation form (return by regular mail)
% Accommodation information
% Travel information

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Enclose a check, payable to the UC Regents, for:

____ ($30.00; $25.00 before January 31st) Student rate

____ ($40.00; $35.00 before January 31st) Non-student rate

Send to:

LSRL-27 Organizing Committee
Department of Linguistics
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-5100

Last Name _____________________ First Name _____________________

e-mail address ________________________________________________

Institution: __________________________________________________

Department: ___________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________

City/State/Zip Code: __________________________________________

Country: ______________________________________________________

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The traditional LSRL dinner will be on Friday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m., at
the University Club.

Enclose a check, payable to the UC Regents, for:

____ $20.00 student rate

____ $25.00 non-student rate

Name __________________________________________

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We have reserved a block of rooms at the Atrium Hotel, 18700 MacArthur
Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92612-1478. The conference rate is $65.00 (+ tax)
(single to quadruple occupancy; continental breakfast included). To make
reservations, contact the Atrium Hotel directly by phone (714-833-2770
or 800-854-3012) or by fax (714-757-1228). Make sure you quote the Group
Code LSRL in order to receive the conference rate. Reservations should be
made by January 19, 1997. The Atrium Hotel provides a courtesy shuttle
between the Orange County Airport and the hotel, as well as between the
hotel and the UCI campus.

Limited crash space is available for graduate students. Contact Bethanie
Rammer ( or Shiobhan Ross-Humphries (

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If you are flying to the conference, be sure to make flight arrangements to
Orange County Airport (also known as John Wayne Airport). As mentioned above,
the Atrium Hotel provides a courtesy shuttle between Orange County Airport and
the hotel. Call them from the airport and they will come and pick you up
within minutes.

If you are driving, use the 405 freeway and once you reach Irvine, exit on
University Drive (this exit has University Drive going West and Jeffrey Road
going East; go West on University). Follow University until you reach Campus
Drive. If you are going to the Atrium Hotel, turn right on Campus and follow
the directions under (a). If you are going to UCI, turn left on Campus (see
directions under (b)).
(a) Having turned right on Campus to go to the Atrium Hotel, keep going on
Campus until you reach MacArthur Boulevard. Turn right on MacArthur; the
Atrium Hotel will be a short distance on the right-hand side (if you wish
to see the Pacific Ocean, turn left on MacArthur instead of right and keep
going until you reach PCH [Pacific Coast Highway], which parallels the coast.
Go left to head South toward Laguna Beach, San Diego, and Mexico; go right
to head North toward Newport Beach, Los Angeles, and Canada).
(b) Back at the corner of University Drive and Campus Drive (you are on
University Drive coming from the 405): To go to UCI, turn left on Campus,
right on Bridge Road, and left on Pereira Drive. The best place to park is
the parking structure on your left as you turn on Pereira Drive. Parking is
$4.00 a day. Parking permits can be purchased at the entrance to the parking
structure. The conference is scheduled to take place in the UCI Student
Center across the street from the parking structure. The Linguistics
Department is located further down on the right side of Pereira Drive,
across the street from parking lot #1, in a brand-new complex called the
Social Science Plaza. The Departmental Office is on the 5th floor of
Building B of that complex.
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