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Thu Feb 8 1996

Confs: Functionalism/Formalism, Sprachwissenschaft

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  1. Edith A Moravcsik, Functionalism/Formalism Conference Program
  2. Markus Hiller, Conf: Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft (StuTS)

Message 1: Functionalism/Formalism Conference Program

Date: Tue, 06 Feb 1996 15:52:35 CST
From: Edith A Moravcsik <edithcsd.uwm.edu>
Subject: Functionalism/Formalism Conference Program


 23th UWM Linguistics Symposium
 CONFERENCE ON FUNCTIONALISM AND FORMALISM IN LINGUISTICS
 April 18-20, l996
 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 The conference is supported by a grant from the
 National Science Foundation.

 I. TIME AND PLACE

 WHEN? April 18-20, Thursday through Saturday, l996

 WHERE? Golda Meir Conference Center
 Library Building, 4th floor
 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus
 (2311 E. Hartford Avenue)

 II. CONTACT PERSONS

 For more information, get in touch with Michael Noonan or
 Edith Moravcsik.

 E-mail: noonancsd.uwm.edu
 edithcsd.uwm.edu

 Telephone: (414) 229-4539 (Noonan)
 (414) 229-6794 (daytime for Moravcsik)
 (414) 332-0141 (evenings for Moravcsik)
 (414) 229-4285 (message for Noonan or Moravcsik)

 Fax: (414) 229-6258 (for Noonan or Moravcsik)
 Snail-mail: Michael Noonan or Edith Moravcsik
 Department of Linguistics
 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

 III. REGISTRATION FEES

 BEFORE MONDAY, APRIL 1: ON THE SPOT:

 Non-students: $55 $60
 Students: $35 $40
 (UWM students register for free.)
 Please make out your check to UWM Linguistic Symposium and
 send it to the following address:
 Linguistics Symposium
 Department of Linguistics
 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413

 IV. HOTELS

 GENERAL INFORMATION:
 - In each of the hotels named below, a block of rooms is being
 held for participants of the meeting through the cut-off
 dates given.
 - When making reservations, please mention "UWM Linguistics
 Symposium" to get the rates given below.
 - The room prices are cited without the 14.7% tax.
 - None of the hotels are within easy walking distance to
 campus; however, all but the Hyatt will provide free van service to
 and from campus mornings and evenings.
 - There will be information sheets that you can ask for upon
 arrival at the hotel regarding van schedule and, for people with
 cars, on how to drive to campus and where to park.
 - We will be able to arrange for limited crash space. If
 interested, send a message to Paul Roser (pkrosercsd.uwm.edu),
 call him at (414) 962-3042, or leave a message for him
 at the Linguistics Department ((414) 229-4258).
 - If you are arriving by plane, you can take a limousine to
 any of the hotels listed below. The limousine leaves on the hour
 and then every twenty minutes from exit #3 of the airport's
 baggage claim level; the cost is $7.50 one way. For going to
 the airport, you can find out about pick-up times at your hotel
 or call Limousine Services directly at (414) 769-9100.
 HOTELS:
 PARK EAST HOTEL
 916 East State Street
 Milwaukee, WI 53202
 Telephone: (800) 328-PARK or (414) 276-8800
 Fax: (414) 765-1919
 Single room: $55
 Double room: $65
 Cut-off date: Monday, March 25
 ASTOR HOTEL
 924 East Juneau Avenue
 Milwaukee, WI 53202
 Telephone: (800) 558-0200 or (414) 271-4220
 Fax: (414) 271-6370
 Room with 1 queen-size bed (one or two persons): $54.00
 Room with 2 queen-size beds (one or two persons): $62.00
 Room with 1 king-size bed (one or two persons): $60.00
 Cut-off date: Sunday, March 17
 PLAZA HOTEL
 1007 North Cass
 Milwaukee, WI 53202
 Telephone: (800) 340-9590 or (414) 276-2101
 Room with one full bed: $45.00
 Suite with one full bed: $55.00
 Suite with two full beds: $65.00
 Cut-off date: Sunday, March 17
 HYATT REGENCY MILWAUKEE
 333 West Kilbourn Avenue
 Milwaukee, WI 53203
 Telephone: (414) 276-1234
 Fax: (414) 276-6338
 Single room: $80.00
 Double room: $99.00
 Triple room: $118.00
 Quadruple room: $137.00
 Note: No van service available to campus; you would need a car
 or would need to take a city bus.
 Cut-off date: Wednesday, March 27
 RAMADA INN - DOWNTOWN
 633 West Michigan Street
 Milwaukee, WI 53203
 Telephone: (414) 272-8410
 Fax: (414) 272-4651
 Single room: $49.00
 Double room: $55.00
 Cut-off date: Wednesday, March 20

 V. CONFERENCE PROGRAM
 * ****************** *
 * THURSDAY, APRIL 18 *
 * ****************** *

 7:30- REGISTRATION

 8:00-11:30 PLENARY SESSION: INTRODUCTION; SYNTAX
 8:00-8:15 Words of welcome
 8:15-9:00 Introductory paper
 Michael NOONAN, U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 9:00-9:45 Formalist syntax position paper
 Howard LASNIK, U. of Connecticut

 10:15-11:00 Functionalist syntax position paper
 /speaker yet to be identified/
 11:00-11:30 Discussion of the syntax position papers
 Werner ABRAHAM, U. of Groningen

 12:00-1:05 PARALLEL SESSIONS
 SESSION 1: SYNTAX
 12:00-12:30 "Lexis, grammar, and grammatical change: the
 Koykon classifier prefixes"
 Melissa AXELROD, U. of New Mexico
 12:35-1:05 "Configurations, typology and language change:
 Givon to Chomsky 'Where is the beef?'"
 Jose BONNEAU, McGill U., and Pierre PICA, CNRS

 SESSION 2: SYNTAX
 12:00-12:30 "Quantifiers as starting points"
 Karen VAN HOEK, U. of Michigan
 12:35-1:05 "Emergent Peircean semiotic functions of X-bar syntax:
 a formalism functionalists can live with"
 Alan D. MANNING, Brigham Young U.

 SESSION 3: PHONOLOGY
 12:00-12:30 "Prediction and explanation of cross-linguistic
 regularities within the functional-typological
 paradigm"
 Gertraud FENK-OCZLON and August FENK, U. of
 Klagenfurt
 12:35-1:05 "Towards an integration of generative and cognitive
 approaches to phonology: evidence from k-deletion in
 Istanbul Turkish"
 Nicholas KIBIE, U. of California, Santa Barbara


 2:30-4:00 PLENARY SESSION: SYNTAX
 2:30-3:15 "What functionalists can learn from formalists in syntax"
 William CROFT, U. of Manchester
 3:15-4:00 "What formalists can learn from functionalists in
 syntax"
 Steven ANDERSON, Yale U.

 4:15-5:20 PARALLEL SESSIONS
 SESSION 1: SYNTAX
 4:15-4:45 "Foundations of contensive formal grammar"
 Sebastian SHAUMYAN, Yale University
 4:50-5:20 "Functional search yields formal solution: scientist
 stunned! What do brow raises do in ASL?"
 Ronnie WILBUR, Purdue U.

 SESSION 2: PHONOLOGY
 4:15-4:45 "Formal versus functional domains in Oneida intonation"
 Karin MICHELSON, State U. of New York, Buffalo
 4:50-5:20 "Perceptual constrains and neutralization: a formal
 functionalist account"
 Scott MYERS, U. of Texas

 SESSION 3: GRAMMATICAL RELATIONS
 4:15-4:45 "German impersonal constructions and the nonautonomy of
 grammar"
 Michael B. SMITH, Oakland U.
 4:50-5:20 "Mission impossible? The formalization of grammar in
 discourse"
 Machtelt BOLKESTEIN, U. of Amsterdam

 5:35-7:05 PLENARY SESSION: PHONOLOGY
 5:35-6:20 "What formalists can learn from functionalists in
 phonology"
 Michael HAMMOND, U. of Arizona
 6:20-7:05 "What functionalists can learn from formalists in
 phonology"
 Geoffrey NATHAN, U. of Southern Illinois

 * **************** *
 * FRIDAY, APRIL 19 *
 * **************** *

 8:00- REGISTRATION
 8:30-11:00 PLENARY SESSION: PHONOLOGY
 8:30-9:15 Functionalist phonology position paper
 Joan BYBEE, U. of New MEXICO
 9:15-10:00 Formalist phonology position paper
 Bruce HAYES, U. of California, Los Angeles
 10:00-10:30 Discussion of the phonology position papers
 Jane PIERREHUMBERT, Northwestern U.

 11:00-1:00 POSTER SESSION
 - "Pragmatic scope and locality conditions on negative polarity
 licensing"
 Raul ARANOVICH, U. of California, San Diego
 - "Mapping so-called pragmatic phenomena according to a
 linguistic-nonlinguistic distinction"
 Mira ARIEL, Tel Aviv U.
 - "Classification and explanation of yes/no question markers"
 Giulia BENCINI, U. of Colorado, and Alberto NOCENTINI,
 U. of Florence
 - "A comparative approach to grammatical agreement"
 Paul BESSLER, U. of Toronto
 - "The correlation of form and function in English argument
 reversal"
 Betty J. BIRNER, Northwestern University
 - "Why we do not need Case Roles: a formal model of the
 emergence of case relations"
 Juergen BROSCHART, U. of Cologne
 - "On null subjects in Finnish"
 Juhani BUDANKO, U. of Tampere
 - "Formal and functional factors in grounded phonology"
 Donald G. CHURMA (independent scholar)
 - "Impossible passives in Dutch"
 Louise CORNELIS, Utrecht U.
 - "A formalist and a functionalist call it a day"
 Joseph DAVIS, U. of Kentucky
 - "Against the presentational deictic and cognitive grammar"
 Kristin DENHAM, U. of Washington
 - "Structuring the sentence: a difference between formalism
 and functionalism"
 Inga DOLININA, McMaster U.
 - "Inversion in English - a 'root transformation' revisited"
 Heidrun DORGELOH, U. of Duesseldorf
 - "'Mixed' subject status in English inversion: multiple
 perspectives"
 Heidrun DORGELOH and Dieter STEIN, U. of Duesseldorf
 - "The function of form"
 Yehuda N. FALK, The Hebrew U. of Jerusalem
 - "On the similarity between morphology and syntax as coding
 devices: split configurationality in the Cariban language
 family."
 Spike GILDEA, Rice U.
 - "Form and function in the voicing of Japanese postnasal
 stops"
 Emiko HAYASHI and Gregory IVERSON, U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 - "Metaphors we do linguistics by: ideologies and politics in
 grammatical theory"
 Susan HERRING, U. of Texas at Arlington
 - "Formalist and functionalist interpretations of the notion
 of economy"
 Julia HERSCHENSOHN, U. of Washington
 - "On the interaction between formalism and functionalism:
 the case of long-distance reflexivization"
 Yan HUANG, U. of Reading
 - "The conceptual basis of syntax: the semantics of the
 nominative marker 'ga' in Japanese"
 Toshiyuki KUMASHIRO, U. of California, Irvine and U. of
 California, San Diego
 - "Faulty judgments: what makes a sentence seem ungrammatical?"
 Ritva LAURY, California State U., Fresno
 - "Isomorphism in syntax: the functional-pragmatics approach"
 Yaron MATRAS, U. of Manchester
 - "Functional expansion of 'olsem' in Bislama: formal bases
 for semantic shift"
 Miriam MEYERHOFF, U. of Pennsylvania, and Nancy
 NIEDZIELSKI, U. of California, Santa Barbara
 - "The role of sentence type in a formal theory of language
 function: constructional inheritance and English
 exclamations"
 Laura MICHAELIS, U. of Colorado, and Knud LAMBRECHT, U. of
 Texas
 - "Evolution of a passive structure: explanatory power of
 functional and formal approaches to language change"
 Viola G. MIGLIO, U. of Maryland
 - "When exception becomes the rule"
 Miren Lourdes ONEDERRA, Euskal Herriko U.
 - "When double object constructions can contribute to the
 formalism/functionalism debate"
 Maria POLINSKY, U. of Southern California
 - "The holophrastic hypothesis revisited: structural
 and functional approaches"
 Elizabeth PURNELL, Indiana U.
 - "Can we do all our relation-changing at once and get it
 over with? The grammatical status of semantic roles and
 arguments for multistratalism"
 Steven SCHAEUFELE (independent scholar)
 - "Antifrequency effect in the acquisition of English regular
 past"
 Yasuhiro SHIRAI, Carnegie Mellon U. and Daito Bunka U.
 - "Focus, presupposition, and crossover phenomena"
 Takeshi TSURUSAKI, Meikai U.
 - "Creolization: a combined functionalist and formalist
 approach"
 Zvjezdana VRZIC, New York U.
 - "Noted with distinction: a functional approach to L2
 phonology"
 Steven H. WEINBERGER, George Mason U.
 - "Formalism and Wittgenstein's infinite regress"
 David WIBLE, Providence U.
 - "Pronominals, epithets and attributivity: script
 dependency"
 Yael ZIV, Hebrew U. in Jerusalem

 2:15-3:55 PARALLEL SESSIONS
 SESSION 1: ACQUISITION
 2:15-2:45 "Complementary contributions of funtionalism and
 formalism to an analysis of argument
 representation in early Inuktitut"
 Shanley E.M. ALLEN and Heike SCHRODER, Max
 Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 2:50-3:20 "The form and function of input: their relation to
 children's development of language form and function"
 Erika HOFF-GINSBERG, U. of Wisconsin-Parkside
 3:25-3:55 "Form and function: insights from second language
 acquisition"
 Robert KOSUTH, U. of Wisconsin-Superior

 SESSION 2: ALONG THE TIME AXIS
 2:15-2:45 "On three explanations for the critical period"
 James R. HURFORD, U. of Edinburgh
 2:50-3:20 "A dysfunctional family of functional accounts for the
 alleged unidirectionality of grammaticalization
 --and an alternative functional/formal treatment
 for it"
 Richard D. JANDA, U. of Chicago
 3:25-3:55 "Constraints on constraints, or the limits of
 functional adaptation"
 Simon KIRBY

 SESSION 3: GRAMMATICAL RELATIONS
 2:15-2:45 "Hypostasis, explanation and the local case
 system in Old Georgian"
 H. Paul MANNING, U. of Chicago
 2:50-3:20 "Topicality and agreement"
 Andre MEINUNGER, Foerderungsgesellschaft,
 Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin
 3:25-3:55 "Functional optimality theory: evidence from
 split case systems"
 Wataru NAKAMURA, State U. of New York, Buffalo

 4:10-6:10 PLENARY SESSION: FIRST LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
 4:10-4:55 Functionalist first language acquisition position
 paper
 Brian MACWHINNEY, Carnegie Mellon U.
 4:55-5:40 Formalist first language acquisition position paper
 Nina HYAMS, U. of California, Los Angeles
 5:40-6:10 Discussion of the first language acquisition
 position papers
 Melissa BOWERMAN, Max Planck Institute for
 Psycholinguistics

 6:30-8:30 RECEPTION

 * ****************** *
 * SATURDAY, APRIL 20 *
 * ****************** *

 8:00- REGISTRATION
 8:30-10:00 PLENARY SESSION: ERGATIVITY
 8:30-9:15 "Ergativity from a functionalist perspective"
 John DUBOIS, U. of California, Santa Barbara
 9:15-10:00 "Ergativity from a formalist perspective"
 Alec MARANTZ, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 10:00-10:30 "Ergative in Hindi/Urdu: markedness principles
 for a structural case" (Discussion of the two papers
 on ergativity)
 Alice DAVISON, U. of Iowa

 11:00-12:50 PARALLEL SESSIONS
 SESSION 1: GRAMMATICAL RELATIONS
 11:00-11:30 "Semantic compatibility and complement distribution"
 Michel ACHARD, U. of Florida
 11:35-12:05 "The limits of formal analysis: pragmatic
 motivation in Oromo grammar"
 Robbin CLAMONS, Ann E. MULKERN, Gerald
 SANDERS, and Nancy STENSON, U. of Minnesota
 12:10-12:40 "Form and function in Tsez syntax"
 Bernard COMRIE and Maria POLINSKY, U. of
 Southern California

 SESSION 2: GRAMMATICAL RELATIONS
 11:00-11:30 "Formal and functional theories of definiteness"
 Richard EPSTEIN, Duke U.
 11:35-12:05 "Form versus function in the distribution of
 'self'-forms"
 Ralph W. FASOLD, Georgetown U.
 12:10-12:40 "Transitivity and structure-preserving: the
 case of Chinese 'ba'-sentences"
 Feng-hsi LIU, U. of Arizona

 SESSION 3: THE BIG PICTURE
 11:00-11:30 "Functionalism and its difficulties in biology and
 linguistics"
 Daniel NETTLE, U. College London
 11:35-12:05 "The nomenclaturist bias in the autonomy debate"
 Ricardo OTHEGUY, City U. New York
 12:10-12:40 "Formalizing functionally"
 Kees HENGEVELD, U. of Amsterdam

 2:15-3:20 PARALLEL SESSIONS
 SESSION 1: CONSTITUENT ORDER
 2:15-2:45 "Functional form: a minimalist/functional approach to
 discourse-oriented word order languages"

 John F. BAILYN, State U. of New York, Stony Brooks
 2:50-3:20 "Representing the structure-discourse iconicity of the
 Japanese post-verbal construction"
 Lizanne KAISER, Yale U.

 SESSION 2: SYNTAX
 2:15-2:45 "Relativized minimality as backward masking"
 Harry HOWARD, Tulane U.
 2:50-3:20 "A formal account of register"
 John C. PAOLILLO, U. of Texas, Arlington

 SESSION 3: PHONOLOGY
 2:15-2:45 "Towards a conflation of form and function: tone
 sandhi in Comaltepec Chinantec"
 Daniel SILVERMAN, U. of California, Los Angeles
 2:50-3:20 "Welsh soft mutation and marked word order"
 Maggie TALLERMAN, U. of Durham

 3:35-6:35 PLENARY SESSION: WORD ORDER
 3:35-4:20 "Word order from a formalist point of view"
 David PESETSKY, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 4:20-5:05 "Word order from a functionalist point of view"
 Doris PAYNE, U. of Oregon

 5:20-5:50 Discussion of the two papers on word order
 Kenneth HALE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 5:50-6:35 Summary paper
 Frederick NEWMEYER, U. of Washington
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Message 2: Conf: Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft (StuTS)

Date: Wed, 07 Feb 1996 17:19:04 +0100
From: Markus Hiller <markus.hillerzdv.uni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: Conf: Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft (StuTS)

this announces a conference addressed mainly to people
in the german speaking area of europe, so the remainder
of this posting is in german.			m.h.



Conf:	Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft (StuTS)
	Erster Rundbrief

 +-----------------------------------------------------------------------+
 | Eine wichtige Gelegenheit zum Austausch im gesamten deutschen	 |
 | Sprachraum bietet die						 |
 | 	 S t u d e n t i s c h e T a g u n g			 |
 | 	 S p r a c h w i s s e n s c h a f t (StuTS).		 |
 | Diese wird seit neun Jahren jedes Semester von je einer Fachschaft	 |
 | organisiert und hat bisher in Hamburg, Muenchen, Kiel, Duesseldorf, |
 | Konstanz, Bonn, Tuebingen, Graz, Trier, Wuppertal, Osnabrueck,	 |
 | Saarbruecken und Berlin stattgefunden. Die gastgebende Fachschaft	 |
 | organisiert gewoehnlich die Tagungsraeume, kostenlose Schlafplaetze |
 | und das gemeinsame Fruehstueck.					 |
 |									 |
 | Die je viertaegigen Tagungen geben den Studierenden		 |
 | sprachwissenschaftlicher Faecher Zeit und neue Anregungen, ueber	 |
 | ihre Studiensituation und die Situation ihrer Faecher zu diskutieren,|
 | Ideen darueber auszutauschen und gemeinsame Initiativen zu planen.	 |
 |									 |
 | Insgesamt bietet die StuTS Gelegenheit, die Studienmoeglichkeiten	 |
 | verschiedener Unis zu vergleichen.					 |
 +-----------------------------------------------------------------------+

From: teichnerRMHS2.urz.tu-dresden.de (Roberto Teichner)

	19. StuTS: Erster Rundbrief
	===========================

Hallo liebe StuTSlerInnen,

im Mai 1996 ist es endlich wieder so weit: Die 19. Studentische Tagung
Sprachwissenschaft wird vom 15. - 19.05. an der TU Dresden
stattfinden.

Neben den AGs sind eine Besichtigung des Codex Dresdensis
(Maya-Handschrift) in der Saechsischen Landesbibliothek, eine
Vorstellung der sprachwissenschaftlichen Institute der TU, eine
Stadtrundfuehrung, eine Abschlussparty am 18.05. und vieles mehr
geplant.

Bitte gebt uns Bescheid, wenn ihr keine Uebernachtungsmoeglichkeit in
Dresden habt, damit wir Euch ein Quartier besorgen. Zur Zeit rechnen
wir mit einem Tagungsbeitrag von ca. DM 15,--. Wir versuchen die
Fahrtkosten fuer alle TeilnehmerInnen (besonders aber fuer sehr lange
Fahrtstrecken mit den entsprechenden Preisen) durch Zuschuesse in
zumutbaren Grenzen zu halten.

Diesem "elektronischen" Ersten Rundbrief wird ein postalischer
folgen. Ab Mitte Maerz werden Euch dann zwei weitere Rundbriefe
erreichen, wenn wir bis 01.03.1996 eine Rueckmeldung von Euch
erhalten. Eine Seite im WWW ist ausserdem geplant.

Ueber zahlreiche AG-Angebote Eurerseits wuerden wir uns sehr freuen,
weil dieser Punkt erfahrungsgemaess bei jeder StuTS ein Problem
darstellt. Da eine AG ja auch einiger Vorbereitung bedarf, laege es
auch in Eurem Interesse uns moeglichst bis Anfang Maerz Eure
AG-Vorschlaege zuzusenden. Im zweiten Rundbrief koennten wir Euch
dann ueber das aktuelle AG-Angebot informieren.

Alle Anmeldungen via e-mail sendet ihr bitte an mich. (Vergesst bitte
nicht anzugeben, ob Ihr eine Unterkunft braucht oder nicht, und wenn
von wann bis wann!)

Fuer weitere Infos stehen wir Euch natuerlich gern zur Verfuegung
( teichnerRMHS2.urz.tu-dresden.de )


Eure StuTS-Organisatoren

P.S.: Bitte verbreitet unsere Rundbriefe und Plakate.
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