LINGUIST List 7.248

Thu Feb 15 1996

Confs: African ling, Cortona Phonology Meeting

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  1. Mahamane Abdoulaye, 2nd World Congress of African Linguistics
  2. georgi jetchev, Cortona Phonology Meeting III

Message 1: 2nd World Congress of African Linguistics

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 17:36:26 +0100
From: Mahamane Abdoulaye <>
Subject: 2nd World Congress of African Linguistics
This is a conference announcement which is due to take place in
Leipzig. We do not yet have a home page, please see whether you can
post it in the conferences list. If you need more details please
contact me at Dr. Mahamane
Abdoulaye Leipzig, Germany

Please, distribute to interested persons and post in appropriate

Announcement & Call for Papers


July 27 - August 3, 1997
at the University of Leipzig, Germany

Congress Chairperson: Ekkehard Wolff (Leipzig)
Congress Committee:Norbert Cyffer (Wien)
Bernd Heine (K=F6ln)
Ekkehard Wolff (Leipzig)

General Remarks

Following a decision by the Standing Committee for the Congress of
African Linguistics, the 2nd World Congress of African Linguistics is
now finally scheduled to take place between the 27th July and 3rd
August 1997 in Leipzig, Germany. The Congress will be hosted by one
of Europe's oldest universities (founded in 1409) with over 100
years tradition of research into and teaching of, African
languages. The city of Leipzig itself prides itself not only of its
famous university, but also of 1000 years of recorded history, 500
years of international commerce and trade fairs ("Leipziger
Messe"), its recognition as Germany's historical capital of printing
and publishing, its international tradition as a centre of
classical music and Jazz. And finally: It was here that in 1989
citizens started the "peaceful revolution" which led to the collapsing
of the former German Democratic Republic. The 2nd World Congress
of African Linguistics has been scheduled in order not to clash
with two other important professional meetings in western Europe at
about the same time: The World Congress of Linguistics in Paris
(July 21 - 25), and the=20 International Conference of the Historical
Linguistics Association in Essen (August 10 -17).


Papers on all areas relating to African Linguistics will be
accepted. Official congress languages are English, French and
German. Participants are invited to propose papers (subject to
acceptance or refusal by Committee, presentation time: 20min.)
together with their registration, providing provisional title and
abstract (maximum: one typewritten page, in the language of
presentation), and indication of the section in which the paper
is to be presented. The following sections of the congress are

Phonetics and Phonology,
Discourse Analysis and Aesthetics of
Oral Literature,
Historical Linguistics,
Applied Linguistics,
Language and Culture,
Research Projects,

Preliminary Registration

The organizers would welcome early registration in order to
facilitate the planning of the congress and seek funding. Only
participants who have registered preliminarily can be sure to
receive a subsequent Circular containing registration forms for
final registration and details concerning
accommodation. Registration fees have been set at:

Congress participants$ 50.00 (U.S.) or DM 75.00 ($100/DM150
after January 1, 1997) accompanying persons$ 20.00 (U.S.) or DM
30.00 ($40/DM60 after January 1, 1997) students$ 25.00 (U.S.)
or DM 35.00 For details regarding currency transfers cf. or request
First Circular which is scheduled to be mailed in March 1996.

Deadline for preliminary registration is May 15, 1996.
Deadline for final registration is October 15, 1996.

Financial Support for Participants from outside Europe

Participants from outside Europe, particularly from Africa, who
need financial support in order to be able to attend the congress
are urged to send in their detailed request together with their
first registration at their earliest convenience. A Ways and Means
Committee has been set up which engages in fund raising and will also
recommend whom to support and in which way.

Provisional Schedule
Sunday, July 27 Arrival in Leipzig
10.00 - 18.00 Congress Office hours: Registration, information

Monday, July 28
08.00 - 10.00 Congress Office hours: Registration
10.00 - 11.00 Opening Session
11.00 - 12.30 Plenary Session
15.00 - 18.00 Papers

Tuesday, July 29
09.00 - 10.00 Plenary
10.00 - 12.30 Papers
15.00 - 18.00 Papers

Wednesday, July 30

Thursday, July 31
09.00 - 10.00 Plenary
10.00 - 12.30 Papers
15.00 - 18.00 Papers, Workshops

Friday, August 1
09.00 - 10.00 Plenary
10.00 - 12.30 Papers, Workshops
15.00 - 17.00 Round Table
17.00 - 18.00 Closing Session

Saturday, August 2

Sunday, August 3=09=09Departure from Leipzig

All correspondence should be directed to
World Congress of African Linguistics
Institut f=FCr Afrikanistik, Universit=E4t Leipzig
Augustusplatz 9, D-04109 Leipzig

Telephone:(+49) 341 97-37031, 97-37033, 97-37034, 97-37036
Fax:(+49) 341 97-37048
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Message 2: Cortona Phonology Meeting III

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 11:07:59 CST
From: georgi jetchev <>
Subject: Cortona Phonology Meeting III

For those who are interested, here is some information concerning the
phonology conference to be held in Cortona (Italy) next April.
Pier Marco Bertinetto, SNS Pisa


 Cortona Phonology Meeting (12-14 April 1996)


12 April, Fri

9.00 *Opening*
9.10 Kaye, Jonathan P SOAS, London
 On the biological necessity of linguistic change
9.50 Tobin, Yishai P Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
 Phonology as human behavior: implications and applications
10.30 *Break*
11.00 Clements, Nick P ILPGA, Paris III
 "Stepwise vowel height assimilation"
11.40 Noske, Manuela P University of Szeged, Hungary
 [ATR] as an equipollent feature
12.20 Charette, Monik P SOAS, London
 Licensing constraints and vowel harmony
13.00 *Lunch*
15.00 Basboll, Hans P Odense University, Denmark
 Occam's razor in Danish phonology: distinctive features and neutral
15.40 Jetchev, Georgi P Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa/University of Sofia
 Ghost [OE]-vowels in French: floatation and epenthesis
16.20 Noske, Roland P University of Amsterdam
 On the relevance of underlying forms
17.00 *Break*
17.30 Fery, Caroline P University of Tuebingen
 The mora as a measure of weight and a syllabic constituent
18.10 Rubach, Jerzy P University of Iowa/University of Warsaw
 Polish extrasyllabic consonants in Optimality Theory

13 April, Sat

9.10 Derwing, Bruce L. P University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
 Testing phonological universals in the laboratory
9.50 Vennemann, Theo P Institut fuer Deutsche Philologie, University of
 A phonological sketch of Etruscan
10.30 *Break*
11.00 Broadbent, Judith P University College London
 A reanalysis of certain consonant-vowel interactions in Maltese Arabic
11.40 Scheer, Tobias P University Paris 7
 Why phonology needs a theory of direct consonantal interaction
12.20 Michaels, David P University of Connecticut
 Assimilation in Minimalist Phonology
13.00 *Lunch*
15.00 Schmid, Stephan P University of Zuerich
 A typological view on syllable structure in some Italian dialects
15.40 Loporcaro, Michele P University of Zuerich
 On vowel epenthesis in some dialects of Italy
16.20 Tuttle, Edward P UCLA
 Preferential metatheses and pseudo-metathesis
17.00 *Break*

14 April, Sun

9.00 Ghini, Mirco P University of Toronto/University of Konstanz
 The interdependence between the segmental and the prosodic levels
 in Ligurian dialects
9.40 Monachesi, Paola P University of Tuebingen
 Decomposing Italian clitics
10.20 Gaeta, Livio P University of Rome
 Italian loanwords and German stress patterns
11.00 *Break*
11.30 Vogel, Irene P University of Delaware
 An acoustic view of the English Rythm Rule
12.20 Kenstowicz, Michael P MIT
 Focus and phrasing in Korean

2) Titles of POSTERS:

1. Absalom, Matthew & John Hajek P University of Melbourne
 Raddoppiamento sintattico: what happens when the theory is on too
 tight ?
2. Helsloot, Karijn P University of Amsterdam
 Phonological phrasing in the poetry of Giuseppe Ungaretti and
 Eugenio Montale
3. Voghera, Miriam & Francesco Cutugno P Univesita' degli Studi di Napoli
 "Francesco II"
 Clashes, Lapses and Contours
4. D'Introno, prof. Francesco P University of Massachusetts at Amherst
 An Optimality Theory account of vowel-consonant linking in Barese
5. Mazzola, Michael P Northern Illinois University
 On the change from stress in Latin and Romance to lexical stress in
6. Bergeton, Uffe P University Paris 7
 Vowel length, raddoppiamento sintattico and the definite article: a
 unified analysis
7. Bolognesi, Roberto P University of Amsterdam
 Universal vs. language-specific constraints: the distribution of
 definite articles in Italian
8. Bonvino, Elisabetta P University Paris 7
 The definite article in Romanesco. Government Phonology analysis.
9. Bertinetto, Pier Marco & Barbara Gili Fivela P Scuola Normale Superiore
 di Pisa
 Syllabification of prefixed words in Italian

3) For those who intend to attend the conference, detailed informations are
given on the web page

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