LINGUIST List 7.361

Thu Mar 7 1996

Confs: Native American langs, Gesture and language

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  1. Charlotte Reinholtz, Conf: Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Native American Languages
  2. Lynn Messing, announcement of workshop on gesture and language

Message 1: Conf: Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Native American Languages

Date: Wed, 06 Mar 1996 23:25:59 CST
From: Charlotte Reinholtz <reinholcc.UManitoba.CA>
Subject: Conf: Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Native American Languages
 Workshop on

 The University of Manitoba
 March 29th - 31st, 1996

 Preliminary Program

9:30 Registration & Welcome / Coffee
10:00 Filomena Sandalo (University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie
 Mellon University): Category projection and phrase
 structure in Kadiwe=82u
10:40 Kevin Russell (University of Manitoba): What's with all
 these long words anyway?
11:20 Break
11:35 Liliana Sanchez (California State University, Long
 Beach): Why does Southern Quechua agree in person
12:15 Eleanor M. Blain (University of British Columbia):
 Restrictive complementizer ka- in Plains Cree
12:55 Lunch
2:40 Leslie Saxon, Belcourt Lecturer (University of
 Victoria): Reflections of Syntax in the Athapaskan Verb
4:00 Reception

10:00 Shanley Allen & Heike Schroeder (Max-Planck-Institut
 fuer Psycholinguistik): Discourse effects on argument
 representation in early Inuktitut spontaneous speech
10:40 Alana Johns (Memorial University): The Decline of
 Ergativity in Inuktitut
11:20 Break
11:35 Martha McGinnis, Invited Speaker (Massachussetts
 Institute of Technology): Is there syntactic inversion?
12:35 Lunch
1:35 Michelle Long (University of Manitoba): Obviation and
 clausal relations
2:15 Charlotte Reinholtz (University of Manitoba): Real vs
 look-alike determiner movement in Swampy Cree
2:55 Break
3:10 Jose Camacho and Liliana Sanchez (University of
 Southern California and California State University,
 Long Beach): Conjunction in Southern Quechua
3:50 Break
4:05 Rose-Marie Dechaine, Invited Speaker (University of
 British Columbia): What Algonquian morphology is really
 like: Hockett revisited =20
7:00 Party

10:00 Roundtable: Current trends in Native American
12:00 Lunch
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Message 2: announcement of workshop on gesture and language

Date: Thu, 07 Mar 1996 13:30:15 EST
From: Lynn Messing <>
Subject: announcement of workshop on gesture and language
 Workshop on the Integration of Gesture in Language and Speech (WIGLS)
		in Newark, Delaware and Wilmington, Delaware
		 October 7-8, 1996

Keynote speakers: Thomas Huang (on computers and gestures)
		 David McNeill (on spoken languages and gestures)
		 Sherman Wilcox (on signed languages and gestures)

WIGLS will be an interdisciplinary workshop examining the relationship
between gesture and language, both spoken and signed. It is a
satellite worskhop of the Fourth International Conference on Spoken
Language Processing (ICSLP 96), which will be held October 3-6, 1996,
in Philadelphia, PA

WIGLS schedule:

October 7, 1996:
 8:15 - 8:30 - welcome, opening remarks, by Lynn Messing
 8:30 - 9:15 - keynote presentation: David McNeill on gesture and spoken
 9:15 - 9:35 - discussion
 9:35 - 10:00 - coffee break
10:00 - 11:55 - presentations and discussions
	Spontaneous Gestures Do Communicate, by Sotaro Kita
	Numbers on the Hands, by Arika Okrent
	Linguistic Features of Metaphoric Gestures, by Rebecca Webb
	What do Aphasic Patients' Facial Expressions & Gestures Reveal? 
	by Agnes Roman
12:00 - 1:00 - lunch
 1:00 - 1:45 - keynote presentation: Sherman Wilcox on gesture and signed
 1:45 - 2:05 - discussion
 2:05 - 2:30 - coffee break
 2:30 - 4:00 - presentations and discussions
	The Effect of Gesturing on Gestures, by Robert Dufour
	Towards an Action-centered Theory of Deixis, by Brenda Farnell
	The Intermingling of Gestures and Signs in Hearing Female's 
	Conversations, by Lynn Messing
 4:00 - 4:15 - break
 4:15 - 6:15 - 4 presentations and discussion
	Spontaneous Gesture and Sign, by Karen Naughton
	A Notational Basis for Integrated Accounts of Gesture and Speech,
 by William Edmondson
	Interactional Synchrony in Speech and Gesture across 
 by Keli D. Yerian
	Deictic Gesture and Strategy in Second Language Narratives,
 by Marianne Gullberg
8:00 - entertainment

October 8:

 8:30 - 9:15 - Keynote presentation: Thomas Huang on computers and 
 9:15 - 9:35 - discussion
 9:35 - 10:00 - coffee break
10:00 - 12:00 - presentations and discussions
	Computer Recognition of Auslan with PowerGloves, by Waleed
	The Automatic General Segmentation of Simple Non-Specific BSL
	Signs, by Philip A. Harling and Alistair D. N. Edwards
	Computer Recognition of ASL Fingerspelling, by Roman Erenshteyn 
	and Pavel Laskov
	Hidden-Markov Model Based Recognition of Space-Time
	Hand-Gestures for Human-Computer Interaction, by Yanghee Nam
and K. Wohn 12:00 - 1:00 - lunch
 1:00 - 2:30 - presentations & discussion
	Interface Features Affecting Deixis Production, by Antonella
	De Angeli, Walter Gerbino, and Daniela Petrelli
	Gestural Prosody in Man-Machine Task-Oriented Dialogues, by
	Nadia Bellalem and Laurent Romary
	Computer Recognition of the Gestures of People with
	Disabilities, by Andrew Moynahan and Richard Foulds
 2:30 - 4:30 - self-directed tours of ASEL and Nemours grounds
 4:30 - 6:00 - papers on topics not handled in other sessions.
	Menu Oriented Computerized Dictionary for Sign Language, by
	Yushi Kato and Ichiro Naito
	Unsupervised Cross-Modal Chracterization of Expressive
	Gestures in Professional Monologue Discourse, by Michael Casey
	and Joshua Wachman
	A Score for the Analysis of Gestures in Multimodal
	Communication, by Isabella Poggi and Emanuela Magno
 6:00 - 6:30 - closing presentation, by Richard Foulds

WIGLS Registration information: The fee for early registration (before
June 21) is $50. Late registration (between June 21 and September 1)
is $60. On-site registration fee is $100 per day. The registration fee
covers workshop proceedings and videotape, lunches, and transportation
from the housing location on the University of Delaware's campus to
the workshop location on the second day of the workshop.

The first day of the workshop will be on the University of Delaware's
campus in Newark Delaware. The second day will be at the Alfred
I. duPont Institute in Wilmington, Delaware.

More complete registration and housing information will be made
available shortly at:

The information at this web site will be available via e-mail or
postal mail upon request.

Send inquiries to:
Lynn Messing, WIGLS chair
Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories
Alfred I. duPont Institute
P.O. Box 269
Wilmington, Delaware 19899
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