LINGUIST List 7.426

Fri Mar 22 1996

Confs: Women & Language, LFG

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  1. Women 'n Language, Berkeley Women and Language Conference
  2. Tracy Holloway King, LFG conference program (preliminary)

Message 1: Berkeley Women and Language Conference

Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 11:26:45 PST
From: Women 'n Language <>
Subject: Berkeley Women and Language Conference
Conference announcement: Fourth Berkeley Women and Language Conference
Gender and Belief Systems
Berkeley Conference Center, April 19-21, 1996

Invited speakers:
Suzanne Fleischman, Department of French, UC Berkeley
"Writing a woman's profession: Women's relationship to the scientific

John McWhorter, Departments of Linguistics and African-American Studies,
UC Berkeley
"Introducing Gender into Creole Studies"

Niko Besnier, Department of Anthropology, Victoria University of Wellington
"Talking on the margin and negotiating identity in Tonga, South Pacific"

Robin Lakoff, Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley
"(The rise and fall)n of Hillary Rodham Clinton"

Janet Holmes, Department of Linguistics, Victoria University of
"Setting standards? Women's role in language change in New Zealand"

Special Panel: A retrospective on progress in the field since the
1983 publication of Langauge, Gender, and Society
Nancy Henley, Department of Psychology, UCLA
Cheris Kramarae, Department of Women's Studies, University of Illinois,
Sally McConnell-Ginet, Department of Linguistics, Cornell University
Barrie Thorne, Departments of Sociology and Women's Studies,
UC Berkeley

For a complete program and hotel and transportation information, please
contact us at

**************REGISTRATION FORM - PLEASE PRINT OUT & MAIL**********************

1996 Conference Registration and Prepublication Order Form
The 1996 Berkeley Women & Language Conference will be held April 19-21,
1996 at the Berkeley Conference Center. Before April 1, 1996,
registration is $20 for students, $30 for non-students. After April 1,
1996, registration is $30 for students and $40 for non-students. All
registration fees will be used to fund the conference. Special
prepublication price is valid only until April 21. Make checks
payable to:

Berkeley Women and Language Group
2337 Dwinelle Hall, UCB
Berkeley, CA 94720-2650

*******Note: We do *not* accept e-mailed registrations.
Please print out this form and send it by regular mail
along with your registration fee.

Mailing Address:

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Registration fee (see above):
# Copies of 1996 Proceedings ($30 ea - prepub. price):
Author copy (1  $20):
# Copies of 1994 Proceedings ($40 ea):
Ship. per copy ($5.00 USA, else $10.00):
Sales tax (CA only: 8.25%):
TOTAL (in U.S. dollars):

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Conference is wheelchair accessible.
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Message 2: LFG conference program (preliminary)

Date: Wed, 20 Mar 1996 11:57:03 PST
From: Tracy Holloway King <>
Subject: LFG conference program (preliminary)

 Preliminary Schedule

August 26 (Monday)

9:30 - 10:30	KEYNOTE ADDRESS
 Joan Bresnan, Stanford University

10:30 - 11:00	BREAK

General Session

11:00 - 11:30	Another view on complex predicate formation in French
		and Italian: Evidence from auxiliary selection,
		reflexivization, and past participle agreement
 Anette Frank, University of Stuttgart

11:30 - 12:00	The syntax of Romance auxiliaries
		Christophe Schwarze, University of Konstanz

12:00 - 12:30	A PREDICATE function: Empirical arguments and
		theoretical status
		Farrell Ackerman, Univ. of California, San Diego
		Gert Webelhuth, Stanford University

12:30 - 1:00 POSTERS/DEMOS
 	Note: posters will be available throughout the conference.

		LektaII: A tool for the development of efficient
		LFG-based machine translation systems
		J. Gabriel Amores, Universidad de Sevilla and
		Jose F. Quesada, Centro Informatico Cientifico de Andalucia

		Using priority union for non-constituent
 		coordination in LFG
		Caroline Brun, Rank Xerox Research Centre

		Generating a lexicon for syntactic LFG-processor
		from a French generic electronic dictionary encoded
		in the GENELEX model
		Sylvie Flores and Je'ro^me Vachey, GSI-Erli

		Computational approaches to P2 clitic placement
		Paula S. Newman, Xerox PARC

1:00 - 3:00	LUNCH

Workshop 1	Semantic representations and LFG
3:00 - 7:00	Organizers: Tara Mohanan and K. P. Mohanan,
 National University of Singapore


		Session 1:
		Speakers: Esther Koenig, University of Stuttgart
			 Mary Dalrymple, Xerox PARC
		Commentator: Alex Alsina, National University of Singapore

		Session 2:
		Speakers: Elisabet Engdahl, Univ. of Edinburgh
			 K. P. Mohanan and Tara Mohanan, National
		 University of Singapore
		Commentator: Chris Manning, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

Workshop 2	Computational Aspects
3:00 - 7:00 Organizer: Annie Zaenen, Rank Xerox Research Centre


 Thierry Declerk, University of Stuttgart
 Modeling information-passing with the LFG Workbench

 Josef van Genabith, University of Stuttgart and Richard
 Crouch, SRI International
 Direct and indirect interpretation of LFG f-structures
 as underspecified semantic representations

		Teresa Lopez Soto and Gabriela Fernandez Diaz, Universidad
		de Sevilla
		Integration of semantic patterns and statistical
		information for an LFG-based parser

		John Maxwell, Xerox PARC
		An efficient parser for LFG

		Frederique Segond and Max Cooperman, Rank Xerox
		Research Centre
		The scope of ambiguity in a computational LFG

August 27 (Tuesday)

General Session

9:30 -10:00	Ergativity, clitics and grammatical relations in Sasak
		Peter Austin, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign

10:00 - 10:30	"Case spreading/doubling" in Korean: Evidence for the
		Macrorole tier
		Wataru Nakamura, SUNY, Buffalo

10:30 - 11:00	Suppletion and syntactic theory
		Kersti Bo"jars and Nigel Vincent, Univ. of Manchester

11:00 - 11:30	BREAK

11:30 -12:00	Lexical Mapping Theory and possessors in NPs
		Tibor Laczko', Lajos Kossuth University

12:00-12:30	An analysis of the passive in Japanese: A preliminary
		study towards the clarification of the thematic role
		Mariko Saiki, Kanazawa University

12:30 - 1:00	Underspecification in Lexical Mapping Theory: The case
		of Norwegian existentials and resultatives
		Helge Lo/drup, Univ. of Oslo

1:00 - 3:00	LUNCH

Workshop 3	Argument Structure?: How syntactic? How lexical?
		Organizers: Bjarne Oersnes, Copenhagen University
		 Joan Bresnan, Stanford University

3:00 - 5:00
5:00 - 5:30	BREAK
5:50 - 7:00

Workshop 4	Word Order
3:00-7:00	Organizers: Miriam Butt, University of Stuttgart
		 Tracy Holloway King, Stanford University


		Judith Berman, University of Stuttgart
		Configurational and nonconfigurational aspects of
		German sentence structure

		Miriam Butt, University of Stuttgart and Tracy Holloway
		King, Stanford University
		Exploring structural topic and focus

 Tara Mohanan, National University of Singapore

		Owen Ranbow

		Jane Simpson, University of Sydney
		Preferred word order and grammaticalisation of
		associated path in some Australian languages

August 28 (Wednesday)

General Session

9:30 - 10:00	Nonconfigurational tense in Wambaya
		Rachel Nordlinger and Joan Bresnan, Stanford

10:00 - 10:30	On the verbal status of Mandarin ba
		Emily Bender, Stanford University

10:30 - 11:00	An LFG account of Mandarin reflexive verbs
		Lian-Cheng Chief, National Chengchi University and
		Academia Sinica

11:00 - 11:30	BREAK

11:30 - 12:00	Personal pronouns and pronominal binding systems
		Chris Culy, Univ. of Iowa

12:00 - 12:30	Possessive pronouns and suffixes in Finnish
		Ida Toivonen, Stanford University

12:30 - 1:00	A-structure and linear order in Balinese binding
		I Wayan Arka, University of Sydney and Stephen
		Wechsler, Univ. of Texas, Austin

1:00 - 3:00	LUNCH

3:00 - 3:30	A theory of non-constituent coordination based on
		finite-state rules
		John Maxwell, Xerox PARC

3:30 - 4:00	Aspects of merging Lexical Functional Grammar with
		Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammar
		Tore Burheim, Univ. of Bergen

4:00 - 4:30	BREAK

4:30 -5:00	Context change and underspecification in Glue
		language semantics
		Richard Crouch, SRI International and Josef
		van Genabith, University of Stuttgart

5:00 - 5:30	Proofs in the landscape of underspecified
		Esther Ko"nig and Uwe Reyle, University of Stuttgart

5:30 - 6:00	BREAK

		Ron Kaplan, Xerox PARC


The LFG architecture and "verbless" syntactic constructions
Victoria Rose'n, University of Bergen
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