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Wed Apr 17 1996

Confs: Athabaskan, Salt VI

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  1. Ted Fernald, Athabaskan Conference on Syntax & Semantics
  2., Salt VI -- Final Program

Message 1: Athabaskan Conference on Syntax & Semantics

Date: Tue, 16 Apr 1996 17:14:10 EDT
From: Ted Fernald <>
Subject: Athabaskan Conference on Syntax & Semantics
Athabaskan Conference on Syntax & Semantics
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
April 25-28, 1996

Thursday, April 25

4:15 pm Ken Hale "The Intellectual Necessity of Linguistic
Diversity" [Kirby Hall]

Friday, April 26
[Bond Hall]

9:00-9:40 Panel: Language & Culture in the Classroom
9:40-10:40 Discussion
10:40-11:20 Mary Ann Willie & Eloise Jelinek "Navajo as a
'Discourse Configurational' Language"
11:20-12:00 Leonard Faltz "A semantic basis for Navajo syntactic
12:00-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-1:40 Leslie Saxon "Object Raising in Dogrib"
1:40-2:20 Dagmar Jung "Topicalization in Jicarilla Apache Narratives"
2:20-3:00 Chad Thompson "Iconicity and Word Order in Koyukon
3:20-4:00 Navajo Community College Panel
4:00-5:00 Discussion

Saturday, April 27
[Kirby Hall]

9:00-10:20 Data Discussion
10:40-11:20 Ken Hale & Paul Platero "Negative Polarity
Expressions in Navajo"
11:20-12:00 Ted Fernald "Generalizations in Navajo"
1:00-1:40 Joyce McDonough "Prosodic mediation: between morphology and
syntax in Athabaskan"
1:40-2:20 Carolta Smith "Lexical rules for verb bases in Navajo"
2:20-3:00 Keren Rice "Monadic verbs, argument structure and
aspect in Ahtna (Athabaskan)"

Sunday, April 28
[Kirby Hall]

9:00-9:40 Discussion
9:40-10:20 Jeff Leer "The Negative/Irrealis Category in
10:40-11:20 Melissa Axelrod "The Semantics of Classfication in
Koyukon Athabaskan"
11:20-12:00 Mary Ann Willie "A Look at Negation in Navajo"

Language Education and Culture in the Navajo Nation


Martha Austin-Garrison, Navajo Community College (NCC) Shiprock
Herbert Benally, NCC Shiprock
Bernice Casaus, NCC Shiprock
Tony Goldtooth, NCC Shiprock
Wayne Holm, Navajo Department of Education (NDOE)
Lorene Legah, NCC Window Rock
Alyse Neundorf, Language Teaching Consultant
Evangeline Parsons, Northern Arizona University
Ellavina Perkins, Little Singer School
Linda Platero, Swarthmore College
Clay Slate, NCC Shiprock
Peggy Speas, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Stella Tsinajinnie, Rock Point Community School
Daniel Tso, Navajo Preparatory School
Laura Wallace, NDOE

This session will look at issues that prevent full introduction and
establishment of Navajo language and culture instruction in classrooms in
the Navajo Nation. A number of reasons have been cited that cause many
Navajo parents to not support the teaching of Navajo language and culture
to even their own children. These areas are sensitive and will require a
careful review. One issue is the opposition of some Navajo parents for the
fear that Navajo culture instruction is basically religious. In this
session, Paul Platero will propose for discussion the possibility of
defining where Navajo religion and Navajo culture meet. A group of
language educators in the Navajo Nation will participate in a discussion.

Workshop on Quantification in Navajo

This will be a discussion among the participants of both the above sessions
about certain quantificational sentences in Navajo.

Visit the Conference website at

For further information, contact
 Ted Fernald or Paul Platero
 Department of Linguistics Department
of Linguistics
 Swarthmore College Swarthmore
 Swarthmore, PA 10981 Swarthmore, PA 10981

 phone: 610-328-8437 phone:
 fax: 610-328-7814 fax:

This conference is funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthrpological
Research. Ken Hale appears as a William J. Cooper lecturer. Paul Platero
is a Visiting Eugene M. Lang Professor for Social Change. Herbert
Benally's travel is funded by the Paul Platero's discretionary funds
associated with the Lang professorship.

Ted Fernald
Department of Linguistics
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA 19081
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Message 2: Salt VI -- Final Program

Date: Tue, 16 Apr 1996 19:23:55 EDT
From: <>
Subject: Salt VI -- Final Program

April 26-28 1996
Rutgers University

FRIDAY April 26, 1996

8.30 - 9.15: Registration

9.15 - 9.30: Opening Remarks

9.30 - 10.30:
MATS ROOTH, University of Stuttgart
"On the Interface Principles for Intonational Focus"

10.30 - 11.10:
Daniel Buering, University of Cologne
"A Weak Theory of Strong Readings"

Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.10:
Herman Hendriks, OTS Utrecht University
"Information Packaging: From Cards to Boxes"

12.10 - 12.50:
Dag E. Wold, M.I.T.
"Long Distance Selective Binding: The Case of Focus"

Lunch Break

2.50 - 3.50:
MANFRED PINKAL, University of Saarbruecken
"Semantic Underspecification and Vagueness"

3.50 - 4.30:
Tim Fernando, University of Stuttgart &

 Hans Kamp, University of Stuttgart
"Expecting Many"

Coffee Break

4.50 - 5.30:
Yoad Winter, OTS Utrecht University
"What Does the Strongest Meaning Hypothesis Mean?"

5.30 - 6.10:
Mandy Simons, Cornell University
"Disjunction and Anaphora"


SATURDAY April 27, 1996

9.30 - 10.30:
PAULINE JACOBSON, Brown University
"The Locality of Interpretation: the Case of Binding and Coordination"
10.30 - 11.10:
Yael Sharvit, Rutgers University
"Functional Dependencies and Indirect Binding"

Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.10:
Donka F. Farkas, UCSC & Anastasia Giannakidou, University of Groningen & UCSC
"How Clause-Bounded is the Scope of Universals?"

12.10 - 12.50:
Martin Honcoop, HIL, Leiden
"Towards a Dynamic Semantics Account of Weak Islands"

Lunch Break

2.50 - 3.30:
Samuel Bayer, The MITRE Corporation
"The Size of Events"

3.30 - 4.10:
Sandro Zucchi, Cornell University & Michael White, CoGenTex Inc.
"Twigs, Sequences and the Temporal Constitution of Predicates"

4.10 - 4.50:
Beverly Spejewski, University of Pennsylvania
"Temporal Subordination and the English Perfect"

Coffee Break

5 - 6: Business Meeting
7.00 - 10.00: Dinner Party


SUNDAY April 28, 1996

9.30 - 10.30:
"On the Representation of Context"

10.30 - 11.10:
Peter Lasersohn, University of Rochester
"Adnominal Conditionals"

Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.10:
Manfred Krifka, CASBS, Stanford & University of Texas at Austin
"Pragmatic Strengthening in Plural Predications and Donkey Sentences"

12.10 - 12.50:
Kai von Fintel, M.I.T.
"Conditionals, Generics, and the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface"


Renate Musan, Humboldt University
"On Weak DP's, Strong DP's and Existence Presuppositions"

Nissim Francez, Technion, Israel & Yoad Winter, OTS Utrecht University
"A Generalized Definition of Quantifier Absorption"

Sandro Zucchi, Cornell University
"Incomplete Events, Intensionality, and (Im)perfective Aspect"

Students and Unemployed $ 30
Employed non-Students $ 40
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