LINGUIST List 7.693

Thu May 16 1996

Confs: Children and theory; Nootka

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  1. wchtsalt congres, WCHTSALT: preliminary programme
  2. "F. Javier Martinez Garcia", Conf: Nootka: An Endangered Language

Message 1: WCHTSALT: preliminary programme

Date: Mon, 13 May 1996 13:56:23 BST
From: wchtsalt congres <>
Subject: WCHTSALT: preliminary programme

 A language acquisition workshop organized by the
 Research Institute for Language and Speech (OTS) of Utrecht University
 to be held at Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, Utrecht (NL)
 28-29 June 1996.

 ******* preliminary programme *******

Friday June, 28, 1996:

9:00 Coffee

9:30 Opening statement
 Peter Coopmans and William Philip (Utrecht University)

10:00 Children Checking Checking Theory. A Comparison of Case-filter and
 Feature-checking Approaches
 Sonja Eisenbeiss and Martina Penke (University of Duesseldorf)

11:00 Coffee break

11:15 Wh-in-Situ: To Move or Not to Move?
 Cornelia Hamann (University of Geneva)

12:15 Commentary
 Nina Hyams (U.C.L.A.)

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Subject-Initial Verb Second as IP: Evidence from subject/non-subject
 asymmetries in the acquisition of verb-second in Mainland Scandinavian.
 Lynn Santelmann (University of Buffalo)

15:30 Tea Break

15:45 Superiority: Syntax or Semantics?
 Juergen Weissenborn (Potsdam), Tom Roeper (Amherst) and
 Jill de Villiers (Smith College)

16:45 Commentary
 Ken Wexler (M.I.T.)

17:45 Drinks etc.

Saturday, June 29, 1996:

9:00 Avoid (Onset) Fricative and the Stress-to-Weight Principle in
 Phonological Acquisition: a Conspiracy Involving [ytnExt].
 Heleen Lohuis-Weber, Dominique Nouveau and Wim Zonneveld (Utrecht

10:00 The Acquisition of Markedness as the Promotion of Faithfulness
 Constraints: A Case Study in Onset Selection
 Amalia Gnanadesikan (Rutgers University)

11:00 Coffee Break

11:15 Competence and Performance in Child Phonology
 Mark Hale and Charles Reiss (Concordia University)

12:15 Commentary
 Elan Dresher (University of Toronto)

13:15 Lunch

14:45 What Case Acquisition Data Have to Say about the Components of INFL
 Carson Schuetze and Ken Wexler (M.I.T.)

15:45 Tea Break

16:00 Commentary and Overview
 Eric Reuland (Utrecht University)

Registration fee: DFL. 60.00 (Faculty)
 40.00 (Students)


For further information please contact the OTS/conference secretariat:

 OTS, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, Netherlands
 tel. +31 30 253 6006
 fax. +31 30 253 6000
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Message 2: Conf: Nootka: An Endangered Language

Date: Mon, 13 May 1996 15:40:32 +0200
From: "F. Javier Martinez Garcia" <>
Subject: Conf: Nootka: An Endangered Language
Bernice Touchie (Ha-Ho-Payuk School - Port Alberni, BC, Kanada):
"Nootka: An Endangered Language"
Ort/Place: Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft, 
 Georg-Voigt-Str. 6, EG, Raum 5.
Zeit/time: Freitag, 24. Mai 1996, 12:00 c.t.
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