LINGUIST List 7.974

Wed Jul 3 1996

Confs: Sign Language Research, Conflicting Constraints

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  1. Chris Miller, Conference: Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research
  2. "D.G. Gilbers", BCN Workshop on Conflicting Constraints

Message 1: Conference: Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research

Date: Tue, 02 Jul 1996 23:15:45 EDT
From: Chris Miller <>
Subject: Conference: Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research
The Fifth International Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign
Language Research, co-sponsored by McGill University and the
University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM), will take place at UQAM from
the19th to the 22nd of September 1996. The program includes over 70
presentations in the form of plenary lectures, panel discussions and
poster sessions. General topics to be covered during the meeting
include phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics,
sociolinguistics, and language acquisition.

Invited speakers include Sam Supalla and Jennie Singleton (Effects of
sign language fluency on literacy development), Elissa Newport (TBA)
and Sue Bailey and Kathy Dolby (The Canadian Dictionary of
ASL). Special sessions and round-table discussions will be held on the
cross-linguistic study of sign language acquisition, literacy,
notation and technology and special symposia and workshops will be
held on topics in lexicography, sociolinguistics, phonology and syntax

Registration for the Conference includes the reception, coffee breaks,
conference kit, Program and Abstract Book, and all conference
sessions. The cost of the Sunday Morning Silent Brunch must be paid
separately from the conference fee. To attend the Conference, please
complete the enclosed registration form and send it together with
correct payment to:

TISLR '96 Secretariat 
Conference Office 
McGill University 
550 Sherbrooke Street West 
West Tower, Suite 490 
Montreal, Quebec, Canada 
H3A 1B9 
Telephone: +1-514-398-3770 

Registration forms and payment must be received by July 31, 1996 to
qualify for the early registration discount. Mail from outside Quebec
may require two weeks for delivery. 3. Please note the following
restrictions: Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to the
TISLR '96 Secretariat prior to August 15, 1996. An administration fee
of $25.00 will be charged to cover the cost of processing the
request. After August 15, 1996, refund requests will not be accepted.
Detailed information on the conference can be found at our World Wide
Web site at the following address:

For further information, including requests for mailings, please
contact the Organizing Committee at:

REGISTRATION FORM (Please type or print clearly)

First Name_________________________Surname_________________________



Postal code(a)_______________City____________________________________

Province/State/County _______________________________________________

Country____________________________Postal/Zip code (b)_________________

Telephone (Include country code) 
_______________________________________________(Office) [_]TTY/Vistel

_______________________________________________(Home) [_]TTY/Vistel



 Registration fees ( Insert amounts below )
1) Before July 31, 1996 (R1, R3, A1) 
2) After July 31, 1996 (R2, R4, A2)
1) R1: [_]$150 Cdn/[_]$125 US
2) R2: [_]$200 Cdn/[_]$175 US _________$Cdn. _________ $U.S.

Student or Post-doc:
1) R3: [_]$75 Cdn / [_]$65 US
2) R4: [_]$100 Cdn/[_]$90 US _________$Cdn. _________ $U.S.

The following information must be submitted irder to benefit from the
student rate:


ID number__________________________________________________________

Supervisor's name__________________________________________________

Supervisor's signature_____________________________________________

A Silent Brunch will be held at the Hotel des Gouverneurs after the
conference, on Sunday, September 22, from 9 am to noon. If you wish to

please fill in this section: 
 A1/A2: [_]$22 Cdn/[_]$17 US _________$Cdn. _________ $U.S.

- ----------------------- TOTAL AMOUNT: _________$Cdn. _________ $U.S.

All fees include (federal Goods and ServicesTax (GST) and Quebec Sales
Tax (QST) where applicable. (McGill University GST number: R119 128
981; QST number: 1006 1507 87). Please note that credit card payments
are processed in Canadian funds only. 

[__] VISA [__] MasterCard [__] American Express

[__] Cheque payable to "McGill University - TISLR '96" 

Credit card number________________________ Expires on date:___ /___

Signature of cardholder ___________________________________________


For further information, contact the organizing committee at

or visit our website at

Christopher Miller
Groupe de recherche sur la LSQ et le francais sourd
Universite du Quebec a Montreal

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Message 2: BCN Workshop on Conflicting Constraints

Date: Wed, 03 Jul 1996 12:02:44 +0200
From: "D.G. Gilbers" <>
Subject: BCN Workshop on Conflicting Constraints

 BCN Workshop on Conflicting Constraints

 AZG, Building 59, room 16
 Groningen, July 5, 1996

 Organizers: Dicky Gilbers and Helen de Hoop


9.00 - 9.25		registration (AZG, Building 59, Ronde Zaal)

9.25			opening

Chair: Jack Hoeksema

9.30 - 10.30 	LUIGI BURZIO (Johns Hopkins University)
 		Multiple Correspondence

10.30 - 11.00 	Roberto Bolognesi (University of Amsterdam)
			Language-Particular Constraints in an Open Grammar

11.00 - 11.15 	coffee

Chair: Henriette de Swart

11.15 - 11.45 	Vieri Samek-Lodovici (University of Konstanz)
 		Constraint Reranking vs. Parameters: the Mixed 
			Focusing System of Kanakuru

11.45 - 12.15 Matthew Baerman (University of California, Berkeley)
			The Emergence of Prosodic Constraints in

12.15 - 12.45 	Arto Anttila & Young-mee Yu Cho (Stanford U)
			Variation and Change in Optimality Theory

12.45 - 13.45 	lunch

Chair: Hotze Rullmann

13.45 - 14.45 	BRUCE TESAR (Rutgers University)
			An Iterative Strategy for Language Learning

14.45 - 15.15 	Glenn Frankenfield (University of Maine at 
			Constraints on Speech Errors

15.15 - 15.45 	Wataru Nakamura (SUNY at Buffalo)
 	Economy versus Iconicity: How to Constrain 
			Constraint Ranking

15.45 - 16.00 	tea

Chair: Paulien Rijkhoek

16.00 - 16.30 	Sergio Menuzzi (Leiden University)
			Soft & Hard Constraints on Anaphoric Forms

16.30 - 17.00 	Peter Ackema and Ad Neeleman (Utrecht University)
			Conflict resolution in passive formation

The workshop will be held at the Onderwijscentrum of the Academisch
Ziekenhuis Groningen (AZG), Hanzeplein 1 (there is another entrance to
the hospital at the Oostersingel. Once you have passed the gate,
follow the signs to number 59.
 Within the building the route to the BCN Summer School venue will be
signposted. The workshop will take place on the second floor.
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