LINGUIST List 8.1118

Thu Jul 31 1997

Confs: Ling. Asso. of Great Britain

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Message 1: CONFS: Linguistics Association of Great Britain

Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 10:03:56 +0000
From: b.clark <>
Subject: CONFS: Linguistics Association of Great Britain

Autumn Meeting 1997: University of Hertfordshire
(Enquiries: Marjolein Groefsema, LAGB 1997, Department of
Linguistics, University of Hertfordshire, Watford Campus, Aldenham,
Herts WD2 8AT. Email:


 Thursday 4 September 1997

 1.00 LUNCH 

2.00 Workshop: Celtic Syntax - Organiser: Maggie Tallerman (Durham)

2.00 "Introduction to Celtic exotica"
 Maggie Tallerman (Durham)
2.10 "Word order in finite clauses"
 Bob Borsley (University of Wales Bangor) 

2.35 "V2 in Brythonic and Goedelic David Willis (Oxford) & Cathal
 Doherty (University College Dublin)
 3.30 TEA
4.00 "Infinitival clauses in Brythonic"
 Maggie Tallerman (Durham)
4.20 "Infinitival clauses in Goedelic"
 Gillian Ramchand (Oxford) & David Adger (York)
5.05 "Progress in Celtic linguistics"
 Jim McCloskey (University of California at Santa Cruz)
 6.30 DINNER
7.45 Henry Sweet Lecture:
 Jim McCloskey (University of California at Santa Cruz)
 Building clauses - in Irish and in general

 Friday 5 September 1997

Session A
9.00 Ricardo Bermudez-Otero (Manchester/Santiago de Compostela)
"Factorial typology and language change"
9.40 Debra Ziegeler (Michigan State University)
"Ontogenetic-diachronic parallels in retention"
10.20 Guy Deutscher (Cambridge) "Before syntactic and
lexical-semantic control? Evidence from Babylonian"
Session B

9.00 Anna Papafragou (UCL) "Modal expressions in early child language"
9.40 Indra Sinka, Michael Garman and Christina Schelletter (Reading)
"Tense, agreement and optional infinitives: Bilingual evidence from
English, German and Latvian"
10.20 Susan Clack (University of Wales Bangor) "The optional
infinitive in child Welsh"

Session C

9.00 Philip Miller (Lille III) "Complements vs adjuncts: Some tests
which are supposed to distinguish them but don't really do so"
9.40 Ursel Luhde (University of Wales Bangor) "Ergativity, telicity
and auxiliary selection in motion verbs"

10.20 Maya Arad (UCL) "Are unaccusatives aspectually characterized?"

 11.00 COFFEE 

11.30 Language Tutorial: Welsh
Gwen Awbery (University of Wales Cardiff) & Bob Morris Jones
(University of Wales Aberystwyth)

 1.00 LUNCH

Session A

2.00 Mark Donohue (Manchester) "Syntactic roles and semantic roles in
grammar: evidence for external possession"
2.40 Tessa Say & Harald Clahsen (Essex) "Regular and irregular
inflection in the mental lexicon: evidence from Italian"
3.20 Mark Donohue & Kersti Borjars (Manchester) "Much ado about
nothing: features and zeroes in morphology"

Session B

2.00 Bernadette Plunkett (York) "The status of root clause
2.40 M. Siobhan Cottell (University of Wales Bangor) "A raising
analysis of cleft constructions"
3.20 Kook-Hee Gill (Edinburgh) & George Tsoulas (York) "Predication,
Existence, Possession and the double subject construction in Korean"

Session C

2.00 Marjolein Groefsema (Hertfordshire) "Concepts as word meanings: a
dynamic view"
2.40 Corinne Iten (UCL) "The relation between causal and concessive
3.20 Richard Breheny (UCL) "The pragmatics of weak and strong readings
of definites"
 4.00 TEA
4.30 LAGB Business Meeting
Session A
5.30 Kuniya Nasukawa (Tohoku Gakuin/UCL) "Licensing chain and
potential strength"

Session B
5.30 Louisa Sadler (Essex) "Clitics and the hierarchy of
constructions/morphological blocking"

Session C
5.30 S.J. Hannahs & Maggie Tallerman (Durham) "Wackernagel revisited:
second position phenomena in P-Celtic"

 6.30 DINNER

7.45 Language Tutorial: Welsh Gwen Awbery (University of Wales
Cardiff) & Bob Morris Jones (University of Wales Aberystwyth)

 Saturday 6 September 1997

Session A
9.00 Louisa Sadler, Andrew Spencer & Ana Lueds (Essex) "Tensed 
pronouns in English"
9.40 Kersti Borjars (Manchester), Kate Burridge (La Trobe) & Sue
Spence (Manchester) "From complementiser to inflection? The fer...zu
construction in Pennsylvania German"
10.20 Dick Hudson (UCL) "The case of Icelandic PRO"

Session B 9.00 Mary Lou Grimberg (Hertfordshire) "The univocality of
pro-terms: arguments against REF" 9.40 Steve Nicolle (Middlesex) "The
effect of modal auxiliaries on `immediate inference' tasks: an
investigation into Relevance and Mental Models"
10.20 David Tugwell (Edinburgh) "Dynamic syntax and the
architecture of the language faculty"
Session C
9.00 Nicholas Sherrard (Essex) "Blending theory - correspondence
theory with multiple inputs"
9.40 Zaharani Ahmad (Essex) "There are no "glides" in Malay: an
Optimality Theoretic account"
10.20 Faisal Al-Mohanna (Essex) "The superheavy syllable in
Arabic: An OT account"
 11.00 COFFEE

11.30 Language Tutorial: Welsh
Gwen Awbery (University of Wales Cardiff) & Bob Morris Jones
(University of Wales Aberystwyth)
 1.00 LUNCH
Session A
2.00 David Adger (York) "Modals and type underspecification"
2.40 Anastasia Giannakidou & Melita Stavrou (Groningen/Aristotle
University, Thessaloniki) "Nominal subdeletion, substantivization 
and the syntax-semantics interface"
3.20 Ivan A. Derzhanski (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
"Presupposition and interrogation"
Session B
2.00 Andrew Spencer & Marina Zaretskaya (Essex) "Inflection,
derivation and the lexeme - evidence from the Russian lexicon"
2.40 Andrew Caink (Durham) "The South Slavic Cluster at the Lexical
and PF interfaces"
3.20 Siety Meijer (Hertfordshire) "Lexical and non-lexical 
Session C
2.00 Jeanine Treffers-Daller (Hertfordshire) "A psychological account
of variability in code-switching"
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