LINGUIST List 8.1730

Tue Dec 2 1997

Confs: Dialect Convergence, Student Organization

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  1. Paul Kerswill, Dialect convergence/divergence in Europe conference
  2. Joao Costa, Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe - ConSOLE 6 - Lisbon

Message 1: Dialect convergence/divergence in Europe conference

Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 14:41:30 +0000 (GMT)
From: Paul Kerswill <>
Subject: Dialect convergence/divergence in Europe conference

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The Convergence and Divergence of Dialects in a Changing Europe
University of Reading, 17-19 September, 1998
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The final conference of the European Science Foundation Network on the
Convergence and Divergence of Dialects in a Changing Europe will take
place at the University of Reading, England, on 17-19 September,
1998. It will include invited lectures by Gaetano Berruto (Torino),
William Labov (Pennsylvania) and Peter Trudgill (Lausanne), as well as
lectures by members of the Network.

Papers for this event are welcome from everyone working in the area of
dialect convergence and divergence in Europe, both from a diachronic
and a synchronic perspective, using qualitative or quantitative
methodology. Contributions on the smaller languages of Europe are
particularly welcome, as are papers on syntax, prosody and
discourse. Note that we take 'dialect' to refer to any non-standard
language variety, and that we exclude from consideration relations
between what are normally held to be different languages.


THEMES: The conference will be organised around the following themes:

1. The role of standardisation in dialect convergence/divergence 
2. Political boundaries and divergence/convergence
3. The effect of dialect contact on convergence/divergence
4. Historical perspectives (earlier periods, long-term changes, etc.)
5. Methods for the study of convergence/divergence
6. Dialect convergence/divergence and the light they shed on
linguistic and sociolinguistic theory


START: 2 p.m. on Thursday 17th September
FINISH: late afternoon, Saturday 19th September

FORMAT OF ABSTRACTS: EITHER Four paper copies of a single-sheet
abstract to be sent to Paul Kerswill at the address below, OR an
e-mail version to be sent to him on Please
state which theme you consider your abstract to come under. At the
top, give your name, institution (university, etc.), address, e-mail
address, fax and phone numbers. ABSTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1ST
MARCH 1998.

FORMAT OF PAPERS: 45 minutes (30 minutes plus 15 minutes discussion)

FINANCIAL HELP: a discount will be available for students not in
full-time employment. It is hoped that individuals living in former
socialist countries and whose papers have been accepted will be able
to claim full board and lodging free of charge.

REGISTRATION: details of costs and registration will be announced
shortly on the European Science Foundation's web page on:

For further information, feel free to contact the local organiser,
Paul Kerswill, at the following address or (preferably) by e-mail:

Paul Kerswill (ESF) e-mail
Department of Linguistic Science tel. 00 44 (0)118 987 5123
The University of Reading fax 00 44 (0)118 975 3365
PO Box 218
Reading RG6 6AA
United Kingdom

Peter Auer (Hamburg), co-chair of network
Frans Hinskens (Nijmegen), co-chair of network
Paul Kerswill, local organiser
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Message 2: Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe - ConSOLE 6 - Lisbon

Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 15:41:19 -0800
From: Joao Costa <>
Subject: Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe - ConSOLE 6 - Lisbon

We are happy to announce the program of the 6th issue of the Conference of
SOLE (Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe).
The conference will take place at the University of Lisbon (Faculty of
Arts) from the 15th until the 17th of December.
Registration fees, which include a volume of the proceedings, are:

	Students: PTE 4000
	Seniors: PTE 7000

Further information may be obtained at the following email addresses:,

The SOLE board,

Joao Costa, Rob Goedemans, Ruben van de Vijver and Tina Cambier-Langeveld

	ConSOLE 6
	University of Lisbon
	Invited Speaker: Eduardo Raposo (UC,Santa Barbara)

December 15

9.30-10.15- Transitive Expletive Constructions (Olaf Koeneman & Ad
Neeleman/ Utrecht University and UCL)
10.15-11.00- Word Order Variation in Irish Non-finite Clauses and the
Visibility of Functional Heads (Elizabeth McCoy/U. of York)


11.30-12.15- Focus and ECM (Aniko Liptak/ HIL-Leiden)
12.15-13.00- Karitiana: a Verb-Second language from Amazonia (Luciana

15.00-15.45- Syllable Structure and Consonant Durations in Dutch (Julitte
Waals /Utrecht U)
15.45-16.30- On the Prosodic Status of Stressless functional Words in
European Portuguese (Marina Vigario / U. of Minho)


17.00-17.45- Infl as AGR or T, but not both (Laurel la Porte-Grimes, UConn)
17.45-18.30- On Restructuring Constructions in European Portuguese
(Anabela Goncalves/ U.of Lisbon) 

December 16

9.30-10.15- Actuality Entailments of Ability Modals (Rajesh Bhatt /UPenn
and MIT)
10.15-11.00- Verbal Small Clauses (Joan Rafel/ U.of Girona)


11.30-12.15- On classifying classification as a class of inflection in
German 	Sign Language (Susanne Gluck and Roland Pfau/ Goethe-Univ)
12.15-13.00- Prosodic and Syntactic Interaction: the acquisition of NP
functional projections in European Portuguese (Maria Joao Freitas &
	Matilde Miguel /U. of Lisbon)


15.00-15.45- Non Predicative Particles in Swedish (Mikael Vinka/McGill)
15.45-16.30- The Lexical Extension Control Verb Hypothesis (Hironobu 	Hosoi
/ McGill)


17.00-17.45- A formal approach to Dialectology: Vowel Reduction in 	Romance
(Viola Miglio /U. of Maryland)
17.45-18.30- Positional Faithfulness and Truncation in child speech: What
gets kept and why? (Susan Garrett/ UPenn)

19.00- INVITED SPEAKER - Eduardo P. Raposo (Univ. of California, Santa
Barbara) - Title TBA

PARTY in the Evening!

December 17
9.30-10.15- The Acquisition of Expletive Definite articles in Modern Greek
(Theodore Marinis/ U. of Potsdam)
10.15-11.00- English Verbal Morphology and Feature Movement (Adolfo 	Ausin


11.30-12.15- Gerundive Nominals and the Role of Aspect (Laura Siegel/ 	UPenn)
12.15-13.00- The Common Basis of Clitic Doubling and Scrambling (Dalina
Kallulli/U. of Durham)


15.00-15.45- A morphosyntactic based analysis for nominal compounds in
Spanish (Jose Luis Mendez/ U.Autonoma de Madrid & IUOrtega y 	Gasset)
15.45-16.30- Nominal Projection in a case of Agrammatic Aphasia in Dutch
(Esterella de Roo/ HIL-Leiden U)


17.00-17.45- En-cliticization, Raising to Subject and Case (Marie Claude
17.45-18.30- Economy, asymmetries and the Ellipsis Scope Generalization
	(Danny Fox, MIT)

Evidence for <m> in Sudanese Colloquial Arabic (Michael Redford/ HIL-	Leiden)
An Optimality-approach to Dual-Edge Dependency in Malay dialects (Sung-	A
Kim/ U. of Texas,Austin)
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