LINGUIST List 9.1014

Thu Jul 9 1998

Confs: Linguistics Association of Great Britain

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  1. M.Groefsema, LAGB Autumn Meeting

Message 1: LAGB Autumn Meeting

Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 14:21:47 +0100
From: M.Groefsema <>
Subject: LAGB Autumn Meeting


 Autumn Meeting 1998: University of Luton

 Second Circular

The 1998 Autumn Meeting will be held from Thursday 10 to Saturday 12
September at the University of Luton, at its Park Square Campus, where the
Association will be the guests of the Department of Linguistics. The Local
Organiser is Vlad Zegarac ( Enquiries about
the meeting should be addressed to:
Vlad Zegarac, LAGB 1998, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Luton, 75
Castle Street, Luton , Bedfordshire, LU1 3AJ.

The conference immediately follows the Relevance Theory Workshop, which takes
place at the University of Luton from 8th to 10th of September (for further
information contact:

Accommodation: will be in the University Halls of Residence, within 5-7 minutes
walking distance from the Park Square building where the talks will take
place. All bedrooms are single. Each bedroom is part of a flat, which
consists of a bathroom, kitchen and five bedrooms. Rooms will be allocated
strictly on a "first-come first-served" basis.

Registration: will begin at 12 noon on Thursday the 10th of September in
the Park Square Building.

Bar: a bar will be available every day during the conference.

Food: please indicate vegetarian and any other dietary requirements on the
booking form below.

Childcare: If you require childcare during the conference, please contact
the Local Organiser for further details.

Travel by train: There are direct trains to Luton from London Kings Cross
Station and from Gatwick Airport. It takes five minutes to walk from the
rail station to Park Square Campus (a map will be sent with your booking

Travel by car: If driving, take junction 10 off the M1; initially follow
the sign for the A1081; from the next roundabout follow signs for town
centre; once you are near the town centre follow signs for Park
Square/university of Luton.

Parking: free parking will be available for all delegates.

Events: The Henry Sweet Lecture 1998 on the Thursday evening will be delivered
by Dan Sperber (CNRS, and CREA, Ecole Polytechnique
Paris) and is entitled Relevance in an Evolutionary Perspective.

Dan Sperber will also be participating in a Workshop on Experimental
pragmatics on Thursday afternoon and evening. The workshop is organised by
Billy Clark (Middlesex University). Other contributors are Anne
Bezuidenhout (South Carolina), Stephen Newstead (Plymouth),Steve Nicolle
(Middlesex), and Ira Noveck (Ecole Polytechnique Paris).

There will be a Language Tutorial on Roshani, a Pamir language of the Eastern
Iranian group of Indo-European, given by John Payne (University of Manchester).

There will be a Wine Party on the Thursday evening, following Dan Sperber's

Bookings: should be sent to the Local Organiser, address above. There is a 10%
discount on bookings received by Friday 21 August. Cheques should be made
payable to "University of Luton".


 Thursday 10 September 1998

1.00 LUNCH

2.00 Workshop on Experimental Pragmatics
Organiser: Billy Clark (Middlesex University)
With Anne Bezuidenhout (South Carolina), Stephen Newstead (Plymouth),
Steve Nicolle (Middlesex), Ira Noveck (Ecole Polytechnique Paris),
Dan Sperber (CNRS, and CREA, Ecole Polytechnique Paris)

3.30 TEA

4.00 Workshop continues


7.45 Henry Sweet Lecture 1998
Dan Sperber (CNRS, and CREA, Ecole Polytechnique Paris)
Relevance in an Evolutionary Perspective

 Friday 11 September 1998

Session A
9.00 Masako Ohara (Essex) "Mixed characteristics of verbal nouns in Japanese"
9.40 Kensei Sugayama (Kobe City) "Japanese NQs and unaccusativity: From a
 WG point of view"
10.20 Jasper Holmes (UCL) "Causing, changing and acting"

Session B
9.00 A. Sophia S. Marmaridou (Athens) "Conceptual metaphor and the
 relativity issue: The case of M. Greek financial discourse"
9.40 Nathalie Franken (ULB) "Towards a new definition of the act of
10.20 Isao Higashimori (Kobe College) "Metaphor and metonymy in loanwords:
 Relevance Theory vs. Lakovian Cognitive Semantics"

Session C
9.00 Kuniya Nasukawa (Tohoku Gakuin and UCL) "Prenasalisation as a case
 of lenition"
9.40 Cecile De Cat and Bernadette Plunkett (York) "On the status of
 strong pronouns in early French"
10.20 Harald Clahsen and Sam Featherston (Essex) "Four accounts of `trace
 reactivation': evidence from German scrambling"

11.00 COFFEE

11.30 Language Tutorial: Roshani
 John Payne (University of Manchester)

1.00 LUNCH

Session A
2.00 Norio Nasu (UCL) "Attract F and the status of Spec-IP in infinitival
2.40 Seiki Ayano (Durham) "Multiple feature-checking and a double object
 construction in Japanese"
3.20 Laura Rupp (Essex) "`Inverted' negative imperatives in English"

Session B
2.00 Christoph Unger (SLI) "Causality and relevance"
2.40 Anne Furlong (Newfoundland) "The Soul of Wit: a relevance-theoretic
3.20 Anna Papafragou (UCL) "Possibility and concession"

Session C
2.00 Dick Hudson (UCL) "Syncretism and the X-form"
2.40 Chet Creider (Western Ontario) "Swahili verbal inflectional morphology
 in theoretical perspective"
3.20 Anne Zribi-Hertz (Paris-8) "Number specification and referentiality: a
 contrast between French and Malagasy"

4.00 TEA

4.30 LAGB Business Meeting

5.30 Language Tutorial continues


7.45 Language Tutorial continues

 Saturday 12 September 1998

Session A
9.00 Shen Yuan (Hong Kong) "Sentences with indefinite subjects and their
 information structures"
9.40 Mayumi Masuko (Waseda) "Valence reduction and lexical meaning"
10.20 Valia Kordoni (Tbingen) "Agentivity, causation, cliticization and psych
 verb constructions: at the syntax-lexical semantics interface"

Session B
9.00 S J Hannahs & Maggie Tallerman (Durham) "On getting `the' right in
9.40 Nedzad Leko (Oslo) "Syntactic versus semantic agreement in the Oslo
 Corpus of Bosnian texts"
10.20 John Payne and Erika Chisarik (Manchester) "Case-markers and
 postpositions: the Hungarian problem"

Session C
9.40 Sam Featherston, Harald Clahsen, Thomas Muente and Matthias Grosz
 (Essex) "Raising and equi structures in HPSG and PPT: psycholinguistic
10.20 Chieko Kuribara (Reading) "Resetting or tactics?: Acquisition of
 Functional Category C by Japanese Learners of English"

11.00 COFFEE

Session A
11.30 Delia Bentley and Thrhallur Eythrsson (Manchester) "`Have' is not BE"
12.10 Bernadette Plunkett (York) "Locutionary inversion in modern French"

Session B
11.30 S J Hannahs (Durham) "Unexceptional exceptions and French glides"

1.00 LUNCH

Session A
2.00 Roger Maylor (Durham) "The German be- prefix: a case of incorporation"
2.40 Jim Miller (Edinburgh) "What is a non-configurational language?"

Session B
2.00 April McMahon (Cambridge) "Expecting the unexpected: predictability and
 contingency in Optimality Theory"
2.40 Guy Deutscher (Trinity) "The different faces of uniformitarianism"



Please return this form, with your remittance, to: Vlad Zegarac, Dept. of
Linguistics, University of Luton, 75 Castle Street, Luton , Bedfordshire,
LU1 3AJ. Please make cheques payable to "University of Luton". (All prices
are in pounds sterling ("stlg")).



I enclose remittance as indicated (select appropriate package):

1. Complete conference package:
(a) including Thursday lunch preceding workshop
 (i) if sent to arrive before 21 August 96.10 stlg .....
 (ii) if sent to arrive after 21 August 104.00 stlg .....

(b) excluding Thursday lunch
 (i) if sent to arrive before 21 August 87.10 stlg .....
 (ii) if sent to arrive after 21 August 95.00 stlg .....

(c) Surcharge for non-members, 5.00 stlg .....

 TOTAL: ........

2. Selected items:
 (a) conference fee (OBLIGATORY) to cover cost of
 abstracts, tea and coffee, room bookings,
 speakers' expenses etc. 15.00 stlg ..........
 (b) Thursday lunch 9.00 stlg ..........
 (c) Thursday dinner 9.00 stlg ..........
 (d) B&B Thursday/Friday 22.00 stlg ..........
 (e) Friday lunch 9.00 stlg ..........
 (f) Friday dinner 9.00 stlg ..........
 (g) B&B Friday/Saturday 22.00 stlg ..........
 (h) Saturday lunch 9.00 stlg ..........

 SUB-TOTAL: ..........

 Deduct 10% if sent to arrive before 15 August ..........
 (i) Surcharge for non-members, 5-00 stlg ..........

 TOTAL: ..........

4. Abstracts only, for those not attending:
5-00 stlg UK.................... 6-00 stlg overseas.....................




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