LINGUIST List 9.507

Wed Apr 1 1998

FYI: Romance Langs,New List Variation,Minority Lang

Editor for this issue: Martin Jacobsen <martylinguistlist.org>


Directory

  1. Joost Dekkers, Workshop: Inversion in Romance
  2. MARK HUBEY, Mailing List: Lang Variation
  3. Cenoz Iragui Jasone, Teaching Minority Languages to Adults

Message 1: Workshop: Inversion in Romance

Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 11:29:07 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Joost Dekkers <Joost.Dekkerslet.uva.nl>
Subject: Workshop: Inversion in Romance

			 WORKSHOP

			INVERSION in ROMANCE 

		 University of Amsterdam
			
			 28-29 May 1998

		 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM 


Thursday 28 May 1998
(Location: Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam, room 105)

8.30 - 9.20 Registration

9.20 - 9.30 Opening remarks

9.30 - 10.30 Richard Kayne & Jean-Yves Pollock (keynote speakers)
 New Thoughts on Stylistic Inversion

10.30 - 11.15 Vieri Samek-Lodovici
 When Preverbal Focus is Clause-Final: A Unified Analysis of
 Contrastive Focus in Italian

 coffee break

11.45 - 12.30 Manuela Ambar
 Word Order Effects of a Split CP Hypothesis

12.30 - 13.15 Joao Costa
 Marked vs. Unmarked Inversion and Optimality Theory

 lunch

14.45 - 15.45 Adriana Belletti (keynote speaker)
 VSO vs VOS. On Possible Positions for Postverbal Subjects 
 in Italian (and Romance)

15.45 - 16.30 Manuel Espanol, Manuela Pinto & Maarten de Wind 
 A Uniform Analysis of Case-Adjacency in Romance

 tea break

17.00 - 17.45 Pilar Barbosa
 On Inversion in Wh-Questions in Romance

17.45 - 18.30 Giuseppe Longobardi 
 Two Types of 'Postverbal' Subjects in Italian

19.00 dinner

Friday 29 May 1998 
(Location: Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam, room 104)

9.30 - 10.30 Knut Tarald Taraldsen (keynote speaker)
 Stylistic Inversion, Subject Extraction and the 
 Distribution of Expletives

10.30 - 11.15 Joost Dekkers 
	On the Syntax and Interpretation of Stylistic Inversion

 coffee break

11.45 - 12.30 Geraldine Legendre
	Revisiting Stylistic and Complex Inversion in French

12.30 - 13.15 Artemis Alexiadou & Elena Anagnostopolou 
 Transitivity Constraint in Inversion

 lunch

14.45 - 15.45 Maria Luisa Zubizarreta (keynote speaker) 
 Inversion in Spanish and Italian: A Prosodically-Motivated 
 Analysis

15.45 - 16.30 Sergio Baauw
 Subject-Verb Inversion in Spanish: A Dynamic Antisymmetry 
	Approach

 tea break

17.00 - 17.45 Andrea Moro
	 Wh-movement as Inversion

17.45 closing session

 drinks

alternate: Cecilia Poletto: Interrogative Inversion


For more information, contact:

Aafke Hulk
University of Amsterdam E-mail: inversionlet.uva.nl
Department of French - Romance Linguistics 
Spuistraat 134 Phone: 31-20-5254635
1012 VB Amsterdam			 Fax: 31-20-5254429
The Netherlands 

Or consult the WWW:

	http://www.leidenuniv.nl/hil/confs/inversion


Organizing Committee: Aafke Hulk, Denis Delfitto, Joost Dekkers, Petra
Sleeman, Els Verheugd, Maarten de Wind.

Sponsors: Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW), Holland Institute of
Generative Linguistics (HIL), Netherlands Organization for Scientific
Research (NWO), Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL).
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Message 2: Mailing List: Lang Variation

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 19:46:41 -0400 (EDT)
From: MARK HUBEY <hubeyhalpha.montclair.edu>
Subject: Mailing List: Lang Variation



			ANNOUNCEMENT
			-----------

A new mailing list (yes, yet another one) has been created to discuss
some ideas which seem to get the short shrift constantly.

The list is intended to serve several purposes.

1. The list is yet another language evolution/change/variation list.
We already have a Nostratic list; a LanguageEvolution list, and other
language lists. So why another one? The list is created as a sort of
an "overflow" list for topics which do not seem to get discussed
thoroughly on these lists and other lists. For other reasons, see
below.

2. The list is about "quantitative methods" in language change,
evolution, and variation. Obviously as can be seen, there is no
difference until we can clearly see a difference between words like
evolution, change, development, or variation until we can clearly
specify what they are. The list will also discuss how we might go
about differentiating between these concepts if necessary.

3. The list, unlike many other lists in the social sciences in which
arguments take place mostly about various views of the various
schools, will do more than simply allow discussants from various
schools to pontificate. We will organize collective learning. This can
be done by going over books which deal with quantitative methods, and
also discuss linguistics books such as that of Ringe, or Dixon and do
it in such a way that we can learn sufficient mathematics to be able
to understand what is being said. The books by Ringe, and Dixon are
simple examples. We can discuss other books and other related
topics. Such cooperative efforts have been tried successfully on other
lists; for example, the Chaos List for the Life Sciences discusses
nonlinearity and chaos. At this point the mailing list will be
"reading" a book on nonlinearity with each chapter being "lead" or
"introduced" by a "facilitator" of sorts. These facilitators are
volunteers from the list. We can do similar things here.

4. The list, unlike many other lists in the social sciences, is not
moderated. However, it is not for fluff or useless flaming. At the
same time, it is not intended that this list replace the
Nostratic_list, Language_Evolution list,Language and Brain List or the
Linguist or any other linguistics list. Although the list is not
moderated subscribers will be expected to adhere to standards of
discussion displayed on science lists, and not turn this list into a
highly politicized free-for-all list. Rules for posting will be sent
to the subscribers regularly. Logical fallacies should be pointed
out. As soon as the list starts up, we will discuss the
basics/fundamentals and which parts of "quantitative" thinking we
should discuss first, which book we should discuss as well as norms
and rules to follow. Since summer is around the corner it would be
good if during the next few weeks we can iron out the kinks so that we
can concentrate on the core material during the summer.

5. Quantitative approaches to

5.1. continuity vs discontinuity
5.2. probability theory (Ringe)
5.3. math models of language, difference equations, differential
	equations
5.4. measurements, measurement theory, etc
5.5. distance, similarity, analogy
5.6. nonlinearity, complexity
5.7. correlation, regression, and other probability related concepts
5.8. system theoretic concepts such as intensive vs extensive
	variables
5.9. biological evolution

and many others can be illustrated with examples. Books/articles and
ideas by Lass, Dixon, Trask, Ringe, Nichols and others will/can be
discussed.

6. Any/all ideas are welcome. To subscribe send email to
	
	majordomocsam.montclair.edu
 
and in the body of the message put this one line

	subscribe Language <your_email_address>
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Message 3: Teaching Minority Languages to Adults

Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 12:57:19 +0200 (METDST)
From: Cenoz Iragui Jasone <fipceirjvc.ehu.es>
Subject: Teaching Minority Languages to Adults


SUMMER COURSE TEACHING MINORITY LANGUAGES TO ADULTS: CURRICULAR
INNOVATION SAN SEBASTIAN 14-17 JULY

 This course aims to provide a forum among language teaching
practitioners to discuss the field of curricular innovation in the
teaching of minority languages in Europe. The issues discussed
include: teacher training programs, teaching materials, the role of
the teacher, etc

Course directors: Miren Azkarate & Joanba Bergara

Web page for information about the program: 
http://www.sc.ehu.es/scwwwsu/b.htm
For information about registration and grants, please see below
For further information, please contact J. Bergara. E-mail: 
habe-didaktiej-gv.es 
DEADLINE FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS: 30 APRIL 1998

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