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Title: UMOP 28: Proceedings of the Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (SULA) 2
Subtitle: The UBC meeting, held 14-16 March 2003
Edited By: Jan Anderssen
Paula Menéndez-Benito
Adam Werle
URL: http://server102.hypermart.net/glsa/index.htm
Description:

The Graduate Linguistics Student Association (GLSA) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, announces the publication of a new University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers (UMOP) in the area of semantics and typology.

Conference Program:

Friday 14 March

1. Relative tense vs. aspect: The case reopened
Jürgen Bohnemeyer, SUNY, Buffalo and Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

2. Situation types in American Sign Language
Christian Rathmann, University of Texas

3. Early time reference in Inuktitut child language: The role of event realization and aspectual interpretation
Mary Swift, University of Rochester

4. Focus Constructions in Yucatec Maya
Invited Speaker: Judith Tonhauser, Stanford

5. Not even in Samish
Invited Speaker: Scott Shank, University of British Columbia

6. Is todo in Brazilian Portuguese a uantifier?
Roberta Pires (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina)

7. Invited speaker: Peter Jacobs, Squamish Nation

Saturday 15 March
8. The semantics of discontinuous noun phrases in uechua
Invited Speaker: Rachel Hastings, Cornell University

9. Anaphoric R-expressions as bound variables
Invited Speaker: Felicia Lee, University of British Columbia

10. Toward the tenseless analysis of a tenseless language
Benjamin Shaer, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft

11. Temporal interpretation in Navajo
Carlota Smith, University of Texas
Ted Fernald, Swarthmore College
Ellavina Perkins, Flagstaff, Arizona

12. Presuppositionality and attitude subordination in Zuni
Lynn Nichols, University of California, Berkeley

13. Wh-variables and Wh-movement parameters
Benjamin Bruening, University of Delaware

14. Controlled context elicitations
Invited Speaker: Strang Burton, Sto:lo Nation

15. Spatio-temporal deixis and evidentiality in Cuzco uechua
Martina Faller, University of Nijmegen and Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics

16. Subject generic sentences in Brazilian Portuguese
Ana Muller, University of São Paulo

Sunday 16 March
17. uantifiers and scope in ASL and ISN
Invited Speakers: Judy Shepard-Kegl, University of Southern Maine
Brenda Schertz, University of Southern Maine

18. Imperfectivity in Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish Salish)
Leora Bar-el, University of British Columbia

19. Generalizing in Navajo
Ted Fernald, Swarthmore College
Ellavina Perkins, Flagstaff, Arizona
Carlota Smith, University of Texas

20. What West Greenlandic habitual aspect marking tells us about characterizing sentences
Veerle van Geenhoven, Universiteit Nijmegen

For more GLSA publications or to order on-line, please visit our website: http://server102.hypermart.net/glsa/index.htm.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
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