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  • LSRL 29, Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages

    Message 1: Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages

    Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 22:14:52 -0500
    From: LSRL 29 <>
    Subject: Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages

    29th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages University of Michigan, April 8-11, 1999.

    (Information that applies to all sessions (e.g., plenary talks, receptions, etc.) is not repeated for the parallel and para- sessions (i.e., it is given only once, in the info for the first set of sessions of each day)).

    Feel free to visit our web-site ( for further information on pre-registration, etc.

    Forgive the lack of diacritic marks on all the vowels that require them!

    The LSRL 29 Organizing Committee


    THURSDAY, April 8

    6:00pm-10:00pm Registration (Concourse)

    ___________________________________ FRIDAY, April 9:

    8:00am-6:00pm, Registration (Concourse) 8:00am-6:00pm, Book Exhibits & Refreshments (Kalamazoo Room)

    8:30:-8:50 ADDRESS (MICHIGAN ROOM)

    9:00am-10:10am MICHIGAN ROOM Plenary Speaker: Dieter Wanner Title TBA

    BREAK 10:10-11:00

    Syntax Session 11:00-1:00 (Koessler Room):

    11:00-11:30 "A Unified Analysis of French and Italian ne-cliticization" Dieter Vermandere, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

    11:30-12:00 "Subject/Object Asymmetries without the ECP: The Case of French beaucoup" Marie-Claude Boivin, MIT

    12:00-12:30 "Clipsis" Cedric Boeckx, University of Connecticut

    12:30-1:00 "Eppur si muove! On Comparing French, Portuguese, and Bellunese Wh-Movement" Jean-Yves Pollock (CNRS, Lyon), Nicola Munaro (University of Padua), and Cecilia Poletto (University of Padua)

    LUNCH 1:00-3:00

    Syntax Session 3:00-5:00 (Koessler Room):

    3:00-3:30 "Adjectival Agreement within DP without Feature Movement" Petra Sleeman, University of Amsterdam/HIL

    3:30-4:00 "On Becoming a Clitic: The Prenominal Possessive in Romance" Nancy Mae Antrim, University of Texas at El Paso

    4:00-4:30 "Some Cross-linguistic Evidence against Noun-movement within the Determiner Phrase" Asuncion Martinez-Arbelaiz, Michigan State University

    4:30-5:00 "Romanian Nominal Structure, Proforms, and Genitive Case Checking" Edward J. Rubin, University of Utah BREAK: 5:00-5:30

    5:30 - 6:40 MICHIGAN ROOM Plenary Speaker: Esther Torrego "Aspects of Determiner Case in Romance"


    BUSINESS MEETING: 8:00-9:00 HUSSEY ROOM ___________________________________ FRIDAY, April 9: (PARALELL SESSIONS)

    Phonology Session 11:00-1:00 (Room D):

    11:00-11:30 "Contrast Maintenance and Intervocalic Stop Lenition in Spanish and Portuguese: When is it All Right to Lenite?" Anthony M. Lewis, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

    11:30-12:00 "Uniform Exponence and Word-final Prevocalic /s/ in Ecuadorian Spanish" Travis Bradley, The Pennsylvania State University

    12:00-12:30 "Coda Obstruents and Local Constraint Conjunction in a Dialect of Peninsular Spanish" Richard E. Morris, Middle Tennessee State University

    12:30-1:00 "An Integrated Account of the Spanish Consonant System" Miguel Vazquez Larruscain, University of Chicago

    LUNCH 1:00-3:00

    Semantics Session 3:00-5:00 (Room D):

    3:00-3:30 "Non-logical if " Josep Quer, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

    3:30-4:00 "The Semantics of Spanish Free Relatives" Javier Gutierrez-Rexach, The Ohio State University

    4:00-4:30 "The Aspectual Ambiguity of Italian finche " Stefano Vegnaduzzo (UCLA) and Manuel Espanol-Echevarria (Universite Laval)

    4:30-5:00 "Even even can be an NPI: Evidence from Spanish" Laura Barker and Elena Herburger, Georgetown University

    ___________________________________ SATURDAY, April 10:

    8:00am-6:00pm, Registration (Concourse) 8:00am-6:00pm, Book Exhibits & Refreshments (Kalamazoo Room)

    Syntax Session 8:30-10:30 (Koessler Room):

    8:30-9:00 "The Acquisition of IP Aspect in Spanish as a Second Language: A View from Syntax" Silvina Montrul (SUNY Albany) and Roumyana Slabakova (University of Iowa)

    9:00-9:30 "Selecting Atomic Cells from Temporal Domains: Fixing Parameters in Romance" Joan Rafel, Universitat de Girona

    9:30-10:00 "Resultativity in French -- A Study in Contrastive Linguistics" Patrick Caudal, Universite Paris 7

    10:00-10:30 "Word Order in Romance Absolute Past Participle Constructions" Ana Lucia Santos, Universidade do Minho

    BREAK 10:30-11:00

    Syntax Session 11:00-1:00 (Koessler Room):

    11:00-11:30 "On Preverbal Subjects in Spanish" Grant Goodall, University of Texas at El Paso

    11:30-12:00 " 'Partial' Paradigms of Subject Pronouns: A Feature Geometry?" David Heap, University of Western Ontario

    12:00-12:30 "Locative Inversion in Italian and Spanish: Case Checking and Attract-F" Paula Kempchinsky, University of Iowa

    12:30-1:00 "New Thoughts on Stylistic Inversion" R.S. Kayne (NYU) and J.-Y. Pollock (CNRS, Lyon)

    LUNCH 1:00-3:00

    Syntax / Semantics Session 3:00-5:00 (Koessler Room):

    3:00-3:30 "Spec, DP and (In)definiteness: From Romanian Genitives to Hebrew Construct State" Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin, CNRS, Universite Paris 7

    3:30-4:00 "The Distribution of Direct and Indirect Inalienable Possession in French" Johan Rooryck (Leiden University/HIL) and Guido Vanden Wyngaerd (KUBrussel)

    4:00-4:30 "On the Semantic Nature of Bare NPs in Haitian Creole" Viviane Deprez, Rutgers University

    4:30-5:00 "Settling DISCORD over NEGATIVE CONCORD" Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin (CNRS, Universite Paris 7) and Daniela Isac (University of Bucarest)

    BREAK: 5:00-5:30

    5:30 - 6:40 HENDERSON ROOM Plenary Speaker: Enric Vallduv Title TBA


    10:00-?? PARTY ___________________________________ SATURDAY, April 10: (PARALELL SESSIONS)

    Phonology Session 8:30-10:30 (Room D):

    8:30-9:00 "Primary Stress in Portuguese non-verbs" Seung-Hwa Lee, Fale-Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais/Brazil

    9:00-9:30 "Preantepenultimate Stress in Latin" Haike Jacobs, Nymegen University/Free University Amsterdam

    9:30-10:00 "Primary Stress in Spanish" Zsuzsanna Barkanyi, ELTE University of Budapest

    10:00-10:30 "Re-examining Spanish Resyllabification" Timothy Face, The Ohio State University

    BREAK 10:30-11:00

    Sociolinguistics Session 11:00-1:00 (Room D):

    11:00-11:30 "Conditions on Conditional Usage in French Hypothetical si-Clauses Carmen L. LeBlanc and Shana Poplack, University of Ottawa

    11:30-12:00 "The Use of NP, pronoun, and zero in Peninsular Spanish Narratives: Evidence for an Episodic Approach" Llorenc Comajoan, Indiana University

    12:00-12:30 "Contrastive Discourse Markers in Spanish: Beyond Contrast" Monica Malamud Makowski, Stanford University

    12:30-1:00 "Polysemy Patterns of Emphatic Pronouns in Spanish and Catalan" Matthew L. Juge, University of California at Berkeley

    LUNCH 1:00-3:00

    Phonology/Morphology Session 3:00-5:00 (Room D):

    3:00-3:30 "Non-Homorganic Nasal Clusters in Northern Italian Dialects" Lori Repetti, SUNY Stony Brook

    3:30-4:00 "Non-concatenative Morphology in Spanish" Carlos-Eduardo Pineros, Central Michigan University

    4:00-4:30 "Functional Elements in the Romanian DP" Albert Ortmann and Alexandra Popescu, Heinrich-Heine-Universitat, Dusseldorf

    4:30-5:00 "On Catalan Verbal Morphology" Isabel Oltra Massuet, MIT

    ___________________________________ SUNDAY, April 11:

    8:00am-12:00pm, Book Exhibits & Refreshments (Kalamazoo Room)

    Syntax Session 8:30-10:30 (Koessler Room):

    8:30-9:00 "A Subjunctive Approach to 'Root Infinitives' " Rikardo Etxepare (LEHIA) and Kleanthes K. Grohmann (University of Maryland)

    9:00-9:30 "Functional Categories and the Acquisition of Clitics in L2 French" Julia Herschensohn, University of Washington

    9:30-10:00 "On the Acquisition of Spanish N-N Compounds" Juana M. Liceras, University of Ottawa

    10:00-10:30 "Bare Nouns and the Morpho-syntax of Number" Alan Munn and Cristina Schmitt, Michigan State University

    Phonology Session 8:30-10:30 (Room D):

    8:30-9:00 "Accounting for Intraspeaker Variation within a Constraint-based Framework: A Case Study of Vocalic Epenthesis in Vimeu Picard" Jeffrey Steele (McGill University) and Julie Auger (Indiana University)

    9:00-9:30 "Epenthesis vs. Elision in Afro-Iberian Language: A Constraint-based Approach to Pidgin/Creole Phonology" John m. Lipski, University of New Mexico

    9:30-10:00 "A Constraint-based Account of Metaphony in Proto-Spanish and Lena Leonese" Fernando Martinez-Gil, The Ohio State University

    10:00-10:30 "French Glides and Markedness" Bernard Tranel, UC Irvine

    BREAK: 10:30-11:00

    11:00am-12:10am HUSSEY ROOM Plenary Speaker: James Harris Title TBA

    Closing Remarks.

    ___________________________________ PARASESSION: New Solutions to Old Problems: Issues in Romance Historical Linguistics


    11:00-11:30 "The Role of Features in Historical Change" Monique Dufresne (UQAM & Queens), Fernande Dupuis (UQAM), and Mireille Tremblay (Queens University)

    11:30-12:00 "Linking Social Change and Linguistic Change: Koineization in Early Castile" Donald Tuten, Emory University

    12:00-12:30 "New Functions for Old Forms: The Exaptation of Romance Participant Pronouns" John Charles Smith, University of Oxford (St. Catherine's College)

    12:30-1:00 "Another Look at Middle French Narrative Tenses" Charles L. Pooser, SUNY at Stony Brook

    LUNCH 1:00-3:00


    3:00-3:30 "A New View of Grammaticalization to Replace the 'Cycle' in Historical Romance Linguistics" Jurgen Klausenburger, University of Washington

    3:30-4:00 "On the Origin and Evolution of the Catalan Periphrastic Preterit" Manuel Perez Saldanya (Universitat de Valncia) and Jose Ignacio Hualde (University of Illinois)

    4:00-4:30 "Grammaticalization Chains and French Complex-Inversion" Ken Johnson, Purdue University

    4:30-5:00 "The Grammaticalization of 'estar', 'ir', 'andar', and 'venir': The Auxiliaries of the Progressive" Amy Orf, Northern Michigan University

    ___________________________________ SATURDAY, April 10:


    8:30-9:00 "Subject Clitics and the Decline of Verb-Second in French" Barbara Vance, Indiana University

    9:00-9:30 "From the Loss of V2 to the Rise of Subject Clitics: A View on Minimal Diachronic Change" Paola Beninca and Cecilia Poletto (University of Padua)

    9:30-10:00 "A Minimalist Perspective on Wackernagel's Law" Enrique Mallen, Texas A&M University

    10:00-10:30 "Infinitive Subordinators and Verb Restructuring in French" France Martineau (University of Ottawa) and Virginia Motapanyane (University of New Brunswick)

    BREAK 10:30-11:00


    11:00-11:30 "An OT Approach to Atonic Vowel Loss Patterns in Two Early W. Romance Grammars: A Contrastive Examination of Old French and Old Spanish" Dale Hartkemeyer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    11:30-12:00 "Remnants of Geminates in Spanish: Rhotics" Alfonso Morales-Front, Georgetown University

    12:00-12:30 "A New Solution to the Dating of Syllable-final Consonant Loss in Old French: Theoretical Motivation and Empirical Support" Randall Gess, University of Utah

    12:30-1:00 "Analogy and Optimality Theory: An Explanation of Morphological Change in Southwest Spanish" Glenn A. Martinez, The University of Texas - Pan American

    LUNCH 1:00-3:00


    3:00-3:30 "Morphological Variation, Convergence, and Contact Phenomena in Early Navarro-Aragonese and Castilian" Brian Imhoff, Texas A&M University

    3:30-4:00 "Spanish Object Agreement Markers and the Typology of Object Agreement Morphology" Andres Enrique-Arias, University of Southern California

    4:00-4:30 "Evolving Tobler-Mussafia Effects in the Placement of French Clitics" Paul Hirschbuhler (U. d'Ottawa & CSLI) and Marie Labelle (UQAM &CSLI)

    4:30-5:00 "Modeling Syntactic Change: Evidence from Computer-based Studies of Infinitival Complements in Spanish and Portuguese" Mark Davies, Illinois State University

    ___________________________________ SUNDAY, April 11:


    8:30-9:00 "Phonological Split and Multivariant Reanalysis" Janice M. Aski, Emory University

    9:00-9:30 "Romance Lenition Once Again, with Caution" Thomas D. Cravens, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    9:30-10:00 " 'With Whom Does This Conduct Sit Well?' Diachronic Analysis and Disambiguation of the French Verb 'seoir' " G. Aileen Clark, University of Ottawa

    10:00-10:30 "The Evidence for Language Contact Between Dalmatian and Albanian" Kelly Lynne Maynard, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    ___________________________________ Alternates:

    "Optionality in the Spanish Complementizer System" (Syntax) Claudia Brovetto, Georgetown University

    "Variation in Spanish and Prosodic Boundary Constraints" (Phonology) Caroline Wiltshire, University of Florida

    "On the Expression of Non-specific Indefiniteness in Romance: Forms and Sensitivity" (Semantics) Joao Peres, Universidade de Lisboa