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Message 1: Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas

Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2004 01:43:41 -0500 (EST)
From: wscla9 <wscla9uvic.ca>
Subject: Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas



Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas
Short Title: WSCLA 9

Date: 06-Feb-2004 - 08-Feb-2004
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Contact: Leslie Saxon
Contact Email: wscla9uvic.ca
Meeting URL: http://web.uvic.ca/ling/wscla/index.htm

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Meeting Description:

A forum for research on the formal study of the aboriginal languages
of the Americas and issues of language revitalization 

WSCLA 9: Inside and Outside the Lexicon
Preliminary Conference Program:
Friday, 6 February -- Sunday, 8 February 2004

Friday, 6 February

8:30-9:00Registration, coffee
9:00-9:30Opening Ceremonies

9:30-10:00
Session 1
Suzanne Gessner, University of Victoria
Internal Word Domains in Dakelh: Evidence from the
Phonology-Morphology Interface

Session 2
Martina Wiltschko, University of British Columbia
On Number in Halkomelem Salish

10:00 -10:30
Session 1
Ruth A. Dyck, University of Victoria
Stress and Wellformed Root-Feet in Squamish

Session 2
Phil Branigan and Marguerite MacKenzie, Memorial University of
Newfoundland
The Feature Structure of Obviation

10:30-11:00
Session 1
Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins, University of Victoria
Edges and Domains in Nxa'amxcin

Session 2
David Beck, University of Alberta
The Fourth Person in Upper Necaxa Totonac Verbal Paradigms

11:00-11:15
BREAK

11:15-12:30

Invited Speaker
Carrie Dyck, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Words are any unit big enough to be an intonational phrase

12:30-2:00
LUNCH

2:00-2:30
Session 3
R. Aranovich, University of California Davis
Morphosyntactic Opacity in Aymara Complement Agreement: An
OT Account

Session 4
Dominique Quis, University of British Columbia
On the Etymology of Proto-Eastern Algonquian *W?sakenayak ''the
People of Saquenay River'' and its implications for Beothuk
(Shawtharat) language

2:30-3:00
Session 3
H. C. Wolfart, University of Manitoba
Number Agreement and Constituency in Comitative and Associative
Constructions

Session 4
Ryan Klint, University of Alberta
Static Spatial Relations in Upper Necaxa Totonac

3:00-3:30
Session 3
Jochen Trommer, University of Osnabr�ck
Prefix-Suffix Interaction in Menominee

Session 4
Peter Jacobs and James Thompson, University of British Columbia
Prolegomena to a New Analysis of Salish /-s?wt/

3:30-3:45
BREAK

3:45-4:15
Session 5
Seth Winnipeg, University of Regina
An Evaluation of Blackfoot within the Algonquian Language Family

Session 6
Suzanne Urbanczyk, University of Victoria
Whereabouts is Ablaut in Salish

4:15-4:45
Session 5
Mark Brown, University of Texas Austin
Cliticization in Iquito

Session 6
Andrea Wilhelm, University of Alberta
Aspect in Dene Sulin� (Chipewyan): Morphological and Semantic
Classes

4:45-6:00
Invited SpeakerLeora Bar-el, University of British Columbia
Aspectual Classes in Squamish

We gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of SSHRC and the University
of Victoria, Office of the Vice-President Academic, Office of the
Vice-President Research, Dean of Humanities, Humanities Centre, and
Department of Linguistics, as well as the contributions of members of
the Department of Linguistics.

Saturday, 7 February

8:30-9:00
Registration, coffee

9:00-9:30

Session 7
Kaoru Kiyosawa, Simon Fraser University
The Two Salish Object Suffix Sets: A Functional Explanation

Session 8
Lindsay Weichel, University of Regina
The Demarcation of Nouns and Verbs in Various Amerindian Languages

9:30-10:00
Session 7
Jan van Eijk, First Nations University
Derivation, Inflection and the Lexicon in Native American
Languages

Session 8
Marcia Haag, U of Oklahoma
Thematic Structure in Cherokee Roots: Against Deverbal Nouns

10:00-10:30
Session 7
Bettina Spreng, University of Toronto
How to Derive a Verb: Syntactic Objects in Inuktitut

Session 8
Rose-Marie D�chaine, University of British Columbia
TBA

10:30-10:45
BREAK

10:45-12:00 noon

Invited Speaker
Jerrold Sadock, University of Chicago
The Problems of Lexicalization in Polysynthetic Languages

12:00 noon-1:30
LUNCH

1:30-2:00
Session 9
Donna Gerdts & Tom Hukari, Simon Fraser University & UVic
Halkomelem PRO-determiners as De Facto Case

2:00-2:30
Session 9
F. Woo & R. Wojdak, UC Santa Cruz & UBC
An Unexpected Definiteness Effect in Nuuchahnulth Locatives

Session 10
Elizabeth Stacey, University of Calgary
Blackfoot Pitch Accent Implemented in Tonal Phonology

2:30-3:00
Session 9
Henry Davis, University of British Columbia
On Syntax-Semantics Non-correspondence: Quantifiers in Salish

Session 10
J.C. Brown, University of British Columbia
Marked Fixed Segments in Salish

3:00-3:30
Session 9
Diana Gibraiel, University of British Columbia
Locality Constraints on the Interpretation of Roots in Ojibwe

Session 10
Patricia A. Shaw, University of British Columbia
On the Non-perspicuous Parsing of Obstruents

3:30-3:45
BREAK

3:45-4:15
Session 11
Sarah Shulist, University of Alberta
Dene Sulin� Postpositions as Grammaticalized Nouns

Session 12
Shannon West, University of Victoria
On the Incompatibility of the Pronominal Argument Hypothesis and
the Unaccusative Hypothesis in Assiniboine Nakoda

4:15-4:45
Session 11
Carrie Gillon, University of British Columbia
The Determiner kwi in Skwxw�mesh: A Comparison to Bare Nouns

Session 12
Charlotte Reinholtz, Queen's University
TBA on negation

4:45-6:00
Invited Speaker
Lisa Matthewson, University of British Columbia
TBA

6:00-6:30
General Discussion

BANQUET

Sunday, February 8

9:00-10:00
Registration, breakfast

10:00-1:00
Roundtable on 'Dictionaries and Communities'

Patrick Moore, University of British Columbia
Community Roles in the Kaska Dictionary

Carrie Dyck, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Learning about Each Other as Part of the Dictionary-Making Process

Peter Jacobs, University of British Columbia and Squamish Education
Work on the Squamish Dictionary

other invitees

1:00
Closing Ceremonies
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