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  1. NACAL2004, 32nd Annual North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics

Message 1: 32nd Annual North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics

Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 15:40:01 -0500 (EST)
From: NACAL2004 <>
Subject: 32nd Annual North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics

32nd Annual North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics 
Short Title: NACAL 32 

Date: 12-Mar-2004 - 14-Mar-2004
Location: San Diego, CA, United States of America
Contact: Michael or Colleen Ahland
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics
Language Family: Afroasiatic

Meeting Description:

Annual Meeting will be held March 12-14, 2004 (Friday-Sunday morning)
at San Diego Old Town Courtyard by Marriott, San Diego, California,

NACAL 32 Program


FRIDAY, March 12

8:00 	Thoughts about Word Order in Classical Syriac 	
 --Ada Wertheimer, Tel Aviv University 

8:30 	Thoughts about Two Biblical [Bi]radicals 	
 --Naftali Stern, Bar-llan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel 

9:00 	Some Notes on the Syntax of Biblical Hebrew ze 	
 --Na'ama Pat El, Harvard University 

9:30 	Hebrew as a Test-case for the 2-Phoneme Root in Semitic 	
 --Pablo-Isaac Kirtchuk-Halevi, Ben-Gurion University, Israel 

10:00 	BREAK 	 

10:30 	'Key' Consonants in Semitic 	
 --Zev bar-Lev, San Diego State University 

11:00 	The Particle -ma, an Akkadian "Converb" or a Defunct Copula?

 --Julie Wilson, Michigan State University 

 at DoubleTree Hotel, Hazard Center trolley stop 

CHAIR:Peter T. Daniels, New York City 

West Semitic Subject-Clitics	
--David Testen, Saint Paul, Minnesota

(There Are) Three Models of Script Transfer: The "Misunderstanding"
--Peter Daniels, New York City 

The Afroasiatic Verbal Paradigm in -U ('Subjunctive') 	
--Herrmann Jungraithmayr, Frankfurt University


Morphophonological Variation in the Aramaic Verb of the Onkelos and 
Jonathan Targums 	
--Joseph L. Malone, Barnard College and Columbia University (Emeritus)

Two Alleged Arabic Etymologies 	
--Alan S. Kaye, California State University, Fullerton

SATURDAY, March 13

8:00 	Optional Resumption and D-linking in Lebanese Arabic 	
 --Lina Choueiri, American University of Beirut 

8:30 	VP-Ellipsis in Arabic 	
 --Maha Kolko, University of Reading, U.K. 

9:00 	Gender in Semitic Languages and its Relation to Masculine instead 
 of Feminine Forms in Female Speech in Colloquial Arabic 	
 --Judith Rosenhouse, Technion-I.I.T., Israel and Nisreen Debayyat, 
 Tel Aviv University 

9:30 	Keeping Track of Shared Innovation: Semitic and Cushitic 	
 --Gene Gragg, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

10:00 	BREAK 	 

10:30 Ethiopian Semitic SOV Syntax and the Nominal Origin of the Perfect
 	--Grover Hudson, Michigan State University 

11:00 Nominal Clause Patterns in the Geez Octateuch 	
 --Tamar Zewi, University of Haifa, Israel 

11:30 	Another Tigre Text 	
 --David L. Elias, Harvard University 

12:00-1:30 	LUNCH 	

1:30 	Verbal Inflection in Zargulla: Shifting Subject Agreement Markers
	--Azeb Amha,University of Leiden

2:00 	Standardizing Tigrinya: Problems and Prospects	
 --Samson Beyene Abraha, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

2:30	The Function of t as a Default Consonant in Amharic 	
 --Pete Unseth, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics and 
 SIL International 

3:00 	A New Template for the Imperative in Amharic 	
 --Colleen Ahland, University of Texas, Arlington and SIL Ethiopia

3:30	BREAK 	

4:00	Plurals of Tigrinya 	
 --Tesfay Tewolde, University of Florence 

4:30 	An Examination of the Mesmes Text 	
 --Michael Ahland, University of Texas, Arlington and SIL Ethiopia

5:00 	Shared Features of Amharic and K'abeena: New Features of the Ethiopian
 Linguistic Area?	
 --Joachim Crass,Johannes Gutenberg Universit├Ąt Mainz

5:30 	My Adventures in Ethiopia	
 --Wolf Leslau,University of California, Los Angeles

7:00-10:00	NACAL 32 Dinner	

SUNDAY, March 14

8:00 	Two Conditional Sentences of Earlier Egyptian and 
 How Exactly They Differ 	
 --L. Depuydt, Brown University 

8:30 	Virtual Relative Clauses in Middle Egyptian 	
 --Ruth Kramer, University of California, Santa Cruz 

9:00 	A Byproduct of a Bygone Era: Why we shouldn't bother much about 
 genetic classification, and even if we wanted to, why, if we are 
 honest, we might not be in a position to develop one anyway 
 --Jonathan Owens, University of Bayreuth, Arabistik 

9:30	BREAK	

10:00	Lexically Speaking: Is Omotic Afrasian?	
 --M. Lionel Bender,Southern Illinois University 

10:30	Aspect in Mafa: An Intriguing Case of Featural Affixation 	
 --Marc Ettlinger, University of California, Berkeley 

11:00 	Syllabification in Berber: New Evidence from Tamazight 	
 --Hamid Ouali and San Duanmu, University of Michigan 
11:30-1:30	NACAL BUSINESS MEETING (Planning for 2005) 	

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