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Message 1: Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association 15
Date: 28-May-2008
From: Simon Musgrave <simon.musgravearts.monash.edu.au>
Subject: Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association 15
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Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association 15
Short Title: AFLA XV

Date: 30-Jun-2008 - 02-Jul-2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact: Simon Musgrave
Contact Email: afla08gmail.com
Meeting URL:
http://escholarship.library.usyd.edu.au/conferences/index.php/LingFest2008/AFLA/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Austronesian
Meeting Description:

The 15th conference of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association
will be held at the University of Sydney from June 30 to July 2, 2008.
The conference will be one of a group of linguistics events being held at
the University of Sydney at that time under the general name of
LingFest2008: http://www.lingfest.arts.usyd.edu.au. Other events include
ALI 2008, ALS 2008, LFG 2008 and ALAA 2008.

Invited Speakers:
Robert A. Blust (Hawai'i)
Mary Dalrymple (Oxford)
Elizabeth Pearce (Wellington)

AFLA 15 Programme

Jun-30
Session 1 - Miscellaneous

9.00 - 9.30
Starks, Donna, and Dianne Massam
Yes-No Question Particles in Niuean

9.30 - 10.00
Musgrave, Simon
The Argument Status of Clitic Pronouns in Sou Amana Teru

10.00 - 10.30
Donohue, Mark
Phonological Contrasts in Palu'e: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives

Break

Session 2 - Plenary

11.00 - 12.00
Robert Blust
Complex Sound Changes

Lunch

Session 3 - Formosan Phonologies

1.30 - 2.00
Huang, Jennifer Hui-chuan
Right-Edge Faithfulness in Squliq Atayal

2.00 - 2.30
Yeh Shih-chi
Suffixal Reduplication in Paiwan and Amis

2.30 - 3.00
Lee Pei Jung Amy
Dorsal Consonant Harmony in Truku Seediq

3.00 - 3.30
Ochiai, Izumi
Re-syllabification and Stress Assignment in Seediq Loanwords

Break

Session 4 - Malagasy Syntax

4.00 - 4.30
Sabel, Joachim
Adjuncts and Phrase Structure in Malagasy

4.30 - 5.00
Travis, Lisa
Malagasy 'no' Constructions and New Observations

5.00 - 5.30
Ntelitheos, Dimitrio
Gerundive Nominals in Malagasy Syntax

Jul-01

Session 5 - Philippines

9.00 - 9.30
Nagaya, Naonori
Tagalog Relativization as a Lexical Process

9.30 - 10.00
Billings, Loren
The Relative Order of Personal Pronouns Across Greater Central Philippine:
Light-first and Disformation

10.00 - 10.30
Kaufman, Dan
Austronesian Voice as Thematic Nominalization

Break

Session 6 - Plenary

11.00 - 12.00
Elizabeth Pearce
Numbers, Quantifiers and Number

Lunch

Session 7 - Oceanic Syntax

1.30 - 2.00
Potsdam, Eric and Maria Polinsky
The Structure of Wh-Questions in Polynesian

2.00 - 2.30
Koopman, Hilda
Deriving Ergativity in Samoan: The Case of the Missing 'Accusative'

2.30 - 3.00
Otsuka, Yuko
Against the Accusative Analysis of Eastern Polynesian

3.00 - 3.30
Gagnon, Michael, Alexis Wellwood
Localizing the Marshallese Question Particle 'ke'

Break

Session 8 - Oceanic Currents

4.00 - 4.30
Zuraw, Kie, Robyn Orfitelli, Kristine Yu
Word-level Prosody of S?moan

4.30 - 5.00
Lichtenberk, Frank
Headship in Oceanic Possessive Constructions

5.00 - 5.30
Brown, Dunstan, Bill Palmer
Morphological Defaults and the Kokota Noun Phrase

Jul-02

Session 9 - Malagasy and Madurese

9.00 - 9.30
Paul, Ileana
Modals in Malagasy

9.30 - 10.00
Davies, William
Applying Madurese -agi

10.00 - 10.30
Pearson, Matt
Complements of Perception Verbs in Malagasy

Break

Session 10 - Plenary

11.00 - 12.00

Mary Dalrymple
Plural Semantics and Reduplication in Indonesian

Lunch

Session 11 - Western Austronesian Syntax

1.30 - 2.00
Saclot, Maureen Joy , Meladel Mistica, Lesley Stirling, Timothy Baldwin
Semantic Determinants of -UM- Verbs and their Argument Realisation

2.00 - 2.30
Butler, Alastair
The Alternating Property in Tukang Besi: A Product of Coding Resources and
Operator-variable Dependencies

2.30 - 3.00
Arka, Wayan
On the Pragmatics and Morphosyntax of Balinese Imperatives

3.00 - 3.30
Lin, Yi-an
The Information Structure of Nominal Phrases and DP-internal Phrasal Movement in
Buginese

Break

Session 12 - Northern Austronesian Syntax

4.00 - 4.30
Rafal, Jeremy
Reconsidering Applicative Constructions: Evidence for Low and Even 'Higher'
Base-generated Applicatives in Ilokano

4.30 - 5.00
Wu, Chunming
Applicativizing Adverbial Verbs in Mayrinax Atayal

5.00 - 5.30
Chang, Henry Yung-li, Marie Yeh
Non-Actor Voice Constructions as Double Complex Predicates
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