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LINGUIST List 20.599

Thu Feb 26 2009

Confs: General Linguistics, Celtic Languages/USA

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        1.    Andrew Carnie, Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics

Message 1: Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics
Date: 25-Feb-2009
From: Andrew Carnie <carnielinguistlist.org>
Subject: Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics
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Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics
Short Title: FACL

Date: 27-Mar-2009 - 29-Mar-2009
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Contact: Andrew Carnie
Contact Email: faclconfgmail.com
Meeting URL: http://dingo.sbs.arizona.edu/~gaelic/facl/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Continental Celtic; Hispanic Celtic; Insular Celtic
Meeting Description:

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona is proud to announce
a special conference, funded by the National Science Foundation, on Formal
Approaches to Celtic Linguistics.

Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics
University of Arizona
Tucson Arizona

Tentative Program

March 27th - March 29th 2009

This workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation and the department
of Linguistics at the University of Arizona.

The conference is preceded by a mini-course in Celtic linguistics. Please see
the separate schedule for details.

Friday, March 27th Chavez 405

Session 1: Phonology, Information Structure and Syntax.

Plenary Talk:
Mélanie Jouitteau (LLF, CNRS, Paris 7), Inquiry at the syntax/PF interface:
Evidence from Breton''

Emily Elfner, (UMass), The Interaction of Linearization and Prosody: Pronoun
Postposing in Irish and Scottish Gaelic

Ann Mulkern, (Indep scholar), Irish Pronoun Postposing and Information Structure

Coffee break

Session 2: U of Arizona Colloquium Talk

Plenary Talk:
Jim McCloskey (UCSC) Title TBA.

Dinner and Party at the Auld Dubliner Pub on University Avenue. Cash bar. Dinner
can be purchased from a limited menu

Saturday, March 28, 2009, Chavez 405

Session 3: Morphology;

Plenary Talk: Maggie Tallerman (Newcastle), Phrase Structure vs. Dependency: the
Analysis of Welsh Syntactic Soft Mutation''

Kenji Oda (Toronto) Preverbal Particles and Dependent Verbal Forms in Modern Irish

Colin Gorrie (Arizona) Morphophonological Features and the Gaelic Adjective

Coffee Break

Session 4: Old Irish;

Aaron Griffith (Vienna) pro in Old Irish

Elliot Lash (Cambridge) Old Irish Standard of Comparison Constructions

Jenny Graver (Oslo) The Old Irish Passive, It's Realizations and Development.

Lunch break

Session 5: Phonology;

Plenary Talk: Máire Ní Chiosain (University College Dublin), and Pauline Welby,
(CNRS, Aix-en-Provence), An Investigation of the Syllabification of Irish.

Plenary Talk: SJ. Hannahs. (Newcastle), The Interaction of Sonority Sequencing
and Foot Structure in Welsh

Plenary Talk:
Anna Bosch (UKy) TBA

Coffee break

Session 6: Brythonic Syntax;

Plenary Talk: Randy Hendrick (U South Carolina). Some Breton Indefinites

Plenary Talk:
Máire Noonan (McGill) Object Clitics in Literary Welsh

Dinner, Party with Live Celtic Music & Dancing by Round the House. Easy dances
will be taught; A Buffet Dinner will be provided for all FACL participants free
of charge.

Room 104, Vine Avenue Annex, 1125 Vine Street (1 block north of speedway, one
block west of Cherry)

Sunday, March 29th, 2009 Chavez 405

Session 7:
Scottish Gaelic;
Chair TBA

Plenary Talk: David Adger (QMUL), Predication and Possession in Scottish Gaelic

Sylvia Reed (Arizona) The Semantics of Scottish Gaelic Tense and Aspect.

Plenary Talk:
Gillian Ramchand (Tromsø) Experiencers and Locatives


Trip to Desert Museum or Desert Hike.
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