LINGUIST List 23.2718

Wed Jun 13 2012

Confs: General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <>

Date: 13-Jun-2012
From: Vicki Carstens <>
Subject: African Linguistics Workshop
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African Linguistics Workshop

Date: 22-Jun-2012 - 23-Jun-2012 Location: Columbia, Missouri, USA Contact: Vicki Carstens Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

African Linguistics WorkshopUniversity of Missouri Program in LinguisticsFriday June 22 and Saturday June 23, 2012

To celebrate the visit of Professor Loyiso Mletshe from The Xhosa Language Dept, University of the Western Cape, we plan two days of get-togethers and talks on aspects of the grammars of African languages.

Roster of presenters so far: Vicki Carstens (MU), Michael Marlo (MU), Claire Halpert (MIT), Michael Diercks (Pomona College), and Loyiso Mletshe (UWC).

There will be an on-site registration fee of $25 to be applied towards coffee breaks and miscellaneous costs.

Beautiful rooms within walking distance of the linguistics program and local restaurants and shops are available at:

The Tiger Hotel

Ask for the university rate of $119. This is a small hotel; rooms go fast so please reserve well in advance. Nothing else is as nice or as convenient!

All talks will be held in Tate Hall room 215

Friday June 22

2:30 pmRegistration and Welcome

Session 1: Syntax

3:00 pmVicki Carstens & Loyiso Mletshe, University of Missouri & University of the Western CapeImplications of Impersonals and Passives in Xhosa

4:00 pmClaire Halpert, MIT/University of MinnesotaOn Expletive Agreement, CPs, and the EPP in Zulu

5:00 pmMichael Diercks & Vicki Carstens, University of Missouri & Pomona CollegeMore on Hyper-raising

7:00 pmDinner

Saturday June 23

Session 2: Phonology

9:00 amMary Paster, Pomona CollegeHi Tone Tripling in Manyika

9:45 amKris Ebarb, Indiana UniversityOn the Use of Tonal Evidence in Historical Reconstructions: A case study of Eastern Luyia

10:30 amCoffee break

10:45 amDave Odden, Ohio State UniversityWhy Phonologists Have to Care About Syntax When Doing Kikerewe Tone

11:45-1:30Lunch break

Session 3: Syntax

1:30 pmPatricia Schneider Zioga, Cal State FullertonAgreement at the Left Edge of VP

2:00 pmIbrahima Ba, University of KansasAspectual Heads and the Clause Structure of Pular

2:30 pmBob Botne, Indiana UniversityTense, Aspect, and Temporal Remoteness in Southern Bantu

3:15 pmChristopher Bateen, University of MinnesotaChichewa/English Code-switching inside the Chichewa DP

4:00 pmCoffee Break

Session 4: Special session on Tiriki

4:15 pmMichael Marlo & Zachary Branson, University of MissouriAspects of Tiriki Tone

5:30 pmJonah Bates, University of MissouriTiriki NC phonology

6:00 pmDustin Glover, University of MissouriFocus in Tiriki


End of workshop

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