LINGUIST List 7.1407

Wed Oct 9 1996

Confs: Lang and the Internet, Syntax of Central Romantic Langs

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  1. "David T. Wolff", Language and the Internet (DRAFT)
  2. "Olga Fullana (DFSCC)", Syntax of Central Romantic Languages

Message 1: Language and the Internet (DRAFT)

Date: Tue, 08 Oct 1996 14:15:44 EDT
From: "David T. Wolff" <dtwBrooktrout.COM>
Subject: Language and the Internet (DRAFT)
Language and the Internet (DRAFT)
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A conference at the University of Hartford

The Center for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems
(CRD), based at the University of Hartford, is considering sponsoring
a conference on "Language and the Internet" on Tuesday and Wednesday,
May 27 and 28, or Thursday and Friday, June 12 and 13, 1997. The
Center would invite specialists from around the country and around the
world to attend the conference, and others might be linked in
electronically.

The conference would consider three major questions:

a. Language Choice. What effect is the widespread use of English
through the Internet likely to have on the situation of English
language and of other languages across the world? What are the
prospects for langauges other than English as languages of the
Internet?

b. Pragmatics and Communications Strategies. What are the rules of
linguistic behavior, of genre, of address, that govern communication
on the Internet, and how are they evolving?

c. Language Learning. How can the Internet be used for the teaching
and learning of foreign languages?

We are interested in knowing:

a. Whether you would be interested in attending such a conference, on
one or other of those dates (indicate which of them work for you).

b. Whether you would be willing to read a paper at the conference. If
so, please send us a brief one-paragraph proposal.

c. Whether you would be interested in participating electronically if
you could not be with us in person.

Send your response to a University of Hartford contact or to
tonkinhartford.uhavax.edu (Humphrey Tonkin, President, University of
Hartford, West Hartford CT 06117 USA). (Do *not* reply to the poster,
please.)

Please share this with your Internet contacts.
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Message 2: Syntax of Central Romantic Languages

Date: Tue, 08 Oct 1996 17:57:48 BST
From: "Olga Fullana (DFSCC)" <FULLANAskywalker.udg.es>
Subject: Syntax of Central Romantic Languages


 THIRD WORKSHOP ON THE SYNTAX OF CENTRAL ROMANCE LANGUAGES
 Universitat de Girona
 Girona(Spain), November 15-16 th 1996


Friday 15th November

9:30-10:20
Victor M. Longa
(Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)
Guillermo Lorenzo
(Universidad de Oviedo)
"Universal constraints on superfluous elements: the case of 'Arb che'
in Galician"

10:20-11:10
Nicola Munaro
(Universita di Padova/Venezia)
"Wh-in situ in the Northern Italian dialects"

11:10-11:40
Coffee break

11:40-12:30
M. Teresa Espinal
(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
"The structure of expletiveness in Spanish and Catalan degree
sentences"

12:30-13:20
Marie-Therese Vinet
(Universite de Sherbrooke)
"The aspectual nature of the combined particles tu-pas in Quebec
French"

13:20-15:30
Lunch

15:30-16:20
Tonia Bleam
(University of Delaware)
"Toward a syntactic account of doubling restrictions"

16:20-17:10
Carme Picallo
(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
"On the Extended Projection Principle and null expletive subjects"

17:10-17:40
Coffee break

17:40-18:30
Gloria Cocchi
(Universita di Firenze)
"Ergativity in Romance Languages"

18:30-19:20
Xavier Villalba
(Universitat de Barcelona)
"Right dislocation is not right dislocation"


Special Talk
Friday 15th November 19:30 h.

Ignacio Bosque
(Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
"On verbal quantification in Spanish"



Saturday 16 november

9:30-10:20
Olga Fullana
(Universitat de Girona)
"Building up denominal verbs. From semantics to syntax. Evidence from
Catalan"

10:20-11:10
Antonietta Bisetto
(Universita di Padova)
"Syntactic word formation in Italian"


11:10-11:40
Coffee break


11:40-12:30
Jaume Sola
(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
"Clitics are inflection. Evidence from Catalan"

12:30-13:20
Adam Ledgeway
(Downing College)
"Ave(re) and esse(re) auxiliary alternation in Neapolitan"


13:20-15:30
Lunch


15:30-16:20
Pilar Prieto
(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
"The influence of syntax on pitch downtrend in Catalan"

16:20-17:10
Julie Auger
(Mc Gill University)
"Subject-verb agreement in Quebec colloquial French and in Picard: a
variatonist approach"


17:10-17:40
Coffee break

17:40-18:30
Laurent Dekydtspotter
(Indiana University)
"After apres and behind dre as progressive markers"


18:30-19:20
Cecilia Goria
(University of Manchester)
"Subject clitics in Piedmontese"


Alternate Papers
1) David Adger (University of York) and Josep Quer (University of
Utrecht)
"Subjunctives, clausal polarity items and unselected embedded
questions in Central Romance"
2) Alessandra Lombardi (University of Manchester)
"Linguistic fragmentariness in the Calabrian dialects: the
distribution of perfective auxiliaries in Latin Calabria and Greek
Calabria"
3) Teresa Cabre et al. (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
"The effects of affixes on the argument structure of complex verbs"

Registration Form

Please complete this form and return it duly filled to the IIIrd
WSCRL Organizing Committee at the address below.
Registration
Name__________________________________________________________________
University/Institution
______________________________________________________________________
Address_______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
Tel _________________________ Fax _________________________E-mail
_____________________________________
Registration fee:
 Student (PTA 2000)
 Non student (PTA 3500)

Payment:
The Registration must be paid in pesetas. Please make sure that the
payment is accompanied by a clear indication of participant's name (a
copy of the transfer slip should be sent as proof of payment). Bank
transfer to: Caixa de Girona. Placa Sant Domenec, 9. E-17004. Account
No. 2030 0105 69 3110000483. IIIrd WSCRL Organizing
Committee. Universitat de Girona. Placa Ferrater Mora, 1. 17071 Girona
- Catalonia (Spain). Fax +34-72- 418978. E-mail:
rocaskywalker.udg.es.


Organized by: Universitat de Girona
 Departament de Filologia i Filosofia
 Seccio Filologia Hispanica
 Area de Llengua Espanyola i Linguistica

Further information: Olga Fullana fullanaskywalker.udg.es
 Francesc Roca rocaskywalker.udge.es
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