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Mon Nov 10 1997

Confs: 11th Amsterdam Colloquium, 6th Comparative Ling

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  1. Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium, Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium / Program
  2. Martha Ratliff, 6th Annual Workshop on Comparative Lx

Message 1: Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium / Program

Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 14:30:06 +0200
From: Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium <>
Subject: Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium / Program

 The Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium
 December 17---20, 1997

The program of the Amsterdam Colloqiuum, and information about
registration etc., is now available at URL:

The Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium is held from Wednesday 17 until
Saturday 20 December 1997, at the University of Amsterdam. The
Amsterdam Colloquia aim at bringing together logicians, philosophers,
linguists and computer scientists who share an interest in
semantics. The spectrum of topics covered ranges from descriptive
(semantic analyses of all kinds of expressions) to theoretical
(logical and computational properties of semantic theories,
philosophical foundations).

The program of the Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium includes four invited
lectures by renowned experts, as well as 36 talks selected by an
international program committee. Furthermore two plenary workshops are
held: one on "Games in Logic" and one on "The Semantics of Topic and
Focus in Discourse".

Registration and hotel reservation forms are sent to you upon
request. Please send your request to (Marjorie Pigge).

The Amsterdam Colloquia are organized every two years under the
auspices of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)

The organizing committee of the Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium consists
of Paul Dekker, Marjorie Pigge, Martin Stokhof, and Yde Venema.

Further information

 Organizing Committee
 Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium
 ILLC/Department of Philosophy
 University of Amsterdam
 Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15, 1012 CP
 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 +31 20 5254541 (tel)
 +31 20 5254503 (fax)
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Message 2: 6th Annual Workshop on Comparative Lx

Date: Fri, 07 Nov 1997 17:02:13 +0000
From: Martha Ratliff <>
Subject: 6th Annual Workshop on Comparative Lx

6th Annual Workshop on Comparative Linguistics

"Prosody and Language Change"

Sponsored by the Linguistics Program, College of Liberal Arts, College
of Science, and the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at Wayne
State University

The River Place Hotel, The Huron Room
Detroit, Michigan
November 15-16, 1997

Friday, November 14th
from 7 p.m. on . . . Informal socializing in the Tavern, the River
Place Hotel

Saturday, November 15th
8:00-8:35 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:35-8:45 Welcoming Remarks

8:45-9:30 "Vedic meter and the reflexes of Indo-European laryngeals"
 Gary Holland, University of California, Berkeley

9:30-10:15 "A new approach to the Saturnian verse"
 Jedidiah Parsons, University of California, Berkeley

10:15-10:35 Discussion (Brian Joseph, Ohio State University)

10:35-10:55 BREAK

10:55-11:40 "Relating stress, tone and st=F8d in Scandinavian"
 Tomas Riad, University of Stockholm

11:40-12:00 Discussion (Joe Salmons, University of Wisconsin, Madison)

12:00-1:30 LUNCH

1:30-2:15 "Registrogenesis as part of a complex of
transphonologization processes"
 Keith Denning, Eastern Michigan University

2:15-3:00 "Genesis and evolution in register and tone systems: the
processes and their reconstruction"
 Graham Thurgood, California State University, Fresno

3:00-3:45 "Segment, tone, and prosody in the history of Chinese"
 William Baxter, University of Michigan

3:45-4:05 Discussion (Martha Ratliff, Wayne State University)

4:05-4:25 BREAK

4:25-5:10 "The natural history of geminates"
 Paul Newman, Indiana University

5:10-5:55 "From phonology to morphology, but within the same prosodic
domain: on the differential (in)stability of the factors conditioning
German umlaut"
 Richard Janda, University of Chicago

5:55-6:15 Discussion (Anthony Aristar, Texas A&M University)

7:30 DINNER at Jacoby's Restaurant, 624 Brush St., Detroit
Cost: $18 per person (with cash bar)

Sunday, November 16th
8:00-8:45 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:30 "The place of phonetics in the recovery of stress, accent,
and other prosodic structures"
 Mary Beckman, Ohio State University

9:30-9:50 Discussion (Michael Broe, Northwestern University)

9:50-10:35 "Prosodic units in diachronic templates"
 Marlys Macken, University of Wisconsin, Madison

10:35-10:55 BREAK

10:55-11:40 "Syllable reduction in Rejang and Malay"
 Richard McGinn, Ohio University

11:40-12:25 "Stress and the development of disyllabic vocabulary in
 San Duanmu, University of Michigan

12:25-12:45 Discussion (Mary Niepokuj, Purdue University)

End of Workshop


If you would like to attend and have any questions, please 
contact Martha Ratliff at
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