LINGUIST List 8.1606

Mon Nov 10 1997

Confs: 11th Amsterdam Colloquium, 6th Comparative Ling

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  • Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium, Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium / Program
  • 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

    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)

    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

    SESSION 1: METER 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

    SESSION 2: PITCH ACCENT 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

    SESSION 3: REGISTER AND TONE 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

    SESSION 4: LENGTH AND REACH 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

    SESSION 5: PHONETICS OF PROSODY 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)

    SESSION 6: SYLLABLE AND WORD STRUCTURE 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 Chinese" 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