LINGUIST List 8.325

Wed Mar 5 1997

Confs: Chinese, Morphology

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  1. David Prager Branner, Conference program: Chinese dialectology
  2. Sergio Scalise, Morphology

Message 1: Conference program: Chinese dialectology

Date: Sat, 1 Mar 1997 16:54:33 -0800 (PST)
From: David Prager Branner <>
Subject: Conference program: Chinese dialectology

The Yuen Ren Society for the Promotion of Chinese Dialect Fieldwork

Annual Meeting, 24-25 March, 1997
University of Washington, Seattle, WA USA


Panel 1: Monday, 24 March, 1997, 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Chair: David Branner

Kathleen Lodwick, Pennsylvania State University, Allentown
	"The Dialect Fieldwork of Margaret Moninger"

Jerry Norman, University of Washington
	"Vocalism in Shiang"

Wang2 Ping2, Hua2-zhong1 Ke1-ji4 Da4-xue2, Wu3-han4
	"The Tripartite Demonstrative Pronouns in Chinese Dialects"

Panel 2: Monday, 24 March, 1997, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Chair: Yu Zhiqiang

W. South Coblin, University of Iowa
	"A Diachronic Study of Ming Guanhua Phonology."

Li Wendan, University of Alberta
	"Alveolar and Palatal Fricatives and Affricates in
	Hngyng Dialect"


Panel 3: Monday, 24 March, 1997, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Chair: Richard VanNess Simmons

Yu Zhiqiang, Baruch College, New York:
	"The Codas in the Ru Tones of the 19th Century's Shanghai 

Keith Dede, University of Washington
Du1 Xing1-zhou4, Qing1-hai3 Normal College, Xi1-ning2
	"Disyllabic Tone Sandhi in the Xi1-ning2 Dialect"

David Prager Branner, University of Washington
	"Features of Tone in Some Fukien Dialects"


Panel 4: Monday, 24 March, 1997, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Chair: South Coblin

R. VanNess Simmons, Rutgers University
	"A Gauchwen Village Dialect: Chyanshiyau Tsuen"

Jerold A. Edmondson, University of Texas at Arlington
Zheng4 Guo2-qiao2 and Yang Quan, Central Institute of Nationalities, 
Gui4 Ming2-chao1, University of Oklahoma
	"Yang2-san1 Hua4 of Luo2-cheng2 County, Guang3-xi1 Province:
	Phonology and affiliation."

Warren Brewer, Tamkang University, Taiwan
	"Taiwanese Chromemes"


Panel 5: Tuesday, 25 March, 1997, 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Chair: Jerry Norman

Chiou Fudong, University of Pennsylvania
	"A Comparison between Taipei Mandarin and Peking Mandarin"

Wendy Lau, University of Hong Kong
	"A Study of Cantonese Adjectives in Attributive and Predicative

K. K. Luke and O. T. Nancarrow, University of Hong Kong
	"Modal Particles in Cantonese: A Corpus-based Study"


For more information, including information about the meeting place,
please contact David Prager Branner by email at
<> or by phone (USA)-(206)-633-5501


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Message 2: Morphology

Date: Sat, 1 Mar 1997 09:09:18 +0100
From: Sergio Scalise <>
Subject: Morphology

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Date: September 19-21, 1997
Location: Mytilene, island of Lesbos, Greece.
Organized under the auspices of the Community of Mytilene and the Ministry
of Aegean

Organizing Institutions: University of Athens, in collaboration with
the University of Ferrara and the Free University of Amsterdam.

Scientific Organizing Committee:
Geert Booij (Free University of Amsterdam), Angela Ralli (University of
Athens), Sergio Scalise (University of Ferrara)

The Mytilene Conference will include three sessions focussing on the
following topics: a) Compounding , b) Allomorphy , c) Inflection.


Thursday, Sept. 18 1997
Afternoon, 18.30 : Registration (Location: Old City Hall)
 20.00 : Official opening, addressings
 Reception at the town's Old City Hall

Friday, Sept. 19 1997


First Session: Compounding - Chair: Sergio Scalise (University of

9.00 - 9.40	Anna-Maria Di Sciullo (Universite du Quebec a Montreal):
Economy of X0/XP Derivations
9.40 - 10.20 	Loren Billings (Universitaet Leipzig): Morphology and
Syntax: Delimiting Stump Compounds in Russian
10.20 - 11.00 Marian Klamer (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam):
Incorporation in Eastern Indonesian Languages
11.00 - 11.30 	Coffee Break
11.30 - 12.10 Claudio Iacobini (Universita di Ferrara): Distinguishing
Derivational Prefixes from Initial Combining Forms.
12.10 - 12.50 	Takae Tsujioka and Yoshiho Shibuya (Georgetown
University): Inalienable object construction in Japanese

12.50 - 15.00 	Lunch Break

1) Teresa Cabre, Merce Lorente, M. Rosa Baya, Elisenda Bernal, Rosa
Estopa. (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): The Boundaries btween Composition
and Syntax: The [N N] Lexical Structure
2) Ferenc Kiefer (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): Argument
satisfaction in compounds and in syntax.
3) Hitay Yukseker (Queen's University, University of Toronto and York
University): Turkish Possessive Compounds


Second Session: Allomorphy - Chair Geert Booij (Free University of

15.00 - 15.40 Paul Kiparsky (Stanford University): Covert
Generalization in Morphology
15.40 - 16.20 	Anna Thornton (University of L'Aquila): Stem Allomorphs,
Suffix Allomorphs. Interfaces of Different Suffixes?
16.20 - 17.00 Lynne Cahill and Gerald Gazdar (University of Sussex):
The Lexical Representation of Allomorphy without Levels
17.00 - 17.30 	Coffee Break

Invited speaker:
17.30 - 18.30 Andrew Spencer (University of Essex), Who Needs Nouns
and Verbs (or Adjectives and Prepostions)?

Saturday, Sept. 20 1997

Second Session: Allomorphy - Chair: Geert Booij (Free University of

Invited speaker:
9.00 - 10.00 Anna Anastasiadis - Symeonidis (Aristotle University of
Thessaloniki), Denominal Adjectives in Modern Greek

10.00 - 10.30	Coffee Break
10.30 - 11.10 	Luigi Burzio (The John Hopkins University): Italian
Participial Allomorphy and Correspondence Theory.
11.10 - 11.5
Allomorphic Change: On the Fate of the Latin Stem Variant in -u in

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch Break

1) Stephen Marlett (Summer Institute of Linguistics and the University
of North Dakota): Issues in Suppletive Allomorphy: Seri Evidence
2) Martin Maiden (Oxford University): Allomorphically Triggered
Phonology? Dissimilation in Romance
3) John Reighard (Universite de Montreal): Allomorphy as a Conjunction
of Constraints: Portuguese Metaphony.


Third Session: Inflection - Chair: Angela Ralli (University of Athens)

14.00 - 14.40	Susan Steele (University of Arizona): Inflection and
14.40 - 15.20 	Greville Corbett (University of Surrey): Prototypical
Inflection: Implications for Typology
15.20 - 15.40 	Coffee Break
15.40 - 16.20 Kersti Borjars and Nigel Vincent (University of
Manchester): Stating your Case.
16.20 - 17.00 Irene Philippaki-Warburton and Vassilis Spyropoulos
(University of Reading): On the Boundaries of Inflection and Syntax
17.00 - 17.40 Marianne Mithun (University of California, Santa Barbara):
		The status of tense within inflection
17.40 - 18.00 Coffee Break

1) Bozena Cetnarowska (University of Silesia): Inherent Inflection in
Polish as Input to Morphological Derivation
2) Asli Goksel (University of Bogazici): Morphological Length
3) Alina Villalva (Universidade de Lisboa): Inflection in Word Structure

Invited Speaker:

18.00 - 19.00 Mark Aronoff (State University of New York at Stony
Brook): Agreement as Morphology

19.00 		Closure: Angela Ralli

Sunday, Sept. 21 1997

Business Meeting
Excursion to the island, offered to all participants

******** Speakers will be paid hotel expenses by the Town of Mytilene.
Conference Fees: 40 dollars (Participants from ex - eastern european
countries will be dispensed from paying the fee).

Hotel Information (prices are given in Greek drachmas, 1 am.dollar= 265 dr.

Name Category Single Room Double Room Price for Breakfast

Lesvion B 9.500 13.500 1.500 for
p. Blue Sea B 9.760 15.250 Included
Argo B 8.000 13.000 1.000 for p.
Lasia B ---- 15.000 1500 for p.
Heliotrope C super. 11.500 11.900 1500 for p.
Erato C 6.750 10.700 Included

Due to the limited number of single rooms, double rooms may be used as
single with a small discount. For those who wish to share a double
room, send a notice at the time of reservation. ATTENTION: September
belongs to the High Season for the island's tourism. Rooms must be
reserved by the end of April, the latest!!! For reservation, please
contact Mr. George Moutzourellis, Town of Mytilene, Fax: 30-251-25555,

Travelling Information: The local office of Olympic Airways is the
official sponsor of the meeting. In order to get a considerable
discount on the entire ticket (place of departure - Mytilene), please
send a short notice to Angela Ralli ( about your
intention to participate to the meeting around the end of
March. Details will be communicated to you personally by
mid-April. The flying time from Athens to Mytilene is 35 minutes and
there are four flights daily. If you stop in Athens, you may also
take the boat to the island. There are boats daily and the trip takes
10-11 hours approximately. In case that you decide to take the boat,
you have to make your own arrangements to buy the tickets. Prices for
boat tickets vary between 7.000 drachmas and 18.000 drachmas one way,
depending on the ticket class.


		Sergio Scalise - Universita' di Ferrara
 		Via Savonarola 27 - 44100 Ferrara - Italy

		 tel/fax: +39-(0)532-293411	
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