LINGUIST List 8.393

Tue Mar 18 1997

Confs: Arabic, LFG97, Scottish

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  1. Joe Caruana, Arabic Dialectology - 3rd AIDA International Conference
  2. Lexical Functional Grammar Conference 1997, LFG97 Prelim Schedule
  3. J. Derrick McClure, Scottish Language Conference - second announcement.

Message 1: Arabic Dialectology - 3rd AIDA International Conference

Date: Sun, 16 Mar 1997 07:23:30 +0100
From: Joe Caruana <>
Subject: Arabic Dialectology - 3rd AIDA International Conference

Preliminary Announcement 

Third AIDA International Conference on Arabic Dialectology
 Malta, 29 March to 2 April 1998

The third international conference of the 'Association Internationale
de Dialectologie Arabe' (AIDA) is being organised by the Institute of
Linguistics, University of Malta, from 29 March to 2 April 1998.

AIDA was set up in 1993 in Paris with the aim of fostering contacts
among scholars, hitherto working practically on their own, engaged in
the linguistic description and analysis of the Arabic dialects in both
the synchronic and historical-comparative perspectives. AIDA is
confident that mutual knowledge of each other's research interests,
work, and projects in hand will not only help in achieving the set
goals, better and in a shorter time, but will eventually stimulate new
and shared projects.

Earlier editions of the AIDA International Conference were held in
Paris (January 1993) and in Cambridge (September 1995).

The Malta conference will centre around the following general themes:
		sociolinguistic studies;
		diachronic studies;
		geographical studies;
		oral literature.

Given the conference location, the organising committee is also
proposing the following areas of a more specific nature:
		peripheral dialects of Arabic;
		contact phenomena in Arabic dialects;
		Christian Arabic. 

In one of the sessions (all of which will be plenary) prominence will
be given to current research on the Maltese language.

The closing date for registration is 31 March 1997. Invitations for
participation were sent to interested scholars in January 1997, and
the response has been encouraging. The following are some of the
scholars who will be participating and giving a paper:

ABU-HAIDAR, Farida (England) 'Some nominal and copular
	clauses in the Christian Arabic of Baghdad';
AGUADE, Jorge (Spain) 'The Arabic dialects of the Dmaa valley, 
AL-DOSSARI, Ahmad (Kuwait);
BLAU, Joshua Y. (Israel) 'Are Christian Arabic (and Judeo-Arabic) 
	indeed 	misnomers?';
BORG, Alexander (Israel) 'The colour system of contemporary Maltese';
DE RUITER, Jan Jaap (Netherlands) 'The lexicons of Moroccan Arabic 
	and Modern Standard Arabic: theoretical implications and 
	practical applications';
HARY, Benjamin (USA) 'The dialect of the Jews of Egypt as reflected in 
	_suruh_ materials';
HOLES, Clive (England);
HOPKINS, Simon (Israel) 'An Arabic-French glossary of the 
	13th century';
KAYE, Alan S. (USA) 'Arabic binomials';
RETSO, Jan (Sweden) 'T-passives, _kashkasha_ and the early history of 
	Arabic dialects';
ROSENHOUSE, Judith (Israel) 'The acquisition of Arabic as a mother 
	tongue: stages and problems';
SIMEONE-SENELLE, Marie-Claude (France) 'L'arabe parle en Erythree';
VANHOVE, Martine (France);
ZABORSKI, Andrzej (Poland) 'Tendencies in the verbal systems of Arabic 

For further information, please contact Dr. Manwel Mifsud (details as


fax:	(Attn Ms. Mildred Borg)
	(+356) 345 655

post	Room 353
	Old Humanities Building
	University of Malta
	Msida MSD 06

Joe Caruana
Institute of Linguitics
University of Malta
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Message 2: LFG97 Prelim Schedule

Date: Mon, 17 Mar 1997 15:57:54 -0800 (PST)
From: Lexical Functional Grammar Conference 1997 <>
Subject: LFG97 Prelim Schedule

Preliminary Conference Schedule:

University of California, San Diego
June 19 -- 21, 1997


9.00-9.30 Mary Dalrymple (Xerox PARC) and Ronald Kaplan (Xerox PARC)
 A set-based approach to feature resolution
9.30-10.00 Tibor Laczko (Lajos Kossuth University)
 An Analysis of Hungarian -U Adjectives: The Case of Another
 Morphologically Bound Predicate
10.00-10.30 Kersti Borjars (University of Manchester) and Nigel
 Vincent (University of Manchester)
 Double case and the "wimpishness" of morphology

10.30-11.00 BREAK

11.00-11.30 Nissim Francez (Technion-IIL and CWI) and Ian Pratt
 (University of Manchester)
 Deductive derivation of temporal prepositions meanings in
 LFG's glue language approach
11.30-12.00 John Fry (Stanford University)
 Polarity sensitivity and scope in `glue language' semantics
12.00-12.30 Josef van Genabith (Dublin City University) and Richard
 Crouch (University of Nottingham)
 On comparing dynamic and underspecified semantics for LFG

12.30-2.00 LUNCH

2.00-5.00 WORKSHOP: Discourse and Phrase Structure
 Organizer/discussant: Maria Polinsky (UCSD)
 Participants: Hye-Won Choi (USC), Knud Lambrecht (University
 of Texas, Austin), Tracy Holloway King (Stanford University)


9.00-9.30 Miriam Butt (Universitaet Konstanz), Mary Dalrymple
 (Xerox PARC), and Anette Frank (Rank Xerox, Grenoble)
 The nature of argument structure
9.30-10.00 Julia Barron (University of Manchester)
 LFG and the history of raising verbs
10.00-10.30 Adams Bodomo (The Norwegian University of Science and
 A conceptual mapping theory for serial verbs

10.30-11.00 BREAK

11.00-11.30 Mark Johnson (Brown University)
 F-structure constraints as resource dependencies
11.30-12.00 Siamak Rezaei (University of Edinburgh)
 A Dynamic Representation of Grammatical Relations
12.00-12.30 Xavier Briffault, K. Chibout, G. Sabah, J. Vapillon 
 A linguistic engineering framework for the conception,
 management and exploitation of linguistic data based 
	 on LFG

12.30-2.00 LUNCH

2.00-5.00 WORKSHOP: Grammaticalization and Linguistic Theory
 Organizer/discussant: Alice Harris (Vanderbilt University)
 Participants: Nigel Vincent (University of Manchester),
 Miriam Butt (Universitaet Konstanz), Judith Aissen 
	 (UC Santa Cruz)

5.30-6.30 BREAK

5.30-6.30 POSTERS
5.30-5.40 Liina Pylkkanen (University of Pittsburgh)
 The linking of event structure and argument structure for
 12 Finnish verb classes
5.40-5.50 Grammar Workshop Demos
5.50-6.00 Thierry Declerck (DFKI, University of Saarbruecken)
 Investigation on the reusability of LFG-based grammar
6.00-6.30 general viewing and questions

7.00 PARTY: drinks and dinner at faculty club


9.00-9.30 Helge Lodrup (University of Oslo)
 Inalienables in Norwegian and Binding Theory
9.30-10.00 Cathryn Donohue (UCLA)
 Chickasaw external possession: a lexical functional 
10.00-10.30 Judith Berman (IMS, University of Stuttgart)
 Empty categories in LFG

10.30-11.00 BREAK

11.00-11.30 Berthold Crysmann (Universitaet des Saarlandes)
 Cliticization in European Portuguese using parallel
 morpho-syntactic constraints
11.30-12.00 Lunella Mereu (Universita' degli Studi di Roma III)
 For a lexical-functional representation of agreement
 affixes and clitics
12.00-12.30 Louisa Sadler (University of Essex)
 Welsh clitics, XP adjunction and the structure-function 

12.30-2.00 LUNCH

2.00-5.00 WORKSHOP: Morphology and Linguistic Theory
 Organizer/discussant: Phil LeSourd (Indiana University)
 Participants: Joan Bresnan (Stanford University), Rachel
 Nordlinger (Stanford University), Andrew Spencer (U
 of Essex), Amy Dahlstrom (University of Chicago)

Avery Andrews (Australia National University)
 Predicate Combination in Nuclear Serial Verb Constructions
One-Soon Her (National Chengchi University)
 The Lexical Mapping Theory and Mandarin resultative compounds

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For Registration Information and Further Details see:

For General Information on LFG see:

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Message 3: Scottish Language Conference - second announcement.

Date: Sun, 16 Mar 1997 12:49:14 +0000 (GMT)
From: J. Derrick McClure <>
Subject: Scottish Language Conference - second announcement.

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The Fifth International Conference on the Languages of Scotland and
 Ulster will be held at Aberdeen University, Scotland, from 1-5 August
Plenary papers will include:
"The achievement and legacy of David Murison", by Mairi Robinson,
"Gaelic: one language or three?" by Colm O Baoill,
"Settlement names in the South-West: Dumfries and Galloway" by
 Doreen Waugh,
"Scots and Irish dialects in America" by Michael Montgomerie.
Shorter papers will be presented in parallel sessions.
The social programme will include a reception and dinner, a coach
 trip, an informal musical evening and a ceilidh on the last evening.
The conference fee of =A350 (=A340 to members of the Forum for
 Research in the Languages of Scotland and Ulster) will cover
 attendance at all academic and social events. Accommodation will
 be in University halls of residence, either standard student quality

 (=A323, or en suite =A333.50) or hotel quality (=A345 single, =A375
twin). Prices are for B&B.

For further information and booking forms contact:
J. Derrick McClure,
English Department,
University of Aberdeen,
Old Aberdeen AB9 2UB,
Scotland. (Tel. 01224-272625, e-mail J.D.MCCLUREABDN.AC.UK)

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