LINGUIST List 8.412

Sat Mar 22 1997

Confs: Arabic Dialectology, Slavic Linguistics

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  1. Joe Caruana, Arabic Dialectology - 3rd AIDA International Conference
  2. William Snyder, Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics VI

Message 1: Arabic Dialectology - 3rd AIDA International Conference

Date: Wed, 19 Mar 1997 08:51:51 +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, Morocco';
AL-DOSSARI, Ahmad (Kuwait);
BLAU, Joshua Y. (Israel) 'Are Christian Arabic (and Judeo-Arabic) indeed 
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 
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: Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics VI

Date: Wed, 19 Mar 1997 22:40:03 -0500
From: William Snyder <>
Subject: Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics VI

Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics VI
University of Connecticut
9-11 May 1997

All sessions in Konover Auditorium, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
2:15 Registration opens
2:45 Opening remarks: Zeljko Boskovic, University of Connecticut

Session I
2:50-3:30 	Svetlana McCoy, Boston University
>Individual Level Predicates and Pronoun Doubling in Colloquial Russian
3:30-4:10	John F. Bailyn, SUNY at Stony Brook
>Object Shift in Russian and Surface Word Order
4:10-4:25	break

Session II
4:25-5:05	Stephanie Harves, Princeton University
>The Case Against Prosodic ni-Raising
5:05-5:45	Jonathan Barnes, University of California at Berkeley
>The Bulgarian Liquid Metathesis and Syllabification in Optimality Theory
5:45-6:00 	break
6:00-7:00	Invited talk: Christina Y. Bethin, SUNY at Stony Brook

Session III
8:45-9:25	Sergey Avrutin and Maria Babyonyshev, Yale University and MIT
>Two Modes of Discourse Representation and the Two Types of Root Infinitive
Constructions that Instantiate Them in Russian
9:25-10:05	Roumyana Izvorski, University of Pennsylvania
>On the Nature of Wh-Infinitival Complements of Possessive and Existential
10:05-10:45	Barbara H. Partee and Vladimir B. Borschev, University of
Massachusetts and VINITI, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
>Formal and Lexical Semantics and the Genitive in Negated Existential
10:45-11:00	break

Session IV
11:00-11:40	Sandra Stjepanovic, University of Connecticut
>Clitics and VP Ellipsis in Serbo-Croatian
11:40-12:20	Ewa Dornisch, Cornell University
>Pronominal Object Clitics as the Head of Transitivity Phrase
12:20-1:00 	Jindrich Toman, University of Michigan
>On Resumptives in Colloquial Czech
1:00-2:30 	Lunch break

Session V	
2:30-3:10	James E. Lavine, Princeton University
>Null Expletives and the EPP in Slavic: A Minimalist Analysis
3:10-3:50	Sasa Vukic, University of Connecticut
>On Dispositional Reflexive Construction in Russian and Serbo-Croatian
3:50-4:05	break

Session VI
4:05-4:45	Leonard H. Babby, Princeton University
>Subject Control as Direct Predication: Evidence from Russian
4:45-5:25	Miriam Engelhardt and Helen Trugman, The Hebrew University and CTEH
>D as the Source of Adnominal Genitive in Russian
5:25-5:40	break

5:40-6:40	Invited talk: Howard Lasnik, University of Connecticut
6:40		Business meeting
7:00		Dinner party

Session VII
8:45-9:25	Christopher Pinon, Humboldt-Universitaet
>Verbs of Motion in Polish, II: the Role of Direction
9:25-10:05	Irina Sekerina, CUNY Graduate Center
>Late Closure Principle in Processing of Ambiguous Russian Sentences	
10:05-10:45	Michael Yadroff and Loren A. Billings, Indiana University and
Universitaet Leipzig
>Syntax of Approximative Inversion in Russian
10:45-11:00	break
Session VIII
11:00-11:40	Ljiljana Progovac, Wayne State University
>Avoid Conjunction Principle
11:40-12:20	Maria Babyonyshev, MIT
>Covert Feature-Checking and Conjunction Agreement in Russian
12:20-12:30	break

12:30-1:30	Invited talk: Steven Franks, Indiana University
>Parameters of Slavic Morphosyntax Revisited: A Minimalist Retrospective
1:30		Closing remarks: William Snyder, University of Connecticut

Nike Victoria Agman, Yale University
>Nasal Assimilation in Polish: the Case of Nasal Vowels
Barbara Citko, SUNY at Stony Brook
 >A Minimalist Account of Multiple Wh Movement in Slavic
Mariana Lambova, Temple University/Plovdiv University
 >Participle Auxiliary Orders in Bulgarian and the PF Component of Grammar
Danijela Stojanovic, University of Ottawa
 >Theta-role Assignment in On-Line Processing of a Free Word Order Language
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