LINGUIST List 8.473

Mon Apr 7 1997

Confs: Phonology, Slavic Ling

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  • Wiebke Brockhaus, Conf. programme: 5th Manchester Phonology Meeting
  • c. vakareliyska, Program: NW Conference on Slavic Linguistics

    Message 1: Conf. programme: 5th Manchester Phonology Meeting

    Date: Sun, 6 Apr 1997 16:56:20 +0000
    From: Wiebke Brockhaus <>
    Subject: Conf. programme: 5th Manchester Phonology Meeting

    - ---- We are pleased to announce the programme of the forthcoming 5th Manchester Phonology Meeting (8-10 May 1997).

    University of Manchester, University of Salford, Universite de Toulouse-Le Mirail, Universite de Paris X


    University of Manchester (UK) 8-10 May 1997


    Thursday 8 May

    12.00-13.00 REGISTRATION 13.00-14.00 BUFFET LUNCH 14.00-14.45 A phonologist's look at the new IPA Handbook - Jacques Durand (Universit=E9 de Toulouse-Le Mirail) 14.45-15.30 Phonology, mind and brain - Hassan A. Durgauhee (University of Edinburgh) 15.30-16.15 Biuniqueness and monosystemicity in phonology - Ken Lodge (University of East Anglia, Norwich) 16.15-16.30 TEA 16.30-17.15 OCP and antigemination effects in modern Hebrew: an experimental approach - Iris Berent* and Daniel Everett** (*Florida Atlantic University and **University of Pittsburgh) 17.15-18.00 Polysyllabicity vs Extrasyllabicity (or why syllable structure can be lexically predicted) - Honor=E9 Kamany=20 18.00-18.45 Laryngeal contrasts in Kgalagadi - Kemmonye Monaka, Evelyn Abberton & John Harris (University College London) 19.30 DINNER AT THE VICE-CHANCELLOR'S RESIDENCE

    Friday 9 May

    09.00-09.45 The Role of the Prosodic Hierarchy in Optimality Theory - John Hutton (University of Manchester) 09.45-10.30 "It's" unusual - Richard Ogden (University of York) 10.30-10.45 COFFEE 10.45-11.30 A Government Phonology account of disordered vowel systems - Martin J. Ball (University of Ulster) 11.30-12.15 Oral spreading in Australian languages: a phonetic basis? - Patrick McConvell*, Andrew Butcher** and Caroline Jones*** (*Northern Territory University, Darwin; **Flinders University, Adelaide; ***University of Massachusetts, Amherst) 12.15-13.00 Complexity effects in vowel harmony processes - Margaret Cobb (SOAS) 13.00-14.00 BUFFET LUNCH 14.00-14.45 The morpheme-to-stress principle in Tohono O'odham - Colleen M. Fitzgerald (University of Pittsburgh) 14.45-15.30 Syllable structure and vowel behavior in European Portuguese - Maria Augusta Cavaco Miguel(Universidade dos Azores) 15.30-16.15 Syllabic and moraic structures: Evidence from Danish - Hans Basboell (Odense University) 16.15-16.30 TEA 16.30-17.15 Castelnuovo Garfagnana (Italy) - Silvia Rotti (University College London and Universiti di Firenze) 17.15-18.00 Reconsidering the Jakobsonean feature [tense] - Michael Jessen (University of Stuttgart) 18.00-18.45 Concerning constraints in Optimality Theory - Mike Davenport & S.J. Hannahs (University of Durham)


    Saturday 10 May

    09.00-09.45 On Palatalization in Brazilian Portuguese - Tha=EFs Cristofaro Silva (King's College, London ) 09.45-10.30 Contour tones, lost syllables and tonal change in Mambila - Bruce Connell (Oxford University) 10.30-10.45 COFFEE 10.45-11.30 Vowel - zero alternations in Slavic prepositions - Morgan Nilsson (University of Gothenburg) 11.30-12.15 The phonology - morphology interface: Portuguese metaphony as transparent constraints - John Reighard (Universit=E9 de Montreal) 12.15-13.00 An Instrumental Study of Epenthesis in Barra Gaelic - Anna Bosch* and Ken de Jong** (*University of Kentucky and **Indiana University) 13.00-14.00 BUFFET LUNCH

    The conference fee is 370 (pounds sterling) and covers the usual conference package (abstracts, programme, tea/coffee etc.) as well as lunch on all three days and dinner at the Vice-Chancellor's residence on the first evening (8 May), but not dinner on the second evening or accommodation.

    For further details, please e-mail us at

    Organised by: Wiebke Brockhaus (University of Manchester) Jacques Durand (Universite de Toulouse-Le Mirail) Nigel Vincent (University of Manchester) Bernard Laks (Universite de Paris X)

    Message 2: Program: NW Conference on Slavic Linguistics

    Date: Tue, 01 Apr 1997 15:49:15 -0800
    From: c. vakareliyska <vakarelOREGON.UOREGON.EDU>
    Subject: Program: NW Conference on Slavic Linguistics


    Saturday, May 17, 1997 109 Friendly Hall, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

    Co-sponsors: University of Oregon Department of Russian, University of Washington Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, Oregon Humanities Center

    Keynote speaker: Horace G. Lunt, Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Linguistics (Emer.), Harvard University

    Preliminary Program

    8:00-8:30 Refreshments and Introduction

    Panel I: Syntax and Stress (chair: George Fowler, Indiana University)

    8:30-9:00 "Restrictions on Focus Assignment and Discontinuous NPs in Russian: Evidence from Sentence Processing" Irina Sekerina, CUNY Graduate Center

    9:00-9:30 "Vowel Harmony and Syllable Structure in the Bulgarian Definite Article" Loren Billings, Institute for Slavistik, Universitat Leipzig

    9:30-10:00 "'Syntactic Homonyms' and Quantification in Russian" Dick House, Marlboro College

    10:00-10:30 "Minor Syllables in Polish and Kashubian" Paul Hopkins, University of Victoria (Canada)

    10:30-11:00 BREAK

    Panel II: Aspect, Tense and Mood (chair: David Andrews, Georgetown University)

    11:00-11:30 "Moch' and Smoch': Their Semantics and 'Aspectual' Relationship" Sung-ho Choi, Chungbuk National University (Korea)

    11:30-12:00 "Assymetry in Czech and Russian Conditionals" Masako Ueda, Brown University

    12:00-12:30 "Aspect and Tense in Czech Determinate Motion Verbs" Jason Pontius, University of Chicago

    12:30-2:00 LUNCH (with optional visit to Russian icon collection, University of Oregon Art Museum)

    Panel III: Morphology and Lexicon (chair: David J. Birnbaum, University of Pittsburgh)

    2:00-2:30 "The Lexicon of Russian Old Believers" Tamara Loenngren, University of Troms=F8 (Norway)

    2:30-3:00 "Slavic *u-stems and Their Geographical Distribution" Tim Beasley, University of California/Los Angeles

    3:00-3:30 "Russian Prefixal Semantics and Types of Grammar" Charles Greer, University of California/Berkeley

    3:30-4:00 "Syntactic vs. Semantic Prepositions in Russian" Lennart Loenngren, University of Troms=F8 (Norway)

    4:00-4:15 BREAK

    Panel IV: Case and Animacy (chair: Olga T. Yokoyama, Univ. of California/ Los Angeles)

    4:15-4:45 "Reference Conditions on the Czech Dative of Interest" Katerina Krivinkova, Harvard University/Cornell University

    4:45-5:15 "Conventionalized Linking Patterns: From Meaning to Form to (New)Meaning" Mirjam Fried, University of California/Berkeley

    5:15-5:45 "Grammatical Animacy in West Slavic" Timothy G. Riley, University of Washington

    5:45-7:00 BREAK

    7:00-8:00 Dinner, The Gazebo Restaurant, 19th Ave. and University St.

    8:00-9:00 Concluding Address: Horace G. Lunt, Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Linguistics (Emer.), Harvard University

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    Conference fee: $25. For information on registration, hotel/travel, dinner, and optional Crater Lake excursion (Sunday, May 18), see, or contact