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Message 1: Berkeley Linguistics Society 23

Date: Sun, 19 Jan 1997 23:54:12 -0800
From: Berkeley Linguistics Society <blsgarnet.berkeley.edu>
Subject: Berkeley Linguistics Society 23

Below is the schedule for BLS 23. This information, as well as information
regarding transportation to the conference and lodging, is can be found at
the BLS website,
http://www.linguistics.berkeley.edu/lingdept/research/BLS.html


THE TWENTY-THIRD ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
BERKELEY LINGUISTICS SOCIETY

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
FEBRUARY 14-17, 1997

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

SPECIAL SESSION: SYNTAX AND SEMANTICS IN AFRICA
February 14, 1997, Sproul Rooms, International House, 2299 Piedmont Avenue

PARASESSION: PRAGMATICS AND GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURE
Parasession and General Session: February 15-17, 1997, Room 105, Boalt
Hall, UC-Berkeley


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1997: Syntax and Semantics in Africa
 8:00 Registration Opens

MORNING SESSION
 9:00 Joan Bresnan, Stanford University, TBA
 9:40 Gregory D. S. Anderson, University of Chicago, "Discourse
Salience in Nandi Inter-Clausal Syntax"
 10:10 Tucker Childs, Portland State University, "The Syntax of
Focus in Kisi"

Break (10:40-11:00)

LATE MORNING SESSION
 11:00 Denis Creissels, University of Lyon, "The Auxiliarization
of the Verb -re 'to say' in Tswana"
 11:30 Benji Wald, University of California - Los Angeles,
"Grammar and Pragmatics in the Swahili Auxiliary Focus System"
 12:00 Rach=E9lle Gauton, University of Pretoria, "Locativisation i=
n
Bantu through the Simultaneous Usage of Locative Prefixes and Suffixes"

LUNCH BREAK (12:30-2:00)

AFTERNOON SESSION
 2:00 Hilda Koopman, University of California - Los Angeles, TBA
 2:40 Kevin Moore, University of California - Berkeley,
"Parameters of Meaning in the Spatial Structure of Temporal Semantics: The
Case of Wolof"
 3:10 St=E9phane Robert, Centre National de la Recherche
Scientifique, "From Body to Argumentation: Grammaticalization as a Fractal
Property of Language (the example of Wolof 'ginnaaw')"

Break (3:40-3:50)

LATE AFTERNOON SESSION
 3:50 Doris Payne, University of Oregon, "Semantic Role and
Argument Structure in the Maasai 'External Possession' Construction"
 4:30 Mengistu Amberber, Australian National University and
McGill University, "The Unergative-Unaccusative Distinction and the
Benefactive Applicative in Amharic"
 5:00 Rudolf P. Gaudio, University of Arizona, "Acting Like
Women, Acted Upon: Gender and Agency in Hausa Sexual Narratives"
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1997
 8:00 Registration Opens

MORNING SESSION
 9:00 David McNeill, University of Chicago, "IMAGERY IN MOTION
EVENT DESCRIPTIONS: Gestures as Part of Thinking-for-Speaking in Three
Languages"
 9:40 Kuniyoshi Kataoka, University of Arizona, "Fear of Falling:
Vertical Space as a Set of Negotiated Coordinates"
 10:10 Joseph Grady and Chris Johnson, University of
California-Berkeley, "Converging Evidence for the Notion of Subscene"
 10:40 Hyong-ju Kim, CEAA El Colegio de M=E9xico, "Reference
Specificity, Comprehension of Pronouns and Levels of Representation"

Break (11:10-11:20)

LATE MORNING SESSION
 11:20 Paula K. Radetsky and Tomoko Y. Smith, University of
California - Berkeley, "A Unified Account of the Japanese Causative,
moraw-Benefactive, and Adversative Passive"
 11:50 Laura Siegel, University of Pennsylvania, "The Morpheme'Si'
in Inuktitut"
 12:20 David A. Peterson, University of California - Berkeley,
"The Evolution of Applicative Constructions and Proto-Austronesian
Morphosyntax"
 12:50 Maribel Romero, University of Massachusetts at Amherst,
"Syntactic and Semantic Reconstruction"

LUNCH BREAK (1:20-2:20)

AFTERNOON SESSION: Parasession: Pragmatics and Grammatical Structure
 2:20 Joan Bybee, University of New Mexico and Sandra Thompson,
University of California - Santa Barbara, "Three Frequency Effects in
Syntax"
 3:00 Robert Englebretson, University of California - Santa
Barbara, "Genre and Grammar: Predicative and Attributive Adjectives in
Spoken English"
 3:30 Toshio Ohori, University of Tokyo at Komaba, "Framing
Effect in Japanese Non-Final Clauses"
 4:00 Charlotte Linde, Institute for Research on Learning and
Stanford University, "Other People's Stories: Person and Evidentiality in
Individual and Group Memory"

Break (4:40-4:50)

LATE AFTERNOON SESSION
 4:50 Kathleen Hubbard, University of California - San Diego,
"The Long and Short of it: Perception of Segment Length in Luganda"
 5:20 Krisjanis Karins, Linguistic Data Consortium, University of
Pennsylvania, "Lexical Tone and Stress in Latvian"
 5:50 Sharon Rose, University of California - San Diego,
"Multiple Correspondence in Reduplication"
 6:20 Linda Uyechi, Stanford University and Janine Toole, Simon
Fraser University, "Formal Symmetry in American Sign Language"


 9:00 BLS 23 PARTY. Details TBA.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1997

MORNING SESSION
 9:00 Alan Prince, Rutgers University, TBA
 9:40 Eugene Buckley, University of Pennsylvania, "Explaining
Kashaya Infixation"
 10:10 Mark Hale, Concordia University, Madelyn Kissock, Harvard/
Southern Maine/ Boston University and Charles Reiss, Concordia University,
"Evaluating the Empirical Basis for Output-Output Correspondence"
 10:40 Laura Downing, University of British Columbia,
"Morphological Correspondence in KiNande Reduplication"

 Break (11:10-11:20)

LATE MORNING SESSION
 11:20 Matthew Gordon, University of California - Los Angeles,
"Syllable Weight and the Phonetics/Phonology Interface"
 11:50 Deborah Schlindwein Schmidt, University of Georgia, "Rules
versus Constraints in Plains Cree Phonology"
 12:20 Brett Baker, University of Massachusetts, "Edge Crispness
Effects in Moraic Structure"
 12:50 Gorka Elordieta, University of Southern
California/University of California - Los Angeles, "French Liaison as
Phonological Realization of Morphosyntactic Relationships"

LUNCH BREAK (1:20-2:20)

AFTERNOON SESSION: Parasession: Pragmatics and Grammatical Structure
 2:20 Livia Polanyi, TBA
 3:00 Sharon A. Cote, University of Pennsylvania, "Elaboration: A
Function and a Form"
 3:30 Wataru Koyama, University of Chicago, " 'Phonologizing'
Syntax and Semantics: Using Pragmatic Extension as a Metalanguage of
Intension"
 4:00 Nicholas Evans, University of Melbourne, "An Odd Couple:
the Dyad Category and Depragmaticization in Australian Languages"

Break (4:30-4:40)

LATE AFTERNOON SESSION
 4:40 Hyeon-Seok Kang, Ohio State University, "The Current Status
of /I*i/ in Seoul Korean: a Monophthongization Change in Progress"
 5:10 Natasha Warner, University of California-Berkeley,
"Recognition of Accent Patterns Across Dialects in Japanese"
 5:40 Brad Davidson, Stanford University, "Diagnosing Illness
Across Languages"
 6:10 Amy Meepoe, University of California - Los Angeles, "How
Thai Ties: A Discourse Analysis of Tying Techniques in Thai"









MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1997


MORNING SESSION
 9:00 William Byrne, University of California - San Diego, "The
Thetic-Categorical Distinction and the Distribution of Bare NPs in Spanish"
 9:30 Yasufumi Iwasaki, Mie University, "Clausal Case, Verbal
Nouns and the Copula NO in Japanese"
 10:00 Mimi Lipson, University of Pennsylvania, "Definiteness
Effects and Perfect HAVE"
 10:30 Eun Cho, Cornell University, "VP (and TP) Movement in
Korean and Verbal Morphology"
 11:00 Murat Kural, University of California - Los Angeles,
"Modality in Causatives"

Break (11:30-11:40)

LATE MORNING SESSION: Parasession: Pragmatics and Grammatical Structure
 11:40 Wallace Chafe, University of California - Santa Barbara,
"The Interplay of Syntax and Prosody in the Expression of Thoughts"
 12:20 Steven Fincke, University of California - Santa Barbara,
"Discourse Motivations for Productive Verbalization in Bikol"
 12:50 Terry Janzen, Barbara O'Dea, and Barb Shaffer, University
of New Mexico, "Passive Constructions in American Sign Language"
 1:20 Tsuyoshi Ono, University of Arizona and Sandra Thompson,
University of California - Santa Barbara, "Deconstructing 'Zero Anaphora'
in Japanese"

LUNCH BREAK (1:50-2:50)

AFTERNOON SESSION
 2:50 Bernard Comrie, University of Southern California,
"Pragmatic Binding: Demonstratives as Anaphors in Dutch"
 3:30 Dianne Jonas, Yale University, "Aspects of Faroese Dialect
Syntax"
 4:00 Felicia A. Lee, University of California - Los Angeles,
"Focus and Judgment Type in San Lucas Quiavin=ED Zapotec"
 4:30 Holger Diessel, State University of New York at Buffalo,
"Predicative Demonstratives"
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