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  1. Marjolein Groefsema, Linguistics Association of Great Britain - LAGB Spring Meeting

Message 1: Linguistics Association of Great Britain - LAGB Spring Meeting

Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 11:06:50 +0000
From: Marjolein Groefsema <>
Subject: Linguistics Association of Great Britain - LAGB Spring Meeting

LAGB Spring Meeting 2001: University of Leeds

Second Circular

The Spring Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain will be
held at Devonshire Hall, University of Leeds, from April 5 - 7. The local
organisers are Diane Nelson (email and Ghada
Khattab (

The conference venue is Devonshire Hall, a self-contained and cloistered
traditional college complex located in a quiet, leafy part of Headingley
about 3 miles from Leeds city centre and a 20 minute walk from the main
university campus. Close by, the Meanwood Valley Trail offers pleasant
walks as it passes through the forest of Batty's Wood on its way to the
Yorkshire Dales. Headingley is a lively area of Leeds with a large student
population; shops, pubs, cafes and the world-famous cricket ground lie
within a short walking distance. Leeds itself is one of Britain's
fastest-growing and dynamic cities, a thriving commercial and cultural
centre, with excellent shopping and an exuberant nightlife that attracts
visitors from all over Britain. For those drawn to the countryside, the
spectacular Dales and their picturesque ancient villages begin only half an
hour away.

Accommodation: Devonshire Hall, where the talks are held, offers
comfortable single rooms with washbasins and shared shower and toilet

Registration: will take place from Thursday 11:00am onwards at Devonshire
Hall. During the conference a table will be staffed continuously for
on-site registration. Please notify the organisers if you will be arriving
after 10pm.

Bar: The Devonshire Hall bar will be open from 6-10pm during the
conference. The organisers will also provide a list of nearby pubs and
restaurants with the registration materials.

Food: please indicate vegetarian and any other dietary requirements on the
booking form below.

Childcare: If you require childcare during the conference, please contact
the Local Organiser for further details.

Travel: Devonshire Hall is located on Cumberland Road (a useful landmark
is the large church on the corner), which is just off the A660 (Otley Road)
in Headingley, about one mile north of the University. There are maps
available on the WWW for the university campus at , but the conference venue
is outside the area covered by the map.

By train: Leeds is centrally located on main rail lines from London (2.5
hours) and Manchester (1 hour), and connects with the main East Coast line
to York (1/2 hour) and Edinburgh. (3 hours). From the railway station,
cross City Square to the bus terminal on Infirmary Street; buses 1, 63 and
95 all run frequently and go past the University, stopping at Cumberland
Road. The bus journey from the station to the conference venue takes 15-30
minutes, depending on traffic.

By car: The M1 leads to the city from the south. From the city centre,
follow signs to Headingley Stadium or the A660 (Skipton). Pass the
University on the A660 (which is now called Woodhouse Lane) and continue
for about another mile (on the A660, now Headingley Lane/Otley Road); turn
right at the church, soon after the Hyde Park pub. From the north, take the
A65 through Skipton to the A660 and head south toward the city centre;
Cumberland Road is on the left about 1/2 mile past the Original Oak pub.

On foot: the conference venue is a 45 minute walk from the city centre
along busy roads. There is also a pleasant walk behind the venue along the
Meanwood Valley Trail, but this does not lead to the city centre.

The nearest airport is Leeds-Bradford, 7 miles away from the conference
venue and most easily reached by taxi.

Parking: If you wish to park at Devonshire Hall, then a permit is required.
This is free, but there are only a finite number of permits, which will be
distributed by the organisers on a first come first served basis.
Additional on-street parking is available.

Events: The Linguistics Association 2001 Lecture on Thursday evening will
be delivered by Professor Peter Culicover (Ohio State) and is entitled:
Concrete Minimalism, Branching Structure and Linear Order.

There will be a Workshop on Construction Grammar, organised by Robert
Borsley (Essex). Contributors are Farrell Ackerman (UC San Diego), Robert
Borsley (Essex), Peter Culicover (Ohio State), Jasper Holmes (Groningen)
and Andrew Spencer (Essex).

There will be a Language Tutorial on Vietnamese, by Victoria Rosen (Bergen).

A session of Linguistics at School will be held, organised by the LAGB
Education Committee (Ewa Jaworska, Sue Barry, Anthea Fraser Gupta and Dick
Hudson). The topic is "Phonics and accents of English". Speakers will be
John Wells (UCL), Rhona Stainthorp (Institute of Education) and Chris Jolly
(Educational publisher).

Professor Keith Brown (Chair of the Linguistics Benchmarking Panel) will
chair a special session discussing the Linguistics Benchmarking proposals.

There will be a Wine Party on Thursday night, hosted by the Linguistics

Bookings: Accommodation should be booked by the 5th of March.

Abstracts: are available to those who are unable to attend the meeting.
Please order using the booking form below.

Committee members:

President Professor Andrew Spencer
 Department of Language and Linguistics, University of
Essex, Wivenhoe Park,

Honorary Secretary Professor Anna Siewierska
 Department of Linguistics, University of Lancaster,

Membership Secretary Dr. David Willis
 Dept. of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick
Avenue, Cambridge,
 CB3 9DA.

Meetings Secretary Dr. Marjolein Groefsema
 Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hertfordshire, Watford
 Herts. WD2 8AT.

Treasurer Dr Wiebke Brockhaus
 Dept. of German, University of Manchester, MANCHESTER M13

Assistant Secretary Dr. Gillian Ramchand
Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Oxford University, Walton Street,

Internet home page: The LAGB internet home page is now active at the
following address: .

Future Meetings:
4-6 September 2001 University of Reading
9-11 April 2002 Edge Hill College of Higher Education
17-19 September 2002 UMIST
Spring 2003 (provisional) University of Sheffield


Thursday 5 April


2.00 Workshop on Construction Grammar
 Organised by Robert Borsley (Essex)

The programme for the Workshop consists of the following papers, not
necessarily in this order.
There will be a break for tea at 4.00 pm.

Farrell Ackerman (UC San Diego) Prenominal Relatives as a Subtype in a
Network of Various Construction Types.

Robert Borsley (Essex) Constructions - mainly from an HPSG perspective.

Peter Culicover (Ohio State) Learnability, markedness and complexity of

Jasper Holmes (Groningen) Words are constructions.

Andrew Spencer (Essex) Constructions in Slavic morphosyntax.


8.00 Linguistics Association 2001 Lecture

Professor Peter Culicover (Ohio State):

Concrete Minimalism, Branching Structure and Linear Order.

hosted by the Department of Linguistics

Friday 6 April

Session A
9.00 Hoa Pham (Toronto) What is tone in a tone language?
9.40 Wouter Jansen (Groningen) Regressive voice assimilation as cue
preservation through lenition.
10.20 Martin Kr=E4mer (D=FCsseldorf) When Finnish vowels resist harmony.

Session B
9.00 Robert Borsley (Essex) Perfective & progress. constructions in
Welsh & English.
9.40 Asya Pereltsvaig (McGill) Stative predicates & the syntax-lexical
semantics interface.
10.20 Jose Alvarez (Venezuela and UCL) Split intransitivity in Karina and
other Cabiban languages.

Session C
9.00 Patrick McConvell (ALATIS) and Mary Laughren (Queensland)
Equilibrium punctured.
9.40 Matthew Baerman (Surrey) The typology of syncretism in two argument
10.20 Anna Siewierska (Lancaster) and Dik Bakker (Amsterdam) On the
form-function relationship: the case of person agreement.

11.00 COFFEE

11.30 Language Tutorial on Vietnamese
 Victoria Rosen (Bergen University)
1.00 LUNCH

Session A Linguistics at school: 'Phonics and accents of English'
 Chair: Sue Barry (Manchester)

2.00 John Wells (UCL): A view from phonetics.
 Rhona Stainthorp (Institute of Education): A view from psychology.
Chris Jolly (Educational publisher): A view from phonics.
Session B
2.00 Sam Featherston (T=FCbingen) Evidence from wh-constraints in German.
2.40 Kook-Hee Gill (York) Floating Quantifiers in Korean.
3.20 Cecile De Cat (York) Left and right peripheral topics in spoken

Session C
2.00 Dimitra Papangeli (UCL) Clitic Doubling in Sytntax (Evidence from
2.40 Dora Alexopoulou and Caroline Heycock (Edinburgh) A Matching
Analysis for Relative Clauses.

3.20 Dora Alexopoulou (Edinburgh) and George Tsoulas (York) Greek
Existential Sentences.

4.00 TEA

4.30 LAGB Annual General Meeting


Saturday 7 April

Session A
9.00 Norio Nasu (Essex) Reconstruction effects & the role of Spec-TP in
infinitival clauses.
9.40 Alastair Butler (York) Intervention effects in questions with
multipair readings.
10.20 Nicholas Sobin (Bangor) Echo questions and CP structure.

Session B
9.00 David Nicolas (UCLA) Do mass nouns constitute a semantically
uniform class?
9.40 Richard Horsey (UCL) If Josef kills Leon is Leon dead?
10.20 Richard Breheny (Cambridge) Hob-Nob Discourses & Static

Session C
9.00 Guy Politzer (CNRS) Quantifer, negation scope, implicature & a
9.40 Corinne Iten (UCL) Even: An inferential scalar account.
10.20 Thorstein Fretheim (Trondheim) Concessive adverbs as anaphora.

11.00 COFFEE

11.30 Language Tutorial continues

1.00 LUNCH

Session A
2.00 Discussion session on Linguistics Benchmarking led by Keith

 One of the speakers will be Fiona Crozier (Assistant Director,
Development, QAA)
 Her presentation is entitled 'Academic review: the new method'.
If you plan to attend this meeting, you will probably find it convenient to
print out a copy of the draft benchmarking document and bring it with you.
(The speakers do not
intend to bring copies of their own to make available on the day):
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Session B
2.00 Debra Ziegler (Manchester) Reanalysis in the history of 'do'.
2.40 Ra=FAl Aranovich (Texas) The semantics of auxiliary selection in the
history of Spanish.
3.20 J=F3hanna Bar=F0dal and Thorhallur Eyth=F3rsson (Manchester) The
evolution of oblique subjects.

Session C
2.00 Elisabeth Lees and Wiebke Brockhaus (Manchester) Attitudes to
regional vs. standard varieties in Austria & England.
2.40 Jim Hurford (Edinburgh) The neural basis of predicate argument
structure. (40 min).


Please return this form, with your remittance, to: Diane Nelson, Dept. of
Linguistics & Phonetics, University of Leeds, LEEDS LS6 9JT, Great Britain.
Cheques should be made payable to "University of Leeds" (they can't be
processed otherwise). Booking forms should be received by 5 March if you
are booking accommodation.




I enclose remittance as indicated (select appropriate package):
1. Complete conference package: =A3135.00 ..........
Surcharge for non-members, =A35.00 ..........

 TOTAL: ..........

2. Selected items:
(a) conference fee (OBLIGATORY) to cover cost of abstracts, tea and coffee,
room bookings, speakers' expenses
etc. =A335.00 =A335.00
(b) Thursday lunch =A39.50 ..........
(c) Thursday dinner =A314.00 ..........
(d) B&B Thursday/Friday =A326.50 ..........
(e) Friday lunch =A39.50 ..........
(f) Friday dinner =A314.00 ..........
(g) B&B Friday/Saturday =A326.50 ..........
(h) Saturday lunch =A39.50 ..........

 SUB-TOTAL: ..........
(i) Surcharge for non-members, =A35.00 ..........
 TOTAL: ..........
4. Abstracts only, for those not attending: =A35.00 UK......... =A36.00

Dr Marjolein Groefsema

Acting Associate Head of Department (Academic)
Subject Leader for Linguistics Email:
Department of Humanities Tel. +1707=
University of Hertfordshire Fax: +1707 285616
Watford Campus
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