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Thu 22 Sep 1994

Confs: Gathic Litterature, Rightward Movement

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  1. Cyrus Bamji, Upcomming Conference on Gathic Litterature
  2. , Tilburg Conference on Rightward Movement

Message 1: Upcomming Conference on Gathic Litterature

Date: Tue, 20 Sep 1994 22:21:10 Upcomming Conference on Gathic Litterature
From: Cyrus Bamji <>
Subject: Upcomming Conference on Gathic Litterature

 Bristol Plaza Hotel (Near Los Angeles) Costa Mesa California
 October 28, 29 and 30th 1994

 Gathas are the words of Prophet Zarathushtra composed in poetic form.
Its language is archaic, called Old Avestan. They form the core theology
of the Zarathushtrian religion. The Gathas are the addresses to
adherents as well as hynms of praise to Ahura Mazda. They are the
bed-rock of Zarathustrian philosophy, ethics, wisdom, and way of life.
They serve as a guide for righteous living.
 These songs were transmitted orally for centuries before being
committed to a written form. Modern knowledge of the Gathas has come
during the last hundred years, when it was realized that its language,
grammar and syntax are similar to the Rig Vedic Sanskrit.
 The present conference follows the Gatha Colloquium held at Croydon UK
during November 1993, uuder the auspices of The World Zorastrian
Organization. This conference will bring Gathic scholars of
international repute to North Arnenca, who will explore the Gathic
vision in the context of its period, location and its cultural complex.
The conference will throw light on the religious conception, view of the
world embedded in the Gathic hymns, and their place in the history of

Registration: Thursday 27th October 1994. 6PM to 9PM
 Friday 28th October 1994. 9AM to 9AM

Speakers Subject
Dr. Kersey Antia The Gathic Concept of Free Will and its
 philosophical justification.
Prof. Dr. Helmet Humbach Theology and Anthropology in the Gathas.
Prof. Almut Hintze On Zarathustras Innovation.
Prof. Kaikhosrov D. Irani The Philosophy of the Gathas: Its Charecter
 and impact.
Dr. Pallan R. Ichaporia Reflections of Gathic Ideas in the Young
 Avastan Litterature.
Prof. Stanley Insler The Gathas through the Ages.
Dr. Ali Jafarey
Dr. Daryoush Jahanian Cow-Myth and Earth.
Prof. Faring Mehr Individualism and the Societial Concept in
 the Gathas.
Ms. Dina McIntyre The notion of love in the Gathas.
Prof. Yazdi Rustomji The Gathic World: Recovery of a Prophetic Culture.
Prof. Martin Schwartz Contribution to the study of the Gathic Vocabulary.
Prof. Hanns-Peter Schmidt Zarathustra and his patrons.
Dr. Shapur Shahbazi The Birthplace of the Gathas.
Mr. Farrokh Vajifdar Daena as a means of Salvation.
Dr. Natalie Vania Kant: Enlightnment Zoroastrian.

Zoastrian Association of Greater New York
World Zorastrian Association & World Zarathustrian Trust Fund
The Zarathustrian Assembly
Zorastrian Association of Greater Boston
Zorastrian Association of Washington State

 Holiday Inn, Bristol Plaza Hotel
 3131 South Bristol Street.
 Costa Mesa, California 92626
 Tel: (714) 557-3000
 Fax: (714) 957-8185
 Reservations only: (800) 221-7220

 The Holiday Inn Costa Mesa is located in the heart of Orange County
with easy access to John Wayne/Orange County Airport, Disneyland and Orange
County Performing Art Center and Fairgrounds. Access is also possible
from the Los Angeles International Airport, from where a shuttle bus is
available at approximately $18 per person. Such arrangements may be made
by calling the hotel's switchboard.
 We urge you to reserve the room early. The daily rate for up to four
persons per room is $55.00 (US.Dollars Fifty Five only), at first come
first served basis. Please call 1-800-221-7220 and identify yourself as
an attendant to the Gatha Congress.
 Mail the completed registration form at your earliest but not later
than October 14, 1994. The Registration form looks something like this:


Name (Last First Middle): _________________________________
Telephone: (home, buisness, fax):__________________________

The registration fee for all three days is US $75 until September 15
1994, US $125 thereafter. The free includes the cost of lunch for each
day. Make check payable to: Zoroastrian Association of Greater New York
Inc., 9 South Circle, Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095.
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Message 2: Tilburg Conference on Rightward Movement

Date: 21 Sep 94 14:18:07 MET
From: <>
Subject: Tilburg Conference on Rightward Movement

 Tilburg Conference on Rightward Movement
 6-8 October 1994
 Tilburg University
 Tilburg, The Netherlands

*Preliminary Schedule
Thursday, 6 October
10.15 Hubert Haider, Stuttgart University
 All's well that ends well
11.15 Geron Muller, Tubingen University
 On Extraposition and Successive-Cyclicity
13.45 Carl Alphonce and Henry Davis, UBC
 Motivating Rightward Movement
14.45 Chris Sijtsma, Tilburg University
 On Rightward Movement and Parsing
16.15 Craig Thiersch, Tilburg University
 Alleged Rightward Movement in Navajo
17.15 Satoshi-Stanley Koike, CUNY
 Leftward Movement in Japanese Relative Clauses
18.15 Richard Kayne, CUNY
 Relative Clauses and Related Matters

Friday, 7 October
10.15 Anoop Mahajan, UCLA
 Two Apparent Rightward Movement Rules in Hindi and their Implications
11.15 Josef Bayer, Friedrich-Schiller Universitat Jena
 CP-Extraposition as Argument Shift
13.45 Frank Drijkoningen, OTS
 Morphological Strength: Basic and Derived NP position in French
14.45 Carol Neidle, Judy Kegl, Benjamin Bahan and Debra Aarons, BU/Rutgers
 Rightward Wh-Movement in American Sign Language
16.15 Hubert Truckenbrodt, MIT
 Towards a Prosodic Theory of Extraposition
17.15 Martina Wiltschko, Institut fur Sprachwissenschaft, Wien
 Extraposition, Identification and Precedence

Saturday, 8 October
10.15 M. Rita Manzini, University College London/Universite di Firenze
 Right Adjunction and Rightward Movement
11.15 Caterina Donati and Alessandra Tomaselli, Universite di Firenze/Teramo
 Language Types and Generative Grammar
13.45 Eric Hoekstra, P.J. Meertens Institute, Royal Dutch Academy
 Verb Raising and the Kaynian Program
14.45 Daniel Buring and Katharina Hartmann, Universitat Koln/Frankfurt
 Doing the Right Thing
16.45 Johan Rooryck, Leiden University
 Rightward Movement in Germanic and Romance PPs
17.15 Peter W. Culicover and Michael S. Rochemont, Ohio State U/UBC
 Constraints on Rightward and Leftward Movement

Alternates selected:
 Manuala Schonenberger and Zvi Penner, University of Geneva/University
of Berne, Verbal Expletives, Idiomatic Reading, and Object Placement in Swiss
 Louis Saez, UCM, Rightward Movement vs. the DIFFERENCE feature
 Deborah Mandelbaum, CUNY, The BETTER (of BEST) structure for the
comparative and the superlative

Registration will be on-site. Cost of the conference will be fl. 50,=
for full conference, fl. 30,= for any one day. Although no formal
pre-registration is required, we would like you to inform our
organizing secretary of your intention to attend (for organizational
purposes). Please send your name and email address to:
*Hotel information
You may contact the hotels directly, or make reservations through the
Dutch tourist agency (`boekingscentrale', ms. Iris van Zetten,
+31-13-36 60 61).
*Hotel Cafe Restaurant Central
Spoorlaan 422
5038 CG Tilburg
tel. 013 - 43 62 34
fax 013 - 44 11 01
price: dfl. 100,= dfl. 125,=
*Pension J. Driessen
Rossinistraat 247
5049 KD Tilburg
tel. 013 - 55 12 25
price: dfl. 50,= - dfl. 70,=
*Hotel Restaurant Ibis
Dr. Hub. van Doorneweg 105
5026 RB Tilburg
tel. 013 - 63 64 65
fax 013 - 68 16 24
price: dfl. 90,= - dfl. 100,=
*Hotel De Lindeboom
Heuvelring 126
5038 CL Tilburg
tel. 013 - 35 13 55
price: dfl. 125,= - dfl. 150,=
*Hotel Restaurant Mercure Tilburg
Heuvelpoort 300
5038 DT Tilburg
tel. 013 - 35 46 75
fax 013 - 35 58 75
price: dfl. 175,= - dfl. 200,=
*Hotel Cafe Restaurant De Postelse
Dr. Deelenlaan 10
5042 AD Tilburg
tel. 013 - 63 63 35
fax 013 - 63 93 90
price: dfl. 150,= - dfl. 175,=
*Hotel Cafe Restaurant 't Wapen van
Spoorlaan 362
5038 CD Tilburg
tel. 013 - 42 26 92
price: dfl. 90,= - dfl. 100,=
*Pension van der Zanden
Korvelseweg 20
5025 JH Tilburg
tel. 013 - 43 14 38
price: dfl. 50,=
*Bastion Hotel
Kempenbaan 2
5018 TK Tilburg
tel. 06-0697
price: dfl. 100,= - dfl. 125,=
 How to get to the conference
The conference is being held in the Bestuursacademie, Meerkoldreef 6,
Tilburg-West, tel. +31-13-65 13 51. The Bestuursacademie is situated
in the south-western part of Tilburg and can easily be reached by
train (via Dordrecht) or car from Schiphol Airport (approx. 2 hours)
and also from major cities in the Netherlands and Belgium.
 To the Bestuursacademie by car:
>From in front of the central train station drive west along
Spoorlaan/Hart van Brabantlaan/Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan. Turn right at
Conservatoriumlaan, go under the train overpass (Tilburg-West station)
and then turn left on Wandelboslaan and immediately left into Meerkoldreef.
 To the Bestuursacademie by train:
The station Tilburg-West is situated within 5 minutes walking distance
south of the conference site. Travellers by local train (from the
directions Eindhoven, Breda and 's-Hertogenbosch) can get off the
train here. Travellers by intercity get off at the central station of
Tilburg and from there can get to the Bestuursacademie by bus or taxi.
They also can change to a local train in the direction of Tilburg-West.
 To the Bestuursacademie by bus:
The Bestuursacademie can be reached by the bus routes 46 and 47 (route
46: direction West, route 47: direction Reeshof). To get to the
Bestuursacademie by the routes 46 and 47, you get off the bus first
after it goes under the station Tilburg-West (i.e. when you go under a
rail overpass).
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