LINGUIST List 5.1065

Sat 01 Oct 1994

Confs: U of Alberta Ling Dept. 25th Anniversary

Editor for this issue: <>


  1. , U of A Linguistics Dept. 25th Anniversary Conference

Message 1: U of A Linguistics Dept. 25th Anniversary Conference

Date: 30 Sep 1994 17:00:39 -0700U of A Linguistics Dept. 25th Anniversary Conference
From: <>
Subject: U of A Linguistics Dept. 25th Anniversary Conference


This year the Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta will
complete its 25th year as an independent department. In celebration of the
 event, a Reunion and Conference has been organized, which will be held
 on the University of Alberta campus from October 28-30, 1994. The
 Preliminary Conference Program is provided below, which features
 28 former students of the department and two former colleagues. The
 registration fee for the conference will be Cdn$35.00, or $15.00 for
 current graduate students of the department or members of the U of A
 undergraduate Linguistics Club. For further information or for assistance
 in arranging accommodations and/or transportation to and from the airport,
 contact Dr. Grace Wiebe at or
 at 403-492-8272(office) or -492-0806 (fax).

Finally, despite several weeks of diligent searching, we still do not have
 a current address or phone number for any of the former students whose
 names appear on the list below. If you have information that might help
 us contact any of these people in order to notify them about the conference,
 please send this to Dr. Wiebe, as well. Thank you very much.

List of Former Students for Whom Addresses or Phone Numbers are Sought

Restituto M. Cena (Ph.D., 1976)
Mayadevi Gante, (Ph.D., 1981)
Georgia E. Magnera (Ph.D., 1982)
Donald Watkins (Ph.D., 1970)
Foong-Heng (Irene) Wong (Ph.D., 1970)

Peter Harris (M.Sc., 1978)
Patricia E. Hunter (M.Sc., 1982)
Susan J. Innes (M.Sc., 1974)
Cathy Look-Howery (M.Sc., 1984)
Han-Yong You (M.Sc., 1979)

Pippa Bridge (B.A. Honors, 1980)
Kim Chan (B.A. Honors, 1990)
Wendy DeGraaf (B.A. Honors, 1989)
Ziya Faquih (B.A. Honors, 1986)
Marjory Meechan (B.A. Honors, 1989)

"Twenty-five Years of Linguistics at the University of Alberta:
A Showcase of Accomplishment in Research and Education"
October 28-30, 1994

Friday, October 28

1:00-3:00 On-site Registration (Assiniboia Hall, Fourth Floor)

3:00 Official Opening of Conference (Humanities Building, Lecture Theatre 1)
 Welcoming speeches by Chair of Department, Dean of Faculty [or designate]
 and by the University Administration

3:30-6:00 Academic Session (Linguistics as Training, Part I: Phonetics)
 (Humanities Building, Lecture Theatre 1)
Chair: Terry Nearey

3:30-4:00 Jean Andruski (M.Sc., 1990; SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow,
 University of Washington): "The effect of subphonetic VOT differences
 on lexical access"

4:00-4:30 Peter Assmann (Ph.D., 1985; Assistant Professor in the
 School of Human Development, University of Texas at Dallas):
"Speech perception in the presence of competing sounds"

4:30-5:00 John Ingram (Ph.D., 1975; Senior Lecturer in Phonetics,
 English Department, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia):
 "Loan words and cross language speech perception"

5:30-6:00 Murray Munro (Ph.D., 1992; Assistant Professor of
 Linguistics, Simon Fraser University): "Age of learning effects on
 the acquisition of English vowels by native speakers of Italian"

7:30-???? Welcoming Reception (Faculty Club, Main Upstairs Lounge)

Saturday, October 29

9:30-11:30 Academic Session (Linguistics as Training, Part II: Phonology)
 (Humanities Building, Lecture Theatre 1)
Chair: Bruce Derwing

9:30-10:00 Ed Cook (Ph.D., 1968; Professor of Linguistics,
 University of Calgary): "Sound change, preservation of mora,
 and functional unity of heavy syllables in Sarcee verb paradigms"

10:00-10:30 P. G. Patel (Ph.D., 1974; Professor of Linguistics,
 University of Ottawa): "Orality, phonological awareness and the
 emergence of the syllabo-phonemic Brahmi writing system in
Ancient India"

10:30-11:00 Sam Wang (Ph.D., 1985; Associate Professor of English
 and Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan):
 "The segmentation of Taiwanese syllables: A first appoach"

11:00-11:30 Grace Wiebe (Ph.D., 1993; Sessional Lecturer and
 Research Associate, Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta):
"Adults' creative spelling: Spelling and awareness of phonological units"

11:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-4:00 Professional Session (Linguistics as Education)
 (Humanities Building, Lecture Theatre 1)
Chair: Lois Stanford

1:30-2:00 Introduction: Jeff Bullard (B.A. Honors, 1979; Director of
 Canadian Identity Programs, Department of Canadian Heritage, Ottawa)

2:00-2:10 David Nahirney (B.A. Honors, 1973; Child Psychiatrist,
 Glenrose Hospital, Edmonton)

2:10-2:20 Ray Reid (Ph.D., 1977; Computer Consultant, Medicine
 Hat, AB)

2:20-2:30 Wendy Rollins (B.A. Honors, 1980; Law Partner, Field &
 Field Perraton, Edmonton)

2:30-2:40 Tom Welz (M.Sc., 1982; Programmer/Analyst, Language
 Resource Center, U of A)

2:40-3:00 Janet Schwegel (M.Sc., 1984; Owner/Manager, Paragraphics,
 Ltd., Edmonton)

3:00-3:10 Sandy Bellan (M.Sc., 1988; Social Researcher and
Consultant, Edmonton)

3:10-3:20 Diane Dennis (M.Sc., 1988; Social Researcher and
 Consultant, Edmonton)

3:20-3:30 Paul Bergen (M.Sc., 1989; Manager, Greenwood's
 Bookstore, Edmonton)

3:30-3:40 Satomi [Komai] Currah (M.Sc., 1990; Japanese Teacher,
Harry Ainlay School, Edmonton)

3:40-3:50 Rick Beinert (B.A. Honors, 1992; Master's of Divinity
 Student at Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton, and Vicar at St. Peter's
 Lutheran Church,
Leduc, Alberta)

3:50-4:00 Betty Karpinski (M.Sc., 1992; Sessional Lecturer and
 Research Assistant in the School of Native Studies, U of A)

4:00-4:30 Refreshment Break

4:30-7:00 Academic Session (Linguistics as Training, Part III: Cross-field
Interactions)(Humanities Building, Lecture Theatre 1)
Chair: Gary Libben

4:30-5:00 Jack Chambers (Ph.D., 1970; Professor of Linguistics,
 University of Toronto): "Primitive and learned features in sociolects"

5:00-5:30 Tracey Derwing (Ph.D., 1987; Associate Professor of
 Educational Psychology, University of Alberta): "The effects of
 word frequency and pausing on listening comprehension"

5:30-6:00 Paul Fletcher (Ph.D., 1973; Professor of Language Pathology,
 University of Reading, England): "The linguistic characterisation of
 specific language impairment"

6:00-6:30 Martha Smith (M.Sc., 1987; Doctoral Candidate in Reading,
 Language and Learning Disabilities, Harvard Graduate School of
Education): "The development of English derivational morphology
 and its relationship to reading ability"

6:30-7:00 Sook Cho (Ph.D., 1985; Associate Professor, Department
 of English, Sogang University, Korea): "Role of pragmatics and
 the acquisition of pronouns and word order"

7:30 Banquet (Faculty Club, Papaschase Room)

Sunday, October 30

10:00-12:30 Academic Session (Linguistics as Training, Part IV:
 Syntax and Discourse Analysis)(Humanities Building, Lecture Theatre 1)
Chair: Gary Prideaux

10:00-10:30 Matthew Dryer (Asst/Asso Prof, 1980-90; Associate Professor,
 Department of Linguistics, SUNY Buffalo): "Word order database software"

10:30-11:00 Ron Smyth (Ph.D., 1985; Associate Professor of Linguistics
 and Psychology, University of Toronto): "Aspects of syntactic coindexing"

11:00-11:30 Michiko Kawashima (Ph.D., 1987; Assistant Professor,
 Department of East Asian Studies, University of Alberta):
 "The development of reference switching and maintaining
 functions in Japanese"

11:30-12:00 Ming-Ming Pu (Ph.D., 1991; Assistant Professor
 of Language, Literature and Communication, Northern State
 University, South Dakota): "Reference tracking in both English
 and Chinese written discourse"

12:00-12:30 Russ Tomlin (Visiting Professor, 1988-89; Professor,
 Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon):
 "The cognitive basis of topic and focus"

12:30 Official Closing (Humanities Building, Lecture Theatre 1)
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue