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Thu 03 Mar 1994

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Message 1: Conference in Berlin

Date: Wed, 2 Mar 94 17:23:48 GMConference in Berlin
From: <chrissskyline.asg.AG-Berlin.MPG.DE>
Subject: Conference in Berlin

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Inaugural Conference on Universal Grammar and Typological Variation

Berlin, 17-19.3.1994

17. 3. 94:

9.00-9.30: Coffee, Registration

9.30-10.00: Welcome

10.00-11.00: Paul Kiparsky (Stanford/Berlin) To be announced

11.00-11.40: Tracy Alan Hall (Berlin) "Coronal Fricative Inventories"

11.40-12.20: Caroline Fery (Tuebingen) "German Umlaut in Optimality Theory"

12.20-13.00: Renate Raffelsiefen (Duesseldorf) "The Typology of Prosodic Words"

13.00-14.30: Lunch

14.30-15.10: Chris Wilder (Berlin) "Coordination, ATB and Ellipsis"

15.10-15.50: Hubert Haider (Stuttgart) "Towards a Theoretical Foundation of the
 Typology of Extraposition"

15.50-16.20: Coffee Break

16.20-17.00. Wolfgang Wurzel (Berlin) "On Markedness"

17.00-17.40: Johanna Rubba (Temecula) "Two Models of Discontinuous Morphology"

17.40- 18.40: Wolfgang Dressler (Vienna) "Universals, Typology and Modularity in
 Natural Morphology"

20.00: Evening Reception


9.30-10.30: Rita Manzini (Florence) "Dependencies, Ordering and Locality"

10.30-11.10: Gaberel Drachman (Salzburg) "Some Properties of Clitics"

11.10-11.30: Coffee break

11.30-12.10: Christer Platzack/Inger Rosengren (Lund) "The Imperative Verb
Mood and its Relation to Functional Heads"

12.10-12.50: David Adger (York) "Reconstruction, Economy and the Mapping

12.50-14.30: Lunch

14.30-15.10: Paul Law (Montreal) "Argument Binding in Malagasy"

15.10-15.50: Dieter Gasde/Waltraud Paul (Berlin/Paris) "TopicP and
Complex Sentences in Chinese"

15.50-16.20: Coffee break

16.20-17.00: Thomas Stroik (Morehead) "Kayne's Universal Word Order
Hypothesis and Psych-Verbs"

17.00-17.40: Anoop Mahajan (Los Angeles) "Universal Grammar and the Typology
of Ergative Languages"

17.40-18.40: Jamal Ouhalla (London) "Genitive Subjects and VSO Order"


9.30-10.30: Hans den Besten (Amsterdam) "Progress and Failures in the
Analysis of Germanic Verb Raising"

10.30-11.10: Elly van Gelderen (Groningen) "Universals and Minimalist

11.10-11.30: Coffee break

11.30-12.10: Heike Wiese (Berlin) "Numbers and Numerals"

12.10-12.50: Johan van Auwera (Antwerpen) "On the Typology of Negative
Position in Phasal Quantifiers"

12.50-14.30: Lunch

14.30-15.10: Ekkehard Koenig/Martin Haspelmath (Berlin) "Internal and
External Possessor Constructions in the Languages of Europe"

15.10-15.50: Renate Steinitz (Berlin) "Towards a Revision of Universal
Category Features"

15.50-16.20: Coffee break

16.20-17.00: Ewald Lang (Berlin) "Basic Dimension Terms: A Look at Universal
Features and Typological Variation"

17.00-18.00: Gisbert Fanselow (Potsdam)) "Minimal Syntax"


Martin Haspelmath (Berlin) "Implicational Universals in the Distribution of
Indefinite Pronouns"

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Message 2: Conf: Organization in Discourse

Date: Thu, 3 Mar 1994 22:45:39 +Conf: Organization in Discourse
From: Brita Warvik <>
Subject: Conf: Organization in Discourse

***** O R G A N I Z A T I O N I N D I S C O U R S E *****
 Turku, Finland, 10-14 August, 1994

The English Department of the University of Turku will be hosting a
conference on Organization in Discourse. Sections are planned on topics
dealing with linguistic aspects of textual organization in, for example,
speech and writing, and in narrative and scientific discourse.

The plenary speakers will be Douglas Biber, Svetla Cmejrkova, Ulla
Connor, Nils Erik Enkvist, Jan Firbas, Michael Hoey, Jan-Ola Ostman and
Eija Ventola.

Our first circular received a delightfully ample response from discourse
enthusiasts all over the world: at the moment we have almost one hundred
registrations and more than half of them include a proposal for a paper.

If you would like to participate in the conference, please send your
REGULAR MAIL address to We will then send you
conference information with the final registration form. The deadline
for final registration and abstracts is 31 March 1994.
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