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  1. Frances Ingemann, Mid America Linguistics Conf.
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Message 1: Mid America Linguistics Conf.

Date: Mon, 12 Sep 94 13:58:32 CDMid America Linguistics Conf.
From: Frances Ingemann <FINGUKANVM.bitnet>
Subject: Mid America Linguistics Conf.


Friday, 4:15 p.m.: African-American English, Caribbean English Creoles, and
 North American English: Perspectives on Their Genesis,
 Salikoko S. Mufwene, University of Chicago
Saturday, 10:45 a.m.: On the Content of Derivational Relations, Steven
 Anderson, Yale University

Friday Sessions, October 14

 8:45: V-Features, Elly van Gelderen, University of Groningen
 9:15: Argument Alternations and Lexical Representations, Noriko Takara,
 University of Chicago
 9:45: Reanalysis of Korean Causatives: An Argument Structure Account,
 In Lee, University of Kansas
10:30: Categorial and Structural Mismatches in the Light Verb Construction
 in Korean, Kyunghwan Kim, University of Chicago
11:00: From Adjectives to Determiners: The Phonology-Syntax Connection in
 Spanish, Yolanda Rivera-Castillo, University of Nebraska-Omaha
11:30: Integrals and Spatials in Japanese, Keiko Muromatsu, University of
 Maryland, College Park
 1:30: A Pragmatic Analysis of Ambiguous Binding Constructions: The Case of
 Japanese, Sonoko Sakakibara, University of Illinois at Urbana-
 2:00: Verb Raising and Case Marking: A Minimalist Approach, Kwangho Lee,
 University of Minnesota at Twin Cities
 2:30: O When Are You Rising? How Rich Is Your AGR? The Issue of Subject-
 Agreement and V-AGR Merger, Steven Sch ufele, University of Illinois
 at Urbana-Champaign
 3:00: Raising to Object in Malagasy, Ileana Paul, McGill University
 3:30: On Extraposition and X'-Movement, Thomas Stroik, Morehead State

Creole Languages
 8:45: On the Nature of 'pa' in Capeverdean Creole, Marlyse Baptista-Morey,
 Harvard University
 9:15: The Evolution of Null Subjects in Philippine Creole Spanish, John M.
 Lipski, University of New Mexico
 9:45: Discourse Constraints on Past Marking in Trinidadian Creole, Hyeon-
 Seok Kang, Ohio State University
10:30: Creole English in Saman , Charles E. DeBose, California State
 University, Hayward
11:00: Conversational Involvement: The Teasing Strategy in Limonese Creole,
 Anita Herzfeld, University of Kansas and Mariano Galvez University
11:30: Orthography Development for Belize Creole, Ken Decker, Summer
 Institute of Linguistics

American Indian Languages of the Southeast
 8:45 Tutelo Verbs of Motion, Giulia R. M. Oliverio, University of Kansas
 9:15: Quapaw Positionals, Robert L. Rankin, University of Kansas
 9:45: Position in Yuchi/Euchee, Mary S. Linn, University of Kansas
10:30: Comparative Adjectives in Cherokee, Ruth Bradley Holmes
11:00: Learning to Write in the Cherokee Syllabary, Janine Scancarelli,
 College of William and Mary
11:30: Grammaticalization and Referentiality, Marianne Mithun, University
 of California, Santa Barbara
 2:00: Identification of Frozen Caddo Verb Stems, Lynette Melnar, Univer-
 sity of Chicago
 2:30: The Genesis of Irrealis Marking in Caddo, Wallace Chafe, University
 of California, Santa Barbara
 3:00: Syllable Structure and Sonority in Plains Sign Language, David
 Maddox, Julie Wagner, and Louanna Furbee, University of Missouri-
 3:30: The Current Status of the Native American Languages Act (NALA) of
 1992: Linguists and NALA Grant Proposals, Akira Yamamoto, University
 of Kansas

 1:00: Stress in the Modern Hebrew Verbal System: The Optimality of a
 Morphologically Limited Generalization, Lise M. Dobrin, University
 of Chicago.
 1:30: Linguistic Awareness of English Emphatic -self, K. Connors and B.
 Ouellette, Universit de Monr al
 2:00: Data Mining and Marker Words: A Psycholinguistic Approach to Machine
 Translation, Patrick Juola, University of Colorado at Boulder
 2:30: A Discourse Function of maa 'well' in Japanese Conversation, Misao
 Okada, University of Minnesota
 3:00: The Hierarchical Function of Phonological Contexts on the Weakening
 of /s/ in Spanish, Fenfang Hwu, University of Illinois at Urbana-
 3:30: Is There a Midland Dialect of American English, Revisited? A Reply
 to Davis and Houck, Terry Lynn Irons, Morehead State University

Saturday Sessions, October 15

 8:15: Making the Cut: Acquiring Argument Structure in a Restricted
 Context, Clifton Pye, University of Kansas
 8:45 FOCUS and Multiple CPs in English and Bulgarian, Elly van Gelderen
 and Lily Grozeva, University of Groningen
 9:15: Delimitedness and the Locative Alternation in Chinese, Yin-Yin Pao,
 University of Kansas
 9:45: Focus and the Licensing of Negative Polarity Items, Gene Rohrbaugh,
 University of Texas at Austin

African Languages
 8:15: Tasawaq (Niger): Another Case of a Mixed Language, Ousseina Alidou
 Dioula, Ohio State University
 8:45: An Initial Analysis of Tense Expressions in Emai, Ronald P. Schaefer,
 Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and Francis O. Egbokhare,
 University of Ibadan
 9:15: Compatible Synchronic and Diachronic Accounts of a Mixed Word Order
 Language: An Appeal to Typologists, H. L. Weber, SUNY at Buffalo
 9:45: What Sets siSwati Apart from Zulu?, Owen G. Mordaunt, University of
 1:30: The Independent Development of Mid Tone in Suma, Mary Bradshaw, Ohio
 State University
 2:00 High Tone Sequencing in Baule, Firman Ahoua, University of Abidjan
 and University of California, Berkeley, and William R. Leben,
 Stanford University
 2:30: Inflection and Phonological Form in Wolof, Fiona Mc Laughlin,
 University of Kansas
 3:15: Parallels Between Verbal and Nominal Structures, O. T. Stewart and
 C. T. Pi, McGill University
 3:45: Gikuyu Synthetic Compounds and the Lexical-Syntax Divide, John M.
 Mugane, Stanford University and University of Arizona
 4:15: Clitic Movement and Relativized Minimality in Wolof, Melynda
 Dunigan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

American Indian Languages of the Southeast
 8:45: Covert Number Marking in Choctaw Nouns, Marcia Haag, State Univer-
 sity of New York at Stony Brook and University of Oklahoma
 9:15: Causation and Affectedness in Choctaw, George Aaron Broadwell, State
 University of New York at Albany
 9:45: The Functions of naho in Alabama Discourse, Heather K. Hardy,
 Northern Illinois University
 1:30: Verbs of Wearing in Creek (Muskogee), Margaret Maudlin and Jack
 Martin, College of William and Mary
 2:00: Some Markers of Causal Relations in Creek, Donald E. Hardy, Northern
 Illinois University
 2:30: The Structure of Mikasuki Selfhood, Gilbert Prost, Summer Institute
 of Linguistics
 3:15: Mobilian Jargon in the Language Area of Southeastern North America,
 Drechsel, Emmanuel J., University of Hawai'i at Manoa
 3:45: Marking the Beneficiary in Siouan, Muskogean, and Yuchi, T. Dale
 4:15: The Position of the Calusa Language in Florida Prehistory, Julian
 Granberry, R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc.

 1:30: Pragmatic Code Switching in African-American English, Mary Louise
 Willbrand and Gayla Iwata-Reuyl, University of Utah
 2:00: Codeswitching in Conversational Kickapoo, Jule Gomez de Garcia,
 University of Colorado-Denver
 2:30: An Analysis of Sentence Topic Information in Parallel Written and
 Spoken Expository Texts in English, Gudrun E. Sherman, Webster
 3:15: Infixation in Chinese Dialects: An Optimality Analysis, Da Jun,
 University of Texas at Austin
 3:45: On Variant Inflection in German Verbs, Nada M. Cook, Wichita State
 4:15: MORPHEUS, A Tool for the Lexical Analysis of Corpora for Morpheme
 Segmentation, Chris Hall, Patrik Juola, and Adam Boggs, University
 of Colorado at Boulder


 Mid-America Linguistics Conference
 Oct. 14-15, 1994 AA52020

 Please register by October 1, 1994.
By Mail: The University of Kansas, Cathy Dwigans- MALC, Division of
Continuing Education, Continuing Education Building, Lawrence, KS
66045-2607 By Telephone: (913) 864-3284 By Fax: (913) 864-5074

Telephone __________________________
City_________________________ State______ Zip________________

 Registration Fee
 O $20 before 9/15/94 O S17 Student, after 9/15
 O $22 after 9/15/94 O $15 Student, before 9/15
 O $2 Visitor Parking Permit for Fri., Oct 14

 Total Enclosed____________________
O Check payable to the University of Kansas
O VISA O Master Card Expires_________________
Card number________________________________________
 If you will need special accommodations, please mark the space below
and you will be contacted personally by a member of the continuing
education staff.
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Message 2: conference announcement

Date: Tue, 13 Sep 1994 16:44:19 conference announcement
Subject: conference announcement



 March 16-18, 1995


 The 8th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing
will be held at the Radisson Suite Hotel, Tucson, Arizona, March
16-18, 1995. The majority of papers for this conference will be
submitted papers and posters. In addition, we are planning two special
sessions. The first concerns Prosodic Factors in Sentence
Processing, and the second will be on Corpora-Based Language Research.
Researchers are invited to submit abstracts on these and other topics
to the Conference Committee for consideration. Papers will be 20 mins.
in duration with 10 mins for discussion. Abstracts should be no
longer than 500 words, and should be sent to the following address:

 CUNY Conference Committee
 Department of Psychology
 University of Arizona
 Tucson, AZ 85721

 Email versions are acceptable (preferable, even), and these should
 be sent to:

Deadline for submission: November 15, 1994



 Registration forms will be distributed along with the program
announcement (the registration fee will be $35 for non-students, $15
for students). We hope to be able to provide some travel assistance for
students, depending on availability of funds. Application for this
assistance can be made at time of registration.

 Conference participants are urged to book accommodation at the
conference hotel (otherwise we have to pay large sums for the
facilities, and this will diminish the reserves otherwise available
to support graduate students!). The conference hotel is the Radisson
Suite Hotel, 6555 E Speedway, Tucson, AZ, 85710. Tel: (602) 721-7100
Reservations can be made through Radisson's national system at
800-333-3333. Be sure to mention the CUNY Sentence Processing
Conference when making your reservations. Reservations made after
February 15 will not be at the conference rate (and you would be
lucky to get in at all).

 All accommodation at the Radisson consists of suites, which
have two rooms separated by an internal door, and one bathroom. One
of the two rooms in the suite has a double bed, the other a fold-out
couch. Up to four people (suitably paired) could survive quite
comfortably, and each room has a separate TV. The special conference
rate is $126.93 (tax included) per suite (single or double
occupancy). Additional persons beyond 2 are an extra $10 each. These
rates are admittedly high, but it has to be remembered that Tucson is
a very desirable destination in March. Also included in the tariff is
a complimentary buffet breakfast and a cocktail reception (in the
evening). Amenities include a heated, lighted swimming pool and spa,
fitness room, complimentary access to 13 lighted tennis courts, and
racquet ball courts (these are not located in the hotel grounds). A
golf course is adjacent to the hotel (for which a nominal charge is
made). There is a coin-operated laundry. Check-in time is 3:00 pm,
check-out is 12 noon.

Alternative Accommodation.

 If the Radisson does not meet your needs, there are other
options. The nearest motel (right across the road) is Smuggler's Inn
Motor Hotel, 6350 E Speedway, Tucson, AZ , Tel: (602) 296-3292. We
have reserved 10 rooms at a rate of $85 a night for single or double
occupancy. This appears to be an entirely acceptable place to
stay (as the name does not suggest). Conference rates will not be
available after March 2. In addition, there is La Quinta Motor Inn.
The room rate is $75 per night, single or double occupancy. Rate
includes a continental breakfast. Mention the "CUNY Party" when
making reservations, and refer to the following reservation number:
699 233 56. This is a bit further away (a mile from the conference
site), but still walkable (although nobody walks anywhere in Tucson).
The address is 6404 E. Broadway; phone: 602 747-1414/800 531-5900 (if
you call the latter, make sure you identify the eastside hotel). There
are, of course, several absolutely excellent resort hotels, and you
should consult a guide book for details. The best are Loew's Ventana
Canyon, The Westin La Paloma, and the Sheraton El Conquistador (in
decreasing order of nearness to the conference hotel). These will be
very expensive. At the (very) low end there is the Hotel Congress,
which was once a very nice place to stay (frequented by the very best
gangsters), but would now be for the very young and slightly
punk-oriented. It contains Club Congress, one of the few night-clubs
in town, and we are told that as a consequence, the hotel can be very
noisy. They also have a youth hostel, which means sharing a room with
several others. This hotel is about 4 miles from the Radisson. The
address is 311 E Congress, telephone: (602) 622-8848.

A Word about Flights.

 All major airlines fly into Tucson (though not directly).
Bear in mind that it may be cheaper to fly to Phoenix, and to take a
shuttle-bus to Tucson (the bus costs about $40 round-trip, and takes
about 2 hrs). More details on this in later postings.


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