LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN Autumn Meeting 1999: University of York Second Circular The 1999 Autumn Meeting will be held from Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 September at the University of York, where the Association will be the guests of the Department of Linguistics. The Local Organiser is Siobhan Cottell ( Enquiries about the meeting should be addressed to: Siobhan Cottell, LAGB 1999, Dept. of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York, Heslington , York YO10 5DD. Accommodation: The accommodation for conference participants is on the campus of the University of York in Heslington. It will consist of single rooms with hand-basin and shared bathroom facilities in Alcuin College, very close to the Chemistry Building where the conference sessions take place. Registration: will begin at 10.00 am on Tuesday 7 September in the foyer of Alcuin College. Bar: a bar will be available every day during the conference. 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 by train: York is a major railway junction, with good connections from most cities in Britain. You can buy a railway ticket at the station immediately before you start your train journey, or by telephone +44 (0)345 225225. A seat reservation often comes with the ticket if you request it. Trains take two hours from London (King's Cross Station; trains leave every half hour during the working day); two hours from Manchester Airport (trains leave every hour at 20 past during the working day, every two hours during the night); an hour and ten minutes from Hull. by long-distance bus. Long distance buses stop at Rougier Street close to the railway station and/or at Exhibition Square in the centre of the city. by air: The easiest route is to fly to Manchester Airport, which has direct connections to many European and North American cities. In Manchester, the airport and the train station are in the same place, so you can easily walk from the plane to the train. A return train ticket from Manchester Airport to York costs about GBP 21.00. You can fly to Leeds/Bradford Airport, which is about 30 miles from York. Although there is a very regular train service between Leeds and York, you must take a taxi from the airport to the train station - there is a bus service, but it is very infrequent. You can fly to Heathrow Airport, but it is a bit more difficult to get from Heathrow to York. From Heathrow, take the Underground (Piccadilly Line) to King's Cross Station, and then take the train from King's Cross to York. The Underground trip takes about an hour, and the train trip takes about two hours; overall travel time is therefore about three hours, plus time for connections. Getting to the University: by taxi A journey by taxi from the railway station to the University will take approximately 15 minutes and cost GBP 4.00-5.00. There is a taxi rank just outside the station. by bus: The buses from York to the University are the Nos. 4 and 5 from the railway station. The scheduled journey time from the railway station to Heslington is 20 minutes. A single ticket costs about GBP1.00. Ask the driver to set you down at the stop closest to the Morrell Library. by car Visitors approaching York from the A64 should turn off at one of the exits marked University, in order to avoid the City centre. Subsequent turns are also signposted. Visitors coming from other directions should either: - take the Selby road to Fulford and turn along Heslington Lane or Broadway to Heslington Hall - take the Hull Road and turn right at the first traffic lights into Green Dykes Lane which leads to University Road. For further details see: Parking: free parking will be available for all delegates. Parking permits which must be affixed to the windscreen will be sent out to those who request them on the booking form. Events: The Henry Sweet Lecture 1999 on the Tuesday evening will be delivered by Professor Bernard Comrie (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig), and is entitled 'The typology of reference tracking: form and function'. There will also be a Workshop on reference tracking, organized by Professor Anna Siewierska (University of Lancaster). Contributors are John Payne (Manchester University), Yaron Matras (Manchester University), Machtelt Bolkestein (University of Amsterdam), and Yan Huang (University of Reading). There will be a Language Tutorial on Lezgian, given by Professor Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig). There will be a Wine Party on the Tuesday evening, following Professor Comrie's talk, which is hosted by the department of Language and Linguistic Science. On Wednesday there will be a special session on Linguistics at School: A-level English Language. Contributors are Michael Hoey (Liverpool) and Tony Tinkel (Reading). Bookings: should be sent to Cecile de Cat, Dept of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD. There is a 10% discount on bookings received by Friday 20 August. Cheques should be made payable to "The University of York ". Guests: members may invite any number of guests to meetings of the association, upon payment of a guest invitation fee of 5 pounds in addition to the standard fees. Members wishing to invite guests should photocopy the enclosed booking form. Abstracts: are available to members who are unable to attend the meeting. Please order using the booking form below. Business Meeting: This is to be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 8 September. Items for the agenda should be sent to the Honorary Secretary. Nominations for speakers: Nominations are requested for future guest speakers; all suggestions should be sent to the Honorary Secretary. Changes of address: Members are reminded to notify the Membership Secretary (address below) of changes of address. An institutional address is preferred; bulk mailing saves postage. Committee members: President Professor Richard Hudson, Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London, Gower Street, LONDON WC1E 6BT. E-mail: Honorary Secretary Professor Anna Siewierska, Department of Linguistics, University of Lancaster, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, E-mail: Membership Secretary Dr. David Willis, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Manchester, MANCHESTER M13 9PL. E-mail: Meetings Secretary Dr. Marjolein Groefsema, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hertfordshire, Watford Campus, ALDENHAM, Herts. WD2 8AT. E-mail: Treasurer Dr. Paul Rowlett, Dept. of Modern Languages, University of Salford, SALFORD M5 4WT. E-mail: Assistant Secretary Dr. April McMahon, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue, CAMBRIDGE CB3 9DQ. E-mail: Internet home page: The LAGB internet home page is now active at the following address: Electronic network: Please join the LAGB electronic network which is used for disseminating LAGB information and for consulting members quickly. It can be subscribed to by sending the message "add lagb" to: Future Meetings: 6-8 April 2000 University College London. 7-9 September 2000 University of Durham. Spring 2001 (provisional) University of Leeds. Autumn 2001(provisional) University of Reading. Spring 2002 (provisional) University of Leicester. The Meetings Secretary would very much like to receive offers of future venues, particularly from institutions which the LAGB has not previously visited. Other dates for your diary: 22-23 September 1999, London: Royal Society/British Academy Discussion Meeting COMPUTERS, LANGUAGE AND SPEECH Speakers include Fernando Pereira, Julie Berndsen, Steve Pulman, Harald Baayen, Stephen Renals, Roni Rosenfeld, Mari Ostendorf, Geoff Sampson, Hiyan Alshawi, Jon Oberlander, Scott McGlashan, Steve Young, Paul Taylor and Kathy McKeown. For more information see: Members of the LAGB organising conferences on linguistics in the UK are invited to apply for grants of up to 300 pounds; conference publicity will in return have to state that the event is sponsored by the LAGB, and membership application forms should be enclosed in conference packs. Applications should be made to the President, ideally by e-mail to allow a quick response. N.B.April McMahon's term as Assistant Secretary is reaching its end, and she has indicated that she does not want to stand again. Therefore, the LAGB would like to receive nominations for a new Assistant Secretary. If you are interested, please contact Dick Hudson at the above address. PROGRAMME Tuesday 7 September 1999 1.00 LUNCH 2.00 Workshop on Reference Tracking Organiser: Anna Siewierska John Payne (Manchester University) "Types of pronoun" Yaron Matras (Manchester University) "Semantic-pragmatic features of Romani demonstratives" 3.30 TEA 4.00 Workshop continues Machtelt Bolkestein (University of Amsterdam) "Anaphoric pronouns and discourse structure in Classical Latin" Yan Huang (University of Reading) "Aspects of switch-reference" 6.30 DINNER 7.45 Henry Sweet Lecture 1999 Professor Bernard Comrie (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig) "The typology of reference tracking: form and function" Wednesday 8 September 1999 Session A 9.00 Fabrice Nicol (Universite de Paris-III, Sorbonne Nouvelle) "Extended VP-shells and the verb-particle construction" 9.40 Edward Garrett (UCLA) "The syntax of (covert) evidentiality" 10.20 Melanie Green (Sussex) and Phil Jaggar (SOAS) "Exhaustive listing vs new information focus in Hausa" Session B 9.00 Satu Manninen (Edinburgh) "Hierarchical Structure, Linear Order and the Theory of Layered vPs" 9.40 Peter Sells (Stanford) "An LFG Analysis of V2 Clauses in Swedish" 10.20 SJ Hannahs (Durham) "French ongliding diphthongs" Session C 9.00 Jennifer Smith and David Adger (York) "Do support as a syntactic process: Evidence from a non-standard dialect" 9.40 Nicole Dehe (Leipzig) "On the structure of transitive particle verbs in English: evidence from information structure" 10.20 Siobhan Cottell and Kirsty Harrison (York) "Eventive and stative passives in Nottingham English" 11.00 COFFEE 11.30 Language Tutorial: Lezgian Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig) 1.00 LUNCH Session A 2.00 George Tsoulas (York) "On Long-Distance Scrambling in Korean" 2.40 Toshiko Yamaguchi (Essex) "Frames and passive constructions in Japanese" 3.20 Yoko Nakano and Harald Clahsen (Essex) "Antecedent reactivation in Japanese long distance scrambling" Session B 2.00 Paul Elbourne (MIT) "On the Variables inside E-Type Pronouns" 2.40 Richard Breheny (RCEAL, Cambridge) "Arguments against discourse referents" 3.20 Marc Authier (The Pennsylvania State University) "Activating Presuppositional Material At the Syntax-Semantics Interface" Session C Linguistics at School: A-level English Language 2.00 Michael Hoey (Liverpool) "The NEAB syllabus" 2.40 Tony Tinkel (Reading) "The OCR syllabus" 3.20 Discussion 4.00 TEA 4.30 LAGB Business Meeting 5.30 Language Tutorial continues 6.30 DINNER 7.45 Language Tutorial continues Thursday 9 September 1999 Session A 9.00 Richard Hudson (UCL) "Are there viruses in grammar?" 9.40 Raffaella Folli (Oxford) "Verbs and Prepositions of Motion and Resultative Constructions in English and Italian" 10.20 Laura Rupp (Essex) "'Inverted' imperatives in English" Session B 9.00 Matthew Whelpton (University of Iceland) "Locality at the syntax-semantics interface: control and predication in the Rationale Clause" 9.40 Asya Pereltsvaig (McGill) "Instrumental adverbials in Russian: structure and interpretation" 10.20 Philippa Cook (Manchester) "German partial VP Topicalization" Session C 9.00 Valia Kordoni (Tuebingen) "Pronominal Affixes in Modern Greek: at the Morphology-Syntax interface" 9.40 S J Hannahs and Maggie Tallerman (Durham) "Morphological interactions: clitics and affixes in Welsh and Breton" 10.20 Jim Miller (Edinburgh) "Capacities and Permanent States" 11.00 COFFEE Session A 11.30 Nigel Fabb and Mairi Blackings (Strathclyde) "The licensing of empty D" 12.10 Martin Haspelmath (MaxPlanck Institute, Leipzig) "Do articles occupy a determiner position?" Session B 11.30 Cristiano Broccias (Pavia) "The Directional Construction" 12.10 Jasper Holmes (UCL) "Towards a unified account of the semantics of FOR" Session C 11.30 Anna Papafragou (Berkeley) "Children's understanding of indirect requests" 21.10 Bernadette Plunkett (York) "Non-truncated Wh in situ: the case of Child French" 1.00 LUNCH Session A 2.00 Mohammed Dabir-Moghaddam (Tehran) "A case for "double dissociation", "modularity" and "innateness": The linguistic abilities and the non-linguistic disabilities of highly isolated and mentally retarded twins" 2.40 Gillian Ramchand (Oxford) and David Adger (York) "Predication and Information Structure: the semantics of pronominal copular constructions" [40 min] 3.20 TEA AND CLOSE BOOKING FORM Please return this form, with your remittance, to: Cecile de Cat, Dept of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD. There is a 10% discount on bookings received by Friday 20 August. 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