LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN
Autumn Meeting 2000: University of Durham
The Autumn Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain will be
held from Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 September in St. John's College,
University of Durham, where we will be the guests of the Department of
The local organisers are S.J. Hannahs <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Maggie
St. John's College where the meeting will be held, is one of the peninsula
colleges of Durham, and forms part of the World Heritage Site containing
the magnificent Norman cathedral (which dates from 1093) and castle (dating
from 1072). Both are a three minute walk from the meeting venue. The castle
was formerly the seat of the Prince Bishops, who ruled the County Palatine
as a virtually independent state with its own army, courts and coinage. In
1832 the castle became the foundation college of the University, and can be
viewed by the public in excellent guided tours. St. John's is also a few
minutes' walk from the thickly wooded banks of the river Wear, and
attractive footpaths meander round the entire peninsula. Durham is a tiny
but spectacular city with all its historic attractions within walking
distance; it also has several good museums and a large number of
traditional public houses selling a wide variety of real ales!
Accommodation: The accommodation for conference participants is in St.
John's College, where all talks will be held. There are twin bedded rooms
in the college, which should be booked in advance. Other rooms are single,
and all have washbasins and are in easy reach of bathrooms, toilets and
Registration: will take place from 11-00 am in the Reception at St. John's
College. During the conference there will be someone on duty in the College
office from 8.45 am till 11.45 pm for late arrivals.
Bar: a bar will be available from 5-30pm till 11pm, and the college is
within a two minute walk of several good pubs.
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 Organisers for further details.
By train: at least a dozen trains a day travel between London and Edinburgh
to Durham. The journey takes less than 3 hours from London, 1 hour 30
minutes from Edinburgh and 45 minutes from York. From the station the
easiest way to reach the college is by taxi (less than 2 pounds) or on foot
(less than 15 minutes walk). There are no buses from the station.
By car: Principal routes are from the north or south via the A1(M), from
the west via the A66 and the A1(M). Exit the A1(M) to follow the A690 signs
to Durham City Centre. Follow signs for the cathedral, which lead into the
North then the South Bailey, where the college is sited. By air: the
nearest airports are Newcastle upon Tyne and Teeside; Newcastle airport is
linked to Durham by rail, and travel from either airport takes around one
hour by public transport.
Parking: A limited number of car parking places are available opposite the
college and along the Bailey (the street where the college is sited). Car
parks are available in town, approximately a 5 minute walk from the
college. However, participants are advised not to bring a car if possible.
Events: The Henry Sweet Lecture 2000 on the Thursday evening will be
delivered by Professor Peter Sells (Stanford University), who will give a
talk entitled "The Morphological Expression of Syntactic Information in
Optimality Theoretic Syntax".
There will also be a Workshop on OT syntax, organised by Ad Neeleman (UCL)
and Vieri Samek-Lodovici (UCL). Contributors are Jane Grimshaw (Rutgers)
and Peter Sells (Stanford).
There will be a Language Tutorial on Akkadian, given by Dr Guy Deutscher
On Friday there will be a special session on Linguistics at School:
"Grammar teaching and the development of writing skills". Contributors are
Rafael Salkie (Brighton), Jim Crinson (Collingwood Primary School, North
Shields) and Geoff Barton (Thurston Community College, Suffolk).
On Friday evening there will be a Wine Reception hosted by Oxford
N.B. Special event for PhD students (Message from Siobhan Casson)
PhD LAGB members at Durham are hoping to encourage other PhD members and
non-members to atttend the autumn conference by hosting an informal
gathering on Thursday 7th September. We believe that, despite the welcoming
atmosphere of LAGB conferences, it is very daunting to attend such events
as a PhD, especially if you attend on your own. We also feel it is very
hard to identify colleagues among the crowd. Hopefully, getting to know
other PhDs will make the conference more enjoyable, and may lead to future
contact. We will meet at 6.00 pm. (room to be announced). The Durham
students will give a (very) brief welcome talk, and also get some ideas
from you on developing future PhD gatherings. We will then organise
ourselves to go to dinner together in St John's College at 6.30 pm. I look
forward to seeing you all there!
Siobhan Casson <email@example.com>
Bookings: should be sent to Ms. Sara Hallowell (LAGB), Department of
Linguistics, University of Durham, Elvet Riverside, DURHAM DH1 3JT.
Cheques should be made payable to "University of Durham" (they can't be
There is a 10% discount on bookings received by Friday 18 August.
Abstracts: are available to those who are unable to attend the meeting.
Please order using the booking form below.
Professor Andrew Spencer
Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex,
Park,COLCHESTER CO4 3SQ. firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Anna Siewierska
Department of Linguistics, University of Lancaster, LANCASTER LA1
Dr. David Willis
Dept. of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue,
Cambridge CB3 9DA. email@example.com
Dr. Marjolein Groefsema
Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hertfordshire, Watford Campus,
ALDENHAM, Herts. WD2 8AT. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Wiebke Brockhaus
Dept. of German, University of Manchester, MANCHESTER M13 9PL.
Dr. Gillian Ramchand
Linacre College, Oxford University, OXFORD OX1 3JA.
Internet home page: The LAGB internet home page is now active at the
following address: http://clwww.essex.ac.uk/LAGB.
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:
5-7 April 2001 University of Leeds.
4-6 September 2001 University of Reading.
Spring 2002 (provisional) Edge Hill College of Higher Education.
The Meetings Secretary would very much like to receive offers of future
venues, particularly from institutions which the LAGB has not previously
Other dates for your diary:
Immediately after the LAGB, the University of York is hosting a conference
on Peripheral Positions (partially funded by the LAGB). York is within easy
travelling distance from Durham (an hour's train journey or so). There will
be a Plenary lecture on the evening of the 9th, followed by a wine
reception. The conference will run until the 12th. Please see
http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~lang7 for details.
LAGB AUTUMN MEETING PROGRAMME
Thursday, 7 September 2000
2.00 Workshop on Optimality Syntax:
2.00 Ad Neeleman and Vieri Samek-lodovici (UCL): Introduction to OT
3.00 Peter Sells (Stanford University): Markedness and Typological
Implication in OT
4.45 Jane Grimshaw (Rutgers University): Constraints on Clause Structure
7.45 Henry Sweet Lecture 2000
Professor Peter Sells (Stanford University):
"The Morphological Expression of Syntactic Information in Optimality
Friday, 8 September 2000
9.00 J.C. Smith (Oxford) Romance 'ethic' clitics and the notion of
9.40 Maggie Tallerman (Durham) Challenging the syllabic model of
10.20 Nigel Vincent & Kersti Börjars (Manchester) The pre-conditions for
9.00 Maria Papastathi (Thessaloniki) The syntax and interpretation of the
9.40 Albert Ortmann (Duesseldorf) Licensing attributes morphologically
10.20 Alastair Butler (York) Semantic control in relatives
9.00 Asya Pereltsvaig (McGill) Equative sentences: structure and
9.40 Madoka Murakami (Durham) Features vs. rule hierarchy: verb
10.20 Norio Nasu (Essex) Towards a theory of non-cyclic A-movement:
Associating EPP with AGREE
11.30 Language Tutorial: Akkadian
Guy Deutscher (Cambridge)
2.00 Katrin Hiietam (Manchester) Emergence of a definiteness marker in
2.40 Adrienne Bruyn (Manchester) Grammaticalization chains as channels for
transfer - the case of creole languages
3.20 Gary Miller (Florida) The origin of the Welsh conjugated infinitive
2.00 Melody Clarke (York) When aspect meets polarity: the case of 'until'
2.40 Britta Jensen (Oxford) On the polarity (in) sensitivity of indefinites
3.20 L.M. Tovena (Lille) On the behaviour of some negative determiners
Session C Special session on Linguistics in Schools: Chair - Dick Hudson
"Grammar teaching and the development of writing skills".
2.00 Rafael Salkie (Brighton) A critical view from teacher training
2.40 Jim Crinson (Collingwood Primary School, North Shields) A view from a
3.20 Geoff Barton (Thurston Community College, Suffolk) A view from a
4.30 Language Tutorial: Akkadian (continued)
Guy Deutscher (Cambridge)
5.30 LAGB Business Meeting
7.30 WINE RECEPTION
hosted by Oxford University Press
Saturday, 9 September 2000
9.00 Marjolein Groefsema (Hertfordshire) The conceptual basis of the
9.40 Diane Nelson (Leeds) I like John but he grates on me: argument linking
and stative psych verbs
10.20 David Stringer (Durham) Locative verbs at the lexical interface
9.00 Robert Borsley (Essex) Where do 'prepositional complementizers' come
9.40 Seiki Ayano (Mie/Durham) Ps aren't created equally
10.20 Kyoko Oga (Durham) Licensing of-phrases and PP extraposition in English
9.00 Rachel Channon (Maryland) Lexical representations and non-lexical
iconicity in ASL
9.40 S. J. Hannahs (Durham) OT and English inflectional allomorphy
10.20 Nigel Fabb (Strathclyde) Weak monosyllables and initial looseness in
English iambic verse
11.30 Language tutorial: Akkadian (continued)
Guy Deutscher (Cambridge)
2.00 Anna Kibort (Cambridge) The Polish-no/to impersonal as an active
indefinite: a reappraisal
2.40 Raffaella Folli (Oxford) Resultative constructions: small clauses or
3.20 Miriam Butt (Konstanz) & Gillian Ramchand (Oxford) Aspectual structure
2.00 Konstantina Haidou (SOAS) Adverb placement, DP-focusing and the PF
interface - the case of Modern Greek
2.40 Kimiko Nakanishi (Pennsylvania) Reconsideration of short scrambling
3.20 Joseph Emonds (Kobe Shoin/Durham) The lower operator position in
2.00 Carola Trips (Stuttgart) & Eric Fub (Frankfurt) Principles of
in the older Germanic language
2.40 Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge) V2 in Afrikaans: is this a unitary
3.20 John Payne & Philippa Cook (Manchester) An OT analysis of
4.00 TEA and CLOSE
Please return this form, with your remittance, to: Ms. Sara Hallowell
(LAGB), Department of Linguistics, University of Durham, Elvet Riverside,
DURHAM DH1 3JT.
Cheques should be made payable to "University of Durham" (they can't be
processed otherwise). There is a 10% discount on bookings received by
ADDRESS FOR THIS MAILING:
I enclose remittance as indicated (select appropriate package):
1. Complete conference package:
(a) including Tuesday lunch preceding workshop
(i) if sent to arrive by 18 August £90.45 ..........
(ii) if sent to arrive after 18 August £100.50 ..........
(b) excluding Tuesday lunch
(i) if sent to arrive by 18 August £83.70 ..........
(ii) if sent to arrive after 18 August £93.00 ..........
(c) Surcharge for non-members, £5.00 ..........
2. Selected items:
(a) conference fee (OBLIGATORY) to cover cost of
abstracts, tea and coffee, room bookings,
speakers' expenses etc. £25.00 £25.00
(b) Thursday lunch £7.50 ..........
(c) Thursday dinner £8.00 ..........
(d) B&B Thursday/Friday £18.50 ..........
(e) Friday lunch £7.50 ..........
(f) Friday dinner £8.00 ..........
(g) B&B Friday/Saturday £18.50 ..........
(h) Saturday lunch £7.50 ..........
Deduct 10% if sent to arrive by 18 August ..........
(i) Surcharge for non-members, £5.00 ..........
4. Abstracts only, for those not attending:
£5.00 UK.................... £6.00 overseas.....................
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