LAGB Autumn Meeting, University of Durham

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    Autumn Meeting 2000: University of Durham

    Second Circular

    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 <> and Maggie
    Tallerman <>.

    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
    utility rooms.

    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
    (Cambridge University).

    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
    University Press.

    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 <>

    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
    processed otherwise).

    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.

    Committee members:

            Professor Andrew Spencer
            Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex,
            Park,COLCHESTER CO4 3SQ.

    Honorary Secretary
            Professor Anna Siewierska
            Department of Linguistics, University of Lancaster, LANCASTER LA1

    Membership Secretary
            Dr. David Willis
            Dept. of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue,
            Cambridge CB3 9DA.

    Meetings Secretary
            Dr. Marjolein Groefsema
            Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hertfordshire, Watford Campus,

            ALDENHAM, Herts. WD2 8AT.

            Dr Wiebke Brockhaus
            Dept. of German, University of Manchester, MANCHESTER M13 9PL.


    Assistant Secretary
            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:

    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:

    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 for details.


    Thursday, 7 September 2000

    1.00 LUNCH

    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

    4.15 TEA

    4.45 Jane Grimshaw (Rutgers University): Constraints on Clause Structure

    6.30 DINNER

    7.45 Henry Sweet Lecture 2000

    Professor Peter Sells (Stanford University):

    "The Morphological Expression of Syntactic Information in Optimality
    Theoretic Syntax"

    Friday, 8 September 2000

    Session A
    9.00 J.C. Smith (Oxford) Romance 'ethic' clitics and the notion of

            non-propositional person
    9.40 Maggie Tallerman (Durham) Challenging the syllabic model of
    10.20 Nigel Vincent & Kersti Börjars (Manchester) The pre-conditions for


    Session B
    9.00 Maria Papastathi (Thessaloniki) The syntax and interpretation of the
            Greek middle
    9.40 Albert Ortmann (Duesseldorf) Licensing attributes morphologicallyŠ
    10.20 Alastair Butler (York) Semantic control in relatives

    Session C
    9.00 Asya Pereltsvaig (McGill) Equative sentences: structure and
    9.40 Madoka Murakami (Durham) Features vs. rule hierarchy: verb
    movement in
    10.20 Norio Nasu (Essex) Towards a theory of non-cyclic A-movement:
            Associating EPP with AGREE

    11.00 COFFEE

    11.30 Language Tutorial: Akkadian
            Guy Deutscher (Cambridge)

    1.00 LUNCH

    Session A
    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

    Session B
    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
            primary school
    3.20 Geoff Barton (Thurston Community College, Suffolk) A view from a
            secondary school

    4.00 TEA

    4.30 Language Tutorial: Akkadian (continued)
            Guy Deutscher (Cambridge)

    5.30 LAGB Business Meeting

    6.30 DINNER

            hosted by Oxford University Press

    Saturday, 9 September 2000

    Session A
    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

    Session B
    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

    Session C
    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

    11.00 COFFEE

    11.30 Language tutorial: Akkadian (continued)
            Guy Deutscher (Cambridge)

    1.00 LUNCH

    Session A
    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
            complex VPs?
    3.20 Miriam Butt (Konstanz) & Gillian Ramchand (Oxford) Aspectual structure
            in Hindi/Urdu

    Session B
    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
            parasitic gaps

    Session C
    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
    word-order in

    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,

    Cheques should be made payable to "University of Durham" (they can't be
    processed otherwise). There is a 10% discount on bookings received by
    18 August.



    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 ..........

                                                             TOTAL: ..........

    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 ..........

                                                    SUB-TOTAL: ..........

    Deduct 10% if sent to arrive by 18 August ..........
    (i) Surcharge for non-members, £5.00 ..........

                                                        TOTAL: ..........

     4. Abstracts only, for those not attending:
    £5.00 UK.................... £6.00 overseas.....................


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