Schedule for the 21st Penn Linguistics Colloquium

February 22nd and 23rd, 1997

Saturday, February 22nd


chair : Tony Kroch

· 9.00-9.25

Featural Cyclicity and (Anti-)Superiority. Norvin Richards, MIT

· 9.25-9.50

South Slavic Clitic Placement is Still Syntactic. Steven Franks, Indiana University/University of Connecticut

· 9.50-10.00 Break

Syntax, semantics, and psycholinguistics

chair: Filippo Beghelli

· 10.00-10.25

Permission Sentences in Dynamic Semantics. Javier Gutierrez-Rexach, UCLA

· 10.25-10.50

A Model-Theoretic Approach to A-not-A Questions in Chinese. Jianxin Wu, University of Maryland

· 10.50-11.00 Break


chair: Robin Clark

· 11.00-11.25

Subcategorization frames: On their semantics and their relationships to verb meanings. Edward T. Kako, University of Pennsylvania

· 11.25-11.50

Extraction, Gradedness, and Optimality. Frank Keller, University of Edinburgh

· 11.50-1.00 Lunch break

· 1.00-1.30

Talk by invited speaker Rolf Noyer, University of Pennsylvania


chair: Rolf Noyer

· 1.30-1.55

Disyllabic Requirement in Swahili Morphology. Jae-Ick Park, Indiana University

· 1.55-2.20

Explaining Kashaya Infixation. Eugene Buckley, University of Pennsylvania

· 2.20-2.35 Coffee break


chair: Heidi Harley

· 2.35-3.00

On 'Subjective' and 'Objective' agreement in Hungarian. Huba Bartos, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

· 3.00-3.25

Against Overt Particle Incorporation. Jochen Zeller,Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt

· 3.25-3.50

Polarity Checking in Spanish, French, and English. Dee Cain and Renee J. O'Brien, Georgetown

· 3.40-4.05 Coffee break

Sociolinguistics of auxiliary selection

chair: Naomi Nagy

· 4.05-4.30

Present Tense Auxiliary and Copula Choice in Banarsi Bhojpuri. Susan Das, University of Pennsylvania

· 4.30-4.55

A Sociolinguistic Study of Verb Morphology in Montreal French: Reanalyzing the Alternation between 'avoir' and 'être'. Gillian Sankoff, University of Pennsylvania and Pierrette Thibault, Université de Montreal

· 4.55-5.15 Coffee break

· 5:15- 6:30 talk by invited speaker Alec Marantz, MIT

Sunday, February 23rd


chair: Mark Liberman

· 9.30-9.55

Japanese sentence-final particles -yo- and -ne-: An alternative to scalar analyses. Yuriko Suzuki Kose, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

· 9.55-10.20

The Pragmatics of Wh-Question Intonation in English. Christine Bartels, University of Oregon

· 10.20-10.45

'Spoken Chant' intonation in French. Zsuzsanna Fagyal, University of Paris III/University of Pennsylvania

· 10.45-11.00 Coffee Break

Syntax and semantics of aspect

chair: Roumi Izvorski

· 11.00-11.25

Aspectual Shifting in the Perfect and Progressive. Laura Wagner, University of Pennsylvania

· 11.25-11.50

The Representation of Present Perfect Types. Gerhard Brugger, UCLA/University of Vienna

· 11.50-12.15

Sui Generis Genericity. Hana Filip and Gregory Carlson, University of Rochester

· 12.15-1.15 Lunch break

Workshop: Preparing data for a multivariate analysis : new computer tools

David Boas (Tufts University), Naomi Nagy (University of New Hampshire) and Miriam Meyerhoff (University of Pennsylvania)


chair: Charles Boberg

· 1.15-1.40

Voah mei daett sei deitsh: Developments in the vowel system of Pennsylvania German. David Bowie, University of Pennsylvania

· 1.40-2.05

Duration of Onset Consonants in Gay Male Stereotyped Speech. Sean Crist, University of Pennsylvania

· 2.05-2.30

Do I sound Asian to you?: Linguistic markers of Asian American Identity. David B. Hanna, University of Pennsylvania

· 2.30-2.45 Coffee break


chair: Gene Buckley

· 2.45-3.10

· 3.10-3.35

Trisyllabic Shortening: A Synchronic and Diachronic Analysis. Paula Fikkert, University of Konstanz

· 3.35-4.00

Resyllabification. William Labov, University of Pennsylvania