14.568, Confs: Linguistic Universals, CA USA

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Subject: 14.568, Confs: Linguistic Universals, CA USA

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Date:  Tue, 25 Feb 2003 22:37:20 +0000
From:  jcgood at socrates.berkeley.edu
Subject:  Explaining Linguistic Universals

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Date:  Tue, 25 Feb 2003 22:37:20 +0000
From:  jcgood at socrates.berkeley.edu
Subject:  Explaining Linguistic Universals

Explaining Linguistic Universals: Historical Convergence and Universal Grammar


Short Title: Explaining Universals
Location: Berkeley, CA, United States of America
Date: 07-MAR-03 - 08-MAR-03

Web Site: http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/~jcgood/Universals/
Contact Person: Jeff Good
Meeting Email: jcgood at socrates.berkeley.edu
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The aim of this workshop is to contrast approaches to explaining
linguistic universals, with a focus on research that explicitly
attempts to explain both synchronic and diachronic data. Evidence
bearing on the stengths and weaknesses of various approaches will come
both from a range of language families as well as different areas of
grammar. The workshop will be held on March 7-8, 2003 at UC
Berkeley. All speakers have been invited. Anyone is welcome to
attend. This workshop has been sponsored by the Townsend Center for
the Humanities, the Deans of Social Sciences, Humanities, and the
Graduate Division at UC Berkeley, and the Department of Linguistics at
UC Berkeley. This workshop is part of the fiftieth anniversary
celebration of the Berkeley department of linguistics.
				
Explaining Linguistic Universals:
Historical Convergence and Universal Grammar
University of California, Berkeley

Friday, March 7, 2003, 3335 Dwinelle Hall

3:30 Andrew Garrett, UC Berkeley
Paradigm levelling effects: Analogy vs. uniformity

4:30 Adam Albright, UC Santa Cruz
Deriving general tendencies and language particulars in analogical change

5:30 Break

5:45 Juliette Blevins, UC Berkeley
Consonant epenthesis: Natural and unnatural history


Saturday, March 8, 2003, 370 Dwinelle Hall

Morning session

9:00 Coffee

9:30 Joan Bybee, University of New Mexico
Diachronic explanations for substantive and formal universals

10:30 Break

10:45 Martin Haspelmath, MPI, Leipzig
Creating economical morphosyntactic patterns in language change

11:45 Alice Harris, SUNY at Stony Brook
On the explanation of typologically unusual structures


Afternoon session

2:00 Paul Kiparsky, Stanford University
Universals constrain change; change produces pseudo-universals

3:00 Break

3:15 Anthony Kroch, University of Pennsylvania
Imperfect learning and language change

4:15 John Whitman, Cornell University
Syntax and grammaticalization


If necessary, updates to the schedule will be appear at:
http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/~jcgood/Universals/Program.html			

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