18.168, Confs: general Ling,Afroasiatic Lang/USA

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Date: 13-Jan-2007
From: Charles Häberl < afroasiatic at gmail.com >
Subject: The North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics 

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Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 13:02:22
From: Charles Häberl < afroasiatic at gmail.com >
Subject:  The North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics 

The North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics 
Short Title: NACAL 

Date: 16-Mar-2007 - 18-Mar-2007 
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA 
Contact: Charles Häberl 
Contact Email: afroasiatic at gmail.com 
Meeting URL: http://www.nacal.org 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics 

Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic 
Meeting Description: 

The North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL) provides scholars from North America and around the world with a venue to discuss the Afroasiatic language phylum. Now in its 35th year, NACAL has held annual meetings since 1973. Meetings are held in tandem with the annual meeting of the American Oriental Society, which shares a joint session with NACAL. Previous meetings have been held in Ann Arbor, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Cambridge, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Haven, San Diego, Seattle, Toronto, and several other cities in the United States and Canada. 

Friday, March 16th

Friday Morning

Northwest Semitic: Aramaic and Hebrew  (8:00 - 10:00 AM)

1.  Na'ama Pat-El (Harvard University), The origin and function of the   
    so-called correlative in Classical Syriac
2.  Naftali Stern (Bar-Ilan University), The Valence and Distribution of
    Verbs Derived from the Root ??? / ???
3.  Robert Holmstedt (University of Toronto), Agreement Issues in
    Biblical Hebrew
4.  David Testen (independent scholar), The Aramaic Causative and its
    Mediopassive Derivative

Break (10:00 - 10:30 AM)

Egyptian: Studies in Egyptian Linguistics  (10:30 - 12:30 AM)

1.  Leo Depuydt (Brown University), ''The Conjunctive in Egyptian and
    Coptic: Towards a Final Definition in Boolean Terms''
2.  Ruth Kramer (University of California at Santa Cruz), ''A Word Order
    Contrast in Middle Egyptian''
3.  Tracy Musacchio (University of Pennsylvania), ''Isolating Common
    Grammatical forms in Egyptian Stelae from the First Intermediate
    Period and the Implications for Dialects''
4.  Ariel Shisha-Halevy (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), ''A Note on
    Converbs in Egyptian.''

Friday Afternoon

Ancient Near East I: Joint NACAL/AOS Meeting. (1:30 - 4:30 PM)

Saturday, March 17th

Saturday Morning

Arabic I  (8:00 - 10:30 AM)

1.  Nouman Malkawi (University of Nantes), Reconstruction and Islandhood
    in Jordanian Arabic Relative Constructions
2.  Roni Henkin (Ben Gurion University), Peculiarities of Imprecations in
    Negev Arabic
3.  Judith Rosenhouse (Sound Waves Analysis and Technologies, Ltd.),
    Arabic Bedouin-Sedentary Dichotomy at the Beginning of the New
4.  Ahmad Al-Jallad (University of South Florida), The Etymology of the
    Indicative Augment bi- in Some Neo-Arabic Dialects 
5.  Devin Stewart (Emory University), Cognate and Analogical Curses in
    Moroccan Arabic

Break (10:30 - 11:00 AM)

Arabic II  (11:00 - 1:00 PM)

1.  Benjamin Hary (Emory University), The Translation of Prepositions in
    Egyptian Judeo-Arabic ?urÙÎ
2.  Trent Rockwood and Jonathan Owens (University of Maryland), The
    Discourse Marker ya?ni: What It (Really) Means
3.  Adel Jibali (Université du Québec à Montréal), Are There Subject
    Pronouns in Standard Arabic? The theory of Pro Revisited
4.  Karine David (Nancy University), The Formation of the Plural of
    Maltese Nouns

Saturday Afternoon

General Ethiosemitic  (2:00 - 3:30 PM)

1.  Rainer Voigt (Freie Universität Berlin), North vs. South Ethiosemitic
2.  Grover Hudson (Michigan State University), Word Lists for Testing
    Theories of Ethiopian Semitic History
3.  Anna Maria Di Sciullo and Degif Petros Banksira (Université du Québec
    à Montréal), On wh-words of Ethiopian Semitic Languages

Break (3:30 - 4:00 PM)

History of Scholarship  (4:00 - 5:30 PM)

1.  Jonathan Owens (University of Maryland), Why There is no History of
    the Arabic Language: Part 1, the West
2.  Abdelkader Fassi Fehri (University of Newcastle upon Tyne),
    How 'Semitic' is a Semitic language?

NACAL 35 Invited Lecture: On Disagreement and Word-Order: In Memory of Robert Hetzron. GIDEON GOLDENBERG, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Reminiscer (5:30 - 6:15 PM).

Saturday Evening

Annual NACAL Dinner (7:30 - 11:00 PM)

Sunday, March 18th

Sunday Morning

Language Contact (8:00 - 9:00 AM)

1.  Christopher Lucas (University of Cambridge), The Development of
    Negation in Arabic and Berber
2.  Esther Haber (Bar-Ilan University), The Anticipatory Genitive in
    Sumerian and Akkadian
Reports from the Field (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

1.  Hassan Obeid Alfadly (Universiti Sains Malaysia), New finds on Word
    Formation in Mehri of Qishn in Yemen
2.  David Elias (Independent Scholar), A New Negative Morpheme in Tigre

Break (10:00 - 10:30 AM)

Omotic and Cushitic Languages (10:30 AM - 1:00 PM)

1.  Binyam Sisay (University of Oslo), Focus Marking in Koorete 
2.  M. Lionel Bender (Southern Illinois University), Sub-Grouping of
3.  Sumiyo Nishiguchi (Stony Brook University), Prosodic Morpheme in
4.  Kebede Hordofa Janko (University of Oslo), Morphophonemics of the
    Causative Marker in Oromo
5.  Zelealem Leyew (Addis Ababa University), The Agaw Languages: An
    Overview of the Research Output in the Last Four Decades

Sunday Afternoon

Amharic (2:00 - 4:30 PM)

1.  Colleen Ahland (University of Oregon), The Amharic Postposition
    Construction and the Historical Origin of the Postposition
      /gar/ 'With'
2.  Laura ?ykowska (University of Warsaw), Suppletion in the Paradigm of
    the Verb 'to be' in Amharic: Grammaticalization or Lexicalization?
3.  Peter Unseth (Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics),
    Labialization in Amharic, with a Focus on Reduplicating Forms
4.  Michael Ahland (University of Oregon), On Becoming Subject: The 
    Grammatical Status of the Possessor in the Amharic Possessive
5.  Aviad Eilam (University of Pennsylvania), Applicativization vs. Left-
    Dislocation: The Case of Amharic Prepositional Suffixes

Sunday Evening

NACAL 35 Business Meeting. C.G. HÄBERL, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Convener (5:00 - 6:00 PM).

Adjournment, 6:00 PM.

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