Stanford conference in honor of Joseph Greenberg

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Mon Apr 15 12:21:09 UTC 2002

Stanford University is pleased to announce an international conference

in honor of Joseph H. Greenberg.

All presentations are free and open to the public.

Some useful information can be found at

Conference registration forms found on the web site can be faxed to
John Baugh

Fax: 650) 725-7412


</bold>Scientific Studies in Honor of Joseph H. Greenberg

April 26-27, 2002


Center for Educational Research at Stanford: Room 112

April 26

8:15-8:45		Registration - CERAS Lobby

8:45-9:00		Welcome: John Baugh

			Sherman Frankel

9:00-9:30		Merritt Ruhlen:

"On the concept of "Fruitfulness" in Genetic Linguistics"

9:30-10:00 		Paul Newman

"Teeth and Tongues; Walkin' and Talkin'"

10:00-10:15	BREAK

10:15-10:45	Joan Bybee

"Extensions of diachronic typology: mechanisms of change as the true

10:45-11:15	William Croft

"A Typology of Social Evolution and Language Change"

11:15-11:45	Suzanne Kemmer

"Language Typology and Human Conceptualization"

11:45-12:15	Masayoshi Shibatani

"A new perspective on grammatical voice"

12:15-1:45		LUNCH- Stanford Faculty Club

1:45-2:15		Jack Hawkins

"Cross-linguistic Patterns and their Significance for the

Performance-Grammar Interface"

2:15-2:45		Elizabeth Traugott

"Regrammaticalization, exaptation and legitimate counterexamples to

2:45-3:15		Bernard Comrie

"Genes and Languages, with Special Reference to Europe and the

3:15-3:30		BREAK

3:30-4:00		Bh. Krishnamurti

"Language Typology and Regular Sound Change"

4:00-4:30		Susan Steele

"In a Word"

4:30-5:00		Christy G. Turner

"Is The Divergence Between European And East Asians Temporally Deep Or
Shallow, And How Can Linguistics Help In This Question?"

5:00-5:30		W. Wang

"Language and Complexity"

5:30-7:00		BREAK

7;00-9:30		Dinner: CERAS Lobby

Saturday, April 27, 2002

8:30-9:00		Kay McCormick

"Now you see it, now you don't': awareness of language difference in an
inner-city neighborhood."

9:00-9:30		Bernd Heine

Linguistic Areas and Grammaticalization"

9:30-10:00 	Harold Fleming

"Afrasian and Its Closest Relatives: the Borean Hypothesis"

10:00-10:30 	Joanna Mountain

"African Genetic Diversity and the Antiquity of Click Languages

10:30-11:00	BREAK

11:00-11:30	Luca Cavalli-Sforza

"Impact of Greenberg's work on present and future research."

11:30-12:00	Murray Gell-Mann

"Arrows of Time in the Evolution of Human Languages"

12:00-12:30	Stephen L. Zegura

"Y-Chromosomes and the Early Peopling of the Americas."

12:30-1:30		LUNCH

1:30-2:00	Peter Forster, Antonio Torroni, Colin Renfrew, Arne Röhl

"Asian and American mtDNA Evolution"

2:00-2:30		Per Hage

"On the Evolution of American Indian Kinship Systems in World
Historical Perspective"

2:30-3:00		Carol F. Justus

"Mathematical Structures of Early Indo-European Numeral Systems"

3:00-3:30		Tom Givon

"On the diachronic underpinnings of language universals"



John Baugh

Professor of Education and, by courtesy, Linguistics

Stanford University

Stanford, California 94305-3096

Phone: 650) 725-1249

Fax: 650) 725-7412

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