ILA Conference

Stephane GRIVELET Stephane.Grivelet at
Fri Feb 20 16:25:19 UTC 2004

The annual conference of the International Linguistic Association will have
some sections which may be of interest for the members of the languace
policy list. The conference coordinator is:
Johanna J. Woltjer
(e-mail:jwoltjer at
511 West 112 Street # 14
New York, NY 10025-1634, USA
Tel. (212) 749-3366

49th Annual Conference Program
March 19-21, 2004, HUNTER COLLEGE
695 Park Avenue, New York
Sessions will be at:
Hunter College, West Building, and Faculty Dining Room (8th Floor, Hunter
College West)

Friday, March 19, 2004

3:30 – 8:30 Registration, Book and Flyer Exhibit
4:00 – 4:45 Session
Section 1: Debating the Meanings of Literacy – FDR 1
African Perspectives on Literacy. Kate Parry, Hunter College and Michael
Newman, Queens College, CUNY
Section 2: Cognitive and Social Development in Children – FDR 2
Vygotsky and Gardner –Through a New Lens, Ninah Beliavsky, St. John’s University
Converging Worlds: Play, Literacy, and Culture in Early Childhood, Maureen
E. Kendrick, University of British Columbia
Section 3: History of Linguistics - 615 HW
Hayyuj's Influence on Biblical Hebrew Dictionaries, Simon Mauck, Georgetown
The Regular and the Irregular Phonetic Changes in Arabic According to
Si-bawayh, Solomon Sara, S.J., Georgetown University
4:45 – 5:00 Break
5:00 – 6:00 Session B
Section 1: English Language Learning, Identity, and Academic Writing Panel –
Seonjoo Moon, Jungmi Kim, Eunsook Rhee, Subarna Banerjee, Temple University
and Cate Almon, Northampton Community College
Section 2: Phonemes and Graphemes – FDR 2
Phonological Representation in the Mental Lexicon, Rachelle Waksler, San
Francisco State University and Linda Wheeldon, University of Birmingham, England
Acoustic Invariant Analysis of the Speech Sounds (Ukrainian and English),
Maksym Vakulenko, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyjiv, Ukrajina and UTA
The Linguistic Analysis of Written-Language Characters Themselves, Earl M.
Herrick, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Section 3: History of Writing Systems – 615 HW
Three Models of Script Transfer, Peter T. Daniels, New York City
Parallels among the Chinese, Sumerian, Egyptian, and Mayan Writing
Systems,John R. Costello, New York University
Homer, Odyssey 23.200-206: The Poetic Convergence of Three Writing Systems,
Edwin D. Floyd, University of Pittsburgh
6:00 – 6:15 Break
6;15 - 7:30: Session C - 615 HW
OPENING: Judith Friedlander, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Hunter
Plenary Session: Florian Coulmas, Universität Duisburg / Essen: The Future
of Writing
7:30 – 8:00: Reception Hosted by Hunter College - 6th Floor Lobby

Saturday, March 20, 2004
8:30 Registration, Book and Flyer Exhibit
9:00 – 10:00 Session D
Section 1: Language, Literacy and the Maintenance of Cultural Identity – FDR 1
Culture Without Language: Can Doukhoborism Survive in English? Gunter
Schaarschmidt, University of Victoria
Schooling Spells the Demise of Minority Languages: Literacy’s Exclusivity in
Italian Education, Matthew G. Tornatore, Truman State University
Developing Two Literacies at Post-Secondary Level, Duanduan Li, University
of British Columbia, Canada
Section 2: Social Determinants of Linguistic Variation – FDR 2
The Development of "BLING BLING" from Slang to CNN, Leia Christina Isbell
Soler, Georgetown University Conflicting Ideologies: African American
Attitudes toward AAVE, Maeve Eberhardt, University of Pittsburgh
The Impact of Social Forces on the Expression of Futurity in Northern
Colombian Spanish, Rafael Orozco, New York University
Section 3: Adjectival Inflections and Grammatical Gender – 714 HW
A Diachronic Study of the Spread of Weak Inflection in the Twofold
Adjectival Declension in Germanic, Josef Fioretta, Hofstra University
What Recent Borrowings Reveal about the Russian Gender System: Semantic
Classification and Inanimate Nouns, Donald Steinmetz, Augsburg College
French Gender Revisited, Don Nelson, Bowling Green State University

10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:15 Session E
Section 1: Ideological Contexts of Literacy - FDR 1
Critical Literacy and the Youth Millennium Project, Bonny Norton, University
of British Columbia
The Relationship of Written and Spoken Languages in Lahore, Celeste
Sullivan, Brown University
The Spread of Literacy as Diffusion of Innovation, Sue Hasselbring,
University of South Africa
Section 2: Syntactic Theory and Cross-Linguistic Analysis – FDR 2
There as an Existential Operator, Hak-Sung Han, Kyung Hee University, Seoul,
English Genitive Case - - Structural of Inherent? Chia-Hui Huang, University
of Washington
Cross-linguistic Variations in Specifier Arrangement: From Psycholinguistic
Perspectives, Juan Zhao, Montclair State University
Speech Errors in Main and Auxiliary Verbs: A Cross-Linguistic Analysis,
Ellen Thompson, Florida International University

Section 3: Historical Linguistics – 714 HW
The r & l Merger in Middle Indo-Aryan: Did it Really Happen? Franklin C.
Southworth, University of Pennsylvania
Morphophonemic and Sound Change, Shaligram Shukla, Georgetown University
The Periphrastic Perfect in Greek and Latin: Evidence from the New
Testament, Bridget Drinka, University of Texas at San Antonio
Origin and Remnants of the Dialects in England Zoltan Simon

11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:45 Session

Deixis an Digital Communication, Clifford Hill, Arthur I. Gates Professor
Emeritus of Language and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
ILA Business Meeting - Chair: Alice H. Deakins, President

12:45 – 2:15: LUNCH
2:15 – 3:15 Session G
Section 1: Effects of Writing on Language and Culture – FDR 1
The Writing of History: a Powerful Use of Writing, Judith M. S. Pine,
University of Puget Sound
Western Alphabets in Siberian Exile, Edward J. Vajda, Western Washington
A Philosophical Comparison of Two Writing Systems, Mostafa Younesie, Tarbiat
Modarres University-Tehran,Iran
Section 2: Development of Interlanguage Grammars – FDR 2
Interlanguage Syntax as a Composite Developing System; Longxing Wei,
Montclair State University
Are Italian Direct and Indirect Object pronouns Acquired Simultaneously or
in Distinct Stages?: New Evidence from English Speakers’ Italian
Interlanguages, Maurizio Santoro , Queensborough Community College

3:15-3:30: Break
3:30 – 4:30: Session H

Section 1: Language Contact and Choice of Script – FDR 1
Stability and Instability Among Jewish Languages and Alphabets, George
Jochnowitz, College of Staten Island
Berber Language Development and Literacy in Morocco, Linda Rashidi,
Mansfield University & Moha Ennaji, University of Fes
Section 2: Grammatical Development and Literacy in Spanish – FDR 2
Does Literacy Improve Sentential Length and Complexity? Francesco D'Introno,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Relative Clauses in the Speech of Literate and Illiterate Speakers of
Spanish, Rosemary Weston, Rhode Island College & Francesco D'Introno,
University of Massachusetts

4:30 – 5:45: Session I
Section 1: Politics and Scripts - FDR 1
Orthographic Choices for Writing Creole in the French West Indies, Stéphane
Grivelet, University of the French West Indies and Guiana
From" G " to "H" and Again to "G" in Ukrainian: Between the Latin-Polish and
Byzantine Tradition? Andriy Danylenko, Pace University
The Most Ambitious Programme of Language Planning the World Has Ever Seen" -
The Chinese Linguistic Revolution, Ganzhi Di, CUNY Hostos Community College,
Section 2: Languages, Writing, and Concepts of Space - FDR 2
The Linearity of Language and Speech, Katharina Barbe, Northern Illinois
A Case Study on Cognition and Second Language Acquisition, Amy, Pi-chan Hu,
Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan
Cognitive Linguistics and Spatial Contributions Seen in Narrative Fiction,
Helen Chau Hu, California State University at Long Beach

Sunday, March 21, 2004

9:00 Registration, Book and Flyer Exhibit
9:30 – 10:30 Session J: Developing Contexts for Foreign Language Literacy –
EFL Writer’s Social Networks: Impact on L2 Academic Literacy and Writing,
Orna Ferenz, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Promoting Literacy Skills in the Mixed-Level ESL Classroom, Bede McCormack,
Teachers College, Columbia University
Vocabulary Instruction, Cultural Illiteracy, and the English Language
Teaching Process, Alexander Astor, Hostos Comminity College, CUNY

10:30 – 10:45 Break</P>
10:45 – 11: 45 Session K: Gender and Literacy – FDR 1
"With Liberty to My Daughter to Read": Women’s Literacies in the
Northeastern United States, 1800-1850, Jane Weiss, SUNY College at Old Westbury
Women's Literacy Programs: Variation and Transformation Around the World,
Harriet Luria, Hunter College, CUNY
Anxiety, Gender, and Second Language Reading, Cindy Brantmeier, Washington

11:450 – 12:00 Break<
12:00 – 1:00 </U>Session L: Literacy in Discourses of Dominance – FDR 1

The Structure of Opening Salutation in Job Rejection Letters and the
Academic Status of Schools, Xiaozhao Huang, University of North Dakota
Shape and Make: Cooking up Quality Control Documentation in the Workplace,
JoAnne Kleifgen, Teachers College, Columbia University
Inferring Voice in Expository Paraphrase, Howard Williams, Teachers College,
Columbia University

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