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12th meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association, Day 1 of 3

12th meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association, Day 1 of 3

The phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics of various languages in the Austronesian family, which stretches from Easter Island to Madagascar.

Saturday, April 30, 2005
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Royce Hall, see schedule
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA is hosting the 12th meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association, April 30-May 2. Admission is free for UCLA students and faculty, otherwise it's $20 for students and $50 for non-students. There will be talks on the phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics of various languages in the Austronesian family, which stretches from Easter Island to Madagascar, and includes most languages of Pacific Island nations, the Philippines, Indonesia, East Timor, Malaysia, Brunei, and Madagascar, as well as some languages in China, Viet Nam, Thailand, and Myanmar, and the indigenous languages of Taiwan.

For more information including abstracts of the individual papers, please visit http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/afla12/.

PROGRAM:

Saturday, April 30, 2005
    
9:00 Registration and refreshments
Royce 306
 
9:30
Joachim Sabel, Universite catholique de Louvain
Grammatical Functions in Malagasy Syntax and the "Complements Only" Restriction
Royce 362

Marit Vamarasi, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago
On the Notion of Cliticization in Rotuman
Royce 156

10:00
Matt Pearson, Reed College
Tense (Mis)matches Between Verbs and Obliques in Malagasy
Royce 362

Celeste Lee & Loren Billings, National Chi Nan University
Wackernagel and verb-adjacent clisis in Southern Philippine Languages
Royce 156
 
10:30 Break
 
11:00
Raphael Mercado, McGill University
XP predicate-fronting in Tagalog
Royce 362
 
Kie Zuraw, UCLA
Cluster splittability in Tagalog: corpus and survey evidence
Royce 156

11:30
Hans-Martin G䲴ner & Paul Law, Zentrum f?gemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin
Restriction on in-situ wh-phrases in Malagasy, Tagalog and Tsou
Royce 362

Tomoko Kozasa, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Phonetic Implementations of Pohnpeian Long Vowels
Royce 156

12:00
Nathan Culwell-Kanarek, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Word order and the syntax of /ang/ in Tagalog
Royce 362

Bob Kennedy, University of California, Santa Barbara
Reflexes of initial gemination in Western Micronesian languages
Royce 156

12:30 Lunch
 
2:00 p.m.
Lisa deMena Travis, McGill University
Arguments, states, and roots in Malagasy
Royce 362

Heather Willson, UCLA
Marshallese yes/no questions and remnant movement
Royce 156
 
2:30
Bridget Copley, USC
Three Futures in Indonesian
Royce 362

Catherine Macdonald, University of Toronto
Tongan /-'i/: Increasing Transitivity in Valency and Aspect
Royce 156
 
3:00 Break
 
3:30
Jonathon E. Cihlar, University of Chicago
Focus and Congruency in Tagalog Questions and Answers
Royce 362

Diane Massam, University of Toronto
Copular constructions in a language without copular verbs
Royce 156

4:00
Joseph A. Sabbagh, MIT
Existential Constructions in Tagalog
Royce 362

Benjamin Keil, UCLA
An associative semantics for basic Malagasy sentences
Royce 156

4:30 Break
 
5:00
Randall Hendrick, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tongan Bound Pronouns
Royce 362

Jonathon Herd, University of Toronto
The Actor-Emphatic: A Minimalist Portrayal
Royce 156
 
5:30
Li-May Sung & Chia-chi Shen, National Taiwan University
Anaphoric Expressions in Kavalan
Royce 362

Hsiao-hung Iris Wu, MIT
Topic and Focus in Bunun Revisited
Royce 156

Parking at UCLA costs $7.


Cost : Admission is free for UCLA students and faculty, otherwise it's $20 for students and $50 for non-students.

BarbaraGaerlan
310-206-9163
www.linguistics.ucla.edu/afla12/
cseas@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Linguistics