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Conference on Languages of Southeast Asia, Day 1

Conference on Languages of Southeast Asia, Day 1

A forum for presentations of new research and the exchange of ideas to create fresh conversations between scholars and teachers of Southeast Asian languages.

Friday, January 30, 2009
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
314 and 306 Royce Hall
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA – UC Berkeley Joint Conference on Southeast Asian Studies

8:30  Registration

8:50  Welcoming remarks
    Michael Ross, Director, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies
    Shoichi Iwasaki, UCLA Dept. of Asian Languages & Cultures, Conference Organizer

Session 1 Diachrony, Syntax  (Moderator: George Bedell)

9:00-9:30 Bradley McDonnell, Arizona State University
    Cases of Degrammaticalization in Besemah

9:30-10:00 Pittayawat Pittayaporn, Cornell University
    De-aspirating Proto-Tai

10:00-10:30 Anna Volkova, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS
    Anaphoric Dependencies in Burmese

10:30-11:00 Lindsey N. Chen, National Taiwan Normal University
    Resultatives with Object Gap in Indonesian

11:00-11:15 Break

Session 2-A  Prosody  (Moderator: Bruce Hayes)

11:15-11:45 Chun-Mei Chen, National Chung Hsing University
    Prosody in Contact: Evidence from Budai Rukai Stress

11:45-12:15 Vincie W. S. Ho, University of Hong Kong
    When East Meets West: A Study of the Tone-Melody Interface in Contemporary Thai Pop Music

12:15-12:45 Discussion

Session 2-B Panel on language teaching (1)  (Moderator: Ruth Mabanglo)
11:15-12:45 Developing a BA Degree in Southeast Asian Languages:
                           The Case of Filipino at the University of Hawaii

Ruth Elynia Mabanglo, University of Hawaii
    Introduction of the panel and topic; Advanced Filipino Abroad Program

Pia C. Andrada, University of Hawaii
    BA in Philippine Languages and Literature (concentration on Filipino)

Imelda Gasmen, University of Hawaii
    Culture promotion and community service of the program

Lilibeth Robotham, University of Hawaii
    The Filipino Placement Test

12:45-2:00 Lunch on your own

2:00-3:00 Guest Speaker I
    Nick Enfield,
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
    Dynamics of Human Diversity in Mainland Southeast Asia

3:30-3:45  Break

Session 3-A  Morphology, Syntax   (Moderator Nick Enfield)

3:45-4:15 Michael Ewing, University of Melbourne
    Low Transitivity in Javanese Conversation

4:15-4:45  John Haiman, Macalester College
    The Origin of New Words in Khmer

4:45-5:15  Dara Non, Denis Diderot University
    About the Complex Nominal Syntagm in Modern Khmer

Session 3-B Teaching/Acquisition in Filipino  (Moderator: Maria Josephine Barrios-Leblanc)
3:45-4:15 Evangeline Alvarez-Encabo, De La Salle University (DLSU), Manila and Irene Villarin-Gonzaga, DLSU, Dasmarinas 
   Functional Syllabus and Teaching Materials for a Basic Filipino Course

4:15-4:45 Nenita Pambid Domingo, UCLA
    Filipino Heritage Learners and Use of Technology

4:45-5:15 Evangeline Alvarez-Encabo, De La Salle University, Manila
   Filipino Language and Cultural Immersion Program for Singaporeans: Curriculum Design and Implementation

5:15-5:30 Break

Session 4  Language Resources  (Moderator: Naonori Nagaya)

5:30-6:00 Herbert C. Purnell, Biola University
    Documenting a Minority Language: Features of a New Iu Mien Dictionary

6:00-6:30 Doug Cooper, Center for Research in Computational Linguistics
    The SEALang Projects: Southeast Asian Language & Linguistics Resources

6:30-7:00 Hao Phan, Northern Illinois University
    The Southeast Asia Digital Library cooperative project, an online resource for Southeast Asian studies

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA and the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley are a consortium U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

All-day parking at UCLA costs $9.

Cost : One-time $20 registration fee except for those with a UCLA ID card.


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