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Conference on Languages of Southeast Asia, Day 2

Conference on Languages of Southeast Asia, Day 2

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

Saturday, January 31, 2009
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
314 and 306 Royce Hall
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA – UC Berkeley Joint Conference on Southeast Asian Studies

8:15 Registration

Session 5  Phonology  (Moderator: Priyankoo Sarmah)

8:30-9:00 Peter Graff, MIT and T. Florian Jaeger, University of Rochester
    Modeling OCP Effects in the Javanese Lexicon

9:00-9:30 Regine Lai, University of Delaware
    Distributional Gaps in Thai Obstruent-Final Syllables

9:30-10:30 Guest Speaker II
     John Hartmann,
Northern Illinois University
     Tai toponymic analysis: GIS insights into migration and settlement patterns

10:30-10:45  Break

Session 6-A Language Variation, Language Planning  (Moderator: Michael Ewing)

10:45-11:15 Neil H. Olsen, University of Utah
    Ko’ho Language Strategic Planning

11:15-11:45 Candice Sheung Pui Ng, University of Hong Kong
    The Consequences of Language Standardization: The Case of Zhuang

11:45-12:15 Thomas J. Conners, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
    Standard vs. Peripheral Javanese Dialects: Which is the Real Outlier?

Session 6-B Panel on Language Teaching (2)  (Moderator: Gyanam Mahajan)
10:45-12:15  Teaching Mixed Classes: Challenges, Tribulations and Successes

    Gyanam Mahajan, UCLA

    Supa Angkurawaranon, UCLA

    Juliana Wijaya, UCLA

    Quyen Di Chuc Bui and Thu Ba Nguyen, UCLA

12:15-2:00 Lunch on your own plus

Poster Session  (Moderator: Kie Zuraw)

 Dustin Chacon, University of Minnesota
     The Bengali DP

 Nenita Domingo, UCLA
     Writing by UCLA Filipino Language Students

 Aellon Krider & Violeta Osegueda, UCLA
     Loanword Adaptation in Samoan

 Nicole Wong, UCLA
     /l/ Deletion within Consonant Clusters in Singlish
2:00-3:00 Guest Speaker III     
    Bernard Comrie,
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig / University of California, Santa Barbara
    Areal typology of Southeast Asian languages: evidence from the World Atlas of Language Structures

3:30-3:45  Break

Session 7-A Diversity, Typology  (Moderator: John Haiman)

3:45-4:15 Antonia Soriente, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
    The languages of hunter-gatherers in Borneo: a Comparison of Punan Tubu' and Penan Benalui

4:15-4:45  Christopher Schmidt, Rice University
    Genealogical and Typological Issues in Western-Central Flores

4:45-5:15  Angela Nonaka, University of Texas
    Signs of the Need for Expanding "Deaf-initions" of Linguistic Diversity in Southeast Asia

Session 7-B    Teaching/Acquisition  (Moderator: Supa Angkurawaranon)

3:45-4:15 Chhany Sak-Humphry, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    Opportunity and Access: Technology, Language Teaching and Learning: The Case of Khmer

4:15-4:45 Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    Teaching Reading Thai to Second Language Learners: Issues, Challenges and Strategies
4:45-5:15 Yang Kao-Ly, California State University, Fresno
    The Challenge of Teaching a Heritage Language: The Hmong Case

5:15-5:30 Break

Session 8-A  Phonetics  (Moderator: Chun-Mei Chen)

5:30-6:00 Cassandra Pace, Rice University
    The Speech Rhythm of Northern Vietnamese: A PVI Study

6:00-6:30 Phanintra Teeranon, Mae Fah Luang University
    The Interaction between Pitch and Vowel Length in Mon-Khmer and Tai Languages: Evidence for Tonogenesis Theory

Session 8 –B Teaching/Acquisition  (Moderator: Bac Hoai Tran)

5:30-6:00 Mong Thi Nguyen, UC Davis
    Vietnamese Heritage Language: Opportunities for Research

6:00-6:30 Tri C. Tran, UC Irvine
    Teaching Diphthongs and Triphthongs and the Interference of Spelling – Vietnamese to Spanish Speakers and/or
     Spanish to Vietnamese Speakers

7:00 - 8:30 Conference Dinner

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