Workshops and Conferences

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

Conference: 24th International conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar

Organizer(s): Fabiola Henri
Contact Information: fabiola.henri@uky.edu

Workshop/Conference Website URL: http://hpsg.uky.edu/

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Workshop: Culture, identity, cognition: insights from conceptualization of diasporic place

Organizer(s): Amelia Tseng, Ph.D (American University, Georgetown University, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage)

Physical space becomes relevant and meaningful as human place” through talk, (Johnstone, 2010), revealing context-dependent and more universal systems of thought and social relations. Shared understandings of place and meaning are drawn from collective and individual experience, with implications for culture, identity, and cognition.

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Workshop/Conference Website URL: http://lsa2017diaspora.weebly.com/

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

July 12: Workshop: American Sign Language (ASL) Research Resources

Organizer(s): Diane Lillo-Martin
Contact Information: diane.lillo-martin@uconn.edu

This workshop will provide information on resources useful for research on ASL, including (a) a new corpus of longitudinal data on the acquisition of ASL; (b) ASL-LEX and ASL SignBank lexical databases; and (c) upgrades to ELAN that bridge annotations with SignBank entries.

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Friday, July 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 12:00pm

Formal Approaches to Creole Studies 5

Organizer(s): Fabiola Henri
Contact Information: fabiola.henri@uky.edu

Workshop/Conference Website URL: http://facs.uky.edu

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 12:00pm

Joint Conference: Formal Approaches to Creole Studies (FACS) / Structure, Emergence and Evolution of Pidgin and Creole Languages (SEEPiCLa)

Organizer(s): Fabiola Henri
Contact Information: fabiola.henri@uky.edu

Workshop/Conference Website URL: http://facs.uky.edu

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

Workshop: Phrasebooks as transcultural texts

Organizer(s): Richard Hallett
Contact Information: R-Hallett@neiu.edu

This workshop examines phrasebooks as ‘transcultural texts’, i.e. ‘writings which help to establish popular understandings of the meanings of other cultures’ (Gilbert 1999:283).

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Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Workshop: Language input and language construction

Organizer(s): Mark Aronoff
Contact Information: mark.aronoff@stonybrook.edu

No matter what one’s theoretical perspective, the language that a person constructs must be based on the language or languages that the person sees or hears.  This workshop will be devoted to the question of how different sorts of inputs affect the structure of a language.  In the most extreme case—homesign—there is no input at all, but the child still constructs a linguistics system, albeit a very simple one.  In the case of new sign language

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Workshop: Changing perceptions of Southernness

Organizer(s): Jennifer Cramer and Dennis R. Preston
Contact Information: jennifer.cramer@uky.edu

The Southern United States is unique, in that, as a subculture within the larger tapestry of Americanness, Southernness is something everyone knows something, everything, and nothing about.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Workshop: Implicational relations and the distribution of lexical properties

Organizer(s): Géraldine Walther - University of Zürich, Michael Ramscar - University of Tübingen, and Benoît Sagot space - Inria
Contact Information: geraldine.walther@uzh.ch

Work on lexical properties in theoretical linguistics has been largely dominated by two opposing views. One influential tradition, based on the Bloomfieldian view of linguistic units as identifiable regular form-meaning pairings, focuses on the combinatorics of identifiable minimal linguistic units (Chomsky (1957); Lieber (1992); Halle and Marantz (1993), among others).

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

Conference: North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics

Organizer(s): Mark Richard Lauersdorf, University of Kentucky; Joe Salmons, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Fernando Tejedo-Herrero, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Donald Tuten, Emory University
Contact Information: narnihistsoc@gmail.com

This free event is the inaugural public meeting of the North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS). It is intended to maximize exposure to high-level current work in the field of historical sociolinguistics, provide hands-on experience in selected tools and methods in the field, build the professional network, and situate the field within the broader landscape of general linguistics.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

Workshop: Morphological Typology and Linguistic Cognition

Organizer(s): Andrea Sims (Ohio State University), Adam Ussishkin (University of Arizona), Jeff Parker (Brigham Young University) and Samantha Wray (University of Arizona)

The proposed workshop will explore the role of linguistic cognition in shaping morphological patterns within and across languages. The central question of the workshop is whether the cognitive processing of language creates a persistent influence on the typological distributions of morphological structures in the world’s languages.

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Workshop/Conference Website URL: https://u.osu.edu/mtlc2017/

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Workshop: Phonological externalization of morphosyntactic structure: Universals and variables

Organizer(s): Hisao Tokizaki

The goal of this workshop is to clarify the processes of externalization that map hierarchical morphosyntactic structure to linear phonological objects. We aim to construct a theoretical model where morphosyntactic structure is universal while variations between languages are limited to phonology.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Workshop: Grammar across the curriculum

Organizer(s): Scott Schwenter, Ohio State University and Lauren Squires, Ohio State University
Contact Information: schwenter.1@osu.edu

This workshop addresses challenges, opportunities, and strategies for grammar instruction. Primarily, we refer to grammar instruction occurring under the auspices of particular language instruction (e.g., English Grammar, Spanish Grammar, Chinese Grammar), and often with a more applied focus (e.g., teacher education). The workshop is organized around four themes: 1. Attitudes.

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Workshop/Conference Website URL: https://u.osu.edu/lsa2017grammarworkshop/

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Linguistics in the Public Sphere: An Advocacy Workshop

Organizer(s): Alyson Reed
Organizer(s): Bill Ladusaw


Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 8:30am to Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

Data Management Plans for Linguistic Research

Organizer(s): Susan Smythe Kung, Archive Manager of the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America, UT-Austin
Organizer(s): Andrea Berez-Kroeker, Director of Kaipuleohone Language Archive and Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Hawaiʻi
Organizer(s): Lauren Collister, Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
Organizer(s): All three instructors hold PhDs in linguistics and have vast experience managing data and writing DMPs
Contact Information: skung@austin.utexas.edu

The rising tide of data management and sharing requirements from funding agencies, publishers, and institutions has created a new set of pressures for researchers who are already stretched for time and funds. While it can feel like yet another set of painful hurdles, in reality, the process of creating a Data Management Plan (DMP) can be a surprisingly useful exercise, especially when done early in a project’s lifecycle.

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Workshop/Conference Website URL: http://bit.ly/LSA-Institute-Data

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Workshop: Experimental and corpus-based approaches to ellipsis

Organizer(s): Anne Abeille, Philip Miller and Jeffrey Runner

Ellipsis is a central phenomenon at the interface between syntax, semantics, phonology and discourse. It has been, and continues to be, the focus of numerous publications. Specifically, a major handbook on the subject is currently in preparation and should be out before the beginning of the institute (Craenenbroek and Temmerman (2017)).

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Workshop/Conference Website URL: http://www.llf.cnrs.fr/ecbae2017