Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Society For The Study Of Indigenous Languages In The Americas: Summer Program

SSILA Summer Meeting
Berkeley, California, July 17-19, 2009

The SSILA Summer Meeting will be held at the University of California, Berkeley from July 17 through July 19, 2009 during the LSA Summer Institute (http://lsa2009.berkeley.edu). The registration fee will be $35, discounted to $15 for students enrolled in the Summer Institute.

Here is the program.

SSILA has made arrangements for conference rates at the Hotel Durant for the nights of 7/16, 7/17, 7/18, and 7/19. The rate is $145 per night. Parking costs $16 per night per vehicle. Bookings should be made prior to June 16, 2009. Indicate that you are affiliated with SSILA.

Hotel Durant
2600 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 510-845-8981

Friday, July 17
9:00-11:00Phonology & Phonetics
9:00Gabriele MüllerIntonation in Beaver (Athabaskan)
9:30Patricia A. ShawDefault-to-Opposite Stress: Quantity Sensitivities in a Default-to-Right System
10:00Erin HaynesPhonetic and Phonological Features of L2 Northern Paiute
10:30Maria Burgess, Richard Wright and Guadalupe LopezAn Acoustic Description of Santiago Tamazola Lowlands Mixtec
11:15-12:45Semantics in South American Languages
11:15Marine VuillermetMulti-layered Imperfective Marking in Ese Ejja: From Aktionsart to Periphrasis
11:45Françoise RoseTemporal reference in Mojeño Trinitario demonstratives
12:15Wilson SilvaEvidentiality and Clause Modality in Desano
2:30-4:00Mayan Syntax
2:30Stavros SkopeteasMorphological demarcation of prosodic domains in Yucatec Maya
3:00Marc PeakeUntangling argument marking in Tojol Ab’al Mayan complex sentences
3:30Eladio (B’alam) Mateo ToledoFiniteness in Q’anjob’l (Maya): The Case of Nonverbal Predicates
4:15-5:45Meso-American Discourse
4:15Elisabeth VerhoevenAnimacy hierarchy and passive voice in Yucatec Maya
4:45Penelope Brown, Olivier Le Guen and Mark SicoliDialogic repetition in Tzeltal, Yucatec, and Zapotec conversation
5:15Telma CanThe particle wi in K’ichee’: A focus marker
Saturday, July 18
9:00Norval SmithThe geography of Yokuts dialects: The northern San Joaquin Valley regrouped
9:30Hannah J. HaynieA Computational Assessment of Deep Relationships Among California Languages
10:00Luis OquendoLa sintaxis dialectal en yukpa
10:45-12:15Historical Linguistics
10:45Sean O’NeillAthabaskan Language Ecology: On the Comparative Impact of Geography, Contact, and Ideology
11:15Karen Sue RolphSome evidence of instability in traditional indigenous toponyms in the Peruvian Andes
11:45Simeon FloydStages in the development of Cha’palaa numerals
2:00Connie DickinsonReference Tracking and Evidential/Mirative Constructions in Tsafiki
2:30Stavros Skopeteas and Elisabeth VerhoevenSyntax and Discourse: Field experiments in Yucatec Maya
3:00Andrej Kibrik and Olga MarkusLocal discourse structure in Upper Kuskokwim Athabaskan
3:45Amy DahlstromArgument structure of Meskwaki ‘AI+O verbs
4:15Jack MartinFrom switch reference to case marking in Muskogean
5:00Siri Tuttle and James KariU'eł Tay'tesdedzi: The Morphological Clamp
5:30Richard RhodesConstruction morphology meets the Ojibwe verb

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