Paul Kiparsky just got back from The Seventh GLOW in Asia, where he gave an invited talk on
"Lexicalization as non-exemplar-based analogy: the origin of dvandva compounds".
Bruno Estigarribia gave a talk at the North Carolina State Brown Bag on
March 9th, titled "Variation and The Task of Learning Language".
Elizabeth Traugott will given a plenary talk on
"The development of information-packaging formulae from the perspectives
of grammaticalization and constructionalization"
at the Symposium on Formulaic Language, March 19th, Växjö University, Sweden.
And coming up at the 39th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages,
to be held March 26-29, 2009 at the University of Arizona, we have:
Anaphoric direct objects in spoken European Portuguese: Variation,
topicality and cross-dialectal comparison
-Scott Schwenter (The Ohio State University) & Gláucia Silva (Dartmouth)
Variation in Spanish clitic placement: the persistence of pragmatic factors
-Rena Torres Cacoullos & Scott Schwenter (The Ohio State University)
Detours along the perfect pathway
-Patricia Amaral & Chad Howe
The PP and Dative Alternation in Spanish: Syntax or Semantics?
- John Beavers & Chiyo Nishida (University of Texas - Austin)
The field has lost a great researcher: S.-Y. Kuroda (1934-2009).
A tribute to Yuki's life will take place at UCSD on March 17, 4:30-7:30 PM.
More information is available at the UCSD linguistics website.
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