Program for The 30th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages,
February 24-27, 2000, University of Florida, Gainesville
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6pm Registration begins Holiday Inn, University Center  
8:00-9:30 pm Chair: Caroline Wiltshire, UF Plenary speakers:
Dr. D. Gary Miller 
University of Florida &
The Death of French in Medieval England
  Venue:  Little Hall, Room 101
                UF Campus

Dr. William C. Calin 
University of Florida
Obscene Anglo-Norman in a Central French Mouth: or, How Reynard the Fox Tricks Isengrin the Wolf, and Why It Is Important
Feb 25 Friday    
9:00 am Welcoming Remarks Holiday Inn, University Center  
9:30-10:40 am Chair: Joaquim Camps, UF
Venue: Ballroom
Plenary speaker:
Dr. John M. Lipski
University of New Mexico
`Almost' Spanish: from Lingua Franca to `Gringo lingo'
11:00-12:00 am Syntax I
Chair: Enrique Mallen, Texas A&M
Sociolinguistics I
Chair: Rena Torres Cacoullos, UF
11:00-11:30 Judy B. Bernstein
Syracuse University
Patterns of Grammatical Variation across Dialects of Walloon
Paola E. Dussias
University of Illinois,  Urbana-Champaign
On the Relationship between Comprehension and Production Data in Codeswitching
11:30-12:00 Anne Abeille, Université Paris 7/IUF, & Daniele Godard, CNRS and University of Lille 3
Weakness or Liteness? Remarks on a Class of French adverbs
J. Clancy Clements
Indiana University
Word Order Shift and Natural L2 Acquisition in a Portuguese Creole Language
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-3:00 pm Phonology I
Chair: Jim Harris, MIT
Parasession: Sociolinguistics II
Chair: Diana Boxer, UF
1:30-2:00 Carlos-Eduardo Piñeros
University of Iowa
Surface Identity and Ternary Scales in Spanish Voicing Assimilation 
David Heap 
The University of Western Ontario
Morphological Complexity and Spanish Object Clitic Variation
2:00-2:30 Travis Bradley
The Pennsylvania State University
On The Distribution of Rhotics in Iberian Romance Languages
Rena Torres Cacoullos
University of Florida
Intensive "le" Usage in Mexican Spanish
2:30-3:00 Thaïs Cristófaro-Silva
Federal University Minas Gerais/Kings College London
Branching Onsets in Brazilian Portuguese
Manuel Díaz-Campos
The Ohio State University, Universidad Central de Venezuela
The Pluralization of Haber in Venezuelan Spanish: A Sociolinguistic Change in Real Time
3:15-4:45 pm Syntax II
Chair: Mohammad Mohammad, UF
Parasession: Sociolinguistics III
Chair: David Pharies, UF
3:15-3:45 Enrique Mallen
Texas A&M University
On the Distribution of Restrictive vs. Nonrestrictive Adjectives
Barbara E. Bullock
The Pennsylvania State University
Constraining the Vagaries of Glide Distribution in Varieties of French
3:45-4:15 Christina Tortora
University of Michigan
Object clitic placement in Romance: the case of an Italian dialect
Jeffrey T. Reeder
Sonoma State University
Spanish /R/ in Radio Broadcasts

Acrisio Pires
University of Maryland at College Park
Obligatory Control Pro as NP Movement in Portuguese
Jorge E. Porras
Sonoma State University
Phonemic Merger and Graphemic Choice: The Case of Spanish Yeismo
5:00-6:10 pm Chair: Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach, The Ohio State University

Venue: Ballroom

Plenary speaker:
Dr. María Luisa Rivero
University of Ottawa
On Impersonal SE in Romance and Slavic, and Semantic Variation
6:30-8:00 pm Reception  Keene Faculty Center, UF  
8:00-8:30 pm Business Meeting    
Feb 26   Saturday  Holiday Inn, University Center  
9:00-10:30 am Morphology
Chair: Ann Wehmeyer, UF
Chair: Ratree Wayland, UF
Parasession: SLA I
Chair: Nuria Sagarra, U New Mexico
9:00-9:30 M. Irene Moyna
University of Florida
Can we make head or tail of Spanish Endocentric Compounds?
Erik W. Willis
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Acoustic Evidence for the Spanish Imperative Intonation: Pitch Accent Range and Alignment
Aafke Hulk
University of Amsterdam
Bilingual Acquisition: A Bridge between L1 and L2?
9:30-10:00 John Charles Smith
University of Oxford (St. Catherine's College)
Harmonic Alignment, Local Conjunction, and Past Participle Agreement in Friulian
Timothy L. Face
The Ohio State University
A Phonological Analysis of Rising Pitch Accents in Castilian Spanish
Joyce Bruhn de Garavito
The University of Western Ontario
Early and Late Bilinguals and the Acquisition of Dative Clitic Doubling
10:00-10:30 Daniela Isac
Université de Québec à Montreal
Accusative Clitics in Romance
Maria J. Maza
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Ambiguity and Laxness Vowel Harmony in Granada Spanish
Jeffrey Steele
McGill University
Interlanguage Development, Markedness, and Ultimate Attainment:
Is L2 Acquisition Really Fundamentally Different? 
10:45-12:15 am Syntax III
Chair: Dieter Wanner, OSU
Phonology II
Chair: W. Leo Wetzels
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/HIL
Parasession: SLA II
Chair: Ratree Wayland, UF
10:45-11:15 Cedric Boeckx
University of Connecticut
Complex Inversion in the Light of a Minimalist Program
Mary Ellen Scullen
University of Maryland, College Park
TETU Effects in an OT Analysis of French Reduplication
Maritza Bell-Corrales
University of Florida
The Role of Negative Feedback in Second Language Instruction
11:15-11:45 Karlos Arregi
How the Spanish Verb Works
Sonia Colina
Arizona State University
Diminutives in Peninsular Spanish
Doug Demo
Georgetown University
Acquiring Interactional Competence: The Role of Discourse Analysis in SLA Research
11:45-12:15 Cedric Boeckx, Penka Stateva, & Arthur Stepaniov
University of Connecticut
Presuppositions, Optional Movement, and French Wh-in-situ 
Jean-Pierre Montreuil
University of Texas at Austin
Optimal Allomorphs of the Gascon Definite Article
Bruce Anderson 
Indiana University
Adjective Position and Interpretation in L1 and L2 French
12:15-2:00 pm Lunch    
2:00-3:10 pm Chair: Jean Casagrande, UF
Venue: Ballroom
Plenary speaker:
Dr. Bernard Tranel
Local Conjunction, Suppletion, and Exception in Italian and French Phonology
3:30-4:30 pm Semantics/Discourse
Chair: Chauncey Chu, UF
Phonology III
Chair: Mario Saltarelli, USC
Parasession: SLA III
Chair: Mary Ellen Scullen,   U-MD, College Park 
3:30-4:00 Telmo Móia
Universidade de Lisboa
Temporal Location of Events and the Distribution of the Romance Counterparts of since-Adverbials
James Harris
High Vocoids in Spanish Syllables
Larry LaFond,University of South Carolina, Rachel Hayes University of Arizona, & Rakesh Bhatt University of South Carolina
Constraint Demotion and Null Subjects in Spanish L2 Acquisition
4:00-4:30 Scott Schwenter
The Ohio State University
Discourse Context and Meaning Change in Progress: Spanish casi
Monica Prieto
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
The Hiatus-Diphthong Contrast in Spanish: an Acoustic Study
Randall Gess, University of Utah, & Julia Herschensohn University of Washington
Shifting the DP Parameter: a Study of Anglophone French L2ers
4:45-5:45 pm Syntax IV
Chair: Christina Tortora, U Mich
Phonology IV
Chair: Barbara Bullock, Penn State 
Parasession: SLA IV
Chair: Douglas Demo, Georgetown
4:45-5:15 Jean-Marie Marandin
CNRS & Université Paris 7
Unaccusative Behavior in French
Haike Jacobs
University of Nijmegen/Free University of Amsterdam
The Emergence of Quantity-Sensitivity in Latin: Iambic Shortening and Secondary Stress
Nuria Sagarra
The University of New Mexico
The Role of Syntactic Modifications on L2 Oral Comprehension
5:15-5:45 Sarah Cummins
Université Laval
Unaccusativity and the Impersonal Construction of French
Dylan Herrick
University of California, Santa Cruz
Catalan Phonology - Cluster Simplification and Nasal Place Assimilation
Timothy Face & Manuel Díaz
The Ohio State University
L2 Acquisition of Spanish Stress Perception: Beyond Acoustic Cues
7:00-9:00 Banquet: Arredondo Room Reitz Union, UF  
9:00-?? Party: Arrendondo Room    
Feb 27   Sunday  Holiday Inn, University Center  
9:00-10:00 am Semantics/Syntax I
Chair: Bill Sullivan, UF
Syntax V
Chair: Yves Roberge, U Toronto
9:00-9:30 Cristina Schmitt
Michigan State University
Syntactic constraints on access to lexical structure: the case of ficar 
Rodrigo Gutierrez-Bravo
University of California, Santa Cruz
Word Order Variation and Intonation in Spanish and English: An OT Account
9:30-10:00 Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach
The Ohio State University
Root Exclamatives at the Syntax/Semantics Interface
Monique Dufresne, Queen's U/ UQUAM, Fernande Dupuis UQUAM, & Mireille Tremblay, Queen's U
External Factors and Change Theory
10:15-11:45 am Semantics/Syntax II
Chair: Galia Hatav, UF
History of Romance Linguistics
Chair: Haike Jacobs, U.Nijmegen /Free Univ. of Amsterdam
10:15-10:45 Elisabeth Villalta
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
A Comparative Semantics for the Subjunctive Mood in Spanish
W. Leo Wetzels
Free University of Amsterdam
Syllable Weight and Main Stress in Brazilian Portuguese Non-Verbs
10:45-11:15 Claudia Brovetto
Georgetown University
The Future Imperative of Andean Spanish
D. Eric Holt
University of South Carolina
The articulator group, liquid geometry and Spanish Phonology
11:15-11:45 Jenny Doetjes, Utrecht University &  Johan Rooryck, Leiden University
Quantity and Quality Agree
José Ignacio Hualde
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Intonation in Spanish and the other Ibero-Romance languages: Overview and status quaestionis
12:00 -12:30  Closing Remarks  

Alternate papers:
Main session Phonology
Anna Cardinaletti, U of Venezia, Giuliana Giusti, U of Venezia, & Lori Repetti,SUNY Stony Brook
The Phonology and Syntax of Piacentine Subject Clitics
Parasession SLA
Marisol Fernández-García & Asunción Martínez-Arbelaiz
Michigan State University
The Role of Type of Task and Task Difficulty in Computer-mediated Negotiation


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