37th Poznań Linguistic Meeting

20-23 April 2006

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PLM2006 Abstracts

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The disintegration of the nominal declension in Anglian: The case of i-stems

Elżbieta Adamczyk (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

The curvilinear hypothesis revisited: Sound change in Charleston, South Carolina

Maciej Baranowski (University of Manchester)

Results and feature specification of Polish prefixes

Adam Biały (University of Wrocław)

The tourist´s mind: National stereotypes at heart

Olga Blanco Carrión (University of Córdoba)

Standardising variety in the British Isles: administration, etymologies and patterns in 16th-century Scots and English

Joanna Bugaj (University of Leeds/Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Empty categories revisited and revised cross-linguistically

Ewa Bułat (University of Wrocław)

Comparing the Old English and Old Norse syntax of hypotactic structures

Isabella Buniyatova (Kiev National Linguistic University)

Rough set approach in formal learning theory

Wojciech Buszkowski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

PTIME transformation of pregroup grammar into CFG and PDA

Wojciech Buszkowski and Katarzyna Moroz (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Syntactic optionality in an Optimality Theoretic framework: Genitive/possessive variation

Bożena Cetnarowska (University of Silesia, Sosnowiec)

Idiom and metaphor comprehension in schizophrenia

Anna Cieślicka, Karolina Rataj (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań) Edward Gorzelańczyk, Marta Kuklińska (Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz)

PLM Progress Report 4: Inventing Virtual Humans that Teach and Conduct Therapy

Ron Cole (University of Colorado, Boulder)

The Patient's Perspective (Sociolinguistic analysis of illness narratives)

Eva Demeter (University of Szeged)

Preliminaries on Old Bulgarian corpus building

Tsvetana Dimitrova (The Norwegian University of Technology and Sciences, Trondheim)

WCO and focus in Czech

Mojmír Dočekal (Brno)

National stereotypes, mentalities and discourse

Anatolij Dorodnych (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Definitness and clitic predicatisation in Slovenian

Bostjan Dvorak (Berlin)

On the non-Africanness of A Dictionary of South African English

Anna Dziemianko (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Challenging Labov's account of Negative Inversion constructions in AAVE

Agnieszka Dziołak (Wrocław University)

The representation of Polish migrants in the UK as constructed in the Polish press

Małgorzata Fabiszak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

The conceptualization of immigration in children's narratives

Wiesława Ferlacka (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Mapping language in patients undergoing brain surgery

Itzhak Fried (University of California Los Angeles, Tel-Aviv University)

Some typological remarks on diphthongs

Klaus Geyer (Vilnius)

Annotating prosody: design specifications for a prosodic ontology

Dafydd Gibbon (Bielefeld)

Measure phrases and negative degrees in Japanese, English and Polish

Szymon Grzelak (Kyoto)

Beats-and-Binding typology of the dispreferred clusters of RP

Małgorzata Haładewicz-Grzelak (University of Opole)

Silesian and Cashubian ethnolects as contrasting types of ethnic identity strengthening

Małgorzata Haładewicz-Grzelak (University of Opole)

Between Hamasstan and Dumbfuckistan: About blends

Camiel Hamans (European Parliament Brussels/Strasbourg)

Deconstructing the links of addition

Thomas Hanke (Berlin)

Containers and conceptual blends in immigration discourse: Description and explanation in a cognitive Critical Discourse Analysis

Christopher Hart (University of East Anglia)

Consonant dissimilations in Middle English

Anna Hebda (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Reduction phenomena in Lancashire dialect: implications for grammaticalisation

Willem Hollmann, Anna Siewierska (Lancaster University)

Finnish verbs of perception in a typological perspective

Tuomas Huumo (Turku)

Adjectival inflection in medieval Irish English texts

Piotr Jakubowski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Distant countries brought home: Linguascaping the exotic in British TV and newspaper travelogues

Adam Jaworski (Cardiff University)

A finite-state approach to super-long German nouns

Marcin Junczys-Dowmunt (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Defining logics and refining structures: on type reduction systems underlying categorial grammars

Maciej Kandulski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Recognizing English contact induced features in medical texts

Csilla Keresztes (University of Szeged)

London as the origin of change in British dialects? Conflicting processes of innovation and levelling in south-east England

Paul Kerswill, Eivind Torgersen (Lancaster University) and Sue Fox (Queen Mary, London University)

Sonorants conspiracy: A unified solution to vowel syncope and bogus clusters in English

Artur Kijak (University of Silesia, Katowice)

Causativization as a de-transitivizing device

Seppo Kittilä (Turku)

Proper names recognition in ELT listening

Polina P. Kobeleva (Wellington)

Sociolinguistic variation in present-day Australian English

Minna Korhonen (Helsinki)

Do fixed expressions reflect national stereotypes? On impoliteness in English, German, and Polish

Barbara Kryk-Kastovsky (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Effort management as a lenition/fortition criterion

Małgorzata Kul (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Channel-driven economy strategies in English and Polish SMS messages

Małgorzata Kul (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań) and Dafydd Gibbon (Bielefeld University)

Social conditions of effective communication

Włodzimierz Lapis (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

The making of Australian English: Contact with the Aboriginal languages habitat

Gerhard Leitner (Freie Universität Berlin)

Lexical borrowings in South African English from Nguni languages in the realm of traditional healing and witchcraft

Aleksandra Łukomska (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Learnability of Semi-rigid Grammars

Jacek Marciniec (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Logic and law: The illogical language of the law in translation

Aleksandra Matulewska (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Communication disability of aphasic persons in daily living

Jean-Michel Mazaux (University of Bordeaux)

The Wiki Way to corpus analysis: aspects of automatic text classification

Thomas Mehler (Bielefeld)

Direct semantic marking in Kartvelian languages and the problem of inversion of personal markers

Irene G. Melikishvili (Tbilisi)

Language as the topic and the instrument of research: Analysing social representations about language and identity of Russian-speaking students in Estonia

Liliane Meyer (LINGUA, Federal Office for Migration, Switzerland)

Spot the pigeon. Between representation and derivation in Polish nouns with alternative virile/non-virile declensions

Grzegorz Michalski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

The difficulty of being different: ‘reversed’ adjectival syntagms in Classical Arabic

Marcin Michalski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

A corpus-based analysis of the peculiar behaviour of the Polish verb "podobać się"

Katarzyna Miechowicz-Mathiasen, Paweł Scheffler (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

The fourth person in Teop

Ulrike Mosel (Christian-Albrecht University, Kiel)

Polish functional projections

Michael Moss (University of Gdańsk)

The grammaticization of 'but' as a final particle in English conversation

Jean Mulder (Melbourne) and Sandra A. Thompson (University of California, Santa Barbara)

On Pro-Drop and Impoverishment: Towards a New Concept of Morphological Richness

Gereon Müller (Leipzig)

Constraint rank border crossing

Roland Noske (Lille)

Celtic pastimes as a form of expressing the national identity of the Irish

Katarzyna Olejniczak-Gołembowska (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

The interaction of morphology and phonology - a functional approach

Paula Orzechowska (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Present-day nonstandard features in Colonial New England

Adrian Pablé (University of Berne) and Radoslaw Dylewski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Locked in the language: Loanwords and national stereotypes

Mirosława Podhajecka (University of Opole)

Classification of Dysarthria in Polish TBI patients

Monika Połczyńska-Fiszer (Adam Mickiewicz University) and Anna Pufal (Collegium Medicum UMK, Bydgoszcz)

Null Stress in Polish and German, syntax based assignment?

Martin Prinzhorn (University of Vienna) and Joanna Śmiecińska (School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

On the placement of adnominal adjectives with complements: Evidence from Old English

Agnieszka Pysz (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

On root-based concept of an electronic lexicon for Polish

Joanna Rabiega-Wiśniewska (Warsaw University)

The science and practice of LOUD: voice treatment for Parkinson disease

Lorraine Ramig (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Vowel quantity before dentals: on the interaction between morphology and phonology in English monosyllables

Nikolaus Ritt (University of Vienna)

Time in Language and Music: The rhythm of speech, verse and vocal music in English and Spanish.

Rosalía Rodríguez-Vázquez (University of Edinburgh)

Typology of derivational reduplication in African languages

Fedor Rozhanskiy (Moscow)

Folk sayings in Southern Hemisphere Englishes

Agata Rozumko (University of Białystok)

Feature Geometry in Optimality Theory

Jerzy Rubach (University of Iowa/University of Warsaw)

The multi-dimensional feature-based dynamic model of the semantics of BNs

Ewa Rudnicka (University of Wrocław) and Maciej Piasecki (Wrocław University of Technology)

The line of division between procedural and representational management of interface information

Tobias Scheer (University of Nice)

Cruciality- a link between grammar and the outside world in Natural Phonology

Geoff Schwartz (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Dynamic vowel quality – typology and phonological implications of ‘phonetic detail’

Geoff Schwartz (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

On the nature of the foot of relative clause

Radek Šimík

IN, OF and ABOUT: Some unfinished reflections from South Asia

Rajendra Singh (Montreal)

Globalization, language and national identity: The case of Ireland

David Singleton (Trinity College Dublin)

Cognitive dimensions of stylistic novelty in Australian literary expression

Waldemar Skrzypczak (Toruń)

The stereotypical images of Native Americans in a variety of American texts from the 19th century

Paweł Stachura (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

'Mirovoj agressor' and 'Evil Empire' - political propaganda in the Soviet Union and the United States during the Cold War period - a linguistic approach

Andrea Steinbach (University of Regensburg)

Recognising senses of way for the purpose of machine translation

Tomasz Stępień (Wrocław University)

Phonology as human behavior: Theoretical implications and clinical applications

Yishai Tobin (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

The functional layers of DP and the morphology of Polish nominals

Barbara Tomaszewicz (Wrocław)

Non-finite verb fronting in South/West Slavic and Germanic

Takashi Toyoshima (Kyushu)

Towards a typology of bare indefinites: Russian and Thai

Olga Tretyakova (Moscow)

Representation formats and models for lexicons

Thorsten Trippel (Bielefeld)

Movement versus Merge: Stylistic and semantic perturbations versus neutral style

Helen Trugman (Holon Academic Institute of Technology)

Indeterministic tense operators and the concept of time as a substance

Kazimierz Trzęsicki (Białystok)

On abductive reasoning

Mariusz Urbański (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

True lies

Max Urchs (Szczecin University)

Are there really lexicalization patterns in motion verbs?

Bernhard Waelchli (Leipzig)

The Regensburg Parallel Corpus: a bootstrap multilingual parallel corpus of Slavonic

Ruprecht von Waldenfels (University of Regensburg)

The recognition of southern hemisphere Englishes by Polish students of English: A native-nonnative continuum approach
Ewa Waniek-Klimczak (Łódź) and Jarosław Weckwerth (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

The logical discipline of normative discourse

Jan Wawrzyniak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Feature valuation by sideward movement

Bartosz Wiland (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

The 'Directional+with+DP' construction and the empty verb GO

Chris Wilder (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim)

Minimal erotetic semantics

Andrzej Wiśniewski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Standard dialect codified and written English established

Göran Wolf (Technische Universität Dresden)

Medical supports for practical phonetics; potential applications of phoniatrics and logopedics to foreign language pronunciation pedagogy

Magdalena Wrembel (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)

Language communication and its adequacy

Urszula Wybraniec-Skardowska (Poznań School of Banking) and Jacek Waldmajer (University of Opole)

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