Building Integrative Models of Linguistic Change - Agenda

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

7:00pm - 9:00pm Welcome reception (Hotel Santa Fe)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Welcome by Dan Hruschka (8:30am)
Introductory Remarks by Chris Wood (8:40am)

Session A. Change across Levels
Andrew Wedel (9:00am-9:50am)
Modeling sublexical contrast maintenance as an emergent effect of lexical category competition
Dan Slobin (9:50am-10:40am)
Tea Break
Joan Bybee (10:55-11:45am)
Discussant: Paul Smolensky (11:45am-12:15)

Lunch 12:15 to 1:15pm

Session B. Engines of Language Change
William Croft (1:15pm-2:05pm)
Peter Culicover (2:05pm-2:55pm)
Tea Break
Murray Gell-Mann (3:10pm-3:40pm)
George Starostin (3:40pm-4:20pm)
Discussant: Marcus Feldman (4:20pm-5:00pm)

Dinner together at Coyote Cafe (6:30pm)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Session C. Change over Differing Time Scales
Shana Poplack (9am-9:50am)
Tania Kuteva (9:50am-10:40am)
Tea Break
Simon Kirby (10:55am-11:45am)
Discussant: D. Eric Smith (11:45am-12:15)

Lunch 12:15 to 1:30pm

Session D. Next Steps in Modeling Change
Russell Gray (1:30pm-2:20pm)
Mark Pagel (2:20pm-3:10pm)
Tea Break
Jon Wilkins: (3:30pm-4:20pm)
Discussant: Tanmoy Bhattacharya (4:20pm-5pm)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Session E. Review, Synthesis and Where To Go From Here
Small group breakout session (9am-10:50am)
Tea Break
Discussant: Ray Jackendoff (11am-11:30am)
Wrap-up discussion (11:30am-noon)

Lunch 12:00 to 1:00pm

Excursions (1pm-4pm)
For those interested, there will be planned excursions to Bandelier Monument or Museum Hill

Note: talks will include 30 minutes of formal presentation with 20 minutes reserved for questions and discussion