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Symposium on Oaxacan Linguistics

June 12, 2017

Weaving from Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, Centro Cultural San Pablo (Image courtesy of Thomas F. Aleto)

WLMA is pleased to host a one-day Symposium that brings scholars of Oaxacan languages to UC Santa Cruz to speak alongside students and faculty from the Department of Linguistics.

Day & Time

Monday, June 12, 2017 (9 am–5 pm)

Location

Humanities 1, Room 210

Attendance is free. The event is generously sponsored by the Department of Linguistics, Institute for Humanities Research, and UC Santa Cruz Foundation (Board Opportunity Fund).

Program

9:00–9:45

Breakfast

10:00–10:45

Christian DiCanio (University at Buffalo)
Tonal complexity in phonetics and phonology: A Mixtecan perspective (abstract)

10:45–11:30

Emiliana Cruz (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
The tone system of San Juan Quiahije Chatino (abstract)

11:30–1:30

Lunch

1:30–2:15

Jason Ostrove (UC Santa Cruz)
"Clitic Doubling" in San Martín Peras Mixtec: Its origins and development (abstract)

2:15–3:00

Steven Foley & Nick Kalivoda (UC Santa Cruz)
Gender-Case Constraints in Zapotec
(joint work with Maziar Toosarvandani)

3:00–3:30

Coffee Break

3:30–4:15

Kelsey Sasaki (UC Santa Cruz)
The derivation of verb-initiality in Santiago Laxopa Zapotec (abstract)
(joint work with Jeff Adler, Steven Foley, Jed Pizarro-Guevara, and Maziar Toosarvandani)

4:15–5:00

Eric Campbell (UC Santa Barbara)
Information structure and reference tracking in Zenzontepec Chatino discourse (abstract)