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programme, autumn 1997
Catherine O. Ringen, U. of Iowa
Variation in Finnish vowel harmony: an OT account
Professor Ringen in an expert on Hungarian, but now she will show us what OT can do with Finnish vowel harmony.
Speakers of upcoming events this term: Chris Piñón, the mythical initiator of BuPhoC; Mark Newson, this time on why X-bar theory is right after all; Csaba Csides and Szabolcs Gollob presenting their MA theses.
What is right
Syntax is on the stage again: Mark is going to continue his spring talk titled ``What's wrong with X-bar theory''.
programme, spring 1998
Katalin Balogné Bérces, Zsuzsa Bárkányi and Zoltán Kiss
The Odd Yearbook 1997.
Please get your copy and prepare for the event by reading the papers.
Forthcoming speakers this term: Chris Piñón (really!), Collegium Budapest; Steven Berbeco, from Harvard Univ.\ with ELD this term; Ádám Nádasdy on the newest (15th) edition of the EPD.
A distributive prefix in Polish
As the initiator of the circle, Chris was a long-awaited guest on the stage.
The new edition of Jones' English Pronouncing Dictionary
Come and see what the 15th edition of this noble series looks like.
Next we will listen to Steven Berbeco on Consonant gradation in Hungarian
Evidence of consonant gradation in Hungarian
Steven is a PhD student at Harvard University and a research assistant at ELD this term.
programme, autumn 1998
Comparing syntactic theories
After the talk there will be an OTDK meeting with students willing to present a talk at the Easter 1999 Conference in Pécs.
Incontinence Theory: Problems with PP
The talk discusses the problems the traditional analysis of PPs raise.
The Computer Developed Dialect Atlas of England, vol. 2
Professor Viereck is an old friend of our department, and this is his first talk in the BuPhoC series.
Henk van Riemsdijk
programme, spring 1999
Péter Dienes and Péter Szigetvári
Repartitioning the skeleton: VC phonology
We will argue that Lowenstamm's CV skeleton works much better if made up of VC units.
The War of the Left Periphery
You are free to guess what Mark will talk about, it will surely be intriguing.
Péter Rebrus and Miklós Törkenczy
They will show us a class of Hungarian verbs which have a defective paradigm due to phonological reasons.
The Syntactic Aspects of Hungarian Inflectional Morphology
The talk will focus on how much of morphology is done in/by syntax, and how it is done. The moral of the story is: syntax shows its derivational side to us, and to morphology, while the latter will be seen as running on-line.
programme, autumn 1999
Secondary Stress in Hungarian
The existence of secondary stress in Hungarian is debated, we are now going to hear arguments for it.
The vowel system of Late Proto-Slavonic
The talk will discuss the representation of late PSl vowels based on their behaviour (esp. `palatal harmony') and their reflexes in the dialects.
Zoltán Benedek Gráf
Footprints in Hungarian
Our colleague will tackle the mystery of the internal metrical structure of Hungarian words, and will present new arguments for a quantity-sensitive analysis.
On 8 December we will have Viktor Trón on the stage.
programme, spring 2000
That is, we are going to introduce The Odd Yearbook 1999 and The Even Yearbook 4 (2000).
Phonology in UG? An outline of representational phonology.
The author of Analysing Sentences, Professor Burton-Roberts now turns to phonology.
programme, autumn 2000
Voicing assimilation: the embarrassing case of Hungarian
Miki will unveil the inconsistencies of Lombardi's analyses of voicing assimilation.
Coming soon: András Cser disclosing parts of his not-yet-public dissertation, Péter A. Lázár and György Varga introducing their brand new dictionary... and more...
Jens Allwood, Göteborg
Meaning Potentials. Determination of Meaning. The Polysemy of YES, NO and BUT.
Coming soon: on 26 October, at 16:30, Lázár and Varga will introduce their new dictionary in ADs 035 (if you wish to attend, please notify them at (1)3430552 or email@example.com), at the end of November we will have Szilárd Szentgyörgyi on the stage, on 13 December András Cser will talk about consonant representations
Why there are no aspirated stops in Russian and Hungarian?
Partly continuing Törkenczy's September talk, our colleague will contemplate on why languages differ in the types of laryngeal contrasts they exhibit.
András Cser will be our guest on 13 December (the ``6th'' last time was a typo).
The representation of manner in obstruens
András is finishing his dissertation and will introduce us to the model he developed for representing the manner properties of consonants.
programme, spring 2001
Vowel-lengthening in ormány-type words
Three levels of metaphor
Mark Newson's talk has been postponed till after cherry tree blossoming.
Paul Kerswill (Reading)
`Salience' as an explanatory factor in language change:
evidence from dialect levelling in urban England
Deforestation in syntax: A cherry-tree victim's revenge
Mark's recent dislike for trees is now turned against those of syntax. Beware of the shavings.
programme, autumn 2001
Hans Sauer, Munich
The major lexicographical enterprise: The dictionary of Old English
Mark Newson & Miklós Gáspár
Coordination and ellipsis in OT
Our colleagues are preparing a talk at Manchester and need our comments: do come and make them.
programme, spring 2002
27 February, Wednesday, 5 p.m., ADs 209
A szórendváltás néhány kérdése
6 March, Wednesday, 5 p.m., ADs 209
Eugeniusz Cyran, Lublin,
Liquid metathesis as lexicon optimisation
Dr Cyran, head of the Celtic Department at the Catholic University of Lublin, will be our guest from Wednesday to Saturday. He will give talks with discussions also on Wed, Thu and Fri at 2pm. Topics are here.
programme, autumn 2002
2 October, Wednesday, 5 p.m., ADs 209
Branching onsets and syncope in English
I will argue that syncope-created consonant clusters resemble (tautosyllabic) branching onsets more than heterosyllabic clusters.
9 October, Wednesday, 5 p.m., ADs 209
Zoltán Kiss, Marianna Tóth, Ágnes Gyarmati and Gergely Kántor
The Odd Yearbook
Its editors and two authors talk about the volume and their own contributions.
The new Even Yearbook will be in our hands by the end of October, if you can't wait to see it till then, have a look at www.btk.elte.hu/delg/publications/even/2002.html
18 December, Wednesday, 5 p.m., ADs 209
The left periphery of Hungarian non-finite clauses
Our new colleague will introduce us to what she finds interesting in linguistics.