Theoretical & Applied Linguistics

Postgraduate Conference 2000

Programme and Proceedings

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Wednesday morning, 31st May
SESSION 1 Chair: Keith Mitchell
10:00-10:30 Chung-Yao Kao 
Examining the validity of the Tour Guide English Language Speaking Test
10:30-11:00 Wararat Whanchit 
A computer mediated communication project to promote EFL writing at a Thai university
11:00-11:30 Hsiu-Hsiu Yang 
Topics in Studio Classroom
SESSION 2 Chair: Elizabeth Black
12:00-12:30 Karin Sode-Woodhead 
Making suggestions and evaluating suggestions.
Linguistic features used for decision making purposes
12:30-1:00 Yeonkwon Jung 
The Korean face revisited: an application of Brown and Levinson's politeness theory

Wednesday afternoon, 31st May
SESSION 3 Chair: Paul Taylor
2:00-2:30 Paola Escudero
The L1 perception of English vowels and its implications for L2 acquisition: Sub-phonemic 'reliance' in the perception of the /i/ - /I/ contrast
2:30-3:00 Olga Goubanova 
Predicting segmental duration using sums of products model
3:00-3:30 Weonhee Yun
Korean oral stop recognition using durations
(double slot)
Joe Frankel and Korin Richmond 
An automatic speech recognition system using neural networks and linear dynamic models to recover and model articulatory traces

Thursday morning, 1st June
SESSION 4 Chair: Jim Hurford
10:00-10:30 Henry Brighton
On the required learning biases for the cultural evolution of topographic mappings
10:30-11:00 Joseph Poulshock 
Empirical and conceptual problems with protolanguage
11:00-11:30 Andrew Smith
Meaning creation by object discrimination
SESSION 5 Chair: Simon Kirby
12:00-12:30 Kenny Smith 
Natural selection and cultural selection in the evolution of communication
12:30-1:00 Hajime Yamauchi 
The Baldwin effect in the evolution of language

Thursday afternoon, 1st June
SESSION 6 Chair: Ellen Bard
2:00-2:30 Max Louwerse 
Not too early, not too late: The construction of coherence in the comprehension process
2:30-3:00 Maria-Luisa Flecha-Garcia 
An investigation into non-articulatory facial gestures and intonation
3:00-3:30 Kate Joester 
Real-world sex-role stereotypes and anaphor resolution: Where is the real world and what newspapers do they read there?
3:30-4:00 Ruby Rennie 
Ways of seeing irony: some of the theories applied to Muriel Spark's writings 
SESSION 7 Chair: Mits Ota
4:30-5:00 Bert Remijsen
Predicting the relative importance of prosodic cues from linguistic structure - the case of stress and tone in the word prosody of Samate Ma'ya
5:00-5:30 Ivan Yuen 
Declination in Cantonese: Variabilities vs. invariabilities

Friday morning, 2nd June
SESSION 8 Chair: Caroline Heycock
9:30-10:00 Tomoko Arakaki 
Aspect and modality in Luchuan
10:00-10:30 Patricia Mabugu 
Accomodating recalcitrant data within an analysis of the ChiShona applicative
10:30-11:00 Dan Wedgwood 
The homogeneity of Hungarian `focus position' effects
SESSION 9 Chair: Tony Howatt
11:30-12:00 Helena Alfaya Lamas 
Mediaeval scribes and poetry: The production of copies in the late Middle English period
12:00-12:30 Richard Smith 
Re-viewing history of applied linguistics 
12:30-1:00 Val Waggot 
Chinese chracters - A direct link to thought? Chinese language - a direct link to logic?


Tom Bartlett
Not deep, just thick
Elizabeth J. Erling
International/Global/World English: is a consensus possible?

Joanna Kerr Thompson
Don't "mock" it: Towards a methodological framework for the linguistic investigation of witness' "discourse rights"

Ineke Wallaert
Translating sociolects