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Conference on Languages of Southeast Asia, Day 3

A forum for presentations of new research and the exchange of ideas to create fresh conversations between scholars and teachers of Southeast Asian languages.

Sunday, February 01, 2009
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
314 and 306 Royce Hall
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA – UC Berkeley Joint Conference on Southeast Asian Studies

8:15 Registration

Session 9-A Syntax  (Moderator: Kie Zuraw)

8:30-9:00 Yasutada Sudo and Tue Huu Trinh, MIT
    The Indefiniteness Effect in Vietnamese

9:00-9:30 George Bedell, Payap University
    Passives in Lai and Mizo

Session 9-B Contact Linguistics  (Moderator: Chris Schmidt)

8:30-9:00 Katherine Thornton, University of Washington, Seattle
    The Contact Relationship between Chinese and Vietnamese

9:00-9:30 Hannah Pritchett, UC Berkeley
    The Grammatical Influence of Arabic on Modern Indonesian: A Textual Analysis

9:30-10:30 Guest Speaker IV
    Andrew Simpson,
University of Southern California
    Vietnamese and the typology of passive constructions

10:30-10:45  Break

Session 10-A Syntax, Semantics  (Moderator: Andrew Simpson)

10:45-11:15 Yosuke Sato, University of British Columbia
    Underspecification and the Mass/Count Distinction in Indonesian: The Interface Substantiation Hypothesis

11:15-11:45 Naonori Nagaya, Rice University
    The End of the Subject-only Constraint: Another Approach to Tagalog Relative Clauses

11:45-12:15 Discussion

Session 10-B Panel on Language Teaching (3)  (Moderator: Bac Hoai Tran)
10:45-12:15      Literature in the Language Learning Space

    Bac Hoai Tran, U.C. Berkeley
       How to Enjoy Contemporary Vietnamese Poetry: An Experimental Approach

    Susan Kepner, U.C. Berkeley
       Teaching Thai through early modern and contemporary correspondence and fiction

    Maria Josephine Barrios-Leblanc, U.C. Berkeley
       Teaching Advanced Filipino through Poetry

12:15-1:30 Lunch Break

Session 11-A Phonetics  (Moderator: Pat Keating)

1:30-2:00 James Kirby, University of Chicago
    Spectral Cues to Voice Quality in Vietnamese

2:00-2:30 Priyankoo Sarmah, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Caroline Wiltshire, University of Florida
    An Acoustic Study of Rabha Tones

2:30-3:00 Seung Ah Hong, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies; Priyankoo Sarmah, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies; and Caroline Wiltshire, University of Florida
    An Acoustic Study of Tiwa Tones

Session 11-B Translation, Writing, Literature  (Moderator: Gyanam Mahajan)

1:30-2:00 Laura Sacia, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    Translation Strategies When There Is No Cultural Equivalent: Vietnamese Address Forms and their Descriptions in Bilingual Dictionaries

2:00-2:30 Suria Binta Baba, Malaysia Language Institute of Teacher Education and Zahara Aziz, National University of Malaysia
    Smart Teaching and Learning Strategy in Pre-Writing in Bahasa Melayu

2:30-3:00 Raniela Barbaza, SUNY Binghamton
    Orosipon: Writing Against Community

3:00-3:15 Break

Session 12 First and Second Language Acquistion  (Moderator: Juliana Wijaya)

3:15:3:45 Josefina Mangahis, De La Salle University
    Second Language Acquisition and Assimilation of Culture

3:45-4:15 Jennie Tran, University of Hawaii
    How Do Young Vietnamese Children Learn Classifier Phrases?

4:15-4:45 Merav Shohet, UCLA 
    Indexing Sacrifice and Respect through Language and Interaction in Central Vietnam

4:45-4:50 Closing remarks
    Kie Zuraw, UCLA Department of Linguistics, Conference Organizer

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA and the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley are a consortium U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

All-day parking at UCLA costs $9.

Cost : One-time $20 registration fee except for those with a UCLA ID card.


Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Languages & Cultures, Linguistics

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