Schedule of Events & Activities
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN LANGUAGE:
Scientific Studies in Honor of Joseph H. Greenberg

April 25-27, 2002
STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Center for Educational Research at Stanford: Room 112




Thursday, April 25, 2002 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Reception: (Stanford Faculty Club)



Friday, April 26, 2002

8:15-8:45 Registration - CERAS Lobby

8:45-9:00 Welcome: John Baugh
Sherman Frankel

9:00-9:30 Merritt Ruhlen:
"On the concept of "Fruitfulness" in Genetic Linguistics"

9:30-10:00 Paul Newman
"Teeth and Tongues; Walkin' and Talkin'"


10:00-10:15 BREAK


10:15-10:45 Joan Bybee
"Extensions of diachronic typology: mechanisms of change as the true
universals"

10:45-11:15 William Croft
"A Typology of Social Evolution and Language Change"

11:15-11:45 Suzanne Kemmer
"Language Typology and Human Conceptualization"

11:45-12:15 Masayoshi Shibatani
"A new perspective on grammatical voice"


12:15-1:45 BREAK


1:45-2:15 Jack Hawkins
"Cross-linguistic Patterns and their Significance for the Performance-Grammar Interface"

2:15-2:45 Elizabeth Traugott
"Regrammaticalization, exaptation and legitimate counterexamples to grammaticalization"

2:45-3:15 Bernard Comrie
"Genes and Languages, with Special Reference to Europe and the Caucasus"


3:15-3:30 BREAK


3:30-4:00 Bh. Krishnamurti
"Language Typology and Regular Sound Change"

4:00-4:30 Susan Steele
"In a Word"

4:30-5:00 Christy G. Turner
"Is The Divergence Between European And East Asians Temporally Deep Or Shallow, And How Can Linguistics Help In This Question?"

5:00-5:30 W. Wang
"Language and Complexity"


5:30-6:00 Chris Ehret
"Applying the Comparative Method in Deep-Time Historical Linguistics"


Saturday, April 27, 2002

8:30-9:00 Kay McCormick
"Now you see it, now you don't: awareness of language difference in an inner-city neighborhood."

9:00-9:30 Bernd Heine
"Linguistic Areas and Grammaticalization"

9:30-10:00 Harold Fleming
"Afrasian and Its Closest Relatives: the Borean Hypothesis"

10:00-10:30 Joanna Mountain
"African Genetic Diversity and the Antiquity of Click Languages


10:30-11:00 BREAK


11:00-11:30 Luca Cavalli-Sforza
"Impact of Greenberg's work on present and future research."

11:30-12:00 Murray Gell-Mann
"Arrows of Time in the Evolution of Human Languages"

12:00-12:30 Stephen L. Zegura
"Y-Chromosomes and the Early Peopling of the Americas."

12:30-1:30 BREAK


1:30-2:00 Peter Forster, Antonio Torroni, Colin Renfrew, Arne Röhl
"Asian and American mtDNA Evolution"

2:00-2:30 Per Hage
"On the Evolution of American Indian Kinship Systems in World Historical Perspective"

2:30-3:00 Carol F. Justus
"Mathematical Structures of Early Indo-European Numeral Systems"

3:00-3:30 Tom Givon
"On the diachronic underpinnings of language universals"