Papers & Presentations


(Gazette, Jan. 23, 1997)

DR. VIT BUBENIK, a university research professor in the Department of Linguistics, presented a paper entitled Functional Study of Ergativity at the 18th World Congress of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, held at the University of Brno on Aug. 26, 1996.

During the term of his Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship (September-November 1996), spent at the University of Munich's Institute for General and Indo-European Linguistics, Dr. Bubenik gave several presentations on his current research, which concerns pronominal clitics in Classical Armenian; ergativity in Indo-Iranian languages; and tense and aspect in Byzantine Greek and Middle Bulgarian.

On Dec. 5, 1996, Dr. Bubenik gave a paper titled Lexical and Grammatical Aspect in Carpathian Romani at the 3rd International Conference on Romani Linguistics, held at Charles University in Prague.

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DR. CRAIG MONK, Department of English Language and Literature, recently published a paper entitled Photography in Eugene Jolas's Transition Magazine in History of Photography (volume 20, number four, winter 1996). The article is a revised version of a paper titled Challenges to the Interdisciplinary Development of Modernism in Transition Magazine, which Dr. Monk gave in June 1996 at the Cultural and Intellectual Contexts of Modernism conference at the University of London, England.

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DR. MICHAEL F. SHERRICK, Department of Psychology, led a round-table discussion titled Lab Report Alternatives at the recent meetings of the Nineteenth Annual Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, at St. Petersburg Beach, Fla.

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DR. GRAHAM SHORROCKS, English, wrote a paper titled The Second Person Singular Interrogative in the Traditional Vernacular of the Bolton Metropolitan Area which was published in Microparametric Syntax and Dialect Variation -- a book of selected, refereed papers from the 1994 Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association's conference -- edited by Dr. James R. Black of Memorial and Dr. Virginia Motopanyane of the University of New Brunswick. The book appears in number 139 of the Current Issues in Linguistic Theory series by John Benjamins Ltd.

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DR. JERRY A. VARSAVA, Department of English, published an article entitled Totality Lost, or, Fredric Jameson and the Social Site of American Postmodern Fiction in Postmodern Studies (volume 17, 1996, pages 173-202).

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The Gazette welcomes submissions to Papers & Presentations -- preferably via e-mail -- and will publish items on a space-available basis. Send submissions to Ivan Muzychka, Gazette, Arts and Administration Building, or to ivanm@morgan.ucs.mun.ca.