Linguistic Cycles II Workshop:
25-26 April 2014
Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
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Travel to ASU
Air: ASU is 10-minutes away from the airport in Phoenix, known as Sky Harbor Airport. Many hotels have shuttles and a taxi ride is about $20. There is also a lightrail option and more information on how to use the lightrail can be found here. Car: Click for Driving Directions; parking is available in the Fulton center, NE corner of University and College (see map). Parking is free on Saturday.
The Workshop will be held in the Language and Lit Building on the SE corner of University and College. Map of ASU: LL building in 4C/D. Coffee breaks and registration will be in LL 316 and the talk either in LL 60 or in LL 02, both are in the basement.
Hotels: Holiday Inn; Twin Palms; Comfort Inn; and Courtyard Marriot. There is no special rate.There is also a hostel in downtown Phoenix (in the Roosevelt Arts District): phxhostel.org.
Registration: on site; NO fee. Dinner on Friday is free for particpants.
Linguistic cycles have been discussed by Hodge (1970) and Tauli (1956). Some well-known cycles involve Negatives, where an initial single negative such as not gets to be reinforced by nothing or replaced by never, and subjects, where full pronouns are reanalyzed as endings on the verb. Clauses, aspect markers, articles, and copula verbs also undergo cycles of internal change followed by external change.