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Mon Jun 14 1999

Confs: Semitic Syntax and Morphology

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  1. Abbas Benmamoun, Semitic Syntax Conf and Morphology Workshop at LSA Summer Institute

Message 1: Semitic Syntax Conf and Morphology Workshop at LSA Summer Institute

Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 10:21:54 -0500
From: Abbas Benmamoun <>
Subject: Semitic Syntax Conf and Morphology Workshop at LSA Summer Institute

Dear Colleagues,

Here are the programs of the Semitic Syntax Conference and Semitic
Morphology Workshop that will be held this July (14, 17, 18) during
the LSA Summer Institute at the University of Illinois at

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Conference on Syntax of Semitic Languages
 July, 17 - 18, 1999
 Levis Faculty Center, 3rd Floor

Saturday, July, 17

8:30 - 9 Registration ($10)

9 - 10 Edit Doron, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem & UCSC, 'Agency and
Voice: the Semantics of the Semitic Templates'

10 - 11 Maya Arad, MIT, 'Contents of v: Evidence from the Hebrew binyan

11 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30 Frederick M. Hoyt, Cornell University, 'Reduced Agreement as a
Specificity Effect in Rural Palestinian Arabic'

12:30 - 2 Lunch break

2 - 3 Joseph Aoun, USC, 'Superiority and Resumption'

3 - 4 Lina Choueiri, USC, 'The Structural Diversity of Relative

4 - 4:30 Coffee break

4:30 - 5:30 Girma Halefom, McGill University, and John S. Lumsden,
Universite du Qu\233bec \224 Montr\233al, 'Subject Clitics in Amharic'

5:30 - 6:30 Ivy Sichel, City University of NY, 'Person and Definiteness
Features in third person Pronouns in Hebrew'

Sunday, July 18

9 - 10 Tanya Reinhart, Utrecht University & Tel-Aviv University, and Tal
Siloni, Tel-Aviv University, 'Reflexive Reduction: Lexical and Syntactic

10 - 11 Yael Sharvit, University of Massachusets, 'On nisa and hiStadel'

11 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30 Abbas Benmamoun, UIUC,
'The Feature Structure of Functional Categories: the EPP Feature of
Sentential Negation'

12:30 - 2 Lunch break

2 - 3 Hagit Borer, USC, 'Structuring Nominals: Evidence from Hebrew'

3 - 4 Ilan Hazout, University of Haifa, 'Participial Relatives: the Grammar
of Predicate Formation'

4 - 4:30 Coffee break

4:30 - 5:30 Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin, Universit\233 Paris VII, '(In)definiteness
and Genitives: from Romanian to Hebrew'

5:30 - 6:30 Giuliana Giusti and Ur Schlosky, University of Geneva,
'Demonstratives and the Structure of the Semitic DP'


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Workshop on Semitic Morphology
July 14, 1999
Room 407, Levis Faculty Center

Wednesday, July, 14

8:30 - 9 Registration

9-10 Jean-Fran\231ois Prunet, UQAM, Renee Beland, UQAM, and Ali Idrissi,
 King Abdul Aziz University
Semitic Roots as Lexical Units

10-11 Iris Berent, Florida Atlantic University, Daniel L. Everett,
University of Pittsburgh, and Joseph Shimron, University of Haifa.
An Experimental Approach to the OCP: Evidence for Violable Identity
Constraints in Hebrew Roots.

11-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 Elabbas Benmamoun (UIUC)
Semitic Morphology: The Central Role of the Imperfective.

12:30-2 Lunch Break
2-3 John S. Lumsden, UQAM, and Girma Halefom, McGill University
Against A Fission Analysis of Arabic Verbal Morphology

3-4 Nurit Melnik, University of California, Berkeley
A Multiple-Inheritance Hierarchical Representation of Hebrew Adjectives of

4-4:30 Coffee Break

4:30-5:30 Jean Balcaen, University of Toronto
The Tiberian Hebrew Perfect: ?-feature hierarchies and underspecification

5:30-6:30 Mohamed Naji, CNRS, University of Paris VII Jussieu
An Interactive Approach to Morpheme Distribution and Syntactic features: the
Case of Arabic Person Morphology.
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