LINGUIST List 11.1787

Tue Aug 22 2000

Confs: Harvard/MIT Student Conf on Lang Research

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  1. Ora Matushansky, HUMIT in August

Message 1: HUMIT in August

Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 03:22:53 -0000
From: Ora Matushansky <>
Subject: HUMIT in August

HUMIT in August
MIT & Harvard Student Conference on Language Research
August 30-31, 2000, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of
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The conference will take place on August 30-31, 2000 (Wednesday and
Thursday), at Harvard University (August 30) and MIT (August 31).

There is no registration fee.

The schedule and accompanying information can be accessed at the conference

Invited Speakers:
 James Harris (MIT)
 Susumu Kuno (Harvard)

HUMIT in August
August 30, 2000
Harvard - Boylston Hall, Fong Auditorium
8:45-8:55 Registration
8:55-9:00 Opening Remarks

9:00-9:30 Shoichi Takahashi - Kanda University/MIT
Multiplicity and Feature Absorption

9:30-10:00 Cedric Boeckx - UConn
Gaps and Donkeys

10:00-10:30 Kylie Skewes - Harvard
Small clauses in Russian

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:15 Tania Ionin, Ken Wexler - MIT
Tense in Child L2 Acquisition: Evidence from L1 Russian Learners of English

11:15-11:45 Xavier Alario, Albert Costa, Alfonso Caramazza - Harvard
Lexical access during the production of noun phrases: evidence from the
frequency effect.

11:45-12:15 Bradford Z. Mahon, Albert Costa - Harvard
Are Phonemes Represented in terms of their Syllabic Position?

12:15-12:45 Adam Szczegielniak, Deborah Grossman, Alfonso Caramazza -
Phonological errors at the beginning of a word

12:45-2:15 Lunch

2:15-2:45 Ji-yong KIM - UMass
Specificity and Structure: How Chinese and Korean Nominals are Interpreted

2:45-3:15 Bridget Copley - MIT
The syntactic locus of futurate meaning

3:15-3:45 Svetlana McCoy - BU
Pronoun Doubling and Quantification in Colloquial Russian

3:45-4:15 Luisa Marti - UConn
Quantificational Subjects in Questions and the A'-nature of SpecAgrSP in

4:15-4:30 Break

4:30-5:30 Invited Talk by Prof. James Harris - MIT

5:30-7:00 Dinner Break

7:00 on: Party, Ticknor Lounge, Boylston Hall

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August 31, 2000
MIT - Building E-56 Room 270
9:15-9:45 Ken Hiraiwa - MIT
Multiple Agree and the Defective Intervention Constraint in Japanese

9:45-10:15 Kentaro Nakatani - Harvard
Applying lexical rules in syntax: A study of the V-te V construction in

10:15-10:45 Makoto Kadowaki - UMass
Quotative Constructions in Japanese

10:45 -11:00 Break

11:00-11:30 Zhiqiang Li - MIT
Tonal Structure of Yes-No Question Intonation in Chaha

11:30-12:00 Paul De Lacy - UMass
Positional markedness in prominent positions

12:00-12:30 Victoria Lotridge - Harvard
The defective syllable and its impact on nasal vowels

12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:00-2:30 Claire Bowern - Harvard
Pitta-Pitta, Transitivity and Tense Marking

2:30- 3:00 Javier Mart�n-Gonz�lez - Harvard
Some remarks about the nature of N-phrases in Spanish

3:00-3:30 Adolfo Ausin - UConn
A-chains, anaphoric clitics and the derivational-representational debate

3:30-4:00 Balkiz Ozturk - Harvard
Possessive constructions in Turkish

4:00-4:15 Break

4:15-5:15 Invited Talk by Prof. Susumu Kuno - Harvard

5:15-5:20 Conclusion

Organizers: Adam Szczegielniak, Lance Nathan, Ora Matushansky, Javier
Mart�n-Gonz�lez, Albert Costa

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Ora Matushansky
Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
MIT E39-239

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