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Confs: Harvard/MIT Student Conf on Lang Research

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Message 1: HUMIT in August

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

HUMIT in August
MIT & Harvard Student Conference on Language Research
August 30-31, 2000, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of
Technology
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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
website:
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~lingpub/resources/humit.html

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

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

Syntax
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

Psycholinguistics
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 -
Harvard
Phonological errors at the beginning of a word

12:45-2:15 Lunch

Semantics
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
Spanish

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
Syntax
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
Japanese

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

10:45 -11:00 Break

Phonology
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

Syntax
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
617-253-2639
http://www.mit.edu/people/matushan/home.html




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