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Confs: NELS 31/North East Ling Society/Revised Program

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  1. Miok Debby Pak, North East Linguistics Society 31 Revised Program

Message 1: North East Linguistics Society 31 Revised Program

Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2000 11:21:58 -0400
From: Miok Debby Pak <>
Subject: North East Linguistics Society 31 Revised Program

North East Linguistics Society 31 Revised Program
Oct. 6-8, 2000, Georgetown University

Friday, October 6
MORNING (9:00 - 12:00)
Roundtable: Anti-symmetry and Minimalism in Romance Syntax

Discussion led by: Richard S. Kayne

Eduardo Raposo "Clitic Placement in European Portuguese"

Juan Uriagereka "Some Minimalist Consequences of Raposo's proposal: a Return
to Kayne's se/si Paradigm"

Andrea Moro "Mirror structures, (dynamic) antisymmetry and the theory of

2:00 - 2:30 (semantics)
Gerhard Jager (Zentrum fur Allgemeine
"On the semantics of "as" and "be": A neo-Carlsonian approach"

2:30 - 3:00 (semantics)
Lynn Nichols (Harvard University /Rutgers)
"On the absence of intensional complementation in certain languages"

3:00 - 3:30 (semantics)
Jocelyn Cohan (UIL-OTS, Universiteit Utrecht)
"Reconsidering identificational focus"

3:30 - 3:45 BREAK

3:45 - 4:15 (syntax/semantics)
Martin Hackl (University of Maryland/MIT)
"A Comparative Syntax for Comparative Determiners"

4:15 - 4:45 (syntax)
Felicia Lee (University of British Columbia)
"Relative Clauses Without WH-Movement"

4:45 - 5:15 (syntax)
Barbara Citko (Suny at Stony Brook)
"An Argument for Deletion Under Identity Account of
Relative Clauses"

5:30 - 7:00
Keynote Speaker
Gennaro Chierchia (Universita degli Studi di Milano)
Title: TBA

Saturday, October 7
MORNING (9:00 - 12:00)
Workshop: Brain and Language
Angela Friederici (Max-Planck-Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience),
David Poeppel (University of Maryland at College Park),
Michael Ullman (Georgetown University), and
Yosef Grodzinsky (Princeton University)

Session I (syntax)
2:00 - 2:30
Carlo Cecchetto (University of Siena)
"Reducing Proper Binding Condition Effects to Phase Impenetrability Condition

2:30 - 3:00
Takae Tsujioka (Georgetown University)
"Improper Remnant A-Movement"

3:00 - 3:30
Marcel den Dikken and Anastasia Giannakidou
(CUNY and Groningen University)
"Aggressively non-D-linked wh-phrases as polarity items"

3:30 - 3:45 BREAK

3:45 - 4:15
Ana Arregui
(University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
"Avoid-F in ACD"

4:15 - 4:45
Martina Wiltschko
(University of British Columbia)
"Tense on D and (the lack of) nominative case"

4:45 - 5:15
Acrisio Pires (University of Maryland)
"The Structure of Eventive Gerunds: Tense, Subjects and Functional Projections"

Session II (Phonology)
2:00 - 2:30
Sharon Rose and Rachel Walker (University of
California, San Diego, and University of Southern
"Consonant agreement at a distance"

2:30 - 3:00
Travis Bradley (Pennsylvania State University)
"A typology of Rhotic Duration Contrast and Neutralization"

3:00 - 3:30
Paul de Lacy and Caro Struijke
(University of Massachusetts, Amherst and University of Toronto/University of
"Explaining Overkill in dissimilation"

3:30 - 3:45 BREAK

3:45 - 4:15
Akinbiyi Akinlabi and Mark Liberman (Rutgers
University and University of Pennsylvania)
"Tonal Complexes"

4:15 - 4:45
Hubert Truckenbrodt (Rutgers University/MIT)
"A new kind of boundary tone"

4:45 - 5:15
Moira Yip (University College, London)
"The complex interaction of tone and prominence"

5:30 - 7:00
Keynote Speaker
Junko Ito and Armin Mester (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Title: "Covert Generalizations in Optimality Theory"

Poster Sessions 12:00 - 2:00

Phonology and phonetics
Adrianne Cheek (The University of Texas at Austin)
"Synchronic Handshape Variation in ASL: Evidence of Coarticulation"

Brian Roark (Brown University)
"Explaining vowel inventory tendencies via simulation: finding a role for
quantal locations and formant normalization"

Caroline Wiltshire and Russell Moon (University of Florida, Gainesville)
"A Comparison of Phonetic Stress in Indian English vs. American English"

Darya Kavitskaya (University of California at Berkeley)
"Segmental factors of compensatory lengthening: consequences for moraic theory"

Daniel Silverman (University of Illinois)
"On the categorical nature of coarticulation and the interpolative gestures"

Eon-Suk Ko (University of Pennsylvania)
"Effects of Stress on Vowel in Korean"

Nichol Dehe (University of Leipzig)
"Intonation Patterns of Particle Verb Constructions in

Brain and Language
Alan Beretta, John Halliwell, Alan Munn, and Cristina Schmitt (Michigan State
"Syntactic dependencies versus trace deletion: evidence from Korean and

Benjamin Bruening, Elissa Flagg, and Vivian Lin (MIT)
"An MEG Study of Tone Processing Asymmetries in English versus Mandarin

Laura Sabourin (University of Groningen)
"Neurocorrelates of Different Types of Grammatical (Gender) Agreement"

Liina Pylkkanen, Andrew Stringfellow, Meltem Kelepir, and Alec Marantz (MIT)
"The effects of phonological neighborhood density on lexical activation
neuroimaged with magnetoencephalography"

Paolo Chinellato (University of Padua)
"Agreement Disorders in Broca's Aphasia Sentence Production: A Bilingual Case

Whitney Anne Postman (Cornell University)
"The Tree-Pruning Hypothesis Applied to Agrammatic Comprehension: A Case
Study of Impairment to the Complementizer Phrase in Standard Indonesian"

Sunday, Oct. 8th
9:00 - 9:30 (Syntax)
William Davies and Stanley Dubinsky
(University of Iowa and University of South Carolina)
"Bypassing subjacency effects: How event structure amnesties extraction out of
object NPs"

9:30 - 10:00 (Syntax)
Lisa Travis (McGill University)
"The syntax of reduplication"

10:00 - 10:30 (Syntax)
Marcela Depiante (University of Connecticut)
"Ellipsis in Spanish and the Stranded Affix Filter"

10:30 - 10:45 BREAK

10:45 - 11:15 (Syntax)
Martha McGinnis (University of Calgary)
"Phases and the syntax of applicatives"

11:15 - 11:45 (Language acquisition)
Ana Gouvea and David Poeppel (University of Maryland)
"Working memory and syntactic complexity in Brazilian Portuguese and English"

11:45 - 12:15 (Language acquisition)
Mitsuhiko Ota (University of Edinburgh)
"Uniform lexical entries and the learnability of the stratified phonological

2:00 - 2:30 (Syntax)
Zeljko Boskovic (University of Connecticut)
"Floating Quantifiers and Theta-Role Assignment"

2:30 - 3:00 (Syntax)
Carol Tenny (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
"Experiencers and Point of View"

3:00 - 3:30 (Syntax)
Arthur Stepanov (University of Connecticut)
"Successive Cyclicity as Residual Wh-Scope Marking"

3:45 -5:15
Keynote Speaker
Howard Lasnik (University of Connecticut)
Title: "When Can You Save a Structure By Destroying It?"

Anthi Revithiadou (Boston University)
"Impossible systems: A typological survey of
Lexical accent systems"

Cornelia Endress and Andrea Haida (University of Potsdam, Germany)
"Wide Scope Interpretation and Distributivity"

Orin Percus (University of Milan)
"How to yield to fantasy"

Norio Nasu (University of Essex)
"Associating EPP with Phi-Completeness"

Penka Stateva (University of Connecticut)
"What Simple Clitics tell us about Complex Nominal Expressions"

Conference website:


The conference is able to provide FREE HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS the
nights of Oct. 6 and 7 to a limited number of students. In order to be
eligible, you must preregister, and you must be willing to share your room 
with 1-3 other students.

If you are interested, please tell us this as you preregister -- and as soon as
possible since the number of available rooms is very limited. In order to
maximize the usage of this expensive resource, we will make the roommate assignments
(keeping men with men and women with women); however, if you already have a
group of students who would like to share a room, please let us know and we will
keep you together if possible.

The benefit is only available to preregistering students, so we must receive
your room request and preregistration materials by Sept 15 at the latest. 
Space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

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