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Thu Dec 21 2000

Confs: Generative Syntax, University of Ulster

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  1. Alison Henry, Generative Syntax: Motivating Movement Conference

Message 1: Generative Syntax: Motivating Movement Conference

Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 15:36:37 GMT
From: Alison Henry <>
Subject: Generative Syntax: Motivating Movement Conference

Motivating Movement Conference
26-28 January 2001: University of Ulster at 


Fri 26 January 
10.15 -11.00 Registration/Coffee
11.00.-11.10 Conference Opening
11.10- 12.10 Liliane Haegeman (Lille) 
12.10-12.50 Tabea Ihsane & Genoveva Puskas 		
 DP Internal Movement - checking the 
 specificity and definiteness features
12.50-1.50 	Lunch
1.50-2.30 	Idan Landau (Ben Gurion) 				
				(Un)interpretable Neg in COMP
2.30-3.10 	Tom Roeper (U Mass) and Angeliek 	
				van Hout (Groningen)
 The Impact of Nominalization on 
 Passive, -able and Middle: Burzio's 
 Generalization and Feature-Movement 
 in the Lexicon
 3.10-3.50	Phoevos Panagiotidis 
 Explaining and motivating a two-step 
 movement for pronominal clitics
3.50-4.10 Tea/Coffee
4.10-4.50Artemis Alexiadou (Potsdam/ 
 Princeton) and Gisbert Fanselow 
 Determining V to I Movement: a 		
 		diachronic perspective
4.50-5.30 	Laura Rupp (Leiden) 
 Why (not) move? The view from 
 imperatives in English and beyond
5.30-6.10 	Shoichi Takahashi (Kanda) 
 Movement and Interpretation
6.10-6.50Nomi Erteschik-Shir (Ben Gurion)
 P-syntactic motivation for movement: 
 imperfect alignment in object shift
7.00 Reception/ buffet

Sat 27 January

9.20- 10.00 	Tully Thibeau (Montana) 
 	Preposition Movement in English 	
 			Phrasal Verbs
10.00-10.40 	Annabel Cormack and Neil Smith 	
 	Three kinds of apparent movement
10.40-11.20		Ellen Brandner (T�bingen) 
 	Triggering XP and Xo Movement
11.20-11.40 	Tea/coffee
11.40-12.40 	 David Pesetsky (MIT) tba
12.40-1.20 		Hidehito Hoshi (UC Irvine) 
 	Displacement and interactions with 	
 			legibility conditions 
1.20-2.20 	Lunch
2.20-3.00Eithne Guilfoyle (IADT), Helen 
 Goodluck (Ottawa) and Sile 
 Harrington (IADT) 
 Relativization in Child Irish
3.00-3.40 	Cedric Boeckx (Connecticut) 
 Resumptive Pronouns and the Nature 
 of Derivations: Irish English 
3.40-4.20 	Alison Henry (Ulster) 
 Transitive expletives and floating 
 associates in Belfast English
4.20-4.40 Coffee
4.40-5.20 	Sandra Stjepanovic & Shoichi 			
				Takahashi (Kanda)
 Eliminating the Phase Impenetrability 	
5.20-6.00 	Hyeson Park (South Carolina) 
 Object raising and Theticity in Korean

Sun 28 Jan

9.20-10.00 	Ivy Sichel (CUNY) 
 Pronoun movement as Attract
10.00-10.40	 Mitsue Motomura (Maryland) 
 Overt A-movement approach to zibun
10.40-11.20 Tor Afarli (NTNU Trondheim) 
 Predication as Trigger for Movement 
11.20-11.40 Tea/coffee
11.40-12.40 Jim McCloskey (Santa Cruz) tba
12.40-1.20 	Aria Adli (T�bingen)
 "Move only if you want to": 				
 		Psycholinguistic evidence for optional 	
1.20-2.20 Lunch

2.20-3.00 Andrew Simpson (SOAS) 
 Fossilized Movement and the EPP	
3.00-3.40 	Joanne Close (York) 
 Movement and categorial interpretation 
 in English relative clauses
3.40-4.20 	Balazs Suranyi (Utrecht) 
 Interpretation-driven movement and 
 the overt-covert distinction: evidence 
 from multiple operator contstructions 
 in Hungarian
4.20-5.00 	Frank Beths (York) 
 Syntactic movement as synchronic 	

Getting to the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, 
N Ireland

The University of Ulster at Jordanstown is situated 
about 8 miles north of Belfast city centre, on the 
shores of Belfast Lough. Belfast International and 
Belfast City Airports are both nearby. There are 
buses from both airports into Belfast City Centre 
from where it is possible to travel to the university 
(Jordanstown station) by train (from Central or 
Yorkgate Station), bus or taxi. Alternatively, a taxi 
will cost approximately �18 from the International 
Airport or �12 from the City Airport. 


We have negotiated special reduced rates for 
conference participants at the Glenavna House 
Hotel (, which is situated 
about a 20-minute walk or a short taxi or bus ride 
from the University. The special rate is �45 per 
night bed and breakfast per night for a single room 
for Friday and Saturday nights (the rate is slightly 
higher on Thursday night). You should make your 
booking direct with the hotel, email 
{ HYPERLINK "" }, phone 02890864661 (+44-
2890-864661 internationally), fax 02890-862531 
(+44-2890-864661 internationally). mentioning that 
you are taking part in the Motivating Movement 
conference at University of Ulster. The Quality 
Hotel, in Carrickfergus, also offers a special rate of 
�50 per night, but is slightly further away. Bookings 
can be made by phoning 02893-364556 (+44 2893-
364556 internationally), fax 02893-351620 (+44 
2893-351620), again mentioning the conference. 
The hotels have only a limited number of rooms, so 
it would be advisable to book early. Alternatively, 
you may wish to stay in Belfast City Centre and a 
list of hotels, bed and breakfasts and hostels may 
be found on the Northern Ireland Tourist Board 
website at, 
which also has general information about the area. 
In general, there are good weekend rates during 
January - ask about 'weekend breakaway' rates. 

Conference Fees/registration

The conference fee is �45 stg, which includes 
abstracts, tea, coffee, lunches on Saturday and 
Sunday, and a reception/buffet on Friday evening. 
It is not necessary to pay this in advance, but it is 
essential to email us to register by 24 January if you 
plan to attend, so that we know numbers for 
catering etc.

Further information

If you need any further information please contact 
{ HYPERLINK "" }, or by phone to 02890-
366544 (internationally +44-2890-366544)

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