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Message 1: Preliminary Program of the 32nd North East Linguistic Society

Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 15:44:38 -0400
From: Christine Susskind <susskindfrontiernet.net>
Subject: Preliminary Program of the 32nd North East Linguistic Society

Northeastern Linguistics Society
NELS 32 will be held jointly this year by the City University of New 
York's Graduate Center and New York University, on 19-21 October. The
following is our preliminary program:

FRIDAY 10/19 CUNY Grad Center

09:00-09:15 Opening Remarks CUNY
09:15-09:45 Idan Landau (Ben Gurion U/Tel Aviv)
A typology of psych passives
09:45-10:15 Liina Pylkkanen (MIT)
Root-selecting, Verb-selecting and VoiceP-selecting causatives
10:15-10:45 Asya Pereltsvaig (Tromso)
Case and aspect in American Russian: What does American Russian Morphology
tell us about syntax?

COFFEE/TEA

11:00-11:30 Paula Menendez-Benito (UMass Amherst)
Aspect and adverbial quantifiers in Spanish
11:30-12:00 Michela Ippolito (MIT)
Presuppositions and implicatures in counterfactuals
12:00-12:30 Yael Sharvit (UConn)
The extensionality of 'try' - An event-based analysis

LUNCH

14:00-14:30 Christopher Potts (UC Santa Cruz)
No vacuous quantification constraints in syntax
14:30-15:00 Chung-hye Han (Simon Fraser U) & Maribel Romero (UPenn)
Ellipsis in the syntax of alternative questions
15:00-15:30 Elena Guerzoni (MIT)
Even NPIs in questions

COFFEE/TEA

15:45-16:15 Carolina Gonzalez (USC)
The effect of prosody on glottal stop deletion in Capanahua
16:15-16:45 Anthi Revithiadou (Aegean University)
Left-right asymmetries in prosodic parsing: A case study from Greek and 
its dialects
16:55-17:55 Invited Speaker: Janet Dean Fodor
Special Theme: Prosodic Phrasing
Title tba

SATURDAY 10/20 NYU Main Building

09:00-09:15 Opening Remarks NYU
09:15-09:45 Line Hove Mikkelsen (UC Santa Cruz)
Ambiguous copula sentences in Danish: Evidence against the inversion
hypothesis
09:45-10:15 Andrew Simpson (SOAS) & Zoe Wu (USC)
Cyclic Spell-Out and the size of phases
10:15-10:45 Winfried Lechner (Tubingen)
Deriving PS-paradoxes by conditions on Merge

COFFEE/TEA

11:00-11:30 Andrea Rackowski (MIT)
Subject and specificity: The case of Tagalog
11:30-12:00 Felicia Lee (UBC Vancouver)
Anaphoric R-expressions: 'Bound' names as bound variables
12:00-12:30 Ivy Sichel (Hebrew U Jerusalem)
Demonstrative anaphora and indexical representation

LUNCH

14:00-14:30 Jonathan Barnes (UC Berkeley)
Domain-initial strengthening and the phonetics and phonology of
positional neutralization
14:30-15:00 Daniel Currie Hall (Toronto)
A source-filter model for generative metrics
15:00-15:30 K. David Harrison, Mark Dras &
Berk Kapicioglu (UPenn)
Agent-based modeling and microparametric variation: Modeling the 
evolution of vowel harmony

COFFEE/TEA

15:45-16:15 Thomas McFadden (UPenn)
The morphosyntax of Finno-Ugric Case-marking: A DM account
16:15-16:45 Alison Henry (Ulster)
Microparametric variation in the syntax of expletives: Belfast English 
and standard English
16:55-17:55 Invited Speaker: Richard Kayne
Special Theme: Microparametric Variation
Title tba

SUNDAY 10/21 NYU Main Building

09:15-09:45 John Whitman (Cornell) & Dianne Jonas (Yale)
Limiting multiple specifiers to the interface
09:45-10:15 Arhonto Terzi (Patras) & Ken Wexler (MIT)
A-chains and S-homophones in children's grammar: Evidence from Greek
passives
10:15-10:45 Hirohisa Kiguchi & Rozalind Thornton
(UMD College Park)
Children's understanding of Binding Principle B in ACD constructions

COFFEE/TEA

11:00-11:30 Colin Wilson (UCLA)
Phonotactic learning with targeted constraints
11:30-12:00 Jeff Mielke (Ohio State)
Turkish /h/ deletion: Evidence for the interplay of speech perception
and phonology
12:00-12:30 Paul de Lacy (UMass Amherst)
Conflation and the expression of scales

LUNCH

14:00-14:30 Satoshi Tomioka & Kimiko Nakanishi (UDelaware)
Plurals in Japanese
14:30-15:00 Bridget Copley (MIT)
A linguistic argument for indeterministic futures
15:00-15:30 L. M. Savoia & M. Rita Manzini (Firenze)
Northern Italian NEG adverbs are neither adverbs nor NEG


Alternate Papers

Syntax

Zeljko Boskovic (UConn)
Expletives don't move
Benjamin Bruening (MIT)
Raising to object and phase edges
Norvin Richards (MIT)
Lowering and cyclicity: Attraction by X from SpecXP

Semantics

Richard Larson & Miyuki Sawada (SUNY Stony Brook)
Adjunct clauses, presupposition and root transformations
Andrew Nevins (MIT)
Counterfactuality without past tense and the morphology-pragmatics 
interface
Martin Hackl (UMD College Park)
The ingredients of essentially plural predicates

Phonology

Bert Vaux (Harvard)
Dispersion Theory and surface contrast
Adam Ussishkin (U Arizona) & Andrew Wedel (UCSC)
Neighborhood density and the root-affix distinction
Rachel Walker (USC)
Yuhup prosodic morphology and a case of augmentation

Prosodic Phrasing

Masanori Deguchi &
Yoshihisa Kitagawa (Indiana U)
Prosody in wh-questions
Jocelyn Cohan, Hugo Quene, Rene Kager & Sieb Nooteboom (Utrecht)
Heavy constituent extraposition: Experimental evidence for parallel
processing

Microparametric Variation

Thomas J. Conners (Yale)
On pronoun classes and passive constructions in Indonesian dialects
Gulsat Aygen (Harvard)
C as a Case licenser in Turkish, Kazakh and Tuvan: Implications for Case
theory


Poster Sessions

FRIDAY 10/19 CUNY Graduate Center

Jocelyn Cohan, Hugo Quene, Rene Kager & Sieb Nooteboom (Utrecht) 
Heavy constituent extraposition: Experimental evidence for parallel processing
Masanori Deguchi & Yoshihisa Kitagawa (Indiana U) Prosody in 
wh-questions
Yoonjung Kang (SUNY Stony Brook) Adaptation of English postvocalic
word-final stops to Korean loanwords
Steve McCartney (UT Austin) Binary bases of ternarity
Adam Ussishkin (U Arizona) & Andrew Wedel (UCSC) Neighborhood density 
and the root-affix distinction
Bert Vaux (Harvard) Dispersion Theory and surface contrast

SATURDAY 10/20 NYU Main Building

Masahiro Akiyama (Ehime U) Locative Inversion and economy: Evidence 
for global economy
Artemis Alexiadou (U Stuttgart) Nominal vs. verbal -ing constructions 
and the development of the English progressive
Karlos Arregi (MIT) Word order and focus in Basque
Gulsat Aygen (Harvard) C as a Case licenser in Turkish, Kazakh and 
Tuvan: Implications for Case theory
Rajesh Bhatt (UT Austin) & Roumyana Pancheva (USC) Variable height of
adjunction and LF-licensing of degree complements
Cedric Boeckx & Boosok Kang (UConn) An argument-adjunct asymmetry at 
the word level
Zeljko Boskovic (UConn) Expletives don't move
Benjamin Bruening (MIT) Raising to object and phase edges
Thomas J. Conners (Yale) On pronoun classes and passive constructions 
in Indonesian dialects
Arhonto Terzi (Patras) Locative prepositions as DPs

SUNDAY 10/21 NYU Main Building

Martin Hackl (UMD College Park) The ingredients of essentially plural
predicates
Tania Ionin (MIT) The one boy who kissed every girl: Scope and 
discourse function in Russian
Edit Jakab (UQAM) The conditional expressed by Russian and English
imperatives
Elsi Kaiser (UPenn) Case, disjunction and focus
Min-Joo Kim (UMass Amherst) Accusative adverbials in Korean: 
Delimiting phrase and Case
Jeong-Shik Lee (Wongkwang U) Comparative pseudogapping
Seth A. Minkoff (UMass Boston) Why some objects can't be more animate 
than some subjects
Andrew Nevins (MIT) Counterfactuality without past tense and the
morphology-pragmatics interface
Norvin Richards (MIT) Lowering and cyclicity: Attraction by X from 
SpecXP
Michael Terry (UMass Amherst) The simple past and present perfect in
African-American English

For more information, visit the NELS sites:
http://web.gc.cuny.edu/linguistics/nels.htm (CUNY)
http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/dept/lingu/events/nels/nels32.htm (NYU)
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