LINGUIST List 13.1829

Mon Jul 1 2002

Confs: Greek Syntax, University of Reading

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  1. Irene Philippaki-Warburton, Greek Syntax and the Minimalist Seduction

Message 1: Greek Syntax and the Minimalist Seduction

Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 12:24:26 +0100
From: Irene Philippaki-Warburton <>
Subject: Greek Syntax and the Minimalist Seduction

We are please to announce the preliminary programme for the workshop on 
"Greek Syntax and the Minimalist Seduction" which will be held at the 
University of Reading on 20-22 September 2002.

Friday 20 September
14:30-15:30 Registration
15:30-16:30 Invited Talk - Howard Lasnik (University of Maryland) 'On 
the EPP'
16:30-17:00 Coffee break
17:00-17:30 Dimitra Theophanopoulou-Kontou (University of Athens) 'The 
structure of 'VP' and the mediopassive morphology. The passives and 
anticausatives in Modern Greek'
17:30-18:00 Gaberell Drachman (University of Salzburg) 'Comp-deletion 

Saturday 21 September
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:00 Invited Talk - Norbert Hornstein (University of Maryland) 
'Back to the future: Pronouns in Minimalism and the Standard Theory'
10:00-10:30 Irene Philippaki-Warburton & Vassilios Spyropoulos 
(University of Reading & University of the Aegean) 'Infinitely 
intriguing: The question of finiteness of Greek subjunctives'
10:30-11:00 Konstantia Kapetangianni & Daniel Seely (Eastern Michigan 
University) 'Greek ' Na' clauses: A case study in minimalist 
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 Niki Tantalou (Johns Hopkins University) 'On accusative 
subjects of infinitival clauses in Classical Greek'
12:00-12:30 Dimitra Papangeli (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics, OTS) 
'Greek reflexives and the issue of productivity'
12:30-13:00 Vina Paraskevi Tsakali (UCL/MIT) 'Against the unification of 
nominal CPs'
13:00-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-15:00 Anna Roussou & Ianthi-Maria Tsimpli (University Patras & 
University of Thessaloniki/Cambridge) 'On VSO again!'
15:00-15:30 Evi Sifaki (University of York) 'The syntax of subject 
inverted orders in Greek: VSO'
15:30-16:00 Michalis Georgiafentis (University of Reading) 'Towards a 
minimalist analysis of the VOS order in Greek'
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:00 Dora Alexopoulou & Caroline Heycock (University of 
Edinburgh) 'Resumption and quantification'
17:00-17:30 Anna Androulakis (University of Reading) 'Mind the clitic! 
Parasitic gaps and null operators in Greek'
17:30-18:00 Arhonto Terzi (Technological Educational Institute of 
Patras) 'Locative Ps as (two types of) nominals'

Sunday 22 September
9:00-10:00 Invited Talk - Ian Roberts (University of Cambridge) 
'Complementation in some Southern Italian varieties'
10:00-10:30 George Tsoulas (University of York) 'Floating quantifiers?'
10:30-11:00 Theodore Markopoulos & Christina Sevdali (University of 
Cambridge) 'Determiner spreading and floating quantifiers in Modern 
Greek: A minimalist approach'
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 Eric Mathieu & Ioanna Sitaridou (UCL/University of Newcastle 
& University of Manchester) 'Null head nominals, determiner spreading 
and the topic/focus articulation in Modern Greek'
12:00-12:30 Theodore Marinis & Phoevos Panagiotidis (University of Essex 
& University of Cyprus) 'Determiner spreading revisited'
12:30-13:00 Natalia Kariaeva (Rutgers University) 'Determiner spreading 
in Modern Greek: Split DP hypothesis'
13:00-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-15:00 Phoevos Panagiotidis & Stavroula Tsiplakou (University of 
Cyprus) ''What I said this time?' Evidence for the left periphery in the 
acquisition of L2 English by Greek L1 speakers'
15:00-15:30 George Kotzoglou (University of Reading) 'Verb movement and 
particles in Greek'
15:30-16:00 Konstantina Haidou (SOAS, University of London) 'Stress 
mechanisms in the syntactic and phonological domain of focus in Greek'

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the following 
Levendis Foundation
London Hellenic Society
Joannou & Paraskevaides (UK) Limited
Linguistics Association of Great Britain

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