LINGUIST List 13.270

Thu Jan 31 2002

Confs: Generative Grammar, Italy

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University of Lecce
- February 28th - March 2nd, 2002


Thursday, February 28th

9.15 - Opening address

Rosario Coluccia (university of Lecce)
Donato Valli (University of Lecce)


On the status of 1st and 2nd person plural possessives
Nicoletta Pennello - University of Padua

Quantifiers as lexical categories
Anna Cardinaletti and Giuliana Giusti - University of Bologna,
University of Venice / University of Venice

Object Shift and Verb Serialization: a cross-linguistic perspective
Enoch O. Aboh - University of Amsterdam

Accusative marked datives in Spanish
Juan Romero - Universidad Aut�noma de Madrid, University of Alcal� de

Lexical Vs Functional Restructuring
Susi Wurmbrand - McGill University - Montreal

15.30 -

Parasession 1

Pinning John down.
Orin Percus - Universiy of Florence

Constraining kind <-> individual coercion
Roberto Zamparelli - University of Bergamo

Kind Denoting Bare NPs in Romanian PPs
Daniela Isac - University of Quebec at Montreal, Concordia University

Reconstruction in relative clauses and the cyclic access to the
pragmatic component
Carlo Cecchetto - University of Milano Bicocca

Appositives and quantification
Francesca Del Gobbo - Harvard University/University of California Irvine 

Parasession 2

Verbal suffixes in Portuguese: semantic and syntactic properties
Miriam Lemle - University of Rio de Janeiro

Adjunction sites in morphology: evidence from prefixation and
compounding in Modern Greek.
Angela Ralli - University of Patras

Sulla fonologia diacronica del sistema vocalico romanzo: una analisi e
considerazioni nel quadro della Fonologia Dinamica.
Andrea Calabrese - University of Connecticut

Variation of s-voicing in varieties of Italian
Martin Kramer - University of Ulster at Jordanstown

Meaningful Vowels: On the Necessity of Apophonic Morphology in German.
Sabrina Bendjaballah and Martin Haiden - University of Lille / Aston
University at Birmingham. University of Wien

Friday, March 1st


Free Relatives: Does Morphology Filter Syntax?
Jochen Trommer - University of Osnabruek

On the Non-Anomalous Nature of English Verb Syntax: Evidence from
Ian Roberts - University of Cambridge

Notes on the syntax of the so-called 'euphonic' [l] in Some Romance
Ur Shlonsky - University of Geneva

On the content of the left periphery: Evidence from North-western
Italian Varieties
Sandra Paoli - University of Manchester

TheTheory of Clitics, a Parameter of Object Agreement, and the Extension 
of the Unique Checking Constraint to Massive Cross-Linguistic
Differences in Object Clitic Omission: Evidence from Normal Development
and SLI
Ken Wexler (Invited Speaker) - Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Parasession 1

Deficient Structures in the Verbal Domain: A Case Study of Two
Bilingual Children
Julia Berger-Morales and Manola Salustri - University of California at
Los Angeles / University of Siena, University of California at Los

The C category and the acquisition of European Portuguese: the focus on
Carla Soares - University of Paris 8

Respecting Grammatical Constraints in Code-switching: Evidence from two
Italian-German Bilingual Children
Katja Francesca Cantone - University of Hamburg

Agreement disorders, subject clitics and the structure of IP in
dialectal agrammatism: the Field Damage Hypothesis.
Paolo Chinellato - University of Padua, University of Venice

Psycholinguistic evidence for the feature hierarchy (person > number >
gender) and implications for linguistic theory.
Maria Nella Carminati

Parasession 2

Some differences between focus on the left and focus on the right in
Lisa Brunetti - University of Florence

The Syntax and Semantics of Salentino ku
Federico Damonte - University of Padua, University of Venice

Agreement, intervention and inclusiveness in Italian 'si' impersonals.
Roberta D'Alessandro - University of Stuttgart

On the structural position of adverbial clauses, discourse features and
informational structure
Maria Lobo - Universidade Nova de Lisboa

When can objects bind? Left-to-right merge, scrambling and binary
structure in European Portuguese
Joao Costa - Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Saturday, March 2nd


Cleft and pseudo-cleft questions in Romance: A Case Study in Comparative 
Interrogative Syntax
Jean-Yves Pollock (Invited Speaker) - Universit� de Picardie � Amien 

Argument shift phenomena an the identification of local domains
Diana Pili and Roland Hinterhoelzl - University of Verona / Humboldt

Split syntax in Classical and Modern Greek: a study on the left
periphery and the nature of DPs.
Eric Mathieu and Ioanna Sitaridou - University College London, /
University of Manchester

Agreement Mismatch
Franca Ferrari-Bridger - New York University

Alternate speakers

The distribution of relative affixes in Bantu languages
Gloria Cocchi - University of Urbino

Problemi di acquisizione del tedesco L" da parte di parlanti con L1
italiana: la posizione di V
Chiara Leonini - University of Siena

On Result Clauses in Spanish and English
Emma Ticio - University of Connecticut

The indefinite determiner sendos
Gabi Toth - University of Szeged


Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, University of Lecce - Palazzo
Codacci-Pisanelli (Porta Napoli)


A) Airports
Brindisi is the closest airport to Lecce (40 min. bus from the Airport
to the city center), however it is only connected with Rome and Milan
twice a day or so.
Bari's airport is more busy (domestic flights only, , but covering
different cities). You can reach Lecce by train (1 hour 30/50 min.).

B) Trains
You can look for your train at the following web site:



1) Grand Hotel (3 stars), viale Quarta 28
In front of the train station. and close to the historical center of the 
town. 15 minutes walk from the University, through the city center.
Prices (breakfast not included): Single: Eur. 31.00
Double: Eur. 60.00
Tel: +39 0832 309405, Fax: +39 0832 309891

2)Hotel Cappello (2 stars), via Montegrappa 4
Next to the Train Station. and close to the historical center of the
town. 15 minutes walk from the University, through the city center.
Prices (breakfast not included): Single: Eur. 28.00
Double: Eur. 44.00
Tel:+39 0832 308881 Fax: +39 0832 301535

3) Hotel Tiziano (4 stars), superstrada per Brindisi
In the outskirts of Lecce, 10 minutes walk from the University.
Prices (breakfast included): Single: Eur. 93.00
Double: Eur. 130.00
Tel: +39 0832 27211 Fax: +39 0832 272841 E-mail:

Bed & Breakfast

Prices: Single: Eur. 23.24 Double: Eur. 41.32

1) 'Sogni d'oro', via D. Bosco 22 (close to the train station)
Tel. +39 0832 345605

2) 'Dolce casa'. Via Marche 15
Tel +39 0832 231724, e-mail:

3) 'Centro storico' via Andrea Vignes (city center)
Tel. +390832 242727/242828


Piero Bottari
tel. +39 0832 336337

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