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Wed May 14 2003

Confs: Auxiliary Selection, USA

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  1. raranovich, Auxiliary Selection, USA

Message 1: Auxiliary Selection, USA

Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 21:13:42 +0000
From: raranovich <>
Subject: Auxiliary Selection, USA

Workshop on Cross-linguistic Variation in Auxiliary Selection 

Short Title: Workshop on Auxiliaries

Date: 31-May-2003 - 31-May-2003
Location: Davis, CA, United States of America
Contact: Raul Aranovich
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Syntax 

Meeting Description:

Many languages show a split in the distribution of perfect
auxiliaries. In French, Dutch, Italian, and German, for instance, some
verbs select the 'be' auxiliary, while others select the 'have'
auxiliary. Recent work on split auxiliary systems highlights the role
of lexical-semantic factors such as animacy, telicity, volitionality,
etc., in the formulation of auxiliary selection constraints. This
approach receives support from an emerging wealth of evidence from
cross-linguistic variation and language development, and from less
studied languages (Yiddish, Old Spanish, etc.). These data challenge
many of the received views about perfect auxiliary selection. 

9:00 - 9:30 Annie Zaenen, Stanford U./PARC: TBA
9:30 - 10:00 Carlee Arnett, UC Davis: 'Auxiliary Selection in the
Present Perfect by L2 Students of German.'
10:00 - 10:30 Seongha Rhee, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies:
'Particle Selection in Korean Auxiliary Formation'
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:30 Dan Brassil, UC San Diego: 'Gradients in Mandarin
Imperfective Particle Selection'
11:30 - 12:00 Feng-hsi Liu, U. of Arizona: 'Auxiliary Selection in
12:00 - 12:30 Thomas Shannon, UC Berkeley: TBA
12:30 - 2:30 Lunch break
2:30 - 3:00 Carol G, Rosen, Cornell University: ' Beyond Split
Intransitivity: The Italian Auxiliary Rule.'
3:00 - 3:30 Ra�l Aranovich, UC Davis: 'A lexical-semantic account of
selection of ESSE in Latin and Early Romance.'
3:30 - 3:45 Break
3:45 - 4:15 G�raldine Legendre, Johns Hopkins U.: TBA
4:15 - 4:45 Discussion panel: Annie Zaenen, Thomas Shannon, G�raldine
4:45 - 5:30 Social hour
6:30 Dinner (see Special Announcements)

Alternate Papers:
Virginia Hill Motapanyane and Larisa Avram, University of New
Brunswick and University of Bucharest: 'Auxiliary selection in

K. Aaron Smith, Illinois State University: 'The Selection of HAVE and
BE Auxiliaries in German: The Interaction of Grammar and Lexicon in
the Mind.'
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