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  1. olivier.bonami, 5th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris
  2. di_sciullo.anne-marie, Approaching Asymmetry at the Interfaces

Message 1: 5th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris

Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 11:37:02 +0000
From: olivier.bonami <>
Subject: 5th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris

5th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris 
Short Title: CSSP 03

Date: 02-OCT-03 - 04-OCT-03
Location: Paris, France
Contact: Olivier Bonami
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Syntax, Semantics, General Linguistics Call
Deadline: 30-APR-03

Meeting Description: 
The fifth Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris (CSSP 03) will take
place in Paris 7 University, on October 2-4, 2003. The conference
focuses on syntax, semantics, and the syntax-semantics interface.
 CSSP 2003
 OCTOBER 2-4, 2003

9h-9h15 Opening 
9h15-10h15 Invited talk: M. Steedman (U. of Edinburgh)
 Scope Alternation and the Syntax-Semantics Interface 
10h15-10h45 H.-M. Grtner (ZAS, Berlin)
 Naming and Economy 
10h45-11h15 Break 
11h15-11h45 B. Suranyi (Eotvos U., Budapest)
 A Checking vs. QR-based Approach to the Differential Scopal
Behaviour of Quantifier Classes
11h45-12h15 P. Stateva (Humboldt U., Berlin) 
 Intervention Effects in Degree Constructions 
12h15-12h45 C. Heycock (U. of Edinburgh)
 Adjectival modifiers and 'reconstruction' in relative clauses 
12H45-14H30 Lunch break 

14h30-15h30 Invited talk: R. Levine (Ohio State U.) 
 The syntax of extraction: derivation or constraint satisfaction? 
15h30-16H C. Bozsahin & M. Steedman (U. of Edinburgh) 
 Control, Grammatical Relations, and Argument Structure 
16H-16h30 Break 
16H30-17H A. Meinunger (ZAS, Berlin) 
 Verb Second in Germanic and Mood Selection in Romance as a Diagnostics 
 Indicating 'QR' for CPs 
17h-17h30 A. Bachrach (U. Paris 7) 
 Vers une analyse unifiee des demonstratifs en hebreu et en francais 
17h30-18h W. Davidson (Ohio State U.) 
 Structure preserving extraction 
18h-18h30 R. Borsley (U. of Essex) & B. M. Jones (U. of Wales)
 The distribution and interpretation of Welsh n-words 

9h-10h Invited talk: M. Krifka (Humboldt U. Berlin) 
 Bare plurals: Kind-referring, Indefinites, Both, or Neither? 
10h-10h30 Y. Greenberg (Bar-Ilan U.)
 Tolerating Exceptions with ''Descriptive'' and ''In Virtue Of''
10h30-11h Break 
11h-11h30 G. Tsoulas, K.-H. Gil & S. Harlow (U. of York)
 Disjunction and Quantificational Variability 
11h30-12h S. Tomioka & Y. Tsai (U. of Delaware)
 Partitivity Derives Distributivity: the Existential You Construction 
 in Mandarin Chinese 
12h-12h30 L. McNally & G. Boleda Torrent (U. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
 Relational Adjectives as Properties of Kinds 
12h30-14h Lunch break 

14h-15h Invited talk: N. Kadmon (U. Tel Aviv) 
 Some Theories of the Interpretation of Accent Placement 
15h-15h30 M. Sailer (U. Tbingen)
 Local semantics in HPSG 
15h30-16h Break 
16h-16h30 A. ter Meulen (U. Groningen) 
 Temporal Cohesion and the Presuppositions of Temporal Adverbs 
16h30h-17h C. Condoravdi (Xerox PARC & Stanford U.) 
 Interval Expansion and Scalarity for Phase Adverbials 
17h-17h30 P. Denis (U. of Texas, Austin) & P. Muller (IRIT, Toulouse)
 Une semantique pour les expressions referentielles temporellement 
17h30-18h L. Sadler (U. of Essex) & R. Nordlinger (U. of Melbourne)
 An LFG Approach to the Syntax and Semantics of Tensed Nominals 

9h15-10h15 Invited talk: A. Zribi-Hertz (U. Paris 8) 
 Contribution a une approche syntaxique du nombre: pourquoi le pluriel 
 semble-t-il plus ''vrai'' en francais qu'en coreen ? 
10h15-10h45 H. Rullman & A. You (U. of Calgary) 
 Bare Nouns and Number in Mandarin 
10h45-11h15 Break 
11h15-11h45 S. Tomioka (U. of Delaware) 
 Definite Plural Pronouns are Definite 
11h45-12h15 S. Wechsler (U. of Texas, Austin)
 Number as Person 
12h15-12h45 D. Farkas (UCSC) & H. de Swart (U. Utrecht)
 Number Neutrality 

J. Jayez (ENS Lyon) & C. Rossari (U. de Genve) 
 L'heredite des antecedents 
R. Lambert (U. Lyon 2) 
 A propos des deux 'prendre' des constructions srielles complexes 

For more information: 
Web site: 

The conference is supported by the CNRS, Universities of Paris 3,
Paris 4 and Paris 7, and by UMR 7110 (CNRS & Paris 8) and UMR 7023
(CNRS & Paris 7).


Anne Abeille (U. Paris 7), Claire Beyssade (CNRS-J. Nicod), Olivier
Bonami (U. Rennes 2), Patrick Blackburn (INRIA), Patricia Cabredo
Hofherr (CNRS-U. Paris 8), Sandra Chung (UC Santa Cruz), Ileana
Comorovski (U. Nancy 2), Francis Corblin (U. Paris 4), Mary Dalrymple
(University College-London), Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie
(CNRS-U. Toulouse 2), Elisabet Engdahl (Goteborg U.), Donka Farkas (UC
Santa Cruz), Bernard Fradin (CNRS-U. Paris 7), Bart Geurts (Nijmegen
U.), Daniele Godard (CNRS-Paris 7), Jacques Jayez (ENS-Lyon), Nirit
Kadmon (Tel Aviv U.), Chris Kennedy (Northwestern U.), Alain Kihm
(CNRS-U. Paris 7), Dimitra Kolliakou (U. of Newcastle), Brenda Laca
(U. Paris 8), Jacqueline Lecarme (CNRS-U. Paris 7), Beth Levin
(Stanford U.), Robert Levine (Ohio State U.), Jean-Marie Marandin
(CNRS-Paris 7), Ora Matushansky (CNRS-U. Paris 8), Detmar Meurers
(Ohio State U.), Lea Nash (U. Paris 8), Bernard Oyharabal
(CNRS-Bayonne), Owen Rambow (Columbia U.), Sanda Ripeanu (U. of
Buchar! est), Alain Rouveret (U. Paris 7), Louisa Sadler (U. of
Essex), Roger Schwarzschild (Rutgers U.), Mark Steedman (U. of
Edinburgh), Christopher Tancredi(U. of Tokyo), Lucia Tovena (U. Lille
3), Jesse Tseng (U. Paris 10), George Tsoulas (U. of York), Stephen
Wechsler (U. of Texas at Austin), Shuichi Yatabe (U. of Tokyo),
Eun-Jung Yoo (Seoul U.), Annie Zaenen (Xerox PARC), Anne Zribi-Hertz
(U. Paris 8), Richard Zuber (CNRS-U. Paris 7).

Claire Beyssade (CNRS-J. Nicod), Olivier Bonami (chair; Rennes 2),
Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (CNRS-Paris 8), Francis Corblin (Paris 4),
Danile Godard (CNRS-Paris 7), Jean-Marie Marandin (CNRS-Paris 7)
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Message 2: Approaching Asymmetry at the Interfaces

Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 13:54:13 +0000
From: di_sciullo.anne-marie <>
Subject: Approaching Asymmetry at the Interfaces

Approaching Asymmetry at the Interfaces 
Short Title: AAI

Date: 24-Oct-2003 - 25-Oct-2003
Location: Montreal, Canada
Contact: Anna Maria Di Sciullo
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Meeting Description: The fact that asymmetric relations are privileged
relations in the derivation of linguistic expressions has been
demonstrated in various works in syntax, phonology and morphology. The
role of these relations at the interfaces remains nevertheless an open
question. What makes the contact between the expressions generated by
the grammar and the external systems, C-I and SM, possible at all?
That asymmetry would enable this contact would be revealing of a core
property of the subsystems of cognition. The advent of the Minimalist
Program led to the abandonment of the Y model and to the adoption of a
phase model to derivation, spell-out, and interpretation. In this
framework, legibility conditions are what make grammars usable by the
performance systems. The question arises whether purely formal
properties of relations, such as asymmetry, contribute to
legibility. If configurational asymmetry does have such a
contribution, theoretical consequences can be drawn, for example, with
respect to the legibility of phases, and to the restrictions on their
shape and size. Empirical predictions can be made with respect to
binding and scope relations at LF as well as with respect to the
assignment of nuclear stress and linearization at PF. Also, if
configurational asymmetry is determinant for both the semantic (LF)
and the phonetic (PF) phases, restricted legibility interactions can
be envisioned between LF and PF, for example, in the case of Focus
assignment and binding relations, or with respect to the articulation
of force and intonation. Economy considerations arise in the process,
for example, with respect to the hierarchical articulation of the left
periphery and to the issue regarding whether or not the triggering
forces should be reduced to a minimum. October 24

9:00- 9:50
Richard Kayne,Invited Speaker	
New York University			
Antisymmetry, Adpositions and Remnant Movement
Jaklin Kornfilt, Syracuse University 			
Two Asymmetries in Relative Clauses

10:20-10:30 Break 

Heejeong Ko, MIT		
Asymmetry in Scrambling and Cyclic Spell-out

Yoichi Miyamoto, Osaka University	
A Derivational Approach to the Interpretation of Quantifiers in
Japanese Scrambling

Marc Richards, University of Cambridge	
Desymmetrization: Parametric Variation at the PF-Interface

12:00-13:30 Lunch

Manuela Ambar, Invited Speaker
University of Lisbon			
On Some Special Adverbs, Word order and CP 

Edit Jakab, UQAM	
Agreement, Tense, Restructuring. 
The Licensing of Hungarian Inflected Infinitives
Ricardo Etxepare, CNRS, 
Bayonne	Asymmetries in Constituent Negation in Spanish

15 :20-15 :30 Break

Gabriela Alboiu, York University			 
Interfaces and the OCC Asymmetry

Aritz Irurtzun, University of Basque Country		 
Derivational Approach to the Focus Structure
Mayumi Hosono, University of Durham Defocalization
Strategy: Suppression of a Phonetic Form in the Canonically Realized

October 25

Juan Uriagereka, Invited Speaker			
University of Maryland and The University of the Basque Country	 
Spell-out Consequences
Arsalan Kahnemuyipour, University of Toronto Multiple
Spell-Out and Nuclear Stress

Kayono Shiobara, University of British Columbia 
Prosodic Phases and Left-to-Right Structure Building

10:50-11:00 Break

Dana Isac, Concordia University 			
On the Wide Scope Effects of Bare Nouns

Karine Megerdoomian, Inxight Software, Inc Asymmetries in
Form and Meaning: Surface Realization and Interface Conditions
Luka Szucsich, University at Leipzig	
Asymmetric and Symmetric Relations within Theta-Domain and Aspectual
12:30-14:00 Lunch

Edwin Williams, Invited Speaker	
Princeton University 
The Word/Phrase Asymmetry

Rose-Marie D�chaine, UBC and Mireille Tremblay,
Queens University Minimal Lexical Items

Anna Maria Di Sciullo, UQAM				
Morphological Domains 

15:50-16:00 Break

Fr�d�ric Mailhot and Charles Reiss Concordia
University Precedence, Asymmetry and Locality in Vowel Harmony

Ivan Chow, University of Toronto Ambiguity Resolution in
French by way of Melodic Contour: An Acoustic Study

Alternates :

Ahmad Moinzadeh, University of Isfahan		
An Antisymmetric, Minimalist Approach to Persian Phrase Structure

Mayumi Hosono 
University of Durham 
Defocalization Strategy in Merge Parallelism of Clitic Left
Dislocation with Null Object Construction
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