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Mon Sep 22 2003

Confs: Syntax/Semantics/Nijmegen, Netherlands

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  1. C.deVos, 7th Workshop on Optimality Theoretic Syntax

Message 1: 7th Workshop on Optimality Theoretic Syntax

Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 08:23:27 +0000
From: C.deVos <>
Subject: 7th Workshop on Optimality Theoretic Syntax

7th Workshop on Optimality Theoretic Syntax 
Short Title: WOTS 7

Date: 27-OCT-03 - 28-OCT-03
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact: Connie de Vos
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Syntax, Semantics, Historical Linguistics Call
Deadline: 15-AUG-03

Meeting Description:
Workshop on optimality-theoretic syntax. Papers may deal with any
topic in OT syntax, but papers that deal with the syntax-semantics
interface and papers that take a perspective on synchronic and
diachronic variation are especially welcome. Partial reimbursement
will probably be possible for those speakers who could not attend the
workshop otherwise. TIME Monday and Tuesday 27-28 October 2003 PLACE
University of Nijmegen, Erasmus building E 18.02 WEB SITE (including abstracts of talks)

If you plan to attend WOTS 7, please let us know in advance (there is
no registration fee), so that we will have an indication of the number
of participants (which we need mainly in view of the catering).

In case you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

With best wishes,

Connie de Vos, Peter Ackema en Helen de Hoop

Monday October 27 
09.30 - 10.00 Welcome & Opening
10.00 - 10.45 Weak function word shift, Ralf Vogel, University of
10.45 - 11.30 Agent focus in Mayan languages, Barbara Stiebels, ZAS,
11.30 - 12.00 Coffee & tea
12.00 - 12.45 Freezing and Marking, Henk Zeevat, University of
12:45 - 13:45 Lunchbreak
13.45 - 14.30 Modeling variation in the Case acquisition of Polish:
Partial ranking vs. stochastic OT, Gaja Jarosz, Johns Hopkins
14.30 - 15.15 Hierarchy-based competition and emergence of
two-argument agreement in Dumi, Jochen Trommer, University of
15.15 - 15.45 Coffee & tea
15.45 - 16.30 Constraining nominalization: function-form competition,
Andrej Malchukov, University of Nijmegen
16.30 - 17.15 Dutch pronouns in copular constructions, Leonoor van der
Beek, University of Groningen Dinner in a restaurant in the center of

Tuesday October 28 
09.30 - 10.15 Cumulativity in Variation: testing different versions of
Stochastic OT empirically, Gerhard J�ger & Anette Rosenbach,
University of Potsdam & University of D�sseldorf
10.00 - 11:00 An OT account of german topic-drop, Barbara Schulz,
University of Hawaii
11:00 - 11.30 Coffee & tea
11.30 - 12.15 Transitivity and Cyclic Optimization in Halkomelem, JC
Brown, University of Britisch Columbia, Vancouver
12:15 - 13:00 Markedness in Case Systems without Markedness
Constraints, Mark Newson, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest
13:00 - 14:00 Lunchbreak
14:00 - 14:45 Variation and change in argument coding: a stochastic OT
approach, Yukiko Morimoto, ZAS, Berlin
14:45 - 15:30 Matrix unloaded: binding in a local derivational
approach, Silke Fischer, University of Stuttgart
15.30 - 16:00 Coffee & tea 
16.30 - 17.15 Complex predication and parallel structures in
optimality-theoretic syntax, George Aaron Broadwell, SUNY, Albany
17:15 Discussion 
Drinks at the Cultuurcaf� at the campus
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