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Confs: Syntax of Verb Initial Languages

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  1. carnie, Syntax of Verb Initial Languages, AZ USA

Message 1: Syntax of Verb Initial Languages, AZ USA

Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 15:35:24 +0000
From: carnie <>
Subject: Syntax of Verb Initial Languages, AZ USA

Workshop on the Syntax of Verb Initial Languages

Location: Tucson, Arizona
Date: 21-FEB-03 - 23-FEB-03

Contact Person: Andrew Carnie
Meeting Email:
Linguistic Subfield(s): Syntax

Meeting Description: 

Partly supported by the Dept of Linguistics, University of Arizona
and the National Science Foundation.

Invited Speakers (Partial List -- more speakers will be announced

James McCloskey, UCSC
Sandra Chung, UCSC
Judith Aissen, UCSC
Jamal Ouhalla, UC Dublin
Lisa deMena Travis, McGill
Felicia Lee, UBC
Henry Davis, UBC
Diane Massam, Toronto
Arthur Holmer, Lund U.

Friday, February 21

1-1:45 Joseph Aoun, University of Southern California, Resumption and

1:45-2:30 Kenji Oda, University of Toronto, V1 and Wh-Questions: A

2:30- 3:15 Sandra Chung, University of California Santa Cruz,
Restructuring in a Verb-Initial Language

3:15-3:30 Coffee Break

3:30-4:15 Felicia Lee, University of British Columbia, Force first:
Verbal morphology and clause typing

4:15-5:00 Dirk Bury, University of London, Preverbal particles in Verb
Initial Languages.

5-5:45 Henry Davis, University of British Columbia, Coordination and
Constituency in St'at'imcets (Lilooet Salish).

7 	Dinner 

Saturday, February 22, 2003

9-9:45 Hilda Koopman, University of Los Angeles, The clausal
architecture of Maasai

9:45-10:30 Mary Laughren, Robert Pensalfini, and Tom Mylne, University
of Queensland, Accounting for Verb Initial in an Australian Language

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-11:30 David Gil, Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Biology,
Verb Initial Order and the Noun Verb Distinction.

11:30-12:15 Melanie Jouitteau, University of Nantes/Naoned, Nominal
Properties of vPs in Breton, Implications for the Typology of VSO

12:15-1:30 Lunch break

1:30-2:15 Lisa deMena Travis, McGill University, VP-internal structure
in a VOS language

2:15-3:00 Arthur Holmer, Lund University, Final particles and
anti-symmetry in VOS languages

3:00-3:45 Loren Billings, National Chi Nan University, Ordering
clitics and post-verbal R-expressions in Tagalog: a unified analysis?

3:45-4 coffee break

4-4:45 Yuko Otsuka, University of Hawaii, Two derivations of VSO: A
comparative study of Niuean and Tongan

4:45-5:30 Diane Massam, University of Toronto, Predicate initial
languages: What is a predicate?

7:30 Party 

Sunday, February 23

9-9:45 Jamal Ouhalla, University College Dublin, Person and EPP: VSO
and anti agreement in Berber

9:45-10:30 Monica Macaulay, University of Wisconsin: Pronominal & Full
Argument Positions in Chalcatongo Mixtec

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-11:30 Judith Aissen, University of California Santa Cruz, Case
and agent focus in K'ichee'

11:30-12:15 James McCloskey, University of California Santa Cruz,
Partial Raising in Irish and the Notion of Subjecthood

12:15-12:45 Sheila Dooley-Collberg, Andrew Carnie, Heidi Harley,
University of Arizona. Remarks on papers.

1:30 Trip to Desert Museum or Hike.
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