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Mon May 10 2004

Confs: Syntax/Germanic/New York, NY USA

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  1. ctortora, 19th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop

Message 1: 19th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop

Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 12:40:20 -0400 (EDT)
From: ctortora <>
Subject: 19th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop

19th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop 
Short Title: CGSW19 

Date: 03-Jun-2004 - 05-Jun-2004
Location: New York, NY, United States of America
Contact: Marcel den Dikken
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Syntax 
Subject Language Family: Germanic 

Meeting Description:

19th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop

Invited Speakers: Hans Bennis (P.J. Meertens Institute, Royal
Netherlands Academy of Sciences), Alison Henry (University of Ulster
at Jordanstown).


The 19th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop
at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York 
3-5 June, 2004

Conference website:


Invited Speakers:
Professor Hans Bennis
Meertens Institute, Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences)
made possible by a grant from The Netherland-America Foundation]

Professor Alison Henry
University of Ulster at Jordanstown) 

Thursday, 3 June 2004 



7:00-8:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS 1 
Hans Bennis (P.J. Meertens Institute, Amsterdam) 

Friday, 4 June 2004 


9:30-10:10 Jan-Wouter Zwart (Groningen) 
On Verb-Second as edge alignment 

10:10-10:50 Ute Bohnacker (Lund) 
Is V2 really that hard to acquire for second language learners? On
current universalist claims and their theoretical underpinnings

10:50-11:10 BREAK

11:10-11:50 Josef Bayer, Tanja Schmid & Markus Bader (Konstanz) 
Clause union and clausal position 

11:50-12:30 Eric Stenshoel (CUNY)
Are all particles created equal? 

12:30-2:00 LUNCH 

2:00-2:40 Marit Julien (Vestfold)
Possessor licensing, agreement, and Case 

2:40-3:20 Dorian Roehrs (Indiana)
Strong pronouns are determiners after all 

3:20-4:00 Thomas Leu (NYU) 
What for properties are odd? 

4:00-4:20 BREAK 

4:20-5:00 Jonathan Bobaljik (UConn)
On Phi: Agreement, Case and licensing 

5:00-5:40 M. Siobh�n Cottell & Alison Henry (Ulster)
Transitive expletives, quantifier stranding and subject positions in
an English dialect

5:40-6:00 BREAK 

6:00-7:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS 2 
Alison Henry (University of Ulster at Jordanstown) 

Saturday, 5 June 2004 

10:10-10:50 Marc Richards & Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge) 
Explaining Expl 

10:50-11:30 Josef Bayer & Ellen Brandner (Konstanz)
Light noun raising in Alemannic and Bavarian infinitives 

11:30-12:10 Lisa Levinson (NYU) 
HAVE minus BE equals P 

12:10-1:40 LUNCH 

1:40-2:20 Ans van Kemenade (Nijmegen)
Synchronic and diachronic variation in early English clause structure

2:20-3:00 Erik Magnusson (G�teborg)
The loss of referential pro in Swedish 

3:00-3:20 BREAK 

3:20-4:00 Guido Vanden Wyngaerd (Brussels)
Simple tense 

4:00-4:40 Marika Lekakou (UCL) 
Middle formation without imperfective aspect and the role of sich


Hans Broekhuis (Tilburg) 
Object Shift and Subject Shift 

Vera Lee-Schoenfeld (Santa Cruz) 
Binding, possessor datives, and the typology of clause size 

Helmut Wei� (Konstanz) 
Complementizer agreement in Continental West Germanic 
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