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  1. raranovich, 23rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics

Message 1: 23rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics

Date: 23 Mar 2004 20:23:55 -0000
From: raranovich <>
Subject: 23rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics

23rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
Short Title: WCCFL 23
Date: 23-Apr-2004 - 25-Apr-2004
Location: Davis, CA, United States of America
Contact: Ra�l Aranovich
Contact Email:
Meeting URL:
Linguistic Sub-field: Linguistic Theories
Meeting Description:
Abstracts from all areas of formal linguistics from any theoretical
perspective are invited for 20-minute talks for the general
session. There will also be a special session on formal approaches to
Spanish and Portuguese linguistics. Abstract for the special session
are also invited for 20 minute talks.

Friday, April 23
Parallel session 1: syntax
9:00-9:30 Pranav Anand (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and
Danni Tang (Harvard): Two dou's are better than one.
9:30-10:00 Peter Hallman (McGill University): Constituency and Agency
in VP. 
10:00-10:30 Minjeong Son (University of Delaware): The syntax and
semantics of the ambiguity of -ko issta in Korean.
Parallel session 2: semantics
9:00-9:30 Carrie Gillon (University of British Columbia): Determiners
in Squamish: the case for domain restriction.
9:30-10:00 Kimiko Nakanishi (University of Pennsylvania): Aspectual
properties of event quantification.
10:00-10:30 Laura Rimell (New York University): Habitual sentences and
generic quantification.
10:30-10:45 Break
Parallel session 1: syntax
10:45-11:15 Hidehito Hoshi (Doshisha University): Wh-movement: EPP or
uninterpretable Q-feature?
11:15-11:45 Takaomi Kato (Harvard): Not so overt movement.
11:45-12:15 Lydia Grebenyova (University of Maryland): Superiority -
syntactic and interpretive.
Parallel session 2: phonology
10:45-11:15 Gunnar Olafur Hansson (University of British Columbia):
Tone and voicing agreement in Yabem: Representations vs. constraint
11:15-11:45 Jill Beckman (University of Iowa) and Catherine Ringen
(University of Iowa): Contrast and redundancy in Optimality Theory.
11:45-12:15 Anne-Michelle Tessier (University of Massachusetts,
Amherst): Contrast preservation and input scenarios in Optimality
12:15-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00 Plenary session
Georgia Green (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): tba
3:00-3:15 Break
Parallel session 1: syntax
3:15-3:45 David Schueler (University of California Los Angeles):
Presuppositional predicates and sentential subject extraposition.
3:45-4:15 Kwang-Sup Kim (Chongju University): English Complementizers
as Zero Affixes.
Parallel session 2: phonology
3:15-3:45 Jason Riggle (University of California Los Angeles):
Contenders and learning.
3:45-4:15 Diana Apoussidou & Paul Boersma (University of Amsterdam):
Comparing two OT-learning. algorithms: A reanimation of Latin stress.
4:15-4:30 Break
Parallel session 1: syntax
4:30-5:00 Laura Elaine Davies (Princeton): A construction-based
approach to Russian impersonal predications denoting uncontrolled
5:00-5:30 Raffaella Folli (University of Cambridge) and Heidi Harley
(University of Arizona): On the argument structure of FI and FP
5:30-6:00 Vita Markman (Rutgers University) The case of experiencers:
Receiving, holding, doing.
Parallel session 2: semantics
4:30-5:00 Richard Zuber (CNRS): Boolean semantics and categorial
5:00-5:30 Jon Gajewski (Massachusetts Institute of Technology):
Raising exceptions.
5:30-6:00 Yasuhiro Sasahira (University of Wisconsin, Madison): The
logical structure of sentential negation and polarity sensitivity.
Saturday, April 24
Parallel session 1: syntax
9:00-9:30 Heejeong Ko (Massachusetts Institute of Technology):
Constraining scrambling: cyclic linearization and subject movement.
9:30-10:00 Zelijko Boskovic (University of Connecticut): Object shift
and the clause/PP parallelism hypothesis.
10:00-10:30 Melanie Jouitteau (University of Nantes): Gestures as
Parallel session 2: Phonology
9:00-9:30 Adam Werle (University of Massachusetts Amherst): Enclisis
and proclisis in Serbian/Croatian.
9:30-10:00 Rachel Walker and Bella Feng (University of Southern
California): A ternary model of morphology-phonology correspondence.
10:00-10:30 Adam Albright (University of California Santa Cruz):
Sub-optimal paradigms in Yiddish.
Special Session: Spanish and Portuguese linguistics
9:00-9:30 Joshua Rodriguez (Ohio State University): The Spanish
imperfecto: resolving some issues of aspect and modality.
9:30-10:00 Elaine Grolla (University of Connecticut): Prepositions,
scales, and telicity: a case study.
10:00-10:30 Chad Howe (Ohio State University): The semantics of the
perfect in Spanish past narratives.
10:30-10:45 Break
Parallel session 1: syntax
10:45-11:15 Gainko Molina-Azaola and Karlos Arregi (University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): Restructuring in Basque and the theory
of agreement.
11:15-11:45 G�lsat Aygen (Reed College): Finiteness, case, and
11:45-12:15 Usama Soltan (University of Maryland College Park): A
minimalist analysis of locative inversion constructions.
Parallel Session 2: semantics
10:45-11:15 Roumyana Pancheva (University of Southern California):
Another perfect puzzle.
11:15-11:45 Leora Bar-el (University of British Columbia): On the
relevance of initial points.
11:45-12:15 Seongsook Choi (University of Sussex): The function of V2
in aspectual verb constructions in Korean.
Special Session: Spanish and Portuguese Linguistics
10:45-11:15 Roberto Mayoral Hern�ndez (University of Southern
California and Universidad Aut�noma de Madrid): Importance of weight
and argumenthood in the ordering of adverbial expressions.
11:15-11:45 Grant Goodall (University of California San Diego):
Processing and the syntax of Spanish wh-clauses.
11:45-12:15 Jonathan MacDonald (University at Stony Brook, State
University of New York): Spanish reflexive pronouns: a null
preposition hypothesis.
12:15-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00 Plenary session
Jose Ignacio Hualde (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign):
Quasi-phonemic contrasts in Spanish.
3:00-3:15 Break
Parallel session 1: syntax
3:15-3:45 Alessandra Giorgi (University of Venice - University of
California Los Angeles): From temporal anchoring to long distance
anaphor binding.
3:45-4:15 Hong Ki Sohng (University of Washington): Long-distance
anaphora and subject orientation in Korean, Chinese, and Japanese.
Parallel session 2: semantics
3:15-3:45 Laura Siegel (University of Pennsylvania): Factivity and
mood selection in Romance.
3:45-4:15 Kyung-Sook Chung (Simon Fraser University): The Korean
suffix -te-.
Special Session: Spanish and Portuguese Linguistics
3:15-3:45 Kristopher Allen Davis, Barbara Bullock, Christopher Botero,
Almeida Jacqueline Toribio (Pennsylvania State University): On the
degree of phonetic convergence in bilingual Puerto Rican Spanish.
3:45-4:15 Rachel Walker (University of Southern California): Vowel
feature licensing at a distance: evidence from Spanish dialects.
4:15-4:30 Break
Parallel Session 1: semantics
4:30-5:00 Roberta D'Alessandro (University of Stuttgart): Boundedness
and the interpretation of indefinite pronouns.
5:00-5:30 Sophia Malamud (University of Pennsylvania): Arbitrariness:
a definite account.
5:30-6:00 Melanie Owens (Stanford University): Distributivity and
A-quantification in Bimanese.
Parallel Session 2: Acquisition
4:30-5:00 Luisa Meroni (University of Maryland), Andrea Gualmini
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Stephen Crain (University of
Maryland): Definiteness in child language.
5:00-5:30 Natalia Rakhlin (University of Connecticut): A new approach
to the quantifier spreading problem.
5:30-6:00 Takuya Goro (University of Maryland) and Sachie Akiba
(Sophia University): The acquisition of disjunction and positive
polarity in Japanese.
Special Session: Spanish and Portuguese Linguistics
4:30-5:00 Cristina Ximenes (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and
Jairo Nunes (Universidade Estadual de Campinas): Preposition
contraction in coordinated structures in Brazilian Portuguese.
5:00-5:30 Ivan Ortega-Santos (University of Maryland): Impersonal
constructions and the EPP in Spanish.
5:30-6:00 M�nica de Pedro (University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign): Dative doubling structures in Spanish: are they
double object constructions?
Sunday, April 25
Parallel session 1: syntax
9:00-9:30 Tomio Hirose (Kanagawa University): N-Plural vs. D-Plural.
9:30-10:00 Tania Ionin (University of Southern California) and Ora
Matushansky (CNRS/Universit� Paris-8): A singular plural.
Parallel Session 2: phonology
9:00-9:30 Corey Yoquelet (University of California Berkeley): Repeated
morph haplology: how language constrains Language.
9:30-10:00 Maria Gouskova (Rutgers University): Minimal reduplication
as a paradigm uniformity effect.
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:15 Plenary session
Robert Kluender (University of California San Diego): tba
11:15-12:30 Brunch (catered at the conference site)
Parallel session 1: syntax
12-30-1:00 Hedde Zeijlstra (University of Amsterdam): Negative heads,
projections and concord.
1:00-1:30 Hajime Hoji (University of Southern California) and Yasuo
Ishii (Kanda University of International Studies - University of
Southern California): What gets mapped to the tripartite structure of
quantification in Japanese.
1:30-2:00 Youngmi Jeong (University of Maryland): Surprising
asymmetries in multiple case assignment.
Parallel session 2: semantics
12-30-1:00 Marcin Morzycki (Universit� du Qu�bec � Montr�al):
'Remarably' adverbs and the ingredients of ad-adjectival adverbial
1:00-1:30 Rajesh Bhatt (University of Texas, Austin) and Roumyana
Pancheva (University of Southern California): Position-of-merger
effects in the interpretation of equatives. 
1:30-2:00 Francesca Del Gobbo (Universita di Venezia): On prenominal
relative clauses and appositive adjectives.
Atsuko Nishiyama and Jean-Pierre Koenig (University at Buffalo, State
University of New York): What is a perfect state?
Robert Kirchner (University of Alberta): Exemplar-based phonology:
It's about time.
Ana S�nchez Mu�oz (University of Southern California): Phonetic
foundations of final /s/ patterning in South Central Castilian
Nayoung Kwon (University of California San Diego): Syntactic and
semantic mismatch in Korean ko coordination.
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