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Wed Apr 06 2005

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        1.    Laszlo Molnarfi, 20th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop

Message 1: 20th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop

Date: 04-Apr-2005
From: Laszlo Molnarfi <>
Subject: 20th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop

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20th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop
Short Title: CGSW 20

Date: 09-Jun-2005 - 11-Jun-2005
Location: Tilburg, Netherlands
Contact: Laszlo Molnarfi
Contact Email:
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Language Family(ies): Germanic

Meeting Description:

Conference Program

The 20th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop will be held at Tilburg
University, the Netherlands, 9-11 June 2005.

Conference website:
Contact Email:

There will be an on-site registration for this workshop.
Registration fees:
30 euro for faculty
20 euro for students and unemployed linguists

Invited Speakers:
Professor Josef Bayer
University of Konstanz

Professor Susan Pintzuk
University of York

Thursday, 9 June 2005


Friday, 10 June 2005

9:30-10:00 COFFEE

10:00-10:40 Jan-Wouter Zwart (Groningen)
Untangling IPP word order restrictions

10:40-11:20 Gertjan Postma (Meertens Institute)
Toward a syntactic theory of feature neutralization

11:20-12:00 Olaf Koeneman (Groningen)
Shape conservation, Holmberg's generalization and passivization

12:00-13:30 LUNCH

13:30-14:10 Peter Svenonius (Tromsø)
Particle Shift is XP-movement

14:10-14:50 Marit Julien (Tromsø)
Nominal arguments and nominal predicates

14:50-15:30 BREAK

15:30-16:10 Artemis Alexiadou & Elena Anagostopoulou & Florian Schäfer
(Stuttgart & Crete & Stuttgart)
Anticausatives crosslinguistically

16:10-16:50 Martin Salzmann (Leiden)
Asymmetries and Non-Asymmetries in Resumption

16:50-17:30 Michael Hegarty (Louisiana)
Expletive subjects and feature checking in Germanic existential constructions

17:30-18:00 BREAK

18:00-19:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS 1
Josef Bayer


Saturday, 11 June 2005

9:30-10:00 COFFEE

10:00-10:40 Theresa Biberauer & Ian Roberts (Cambridge)
The loss of V-Aux orders and remnant fronting in Late Middle English: causes and

10:40-11:20 Thomas McFadden & Artemis Alexiadou (Stuttgart)
Auxiliary selection and modal syntax in Germanic and the history of English

11:20-12:00 Carola Trips (Stuttgart)
Syntactic sources of word formation processes: Evidence from Old English and Old
High German

12:00-13:30 LUNCH

13:30-14:10 Halldór Sigurðsson (Lund)

14:10-14:50 Mark de Vos (Leiden)
Weird verb-second in Afrikaans: AGREE and the morphology interface

14:50-15:30 Tanja Kiziak & Sam Featherston (Tübingen)
Long extraction or parenthetical insertion? Evidence from judgement studies

15:30-16:00 BREAK

16:00-16:40 Christopher Collins & Joachim Sabel (Cornell & Leuven)
A C-I interface constraint on remnant movement

16:40-17:20 Doris Penka & Hedde Zeijlstra (Tübingen)
Negative Indefinites in Germanic

17:20-18:00 BREAK

18:00-19:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS 2
Susan Pintzuk


Dorian Roehrs (Indiana)
Number "Dis-Agreement" in Pronominal Noun Phrases

John te Velde (Oklahoma)
New Evidence for Relativized V2 in West Germanic

Frank Drijkoningen (Utrecht)
Indefinites and A-bar Operations
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