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LINGUIST List 16.1208

Sat Apr 16 2005

Confs: Semantics/Syntax/College Park, MD, USA

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        1.    Lydia Grebenyova, Mayfest 2005: Wh-fest

Message 1: Mayfest 2005: Wh-fest
Date: 14-Apr-2005
From: Lydia Grebenyova <lgrebenyumd.edu>
Subject: Mayfest 2005: Wh-fest

Mayfest 2005: Wh-fest

Date: 13-May-2005 - 15-May-2005
Location: College Park, MD, United States of America
Contact: Lydia Grebenyova
Contact Email: lgrebenyumd.edu
Meeting URL: http://ling.umd.edu/events/mayfest/2005

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

What is Mayfest? Every year the Linguistics Department of the University of
Maryland organizes a state-of-the-art linguistics workshop. This year's Mayfest
is a Wh-fest, devoted to various phenomena in wh-studies, with a special focus
on syntactic and semantic issues.

When: May 13-15, 2005

Where: University of Maryland at College Park, Marie Mount Hall, Maryland Room

FRIDAY, MAY 13th, 2005

8:30-9:30 Breakfast and Registration

9:30-10:50 Norvin Richards (MIT)
The Agreement sequence for successive-cyclic movement in Tagalog and

11:00-12:20 Hajime Hoji (USC)
Scrambling, PF and LF adjunction, and null operator movement in Japanese

12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:20 Jim McCloskey (UC Santa Cruz)

3:30-4:50 Željko Bošković (UCONN)
On the locality and driving force of wh-movement

5:00-6:20 Grant Goodall (UC San Diego)
Deviation from canonical word order in wh-questions

7:00 - Dinner reception

SATURDAY, MAY 14th, 2005

8:30-9:30 Breakfast and Registration

9:30-10:50 Joseph Aoun (USC) and Audrey Li (USC)
The syntax and interpretation of pronominals

11:00-12:20 Arthur Stepanov (U of Potsdam)
The Hows and Whys of How and Why: Merger and licensing of wh-adjuncts

12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:20 Ileana Comorovski (U Nancy 2)
Specificational Wh-questions

3:30-4:50 Paul Hagstrom (Boston U)
What do questions mean?

5:00-6:20 Ivano Caponigro (U of Milan-Bicocca and U of Maryland)
Free relatives or what the semantic investigation of non-interrogative
wh-constructions cross-linguistically can tell us about the meaning of wh-words

6:30 - Dinner out at local restaurants

SUNDAY, MAY 15th, 2005

8:30-9:30 Breakfast and Registration

9:30-10:50 Barbara Citko (Brandeis U)
Does Across-the-Board Left Branch Extraction (ATB LBE) Exist?

11:00-12:20 Marcel den Dikken (CUNY)
Back to hell - Further thoughts on wh-the-hell and its repercussions
for the syntax of wh-questions

12:20-12:30 Closing Remarks

Abstracts of the talks are available at:


Meeting URL: http://ling.umd.edu/events/mayfest/2005/index.html

If you'd like to attend Mayfest 2005, please register at:


The registration is free of charge!

The Organizing Committee:

Lydia Grebenyova (lgrebenyumd.edu)
Ivan Ortega-Santos (ivortegaumd.edu)
Eri Takahashi (takahashumd.edu)
Heather Taylor (hltaylorwam.umd.edu)

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