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LINGUIST List 16.3470

Mon Dec 05 2005

Confs: Ling Theories/Syntax/Berlin, Germany

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        1.    Hans Broekhuis, Descriptive and Explanatory Adequacy in Linguistics


Message 1: Descriptive and Explanatory Adequacy in Linguistics
Date: 02-Dec-2005
From: Hans Broekhuis <Hans.Broekhuisuvt.nl>
Subject: Descriptive and Explanatory Adequacy in Linguistics



Descriptive and Explanatory Adequacy in Linguistics
Short Title: DEAL


Date: 17-Dec-2005 - 19-Dec-2005
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Hans Broekhuis
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://let.uvt.nl/deal05

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Syntax

Meeting Description:

This workshop addresses problems concerning descriptive and explanatory adequacy in linguistics, especially the Minimalist Program and Optimality Theory.

Saturday, December 17

11:15 - 12:05: Jane Grimshaw (Keynote speaker)

12:10 - 13:00: Pius ten Hacken (Swansea University)
The nature, use and origin of explanatory adequacy

14:00 - 14:50: Hans Broekhuis (Tilburg University)
Derivations (MP) and Evaluations (OT)

14:55 - 15:45: Alona Soschen (MIT)
Natural law and the dynamics of syntactic representations in MP

16:10 - 17:00: t.b.a.

Sunday, December 18

10:00 - 10:50: Edwin Williams (Keynote speaker)
What is Beyond Explanatory Adequacy?

11:15 - 12:05: Peter Sells (Stanford University)
OT Moderations of MP derivations

12:10 - 13:00: Jaume Mateu (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Dealing with gradiency at the interface: the case of auxiliary selection with intransitive verbs

14:00 - 14:50: Thomas Stroik (University of Missouri-Kansas City) and Michael Putnam (University of Michigan)
One step closer to a crash-proof syntax

14:55 - 15:45: Luis López (University of Illinois at Chicago/ZAS Berlin)
Ranking the LCA

16:10 - 17:00: Géraldine Legendre (Keynote speaker)

Monday, December 19

10:00 - 10:50: David Pesetsky (Keynote speaker)

11:15 - 12:05: Fabian Heck and Gereon Müller (Leipzig University)
On narrowing down optimization domains

12:10 - 13:00: Ralf Vogel (University of Potsdam)
The Simple Generator

14:00 - 17.00: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Keynote speakers moderated by Henk van Riemsdijk

LOCATION:
Zentrum für allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS)
Jaegerstr. 10-11, Berlin
room 0.06 (ground floor)




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