LINGUIST List 16.911

Fri Mar 25 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: 23-Mar-2005
From: Lydia Grebenyova <>
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:
Meeting URL:

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.

The program will consist of our invited speakers, all experts in this area,
presenting high-level surveys of particular modules of wh-studies (e.g.,
locality in wh-movement, semantics of interrogatives and wh-phrases,
superiority, among others), highlighting unresolved issues. They will also
present some of their recent work on the subject. We anticipate a productive
workshop where many challenging issues receive a thorough look from a variety of

Invited Speakers:

Joseph Aoun (University of Southern California)
Željko Bošković (University of Connecticut)
Ivano Caponigro (University of Milan-Bicocca/University of Maryland)
Barbara Citko (Brandeis University)
Ileana Comorovski (Universite Nancy 2)
Marcel den Dikken (City University of New York)
Grant Goodall (University of California, San Diego)
Paul Hagstrom (Boston University)
Hajime Hoji (University of Southern California)
Audrey Li (University of Southern California)
Jim McCloskey (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Norvin Richards (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Arthur Stepanov (University of Potsdam)

If you are interested in attending the Mayfest 2005, please register at

The registration and attendance are free of charge.

Organizing Committee:

Lydia Grebenyova (
Ivan Ortega-Santos (
Eri Takahashi (
Heather Taylor (
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