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LINGUIST List 18.1154

Mon Apr 16 2007

Confs: Syntax/UK

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Message 1: Formal Approaches to Variation in Syntax
Date: 12-Apr-2007
From: William Haddican <lang6york.ac.uk>
Subject: Formal Approaches to Variation in Syntax


Formal Approaches to Variation in Syntax

Date: 10-May-2007 - 13-May-2007
Location: York, United Kingdom
Contact: William Haddican
Contact Email: lang6york.ac.uk

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Meeting Description:

The goal of this conference is to bring together scholars focusing on
intra-speaker variation in syntax in an effort to stimulate theoretical debate
in this area.

Formal Approaches to Variation in Syntax
May 10-12, 2007, York, England
Further information available here:
http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/lang/favs/

Programme:
Thursday 10th May
18.00-19.00 Conference Registration

19.00 Welcome address

19.05 Tony Kroch. ''Interface Effects on Word Order Frequencies in the History
of English.''

20.10 Wine Reception

Friday 11th May
09.00 Registration
09.30 David Adger. ''Where is Variability in the Grammar?''
10.30 Andrew Nevins & Jeffrey Parrott. ''Variable Rules Meet impoverishment
Theory.''
11.15 Coffee
11.30 Christina Tortora, Judy Bernstein, Marcel den Dikken, Raffaella Zanuttini,
Goldie Ann Dooley, & Erin Quirk. ''Subject Agreement Variation: confronting the
hypothesis space with novel data.''
12.15 Miriam Bouzouita, Ruth Kempson & Ronnie Cann. ''Production Pressures in
Syntactic Variation and Change.''

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Poster Session

14.30 Charles Yang. ''The Origin and Scope of Syntactic Variations.''
15.30 Coffee
15.45 Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, Uriel Cohen Priva, Scott Grimm, Sander
Lestrade, Gorkem Ozbek, Tyler Schnoebelen, Susannah Kirby, Misha Becker,
Vivienne Fong & Joan Bresnan. ''A statistical Model of Grammatical Choices in
Children's Productions of Dative Sentences.''
16.30 Karen Miller & Cristina Schmitt. ''Effects of Variable Input in the
Acquisition of Plural in Dialects of Spanish.''

17.15 Poster session

19.30 Conference Dinner

Saturday 12th May
10.00 Sjef Barbiers. ''Impossible and Unrealized Syntactic Structures.''
11.00 Coffee
11.15 Lisa Green, Tom Roeper and J. Michael Terry. ''Stable Nodes and Unstable
Features: A feature-based account of variation in question inversion and
negative inversion in African American English.''
12.00 M. Siobhán Cottell, Alison Henry & Joanne Close. ''Predicate Fronting and
Aspect in Three Dialects of English.''
12.45 Lunch

14.00 Joan Bresnan. ''Probabilistic Knowledge of Syntax -- evidence from the
English dative.''
15.00 Jóhannes G. Jónsson. ''Variation in Morphosyntax: some lessons from
Insular Scandinavian.''
15.45 Øystein Vangsnes. Pinning Down Fluctuating Grammars: on main clause syntax
in a Western Norwegian dialect area.''
16.30 Höskuldur Þráinsson.''V-?:it partly depends on the morphology.''

Roundtable discussion.
17.20-18.00 David Adger, Sjef Barbiers, Joan Bresnan, Tony Kroch, Charles Yang

Alternates:
Kristine Bentzen, Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson, Þorbjörg Hróarsdóttir &
Anna-Lena Wiklund. ''The Force Behind V2.''
Bernadette Plunkett. ''Inter and Intra-speaker Variation in French
interrogatives.''

POSTERS confirmed so far:
Paolo Chinellato. ''Generational and Intra-speaker Variation in Vicentino: the
case of undifferentiated clitics.''
Minoru Fukada. ''Two Types of Genitive Markers in Nonstandard Japanese.''
Virginia Hill. ''Pragmatically Driven Variation.''
Susagna Tubau. ''Allomorphy Rules, Multiple Grammars and Optionality of the
Sentential Negative Marker in Negative Concord Constructions in Catalan.''

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