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LINGUIST List 18.1481

Tue May 15 2007

Confs: General Ling/Altaic Lang/USA

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        1.    Cedric Boeckx, 4th Workshop on Altaic in Formal Linguistics

Message 1: 4th Workshop on Altaic in Formal Linguistics
Date: 14-May-2007
From: Cedric Boeckx <waflfas.harvard.edu>
Subject: 4th Workshop on Altaic in Formal Linguistics

4th Workshop on Altaic in Formal Linguistics
Short Title: WAFL4

Date: 18-May-2007 - 20-May-2007
Location: Cambridge, MA, USA
Contact: Cedric Boeckx
Contact Email: waflfas.harvard.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~lingdept/events.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Altaic
Meeting Description:

The Department of Linguistics at Harvard University is pleased to announce
the Fourth Workshop on Altaic in Formal Linguistics (WAFL4) to be held in
Cambridge, MA on May 18-20, 2007.

Invited Speakers:
C.-T. James Huang (Harvard University)
Jaklin Kornfilt (Syracuse University)
Shigeru Miyagawa (MIT)
Donca Steriade (MIT)
James H.-S. Yoon (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

4th Workshop on Altaic in Formal Linguistics (WAFL-4)
Harvard University
MAY 18-20, 2007

If you would like to attend the workshop, please pre-register at


Science Center Room 469
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138



May 18th, Friday

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks
9:15-10:15 Jaklin Kornfilt (Syracuse University)

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:00 Balkiz Ozturk (Bogazici University)
Relativization Strategies in Turkish

11:00-11:30 Hasan Mesut Meral (Bogazici University)
A Resumption Analysis of Null Objects

11:30-12:00 Masashi Nomura (Chukyo University)
Unaccusativity, restructuring infinitives, and Japanese V- te ar-

12:00-1:30 Lunch Break

1:30-2:00 Cem Keskin (Utrecht University)
Trimming down the Phase-Head Inventory

2:00-2:30 Kensuke Takita (Nanzan University)
An Argument for the Derivational Reformulation of the Proper
Binding Condition

2:30-3:00 Seungwan Ha (Boston University)
On the ATB scrambling and the Coordinate Structure Constraint

3:00-3:10 Break

3:15-3:40 Hirohisa Kiguchi (Miyagi Gakuin Woman's University)
On cyclic agree and the PCC in Japanese

3:45-4:15 Atakan Ince (University of Maryland)
On Default Agreement in Turkish

4:15-4:30 Break

4:30-5:30 C.-T. James Huang (Harvard University)

May 19th, Saturday

9:00-10:00 James H.-S. Yoon (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Subjecthood and subject properties in multiple subject constructions

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-10:45 Asli Goksel (Bogazici University/SOAS)
Meltem Kelepir (Bogazici University)
Asli Untak-Tarhan (Bogazici University)
Hani-clauses in Turkish: wh-intonation without wh-words

10:45-11:15 Yasuyuki Fukutomi (Fukushima University)
The Internal Structure of Japanese Wh-Phrases

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-12:00 Nobuko Hasegawa (Kanda University of International Studies)
Wh-movement in Japanese: Matrix Sluicing is different from
Embedded Sluicing

12:00-12:30 Youngju Choi (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Why are multiple fragment answers prevalent in Korean, Japanese and

12:30-2:00 Lunch Break

2:00-2:30 Kaori Furuya (CUNY, Graduate Center)
Japanese bare noun phrases as DPs

2:30-3:00 Young-ran An (The State University of New York, Stony Brook)
Korean 'tul' and English 'all'

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-3:45 Soyoung Park (University of Southern California)
Nominal functional projections in Korean: Syntax of numeral classifiers

3:45-4:15 Soo-Yeon Jeong (Harvard University)
(Pseudo)partitives and Numeral Classifier Constructions in Korean

4:15-4:30 Break

4:30-5:30 Shigeru Miyagawa (MIT)
Genitive Subjects in Altaic

May 20th, Sunday

9:30-10:00 Yosuke Sato (University of Arizona)
Japanese Obligatory Control as Switch Reference: An AGREE- based

10:00-10:30 Tomohiro Fujii (Nanzan University)
A 'Non-obligatory Control Complement' Puzzle

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:15 Mitsue Motomura (Osaka University of Economics)
Against the arguments against the Japanese particle -TO as
a postposition

11:15-11:45 Pavel Grashchenkov (Moscow State University)
Synchronous Navigation or What Turkic and Mongolian can tell us
about QF

11:45-2:00 Noon Business Meeting
Lunch Break

2:00-2:30 Shin-Sook Kim (University of Frankfurt)
Peter Sells (Stanford University)
Universal NPIs and the Generalized Immediate Scope Constraint

2:30-3:00 Yasutada Sudo (University of Tokyo)
An E-type analysis of tokoro-relatives

3:00-3:30 Nihan Ketrez (Yale University)
Cardinal Reading in Children's Indefinite Objects: Is it Really
Wide Scope?

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:15 Takashi Nakajima (Toyama Prefectural University)
(Root) Verbal Nouns and Their Categorization Effects in LVC

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