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Wed Aug 08 2007

Confs: General Ling/UK

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        1.    Dora Alexopoulou, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Relative Clauses

Message 1: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Relative Clauses
Date: 08-Aug-2007
From: Dora Alexopoulou <ta259cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Relative Clauses
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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Relative Clauses
Short Title: REL07

Date: 13-Sep-2007 - 15-Sep-2007
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact: Dora Alexopoulou
Contact Email: ta259cam.ac.uk
Meeting URL: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/2006-7/relativeclauses.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Venue: Law Faculty, Sidgwick Site, University of Cambridge
Wednesday 12th of September
6.00-8.00pm: registration and wine reception at the Foyer of the English Faculty
Thursday 13th September
8.45-9.00: Opening
9.00-10.00: Ed Keenan (UCLA): Relative Cluases without extraction.
10-10.15: Coffee
10.15-10.45: David Willis (Cambridge): The limits of resumption in Welsh
Relative Clauses
10.45-11.15: Philomen Probert (Oxford), Historical Syntax of Ancient Greek
Relative Clauses.
11.15-11.45:Harry J.Tily (Stanford): The processing complexity of English
relative clauses: local efficiency guides language-wide change
11.45-12.15: Stephen Matthews and Virginia Yip (Hong-Kong): Internally headed
relative clauses in Cantonese: Typological, developmental and processing
perspectives 12.15-1.45: Lunch
1.45-2.45: Jim McCloskey (UC Santa Cruz) TBA
2.45-3pm: Coffee

Session A:
3.00-3.30: Yusuke Kubota and E. Allyn Smith.(Ohio): Linking semantic and
pragmatic factors in the Japanese Internally Headed Relative Clause.
3.30-4.00: Corinna Anderson (Yale): Discourse specialization in correlatives: A
south Asian perspective
4.00-4.30 Yasutada Sudo (Tokyo) An E-type analysis of ''tokoro''-relatives

Session B:
3.00-3.30: Dalina Kallulli (Vienna): Concealed Relatives, resumption and
vehicle change with null pronominals
3.30-4.00:Volker Struckmeier (Cologne). Relative Clauses and closely related
structures in German: Attributive Agreement as a unified head
4.00-4.30: Jaklin Kornfilt: Explaining Typological Correlations in Turkic
Relative Clauses
4.30-4.45: coffee
4.45-5.45: Elisabet Engdahl (Gothenburg): Extractions from relative clauses and
information structure
6.00-7.00pm: Bernard Comrie (Leipzig) More thoughts
on rethinking the typology of relative clauses.

Friday 14th September
9.00-10.00: Colin Phillips (Maryland): Generating Relative Cluases
10.00-11.00 Posters
11.00-11.30: Nayoung Kwon, Robert Kluender, Maria Polinsky and Marta Kutas (San
Diego): Processing advantages of subject gaps: Syntactic and referential
gap-filler dependencies in Korean
11.30-12.00:Angel Chan, Elaine Lau, Elena Lieven and Michael Tomasello (Max
Planck): Cantonese children's acquisition of relative clauses: cross-linguistic
comparisons with English and German children
12.00-12.30: Gabriella Hermon, Jaklin Kornfilt and Ozge Ozturk (Delaware) : The
Acquisition of Head-final Relative Clauses in Turkish
12.30-2pm: Lunch
2pm-3pm: Susanne Flynn (MIT): Off with their heads: first, second and third
language learners prefer their relatives headless.
3pm-3.15: Coffee

Session A:
3.15-3.45: Silke Brandt, Evan Kidd, Elena Lieven and Michael Tomasello (Max
Planck). Taking a closer look at object relatives: what do children need to
3.45-4.15: Inbal Arnon (Stanford): On child and adult use of resumptive
pronouns: children are sensitive to distribution in the target language
4.15-4.45: Flavia Adani, Maria Teresa Guasti and Heather van der Lely (Milano,
UCL): Relative clause comprehension in English children: the role of number

Session B:
3.15-3.45: Maria Teresa Guasti and Arosio Fabrizio (Milano). Children's
processing of Italian relative clauses disambiguated through agreement on the
embedded verbs
3.45-4.15:Branchini (Urbino): Italian Sign Language Relative Clauses: evidence
for a stricter relation between IHRCs, FRs and correlatives.
4.15-4.45: Fracnesca Panzeri (Milano): Interpreting Mood in Relative Clauses
4.45-5.45: Posters
5.45-6.45: Ted Gibson (MIT): TBA
Saturday 15th September
9.00-10.00: Ruth Kempson (King's, London): TBA
10.00-10.15: Coffee

Session A:
10.15-10.45:Nancy C. Kula and Lutz Marten (Leiden,SOAS): The prosody of relative
clauses in Dynamic Syntax: a Bemba case study
10.45-11.15: Ted Briscoe and Paula Buttery (Cambridge). The Influence of Prosody
and Ambiguity on English Relativization Strategies .
11.15-11.45: Dora Alexopoulou and Frank Keller: Resumption and islands in
relative clauses: comparisons with questions.

Session B:
10.15-10.45: Choon-Kyu Lee and Karin Stromswold (New Brunswick): Comprehension
of relative clause-containing sentences in Korean adults.
10.45-11.15: Fuyun Wu, Todd Haskell, Elsi Kaiser and Elaine Andersen (South
California): Factors in the use of relative clauses in Mandarin: behavioral and
corpus evidence
11.15-11.45: Chun-chieh Hsu and Jenn-Yeu Chen (Chen-Kung): A new look at the
subject-object asymmetry: The effects of linear distance and structural distance
on the processing of head-final relative clauses in Chinese.
11.45-12.00: Coffee
12.00-1.00: Florian Jaeger (Rochester) and Tom Wasow (Stanford):
Probability-Sensitive Reduction and Uniform Information Density

Jacqueline van Kampen (Utrecht): (Dutch) relatives pronouns from a learnability
of view
Yvonne Lin (Cambridge): An Empirical Study of Resumptive Pronouns in
English-Chinese Interlanguage Restrictive Relative Clauses.
Huyn Kyung Bong (Nagoyan). The status of the empty operator movement in second
language acquisition.
Fedorenko and Gibson (MIT). A working memory based account of animacy effects in
the processing of relative clauses.
Nayoung Kwon, Yoonhyoung Lee, Robert Kluender, Maria Polinsky and Peter Gordon
(San Diego,North Carolina) Pre-nominal subject relatives are easier to process
with or without context: An eye-tracking study in Korean.
Chien-Jer Lin and Thomas Bever (National Taiwan, Arizona). Processing
doubly-embedded head-final relative clauses
Jana Haeussler and Markus Bader (Konstanz): The Processing of Relative Clauses -
Some Notes on Agreement Checking
Eduardo Kenedy, Marcus Maia and Armanda Costa (Rio de Janeiro, Lisbon). The
antinaturality of prepositional pied-piping in relative clauses
Tuyuan Cheng and Hintat Cheung (Taiwan): Online Processing of Mandarin Relative
Clause Constructions: Evidence from Cross-Modal Lexical Decision Task
Levy, Fedorenko and Gibson (San Diego, MIT). The syntactic complexity of
Russian Relative Clauses.
Eugenio R. Luján (Madrid). Diachronic stability and instability in internally
headed relative correlative clauses.
Loreley Hadic Zabala (Simon Fraser) The segmentation of Spanish relative clauses
Yoshiko Matsumoto (Stanford). Japanese Relative Clauses and Noun-Modifying
Constructions: Integration of Frames
Eleni Miltsakaki and Paschalia Patsala (UPenn, Thessaloniki). Processing
relative clauses at the discourse level
Cardoso (Lisbon), Head Internal relative clauses in the history of Portuguese.
Kalinina (Moscow), Specificational Relative Clauses in the Languages of Daghestan.
David Gil (Max Planck), Jakarta Indonesian does not have relative clauses.

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