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Fri Sep 14 2007

Confs: Morphology, Phonology, Semantics, Syntax/Canada

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Message 1: 38th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society
Date: 13-Sep-2007
From: Eric Mathieu <emathieuuottawa.ca>
Subject: 38th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society
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38th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society
Short Title: NELS 38

Date: 26-Oct-2007 - 28-Oct-2007
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Eric Mathieu
Contact Email: nels38uottawa.ca
Meeting URL: http://aix1.uottawa.ca/~nels38/index.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

NELS 38
Sponsors: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC),
Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa

Program, registration, etc:
http://aix1.uottawa.ca/~nels38/index.htm

Invited speakers:
Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University)
Rose-Marie Déchaine (UBC)
Bruce Hayes (UCLA)
Irene Heim (MIT)

Organizers: Galia Dukova-Zheleva, Fatima Hamlaoui, Keren Tonciulescu,
Maria-Luisa Rivero, Eric Mathieu, Marie-Hélène Côté

Friday October 26, 2007

8:45-9:00 Opening remarks

Main syntax
9:00-9:30 Norvin W. Richards (MIT) Maliseet VP-Ellipsis and the Syntax of
Polysynthesis
9:30-10:00 Pritha Chandra and Atakan Ince (University of Maryland) Genitive
Subject Induced Derivational Islands
10:00-10:30 Franc Marusic and Rok Zaucer (Nova Gorica Polytechnics/ University
of Ottawa) Two Strategies for Combining Adjectives with Indefinite Pronouns

Main Phonology
9:30-10:00
Sara Finley and William Badecker (Johns Hopkins University) Right-to-Left Biases
for Harmony: Evidence from Artificial Grammar

9:30-10:00
Jessica Coon and Gillian Gallagher (MIT) Cooccurence Restrictions, Similarity,
and Correspondence in Chol (Mayan)

10:00-10:30
Bridget Samuels (Harvard University) Searching for Harmony & the Nature of
Phonological Representations

10:30-11:30
Break and Poster Session: Syntax and Phonology

Main Syntax

11:30-12:00
Maziar Toosarvandani (UC Berkeley) Obligatory Movement and Sluicing in a Wh-in
situ Language

12:00-12:30
Jong Un Park (Georgetown University) Word Order Asymmetry between
Korean Raising and Control Constructions

12:30-13:00
Atakan Ince (University of Maryland) Gapping in Turkish

Main Phonology

11:30-12:00
Andries W. Coetzee (University of Michigan) Lexical Frequency and Variation

12:00-12:30
Matt Wolf (UMass, Amherst) Mutation and Learnability in Optimality Theory

12:30-13:00
Katie Tang (UCLA) The Variable Nature of Implosives in Consonant-Tone Interaction

13:00-14:30
Lunch

Main Syntax
14:30-15:00
Luis Vicente (University of Amsterdam) On the Syntax of DP but Coordination

15:00-15:30
Roberta D'Alessandro and Anna Maria Di Sciullo (UQAM) Proper Subset Relation and
Concord: Agreement in Abruzzese Possessive Copular Constructions

15:30-16:00
Ji Young Shim and Marcel den Dikken (CUNY) The Tense of Resultatives - The Case
of Korean

Main Semantics

14:30-15:00
Heather Burnett and David-Étienne Bouchard (UCLA/McGill University) Optionality
in the Mode of Composition and Interpretation of Noun Phrases

15:00-15:30
Elaine Grolla (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil) The Saliency Factor in Studies
on the Acquisition of Principle B

15:30-16:00
Tyler Peterson (UBC) Pragmatic Blocking in Gitksan Modals

16:00-17:00
Break and Poster Session: Syntax and Semantics

17:30-18:30
Rose-Marie Déchaine (UBC) Invited Speaker Main

18:45-20:30
Reception Café Jazzy

Saturday October 27, 2007

8:00
Coffee/Breakfast

Main syntax

9:00-9:30
Zeljko Boskovic (University of Connecticut) Licensing Negative Constituents and
Negative Concord

9:30-10:00
Gabriela Alboiu and Michael Barrie (York University/ UBC) Phasehood, Case and
Noun Incorporation

10:00-10:30
Sabine Iatridou and Ivy Sichel (MIT/Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Negative
Quantifiers and Scope Diminishment

Main semantics

9:00-9:30
Yurie Hara and Robert van Rooij (Kyoto University/University of Amsterdam)
Contrastive Topics Revisited: A Simpler Set of Topic-Alternatives

9:30-10:00
Michael Wagner (Cornell University) A Compositional Theory of Contrastive Topics

10:00-10:30
Keir Moulton (UMass, Amherst) Clausal Complementation and the DOC Paradigm: A
Selection-based Approach

10:30-11:00
Break

Main Syntax

11:00-11:30
Balazs Suranyi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, RIL) Subject Islands: Cyclicity
of Derivation and Intermediate Movement to Edges

11:00-11:30
Kensuke Takita (Nanzan University, Japan) The Proper Binding Condition Effect as
a Consequence of Cyclic Linearization

11:30-12:00
Carlo Cecchetto and Caterina Donati (University of Milano Bicocca/Univeristy of
Urbino) Labeling Conflicts: A Theory of Syntactic Labeling and some of its
Consequences on Movement and Binding

11:30-12:00
Ken Hiraiwa (University of Tokyo) The Head-Internal Relativization Parameter: D
and EPP in Gur

12:00-13:30
Lunch

13:30-14:30
Irene Heim (MIT) Invited Speaker Semantics Workshop

Main Phonology

14:30-15:00
Jason Shaw (NYU) Compensatory Lengthening via Mora Preservation in OT-CC

15:00-15:30
Tanya Slavin (University of Toronto) A New Look at Domains and Phases: Evidence
from Palatalization in Oji-Cree

15:30-16:00
Brett Hyde (Washington University) The Rhythmic Foundations of Nonfinality and
Initial Gridmark

Semantics Workshop

14:30-15:00
Giorgos Spathas (Utrecht University) Gender on Bound Pronouns

15:00-15:30
Andrew Kehler and Daniel Büring (UCSD/UCLA) Be Locally Determined!

15:30-16:00
Tamina Stephenson (UBC) Relativism and the De Se Interpretation of PRO

16:00-16:30
Break

Phonology Workshop

16:30-17:00
Karen Jesney and Anne-Michelle Tessier (UMass, Amherst/University of Alberta)
Gradual Learning and Faithfulness: Consequences of Ranked vs. Weighted Constraints

17:00-17:30
Carlo Geraci (University of Milano Bicocca) Real World and Copying Epenthesis:
The case of Classifier Predicates in Italian Sign Language

17:30-18:00
Paul Boersma and Joe Pater (University of Amsterdam/UMass, Amherst) Gradual
Learning of Phonotactic Constraints

Semantics Workshop

16:30-17:00
Hamida Demirdache and Orin Percus (University of Nantes) When is a Pronoun not a
Pronoun? The case of Resumptives

17:00-17:30
David Schueler (UCLA) World Variable Binding and Beta-Binding

17:30-18:00
Francesca Foppolo (University of Milano Bicocca) Default Preferences in Donkey
Anaphora Resolution

18:00-19:00
Bruce Hayes (UCLA) Invited Speaker Phonology Workshop

20:00
Conference dinner at the Museum of Civilization

Sunday October 28, 2007

8:00 Coffee/Breakfast

Main Syntax
9:00-9:30
Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou and Florian Schaefer (University of
Stuttgart/University of Crete/University of Stuttgart) PP Licensing in
Nominalizations

9:30-10:00
Shoichi Takahashi and Sarah Hulsey (UMass, Amherst,University of Tokyo/MIT)
Wholesale Late Merger

10:00-10:30
Vieri Samek-Lodovici (UCL) Pre- and Post-focus Leftperipheral Topics in Italian

Main Semantics

9:00-9:30
Kimiko Nakanishi (University of Calgary) Scope of Even: A Cross-Linguistic
Perspective

9:30-10:00
Aynat Rubinstein (UMass, Amherst) Groups in the Semantics of Reciprocal Verbs

10:00-10:30
Alan Bale (MIT) Yet More Evidence for the Emptiness of Plurality

10:30-11:00
Break

11:00-12:00
Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University) Invited Speaker Main

12:00-13:30
Lunch

Main Syntax
13:30-14:00
Jessica Coon (MIT) Interrogative Possessors and the Problem with Pied-Piping in
Chol Mayan

14:00-14:30
Scott Jackson (University of Illinois) Phases, Nuclear Stress, Information, and
Interpretation

14:30-15:00
Idan Landau (Ben Gurion University) Implicit Arguments are Syntactic

Main Semantics

13:30-14:00
Nicholas Fleisher (UC Berkeley) Positive Standards of Comparison

14:00-14:30
Marcin Morzycki (Michigan State University) Metalinguistic Comparison in an
Alternative Semantics for Imprecision

14:30-15:00
Christian Ebert, Cornelia Endriss and Stefan Hinterwimmer (University of
Bielefeld/University of Osnabrück/Humboldt University Berlin) Embedding
Topic-Comment Structures Results in Intermediate Scope Readings

15:00-15:30
Business meeting, Arts Building, Room 509

Alternates:

Syntax

Florian Schäfer (University of Stuttgart)
- The Oblique-causer Construction across Languages

George Kotzoglou and Spyridoula Varlokosta (University of the Aegean)
- Resumption in Greek Relatives Matching and Copy Reduction

Semantics main:

Masahiko Aihara (University of Connecticut)
- (Un)biased Negative Yes-No Questions in Japanese

Semantics workshop:

María Biezma (UMass, Amherst)
- On the Interpretation of Pronouns in Spanish Imperatives

Phonology main:

Jieun Kim (UCLA)
- Focus Realization: Not by Focus-to-Accent but by Prosodic Structure

Phonology workshop:

Giorgio Magri (MIT)
- Linear Phonotactics

Syntax posters
- Friday, Oct.26, Morning session

Akira Omaki (University of Maryland)
- Verbal Morphology: Return of the Affix Hopping Approach

Calixto Aguero-Bautista (UQAM)
- A Tale of Two Phases

Duk-Ho An (University of Connecticut)
- Right Node Raising and Prosodic Constituency

Heejeong Ko (Seoul National University)
- Multiple Case Marking as Case Sharing: Adverbial vs. Adnominal Case

Heidi Quinn (University of Canterbury)
- Head-movement and Anti-Locality

Hirose, Tomio and Suzuki, Takeru (Kanagawa University/Tokyo Gakugei University)
- Quantified Phrases without NP

Phonology posters
- Friday, Oct.26, Morning session

Abby Spears (University of North Carolina)
- Contrast and Coarticulation. Evidence from the French Vowel /i/

Elham Rohany Rahbar (University of Toronto)
- Vowel Height in Persian

Ingvar Lofstedt (UCLA)
- Perceptually-driven Allomorphy

Marc Ettlinger (UC Berkeley)
- Phonological Chain Shifts during Acquisition: Evidence for Lexical Optimization

Michael Becker (UMass, Amherst)
- From the Lexicon to a Stochastic Grammar

Patrick Liu (Harvard)
- A Metrical Analysis of Siane Tone

Shakuntala Mahanta (Utrecht University)
- Sequential Markedness Constraints and Non-iterativity

Shigeto Kawahara and Yurie Hara (University of Georgia/Kyoto University)
- Hiatus Resolution in Hiroshima Japanese

Syntax posters
- Friday, OCT.26, Afternoon session

Takako Iseda and Norvin Richards (University of Connecticut/MIT)
- Among-sentences

Shigeki Taguchi (University of Connecticut)
- Japanese ECM as Embedded Bare Topicalization

Takeo Kurafuji (University of the Ryukyus)
- Clausal Pied-Piping and Cyclicity of Ellipsis: Evidence from Truncated
Wh-Questions in Okinawan

Vita Markman (Simon Fraser University)
- Applicatives TO, FROM, and AT:on Dative and Locative Possessors in Russian

Wei-wen Roger Liao and Yu-yun Iris Wang (USC/National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
- Multiple Wh-construction and its Interpretation in Chinese

Youngju Choi and James Yoon (University of Illinois)
- Fragments with and without Articulated Constituents at LF

Semantics posters - Friday, OCT.26, afternoon session

Adrian Brasoveanu (Stanford University)
- Monotonicity as a Consequence of Nominalizing Measures: Evidence from Romanian
Pseudo-Partitives

Calixto Aguero-Bautista and Miguel Marinez (UQAM/Universidad Autonoma de Santo
Domingo)
- A Puzzle about Covariance

Chung-hye Han (Simon Fraser University)
- Possession in Ability Modality

Elsi Kaiser (USC)
- Exceptional Finnish Reciprocals

Geertje van Bergen and Peter de Swart (Radboud University Nijmegen)
- Definiteness and Scrambling in Dutch: where Theory Meets Practice

María Biezma (UMass, Amherst)
- The Consequences of Being Small: Imperatives in Spanish

Peter Alrenga (University of Chicago.)
- Tokens, Types, and Identity

Stefan Hinterwimmer and Sophie Repp (Humboldt University Berlin)
- Fixed Abode. What Topical Indefinites and Wh-terms have in Common

Torgrim Solstad (Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung/University of
Stuttgart)
- Event-passives


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