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LINGUIST List 18.3814

Wed Dec 19 2007

Confs: Linguistic Theories, Syntax/Netherlands

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Message 1: Interface Theories
Date: 19-Dec-2007
From: Hans Broekhuis <hans.broekhuisuvt.nl>
Subject: Interface Theories
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Interface Theories
Short Title: DEAL II

Date: 22-Feb-2008 - 23-Feb-2008
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Contact: Hans Broekhuis
Contact Email: dealuvt.nl
Meeting URL: http://let.uvt.nl/deal08/

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Syntax

Meeting Description:

This workshop is a sequel to the workshop Descriptive and Explanatory
Adequacy in Linguistic Theory (DEAL) held in Berlin in December 2005. The
call for that workshop noted that current generative theories differ in the
restrictiveness of the generator. In Optimality Theory (OT) the generator
is rather unconstrained and consists of linguistic operations subject to
'very general considerations of structural well-formedness' (McCarthy and
Prince 1993), whereas the proponents of the Minimalist Program (MP)
normally maintain that the operations of the generator are highly
restricted. This difference between OT and MP is also reflected in the claims
that are normally made about the output of the generator. In OT, it
is normally maintained that the generator creates a candidate set that is
very large (even infinite), whereas in MP, it is normally claimed that the
resulting reference set is small, in many cases perhaps restricted to a
single candidate. Important is, however, that many proponents of MP accept
the idea that the generator may overgenerate and that we must assume some
additional means to filter out the unwanted structures from the reference set.
In this workshop we focus on the filtering devices that are or can be used.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Hans Broekhuis & Ralf Vogel: Welcome and Introduction

Ellen Woolford (Keynote speaker): Aspect Splits

Kyle Grove, Maria del Carmen Parafita Couto & Michael Putnam: Verbal alternation
as an interface property: Harmony in S-M and C-I

Edward Göbbel: An optimality-theoretic account of extraposition in English

Martin Salzmann: Variation in resumption as an argument for stochastic evaluation

Erwin Komen:Branching Constraints

Jairo Nunes (Keynote speaker): t.b.a.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Kleanthes Grohmann (Keynote Speaker):Spell-Out Rules

Gerhard Schaden: Say Hello to Markedness

Hedde Zeijlstra: Hard and soft conditions in grammar

Suzanne Winkler (Keynote Speaker) & Edward Göbbel: Focus in Comparative
Inversion Constructions

Ángel J. Gallego & Juan Uriagereka: Freezing Effects

Pierre Rucart: Templates as Phonology-Syntax Interface

Vieri Samek-Lodovici (Keynote speaker): t.b.a


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