From: Dave Kush <dave.w.kushgmail.com>
Subject: University of Maryland - Mayfest 2008
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University of MD - Mayfest 2008
Date: 09-May-2008 - 10-May-2008
Location: College Park, MD, USA
Contact: Dave Kush
Contact Email: dave.w.kushgmail.com
Meeting URL: http://ling.umd.edu/events/mayfest/2008/
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
10th U of MD Mayfest! This year's topic: Island Perspectives.
Every year the graduate students of the Linguistics Department of the
University of Maryland organize a linguistics workshop focusing on a
different aspect of language.
Since Ross's (1967) dissertation, the constraints on long-distance dependencies
dubbed ''islands'' have been at the forefront of linguistic investigation. They
have had tremendous impact on theories of grammar, parsing, and acquisition, and
to this day remain a source of productive research. Our workshop aims to take
stock of the state-of-the-art approaches to island phenomena, and re-assess the
balance of explanation among several domains of inquiry:
Syntactic constraints and processes;
Constraints on the interpretation of extraction from island domains;
Processing models of real-time dependency formation; and
Functional or pragmatic constraints on island-creating configurations.
This year's Mayfest 2008 is a culminating event of the NSF-supported project:
''Islands and Linearization'' (Norbert Hornstein, Juan Uriagereka, & Howard Lasnik).
Mayfest 2008 has no registration fee and is open to all interested guests. We
strongly encourage anyone with an interest in language acquisition to attend our
workshop. Click here to register online!
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