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Sat Oct 11 2008

Confs: Syntax/Spain

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Message 1: Ways of Structure Building
Date: 09-Oct-2008
From: Valmala Vidal <vidal.valmalaehu.es>
Subject: Ways of Structure Building
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Ways of Structure Building

Date: 13-Nov-2008 - 14-Nov-2008
Location: Vitoria-Gasateiz, Spain
Contact: Vidal Valmala
Contact Email: vidal.valmalaehu.es

Meeting Description:

The last fifteen years have seen the emergence of a number of alternative
approaches to structure building in natural languages. Antisymmetry (Kayne
1994), left-to-right top-down merge (Phillips 1996, 2003; Bianchi & Chesi 2006;
Guimarães 2002, etc.), sideward movement (Nunes 1995, 2001, 2004; Hornstein and
Nunes 2002; Nunes & Uriagereka 2000; Hornstein 2000, among others),
multi-dominance structures (see Starke 2001; Svenonius 2006; Citko 2000, 2005;
Abels 2004; Gärtner 1997, 2002; Van Riemsdijk 1998, 2001, 2006; Gracanin-Yuksek
2007; Chen-Main 2006), and late insertion of adjuncts (Lebeaux 1988, Stepanov
2001), for instance, have made it possible to find new solutions for old
problems. Within this context, the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU)
will host a two-day conference with the purpose of bringing together different
conceptions of the mechanisms by which the syntactic structure of natural
languages is built, from the point of view of both merge and move. Papers which
deal with these and related issues are invited for oral presentations of 30
minutes plus ten minutes for discussion.

Invited Speakers:
Prof. Barbara Citko (U. of Washington) and Prof. Jairo Nunes (U. of Sao Paulo).

Meeting URL: http://www.ehu.es/structure-building

Program

Thursday, November 13

9:15-9:30
Gathering and greetings

9:30-10:30
-Invited Speaker- Jairo Nunes (U. of São Paulo)
Sideward Movement: Triggers,Timing, and Output

10:30-11:10
Angel Gallego (CLT/UAB - U. of Cambridge)
From L-Syntax to L-Periphery

11:10-11:40
Coffee break

11:40-12:20
Antje Lahne (U. of Leipzig)
Specificity-driven Syntactic Derivation

12:20-13:00
Samuel D. Epstein (U. of Michigan), Hisatsugu Kitahara (Keio/U. of Michigan) and
T. Daniel Seely (EMU)
Structure Building That Can't Be!

13:00-14:45
Lunch

14:45-15:25
Thomas Stroik (U. of Missouri-Kansas City), Michael Putnam (Carson-Newman
College), and Maria del Carmen Parafita Couto (U. of Bangor)
Flavours of Merge

15:25-16:05
Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge U.), Michelle Sheehan (Newcastle U.)
Disharmony, Antisymmetry, and the Final -over- Final Constraint: Why Clauses
Need Nominals

16:05-16:45
Dirk Bury (U. of Bangor), Hiroyuki Uchida (U. College of London)
Constituent Structure Sets

16:45-17:15
Coffee Break

17:15-17:55
Yoichi Miyamoto (Osaka University)
On Extraction out of a Floating Quantifier in Japanese

17:55-18:35
Antje Lahne, Gereon Müller and Fabian Heck (University of Leipzig)
On Conflicts in Structure Building

Friday, November 14

10:00-11:00
-Invited Speaker- Barbara Citko (U. of Washington)
More Evidence for Multidominance

11:00-11:40
Antonio Fábregas (CASTL-U. of Tromso / U. di Bologna)
Evidence for Multi-dominance in Spanish Word Formation

11:40-12:00
Coffee Break

12:00-12:40
Hironobu Kasai (U. of Kitakyushu)
A Multiple Dominance Approach to Parasitic Gaps

12:40-13:20
Martina Gracanin-Yuksek (Middle East Technical University)
What the Clitic JE in Croatian Tells Us about Multidominance

13:20-15:00
Lunch

15:00-15:40
David P Medeiros (U. of Arizona)
Projection as an Epiphenomenon of Optimal Packing

15:40-16:20
Carlo Cecchetto (U. of Milan-Bicocca), Caterina Donati (U. of Urbino)
Rethinking Head Movement

16:20-16:50
Coffee Break

16:50-17:30
Miki Obata and Samuel D. Epstein (U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Building (Proper) Improper Movement Structures

17:30-18:10
Roger Martin (Yokohama National U.), Juan Uriagereka (U. of Maryland)
Uniformity and Collapse
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