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LINGUIST List 19.3528

Wed Nov 19 2008

Confs: General Ling, Linguistics Theories, Semantics, Syntax/Germany

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        1.    Andreas Haida, Clefts


Message 1: Clefts
Date: 18-Nov-2008
From: Andreas Haida <andreas.haidarz.hu-berlin.de>
Subject: Clefts
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Clefts

Date: 28-Nov-2008 - 29-Nov-2008
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Tonjes Veenstra
Contact Email: cleft08zas.gwz-berlin.de
Meeting URL: http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/events/CleftWorkshop2008/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

This workshop aims to provide a space to discuss and compare different
theoretical approaches and empirical studies to the syntax and semantics of clefts.

Workshop on Clefts

Date: 28 - 29 November 2008

Location: Centre for General Linguistics, Berlin, Germany

See: http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/events/CleftWorkshop2008/

Program:

Friday Nov 28 2008

9.00
Introduction by the Organizers

9.30
Nancy Hedberg, Simon Fraser University (Invited Speaker)
TBA

10.50
Lisa Cheng, Universiteit Leiden & Laura J. Downing, Zentrum für Allgemeine
Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin
Clefts in Durban Zulu

11.30
Harold Torrence, University of Kansas
Derivation and Structure of Clefts in Wolof

13.30
Jong-Bok Kim, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, & Peter Sells, SOAS, London
Korean Copular Structures with Nominalizer kes as (Pseudo-)Clefts

14.10
Malte Zimmerman, Daniel Hole & Wolfram Schaffar, Universität Potsdam
Head-internal Clefts in (South) East Asian: A Cross-linguistic Comparison of
Burmese, Japanese, and Chinese

14.50
Edith Aldridge, University of Washington
Wh-clefts and Verb-initial Word Order in Austronesian Languages

16.00
Punnappurath Madhavan, EFL, Hyderabad -7.
Multiple Wh-questions and Clefts in Malayalam: Agree or Move?

16.40
Rosmin Mathew,
Restrictions on Clefting in Malayalam

17.20
End of Day One

Saturday November 29 2008

9.30
David Adger, Queen Mary University of London (Invited Speaker)
TBA

10.50
Amanda Patten, University of Edinburgh
Accommodating Predicational and Proverbial Clefts

11.30
Matthew Reeve, University College London
English vs Russian: Two Types of Cleft Construction

13.30
Petra Sleeman, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Clefts and the Licensing of Infinitival Subject Relatives

14.10
Ignazio Mauro Mirto, Università di Palermo
Pseudo-clefts, Interrogatives and Do-support Strategy in Italian and English

14.50 Javier Perez-Guerra, University of Vigo
It is the Development of It-clefts in the Recent History of English That I Shall
Tackle in This Paper.

16.00
Marcel Den Dikken, CUNY (Invited Speaker)
A Cleft Palette: On the Landscape of Cleft Constructions and Their Syntactic
Derivations

17.00
End of Conference.

Alternates:

Mara Frascarelli and Francesca Ramaglia (Università di Roma Tre)
Predicate Inversion and Interpretation at the CP-Phase: A Monoclausal Analysis
of Clefts

Dalina Kallulli (University of Vienna) & Kleanthes K. Grohmann (University of
Cyprus)
A Clefting Approach to Discourse-Linking

R. Shaher, P. Logacev, S. Vasishth, F. Engelmann, M. Zimmermann (Universität
Potsdam)
Clefting Increases Availability: Eyetracking Evidence from Hindi
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