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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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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/


Friday Nov 28 2008

Introduction by the Organizers

Nancy Hedberg, Simon Fraser University (Invited Speaker)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rosmin Mathew,
Restrictions on Clefting in Malayalam

End of Day One

Saturday November 29 2008

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

Amanda Patten, University of Edinburgh
Accommodating Predicational and Proverbial Clefts

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

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

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.

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

End of Conference.


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
A Clefting Approach to Discourse-Linking

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