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Message 1: Workshop on Markedness and Underspecification
Date: 31-Jan-2008
From: Hazel Pearson <hpearsonfas.harvard.edu>
Subject: Workshop on Markedness and Underspecification
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Workshop on Markedness and Underspecification
Short Title: MUMSA

Date: 29-Feb-2008 - 02-Mar-2008
Location: Cambridge, MA, USA
Contact: Hazel Pearson
Contact Email: hazelpearsoncantab.net
Meeting URL: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~lingdept/CallforPapersMumsa.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Morphology; Semantics; Typology

Meeting Description:

The Workshop on Markedness and Underspecification in the Morphology and
Semantics of Agreement (MUMSA) will bring together researchers from two
disciplinary areas of Linguistics (Morphology and Semantics) and from
typological and formalist backgrounds, who are united by both their object of
study (the categorizations underlying agreement) and their approach (appeal to
competition via underspecification), but who in practice have little opportunity
for cross-pollination. The workshop will make steps towards filling the voids
among these exciting research domains.

Full information about MUMSA, including the program, local information and
directions, are available at our website: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~mumsa
Pre-registration via the website is necessary, since places are limited.

Workshop on Markedness and Underspecification in the Morphology and Semantics of
Agreement (MUMSA)

Harvard University, Barker Center Rm. 133
February 29th-March 2nd 2008

Program

Friday February 29th
13.30
Welcome and scene-setting paper
Andrew Nevins ( Harvard University )

14.00
Louisa Sadler ( University of Essex )
'Underspecification and Gender Agreement'
Commentator: William Badecker ( Johns Hopkins University )

15.00
Coffee

15.15
Cynthia Zocca ( University of Connecticut )
'Ellipsis and Markedness'

16.00
Break

16.15
Orin Percus ( University of Nantes )

17.15
'Gender Features and Interpretation'
Commentator: Benjamin Spector ( Harvard University )

Saturday March 1st

8.30
Light Breakfast

Session 1
9.00
Daniel Harbour (Queen Mary, University of London )
'Morphosemantic markedness and syntactic underspecification'
Commentator: Andrew Nevins ( Harvard University )

10.00
Katya Pertsova ( Tufts University )
'Grounding the notions of 'competition' and 'defaults' in learning'

10.45
Coffee

11.00
Susana Bejar ( University of Toronto )
'Merge F: Deriving underspecification'
Commentator: Norvin Richards (MIT)

12.00
Andrea Calabrese ( University of Connecticut )
'Investigations on the nature of markedness and underspecification in Morphology'
Commentator: Donca Steriade (MIT)

13.00
Lunch

Session 2

14.30
Greville Corbett ( University of Surrey )
Canonical features and their interaction with Part of Speech categories
Commentator: David Pesetsky (MIT)

15.30
Stephen Wechsler & Hyun-Jong Hahm ( University of Texas at Austin )
'Target Number Markedness and Polite Plurals'

16.15
Break

16.30
Hedde Zeijlstra & Suzanne Aalberse ( University of Amsterdam )
'The semantic (un)markedness of pronominal features'

17.15
Michael Cysouw (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig )

18.15
'The interaction of person and number - a typologist's perspective'
Commentator: Jonathan Bobaljik ( University of Connecticut )

Sunday March 2nd

9.00
Light breakfast

9.30
Angelika Kratzer (UMass)
'Bound variable pronouns and agreement'.
Commentator: Sophia Malamud ( Brandeis University )

10.30
Alan Bale (MIT), Michael Gagnon (Concordia), Hrayr Khanjian (MIT)
'Consequences of Morphological Markedness for Semantic Number'

11.15
Coffee

11.30
Gennaro Chierchia ( Harvard University )
'Measure phrases and number marking'
Commentator: Uli Sauerland ( ZAS, Berlin )

12.30
Ken Safir ( Rutgers University )
'Presupposition and antecedent agreement'
Commentator: Irene Heim (MIT)

13.30
Lunch

14.00
Open discussion

15.30


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