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  1. Teun Hoekstra, program GLOW 1991

Message 1: program GLOW 1991

Date: Fri, 18 Jan 91 15:21 MET
From: Teun Hoekstra <LETTHOEKSTRA%rulcri.LeidenUniv.nlCUNYVM.CUNY.EDU>
Subject: program GLOW 1991

G L O W 1 9 9 1 P R O G R A M M E

M o n d a y, M a r c h 2 5

09:00 Ian Roberts (University of Geneva)
 'Head-Government and the Local Nature of Head-Movement'

10:00 Maraa-Luisa Rivero (University of Ottawa & Instituto Ortega y Gasset,
 'Long Head Movement and Negation'

11:00 Margaret Speas (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
 'Functional Heads and Inflectional Morphemes'

12:00 LUNCH

13:30 G.L. Piggott (McGill University, Montreal)
 'Apocope and the Licensing of Empty-Headed Syllables'

14:30 Elabbas Benmamoun & Jean-Roger Vergnaud (USC Los Angeles & CNRS Paris)
 'On the Notion "Head" in Extensional Grammatical Relations'

15:30 TEA

16:00 Anders Holmberg (University of Uppsala)
 'Head Scrambling'

17:00 Eric Hoekstra (University of Groningen)
 'On the Relation between Arguments and Heads'

T u e s d a y, M a r c h 2 6

09:00 John Whitman (Cornell University)
 'String Vacuous V to Comp'

10:00 Paul Law (MIT)
 'Verb Movement, Expletive Replacement and Head-Government'

11:00 Anna Szabolcsi (UCLA)
 'Islands, Monotonicity, Composition, and Heads'

12:00 LUNCH

13:30 Alain Rouveret (Paris 8)
 'Functional Categories and Agreement'

14:30 Richard Campbell (University of Pennsylvania)
 'Tense and Agreement in Different Tenses'

15:30 TEA

16:00 Tim Stowell (UCLA)
 'Empty Heads in Abbreviated English'


 Neil Smith & Ianthi Tsimpli (University College London)
 'Linguistic Modularity? A Case Study of a Polyglot Savant'

W e d n e s d a y, M a r c h 2 7

09:00 Hagit Borer (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
 'The Causative-Inchoative Alternation: A Case Study in
 Parallel Morphology'

10:00 Maria Teresa Guasti (University of Geneva)
 'Incorporation, Excorporation and Lexical Properties of
 Causative Heads'

11:00 Elizabeth Ritter (UQAM)
 'Evidence for Number as a Nominal Head'

12:00 LUNCH

13:30 Jonathan Kaye (SOAS/University of London)
 'Head Projection and Indexation: A Theory of Reduplication'

14:30 Gyanam Mahajan (Brandeis)
 'Heads and the Directionality Parameter'

15:30 TEA

16:00 Jamal Ouhalla (Queen Mary and Westfield College, London University)
 'Functional Categories and the Head Parameter'

17:00 Luigi Rizzi (University of Geneva)
 'Proper Head Government and the Definition of A Positions'




Daniel Valois (UCLA)
'Functional Heads, Case Assignment, and Word Order in DP'

Liliane Haegeman & Raffaella Zanuttini (University of Geneva & University of
Pennsylvania) 'Negative Heads and Negative Concord'

Jane Grimshaw (Brandeis)
'Extended Projection'

Ur Shlonsky (Haifa University & UQAM)
'C0 and Resumptive Pronouns'


Heather Goad (USC)
'Dependency and Complementarity in Vowel Geometry'

Jongho Jun (UCLA)
'Metrical Weight Consistency in Partial Reduplication of Korean Mimetics'


The local committee would like to welcome you to GLOW 1991, hosted
by the Werkgroep Grammatica of the University of Leiden.

GLOW colloquium, March 25 - 27


Registration for the GLOW colloquium will start on Sunday, March
24, at 18.00. Location: Het Arsenaal, Arsenaalstraat 1, marked
with the number 37 on the map. A buffet supper will be available
from 18.00 to 21.00 for all those who have paid their dues for the
colloquium. Registration will continue on Monday, at the

The registration fee will be Dfl. 35,-, which includes, among other
things, coffee, tea and vouchers for drinks at the GLOW party.

Lunch vouchers at reasonable prices will be available.

NOTE: Dues are payable only in Dutch currency. Credit cards,
cheques or foreign currency cannot be accepted!

GLOW workshops, Sunday, March 24 and Thursday, March 28

The colloquium will be embraced by two days on which the workshops
will be held: Sunday, March 24 and Thursday, March 28. The
location of the workshops will be Centrale Faciliteitengebouw,
Cleveringaplaats 1, marked with the number 32 on the map. Details
concerning the workshops are provided below.

For participants of the workshops there will be an informal
reception on Saturday, March 23, at the Department of General
Linguistics, Van Wijkplaats 4, Building 1166, marked with the
number 35 on the map of Leiden. The building will be open at

Evening lecture

The evening lecture will be given by Professor Neil Smith and
Ianthi Tsimpli (UCL) on Tuesday, March 26, at 20.00. The title of
the lecture is "Linguistic Modularity? A Case Study of a Polyglot

The lecture will be held at the Centrale Faciliteitengebouw,
lecture hall 011. The hall will be open at 19.30.

GLOW party

The GLOW party will take place on Wednesday evening, March 27,
at Het Arsenaal, 20.00 onwards. With live music!

Travel to Leiden

By air: from Amsterdam (Schiphol airport) there are frequent
direct trains to Leiden. Duration of the journey: approximately 20

By train: There are direct train connections from Amsterdam, The
Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Brussels.

By car: not recommended, unless your hotel has a car park. Note
that parking in the city centre is extremely difficult. However,
there are parking facilities available for conference participants
under the buildings marked 33, 34 and 35 on your map of Leiden.

***GLOW 1991 is sponsored by the Dutch Ministry of Education, the
***Faculty of Letters of the University of Leiden, the Royal Dutch
***Academy of Sciences (KNAW), the Foundation of Linguistics (NWO),
***NIAS, LUF, and Kooyker, Booksellers at Leiden.


This newsletter contains a list of hotels in Leiden and its
immediate vicinity with addresses and telephone numbers. You can
call the Leiden Tourist Information Office (VVV) to inquire about
the availability of rooms. Their address is: Stationsplein 10,
2312 AR Leiden (across the railway station), tel. 071-146846;
fax: 071-125318.

!!!!!Please note that the general hotel situation in Leiden is !!!!!
 problematical, especially around Easter.

However, there will be plenty of hotel accommodation in The Hague,
which is only 15 minutes by train away from Leiden. From the
Leiden railway station, it takes a walk of about ten minutes to
get to the conference site. The telephone number of the Tourist
Information Office (VVV) in The Hague is 070-3546200.

In any event, you are strongly advised to book as soon as


There will be three workshops, embracing the GLOW-colloquium, i.e.
on Sunday March 24 and Thursday March 28. The location will be in
the Centraal Faciliteitengebouw, building 1175, marked 32 on the
map. The workshops start Sunday morning at 10.30 hours. The
workshops finish at 18.00 o'clock on Thursday 28. There will be an
informal reception on Saturday evening, between 18.00 and 21.00
o'clock in the building of the General Linguistics Department,
building 1166, marked 35 on the map. Further details will be
provided there, or can be obtained by contacting the workshop
organizers, or the local organizers.

Below you will find a description of the themes of the workshops,
as well as a list of people who have sofar registered for
participation. Note that the workshops will not be additional
mini-conferences, but are intended as genuine workshops. This
should not prevent anyone interested in participating from
attending these workshops. One is encouraged to contact the
organizers if one wants to contribute to the workshops.

***The Development of Movement and Inflection Workshop***
 Bonnie Schwartz and Ken Wexler, Organizers

In recent years the development of various kinds of movement has
been under intense investigation in both L1 and L2 acquisition, in
particular head movement (V-movement). Relevant issues include:
what is given by UG with respect to inflection and verb movement,
specifically regarding functional categories such as I (and
finite/non-finite distinctions), NEG and C; what is the relation
between these and the question of null subjects in child language;
what causes the development (maturation, learning) and what is the
timing of this development?

The workshop will include papers by:
Harald Clahsen, Jacqueline Frijn & Ger De Haan, Lynn Eubank, Teun Hoekstra &
Peter Jordens, Nina Hyams, Amy Pierce & Vivienne Deprez, Luigi Rizzi, Bonnie
Schwartz & Rex Sprouse, Anna Vainikka & Martha Young-Scholten, Ken Wexler.

Other participants (discussants, commentators and presenters) include:
Robin Clark, Suzanne Flynn, Aafke Hulk, Rick Kazman, Barbara Lust, Juergen
Meisel, Bernadette Plunkett, Ian Roberts, Tom Roeper, Ianthi Tsimpli, John

For general information, contact LETTHOEKSTRAHLERUL5

***Wh-Movement, ECP and Bound Variable Development***
 Ken Wexler, Organizer

The acquisition of operator constructions or A-bar relations poses
many as yet unanswered questions. Do young children not understand
operator-variable constructions until a certain age; is this due
to lack of "conceptual" knowledge, or do operator constructions
develop (maturationally, or through learning), and when does this
take place; what is known about the development of quantifier
scope; when there are differences in relative scope readings
between languages, are these differences reflected in early child
language; what do children know about principles like the ECP
which guide much of the construction of operator and variable
readings; do children obey strong crossover, weak crossover, etc.?
A-bar chains seems to develop fairly early (at least in wh-
movement). Does this mean that children know operators early? Are
there different kinds of operators that they don't know? What do
we know about children's knowledge of A-bar chains in general and
scrambling in particular?

The purpose of the workshop is to bring as much knowledge as
possible about the development of bound variables and operators
together so that the beginnings of some generalizations might be

Talks will be given, among others, by:
Steve Crain, Jill DeVilliers, David Lebeaux, Yukio Otsu, Rozz Thornton,
Rosemary Tracy.

Commentators and participants will probably include, among others:
Jane Grimshaw, Rita Manzini, Eric Reuland, Anna Szabolcsi.


***The Acquisition of Phonology***
Elan Dresher & Harry van der Hulst, Organizers

The focus of the workshop will be learnability in phonology, with
an emphasis on issues raised by current research on phonological
representations. For example, how could a learner arrive at the
correct representation of a segment given a theory which posits
alternative phonological structures for realizing the same
phonetic unit (e.g. segment /t/ with or without a coronal node,
/h/ with or without a place or root node, nasal as dependent of
soft palate or of spontaneous voicing nodes, lateral as dependent
of coronal or manner)? What role does the notion of contrast play?
What sort of learning model is most appropriate?

The emphasis of the workshop will be on discussion: we shall
present a paper on the issues raised above, which will provide a
basis for discussion. A short version is available on e-mail upon
request. There wil be a number of relatively brief (15 minute)
presentations to help focus the discussion. We still welcome
further contributions. Anyone interested in participating in any
form is encouraged to contact us.

Harry van der Hulst (HULSTHLERUL5)
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