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LINGUIST List 20.1836

Tue May 12 2009

Confs: Linguistic Theories, Syntax, Typology/UK

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        1.    Michelle Sheehan, Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Orders

Message 1: Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Orders
Date: 11-May-2009
From: Michelle Sheehan <michelle.sheehanncl.ac.uk>
Subject: Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Orders
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Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Orders

Date: 30-May-2009 - 01-Jun-2009
Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom
Contact: Glenda Newton
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/linearization/index.php

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Syntax; Typology

Meeting Description:

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers working on
disharmonic (i.e. mixed head-initial and head-final) word orders from both
theoretical and empirical perspectives. The conference is funded by the
AHRC through the project 'Structure and Linearisation in Disharmonic Word
Orders' (AH/E009239/1)


Call for Participation and Updated Program:

Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Orders
Newcastle University, May 30th-June 1st 2009

There will be a wine reception from 6-8pm on Friday 29th May in the Percy
building during which conference registration will be possible.

Saturday 30th May

9:30-10:30
Invited Speaker: Guglielmo Cinque (University of Venice)
Some Observations on Disharmonic Word Orders

10:30-10:50
Break

10:50-11:40
Michael Barrie (University of Ottawa)
Antisymmetry and Hixkaryana

11:40-12:30
Michelle Sheehan (Newcastle University)
Deriving Disharmonic Word Orders via Movement

12:30-14:00
Lunch

14:00-14:50
Sonia Cyrino (Unicamp)
On Aux+Vparticiple Structures and Word Order

14:50-16:40
Josef Bayer (University of Konstanz)
The Final-Over-Final Constraint Meets the Head-Final Filter

16:40-17:00
Break

17:00-17:50
Federica Cognola (University of Padua)
OV/VO Word Order in Mocheno Main Declarative Clauses

17:50-18:50
Invited Speaker: Matthew Dryer (Buffalo)
On the Order of Demonstrative, Numeral, Adjective, and Noun: An Alternative
to Cinque

Sunday 31st May

9:30-10:30
Brian Hok-Shing Chan (University of Macau)
Two Types of Disharmonic Word Order in Cantonese: A View from Bilingual
Code-switching

10:30-10:50
Break

10:50-11:40
Redouane Djamouri, Waltraud Paul, John Whitman
(EHESS - CNRS, Paris/Cornell University)
Harmonic Disharmony: The Case of Chinese

11:40-12:30
Roland Hinterhölzl (Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin)
Global Harmony: Why German is Consistently Inconsistent

12:30-14:00
Lunch

14:00-14:50
Mark de Vos (Rhodes University)
Afrikaans Mixed Adposition Orders as a PF-linearization Effect: Disharmony
is a Superficial Side Effect of Deeper Harmony

14:50-16:40
Balkiz Ozturk (Bogazici University)
Postverbal Constituents in SOV Languages

16:40-17:00
Break

17:00-17:50
Hisao Tokizaki & Yasutomo Kuwana (Sapporo University)
A Stress-Based Theory of Disharmonic Word Orders

17:50-18:50
Joseph Emonds
Some Concepts and Consequences of Nespor and Vogel's 1982 Complement Law

Monday 1st June

9:30-10:30
Invited Speaker: Richard Kayne (New York University)
Why is Syntax Antisymmetric?

10:30-10:50
Break

10:50-11:40
Takashi Toyoshima (Dept. Human Sciences & Dept. Brain Science & Engineering
Kyushu Institute of Technology)
Traversal Parameter at the PF Interface: Graph-Theoretical Linearization of
Bare Phrase Structure

11:40-12:30
Jan-Wouter Zwart (University of Groningen)
The FOFC asymmetry: A Layered Derivation Perspective

12:30-13:30
Discussion

Ranked Alternates

1 Arantzazu Elordieta (University of the Basque Country)
On the Relevance of the Head Parameter in a Mixed OV Language

2 Yi-An Lin (University of Cambridge)
Sinitic nominal-final particles and the Final-Over-Final Constraint


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