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LINGUIST List 21.1322

Thu Mar 18 2010

Confs: Morphology, Phonology, Syntax, Semantics/Spain

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        1.    Hector Fernandez Alcalde, Current Issues in Formal Linguistics

Message 1: Current Issues in Formal Linguistics
Date: 17-Mar-2010
From: Hector Fernandez Alcalde <hector.fernandezcchs.csic.es>
Subject: Current Issues in Formal Linguistics
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Current Issues in Formal Linguistics

Date: 28-Apr-2010 - 02-Jun-2010
Location: Madrid, Spain
Contact: Hector Fernandez Alcalde
Contact Email: event.cchscchs.csic.es
Meeting URL: http://www.ile.csic.es/linguistica/current

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The seminar series 'Current Issues in Formal Linguistics', conducted by
internationally outstanding researchers, intends to present recent research in
four key areas of theoretical linguistics: syntax, semantics, morphology and
interfaces with the lexicon and the 'performance'. The seminars are divided in
four modules:

I. Current Trends in Syntactic Theory (by Cedric Boeckx)
II. Topics in the Semantics of Modification (by Louise McNally)
III. Distributed Morphology: Selected Topics on Mixed Category Formation (by
Artemis Alexiadou)
IV. Syntax and Prosody (by Maria Luisa Zubizarreta)

The Seminars are aimed at graduate students and young researchers, as well as
professors and advanced researchers, who will be able to extend or upgrade their
knowledge in the specific subjects that will be addressed. Participants will
have the opportunity to maintain brief meetings with the guest lecturers if
requested in advance.

'Current Issues in Formal Linguistics' is organized by the research group
Linguistics and Cognitive Science of the Center for Humanities and Social
Sciences (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain) and is
included the program of the Department of Postgraduate Studies and
Specialization of the CSIC.

I. Current Trends in Syntactic Theory
Cedric Boeckx (ICREA/UAB)
April 28-29, 2010 -- 16:30-19:30 h

1. Current Issues in Biolinguistics
2. Phase Theory
3. The Nature of the Lexicon
4. The Demise of Parameters

II. Topics in the Semantics of Modification
Louise McNally (UPF)
May 20-21, 2010: 16:30-19:30

1. Some Core Issues: Compositionality, Vagueness and ''subsectivity'' in
modification
2. Gradable Modifiers
3. Type vs. Token Modification
4. Other Types of ''Subsective'' Modification

III. Distributed Morphology: Selected Topics on Mixed Category Formation
Artemis Alexiadou (U. Stuttgart)
May 24-25, 2010 -- 16:30-19:30 h

1. Distributed Morphology: Roots and Morphemes; Locality in Morphology
2. Nominalizations
3. Participle formation
4. Denominal Adjectives

IV. Syntax and Prosody
María Luisa Zubizarreta (USC)
June 1-2, 2010 -- 16:30-19:30 h

1. Syntax-prosody Interface
2. Prosodic Constituents
3. Nuclear Stress and Information Structure
4. The Organization of the Grammar
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