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LINGUIST List 21.3743

Wed Sep 22 2010

Confs: Ling Theories, Syntax, Semantics, Phonology/USA

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        1.    Charles Yang, 41st Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society

Message 1: 41st Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society
Date: 20-Sep-2010
From: Charles Yang <charles.yangling.upenn.edu>
Subject: 41st Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society
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41st Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society
Short Title: NELS41

Date: 22-Oct-2010 - 24-Oct-2010
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Contact: Charles Yang
Contact Email: charles.yangling.upenn.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.ling.upenn.edu/nels41/

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

Meeting Description:

Plenary Speakers:

Noam Chomsky (MIT)
William Labov (UPenn)

For a detailed program, please see our website
(http://www.ling.upenn.edu/nels41/programs/FramesetPrograms.html) and the
message below.


8:00 - 9:15 am
Breakfast and Registration

9:15 - 9:30 am
Opening Remarks

Please note:
All A sessions will be in the Cohen Hall Auditorium.
All B sessions will be in the Cohen Hall Terrace Room.

9:30 - 11:00 am
A: Syntax 1
Patterns of Dative-Nominative Alternations
Artemis Alexiadou (University of Stuttgart), Elena Anagnostopoulou (University
of Crete), Christina Sevdali (University of Ulster)

The Unintentional Causer in Icelandic
Jim Wood (New York University)

Head-Movement in Bantu DPs
Vicki Carstens (University of Missouri)

B: Semantics 1
Epistemic Indefinites Cross-Linguistically
Maria Aloni, Angelika Port (University of Amsterdam, ILLC)

Deriving Szabolcsi's Generalization from Strengthened Meanings
Yasutada Sudo (Massachussetts Institute of Technology)

Pragmatic Enrichment and Concessive Scalarity
Luka Crnic (Massachussetts Institute of Technology)

11:00 - 11:30 am
Coffee break

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

A: Syntax 1 (cont.)
Transitivity in Chol: A New Argument for the Split-VP Hypothesis
Jessica Coon (Harvard University), Omer Preminger (Massachussetts Institute of

Object Movement Across Romance
Angel Gallego (UAB / UCM)

B: Semantics 1 (cont.)
Focus Intervention in Declaratives
Aviad Eilam (University of Pennsylvania)

Perspective Shift of Evidentials in Interrogatives: A Case Study of Korean
Evidential Markers
Dongsik Lim (University of Southern California)

12:30 - 2:00 pm
Lunch break

2:00 - 3:30 pm - Keynote Address
Title TBA
Noam Chomsky
Massachussetts Institute of Technology
Location: Cohen Hall Auditorium

3:30 - 3:45 pm
Coffee break

3:45 - 5:45 pm

A: Syntax 2
Lexical vs. Functional: Complex Predicates in Italian
Raffaella Folli (University of Ulster), Heidi Harley (University of Arizona)

The Structure of Implicit Agents in Passives
Julie Anne Legate (University of Pennsylvania)

Thematic Separation and Spellout
Terje Lohndal (University of Maryland)

On Passives of Reflexive Verbs and the Nature of (Natural) Reflexivity
Floran Schaefer (University of Stuttgart)

B: Phonology 1

The Architecture of Derivational OT: Evidence from Icelandic Syncope
Mark Norris (University of California, Santa Cruz)

The Pathology of Feature-Driven Stress
Robert Staubs (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Contextual and Non-Contextual Prosodic Minimality
Kevin Ryan (University of California, Los Angeles)

Prosodic Verb Phrase Ellipsis in Irish
Andrew Dowd (University of California, Santa Cruz

5:45 - 6:45 pm
Poster Session
Cohen Hall Terrace Room

Differential Treatment of Initial Syllables Rears its Head - Becker, Levine, Nevins
Re- Prefixation and Talmy's Parameter - Ciucivara, Wood
Abolishing the Lapse Asymmetry - Deschenes, Lunden
On the Nature of Construal Relations: Complementizer Agreement in Lubukusu -Diercks*
Evidence for an Articulated Applicative Structure in German - Georgala
Plurality is Distinct from Number Neutrality - Grimm*
Locality and Cumulative Complexity Effects in Child Phonology: Evidence from
Dutch -Jesney*
Experimental Evidence for the Interpretation of Subjunctives - Kapetangianni
Perceptual Motivations for Parasitic Restrictions in Vowel Harmony - Kimper*
What Does 'Really' Really Mean?: Evidence, Standards, and Probability in
Dialogue - Lai Article and Bare Predications - Le Bruyn
Locating Linguistic Variation: A Case Study of English Auxiliary Contraction
Small Clause Subjects Do Reconstruct - Moulton*
A Clausal Analysis of Dari and Tajik Phrasal Comparatives - O'Connor
(Non)-Added Datives in Spanish - Pujalte
Reconciling Scrambling Movements with the Duality of Semantics - Struckmeier
A Targeted Spreading Imperative for Nasal Place Assimilation - Wilson
Island Constraints and Online Dependency Formation Processes - Yoshida,
Kazanina, Pablos, Sturt
*: Also talk alternates

Saturday, October 23rd

8:30 - 9:00 am

9:00 - 11:00 am

A: Special Session The Unity of Linguistic Methods
Invited Speaker
Title TBA
Gillian Sankoff
University of Pennsylvania

Language Shift in Apparent Time
Maya Ravindranath (University of New Hampshire)

Invited Speaker
'Syntactic Variation in the Individual: Models of Switching, Borrowing, and
Edward Stabler

B: Syntax 3
The Hungarian Verb and Constraints on Grammatically-Conditioned Allomorphy
Jana Beck (University of Pennsylvania)

Overlapping Portmanteaus: Why They Do Not Exist
Nina Radkevitch (University of Connecticut/Harvard University)

Neutrality vs. Ambiguity in Resolution by Syncretism: Experimental Evidence and
Alya Asarina (Massachussetts Institute of Technology)

11:00 - 11:30 am
Coffee break

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

A: Unity of Linguistic Methods (cont.)
Rethinking Transderivationality
Thomas Graf (University of California, Los Angeles)

Coarse Representations for Phonemic Categories
Kristine Yu (University of California, Los Angeles)

B: Syntax 3 (cont.)
Partial Pro-Drop as Null NP Anaphora
Pilar Barbosa (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)

The Optionality of EPP in Dholuo
Seth Cable (University of Massachusetts, Amherst

12:30 - 2:00 pm
Lunch break

2:00 - 3:45 pm
A: Unity of Linguistic Methods (cont.)
Invited Speaker
Title TBA
Jon Sprouse
University of California, Irvine

Investigating the Relationship Between Syntactic Structure-Building and Semantic
Composition Using MEG
Jonathan Brennan, Liina Pylkkanen
(New York University)

Isolation of Independent Processing Factors in Negative Island Contexts
Simone Gieselman, Robert Kluender, Ivano Caponigro (University of California,
San Diego)

B: Posters

3:45 - 4:15 pm
Coffee break

4:15 - 5:00 pm
Panel Session
Commentary on ''The Unity of Linguistic Methods''
-Aravind Joshi
U. of Pennsylvania
-Anthony Kroch
U. of Pennsylvania
-John Trueswell
U. of Pennsylvania
Location: Cohen Hall Auditorium

5:00 - 6:30 pm
Keynote Address
''What is to be learned?''
William Labov
University of Pennsylvania
Cohen Hall Auditorium

7:00 pm - NELS Banquet
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Chinese Rotunda

*General registration (for students and non-students) includes the banquet. The
banquet ticket purchase is for people who would like to bring guests: people who
do not wish to do so can skip that step.

Sunday, October 24th

8:30 - 9:30 am

9:30 - 11:00 am

A: Semantics 2
Quantified Concealed Questions and Descriptive Traces
Ilaria Frana (University of Goettingen)

Peripherastic Use: A Modal Account of Instrumentality
Lilia Rissman (Johns Hopkins University)

Decomposing Modal Superlatives
Maribel Romero (University of Konstanz)

B: Quantitative 1
What Makes Pair-List Answers Available: An Experimental Approach
Asya Achimova, Viviane Deprez, Julien Musolino(Rutgers University)

Featural Analysis and Working Memory Retrieval in On-Line Parsing: Evidence for
Syntactic, But Not Phonological, Similarity-Based Retrieval Interference
Miki Obata (Mie University), Richard Lewis, Samuel Epstein, Brian Bartek, Julie
(University of Michigan)

What Can't They Do? On English Children's Negative Questions
Ting Xu (University of Connecticut)

11:00 - 11:30 am
Coffee break

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

A: Semantics 2 (cont.)
Bound De Re Pronouns and Concept Generators
Simon Charlow (New York University), Yael Sharvit (University of Connecticut)

Number and Competition in English, Armenian and Turkish
Alan Bale (Concordia University)

B: Quantitative 1 (cont.)
The Genesis of Nominal Forms of Address in Medieval Portuguese
Leonardo Marcotulio, Silvia Cavalcante (UFRJ)

Nominative/Genitive Alternation in Japanese: Theoretical Implications of a
Quantitative Study
Satoshi Nambu (University of Pennsylvania)

12:30 - 2:00 pm
Lunch break

2:00 - 3:00 pm
A: Syntax 4
ATB as Asymmetric Extraction + Derivational Ellipsis
Martin Salzmann (University of Zurich)

V-Stranding Sluicing in Japanese and Its Implications
Kensuke Takita (JSPS/Tohoku University)

NPI-Licensing in Elided Subjects: EPP Repair and Polarity Items Under Ellipsis
Jeroen Van Craenenbroeck (CRISSP/HUB/FUSL/KUL), Tanja Temmerman (Leiden
University (LUCL))

B: Phonology 2
Minimal Salience and the Quality of Epenthetic Vowels in Loanwords
Daylen Riggs (University of Southern California)

Getting Rid of Positional Faithfulness in Stressed Positions: The Phonetic
Underpinnings of Prosodic Conditioning
Maria Giavazzi (Massachussetts Institute of Technology)

Morphological Effects on the Articulation of English Intervocalic /l/
Sangjin Hwang, Sang-Im Lee, Lisa Davidson
(New York University)

3:30 - 4:00 pm
Coffee break

4:00 - 5:00 pm

A: Syntax 4 (cont.)
Monstrous Agreement, Anaphora and Context: Evidence from Tamil
Sandhya Sundaresan (University of TromsĀ©? (CASTL)/University of Stuttgart)

A Syntactic Correlate of Semantic Asymmetries in Clausal Coordination
Bronwyn Bjorkman (Massachussetts Institute of Technology)

B: Phonology 2 (cont.)
Explaining Long-Distance Liquid Metathesis: Misperception vs. Optimization
Ian Coffman (Johns Hopkins University)

The Role of Usage Frequency in Phonological Variation
Andries Coetzee (University of Michigan), Shigeto Kawahara (Rutgers University),
Amelia Compton (Pomono College)
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