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LINGUIST List 21.417

Tue Jan 26 2010

Confs: Ling Theories, Phonology, Syntax, General Ling/Spain

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        1.    Josep Quer, 20th Colloquium on Generative Grammar

Message 1: 20th Colloquium on Generative Grammar
Date: 26-Jan-2010
From: Josep Quer <josep.querupf.edu>
Subject: 20th Colloquium on Generative Grammar
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20th Colloquium on Generative Grammar
Short Title: CGG20

Date: 18-Mar-2010 - 20-Mar-2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Josep Quer
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://parles.upf.es/glif/pub/cgg20/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Phonology; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The Colloquium on Generative Grammar is a conference organized every year since 1991 in a different university of the Iberian Peninsula where linguists from all over the world present and discuss current proposals on the study of the language faculty within the Generative Grammar framework. It hosts formal analyses in all subdomains of grammar and their interfaces.

The 20th edition will be hosted by GLiF (Grup de Lingüística Formal-URLING) at the Department of Translation and Language Sciences of the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.

Call for Participation:

Online registration and payment is now operative! Participants are kindly requested to register before the conference by filling in the online form at the conference website:


Updated Programme:

Thursday March 18 (Main Session)


Welcome: Generative Grammar in Iberia: 20 years later

Invited Speaker: Enoch Aboh (University of Amsterdam), In Search of a Determiner: A View from 'Genuine' Bare Noun Languages

Coffee break

Reiko Vermeulen (University of Ghent), A Comparative Approach to the Syntax of Topics in Japanese and Korean

Lobke Aelbrecht (University of Ghent), VP Ellipsis and VP Topicalization: The Common Core

Hidehito Hoshi (Doshisha/Harvard University), Projections of Formal Features and Interface Conditions

Lunch break & Poster Session 1

Luis Vicente (Potsdam University), Revisiting Spanish Retrospective Imperatives

Remus Gergel (Tübingen University), How 'rather' is Structured: Consequences of a Diachronic Change at LF

Coffee break

Nora Boneh & Lea Nash (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem & University Paris 8), Getting High: the Case of French Non-core Datives

María Luisa Rivero & Ana Arregui (University of Ottawa), Variation in Slavic Imperfectives


Friday March 19th

Thematic session: Perspectives on the Interface between Information Structure and Phonology

Invited Speaker: Caroline Féry (Potsdam University), Information Structure and Prosody in a Typological Perspective

M.Teresa Espinal & Pilar Prieto (CLT, Autonomous University of Barcelona
& ICREA-Pompeu Fabra University), Intonational Encoding of Double Negation in Catalan

Coffee break

11:15-11:55 Diane Lillo-Martin & Ronice Quadros (University of Connecticut & Federal University of Santa Catarina), Interfaces and WH-Questions in Sign Languages

Invited Speaker: Onno Crasborn (Radboud University Nijmegen), Prosody and the Non-Dominant Hand in Sign Language of the Netherlands

Lunch break & Poster Session 2

Panel: Generative Grammar in Iberia: 20 years Later. With João Costa (New University of Lisbon), Olga Fernández Soriano & Violeta Demonte (Autonomous University of Madrid, CSIC-CCHS), Maria Rosa Lloret (University of Barcelona), Joan Mascaró (Autonomous University of Barcelona), and Vidal Valmala (University of the Basque Country).

Piotr Ceglowski (Adam Mickiewicz University), Derivational Mechanics of Extraction out of Determiner Phrases in Polish

Benjamin Kratz (University of Frankfurt), The Internal Structure of Which-phrases

Coffee break

Isabel Oltra-Massuet (Rovira i Virgili University/Autonomous University of Barcelona), Deverbal Adjectives Derived from Nouns in English and Romance

Idan Landau (Ben Gurion University), Predication vs. Aboutness in Copy Raising

Business meeting

Conference dinner

Saturday March 20th (Main Session)

Maria Cabrera, Clàudia Pons-Moll & Francesc Torres-Tamarit (University of Barcelona & CLT, Autonomous University of Barcelona), Left is More: Rhotic Metathesis in Algherese Catalan

Shakuntala Mahanta (IIT Guwahati), Phonological Bias in the Learning of Opaque Segments in Vowel Harmony

Jie Ren, Liqun Gao & James L. Morgan (Brown University & Beijing Language and Culture University), Experimental Studies on Mandarin Speakers' Knowledge of the Sonority Sequencing Principle

Coffee break

Andrei Antonenko (Stony Brook University), Binding and Defective Domains: Principle A by Phase

Hedde Zeijlstra (University of Amsterdam), One Way to Agree

Lunch break

Carlo Cecchetto & Caterina Donati (University of Milano-Bicocca & University of Rome-La Sapienza), Heads, labels and Relativization: Explaining Pseudorelatives

15:20-16:00 Francisco José Fernández Rubiera (Georgetown University), Clitics, Syntactic Edges and Finiteness: Post- and Preverbal Clitics in Asturian

Coffee break

William Haddican, Anders Holmberg & Nanna Haug-Hilton (University of York, University of Newcastle & University of Groningen), Object Movement (a)symmetries in Norwegian and the Split Probe Hypothesis

Invited Speaker: João Costa (New University of Lisbon), Discourse-free Syntax



Benjamin Kratz (University of Frankfurt), The Internal Structure of Which-phrases

Isabel Oltra-Massuet (Rovira i Virgili University/ Autonomous University of Barcelona), Deverbal Adjectives Derived from Nouns in English and Romance

Poster Session 1

Anne Breitbarth (University of Cambridge), The Independence of Negative Concord and Jespersen's Cycle

Joan Borràs-Comes (Pompeu Fabra University), The Role of Pitch Range in Establishing Intonational Contrasts in Catalan

Violeta Demonte, Héctor Fernández-Alcalde & Isabel Pérez-Jiménez (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-CCHS), Agreement Mismatches in Spanish and the Nature of Nominal Features

Yurena María Gutiérrez González & Pablo Damián Zdrojewski (Autonomous University of Barcelona & CONICET-National University of Comahue), Focus and Doubled DPs: Interactions and Intersections

Isabel Oltra-Massuet (Rovira i Virgili University/ Autonomous University of Barcelona), Deverbal Adjectives Derived from Nouns in English and Romance

Poster Session 2

Eva Dekany (University of Tromsø, CASTL), K: Hidden and in Plain Sight. The Case of Hungarian Postpositions

Anna Bartra-Kaufmann (CLT, Autonomous University of Barcelona), Complex Predicates in Old Romance and Grammaticalization Processes

Silvia Martínez-Ferreiro & Anna Gavarró (CLT, Autonomous Universityof Barcelona), Some Agrammatic Evidence for a Hierarchy of Functional Projections

Benjamin Kratz (University of Frankfurt), The Internal Structure of Which-phrases

Violeta Martínez-Paricio (University of Tromsø, CASTL), Spanish Liquid Neutralization beyond Sonority Sequencing

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