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Wed Jul 06 2011

Confs: Syntax, Computational Ling, Morphology, Typology/Cambridge

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        1.     Anna Kibort , Syntactic Government and Subcategorisation

Message 1: Syntactic Government and Subcategorisation
Date: 05-Jul-2011
From: Anna Kibort <ak243cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Syntactic Government and Subcategorisation
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Syntactic Government and Subcategorisation

Date: 31-Aug-2011 - 03-Sep-2011
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact: Anna Kibort
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.srcf.ucam.org/~ak243/gvt/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Morphology; Syntax; Typology

Meeting Description:

Online registration is now open for the conference

'Explorations in Syntactic Government and Subcategorisation'
Wed 31 August 2011 - Sat 3 September 2011
University of Cambridge, UK

Conference website: http://www.srcf.ucam.org/~ak243/gvt/

Linguistic Fields:
General Linguistics, Linguistic Typology, Syntax, Morphology, Formal Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Psycholinguistics

The conference is dedicated to the phenomenon of 'syntactic government', a type of dependency which links linguistic elements making up a clause. It is generally acknowledged that under government a principal element requires that a dependent element appears in a particular form. For example, a verb which functions as a predicate may require that a noun which functions as this predicate's object should appear in genitive case. Despite a basic consensus, the interpretation of the notions 'principal element', 'dependent element', and what it means for one element to determine another element's form, can vary considerably between linguistic frameworks. Likewise, when government as a syntactic dependency is equated with subcategorisation, there is no consensus about where to draw the lines between subcategorisation, semantic selection, and co-occurrence.

The conference aims to bring together descriptive linguists, typologists, theoretical, computational and corpus linguists who wish to contribute to the understanding and modelling of the phenomenon of government and subcategorisation. It is hoped that the papers will involve both expertly summarised overviews of different approaches to syntactic government which have been proposed but never brought together for direct comparison, as well as new descriptions of challenging phenomena from typologically diverse languages together with their cutting-edge analyses. Computational, corpus-based and language processing perspectives on dependency and government are very welcome. Linguists representing different standpoints will be asked to spell out their assumptions in order to facilitate cross-theoretical and cross-disciplinary discussion.

Keynote Speakers:

The following speakers have already agreed to give invited talks at the conference (with provisional titles):

Farrell Ackerman (UC San Diego):
'Predicates And Argument Selection: Grammatical Marking And Grammatical Functions'
Balthasar Bickel (Zurich):
'Government and Agreement: What's Where Why?'
Christian Lehmann (Erfurt):
'Conceptual Bases and Structural Correlates of Government'
Silvia Luraghi (Pavia):
'A Canonical Approach to Government and the Case For Variable Case'
Andrej Malchukov (MPI Leipzig):
'Predicting Case Frames Across Languages: A Competing Motivations Approach to (Differential) Case Marking'
Adam Przepiórkowski (Polish Academy Of Sciences, Warsaw):
'Automatic Acquisition of Subcategorisation from Large Text Corpora'
Ian Roberts (Cambridge):
'Government, Agreement and Minimality'
Peter Sells (SOAS London/York):
'A Declarative Perspective on Agreement and Government'
Andrew Spencer (Essex):
'Governed Cases vs Semantic Cases - A View From Morphology'
Nigel Vincent & Kersti Börjars (Manchester):
‘Arguments with Adjectives’

Participation of the non-UK speakers has been made possible thanks to a Conference Support Grant from the British Academy.

Wednesday 31 August 2011

9:00- 9:55
Registration

9:55-10:00
Welcome

10:00-11:00
Keynote Talk:
Conceptual Bases and Structural Correlates of Government
-Christian Lehmann (Erfurt)

11:00-11:30
Tea/Coffee

11:30-12:00
Syntactic Government and Subcategorisation: An Overview
-Anna Kibort (Cambridge & Surrey Morphology Group)

12:00-12:30
'Clausal Identity Types'
-Dorothee Beermann (NUST Trondheim)

12:30-13:00
Agreement and Government in Adjective Attribution Marking
-Michael Riessler (Freiburg)

13:00-14:15
Lunch

14:15-14:45
The Alternating Predicate Puzzle: Comparing Icelandic and German
-Johanna Barddal (Bergen) & Thorhallur Eythorsson (U of Iceland)

14:45-15:15
Verbal ‘Stem-Agreement’ in Algonquian Languages as Semantic-constructional Selectionality'
-Conor McDonough Quinn (Southern Maine)

15:15-15:45
Head and Dependent Marking and the Pamiri Verb: a Defaults-based Account in Network Morphology
-Andrew Hippisley & Greg Stump (Kentucky)

15:45-16:15
Tea/Coffee

16:15-17:00
Empirical Valency Research and the Problem of Predicting Syntactic Behaviour from Semantics
-Susen Faulhaber & Thomas Herbst (Erlangen)

17:00-18:00
Keynote talk:
Arguments with Adjectives
-Nigel Vincent & Kersti Borjars (Manchester)

Thursday 1 September 2011

9:00-10:00
Keynote Talk:
Government and Agreement: What's Where Why?
-Balthasar Bickel (Zurich)

10:00-10:30
Topic and Government in Thai, an Isolating Language
-Makoto Minegishi (UFS Tokyo)

10:30-11:00
Tea/Coffee

11:00-11:30
Gradience in Subcategorisation? Locative Phrases with Italian Verbs of Motion
-Michela Cennamo (Naples) & Alessandro Lenci (Pisa)

11:30-12:00
Looking for the Governor, or the Problem of Argument Status in Double-marking Languages. A Construction Grammar Perspective
-Eva Schultze-Berndt (Manchester)

12:00-13:00
Keynote Talk:
Predicates and Argument Selection: Grammatical Marking and Grammatical Functions
-Farrell Ackerman (UC San Diego)

13:00-14:15
Lunch

14:15-14:45
Complements and Their Form. A Generative Perspective
-Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge)

14:45-15:15
Non-subcategorized CP Arguments in German
-Jennifer Rau (UMass Amherst)

15:15-15:45
Tracking the Dependencies of Dependencies
-Niina Ning Zhang (CCU)

15:45-16:15
Tea/Coffee

16:15-17:00
Government in Dependency Grammar
-Timothy Osborne & Thomas Gross (Aichi)

17:00-18:00
Keynote Talk:
Government, Agreement and Minimality
-Ian Roberts (Cambridge)

19:30-23:00
Conference Dinner at Queens' College (Old Hall)

Friday 2 September 2011

9:00-10:00
Keynote Talk:
Predicting Case Frames Across Languages: A Competing Motivations Approach To (Differential) Case Marking
-Andrej Malchukov (MPI Leipzig)

10:00-10:30
To Agree or Not To Agree: What Variable Case Government Tells Us About Possessor Raising
-Joan Maling (Brandeis U)

10:30-11:00
Tea/Coffee

11:00-11:30
Structural Government Effects in Hungarian Locative Incorporation'
-Balazs Suranyi (RIL HAS)

11:30-12:00
'Case Government vs Case Agreement: Modelling Modern Greek Case Attraction Phenomena in LFG'
-Kakia Chatsiou (Essex)

12:00-13:00
Keynote Talk:
‘A Declarative Perspective on Agreement and Government'
-Peter Sells (SOAS London)

13:00-14:15
Lunch

14:15-14:45
'Modeling Subcategorization Through Co-occurrence: a Computational Lexical Resource for Italian Verbs'
-Gabriella Lapesa (Osnabruck) & Alessandro Lenci (Pisa)

14:45-15:15
'Fine-grained Valence Acquisition from Large Corpora for Treebank Grammars'
-Tejaswini Deoskar (Edinburgh)

15:15-15:45
'Learning Relational Nouns from Corpora'
-Berthold Crysmann (Bonn)

15:45-16:45
Poster/System Session
15:45-16:15
Tea/Coffee
'Syntactic Government Patterns in the Sketch Engine and in Syntagmatic Dictionaries for Estonian'
-Jelena Kallas (Tallinn)
'Government Models for Cross-lingual Transformations'
-Elena Kozerenko (IIP RAS)
'Directional Asymmetry in Agreement and Case-marking: Deriving Greenberg's Universals 33 and 41'
-Hisao Tokizaki (Sapporo)
'Valency Classes and the Coding of Arguments in the Leipzig Valency Project'
-Andrej Malchukov, Iren Hartmann, Martin Haspelmath, Bernard Comrie & Soren Wichmann (MPI Leipzig)

16:45-17:45
Keynote Talk:
'Automatic Acquisition of Subcategorisation from Large Text Corpora'
-Adam Przepiorkowski (PAS Warsaw)

Saturday 3 September 2011

9:00-10:00
Keynote Talk:
'A Canonical Approach to Government and the Case for Variable Case'
-Silvia Luraghi (Pavia)

10:00-10:30
'Modeling Variable Government in Russian Pseudosynonymous Verb-Preposition Constructions: A Construction Grammar Approach'
-Irina Iakovleva (Ulyanovsk)

10:30-11:00
Tea/Coffee

11:00-11:30
'On Adverbial Complements in German'
-Tibor Kiss, Antje Mueller & Claudia Roch (Bochum)

11:30-12:00
'Locative Particle Dependencies in Hungarian'
-Gyorgy Rakosi & Tibor Laczko (Debrecen)

12:00-13:00
Keynote Talk:
'Governed Cases vs Semantic Cases - A View from Morphology'
-Andrew Spencer (Essex)

13:00-14:00
Lunch

14:00
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