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Confs: Syntax, General Linguistics/Germany

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        1.     Lilia Schürcks , Minimalist Program: Quo Vadis?

Message 1: Minimalist Program: Quo Vadis?
Date: 27-Aug-2011
From: Lilia Schürcks <lschuercuni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Minimalist Program: Quo Vadis?
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Minimalist Program: Quo Vadis?
Short Title: MinWork


Date: 03-Oct-2011 - 06-Oct-2011
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Contact: Lilia Schuercks, Peter Kosta, Steven Franks
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.uni-potsdam.de/wsmp

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

Keynote Speakers:

Marcel den Dikken
Norbert Hornstein
Richard Kayne
Jairo Nunes
Uli Sauerland
Anna Maria di Sciullo
Juan Uriagereka

The Minimalist Program is a trend in recent generative syntax which subjects to critical scrutiny – and, if possible, eliminates – all constructs that are not virtually conceptually necessary. Since the minimal task of syntax is to mediate between form and meaning, the question is to what extent all aspects of our model of syntax derive from the bare output conditions imposed by these conceptually essential interfaces with form and meaning. More generally, one can ask about the overall architecture of such a grammar: What levels of representation does a viable minimalist grammar need to have?; How are syntactic representations constructed?; and How are these representations interpreted at the interfaces?

The purpose of the proposed workshop is to bring together scholars concerned with these broader issues, but who are also engaged in providing detailed analysis to specific linguistic problems and who work on a variety of languages, in order to explore new ways of understanding the organization of grammar and the workings of language.


Conference Program

Monday, October, 3rd

Conference Venue:
Campus Neues Palais, House 12, 2nd floor, room ‘Obere Mensa’

9.00 – 10.00
Registration

10.00 – 10.30
Opening Addresses
Chancellor of the University of Potsdam, Dr. Thomas Grünewald
Dean of the Faculty of Letters, Prof. Dr. Johann Hafner
Dr. Lilia Schürcks (on behalf of the Organizing Committee)

10.30 – 11.30
Invited talk: On Feature Inheritance
Marcel den Dikken (The City University of New York)

11.30 – 12.15
Forum Discussion
Melita Stavrou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

12.15 – 13.30
Lunch Break

13.30 – 14.00
Roger Martin (Yokohama National University)/Juan Uriagereka (University of Maryland)
On the Nature of Chains in Minimalism

14.00 – 14.30
Andrei Antonenko (Stony Brook University)
Feature-based Binding in the Minimalist Framework

14.30 – 15.00
Ángel J. Gallego (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Labels and Anchors

15.00 – 15.30
Hedde Zeijlstra (University of Amsterdam)
On the Uninterpretability of Interpretable Features

15.30 – 16.10
Discussion

16.10 – 16.30
Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.00
Naoyuki Akaso (Nagoya Gakuin University)/Tomoko Haraguchi (Nanzan University)
Adverbs and Nominative/Genitive Conversion in Japanese Relative Clauses

17.00 – 17.30
Lena Baunaz (University of Geneva)
How to Deal with Dependencies? Look in More Details at your Complementizers!

17.30 – 18.00
Toru Ishii (Meiji University/MIT)
Long-Distance Passives and the Major Subject Construction in Japanese

18.00 – 18.30
Discussion

Tuesday, October, 4th

Conference Venue:
Campus Neues Palais, House 12, 2nd floor, room ‘Obere Mensa’

9.30 – 10.30
Invited talk: Basic Operations: A Minimalist Strategy?
Norbert Hornstein (University of Maryland)

10.30 – 11.15
Forum Discussion
Manfred Bierwisch (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

11.15 – 11.30
Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.00
Susi Wurmbrand (University of Connecticut)
The Merge Condition: A Syntactic Approach to Selection

12.00 – 12.30
Mihaela Marchis (Hamburg Universität)
Minimal Link Constraint Violations: Move vs. Agree

12.30 – 13.00
Alexandra Motut/Kenji Oda (University of Toronto)
What Do we Mean by ‘Local’?: An Expanded Search Domain Unifying Merge and Move

13.00 – 13.30
Discussion

13.30 – 14.30
Lunch Break

14.30 – 15.30
Invited talk: Some Thoughts on Syntax in 2011
Richard Kayne (New York University)

15.30 – 16.15
Forum Discussion
Luka Szucsich (Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin)

16.15 – 16.30
Coffee Break

16.30 – 17.00
Michael Diercks (Pomona College)/Marjo van Koppen (University of Utrecht)/Michael Putnam (Penn State University)
The Directionality of Agree: Can a Universal be Established?

17.00 – 17.30
Francesco Grande (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore de Milano/Università di Pisa)
Antisymmetric Predicate Inversion in the Arabic DP: Deriving XP-Raising and Case

17.30 – 18.00
Alex Drummond (Durham University)
Single Output Syntax

18.00 – 18.30
Discussion

Wednesday, October, 5th

Conference Venue:
Campus Neues Palais, House 12, 2nd floor, room ‘Obere Mensa’


9.30 – 10.30
Invited talk: Edge Features and Adjunct Control
Jairo Nunes (University of Sao Paulo)

10.30 – 11.15
Forum Discussion
Hans-Martin Gärtner (ZAS Berlin)

11.15 – 11.30
Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.30
Invited talk: Sentence Embedding within Biolinguistics
Uli Sauerland (ZAS Berlin)

12.30 – 13.15
Forum Discussion
Peter Kosta (Universität Potsdam)

13.15 – 14.30
Lunch Break

14.30 – 15.00
Andreas Trotzke/Markus Bader (Universität Konstanz)
Performance-Grammar Correspondence and the Minimalist Program: The Case of Multiple Center-Embedding

15.00 – 15.30
Teodora Radeva-Bork (University of Vienna)
Computations at the Interfaces in Child Grammar: Evidence from Bulgarian

15.30 – 16.00
Scott C. Thomas (Alexandria, Virginia)
Significant Parameterizations Can Follow Simply from Highly Particular Properties of Language Development

16.00 – 16.30
Discussion

16.30 – 17.00
Coffee Break

17.00 – 18.00
Invited talk: Regarding the Third Factor
Juan Uriagereka (University of Maryland)

18.00 – 18.45
Forum Discussion
Lilia Schürcks (Universität Potsdam)

Thursday, October, 6th

Conference Venue:
Campus Neues Palais, House 12, 2nd floor, room ‘Obere Mensa’


9.30 – 10.30
Invited talk: I-Morphology, Operations, Interfaces, and Complexity
Anna Maria Di Sciullo (Université de Montréal)

10.30 – 11.15
Forum Discussion
Gisbert Fanselow (Universität Potsdam)

11.15 – 11.30
Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.00
Michelle Sheehan (University of Cambridge)/Wolfram Hinzen (University of Durham)/Ulrich Reichard (University of Durham)
Radicalizing the Interface: a Case Study of Intensionality

12.00 – 12.30
Natalia Slioussar (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS/St. Petersburg State University)
The Relation between the Linguistic Competence and Performance and the Architecture of the Grammar

12.30 – 13.00
Renato Lacerda (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
Information and Syntax: Quantifier Floating in Brazilian Portuguese

13.00 – 13.30
Discussion

13.30 – 14.30
Lunch Break

14.30 – 15.00
Peter Herbeck (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)
The (Non-)Existence of Empty Categories

15.00- 15.30
Mihaela Marchis/Mariana Bandeira/Elena Kireva (Universität Hamburg)
Subject vs. Object (Backward) Control in MTC

15.30 – 15.50
Discussion

16.00 – 16.30
Dennis Ott (University of Groningen)
Eliminating Constructions: the Case of Dislocation

16.30 – 17.00
Phoevos Panagiotidis (University of Cyprus)
A Minimalist Approach to Roots

17.00 – 17.20
Discussion

17.20
Final Word



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