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Mon Feb 28 2011

Confs: Syntax, Semantics, General Ling, South Asian Langs/USA

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        1.     Rajesh Bhatt , UMass Workshop on South Asian Syntax and Semantics

Message 1: UMass Workshop on South Asian Syntax and Semantics
Date: 28-Feb-2011
From: Rajesh Bhatt <bhattlinguist.umass.edu>
Subject: UMass Workshop on South Asian Syntax and Semantics
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UMass Workshop on South Asian Syntax and Semantics
Short Title: WSASS

Date: 19-Mar-2011 - 20-Mar-2011
Location: Amherst, MA, USA
Contact: Rajesh Bhatt
Contact Email: fasal.workshopgmail.com
Meeting URL: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1329068/Treebank-Hyderabad/sass-
cfp.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Language Family(ies): Austro-Asiatic; Dravidian; Indo-Aryan; Indo-Iranian;
Tibeto-Burman
Meeting Description:

UMass Workshop on South Asian Syntax and Semantics
Date: March 19-20, 2011

Invited Speaker: Ashwini Deo

Goals

This workshop has two primary goals. The first is to provide a local venue
for discussion of formal work on various aspects of South Asian languages.
The second is to encourage discussion on the role of corpora and
computational resources (lexicons, PropBanks, treebanks) for formal
linguistic research and to solicit feedback for one such resource: the
currently under construction Hindi-Urdu Treebank, a current version of
which can be found at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1329068/Treebank-
Hyderabad/treebank.html. Authors are encouraged to consider this latter
goal, but this is not obligatory.

All talks will be at held in The French Lounge, Herter 301

Day 1: Saturday the 19th of March

9.00-9.30 Coffee & Welcome

Session 1: 9.30-11.00
1. Control and non-control - Alice Davison
2. On the Optionality Puzzle of Hindi Long-Distance Agreement - Stefan
Keine
3. Against Copy Control in Telugu - Madelyn Kissock

11.00-11.15: Break

Session 2: 11.15-12.45
1. Recent Advances in the Hindi/Urdu LFG Grammar - Sebastian Sulger
and Miriam Butt
2. A classification of dependencies in the Hindi/Urdu treebank - Ashwini
Vaidya and Samar Husain

Lunch: 12.45-2.00 [+ Demos]

Session 3: 2.00-4.00
1. Focus in Bangla - Arunima Chowdhury
2. Bangla and company: The Distribution of Associative Plurals in Bangla,
Japanese, and Mandarin
Chinese - Dustin Alfonso Chacon
3. Classification of the light verbs in Bangla - Sourav Syed
4. Incorporation and the nominal structure of Bangla - Priyanka Biswas

4.00-4.15: Coffee Break

Session 4: 4.15-5.15
1. Closest Conjunct Agreement in Hindi-Urdu and Serbo-Croatian: Different
solutions for the same
problem - Rajesh Bhatt and Martin Walkow
2. Disagree to Agree - Pritty Patel

5.15-5.30: Break

Invited Talk: 5.30-7.00
The Particular-Generic Copular Contrast in Indo-Aryan - Ashwini Deo

Party at 9 Myrtle: 8.00 -

Day 2: Sunday the 20th of March

9.15-9.30 Coffee

Session 5: 9.30-10.30
1. Two ways of arriving at the same meaning: nominal comparatives in
Malayalam - Mythili Menon
2. Height-Relative Determination of (Non-root) Modal Flavor: Evidence from
Hindi - Dave Kush

10.30-10.45: Break

Session 6: 10.45-11.45
1. Event completion requirements of Hindi and English perfectives - Sudha
Arunachalam
2. Clefting and left-dislocation facilitate accessibility at the discourse-level -
Rukshin Shaher,
Shravan Vasishth, and Narayanan Srinivasan

11.45-12.00: Break

Session 7: 12.00-1.30
1. Possessive Enclitics in Vedic - Mark Wenthe
2. Well-formedness Requirements on Tamil stems - Bhavani Saravanan
3. Degenerate Nouns in Hindi-Urdu - Peter Hook

1.30-- Lunch and Farewell

Any questions about the workshop can be directed to
bhattlinguist.umass.edu
Department of Linguistics, 150 Hicks Way, The University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, Massachusetts 0
1003-9274, USA
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