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LINGUIST List 23.1546

Tue Mar 27 2012

Confs: Germanic, Syntax/USA

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Date: 25-Mar-2012
From: Robert Frank <bob.frankyale.edu>
Subject: 27th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop
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27th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop
Short Title: CGSW27


Date: 31-May-2012 - 01-Jun-2012
Location: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Contact: Bob Frank
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://whitney.ling.yale.edu/cgsw27

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Language Family(ies): Germanic

Meeting Description:

The 27th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop, which is being organized by the Linguistics Departments at Yale University and the University of Connecticut, will be held at Yale University from May 31 to June 1, 2012.

Invited Speakers:

Marcel den Dikken (CUNY Graduate Center)
Caroline Heycock (University of Edinburgh)
Angelika Kratzer (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Thursday, 31 May 2012

9:30-9:45
Welcome

9:45-10:25
Deep properties of surface pronouns: Pronominal predicate anaphors in Germanic
Kristine Bentzen, Jason Merchant, and Peter Svenonius

10:25-11:05
Ellipsis licensing and the variety of verb movement in Germanic
Gary Thoms

11:05-11:25
Coffee Break

11:25-12:05
Attributive Adjectives in German and Norwegian: Two Types of Weak Endings
Dorian Roehrs and Marit Julien
12:05-12:45
Affix stranding and agreement: Romance and Germanic predicative adjectives
Erik Schoorlemmer

12:45-2:15
Lunch

2:15-2:55
Predicate-doubling in Germaic contact varieties: Afrikaans meets Trinidad dialectal English and Yiddish
Theresa Biberauer

2:55-3:35
The syntax of external arguments in derived nominal
Artemis Alexiadou, Mariangeles Cano, Gianina Iordăchioaia, Fabienne Martin and Florian Schaefer

3:35-3:55
Coffee Break

3:55-4:35
The syntax and semantics of analytic causatives: a Romance-German contrasts
Marcel Pitteroff and Cinzia Campanini

4:35-5:35
Invited Talk
Marcel den Dikken

Friday, 1 June 2012

9:15-10:15
Invited Talk
Angelika Kratzer

Special Session on Syntactic Variation of English Dialects

10:15-10:55
Long-distance reflexives and the role of syntactic environments
Sara Loss

10:55-11:15
Coffee Break

11:15-11:55
This Syntax Needs Studied
Elspeth Edelstein

11:55-12:35
On "coming the pub" in the North West of England: Accusative Unaccusatives, Dependent Case and Preposition Incorporation
Neil Myler

12:35-2:00
Lunch

2:00-2:40
Hierarchy and order in verb clusters
Klaus Abels

2:40-3:20
Wh-dependencies without movement in Germanic
Bradley Larson

3:20-3:40
Coffee Break

3:40-4:20
Turning Objects into Locations in English and Mainland Scandinavian
Gillian Ramchand and Bjorn Lundquist

4:20-5:20
Invited Talk
Caroline Heycock

Alternates:

Daniel Gutzmann and Katharina Turgay
Expressive intensifiers in German. Syntax-semantics mismatches

Federica Cognola
Scrambling in Mocheno: on the structure of the lower portion of CP and its interaction with the V2 constraint

Hedde Zeijlstra
What is right to say about light negation?



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