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From: Theresa Biberauer <mtb23cam.ac.uk>
Subject: 1st Cambridge Comparative Syntax Conference
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1st Cambridge Comparative Syntax Conference
Short Title: CamCoS 1
Date: 18-May-2012 - 19-May-2012
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Contact: Theresa Biberauer
Contact Email: mtb23cam.ac.uk
Meeting URL: http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/dtal/research/recos/camcos/
Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
The ERC-funded research project 'Rethinking Comparative Syntax' at the University of Cambridge is pleased to announce the first Cambridge Comparative Syntax conference (CamCoS 1).
The theme for this year's conference is 'Ergativity' and the invited speakers are Lisa Travis, Milan Rezac, Itziar Laka, Geoffrey Khan, Roberta D'Alessandro, and Jessica Coon.
If you would like to attend the presentations and join in the discussions, note that there is no fee, but we do ask you to please register before 13 May via http://www.doodle.com/8smi8hecwk25n5dq.
18 May: CamCOS warm-up event
Michelle Sheehan - Syntactic ergativity beyond the transitive clause
Alison Biggs - Detransitivising constructions in ergative languages
Ian Roberts - The Smuggling approach to ergativity: pros and cons
CamCoS Main Conference
Geoffrey Khan (Cambridge) - Ergativity in Neo-Aramaic
Roberta D'Alessandro (Leiden): An external look at ergativity: Comparing Hindi and Italian dialects
Milan Rezac (Paris VIII) - The structural ergative of Basque: Ergative-absolutive alternations and the nature of structural Case
Jessica Coon (McGill) - Taking ''ergativity'' out of split ergativity: A structural account of aspect and person splits
Itziar Laka (UPV/EHU)- Ergativity from within: representation and processing
Lisa Travis (McGill) - When a language becomes or ceases to be ergative
Closing discussion and Business Meeting
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