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LINGUIST List 23.4071

Tue Oct 02 2012

Confs: Computational Ling, General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 01-Oct-2012
From: Christen N. Madsen II <cnmadsen2gmail.com>
Subject: North East Linguistic Society
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North East Linguistic Society
Short Title: NELS 43

Date: 19-Oct-2012 - 21-Oct-2012
Location: New York City, NY, USA
Contact: Michelle Johnson
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://nels2012.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The 43rd annual meeting of the North East Linguistic Society will be held at the City University of New York on October 19-21, 2012. Invited speakers are Tarald Taraldsen (CASTL, University of Tromsø), Robert Frank (Yale University) and Juliette Blevins (CUNY Graduate Center). The general conference will be followed by a special one afternoon workshop on computation and theoretical linguistics. The workshop themes are: computational approaches to theoretical linguistics and the use of theoretical linguistics in computational systems.

Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society
October 19 - 21, 2012

CUNY Graduate Center
New York, New York

Starting in 1970 at MIT, the North East Linguistics Society (NELS) has been meeting yearly in October/November. This fall semester, the student-organized NELS will be hosted by the City University of New York for the third time for its 43rd meeting on October 19-21, 2012. The conference will be held at the CUNY Graduate Center and Hunter College and will be followed by a special one afternoon workshop on computational and theoretical linguistics.

The invited speakers are:
Tarald Taraldsen, University of Tromsø
Juliette Blevins, CUNY Graduate Center
Robert Frank, Yale University

Please visit our web site for information about travel and accommodations and for program and registration updates:


Registration: Student $100, Faculty $140, Grant/Institutional Supported $140

You are welcome to join us for a pre-registration reception on Thursday, October 18th from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM, which follows the CUNY Graduate Center Special Colloquium on East-Asian Linguistics featuring Peter Sells (University of York) and James Yoon (University of Urbana-Champaign) from 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM (registration not required).

The informal reception will include snacks and wine and a chance to mingle for those who get into NYC a night early.


Friday, October 19, 2012
Location: CUNY Graduate Center

8:00 - 9:15
Registration and Coffee

9:15 - 9:30
Opening Remarks

9:30 - 10:00
Barbara Citko, University of Washington and Martina Gracanin-Yuksek, Middle East Technical University
'Wh-coordination in free relatives'

10:00 - 10:30
Carlo Cecchetto, University of Milan Bicocca, Caterina Donati, University of Roma Sapienza and Mirta Vernica, University of Milan Bicocca
'Relative clauses vs clausal complements of nouns: Reversing the picture'

10:30 - 10:45
Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:15
Elliott Moreton and Katya Pertsova, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
'Pastry phonotactics'

11:15 - 11:45
Michael Becker, Indiana University and Maria Gouskova, New York University
'Source-oriented generalizations as grammar inference in yer deletion'

11:45 - 12:15
Eugene Buckley, University of Pennsylvania
'Spanish secondary stress without gradient alignment'

12:15 -1:45

1:45 - 2:45
Invited speaker: Tarald Taraldsen, University of Tromsø

2:45 - 4:45
Poster Session I (see list of posters below)

4:45 - 5:15
Dan Velleman, University of Texas at Austin
'Believe possible verbs: Would you believe they're possible after all?'

5:15 - 5:45
Peter Klecha, University of Chicago
'Modal constraints on temporal reference'

5:45 - 6:00
Coffee Break

6:00 - 6:30
Hazel Pearson, Center for General Linguistics (ZAS) Berlin
'A semantic theory of partial control '

6:30 - 7:00
Jessica Coon, McGill University
'Predication, predicate fronting, and what it takes to be a verb'

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Location: Hunter College

9:00 - 9:30
Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine and Hadas Kotek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
'Diagnosing covert pied-piping'

9:30 - 10:00
Gary Thoms, University of Edinburgh
'Constraints on exceptional ellipsis are only parallelism effects'

10:00 - 10:30
Dennis Ott and Mark de Vries, University of Groningen
'Right-dislocation as deletion'

10:30 - 10:45
Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:15
Philippe Schlenker, Institut Jean-Nicod, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), New York University and Jonathan Lamberton
'Iconic variables in ASL and LSF'

11:15 - 11:45
Seth Cable, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
'Distance distributivity and pluractionality in Tlingit (and beyond)'

11:45 - 12:15
Alan Bale, Concordia University and Jessica Coon, McGill University
'Classifiers are for numerals, not for nouns'

12:15 - 1:45
Lunch Break

1:45 - 2:45
Invited speaker: Juliette Blevins, CUNY Graduate Center

2:45 - 3:00
Coffee Break

3:00 - 3:30
Charles Yang, Kyle Gorman, Jennifer Preys and Margaret Borowczyk, University of Pennsylvania
'Productivity and paradigm gaps'

3:30 - 4:00
Annie Gagliardi, Harvard University, Alexis Wellwood and Jeff Lidz, University of Maryland
'With no help from syntax: Four models of meaning choice for novel adjectives'

4:00 - 5:30
Poster Session II (see list of posters below)

5:30 - 6:00
Alexandra Simonenko, McGill University
'Microvariation in head-exponent alignment: Finno-Ugric possessives'

6:00 - 6:30
Hyon Sook Choe, Yeungnam University
'The functional category COM(PARISON) and its double complement structure'

6:30 -7:00
Business Meeting

Conference Dinner

Sunday, October 21, 2012
Location: Hunter College

9:00 - 9:30
Norvin Richards and Coppe van Urk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
'On the architecture of long-distance extraction: Evidence from Dinka'

9:30 - 10:00
Andrew Weir, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
'Why-stripping targets Voice Phrase'

10:00 - 10:15
Coffee Break

10:15 - 10:45
Roberta D'Alessandro, LUCL Leiden and Tobias Scheer, University of Nice
'Modular PIC'

10:45 - 11:15
Elan Dresher, Christopher Harvey and Will Oxford, University of Toronto.
'Contrast shift as a kind of diachronic change'

11:15 - 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00
Guillaume Thomas, Institut Jean-Nicod, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
'Embedded imperatives in Mbyá'

12:00 - 12:30
Andreea Nicolae, Harvard University
'An alternative account of distribution of NPIs in interrogatives'

12:30 - 2:00
Lunch Break

2:00 - 3:00
Invited Speaker: Robert Frank, Yale University

3:00 - 3:15
Coffe Break

Workshop in Computational Linguistics

3:15 - 3:45
Kyle Gorman, University of Pennsylvania
'Categorical and gradient aspects of wordlikeness judgements'

3:45 - 4:15
Kevin Tang and Andrew Nevins, University College London
'Naturalistic Speech Misperception - A Computational Corpus-based Study'

4:15 - 4:25

4:25 - 4:55
Giorgio Magri, SFL and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Paris 8
'Restrictiveness of error-driven ranking algorithms'

4:55 - 5:25
Bruce Tesar, Rutgers University
'When Worst Is Best: Grammar Construction in Phonological Learning'


Poster Session I (Friday):

Boris Harizanov, University of California at Santa Cruz and Vera Gribanova
Stanford University.
'Inward sensitive contextual allomorphy and its conditioning factors'

Sangim Lee, New York University
'Syntax-based phonological asymmetries: The case of adjective reduplication in Mandarin Chinese'

Josef Fruehwald, University of Pennsylvania [ALT]
'Phonology has an early effect on sound changes'

Peter Jurgec, Meertens Institute [ALT]
'Morphology affects loanword phonology'

Maria Biezma, Daniel Siddiqi, Carleton University and Andrew Carnie, University of Arizona.
'Counterfactuality in non-standard subjunctive conditionals'

Lisa Bylinina, University of Utrecht.
'Judge-dependence in degree constructions'

Gregory Kierstead, Ohio State University [ALT]
'(Non-)speaker oriented conventional implicatures: A case study of Tagalog sana'

Timothy Leffel, New York University and University of Potsdam, Radek Šimik and Marta Wierzba, University of Potsdam
'Information structure and pronominal morphology in Basaá'

Yasutada Sudo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
'Person and number features on bound pronouns and the structure of indices'

Artemis Alexiadou, University of Stuttgart, Elena Anagnostopoulou, University of Crete and Susi Wurmbrand, University of Connecticut [ALT]
'Movement vs. long distance Agree in raising: Disappearing phases and feature valuation'

Alan Bale, Concordia University
'Agreement without AGREE: Disjunction in Mi'gmaq'

Matthew Barros, Rutgers University
'Else-modification as a diagnostic for pseudosluicing'

Jaehoon Choi, University of Arizona
'The locus of person feature, agreement, and DP/CP parallelism'

William Haddican, CUNY Queens College and Daniel Ezra Johnson, University of
'Focus effects on particle placement in English and the left periphery of PP'

Megumi Hasebe, Yokohama National University & Hideki Maki, Gifu University
'The that-adverb-trace effect in English: A visual analogue scale analysis'

Laura Kalin, Universtiy of California at Los Angeles
'Last resort structure building: Agreement and argument licensing in Senaya'

Dalina Kallulli, University of Vienna
'Bavarian parasitic gaps revisited'

Eunah Kim, Myeong Hyeon Kim and James Yoon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
'An experimental investigation of on-line and off-line binding properties of Korean reflexive'

Neil Myler, New York University
'Cliticization feeds agreement: A view from Quechua'

Maziar Toosarvandani & Coppe van Urk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
'Directionality and intervention in nominal concord: Evidence from Zazaki ezafe'

Jean Crawford, University of Connecticut
'Verbal passives in child English: Evidence from judgments of purpose phrases'

Michael Frazier, Northewestern University
'Argument structure-driven parsing in Tagalog Masaya'

Poster Session II (Saturday):

Allan Jay Schwade, University of California at Santa Cruz
'Modality matters: What online adaptations can tell us about loanwords'

Sam Steddy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
'A regular rule of palatalization in Italian verbs'

Karthik Durvasula and Jimin Kahng, Michigan State University
'Phonological alternations modulate illusory vowel perception'

Jeremy Kuhn, New York University
'Harmony via positive agreement: Evidence from trigger-based count effects'

Kristen Syrett, Georgia Simon & Kirsten Nisula, Rutgers University
'Speakers and hearers use prosody to disambiguate scopally-ambiguous sentences'

Hanna de Vries, University of Utrecht [ALT]
'Lexical distributivity with group nouns and property indefinites'

Erin Zaroukian, Johns Hopkins University
'(Just) about: An analysis'

Esra Kesici, Cornell University
'Embedded root phenomena in Turkish: A paratactic analysis of ki-clauses'

Diego Pescarini, University of Padua
'Double object constructions and the PCC: Evidence from Italian'

Marcel Pitteroff and Florian Schäfer, University of Stuttgart
'The argument structure of reflexively marked anticausatives and middles: Evidence from datives'

Jelena Runic, University of Connecticut [ALT]
'A new look at argument ellipsis: Evidence from Slavic'

Michelle Sheehan, University of Cambridge
'Partial control, inflected infinitives and defective intervention'

Gianina Iordachioaia, University of Stuttgart [ALT]
'The interaction between NP and DP in nominalizations'

Tara McAllister Byun, New York University and Sharon Inkelas, University of California at Berkeley
'Child consonant harmony and phonologization of performance errors'

Aaron Steven White, Rachel Dudley, Valentine Hacquard and Jeffrey Lidz, University of Maryland [ALT]
'Discovering classes of attitude verbs using subcategorization frame distributions'

Lauren Yoshida, Morgan Ackerman Purrier and Rebekah Ward, Northwestern University
'The processing of backward sluicing'

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