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LINGUIST List 24.1801

Tue Apr 23 2013

Confs: Syntax/UK

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

Date: 23-Apr-2013
From: Jenneke van der Wal <jennekevanderwalgmail.com>
Subject: 2nd Cambridge Comparative Syntax Conference
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2nd Cambridge Comparative Syntax Conference
Short Title: CamCoS 2


Date: 10-May-2013 - 11-May-2013
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Contact: Theresa Biberauer
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/dtal/research/recos/camcos/

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Meeting Description:

The second Cambridge Comparative Syntax conference (CamCoS 2) now has its programme and registration up for a great two-day event, running 10-11 May 2013.

The first day presents general comparative syntactic research, and the second day features invited speakers (Enoch Aboh, David Beaver, Daniel Büring, Aritz Irurtzun, Ad Neeleman & Hans van de Koot, Stavros Skopeteas, Susanne Winkler) on the theme 'Focus'.

All the information can be found on the ReCoS/CamCoS homepage http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/dtal/research/recos/camcos/index.html, where you will find the programme http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/dtal/research/recos/camcos/camcos2-programme.html (with pre-conference presentations by ReCoS on Thursday evening, two days of interesting talks and a conference dinner), local information http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/dtal/research/recos/camcos/camcos2-general.html on travel and accommodation, and the link for registration http://onlinesales.admin.cam.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=709&deptid=164&catid=424.

As we need to know the number of people who will be attending, please register before 25 April and get the early bird rate (£10 for students, £40 standard)!

Thursday, 9 May 2013 - pre-conference ReCoS presentations

Venue: Old Library, Darwin College

17.00 - 17.15
Ian Roberts
Introduction to ReCoS

17.15 - 18.00
Jenneke van der Wal
Features of discourse-configurationality

18.00 - 18.30
Break

18.30 - 19.15
Tim Bazalgette TBA

19.15 - 20.00
Theresa Biberauer
Predicate doubling and the representation of [focus] and [topic]

Friday, 10 May 2013

Venue: Keynes Hall, King’s College

8.15 - 9.00
Registration and Coffee

9.00 - 9.40
Mara Frascarelli and Ángel Jiménez-Fernández
Focus fronting and specificity effects at the discourse-grammar interface

9.40 - 10.20
Ekaterina Chernova
What moves where in Slavic languages: Rethinking a Q-based theory

10.20 - 11.00
Piotr Cegowski
Two facets of non-obligatory control; the case of gerundive complements in Polish

11.00 - 11.20
Coffee break

11.20 - 12.00
George Walkden and Anne Breitbarth
Sociolinguistic typology and syntactic complexity

12.00 - 12.40
John C. Wakefield
Comparing the syntax of discourse particles: Segmental vs. suprasegmental

12.40 - 14.00
Lunch break

14.00 - 14.40
Norma Schifano, University of Cambridge
Micro-variation in the verbal domain: Evidence from Romance

14.40 - 15.20
Troy Messick, University of Connecticut
Does competition play a role in MaxElide?

15.20 - 15.40
Coffee break

15.40 - 16.20
Jacek Witkoš, Adam Mickiewicz University
Parametrizing subject and object control

16.20 - 17.00
Gary Thoms and George Walkden
VP preposing and the PBC

17.00
Poster session and drinks in the Munby Room

Gréte Anna Dalmi
The feature geometry of 3SG generic subjects vs. 3SG referential subjects

David Erschler
Clause-internal complementizers and phonological lowering: Evidence from Ossetic

Anna Roussou and Christos Vlachos
Focus at the interfaces... and relieve syntax

Orsolya Tánczos
From head-final to head-initial: The intermediate state of the Udmurt language

19.30
Conference dinner at The Vaults

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Venue: Keynes Hall, King’s College

8.30 - 9.00
Coffee

9.00 - 10.00
Daniel Büring, University of Vienna
F-Markers and F-Projection

10.00 - 11.00
Aritz Irurtzun, CNRS
Focus on the architecture of grammar

11.00 - 11.30
Coffee break

11.30 - 12.30
Ad Neeleman and Hans van de Koot, University College London
Towards a unified encoding of contrast and scope

12.30 - 14.00
Lunch break

14.00 - 15.00
Enoch Aboh, University of Amsterdam
Information structure: The cartographic way

15.00 - 16.00
Stavros Skopeteas, University of Bielefeld
Focus expression and language change: From V-final to V-initial

16.00 - 16.30
Coffee break

16.30 - 17.30
Susanne Winkler, University of Tübingen
Focus and ellipsis: An empirical study of complex sluicing

17.30 - 18.30
David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin
Focus, alternatives, questions

For registration information, please see:

http://onlinesales.admin.cam.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&prodid=709&deptid=164&catid=424



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