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LINGUIST List 24.3670

Wed Sep 18 2013

Confs: General Linguistics/Conneticut, USA

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 17-Sep-2013
From: Beata Moskal <beata.moskaluconn.edu>
Subject: 44th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society
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44th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society
Short Title: NELS 44


Date: 18-Oct-2013 - 20-Oct-2013
Location: Storrs, Connecticut, USA
Contact: Beata Moskal
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://nels44.uconn.edu

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The University of Connecticut will host the 44th annual meeting of the North East Linguistic Society on October 18-20, 2013.

In addition to the general session, there will be a special session called Locality across Domains. The notion of locality has played a prominent role throughout the development of linguistic theories and continues to do so today. The special session will explore locality restrictions in different modules of the grammar, and how these play in to the interfaces between them.

The invited speakers will be:

David Embick (UPenn)
Lisa Travis (McGill)
Colin Phillips (Maryland)

FRIDAY, 18 October

8:30 - 9:00
Registration + breakfast

9:00 - 9:15
Opening remarks

9:15 - 9:45
Coppe van Urk & Sam Steddy (MIT): A distributed morphology view of auxiliary splits in upper-Southern Italian

9:45 - 10:15
Hisako Takahashi (Mie University/Stony Brook University)
Crosslinguistic differences in NP-ellipsis within PPs: English, Chinese, and Japanese

10:15 - 10:45
Kyumin Kim (University of Calgary)
Refining the syntax of non-core arguments: P, applicative, and functional p

11:10 - 11:40
Julian Grove (University of Chicago)
The Lexical Semantics of 'Much': Conversion from Intervals to Degrees

11:40 - 12:10
Sergei Tatevosov (Lomonosov Moscow State University)
Perfectivity in Russian: A modal analysis

12:10 - 12:40
Peter Klecha (University of Chicago)
Modifying modals

14:00 - 15:15
Poster session 1

Tingchun Chen (MIT)
Restructuring in Squliq Atayal

Aaron Steven White (University of Maryland)
Factive-implicatives and modal complementizers (alternate)

Claire Bowern (Yale), Barry Alpher & Erich Round (University of Queensland)
Yidiny stress, length, and truncation reconsidered

Andrew Weir (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Fragment answers and the question under discussion

Mikael Vinka & Christian Waldmann (Umeå University)
Doing it in Swedish doesn't mean you've done it

Amanda Payne (University of Delaware): Restricting Phonology
Dissimilation as a subsequential process

Constantine Lignos (University of Pennsylvania) & Kyle Gorman (Oregon Health and Science University)
Toward lexical access mechanisms for regular and irregular forms

Alexandra Simonenko (McGill)
Semantics of the DP wh-island

Raffaella Zanuttini (Yale) & Judy Bernstein (William Paterson University)
The effects of the raising of tense on quantificational subjects

Andrea Beltrama & Ming Xiang (University of Chicago): Ungrammatical but comprehensible. Intrusive resumptives and the nature of acceptability judgments (alternate)

Ilaria Frana (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) & Kyle Rawlins (Johns Hopkins University)
'Mica' questions and bias

Laura Migliori (Leiden University)
V as a field: Evidence from the Latin verbal system

Neil Myler (NYU)
Predicative possession in Cochabamba Quechua: Syntax and interpretation

Yu Kyoung Shin (Sogang University)
A new look at determiners in early grammar: Phrasal quantifiers

15:15 - 15:45
Doreen Georgi (University of Leipzig)
Criterial vs intermediate movement steps: Opaque interactions of agree and merge

15:45 - 16:15
Will Oxford (University of Toronto)
The activity condition as a microparameter

16:15 - 16:45
Artemis Alexiadou, Florian Schaefer and Giorgos Spathas (University of Stuttgart)
Delimiting voice in Germanic: On object drop and naturally reflexive verbs

17:00 - 17:30
Heather Goad & Akiko Shimada (McGill)
/s/ can be a vocoid

17:30 - 18:00
Sharon Inkelas (University of California, Berkeley) & Stephanie Shih (Stanford/UC Berkeley) Unstable surface correspondence as the source of local conspiracies

18:00 - 19:00
Invited Speaker
Lisa Travis (McGill)

20:00 - Late
Conference dinner at the Nathan Hale Inn

Saturday, 19 October

8:45 - 9:15
Registration + breakfast

9:15 - 9:45
Chris Laterza, Dustin Chacón (University of Maryland), Jen Johnson, Ruth Kramer & Morgan Rood (Georgetown University)
Plural shifted indexicals are plural: Evidence from Amharic

9:45 - 10:15
Alex Drummond & Junko Shimoyama (McGill):
QR as an agent of vehicle change: Evidence from Japanese and Hindi comparatives

10:15 - 10:45
Moreno Mitrovic (University of Cambridge) & Uli Sauerland (ZAS, Berlin)
Decomposing coordination

11:10 - 11:40
Enrico Boone (Leiden University)
Exceptional movement is unexceptionally local

11:40 - 12:10
Anton Karl Ingason (University of Pennsylvania) & Jim Wood (Yale)
Clause-bounded movement: Stylistic fronting and phase theory

12:10 - 12:40
Hadas Kotek (MIT)
A new syntax/semantics for multiple questions

14:00 - 15:15
Poster session 2

Yusuke Kubota & Robert Levine (Ohio State University)
The scope (non-)anomaly of determiner gapping

Amanda Swenson & Paul Marty (MIT)
Malayalam taan: A local account for an anti-local form (alternate)

David Medeiros (University of Michigan)
Rethinking imperatives as a clause type

Eva Csipak (Georg-August University Göttingen) & Sarah Zobel (Eberhard-Karls University Tübingen)
A condition on the distribution of discourse particles across types of questions

Jaehoon Choi (University of Arizona)
Incorporation of some pragmatic aspects of jussive clauses into syntax

Wataru Uegaki (MIT)
Predicting the distribution of exhaustive inference in a QUD model

Alexei Kochetov & Avery Ozburn (University of Toronto)
Non-local laryngeal alternations in Lezgian: An agreement by correspondence analysis

David-Étienne Bouchard (University of Ottawa)
Fully elliptical comparatives

Shayne Sloggett (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Case licensing in processing: Evidence from German

Alexander Podobryaev (MIT)
Impostrous domains

Mengxi Yuan and Yurie Hara (City University of Hong Kong)
The semantics of the two kinds of questions in Mandarin: A case study of discourse adverbs

Alex Drummond (McGill)
Dahl's Paradigm: In defense of the crossover analysis

Andrea Beltrama (University of Chicago)
Scalar meaning in diachrony: The case of the suffix -issimo

Miranda McCarvel & Aaron Kaplan (University of Utah)
Positional faithfulness in harmonic grammar (alternate)

Carlo Geraci (CNRS, Institut Jean-Nicod)
Spatial syntax in your hands

15:15 - 19:00
Special session
Locality across domains

15:15 - 15:45
Sandra Stjepanovic (West Virginia University)
Left branch extraction and the coordinate structure constraint

15:45 - 16:15
Kobey Shwayder & Brittany McLaughlin (University of Pennsylvania)
The morphophonology of African American Vernacular English copula contraction: The case of i's, tha's, and wha's

16:15 - 16:45
Haoze Li (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) & Jess Law (Rutgers)
Focus intervention effects

17:00 - 17:30
Sayaka Goto (University of Maryland)
Locality/anti-locality and weak crossover effects

17:30 - 18:00
Kevin McMullin & Gunnar Ólafur Hansson (University of British Columbia)
Locality in long-distance phonotactics: Evidence for modular learning

18:00 - 19:00
Invited Speaker
David Embick (University of Pennsylvania)


Sunday, 20 October

8:45 - 9:00
Registration + breakfast

9:00 - 9:30
Lauren Eby Clemens (Harvard)
Evidence for prosodic recursion from pseudo-noun incorporation in Niuean

9:30 - 10:00
Marko Hladnik (Utrecht University)
Resumption in relative clauses between syntax and processing

10:00 - 10:30
Emily Atkinson, Aaron Apple, Kyle Rawlins & Akira Omaki (Johns Hopkins University)
Wh-island amelioration at the interfaces: Syntax, processing, and semantic distinctness

10:50 - 11:50
Invited Speaker
Colin Phillips (University of Maryland)

12:30 - 13:00
Aaron Hirsch & Martin Hackl (MIT)
Incremental presupposition evaluation in disjunction

13:00 - 13:30
Andrea Nicolae (Harvard)
NPIs in strongly exhaustive and disjunctive questions

13:30 - 14:00
Sam Alxatib (MIT)
Free choice disjunctions under 'only'

14:00 - 14:30
Closing remarks and business meeting



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