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LINGUIST List 24.858

Sun Feb 17 2013

Confs: Syntax/Canada

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

Date: 15-Feb-2013
From: Ivona Kucerova <ivonaalum.mit.edu>
Subject: Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton Workshop in Syntax
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Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton Workshop in Syntax
Short Title: MOTH

Date: 02-Mar-2013 - 02-Mar-2013
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Ivona Kucerova
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~linguistics/MOTH/

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Meeting Description:

The first Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton workshop in syntax brings together graduate students and faculty from four Canadian universities: McGill, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, and McMaster for a day workshop concentrating on syntax.

9-9:30 Breakfast

9:30-11:30 (Talks 20+10)
- Julianne Doner (University of Toronto): A Typology of EPP-Checking Mechanisms
- Michelle Yuan (University of Toronto): On the phasal status of DP in Inuktitut
- Michael David Hamilton (McGill University): Diagnostics for wh-movement in Mi’gmaq: Two outta three ain’t bad!
- Tharanga Weerasooriya (University of Ottawa): Wh-in situ questions in Sinhala- a prosodic account

11:30-11:45 Break

11:45-12:45 Invited talk
- Éric Mathieu (University of Ottawa): Many a plural

12:45-2 Lunch

2-2:50 Poster talks (5 mins each):
- Maayan Adar (McGill University): Individual and event existentials in Tagalog
- Stephanie Assmann (McMaster University): Auxiliary Alternation in the German Perfect Construction
- Cassandra Chapman (McMaster University): Do we really need the EPP? The case of Modern French
- Brandon J. Fry (University of Ottawa): Late adjunction: A critical review of the literature
- Nicté Fuller Medina (University of Ottawa): Do-verb constructions in Spanish-English data: Evidence for flavors of v
- Olena Kit (McMaster University): Extending the generic middle analysis to Slavic languages
- Danielle Moed (McMaster University): An Eye-Tracking Study of English Middle Constructions

2:50-3:30 Posters/coffee

3:30-4:30 (Talks 20+10)
- Safieh Moghaddam & Monica Irimia (University of Toronto): On Split Ergativity - evidence from Davani
- Rebecca Tollan (University of Toronto): Deriving morphological ergativity in Basque

4:30-5:30 Invited talk
- Bronwyn Bjorkman & Elizabeth Cowper (University of Toronto): Possession and necessity: From individuals to worlds

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