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LINGUIST List 25.697

Mon Feb 10 2014

Confs: General Linguistics/USA

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

Date: 09-Feb-2014
From: Veneeta Dayal <dayalrci.rutgers.edu>
Subject: Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 4
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Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 4
Short Title: FASAL 4

Date: 29-Mar-2014 - 30-Mar-2014
Location: New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Contact: Veneeta Dayal
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: https://sites.google.com/site/fslfour/home

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The Department of Linguistics at Rutgers University is proud to host the fourth Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages (FASAL 4) workshop. The main aim of this workshop is to provide a platform to discuss South Asian Linguistics from the perspective of formal syntax, semantics and morphology.

Invited Speakers:

Mark Baker (Rutgers)
Ayesha Kidwai (JNU)
Roger Schwarzschild (Rutgers)

Please visit our website to register:



Saturday 29th March (Van Dyck Hall: Room 211)

9 – 9:30

9.30 – 9.45
Opening remarks
Ken Safir, Chair, Department of Linguistics, Rutgers University
Veneeta Dayal, Department of Linguistics, Rutgers University

Why Say That: Complementizer Sources and their Extended Projections
Invited Talk by Ayesha Kidwai, Jawaharlal Nehru University

10.45 – 11.15
Alternative Questions in Kashmiri
Emily Manetta, University of Vermont

11.30 – 12.30
Poster Session I (Department of Linguistics: 18 Seminary Place)

12.30 – 2

2 – 2.30
Cardinality, Measurement and the Strong-Weak Quantifier in Bangla
Ellen O’Connor & Priyanka Biswas, University of Southern California

Going Gaga over –gaa: The Property Adverbializer in Telugu
Rahul Balusu, EFLU

Coffee Break

3.15 – 3.45
Reversible and Non-reversible Dative Subjects: A Structural Account
Alice Davison, University of Iowa

3:45 – 4:15
Default Case and the Involitive in Colloquial Sinhala
John Beavers & Cala Zubair, University of Texas (Austin) & University at Buffalo (SUNY)

4.15 – 5.15
On Case Assignment in Dative Subject Constructions in Dravidian: Tamil and Kannada
Invited Talk by Mark Baker, Rutgers University

Conference Party (Venue: TBA)

Sunday March 30th (Van Dyck Hall: Room 211)

10 – 10.30
The Interpretation of Infinitival Negation in Hindi-Urdu
Rajesh Bhatt & Vincent Homer, University of Massachusetts.

10:30 – 11.00
Early Knowledge of the OV Parameter Setting: Evidence from Hindi-Urdu
Anna Gavarró, Maya Leela, Luigi Rizzi and Julie Franck
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Università di Siena, Université de Genève

11:00 – 11:30
Word Order Effects on Long-distance Dependency Resolution, Within and Between Languages
Dustin Chacón, Mashrur Imtiaz, Shirsho Dasgupta, Sikder Monoare Murshed, Mina Dan and Colin Phillips
University of Maryland (College Park), University of Dhaka, University of Calcutta

11.45 – 12.45
Poster Session II (Department of Linguistics: 18 Seminary Pl)

12.45 – 2

2.00 – 2.30
Multiple Focus in Hindi-Urdu
Sakshi Bhatia, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2.30 – 3.00
Marathi –c: Identifying the Strongest True Alternative
Ashwini Deo, Yale University

3.00 – 4.00
Comparatives and Hindi
Invited Talk by Roger Schwarzschild, Rutgers University

End of Conference

Poster Session I
(Saturday 29th March: 11.30-12.30 in 18 Seminary Place)

Deepak Alok (JNU): On Two Forms of Magahi Nouns

Athulya Aravind (MIT): Restructuring -aan Predicates in Malayalam

Satarupa Das (Rutgers): Complex adjectives in Bangla

Ishani Guha (MIT): The Other je Clause in Bangla

Sujeewa Hettiarachchi (Univ.of Michigan):The Syntax of Sinhala Object Scrambling

Pritha Chandra & Gurmeet Kaur (IIT, Delhi):Two nominative Cases in Punjabi

Poster Session II
(Sunday 30th March: 11.45-12.45 in 18 Seminary Place)

Rajesh Bhatt & Stefan Keine (University of Massachusetts, Amherst):
Agreement Lowering and Auxiliary Deletion in Hindi-Urdu

Naira Khan (Stanford): Probing Bangla for perceptions of English Proficiency: An Experimental Study of Bangla English Code Switching

Mishka Mukherji (Independent Scholar): Bengali fixed-segment reduplication in Distributed Morphology and Correspondence Theory

Soumya Paloor (EFLU): The role of co-ordination particles in the composition of quantifiers in Malayalam

Rajiv Ranjan (University of Iowa): Issues in Magahi Agreement

Sandhya Sundaresan (University of Tromsø): The anaphora-agreement connection: new insights from Tamil

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