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Confs: Workshop on Limits of Syntax, DIGS 4th Conference

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  2. DUPUIS FERNANDE, DIGS 4th conference

Message 1: Workshop on the Limits of Syntax

Date: Mon, 02 Oct 1995 07:10:19 Workshop on the Limits of Syntax
From: "L.McNally" <mcnallyupf.es>
Subject: Workshop on the Limits of Syntax

		
 THE CENTER FOR COGNITIVE SCIENCE
			 and the
		 DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS
 of
 		 The Ohio State University
 Announce


 WORKSHOP ON THE LIMITS OF SYNTAX


 		 December 9th & 10th, 1995
 			9:00 am to 6:00 pm


 	 	 Confirmed Invited Participants:

 		Ray Jackendoff 		Craige Roberts	
 		Pauline Jacobson	Michael Rochemont
 		Robert Kluender 	Nomi Erteschik-Shir
 		Rita Manzini 		Enric Vallduvi
 		Ellen Prince		Jan-Wouter Zwart
 		Tanya Reinhart		


 Over the past thirty-five years, generative grammarians have made a
 great deal of progress in understanding human language by
 characterizing a very wide range of linguistic phenomena in syntactic
 terms. This inquiry has focused on developing theories that illuminate
 speaker competence, and it has led to many interesting and successful
 predictions about similarities and differences across languages.
 However, as this research has grown to incorporate a greater variety of
 within-language and cross-linguistic data, it has become increasingly
 clear that certain phenomena that have been given widely-accepted
 syntactic explanations (for instance, constraints on question formation
 or the distribution of pronouns) quite possibly cannot be analyzed in
 exclusively syntactic terms without an undesirable impact on the
 explanatory value of the syntactic theories themselves.

 The purpose of this NSF-sponsored workshop is to explore seriously the
 question of how the greater incorporation of nonsyntactic explanations
 into linguistic research could deepen our understanding of problematic
 linguistic phenomena and, at the same time, strengthen syntactic theory.


 LOCATION:

 The workshop will be held at:

 The Ramada University Hotel
 3110 Olentangy River Road
 Columbus, OH

near the Ohio State University campus. Visitors to the Workshop are
very welcome. For information on the schedule and accommodations in the
area near the Workshop, please contact Jane Harper at the Center for
Cognitive Science (harper.17osu.edu). Mailing address:

Mrs. Jane Harper
Center for Cognitive Science
The Ohio State University
1961 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-292-8200
Fax: 614-292-0321

If you are intending to attend the Workshop, please inform us as soon
as possible so that we can be assured of accommodating all visitors.
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Message 2: DIGS 4th conference

Date: Mon, 02 Oct 1995 16:52:24 DIGS 4th conference
From: DUPUIS FERNANDE <digs4er.uqam.ca>
Subject: DIGS 4th conference

4th DIACHRONIC GENERATIVE SYNTAX CONFERENCE (DIGS4)

OCTOBER 31, NOVEMBER 1 & 2 1995

DEPARTEMENT DE LINGUISTIQUE
UNIVERSITE DU QUEBEC A MONTREAL

PROGRAM
October 31, 1995:

9.00 to 9.15 Opening Remarks

9.15 to 10.15
Jean-Yves Pollock, Invited Speaker, Universite d'Amiens & MIT
Notes on the Historical Syntax of French Infinitives : on the Morphological=

10.15 to 10.55
Susan Garrett, University of Pennsylvania
Spanish Negation from the 12th to 17th Century

10.55 to 11.15 BREAK

11.15 to 11.55
Fred Weerman, Utrecht University
The Structure of Case

11.55 to 12.35
Cecilia Falk, University of Lund
Lexical Case in the History of Swedish

LUNCH

14.00 to 15.00
Giuseppe Longobardi, Invited Speaker, Universita degli Studi, Venice
Sound Laws, Grammaticalization and Syntactic Reconstruction: The Evolution
of French "CHEZ"

15.00 to 15.40
Aafke Hulk, University of Amsterdam
>From CP to FP: Imperatives, Pronouns and Verb Movement in the History of
French

15.40 to 16.20
Nigel Duffield, McGill University
Pronominal Enclisis and Postposing in the History of Irish

16.20 to 16.40 BREAK

16.40 to 17.20
Roumyana Izvorski, University of Pennsylvania
The Syntax of Clitics in the History of Bulgarian

17.20 to 18.30
Ian Roberts, Invited Speaker, University of Wales
Some Remarks on the Development of the Romance Clitics

19.00
WELCOME COCKTAIL

November 1, 1995:

9.00 to 10.00=20
John Lumsden, Invited Speaker, UQAM
On Some Cognitive Processes of Creolization

10.00 to 10.40
Hideki Maki, University of Connecticut
Kakarimusubi in the Minimalist Program

10.40 to 11.00 BREAK

11.00 to 11.40
Claudia Iulianella
On Verb & Subject Position in the Novellino

11.40 to 12.20
Ulrike Demske, University of Tuebigen
Prenominal Genitive Phrases as Definite Determiners

LUNCH

WORKSHOP ON CORPORA
14.00 to 15.00
Anthony Kroch, Invited Speaker, University of Pennsylvania
The Time Course of Syntactic Change

15.00 to 16.00
Christiane Marchello-Nizia, Invited Speaker, ENS Fontenay-Saint Cloud - Ins-
titut
Universitaire de France

Why and How to treat Low-frequency Phenomena in Historical Linguistic

16.00 to 16.15 BREAK

16.15 to 18.00
WORKSHOP DISCUSSION
Participants
Susan Pintzuk, Ans van Kemenade, Beatrice Santorini, Anthony Kroch, Christi-
ane, Marchello Nizia,Denise Daoust, Henrietta Cedergren, Monique Lemieux,
Fernande Dupuis, Monique Dufresne, Francois Daoust.

18.00 to 18.30 BUSINESS MEETING

November 2, 1995:

9.00 to 10.00=20
Ans Van Kemenade, Invited Speaker, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
V2, Clitics and Negation from Old to Early Modern English

10.00 to 10.40
Mark D. Arnold, University of Maryland
The Loss of V-Raising in English: The Contribution of the Syntatic Trigger

10.40 to 11.00 BREAK

11.00 to 11.40
Susan Pintzuk, University of York
>From OV to VO in the History of English

11.40 to 12.20
Thorhallur Eythorsson, University of Iceland
The Distribution of V2 in Old Germanic

LUNCH

14.00 to15.00
Hilda Koopman, Invited Speaker, UCLA
Antisymmetry and Language Change

15.00 to 15.40
Paola Crisma, Universita di Venezia
The Diachronic Development of the Article in English

15.40 to 16.00 BREAK

16.00 to 16.40
John Lumsden, UQAM
Parametric Variation in Grammatical Features and Agreement

16.40 to 17.40
Marisa Rivero, Invited Speaker, University of Ottawa
Diachrony and the Status of Greed as an Economy Principle

17.40 to 18.00
Monique Lemieux, UQAM
Concluding Remarks


ALTERNATE SPEAKERS
Jose Bonneau, McGill University & Pierre Pica, CNRS, Argumenthood and Confi-
gurations in Old and Middle English
Rajesh Bhatt, University of Pennsylvania, Phrase-Structure Change and The
Loss of Narrative Inversion in Kashmiri
Peter Ackema, Utrecht University, Changes in Auxiliary Selection in Unaccus-
ative Perfects

REGISTRATION FEES:
Registration fees include the book of abstracts, coffee breaks and the welc-
ome cocktail.
Pre-registration, before October 15, 1995:
Non-students $50.00 CND, Students $20.00 CND
During the Conference : Non-students $60.00 CND, Students $25.00 CND

BANQUET
The Conference banquet will take place on November 1.=20
Price (four courses, wine included): $30.00 CND.

Please send checks or money orders made to:
Universite du Quebec a Montreal
to the following address:
DIGS 4
Departement de Linguistique
Universite du Quebec a Montreal
C.P. 8888, Succ. Centre-Ville
Montreal (Quebec)
CANADA H3C 3P8

CONFERENCE LOCATION
The Conference will take place at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal.
Tuesday AM, October 31: Pavillon de Design, 1220 rue Sanguinet, Room DE-256-
0.
The remaining of the Conference will take place in Pavillon Athanase David,
1430 rue St-Denis, Room D-R200

HOUSING:
We have made arrangements witht the Travelodge Hotel, (a five minute walk
>From UQAM).
*Participants should make their own reservation.
*We strongly recommend you to make your reservation before
October 23; don't forget to mention that you will be attending the DIGS4
 Conference.

Hotel Travelodge=D1Montreal Centre
50 boul. Rene-Levesque Ouest
Montreal (Quebec)
H2Z 1A2

Tel.:(514) 874-9090 or 1 800 578-7878,Fax:(514) 874-0907
Single:$52.00 Breakfasts:
Twin:$52.00 Continental:$6.75
Double:$52.00 American:$8.50
Triple:$59.00
Quad:$66.00=20

TRANSPORTATION:
From=20Mirabel Airport:
bus $15.00Taxi:Around $65.00
>From Dorval Airport:
bus $9.00 Taxi: Around $30.00

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT : ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Monique Dufresne or Fernande Dupuis=09e-mail: DIGS4uqam.ca
fax:(514) 987-4652
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