LINGUIST List 6.1500

Wed Oct 25 1995

Confs: Northeastern Ling Society (NELS)

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  1. Martha Jo Mcginnis, NELS announcement

Message 1: NELS announcement

Date: Tue, 24 Oct 1995 10:20:43 NELS announcement
From: Martha Jo Mcginnis <marthajoMIT.EDU>
Subject: NELS announcement

Here is the final schedule for NELS 26, to be hosted jointly by Harvard and
MIT. Please check our our WWW page at for more

Registration will be at the location of the talks, and will begin at 8:15 am
on Friday, continuing open on Saturday and Monday. Just to give you the full
experience of Harvard and MIT, we have arranged a new location for each
day's talk, as well as for the publishers' exhibits. Friday and Saturday will
be at Harvard, including the talk by keynote speaker Noam Chomsky and the
party at Boylston Hall; Sunday and the Monday workshops will be at MIT.
The business meeting will be at lunchtime on Saturday.

We look forward to seeing you at NELS!

-The NELS 26 Organizing Committee
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 *	Friday 2-5, Saturday all day: Emerson Hall 106, Harvard *
 *		Sunday all day: 4-149, MIT			 *
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 NELS 26
 Harvard/MIT, October 27-30, 1995
 Main Program Schedule

Friday, October 27, 1995
Harvard University Museum 100
9:00 Ur Shlonsky, U. of Geneva
 Subject Agreement and the IP Sandwich
9:30 Daniel Silverman, UCLA
 Optimal and Sub-Optimal Timing Relations Between Stops,
 Vowels and Vocal Fold Spreading
10:00 Carson T. Schuetze, MIT
 Korean "Case Stacking" Isn't: Unifying Non-Case Uses
 of Case Particles
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 William Philip and Peter Coopmans, U. of Utrecht
 The Role of Referentiality in the Acquisition of Pronominal
11:30 Jacqueline van Kampen, U. of Utrecht
 PF/LF Convergence in Acquisition
12:00 Charles Reiss, Concordia U.
 Implicational Hierarchies and the Subset Principle in
12:30-2:00 Lunch Break
2:00 Michele Sigler, MIT
 Subject Positions in Armenian
2:30 Hotze Rullmann, U. of Groningen
 Two Types of Negative Polarity Items
3:00 Lea Nash, U. de Paris 8
 The Internal Ergative Subject Hypothesis
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 Suzanne Urbanczyk, U. of Massachusetts
 Morphological Templates in Reduplication
4:30 Osamuyi Thompson Stewart, McGill U.
 Adverb Placement and the Structure of Serial Verb
5:00 Jae-Il Yeom, U. of Texas
 Presuppositions as Inducing Various Scope Readings

Saturday, October 28, 1995
Harvard Science Center B
9:00 Paul Portner and Raffaella Zanuttini, Georgetown U.
 The Syntax and Semantics of Scalar Negation: Evidence from
9:30 Jairo Nunes, U. of Maryland/USC
 On Why Traces Cannot Be Phonetically Realized
10:00 Rachel Walker, UC Santa Cruz
 A Third Parameter for Unbounded Stress
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 Mark D. Arnold, U. of Maryland
 The History of "Do" under Minimalist Assumptions: An
 Argument for Lexical Insertion at Spell-Out
11:30 Jun Da, U. of Texas
 A Constraint-Based Approach to the Chameleon /r/ in Mandarin
12:00 Brian Potter, UCLA
 Minimalism and the Mirror Principle
12:30-2:00 Lunch Break/
12:30-1:00 Business Meeting
2:00	 Sabine Iatridou and Spyridoula Varlokosta, U. of Pennsylvania
 Pseudoclefts Crosslinguistically
2:30 Eun-Joo Kwak, Brown U.
 The Event Dependency of Plural Individuals
3:00	 Joe Pater, McGill U.
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-5:30 Invited Speaker: Noam Chomsky, MIT
 The Minimalist Program
6:30-11:30	Party
		(at Ticknor Lounge in Boylston Hall, Harvard)

Sunday, October 29, 1995
MIT 10-250
9:30 Eric Reuland, U. of Utrecht
 Pronouns and Features
10:00 Roumyana Izvorski, U. of Pennsylvania
 The Syntax and Semantics of Correlative Proforms
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 Christopher Kennedy, UC Santa Cruz
 Antecedent Contained Deletion and the Syntax of Quantification
11:30 Ronald Sprouse, UC Berkeley
 Vowels that "Borrow" Moras: Geminates and Weight in OT
12:00 Gertjan Postma and Johan Rooryck, U. of Leiden
 Modality and Possession in NP's
12:30-2:00 Lunch Break
2:00 Jose Camacho and Liliana Sanchez, USC
 Three Types of Conjunction
2:30 Kristin Hanson, U. of British Columbia
 Quantitative Meter in English
3:00 Danny Fox and Uli Sauerland, MIT
	 Illusive Scope of Universal Quantifiers
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 Jason Merchant, UC Santa Cruz
 Object Scrambling and Quantifier Float in German
4:30 Mark S. Hewitt, Brandeis U. and Megan J. Crowhurst,
 		U. of North Carolina
 Conjunctive Constraints and Templates
5:00 James McCloskey, UC Santa Cruz
 Wh-Movement and Quantifier Float in an Irish English
Phonology:	Sylvia Zetterstrand, Harvard U.
		High Vocoids in Turkana
Semantics: 	Christine Brisson, Rutgers U.
		Distributivity, Asymmetry, and "Both"
Syntax:	 (1)	Richard Campbell, Oakland U.
 		One(s): The Lonely Number
	 (2)	Jila Ghomeshi and Elizabeth Ritter, U. of Toronto and
	 	U. of Calgary
		Binding, Possessives and the Structure of DP
Monday, October 30, 1995
MIT Vannevar Bush Room, 10-105
9:00	 Stephen Crain, Weijia Ni and Donald Shankweiler,
		Haskins Laboratories
	 Meaning and Modularity
9:30	Markus Bader, Josef Bayer, Jens-Max Hopf and Michael Meng,
		Friedrich Schiller Universitaet Jena
	Case-Assignment in Processing German Verb-Final Clauses
10:00	Colin Phillips, MIT
	Right-Association: A Single Strategy for Structural Parsing
10:30-10:45	Coffee break
10:45	Simon P. Liversedge, U. of Nottingham
	Processing Arguments and Adjuncts in Null, Felicitous, and
		Infelicitous Contexts
11:15	Edward Gibson, MIT (invited speaker)
	Processing Center-Embedded and Self-Embedded Structures
	in English and Japanese
12:15-12:30	Snack break
12:30	Shelia Kennison, U. of Massachusetts, Amherst
	The Role of Verb-Specific Lexical Information in Syntactic
		Ambiguity Resolution
1:00	Julie Sedivy, Michael Tanenhaus, Michael Spivey-Knowlton,
		Kathleen, Eberhard, Greg Carlson, U. of Rochester
	Using Contrast Sets in the On-Line Processing of Contrastive Focus
	Paola Merlo, U. of Geneva, and Suzanne Stevenson, Rutgers U.,
	Differential Difficulty of Reduced Relative Clauses: A Structural
		Complexity Account

MIT Marlar Lounge, 37-252
9:00	Andrew Garrett, UC Berkeley
	Prosodic and Syntactic Structures in Wackernagl's Law
9:30	Charles Reiss, Concordia U.
	Phonological and Lexical Allomorphy
10:00	Roumyana Izvorski
	From Old Church Slavonic to Modern Bulgarian: Clitic Placement &
		Phrase Structure Change
10:30-10:45	Coffee break
10:45	Mark Hale, Concordia U.
	Prosodic Structure, Syntax, and Meter in the Language of the Rigveda
11:15	Calvert Watkins, Harvard U. (invited speaker)
12:15-12:30	Snack break
12:30	Joseph Eska, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. & State U.
	Gestures, Allegro-Speech Phenomena, and Epenthesis in Hispano-Celtic
1:00	Ans van Kemenade, HIL/Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
	Negation and Second-Position Phenomena
	Antonia Androutsopoulou and Manuel Espanol-Echevarria, UCLA
	Case Attraction in Classical Greek Relative Clauses

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