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Message 1: Final Details, Workshop on the Limits of Syntax

Date: Fri, 03 Nov 1995 07:55:52 Final Details, Workshop on the Limits of Syntax
From: "L.McNally" <mcnallyupf.es>
Subject: Final Details, Workshop on the Limits of Syntax

Final program and registration information...


 WORKSHOP ON THE LIMITS OF SYNTAX
			OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
 		 December 9th & 10th, 1995
 			9:00 am to 6:00 pm


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 cross-linguistic similarities and differences.
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.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Saturday, December 9

8:30	Gathering
9:00	Welcome from the organizers
9:15	Tanya Reinhart
10:15	Break
10:45	Ray Jackendoff
11:45	Polly Jacobson (commentary)
12:45	Lunch
2:15 	Nomi Erteschik-Shir
3:15 	Break
3:45	Rita Manzini
4:45	Robert Kluender (commentary)
5:45	Discussion
7:30	Dinner at Hunan Lion (see below)

Sunday, December 10

9AM	Ellen Prince
10	Break
10:30	Michael Rochemont
11:30	Jan-Wouter Zwart (commentary)
12:30	Lunch
2:00	Enric Vallduvi
3:00	Break
3:30	Craige Roberts
4:30	Louise McNally (commentary)

LOCATION:

The workshop will be held at:

The Ramada University Hotel
3110 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH

near the Ohio State University campus.

REGISTRATION AND DINNER

There are no registration fees. However, 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. In addition, you are welcome
attend the dinner with us on Saturday night at the Hunan Lion (an
excellent Chinese restaurant). PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND
THE DINNER BY NOVEMBER 30. The cost of dinner will be $23 per person
(including tip), payable in advance. You will be able to purchase
beverages yourself at the restaurant.

For additional information about accommodations in the area near the
Workshop, etc., please contact Mrs. Jane Harper of the Center for
Cognitive Science.

Email:	harper.17osu.edu
Phone: 614-292-8200
Fax: 614-292-0321

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PLEASE RETURN THIS TO US IF YOU HAVE NOT YET INFORMED US OF YOUR PLANS.
THANK YOU.


WORKSHOP ON THE LIMITS OF SYNTAX
Center for Cognitive Science
The Ohio State University
1961 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, OH 43210-1102

harper.17osu.edu

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