LINGUIST List 8.662

Mon May 5 1997

Confs: Optimality Theory at Johns Hopkins

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  1. h-ot-97, final HOT/Mayfest Program

Message 1: final HOT/Mayfest Program

Date: Mon, 5 May 1997 16:10:21 -0400 (EDT)
From: h-ot-97 <>
Subject: final HOT/Mayfest Program

		 May 8-12, 1997

 Final program, including posters, and information regarding workshop 
 registration, hotel accommodation, and travel to Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Workshop topics span syntax, learning, processing, and phonology;
33 contributed posters are featured, in addition to 34 invited talks 
and an introductory tutorial. See

 THURSDAY May 8 [Royale Boardroom, 19th Floor]

 7:30-9:30pm TUTORIAL: Optimality Theory (for syntacticians and others)
 Paul Smolensky 
 [To attend, email, stating number
		of attendees, as special arrangements may need to be made.]
 FRIDAY MAY 9 [Versailles Ballroom]
 8:45 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
 SESSION 1: SYNTAX [Chair: William Badecker, Johns Hopkins]
 9:00 Opening Remarks 

 9:10-9:50 David Pesetsky (MIT)
 The Interpretation of Shortest Move Violations 
 9:50-10:30 Ellen Woolford (University of Massachusetts)
 Case Patterns 
 10:30-10:50 Coffee
 SESSION 2: SYNTAX [Chair: David Lightfoot, Maryland]
 10:50-11:30 Vieri Samek-Lodovici (University of Konstanz)
 Linguistic Typologies determined by Opposite
 Constraints: Mixed Focus Alignment in Kanakuru 
 11:30-12:10 Hye-Won Choi (University of Southern California)
 Focus Scrambling and Reconstruction in Binding
 12:10-1:30 Lunch break
 SESSION 3: PROCESSING [Chair: Aravind Joshi, Pennsylvania]
 1:30-2:10 Amy Weinberg (University of Maryland)
 Local Optimization and Economy in a Minimalist Parser
 2:10-2:50 Suzanne Stevenson (Rutgers University) and
 Paul Smolensky (Johns Hopkins University)
 Optimal Sentence Processing 

 2:50-3:30 Robert Frank (Johns Hopkins University) and 
 Giorgio Satta (University of Padua)
 The Generative Complexity of Constraint Violability
 3:30-3:50 Refreshments
 SESSION 4: SYNTAX [Chair: Eric Bakovic, Rutgers]
 3:50-4:30 Sten Vikner (University of Stuttgart/NIAS Wassenaar)
 V-to-I Movement, 'do'-Insertion, and Negation in OT 

 4:30-5:10 Geraldine Legendre (Johns Hopkins University)
 Clitic Auxiliaries and Re-ranking in Balkan Languages
 5:10-5:30 Fruit & cookies
 SESSION 5: SYNTAX [Chair: Stanley Dubinsky, South Carolina]
 5:30-6:10 Peter Sells (Stanford University)
 The Typology of Grammatical Voice Systems Revisited
 6:10-6:50 Colin Wilson (Johns Hopkins University)
 Multiple Optimization and Chamorro Anaphora
 SATURDAY MAY 10 [Versailles Ballroom]

 8:45 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
 SESSION 6: SYNTAX [Chair: Raffaella Zanuttini, Georgetown]
 9:00-9:40 Jane Grimshaw (Rutgers University) 
		The Best Clitic and the Best Place to Put it

 9:40-10:20 Margaret Speas (University of Massachusetts)
 Constraining Violable Constraints
 10:20-10:40 Coffee
 SESSION 7: SYNTAX [Chair: Mark Johnson, Brown]
 10:40-11:20 Joan Bresnan (Stanford University)
 The Emergence of the Unmarked Pronoun

 11:20-12:00 Judith Aissen (University of California, Santa Cruz)
 Passive and Inverse in Typological Perspective
 12:00-1:30 Lunch break
 SESSION 8: LEARNING [Chair: LouAnn Gerken, Arizona]
 1:30-2:10 Peter Jusczyk and Paul Smolensky (Johns Hopkins University)
 Do Infants Respect NOCODA?

 2:10-2:50 Joseph Pater (University of British Columbia)
		Non-local Assimilations in Child Language
 2.50-4:00 POSTER SESSION: Syntax/Phonology I [Maestros Room; refreshments]
 SESSION 9: LEARNING [Chair: Rosalind Thornton, Maryland]
 4:10-4:50 Katherine Demuth (Brown University)
		Multiple Optimal Outputs in Acquisition

 4:50-5:30 Bruce Tesar (Rutgers University)
		Multi-Recursive Constraint Demotion
 5:30-6:00 Snacks
 6:00-7:00 Alan Prince (Rutgers University)
		Endogenous Constraints on Optimality Theory
 7:00-8:15	Supper break

 8:15 > PARTY [Versailles Ballroom: hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, music]
 SUNDAY MAY 11 [Versailles Ballroom]

 8:45 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
 SESSION 11: PHONOLOGY [Chair: Laura Benua, Maryland]
 9:00-10:00 John McCarthy (University of Massachusetts)
 		Sympathy and Phonological Opacity

 10:00-10:40 Cheryl Zoll (MIT)
 A Trigon of Accents: Implications for Tone Association
 10:40-11:00 Coffee
 SESSION 12: PHONOLOGY [Chair: Diane Brentari, Purdue]
 11:00-11:40 Linda Lombardi (University of Maryland)
 Coronal Epenthesis and Markedness

 11:40-12:20 Junko Ito and Armin Mester 
 (University of California, Santa Cruz) 
 Prosodic Interludes & Sympathy Effects: 
		Examples from Germanic Phonology
 12:20-2:00 Lunch break
 SESSION 13: PHONOLOGY [Chair: Katya Zubritskaya, NYU]
 2:00-2:40 Diamandis Gafos (University of Massachusetts)
 Inferring A-templatic Reduplicative Affixation: A
 Lexical Parameter Learnability Result

 2:40-3:20 Jaye Padgett (University of California, Santa Cruz)
 Candidates as Systems
 3:20-4:40 POSTER SESSION: Phonology II [Maestros Room; refreshments]
 SESSION 14: PHONOLOGY [Chair: Rolf Noyer, Pennsylvania]
 4:40-5:20 Jill Beckman (University of Iowa)
 Positional Faithfulness

 5:20-6:00 Moira Yip (University of California, Irvine)
 An OT Typology of Dialect Variation in Nasalization
 6:00-8:00 Dinner break
 SESSION 15: PHONOLOGY [Chair: Bernard Tranel, UC-Irvine]
 8:00-8:40 Luigi Burzio (Johns Hopkins University)
 Strength in Numbers

 8:40-9:20 Laura Benua (University of Maryland)
 Affix Classes are Defined by Faithfulness
 MONDAY MAY 12 [Versailles Ballroom]
 8:45 am Registration/Continental Breakfast

 SESSION 16: PHONOLOGY [Chair: Eugene Buckley, Pennsylvania]
 9:30-10:10 Michael Kenstowicz (MIT) 
		Uniform Exponence: Exemplification and Extension

 10:10-10:50 Edward Flemming (Stanford University) 
		Phonetic Interpretation: Compromise in Speech Production
 10:50-11:10 Coffee
 SESSION 17: PHONOLOGY [Chair: Irene Vogel, Delaware]
 11:10-11:50 Paul Smolensky (Johns Hopkins University)
		Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar II:
 Local Conjunction

 11:50-12:30 Larry Hyman and Sharon Inkelas
 (University of California, Berkeley) 
 Emergent Templates: The Unusual Case of Tiene
Poster Schedule

(Presentations are from	2:50pm to 4:00pm Saturday
			3:30pm to 4:40pm Sunday)

Posters will be on display for the entire day scheduled.

Saturday, May 10 

	Optionality in Syntax: The Advantages of Optimality
	Joao Costa (Leiden University)

	An Optimality Theory-Based Account of Verb Serialization in Yoruba
	Constance Cummings (New York University)

	Morphology vs. Syntax: An Optimality Theoretic Solution to Fore 
		Grammatical Function Disambiguation
	Cathryn Donohue (University of California,Los Angeles)

	Have Faith in Syntax
	Edward Keer and Eric Bakovic (Rutgers University)

	Anaphoric destressing and scrambling in Dutch and English
	Jason Merchant (University of California, Santa Cruz)

	Prosodic V2 in Northern Norwegian
	Curt Rice and Peter Svenonius (University of Tromso)

	Onset Asymmetries in a Developing System
	Jessica Barlow (Indiana University)

	A Constraint-Based Account of Chain Shifts in Acquisition
	Daniel Dinnsen and Jessica Barlow (Indiana University)

	On Allomorphy in OT and the Syntax/Phonology Interaction
	Bernard Tranel (University of California, Irvine)
	Esimbi Vowel Height: A Case for MAX[F]
 Rachel Walker (University of California, Santa Cruz)
	An Optimality Approach to Pitch Accent Distribution in French
	Brechtje Post (University of Nijmegen)

	Applications and Implications of Local Conjunction in OT
	Viola Miglio and Haruka Fukazawa (University of Maryland)

	Markedness and Faithfulness Constraints on the Assiciation 
		of Moras
	Bruce Moren (University of Maryland) 

	A Factorial Typology of Onset Obstruent Clusters
	Frida Morelli (University of Maryland) 

	Dominance Effects as Output-to-Output Correspondence
	John Alderete (University of Massachusetts)

	Selection of the Optimal Syllable in an Alignment-Based Theory
		of Sonority
	Patricia Hironymous (University of Maryland) 
	Markedness and Faithfulness in Creole Genesis
	Katya Zubritskaya (New York University)

Sunday, May 11

	Phonology >> Syntax: The Definite Article in Bulgarian
	Loren Billings (Universitaet Leipzig)

	Explaining Similarities between Codas and Word-initial Onset Clusters
	Sharon Hargus (University of Washington)

	Stem Allomorphy as Output Optimization
 Samira Farwaneh (University of Utah)
	Lexical Syllabification in Malayalam Without Lexical Levels
	Caroline Wiltshire (University of Florida)

	Phonetic Alignment Constraints
	Elizabeth Zsiga (Georgetown University)

	Word-Word Correspondence in German
	Erika Levy (New York University)

	Kashaya Infixes and Conditions on Features
	Eugene Buckley (University of Pennsylvania)

	Input-Reduplicant Correspondence in Chamorro
	Thomas Klein (Swarthmore College)
	Geminate Dissimilation as Prominence Alternation
	Brett Baker (University of Massachusetts)

	Is There a Syllable Contact Constraint?
	Stuart Davis and Seung-Hoon Shin (Indiana University)

	An Effort-Based OT Approach to Lenition Generalizations
	Robert Kirchner (University of Illinois) 

	Contiguity Under Infixation: Mangarayi Reduplication
	Caroline Jones (University of Massachusetts)
	Evidence for Constraint Conjunction in American Sign Language
		Phonology: Weak Drop in 2-Handed Signs
	Diane Brentari (Purdue University)

	MAX-DEP Assymmetries and *STRUCTURE Constraints
	Trisha Causley (University of Toronto)

	Pinning Down Gen and Con for Phonology
	Jason Eisner (University of Pennsylvania)

	Markedness and Liquid Alternations in Korean
	Jennifer Smith (University of Massachusetts)
 H-OT-97 will be held at the Baltimore Hilton and Towers
 (formerly known as the Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore Hotel),
 20 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore MD 21201; (410) 539-8400. 
 (The free 1-800-HILTONS number may be willing to give you the
 conference rate if you mention 'Johns Hopkins Cognitive Science
 Department'). This restored old hotel is located in downtown Baltimore 
 adjacent to the Inner Harbor. A block of rooms has been
 reserved for the nights of May 8-12 at a special rate of
 $119/night plus tax (single to quadruple occupancy; roll-aways
 can be added for $10/night). Participants should call the hotel
 directly, BY APRIL 9, to make reservations. Participants
 interested in sharing a room should consult the H-OT-97 Web page
 where roommate information is kept up-to-date.
 Registration at the door will be $35 for faculty/postdocs and $20 
 for others.
 Kinko's, open 24 hours, is located within walking distance of the
 hotel at 300 North Charles St. They claim to have PCs, Macs,
 laser printing, and WordPerfect: (410) 625-5862. 
 Arriving by air: the local airport is BWI (Baltimore-Washington
 International) Airport. If you arrive at one of the two
 Washington D.C. airports (National or Dulles) you should plan on
 renting a car or take a shuttle to BWI (the latter will
 significantly lengthen your trip). The hotel is located
 approximately 15 minutes from BWI Airport (and more than an hour
 from National or Dulles). The BWI airport Shuttle Express offers
 a shuttle service to downtown hotels (every half hour) at the
 cost of $11 one-way ($17 round-trip).
 Arriving by train: the closest Amtrak station is Baltimore Penn
 Station, located north of downtown. Take a cab for a 5 minute
 ride to the hotel.
 Arriving by car: 
 a) From the North or South: Follow I-95 to exit 53 (I-395N).
 I-395N will become Howard St. Follow Howard St. to Baltimore St.
 Turn right onto Baltimore St. Follow it 2 blocks to Hanover St.
 Turn Left onto Hanover St.
 Hotel is on the right.
 b) From downtown Washington D.C., BWI Airport: Follow Rte. 295
 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) North to Baltimore. Once inside
 the city limits 295 will become Russell St. When Russell St.
 crosses Pratt St. it becomes Paca St. Turn right onto Baltimore
 St. Follow to Hanover St. and turn left. Hotel is on your right.
 c) From the West: Take I-70 East to I-695 South (marked Glen
 Burnie). Follow I-695 to I-95 North. Follow I-95 North to exit 53
 (I-395N). I-395N will become Howard St. Follow Howard St. to
 Baltimore St. Turn right onto Baltimore St. Follow it 2 blocks to
 Hanover St. Turn Left onto Hanover St. Hotel is on the right.
 d) From I-83 (York, Harrisburg, South Central Pennsylvania):
 Follow I-83 South to the end and turn right onto Fayette St. Go 7
 blocks to Liberty St. and turn left. Make next left onto
 Baltimore St. and next left at Hanover St. Hotel is on the right.
 Valet parking is available at the hotel. Pay parking is also
 available nearby.
 Geraldine Legendre Laura Benua
 Paul Smolensky Linda Lombardi
 Cognitive Science Department Linguistics Department
 Johns Hopkins University of Maryland
 Johns Hopkins University
 Office of the Provost
 College of Arts & Sciences
 Center for Language and Speech Processing
 Cognitive Science Department
 University of Maryland, College Park
 Linguistics Department
 College of Arts and Humanities
 Cognitive Science Department
 Johns Hopkins University
 Baltimore, MD 21093-2685
 (410) 516-5247
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