LINGUIST List 8.716

Wed May 14 1997

Confs: PIED-PIPING, Generative ling

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  1. Markus Bader, Conference on PIED-PIPING at University of Jena
  2. M. Everaert, conference announcement

Message 1: Conference on PIED-PIPING at University of Jena

Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 17:02:52 +0200 (METDST)
From: Markus Bader <>
Subject: Conference on PIED-PIPING at University of Jena


 International Conference on
 *** PIED-PIPING ***

 Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena
 29 - 31 May 1997

 --- PROGRAM ---


 10.00 Registration and coffee at 
 Carl-Zeiss-Strasse 3, 
 in front of Hoersaal 8

 11.00 Michael Brody (Budapest)
 "LF-Triggered Pied-Piping"

 12.00 Chris Wilder (Berlin)
 "Phrasal Movement in LF"


 15.00 Paolo Acquaviva (Venice)
 "Pseudo Pied-Piping, Scope
 and Operator Dependencies"

 16.00 Giuseppe Longobardi (Venice)
 "P-Stranding and Pied-Piping 
 at LF"

30-05 FRIDAY

 9.15 COFFEE

 9.45 Gisbert Fanselow & Damir Cavar 
 "Pied-Piping and Stranding"

 10.45 Artemis Alexiadou (Berlin) & Elena
 Anagnastopoulou (Cambridge/USA)
 "Pied-Piping in Greek Restrictive 

 11.45 BREAK

 12.00 Andrew Simpson (Los Angeles)


 15.00 Randall Hendrick (Chapel Hill)
 "The Phonological Motivations for

 16.00 Henk van Riemsdijk (Tilburg)
 "Complex Predicate Split in Dutch
 and German: A Prosody-Driven Rule
 of Syntax?"



 10:30 COFFEE

 11.00 Hilda Koopman (Los Angeles)
 "The Universal Base Hypothesis 
 and Pied-Piping"

 12.00 Paul Law (Berlin)
 "On Prepositional Stranding in


 15.00 Ulrich Lutz & Susanne Trissler 
 "Generalized Pied-Piping and Cases
 of Complex Pied-Piping in German"

 16.00 Hans-Georg Obenauer (Paris)
 "Wh-Pied-Piping and Spec-Head 

Further information can be obtained 
- by e-mail:
- by fax: (+49) 3641 - 638 509
- by phone: (+49) 3641 - 638 510 or ... 511

Josef Bayer & Peter Suchsland
Institut fuer Germanistische Sprachwissenschaft
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 4
D-07743 Jena / Germany
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Message 2: conference announcement

Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 16:08:00 +100
From: M. Everaert <>
Subject: conference announcement

What is the Empirical Contribution of Generative Linguistics?

Research in generative syntax, which has seen an explosive growth over
the past thirty years, is in urgent need of being systematized. For
several reasons it has become the rule rather than the exception that
relevant existing research results are not adequately taken into
consideration in current work. Similarly, there is no guarantee that
students, even those graduating from the best programs, will share a
reasonable amount of knowledge about standard syntactic analyses. In
short, it is obvious that a survey of results, a 'standard', is needed
in syntax. By doing so it will become clear what the empirical
contribution of generative linguistics is.

This idea is the basis for the currently active group of researchers
at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and
Social Sciences working on a Syntactician's Companion (SynCom). This
group, together with a balanced international forum of researchers,
will try to create a responsible consensus about the main empirical
and conceptual achievements results of syntactic theorizing. The
SynCom should provide the reader with a complete and coherent
description of what may be considered to be the core results of
syntactic research during the last thirty years. It will contain a
collection of cases which are recognized as valuable in the scientific
community, and which might well serve as points of reference in the
development of theories, and in scientific education. As such it will
serve as an adequate research tools for theoretical linguists,
psycholinguists, computational linguists, sociolinguists, etc.

As part of this enterprise, the workshop "What is the Empirical
Contribution of Generative Linguistics?" is organized on June 27&28
1997 at Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities
and Social Sciences, Wassenaar, the Netherlands

Organizers: Henk van Riemsdijk & Martin Everaert

Josep Bayer (Jena) Reineke Bok-Bennema (Groningen)
Hagit Borer (UMass Amherst) Norbert Corver (Tilburg)
Denis Delfitto (Utrecht) Carmen Sorin (Paris)
Martin Everaert (Utrecht) Joseph Emonds (Durham)
Gisbert Fanselow (Potsdam) Hubert Haider (Salzburg)
Hilda Koopman (UCLA) Itziar Laka (Bilbao)
James McCloskey (UCSC) Hans Georg Obenauer (Paris)
Eric Reuland (Utrecht) Henk van Riemsdijk (Tilburg)
Ian Roberts (Stuttgart) Ken Safir (Rutgers)
Tim Stowell (UCLA) Anna Szabolsci (UCLA)
 Sten Vikner (Stuttgart)

A final programme will soon be available. For further information
about registration, lodging, etc, write/mail to:

Anneke Vrins/Martin Everaert
Meijboomlaan 1
2242 PR Wassenaar
The Netherlands
tel: 31-70-5122700
fax: 31-705117162

For further information about the SynCom project:

Martin Everaert

Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities
and Social Sciences (till 1/7/97)

Meijboomlaan 1, 2242 PR Wassenaar, The Netherlands
31-70-5122700 (tel)/5117162(fax)
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