LINGUIST List 8.767

Fri May 23 1997

Confs: Subjects, Expletives, and the EPP

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  1. Anders Holmberg, Subjects, Expletives, and the EPP

Message 1: Subjects, Expletives, and the EPP

Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 12:02:14 -0500
From: Anders Holmberg <>
Subject: Subjects, Expletives, and the EPP

Workshop on
Subjects, Expletives, and the EPP
University of Tromso
June 6-7, 1997


Friday, June 6 (Auditoriet, Nedre Lysthuset)

10-11 Peter Svenonius (Tromso) Subject positions and the placement of
11-12 Tor Afarli & Kristin Eide (Trondheim) The EPP and predication.

12-13 Lunch

13-14 Oystein Vangsnes (Bergen): Icelandic subject positions and Noun
Phrase interpretation.
14-15 Katalin E. Kiss (Budapest): Constraints on subject positions.

15-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-16.30 Hagit Borer (Amherst): Arbitrary null subjects as bare plurals.
16.30-17.30 Anders Holmberg (Tromso) & Urpo Nikanne (Oslo): Expletives,
Case, and the EPP in Finnish.

Saturday, June 7 (Auditoriet, Nedre Lysthuset)

10-11 Roger Martin (Kanda): Uninterpretable features: Case and EPP.
11-12 Ian Roberts (Stuttgart) & Anna Roussou (Bangor):The EPP as a
condition on Tense.

12-13 Lunch

13-14 Artemis Alexiadou (Berlin) & Elena Anagnostopoulou (MIT/Tilburg):
V-movement and EPP-checking.
14-15 Rita Manzini & L.M. Savoia (Firenze): Parameters of subject
inflection in a grammar without pro.

15-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-16.30: Halldor A. Sigurdhsson (Reykjavik): Stylistic Fronting.
16.30-17.30: Tarald Taraldsen (Tromso): A there-type expletive in French.

For more information, contact Anders Holmberg (

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Anders Holmberg phone: +47 77645616
ISL fax: +47 77645625
University of Tromso
9037 Tromso
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