LINGUIST List 9.391

Wed Mar 18 1998

Confs: Syntax of Semitic Languages

Editor for this issue: Elaine Halleck <>

Please keep your conference announcement as short as you can; LINGUIST will not post conference announcements which in our opinion are excessively long. Also, please remember that, once posted, your announcement will be permanently available at our website: For this reason, we discourage multiple submissions of the same conference announcement. Thank you for your cooperation.


  1. Linda Culver, Syntax of Semitic Languages

Message 1: Syntax of Semitic Languages

Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 10:05:36 PST
From: Linda Culver <>
Subject: Syntax of Semitic Languages

University of Southern California
May 1-3, 1998
HEDCO Auditorium


For additional information, consult the conference website at

or contact Prof. Hagit Borer at

Friday, May 1st
9:00-9:30		Registration
9:30-10:30		Edit Doron and Shraga Assif, The Hebrew University
			"The Wackernagel Position in Syriac"
10:30-11:00	Coffee Break
11:00-12:00	Ibtissam Kortobi, USC
			"Gapping and VP Deletion in Moroccan Arabic"
12:00-2:00	Lunch Break
2:00-3:00		Joseph Aoun, USC	
			"Parasitic WH-in-situ"
3:00-4:00		Sharon Armon-Lotem, University of Maryland
		 "On Acquiring Agreement without Agreement Nodes: 
 Verbal Agreement in 
 Child Hebrew"

4:00-4:30	Coffee Break 
4:30-5:30		Asya Perelzvaig, McGill University
			"Cognate Objects in Hebrew" 
5:30-6:30		Jamal Ouhalla, Queen Mary College, London University
			"Expletive Determiners in Definite Relatives" 
Saturday, May 2nd
9:00-10:00		Elabbas Benmamoun, University of Illinois at 
 "PF Merger"
10:00-11:00	Idan Landau, MIT
			"On Possessor Raising in Hebrew"
11:0-11:30	Coffee Break
11:30-12:30	Tal Siloni, Tel-Aviv University
			"Adjectival Complexes and Inalienable Constructions"
12:30-2:00	Lunch Break
2:00-3:00		Mohammad Mohammad, University of Florida
			"Just How Complex is the Arabic Agreement System"
3:00-4:00		Moha Ennaji and Fatima Sadiqi, University of Fes
			"Negation, Tense and Agreement in Modern Standard Arabic"
4:00-4:30	Coffee Break
4:30-5:30		Lina Choueiri, USC
			"Resumption in Adverbial Relatives of Time and Place in 
		 Lebanese Arabic" 
5:30-6:30		Elizabeth Ritter, University of Calgary			
 "Agreement in the 
 Semitic Prefix 


Sunday, May 3rd
9:30-10:30		Ur Shlonsky, University of Geneva
			"Copular Constructions and Subject Positions in Hebrew"
10:30-11:00	Coffee Break
11:00-12:00	Abdu Elomari, USC
			"The Determinism of Resumption"
12:00-1:30	Lunch Break

1:30-2:00		Business Meeting

2:00-3:00		Miriam Engelhardt, The Hebrew University
			"Nominalizations and Control Theory"
3:00-3:30	Coffee Break
3:30-4:30		Hagit Borer, USC
			"The Argument Structure of Causatives: a Top-Down Approach"
4:30-5:30		Abdelkader Fassi Fehri, Mohammad V University
			"Are Semitic Genitives [a definite]?
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue