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Title: Proceedings of NELS 37
Subtitle: Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the North-East Linguistic Society, Volume 1
Edited By: Emily Elfner
Martin Walkow

These two volumes contain forty-seven papers in theoretical linguistics
that were presented at NELS 37, which was hosted by the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in October, 2006. The collection covers a wide
range of topics in phonology, syntax, and semantics, and includes papers
from the special sessions on the Phonology and Morphology of Pidgins and
Creoles and on Syntactic Theory and Psycholinguistics. These volumes will
interest scholars and students in any sub-field of theoretical linguistics.


Volume one includes papers from the special sessions on the Phonology and
Morphology of Pidgins and Creoles and on Syntactic Theory and
Psycholinguistics, as well as 18 papers from the main session. Volume two
contains 23 papers from the main session.

Volume 1

A Constraint-based Analysis of Coda Consonant Reflexes in Haitian Creole /
Sharon Gerlach. Verb Allomorphy in French-related Creoles / Tonjes
Veenstra. On the Structuring Role of Grammaticalized Morpho-syntactic
Features / Viviane Deprez. Small Antecedents: Syntax or Pragmatics? / Keir
Moulton. Structural and Thematic Information in Sentence Production /
Christina Kim. The Real-time Interpretation of Pronouns and Reflexives:
Structural and Nonstructural Information / Elsi Kaiser, Jeffrey T. Runner,
Rachel S. Sussman & Michael K. Tanenhaus. Japanese Superlative
Constructions: Evidence for ‘est’-movement / Masahiko Aihara. What will you
have, DP or NP? / Željko Bošković. Only Finally / Jonathan Brennan.
Wh-Fronting is a By-Product of Q-Movement: Evidence from Tlingit / Seth
Cable. Italian Null Objects and Resultative/Depictive Predication / Andrea
Cattaneo. An ATB Account of Chinese Bare Conditionals / Candice Cheung Chi
Hang. Argument Cluster Coordination and Constituency Test (Non-)Conflicts /
Youngju Choi & James Yoon. Durative Adverbs: Peculiarities and Implications
/ Aniko Csirmaz. Syntactic Evidence for Tense Heads in Mandarin Chinese
(Beijing Dialect) / Xuan Di. Constraints on Quantificational Domains:
Generic Plural ‘des’-indefinites in French / Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin & Alda
Mari. The Projection of Telicity in Vietnamese / Shin Fukuda. Phases and
Ellipsis / Kirsten Gengel. Contrastive Focus: Licensor for Right Node
Raising / Seungwan Ha. Learning Unbounded Stress Systems Via Local
Inference / Jeffrey Heinz. If vs. when, wenn vs. als: Microvariation in the
Semantics of Conditional and Temporal Complementizers in English and German
/ Stefan Hinterwimmer. An Argument from Gapping for a Hamblin Semantics for
Disjunction / Sarah Hulsey. Future in a Supposedly Tenseless Language /
Krisín Jóhannsdóttir & Lisa Matthewson. Licensing and Noniterative Harmony
in Lango / Aaron F. Kaplan.

See separate announcement for contents of Volume 2.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1419679929
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 334
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