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Fri Sep 14 2007

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Message 1: 38th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society
Date: 13-Sep-2007
From: Eric Mathieu <>
Subject: 38th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society
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38th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society Short Title: NELS 38

Date: 26-Oct-2007 - 28-Oct-2007 Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Contact: Eric Mathieu Contact Email: Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

NELS 38 Sponsors: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa

Program, registration, etc:

Invited speakers: Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University) Rose-Marie Déchaine (UBC) Bruce Hayes (UCLA) Irene Heim (MIT)

Organizers: Galia Dukova-Zheleva, Fatima Hamlaoui, Keren Tonciulescu, Maria-Luisa Rivero, Eric Mathieu, Marie-Hélène Côté

Friday October 26, 2007

8:45-9:00 Opening remarks

Main syntax 9:00-9:30 Norvin W. Richards (MIT) Maliseet VP-Ellipsis and the Syntax of Polysynthesis 9:30-10:00 Pritha Chandra and Atakan Ince (University of Maryland) Genitive Subject Induced Derivational Islands 10:00-10:30 Franc Marusic and Rok Zaucer (Nova Gorica Polytechnics/ University of Ottawa) Two Strategies for Combining Adjectives with Indefinite Pronouns

Main Phonology 9:30-10:00 Sara Finley and William Badecker (Johns Hopkins University) Right-to-Left Biases for Harmony: Evidence from Artificial Grammar

9:30-10:00 Jessica Coon and Gillian Gallagher (MIT) Cooccurence Restrictions, Similarity, and Correspondence in Chol (Mayan)

10:00-10:30 Bridget Samuels (Harvard University) Searching for Harmony & the Nature of Phonological Representations

10:30-11:30 Break and Poster Session: Syntax and Phonology

Main Syntax

11:30-12:00 Maziar Toosarvandani (UC Berkeley) Obligatory Movement and Sluicing in a Wh-in situ Language

12:00-12:30 Jong Un Park (Georgetown University) Word Order Asymmetry between Korean Raising and Control Constructions

12:30-13:00 Atakan Ince (University of Maryland) Gapping in Turkish

Main Phonology

11:30-12:00 Andries W. Coetzee (University of Michigan) Lexical Frequency and Variation

12:00-12:30 Matt Wolf (UMass, Amherst) Mutation and Learnability in Optimality Theory

12:30-13:00 Katie Tang (UCLA) The Variable Nature of Implosives in Consonant-Tone Interaction

13:00-14:30 Lunch

Main Syntax 14:30-15:00 Luis Vicente (University of Amsterdam) On the Syntax of DP but Coordination

15:00-15:30 Roberta D'Alessandro and Anna Maria Di Sciullo (UQAM) Proper Subset Relation and Concord: Agreement in Abruzzese Possessive Copular Constructions

15:30-16:00 Ji Young Shim and Marcel den Dikken (CUNY) The Tense of Resultatives - The Case of Korean

Main Semantics

14:30-15:00 Heather Burnett and David-Étienne Bouchard (UCLA/McGill University) Optionality in the Mode of Composition and Interpretation of Noun Phrases

15:00-15:30 Elaine Grolla (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil) The Saliency Factor in Studies on the Acquisition of Principle B

15:30-16:00 Tyler Peterson (UBC) Pragmatic Blocking in Gitksan Modals

16:00-17:00 Break and Poster Session: Syntax and Semantics

17:30-18:30 Rose-Marie Déchaine (UBC) Invited Speaker Main

18:45-20:30 Reception Café Jazzy

Saturday October 27, 2007

8:00 Coffee/Breakfast

Main syntax

9:00-9:30 Zeljko Boskovic (University of Connecticut) Licensing Negative Constituents and Negative Concord

9:30-10:00 Gabriela Alboiu and Michael Barrie (York University/ UBC) Phasehood, Case and Noun Incorporation

10:00-10:30 Sabine Iatridou and Ivy Sichel (MIT/Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Negative Quantifiers and Scope Diminishment

Main semantics

9:00-9:30 Yurie Hara and Robert van Rooij (Kyoto University/University of Amsterdam) Contrastive Topics Revisited: A Simpler Set of Topic-Alternatives

9:30-10:00 Michael Wagner (Cornell University) A Compositional Theory of Contrastive Topics

10:00-10:30 Keir Moulton (UMass, Amherst) Clausal Complementation and the DOC Paradigm: A Selection-based Approach

10:30-11:00 Break

Main Syntax

11:00-11:30 Balazs Suranyi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, RIL) Subject Islands: Cyclicity of Derivation and Intermediate Movement to Edges

11:00-11:30 Kensuke Takita (Nanzan University, Japan) The Proper Binding Condition Effect as a Consequence of Cyclic Linearization

11:30-12:00 Carlo Cecchetto and Caterina Donati (University of Milano Bicocca/Univeristy of Urbino) Labeling Conflicts: A Theory of Syntactic Labeling and some of its Consequences on Movement and Binding

11:30-12:00 Ken Hiraiwa (University of Tokyo) The Head-Internal Relativization Parameter: D and EPP in Gur

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Irene Heim (MIT) Invited Speaker Semantics Workshop

Main Phonology

14:30-15:00 Jason Shaw (NYU) Compensatory Lengthening via Mora Preservation in OT-CC

15:00-15:30 Tanya Slavin (University of Toronto) A New Look at Domains and Phases: Evidence from Palatalization in Oji-Cree

15:30-16:00 Brett Hyde (Washington University) The Rhythmic Foundations of Nonfinality and Initial Gridmark

Semantics Workshop

14:30-15:00 Giorgos Spathas (Utrecht University) Gender on Bound Pronouns

15:00-15:30 Andrew Kehler and Daniel Büring (UCSD/UCLA) Be Locally Determined!

15:30-16:00 Tamina Stephenson (UBC) Relativism and the De Se Interpretation of PRO

16:00-16:30 Break

Phonology Workshop

16:30-17:00 Karen Jesney and Anne-Michelle Tessier (UMass, Amherst/University of Alberta) Gradual Learning and Faithfulness: Consequences of Ranked vs. Weighted Constraints

17:00-17:30 Carlo Geraci (University of Milano Bicocca) Real World and Copying Epenthesis: The case of Classifier Predicates in Italian Sign Language

17:30-18:00 Paul Boersma and Joe Pater (University of Amsterdam/UMass, Amherst) Gradual Learning of Phonotactic Constraints

Semantics Workshop

16:30-17:00 Hamida Demirdache and Orin Percus (University of Nantes) When is a Pronoun not a Pronoun? The case of Resumptives

17:00-17:30 David Schueler (UCLA) World Variable Binding and Beta-Binding

17:30-18:00 Francesca Foppolo (University of Milano Bicocca) Default Preferences in Donkey Anaphora Resolution

18:00-19:00 Bruce Hayes (UCLA) Invited Speaker Phonology Workshop

20:00 Conference dinner at the Museum of Civilization

Sunday October 28, 2007

8:00 Coffee/Breakfast

Main Syntax 9:00-9:30 Artemis Alexiadou, Elena Anagnostopoulou and Florian Schaefer (University of Stuttgart/University of Crete/University of Stuttgart) PP Licensing in Nominalizations

9:30-10:00 Shoichi Takahashi and Sarah Hulsey (UMass, Amherst,University of Tokyo/MIT) Wholesale Late Merger

10:00-10:30 Vieri Samek-Lodovici (UCL) Pre- and Post-focus Leftperipheral Topics in Italian

Main Semantics

9:00-9:30 Kimiko Nakanishi (University of Calgary) Scope of Even: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective

9:30-10:00 Aynat Rubinstein (UMass, Amherst) Groups in the Semantics of Reciprocal Verbs

10:00-10:30 Alan Bale (MIT) Yet More Evidence for the Emptiness of Plurality

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University) Invited Speaker Main

12:00-13:30 Lunch

Main Syntax 13:30-14:00 Jessica Coon (MIT) Interrogative Possessors and the Problem with Pied-Piping in Chol Mayan

14:00-14:30 Scott Jackson (University of Illinois) Phases, Nuclear Stress, Information, and Interpretation

14:30-15:00 Idan Landau (Ben Gurion University) Implicit Arguments are Syntactic

Main Semantics

13:30-14:00 Nicholas Fleisher (UC Berkeley) Positive Standards of Comparison

14:00-14:30 Marcin Morzycki (Michigan State University) Metalinguistic Comparison in an Alternative Semantics for Imprecision

14:30-15:00 Christian Ebert, Cornelia Endriss and Stefan Hinterwimmer (University of Bielefeld/University of Osnabrück/Humboldt University Berlin) Embedding Topic-Comment Structures Results in Intermediate Scope Readings

15:00-15:30 Business meeting, Arts Building, Room 509



Florian Schäfer (University of Stuttgart) - The Oblique-causer Construction across Languages

George Kotzoglou and Spyridoula Varlokosta (University of the Aegean) - Resumption in Greek Relatives Matching and Copy Reduction

Semantics main:

Masahiko Aihara (University of Connecticut) - (Un)biased Negative Yes-No Questions in Japanese

Semantics workshop:

María Biezma (UMass, Amherst) - On the Interpretation of Pronouns in Spanish Imperatives

Phonology main:

Jieun Kim (UCLA) - Focus Realization: Not by Focus-to-Accent but by Prosodic Structure

Phonology workshop:

Giorgio Magri (MIT) - Linear Phonotactics

Syntax posters - Friday, Oct.26, Morning session

Akira Omaki (University of Maryland) - Verbal Morphology: Return of the Affix Hopping Approach

Calixto Aguero-Bautista (UQAM) - A Tale of Two Phases

Duk-Ho An (University of Connecticut) - Right Node Raising and Prosodic Constituency

Heejeong Ko (Seoul National University) - Multiple Case Marking as Case Sharing: Adverbial vs. Adnominal Case

Heidi Quinn (University of Canterbury) - Head-movement and Anti-Locality

Hirose, Tomio and Suzuki, Takeru (Kanagawa University/Tokyo Gakugei University) - Quantified Phrases without NP

Phonology posters - Friday, Oct.26, Morning session

Abby Spears (University of North Carolina) - Contrast and Coarticulation. Evidence from the French Vowel /i/

Elham Rohany Rahbar (University of Toronto) - Vowel Height in Persian

Ingvar Lofstedt (UCLA) - Perceptually-driven Allomorphy

Marc Ettlinger (UC Berkeley) - Phonological Chain Shifts during Acquisition: Evidence for Lexical Optimization

Michael Becker (UMass, Amherst) - From the Lexicon to a Stochastic Grammar

Patrick Liu (Harvard) - A Metrical Analysis of Siane Tone

Shakuntala Mahanta (Utrecht University) - Sequential Markedness Constraints and Non-iterativity

Shigeto Kawahara and Yurie Hara (University of Georgia/Kyoto University) - Hiatus Resolution in Hiroshima Japanese

Syntax posters - Friday, OCT.26, Afternoon session

Takako Iseda and Norvin Richards (University of Connecticut/MIT) - Among-sentences

Shigeki Taguchi (University of Connecticut) - Japanese ECM as Embedded Bare Topicalization

Takeo Kurafuji (University of the Ryukyus) - Clausal Pied-Piping and Cyclicity of Ellipsis: Evidence from Truncated Wh-Questions in Okinawan

Vita Markman (Simon Fraser University) - Applicatives TO, FROM, and AT:on Dative and Locative Possessors in Russian

Wei-wen Roger Liao and Yu-yun Iris Wang (USC/National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan) - Multiple Wh-construction and its Interpretation in Chinese

Youngju Choi and James Yoon (University of Illinois) - Fragments with and without Articulated Constituents at LF

Semantics posters - Friday, OCT.26, afternoon session

Adrian Brasoveanu (Stanford University) - Monotonicity as a Consequence of Nominalizing Measures: Evidence from Romanian Pseudo-Partitives

Calixto Aguero-Bautista and Miguel Marinez (UQAM/Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo) - A Puzzle about Covariance

Chung-hye Han (Simon Fraser University) - Possession in Ability Modality

Elsi Kaiser (USC) - Exceptional Finnish Reciprocals

Geertje van Bergen and Peter de Swart (Radboud University Nijmegen) - Definiteness and Scrambling in Dutch: where Theory Meets Practice

María Biezma (UMass, Amherst) - The Consequences of Being Small: Imperatives in Spanish

Peter Alrenga (University of Chicago.) - Tokens, Types, and Identity

Stefan Hinterwimmer and Sophie Repp (Humboldt University Berlin) - Fixed Abode. What Topical Indefinites and Wh-terms have in Common

Torgrim Solstad (Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung/University of Stuttgart) - Event-passives