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Wed Jul 27 2011

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        1.     Cristina Real Puigdollers , Workshop on Verbal Elasticity

Message 1: Workshop on Verbal Elasticity
Date: 27-Jul-2011
From: Cristina Real Puigdollers <>
Subject: Workshop on Verbal Elasticity
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Workshop on Verbal Elasticity

Date: 03-Oct-2011 - 05-Oct-2011 Location: Barcelona, Spain Contact: Cedric Boeckx Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Morphology; Syntax

Other Specialty: Biolinguistics

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Verbal ElasticityFraming the Verb/Satellite Distinction from a Biolinguistic Perspective

Much recent literature has been devoted to study the parametric factors that determine what information (path, manner, result, etc.) can be encoded in verbs, which lies at the heart of typological distinctions such as Talmy's cut between 'satellite-framed' vs. 'verb-framed' languages (Acedo 2010, Demonte 2010, Folli 2002, Talmy 2000, and references therein). Most proposals on this topic focus on the question whether such a distinction is to be attributed to the differences between the categories V and P (Fábregas 2007, Gehrke 2008), the availability of some additional mechanism available only in certain languages ('manner incorporation', 'lexical subordination', etc.; Harley 2005, Haugen 2009, Mateu & Rigau 2008, McIntyre 2004, Zubizarreta & Oh 2007), and the possibility that the relevant parameter has additional consequences outside the VP domain (Demonte 1991, Folli & Ramchand 2005, Snyder 1995, 2001, Svenonius & Son 2008).

This workshop aims at discussing the nature of the 'satellite-framed' vs. 'verb-framed' distinction, its cross-linguistic complexities (resultatives, the P-V interaction, N-N compounding, P stranding, etc.), and its relevance for the study of variation within the context of the biolinguistic enterprise (Boeckx 2006, 2009, Di Sciullo & Boeckx 2011, Piattelli-Palmarini et al. 2009, and references therein) and minimalism (Biberauer 2008, Biberauer et al. 2010, Chomsky 1993 and sub., Chomsky & Berwick 2011, and others).

The workshop is organized by Centre de Lingüística Teòrica at UAB within the research project FFI2010-20634 (subprograma FILO) ‘A New Biolinguistic Orientation for Linguistic Variation’, whose PI is Cedric Boeckx.

The workshop will be held at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona on October 3-5, 2011.

Invited Speakers:

Anna Maria Di Sciullo (UQAM)Raffaella Folli (University of Ulster)Heidi Harley (University of Arizona)Jaume Mateu (Centre de Lingüística Teòrica - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)Gillian Ramchand (University of Tromsø)Koji Sugisaki (Mie University)Peter Svenonius (University of Tromsø)María Luisa Zubizarreta (University of Southern California) & Dong-sik Lim (LyCC-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)

Monday, 3 October - Venue: Sala d'Actes de la Facultat d'Economia

9:30 Welcoming

9:45-11:05 Gillian Ramchand (Universitet Tromsø) TBA

11:05-11:25 Coffee Break

11:25-12:10 Víctor Acedo-Matellán (CLT/UAB) A layered-derivation approach to the conflation/incorporation distinction

12:10-12:55 Boban Arsenijevic (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) On the syntactic nature of manner incorporation.

12:55-13:40 Fabienne Martin (University of Stuttgart) & Florian Schäfer (University of Stuttgart) Elastic verbs with bi- and mono-eventive uses

13:40-15:00 Lunch Break

15:00-16:20 Heidi Harley (University of Arizona) and Raffaella Folli (University of Ulster) Carve/Sculpt vs. Spray/Load: An alternative to deficiency approaches to the manner-alternation parameter

16:20-16:40 Coffee Break

16:40-17:25 Artemis Alexiadou (University of Stuttgart) & Elena Anagnostopoulou (Unievrsity of Creta) The locative alternation cross-linguistically: implications for resultative formation

17:25-18:45 Peter Svenonius (University of Tromsø) TBA

Tuesday, 4 October-Venue: Sala d'Actes de la Facultat d'Economia

10:00-11:20 María Luisa Zubizarreta (University of Southern California) & Dong-sik Lim (LyCC-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas) On the syntactic composition of resultatives in Korean

11:20-11:40 Coffee Break

11:40-12:25 Cristina Real Puigdollers (CLT/UAB) Towards a non-syntactic approach of manner incorporation

12:25-13:10 Juan Romeu (LyCC-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas) Ps and Manner of Motion Verbs in the lexicalisation of spatial features

13:10-15:00 Lunch Break

15:00-16:20 Anna Maria Di Sciullo (Université de Montréal) Biolinguistic micro-variation in the expression of directed motion events, and the limits of broad typological splits and macro-parameters

16:20- 16:40 Coffee Break

16:40-17:25 Michelle Troberg (University of Toronto), Heather Burnett (University of California-LA) & Mireille Tremblay (Université de Montréal) Typological shift: from satellite- to verb-framed in French

17:25-18:10 Mary Goodrich (University of Connecticut) & William Snyder (University of Connecticut/ Haskins Laboratories) Atelic Paths and the Compounding Parameter: Evidence from Acquisition

18:10-19:30 Koji Sugisaki (Mie University). Preposition Stranding: Its Parametric Variation and Acquisition

21:00 Workshop Dinner

Wednesday, 5 October-Venue: Sala d'Actes de la Facultat d'Economia

10:00-11:20 Jaume Mateu (CLT/UAB) TBA

11:20-11:40 Coffee Break

11:40-12:25 Michael Barrie (University of Ottawa) & Audrey Li (University of Southern California) Noun incorporation and non-canonical objects

12:25-13:25 Monica Irimia (University of Toronto) Results turning into manners?

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