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Fri Jan 27 2012

Confs: Morphology, Semantics, Syntax/USA

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        1.     Laura Grestenberger , Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 2


Message 1: Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 2
Date: 24-Jan-2012
From: Laura Grestenberger <Lgrestenfas.harvard.edu>
Subject: Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 2
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Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 2
Short Title: FASAL 2


Date: 17-Mar-2012 - 18-Mar-2012
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Contact: Pritty Patel-Grosz
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is proud to host the second Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages (FASAL) workshop. The main aim of this workshop is to provide a platform to discuss South Asian Linguistics from the perspective of formal syntax, semantics and morphology.

Invited Speakers:

Rajesh Bhatt (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Veneeta Dayal (Rutgers University)
Brendan Gillon (McGill University)
Maria Polinksy (Harvard University)

FASAL 2 Program

Saturday March 17th 2012

9-10
Maria Polinsky (Harvard, invited speaker): "Some Remarks on the Interaction between Long Distance Agreement and Closest Conjunct Agreement"

10-10:30
Monica Irimia (Toronto): "Long Distance Agreement, Secondary Predication, and Complex Predication: the Evidence from Hindi"

10:30-10:45
Coffee Break

10:45-11:15
Rosmin Mathew (Tromsø): "Verb Movement and Wh in Malayalam"

11:15-11:45
Satarupa Das (CUNY): "Double Object Fronting in Bengali"

11:45-12:15
Arunima Choudhury & Elsi Kaiser (USC): "Information Structure and Prosodic Focus in Bangla: Comparing Production & Perception"

12:15-1:30
Lunch Break

1:30-2
Emily Manetta (Vermont): "Copy Theory in wh-in-situ Languages: Sluicing in Hindi-Urdu"

2-2:30
Naira Khan (Stanford): "Wh-scope in Finite CP Clauses in Bengali"

2:30-3 Alice Davison (Iowa): "Varieties of Control in South Asian Languages: A Paradoxical Situation for UG"

3-3:15
Coffee Break

3:15-3:45
Pritha Chandra (IIT): "Passives or Anti-Causatives?"

3:45-4:15
Sarah Ouwayda & Mythili Menon (USC): "Malayalam -kaL is Plural, English 'Plural Marking' is not"

4:15-4:45
Roumyana Pancheva & Priyanka Biswas (USC): "Temporal Adverbials, Negation, and the Bangla perfect"

4:45-5
Coffee Break

5-6
Veneeta Dayal (Rutgers, invited speaker): "What can South Asian Languages Tell Us about Classifier Systems?"

7:30-
Workshop Party

Sunday March 18th 2012

10-11
Brendan Gillon (McGill, invited speaker): "Linguistic Theory and Classical Sanskrit"

11-11:30
Moreno Mitrovic (Cambridge): "The Double System of Coordination in Vedic"

11:30-11:45
Coffee Break

11:45-12:15 Laura Grestenberger (Harvard): "Did Vedic Sanskrit have Anaphors? The Case of svá-"

12:15-12:45
Luca Ducceschi (Verona/Utrecht): "Binding and Deixis in Dravidian and Indo-Aryan Languages"

12:45-1:15
Stefan Keine (UMass Amherst): "Linearity-based Reference Restrictions in Hindi"

1:15-2:30
Lunch Break

2:30-3
K. V. Subbarao (Emeritus) & Martin Everaert (Utrecht): "Case Copying and Case Percolation in Polymorphemic Reciprocals in Dravidian: Some Unique Phenomena"

3-3:30
Saurov Syed (USC): "The Syntactic Encoding of I- and M-possessors in Bangla"

3:30-4
Priyanka Biswas (USC): "Bangla Default Classifier Revisited"

4-4:15
Coffee Break

4:15-5:15
Rajesh Bhatt (UMass, invited speaker): TBA

For organizational purposes, please write us an e-mail to fasal-2012mit.edu if you would like to attend this conference. Regular updates will be posted on the conference website http://fasal.mit.edu.



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