LINGUIST List 25.4839

Mon Dec 01 2014

Confs: Syntax/Taiwan

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 01-Dec-2014
From: Deborah Teoh <>
Subject: A Minimalist Workshop on Formosan Infinitives
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A Minimalist Workshop on Formosan Infinitives

Date: 13-Dec-2014 - 13-Dec-2014
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: Deborah Teoh
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Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Meeting Description:

This workshop is an annual event on the inquiry of Formosan languages from a Minimalist viewpoint. The theme of this year workshop is ‘infinitive’. While finiteness is one of the core issues in syntax, it receives very little attention in the Formosan literature, let alone its subtype ‘infinitive’. This workshop aims to fill the gap. We invite generative Formosanists who have been either working on finiteness or related issues for years to present their recent findings on the issues. Moreover, for a broader perspective, we happily invite Susanne Wurmbrand, who is a leading expert and publishes widely on infinitives in Germanic languages.



Opening Remarks

Susanne Wurmbrand
Voice Restructuring—From Formosan to Restructuring Cross-linguistically
Chair: Roger Liao

Iris Wu
Some Comparative Notes on Restructuring
Chair: Niina Zhang

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

Chaokai Shi
Restructuring and vP-internal Structure in Takibakha Bunun
Chair: Chen-sheng Liu

13:00-14:30 Lunch break

Chunming Wu & Henry Y. Chang
On the Syntax of Mayrinax Purposives
Chair: Jowang Lin

Arthur Holmer
A Cartographic Approach to Two Formosan Infinitives
Chair: Dylan Tsai

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

Henry Y. Chang
Transitivity Agreement in Tsou Restructuring
Chair: Chih-hsiang Shu

All of the talks will be delivered in English. Each talk is allotted for 45 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for discussion.

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