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Wed Jul 08 2015

Confs: General Ling, Lang Acquisition, Ling Theories, Psycholing, Text/Corpus Ling/Israel

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Date: 08-Jul-2015
From: Gabi Danon <>
Subject: 31st Annual Meeting of the Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics
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31st Annual Meeting of the Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics
Short Title: IATL 31

Date: 13-Oct-2015 - 14-Oct-2015
Location: Ramat Gan, Israel
Contact: Gabi Danon
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

IATL 31, the 31st annual meeting of the Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics, will be held at Bar Ilan University on October 13-14, 2015.

Invited Speakers:

- Donka Farkas, University of California, Santa Cruz
- Malte Zimmerman, Potsdam University


Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics
31st Annual Meeting
October 13-14, 2015
Bar Ilan University, Israel

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Registration and coffee


Invited speaker: Malte Zimmermann, Universität Potsdam
Scalar Particles and the analysis of Contrastive Topics: A cross-linguistic investigation of English and Vietnamese

Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal and Nora Boneh
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Modern Hebrew discursive datives

11:30-11:50 Coffee

Ariel Cohen and Irit Meir
Ben Gurion University of the Negev and University of Haifa
Function variables in metaphoric interpretation: Evidence from iconicity in sign languages

Svetlana Dachkovsky, Jana Hosemann, Markus Steinbach and Wendy Sandler
University of Haifa and Universität Göttingen
Signers' perception of conditional intonation: A comparative study of Israeli Sign Language and German Sign Language

13:10-14:50 Lunch

Avivit Ben-David and Outi Bat-El
Tel Aviv University
Stressed and final syllables in language acquisition: Which is stronger?

Noam Faust
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Guttural ghosts

16:10-16:30 Coffee

Andreas Trotzke and Stefano Quaglia
Universität Konstanz
Topicalization patterns in expressive particle verbs: Comparative evidence from German and Italian

Hedde Zeijlstra
Universität Göttingen
Explaining FOFC without the LCA

TBA Conference dinner

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Invited speaker: Donka Farkas, University of California, Santa Cruz
Assertions, polar questions, and the land in-between

10:30-10:50 Coffee

Thematic Session: Experimental and corpus-based research in theoretical linguistics

Maayan Keshev and Aya Meltzer-Asscher
Tel Aviv University
Implications of grammatical resumption for the online processing of Hebrew islands

Saskia Ottschofski
Universität Tübingen
The acquisition of pronouns in English: Evidence for a uniform semantics of pronouns, indexicals and the definite determiner

Business Meeting

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Thematic Session (cont.)

Daphna Heller and Boaz Ben David
University of Toronto and Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
Morphological activation during spoken word recognition: Beyond sound and meaning?

Noga Balaban, Petra Schulz and Naama Friedmann
Tel Aviv University and Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
What triggers exhaustivitiy in wh-questions? Evidence from TOM impairment after right hemisphere damage

15:20-15:40 Coffee

Yael Greenberg
Bar Ilan University
The scale of (overt) even: Problems and solutions

Hadas Kotek
McGill University
On the semantics of wh-questions

17:00-17:20 Coffee

Stephanie Solt
ZAS Berlin
Granularity and weak disjunctions


Alexander Grosu and Ion Giurgea
Tel Aviv University and The Institute of Linguistics of the Romanian Academy
The smoking gun: The Romanian connection

Vera Hohaus and Andreas Konietzko
Universität Tübingen
VP-proforms and Logical Form: The perspective from English and German

Lior Laks, Evan-Gary Cohen and Stav Azulay
Bar Ilan University and Tel Aviv University
Paradigm uniformity and the locus of derivation: The case of Hebrew vowel epenthesis

Danielle Moed and Daphna Heller
University of Toronto
What visual memory can tell us about the context: The case of modification

Lucia Tovena and Xiaoqian Zhang
Université Paris 7
A pragmatically enriched temporal relation

The conference is supported by: the office of the Vice-President of Research,
Bar-Ilan University; the Rector's office, Bar-Ilan University; the Lechter
Institute for Literary Research; the Lewis Family Foundation for International
Conferences in the Humanities; and the Faculty of Humanities, Bar-Ilan

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