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Thu Jan 21 2016

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Date: 20-Jan-2016
From: Leo Rosenstein <>
Subject: Conference in Honor of Ken Wexler
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Conference in Honor of Ken Wexler

Date: 29-Apr-2016 - 01-May-2016
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Contact: Leo Rosenstein
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Meeting Description:

The Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT is organizing a conference at the occasion of Ken Wexler's retirement, to honor and celebrate his foundational, lasting contributions to the field. We will host a two day conference at MIT, with colleagues and friends in linguistics and cognitive science presenting work connected to or inspired by Ken's research. The conference will take place April 30-May 1, 2016, and will be preceded by a reception on the evening of April 29. The conference, as well as the reception, are open to the public and all are welcome!

To help us with our planning, please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Call for Papers:

Friday, April 29:

6:00 pm
Evening Reception (free and open to all conference attendees)

Saturday, April 30:

8:30 am Breakfast

9:00 am
Opening Remarks - David Pesetsky

9:15 am
Luigi Rizzi

10:15 am Coffee break

10:30 am
Nina Hyams

11:30 am
Hagit Borer

12:30 pm Lunch Break (lunch provided)

2:00 pm
Stephen Crain

3:00 pm
Mabel Rice
4:00 pm Coffee break

4:30 pm
''Acquisition Rap'' - 9 speakers (10 min each; 7+3 for Q/A)
Sergei Avrutin, Jeremy Hartmann, Tania Ionin, Rita Manzini,
Alex Perovic, Carson Sch├╝tze, William Snyder, two current MIT people (TBD)

6:00 pm
Ken Wexler

7:30 pm
Dinner (for Ken, speakers, and colleagues at MIT)

Sunday, April 31:

9:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am
Lila Gleitman

10:30 am Coffee break

11:00 am
Bob Berwick

12:00 pm
Noam Chomsky

1:00 pm Closing and Thanks

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