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Wed Feb 03 2016

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Date: 03-Feb-2016
From: Paolo Lorusso <>
Subject: 42nd Incontro di Grammatica Generativa
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42nd Incontro di Grammatica Generativa
Short Title: IGG42

Date: 18-Feb-2016 - 20-Feb-2016
Location: Lecce, Italy
Contact: Mirko Grimaldi
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

The 42nd Incontro di Grammatica Generativa (Generative Grammar Meeting) will be held in Lecce (University of Salento) on February 18-20, 2016 ( The IGG represents the most important Italian venue for discussions on every aspect of generative grammar and formal linguistics.

Invited Speakers:

Andrea Calabrese – University of Connecticut
Gennaro Chierchia – Harvard University
Itziar Laka – University of the Basque Country


8:45 Registration

Welcoming and introduction:
Mirko Grimaldi - University of Salento
Vincenzo Zara - Rector of the University of Salento
Giovanni Tateo - Dean of the Department of Human Studies

Itziar Laka – Invited speaker
University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
Theoretical and experimental perspectives on ergativity.

Gloria Cocchi and Cristina Pierantozzi.
Università degli studi di Urbino
Gender agreement in mixed Italian/German relative clauses

11:30 Coffee Break (poster session)

Elena Pagliarini, Natale Stucchi and Maria Teresa Guasti.
Università degliu studi di Milano Bicocca
Prediction of abstract representations from the rhythmic and the syntactic structures

Shenai Hu, Maria Vender, Gaetano Fiorin and Denis Delfitto.
Università degli studi di Verona
Asymmetry in the comprehension of affirmative and negative sentences in young Chinese poor readers

Irene Caloi.
Goethe University of Frankfurt
Wh-question processing in patients with Alzheimer ’s disease

13:30 Lunch break

Poster session

Claudia Manetti and Adriana Belletti.
Università degli studi di Siena / University of Geneva
Topics and passives in Italian-speaking children and adults.

Anna Roussou.
University of Patras
Complement clauses: Case and argumenthood

Ilaria Frana and Kyle Rawlins.
UMass Amherst - Johns Hopkins University
Italian ''mica'' as a Common Ground Managing Operator

Diego Pescarini.
Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Non-canonical enclitics are not weak pronouns

17:00 Coffee break (poster session)

Ion Tudor Giurgea.
The ''Iorgu Iordan - Al. Rosetti'' Institute of Linguistics –Bucharest
Intervention in Romanian se-passives

Ludovico Franco and Paolo Lorusso
Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Università di Firenze
Patterns of Syntactic Agreement with Embedded NPs

Petra Sleeman and Tabea Ihsane
University of Amsterdam - University of Geneva
Partitive constructions and semantic agreement in French


Andrea Calabrese – Invited speaker
University of Connecticut (USA)
Irregular Verbal Morphology, Athematicity and Locality. The Irregular Latin Perfect Forms, their PIE Ancestors and their Romance Outcomes.

Laura Bafile.
Università degli studi di Ferrara
The debate on the nature of phonological primes in Element Theory

Francesca Foppolo, Francesca Panzeri, Ciro Greco and Maria Nella Carminati.
Università degli studi di Milano Bicocca- CITEC, University of Bielefeld
The incremental processing of perfectivity in accomplishment predicates

11:00 Coffee break (poster session)

M. Rita Manzini and Leonardo M. Savoia
Università degli studi di Firenze
The complementation system of Aromanian (South Albania)

Peter Herbeck.
University of Salzburg
Romance pro-drop hiding VO restrictions

Lena Baunaz and Eric Lander.
Ghent University
The internal structure of nominal and verbal complementizers

Theresa Biberauer and Ian Roberts.
University of Cambridge
Emergent parameters and pleiotropic features: new perspectives on syntactic complexity

13:30 Lunch break

Poster session

Ane Berro.
University of the Basque Country
Looking for the verbal category in Basque syntax: not found

Patrick Elliott
University College London
Nested which-phrases: consequences for the syntax of wh-scope

Nino Grillo and Keir Moulton.
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin- Simon Fraser University
Kind of Perfect

Carlo Geraci
Institut Jean-Nicod CNRS Paris
Possessives in (three) Sign Languages

17:00 Coffee break (poster session)

Vincenzo Nicolò Di Caro and Giuliana Giusti.
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Dimensions of variation. The Inflected Construction in the dialect of Delia (Caltanissetta)

Cristina Guardiano, Dimitris Michelioudakis, Andrea Ceolin, Giuseppe Longobardi, Nina Radkevich, Monica-Alexandrina Irimia, Ioanna Sitaridou and Giuseppina Silvestri.
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia / University of York / University of Pennsylvania / University of Cambridge
A parametric approach to dialect classification: microvariation in Southern Italy

Olga Kellert, Irene Franco, Cecilia Poletto and Guido Mensching.
University of Göttingen / University of Frankfurt
A unified analysis of additive and temporal markers in Old Italian

Social Dinner


Mirko Grimaldi – Invited talk
Università del Salento (CRIL)
The biolinguistics research at the Centro di Ricerca Interdisciplinare sul Linguaggio

Francesca Foppolo, Marco Marelli, Stefania Donatiello and Damiano Piattella.
Università di Milano Bicocca - CiMEC, University of Trento
To be (some) or not to be (all)

Jan Wislicki.
Roots and root typing: evidence from discontinuity
University of Warsaw

11:00 Coffee break (poster session)

Mara Frascarelli and Roland Hinterhoelzl.
Università degli studi Roma Tre- Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
German scrambling meets Italian Right-Dislocation

Giorgos Spathas and Dimitris Michelioudakis.
University of Stuttgart - University of York
The scope of additive operators: an argument for syntactic event decomposition

Volker Struckmeier.
University of Cologne
Interface relations underlie the cartography of scrambling positions in German

Conclusion – Farewell

Anamaria Falaus and Andreea Nicolae
France CNRS LLING / Germany ZAS
A new approach to n-words as NPIs

Anna Marchesini
Goethe Universität Frankfurt
The features specification of the Future morphology in Italian

Nino Grillo and Keir Moulton
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin /Simon Fraser University
Clausal Determiners and Long Distance AGREE in Italian

Poster Presentations

-Giulia Bellucci, Lena Dal Pozzo, Ludovico Franco and Maria Rita Manzini (Università di Firenze/ CLUNL-Universidade Nova de Lisboa) Locatives, Part and Whole in Uralic
-Daniele Botteri (Università degli studi di Siena)Focus and Ellipsis in Split Questions: Syntax and Variation
-Fabiana De Biasio (Università degli studi di Siena) I Pronomi Clitici Dativi tra Grammatica Normativa e Linguaggio Colloquiale
-Luca Ducceschi and Roberto Zamparelli (Università degli studi di Trento) Syntax, Materialized
-Guillaume Enguehard (University of Paris 7)ECP or OCP?
-Anamaria Falaus and Andreea Nicolae (France CNRS, LLING / Germany ZAS)A New Approach to n-words as NPIs
-Nino Grillo and Keir Moulton (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/ Simon Fraser University)Clausal Determiners and Long Distance AGREE in Italian
- Alexander Grosu and Ion Tudor Giurgea (Tel Aviv University/ “Iorgu Iordan - A. Rosetti” Institute of Linguistics) A Revealing Romanian-specific Grammatical Property
-Rosangela Lai (Università degli studi di Firenze) Word-initial Geminates in Sardinian
-Paolo Lorusso, Anna Dora Manca, Ludovico Franco and Mirko Grimaldi (Università degli studi di Firenze / Universidade Nova de Lisboa / Cril Università del salento) The features of Person and Gender: an ERP study on a Person Split in Italian
-Jonathan MacDonald and Lanko Marušič (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / University of Nova Gorica) Slovenian passive se constructions are transitive
-Iara Mantenuto (UCLA)Towards a Cartography of Teramano Demonstratives
-Anna Marchesini (Goethe Universität Frankfurt) The features specification of the Future Morphology in Italian
-Petra Mišmaš (University of Nova Gorica)Short Wh-Movement as Wh-Movement to the Low Periphery
-Francesca Panzeri and Simone Carrus (Università di Milano-Bicocca / Università San Raffaele) The Derogatory Import of Slurs
-Roberto Petrosino (University of Connecticut)Allomorphy of Determiners in Italian
-Francesca Ramaglia and Mara Frascarelli (Università degli studi Roma Tre) Towards a Unification of Copular Constructions: an Integrated Approach
-Silvia Rossi and Jacopo Garzonio (Università degli studi di Padova/ Università Ca’ Foscari Venizia) Structural Seficiency across Phases: Oblique Pronouns in Old Tuscan Varieties
-Giuseppe Samo (University of Geneva)Icelandic V3 Adverbs do not Violate the Bottleneck Effect
-Rosalinde Stadt, Petra Sleeman and Aafke Hulk (University of Amsterdam / ACLC) The L2 Status Factor and the Role of Immersion
-Neda Todorovic (University of Connecticut)Why Future is not so Perfect(ive): on the Aspectual Restrictions of Future Interpretations
-Giuseppe Torcolacci (Leiden University -LUCL ) Some Issues on pro-drop. The case of Northern Italian Subject Clitics
-Aleksandra Vercauteren (Belgium CLUNL/GIST) The Focalizing SER ‘to Be’ Construction in European Portuguese

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