LINGUIST List 27.80

Tue Jan 05 2016

Confs: Historical Ling, Syntax/Netherlands

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Date: 03-Jan-2016
From: Heidi Klockmann <>
Subject: Linguistic Variation in the Interaction between Internal and External Syntax
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Linguistic Variation in the Interaction between Internal and External Syntax

Date: 08-Feb-2016 - 09-Feb-2016
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Contact: Heidi Klockmann
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The aim of this workshop is to look at linguistic variation from the perspective of the interaction between the internal and external syntax of XPs. In particular, how are syntactic mechanisms (e.g. case assignment, agree, EPP movement, etc.) and the distribution of linguistic items in the syntactic tree influenced by the internal structure of such lexical/grammatical items? And, what type of variation do we find in this domain?

Organizing Institute:
NWO-project, The uniformity of linguistic variation, Utrecht University, UiL-OTS, The Netherlands

Heidi Klockmann, Franca Wesseling and Marjo van Koppen

Place of the workshop: Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Date: February 8-9, 2016

Invited Speakers:

Roberta D'Alessandro (Leiden University, Netherlands)
Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin University, UK)
Martina Wiltschko (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Linguistic Variation in the Interaction between Internal and External Syntax
University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
Location: Drift 21, Room 0.05 (Sweelinckzaal), entrance through Drift 27

Monday, February 8, 2016

8.30 – 9.10 Registration and coffee

9.10 – 9.20

9.20 – 10.20
Invited speaker: Martina Wiltschko (University of British Columbia)
What particle syntax can teach us about the particularities of syntax

10.20 – 10.40 Coffee break

10.40 – 11.20
Jenneke van der Wal (University of Cambridge)
Spell-out of Agree depends on your Personal Goal

11.20 – 12.00
Enoch O. Aboh (University of Amsterdam)
Feature recombination and number agreement in Saramaccan relative clauses

12.00 – 13.40 Lunch break
13.40 – 14.20
Yoshio Endo and Liliane Haegeman (Kanda University of International Studies; Ghent University, GIST)
Adverbial clauses and adverbial concord

14.20 – 15.00
Chenchen (Julio) Song (University of Cambridge)
Syntax of Aktionsart: Internal-External Interaction and Cross-linguistic Variation

15.00 – 15.40
Theresa Biberauer (University of Cambridge / Stellenbosch University)
Particles and the Final-over-Final Constraint

15.40 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 17.00
Invited speaker: Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin University)
When pro behaves like PRO: on the distribution of Cased Control

18.00 - Dinner

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

9.30 – 10.00 Coffee

10.00 – 11.00
Invited speaker: Roberta D’Alessandro (University of Leiden)

11.00 – 11.20 Coffee break

11.20 – 12.00
Peter W. Smith (Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt)
Idiosyncratically mass and idiosyncratically count

12.00 – 12.40
Ekaterina Lyutikova and Asya Pereltsvaig (Moscow State University; Stanford University)
Interaction between Internal and External Syntax: Evidence from DOM in Tatar dialects

12.40 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 14.40
Usha Udaar (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi)
Case syncretism: Perspectives from variations in Haryanavi and Mewati

14.40 – 15.20
Misha Knyazev (Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Federation)
On some distributional differences between clausal complements of nouns in Russian and English

15.20 – 15.40 Coffee break

15.40 – 16.20
Sjef Barbiers, Hans Bennis, Lotte Hendriks (Meertens Institute (KNAW))
Merging verb cluster variation

16.20 – 17.00
Theresa Biberauer and Ian Roberts (University of Cambridge / Stellenbosch University)
Maximising substantive formal features: movement without diacritics

More information on the workshop can be found at

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