LINGUIST List 30.1152

Wed Mar 13 2019

Confs: Lang Acquisition, Ling Theories, Morphology, Semantics, Syntax/Canada

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Date: 06-Mar-2019
From: Ileana Paul <>
Subject: Parameters Workshop in Honour of Lisa Travis
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Parameters Workshop in Honour of Lisa Travis

Date: 17-May-2019 - 18-May-2019
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Contact: Ileana Paul
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

McGill will be hosting a Parameters Workshop in Honour of Lisa Travis May 17-18, 2019. We are pleased to welcome the following invited speakers:

Mark Baker (Rutgers)
Henry Davis (UBC)
Laura Kalin (Princeton)
Ileana Paul (Western)
Ian Roberts (Cambridge)
Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin)
Susi Wurmbrand (Vienna/Harvard)

And the guest of honour, Lisa Travis!

Languages vary but this variation is not chaotic. Within the Principles and Parameters framework, the ''Principles'' are the abstract system that underlie Universal Grammar, while the ''Parameters'' are the points of possible variation within this system. While originally conceived as settings that account for a wide range of linguistic properties (macro-parameters, such as the pro-drop parameter), parameters have recently been either outright denied or re-cast as micro-parameters. This workshop aims to highlight current research on parameters from a broad range of perspectives.


Program now available at:

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