LINGUIST List 6.1362

Fri Oct 6 1995

Confs: Workshop on Limits of Syntax, DIGS 4th Conference

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  • "L.McNally", Workshop on the Limits of Syntax
  • DUPUIS FERNANDE, DIGS 4th conference

    Message 1: Workshop on the Limits of Syntax

    Date: Mon, 02 Oct 1995 07:10:19 Workshop on the Limits of Syntax
    From: "L.McNally" <>
    Subject: Workshop on the Limits of Syntax



    December 9th & 10th, 1995 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Confirmed Invited Participants:

    Ray Jackendoff Craige Roberts Pauline Jacobson Michael Rochemont Robert Kluender Nomi Erteschik-Shir Rita Manzini Enric Vallduvi Ellen Prince Jan-Wouter Zwart Tanya Reinhart

    Over the past thirty-five years, generative grammarians have made a great deal of progress in understanding human language by characterizing a very wide range of linguistic phenomena in syntactic terms. This inquiry has focused on developing theories that illuminate speaker competence, and it has led to many interesting and successful predictions about similarities and differences across languages. However, as this research has grown to incorporate a greater variety of within-language and cross-linguistic data, it has become increasingly clear that certain phenomena that have been given widely-accepted syntactic explanations (for instance, constraints on question formation or the distribution of pronouns) quite possibly cannot be analyzed in exclusively syntactic terms without an undesirable impact on the explanatory value of the syntactic theories themselves.

    The purpose of this NSF-sponsored workshop is to explore seriously the question of how the greater incorporation of nonsyntactic explanations into linguistic research could deepen our understanding of problematic linguistic phenomena and, at the same time, strengthen syntactic theory.


    The workshop will be held at:

    The Ramada University Hotel 3110 Olentangy River Road Columbus, OH

    near the Ohio State University campus. Visitors to the Workshop are very welcome. For information on the schedule and accommodations in the area near the Workshop, please contact Jane Harper at the Center for Cognitive Science ( Mailing address:

    Mrs. Jane Harper Center for Cognitive Science The Ohio State University 1961 Tuttle Park Place Columbus, OH 43210

    Phone: 614-292-8200 Fax: 614-292-0321

    If you are intending to attend the Workshop, please inform us as soon as possible so that we can be assured of accommodating all visitors.

    Message 2: DIGS 4th conference

    Date: Mon, 02 Oct 1995 16:52:24 DIGS 4th conference
    Subject: DIGS 4th conference


    OCTOBER 31, NOVEMBER 1 & 2 1995


    PROGRAM October 31, 1995:

    9.00 to 9.15 Opening Remarks

    9.15 to 10.15 Jean-Yves Pollock, Invited Speaker, Universite d'Amiens & MIT Notes on the Historical Syntax of French Infinitives : on the Morphological=

    10.15 to 10.55 Susan Garrett, University of Pennsylvania Spanish Negation from the 12th to 17th Century

    10.55 to 11.15 BREAK

    11.15 to 11.55 Fred Weerman, Utrecht University The Structure of Case

    11.55 to 12.35 Cecilia Falk, University of Lund Lexical Case in the History of Swedish


    14.00 to 15.00 Giuseppe Longobardi, Invited Speaker, Universita degli Studi, Venice Sound Laws, Grammaticalization and Syntactic Reconstruction: The Evolution of French "CHEZ"

    15.00 to 15.40 Aafke Hulk, University of Amsterdam >From CP to FP: Imperatives, Pronouns and Verb Movement in the History of French

    15.40 to 16.20 Nigel Duffield, McGill University Pronominal Enclisis and Postposing in the History of Irish

    16.20 to 16.40 BREAK

    16.40 to 17.20 Roumyana Izvorski, University of Pennsylvania The Syntax of Clitics in the History of Bulgarian

    17.20 to 18.30 Ian Roberts, Invited Speaker, University of Wales Some Remarks on the Development of the Romance Clitics


    November 1, 1995:

    9.00 to 10.00=20 John Lumsden, Invited Speaker, UQAM On Some Cognitive Processes of Creolization

    10.00 to 10.40 Hideki Maki, University of Connecticut Kakarimusubi in the Minimalist Program

    10.40 to 11.00 BREAK

    11.00 to 11.40 Claudia Iulianella On Verb & Subject Position in the Novellino

    11.40 to 12.20 Ulrike Demske, University of Tuebigen Prenominal Genitive Phrases as Definite Determiners


    WORKSHOP ON CORPORA 14.00 to 15.00 Anthony Kroch, Invited Speaker, University of Pennsylvania The Time Course of Syntactic Change

    15.00 to 16.00 Christiane Marchello-Nizia, Invited Speaker, ENS Fontenay-Saint Cloud - Ins- titut Universitaire de France

    Why and How to treat Low-frequency Phenomena in Historical Linguistic

    16.00 to 16.15 BREAK

    16.15 to 18.00 WORKSHOP DISCUSSION Participants Susan Pintzuk, Ans van Kemenade, Beatrice Santorini, Anthony Kroch, Christi- ane, Marchello Nizia,Denise Daoust, Henrietta Cedergren, Monique Lemieux, Fernande Dupuis, Monique Dufresne, Francois Daoust.

    18.00 to 18.30 BUSINESS MEETING

    November 2, 1995:

    9.00 to 10.00=20 Ans Van Kemenade, Invited Speaker, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam V2, Clitics and Negation from Old to Early Modern English

    10.00 to 10.40 Mark D. Arnold, University of Maryland The Loss of V-Raising in English: The Contribution of the Syntatic Trigger

    10.40 to 11.00 BREAK

    11.00 to 11.40 Susan Pintzuk, University of York >From OV to VO in the History of English

    11.40 to 12.20 Thorhallur Eythorsson, University of Iceland The Distribution of V2 in Old Germanic


    14.00 to15.00 Hilda Koopman, Invited Speaker, UCLA Antisymmetry and Language Change

    15.00 to 15.40 Paola Crisma, Universita di Venezia The Diachronic Development of the Article in English

    15.40 to 16.00 BREAK

    16.00 to 16.40 John Lumsden, UQAM Parametric Variation in Grammatical Features and Agreement

    16.40 to 17.40 Marisa Rivero, Invited Speaker, University of Ottawa Diachrony and the Status of Greed as an Economy Principle

    17.40 to 18.00 Monique Lemieux, UQAM Concluding Remarks

    ALTERNATE SPEAKERS Jose Bonneau, McGill University & Pierre Pica, CNRS, Argumenthood and Confi- gurations in Old and Middle English Rajesh Bhatt, University of Pennsylvania, Phrase-Structure Change and The Loss of Narrative Inversion in Kashmiri Peter Ackema, Utrecht University, Changes in Auxiliary Selection in Unaccus- ative Perfects

    REGISTRATION FEES: Registration fees include the book of abstracts, coffee breaks and the welc- ome cocktail. Pre-registration, before October 15, 1995: Non-students $50.00 CND, Students $20.00 CND During the Conference : Non-students $60.00 CND, Students $25.00 CND

    BANQUET The Conference banquet will take place on November 1.=20 Price (four courses, wine included): $30.00 CND.

    Please send checks or money orders made to: Universite du Quebec a Montreal to the following address: DIGS 4 Departement de Linguistique Universite du Quebec a Montreal C.P. 8888, Succ. Centre-Ville Montreal (Quebec) CANADA H3C 3P8

    CONFERENCE LOCATION The Conference will take place at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal. Tuesday AM, October 31: Pavillon de Design, 1220 rue Sanguinet, Room DE-256- 0. The remaining of the Conference will take place in Pavillon Athanase David, 1430 rue St-Denis, Room D-R200

    HOUSING: We have made arrangements witht the Travelodge Hotel, (a five minute walk >From UQAM). *Participants should make their own reservation. *We strongly recommend you to make your reservation before October 23; don't forget to mention that you will be attending the DIGS4 Conference.

    Hotel Travelodge=D1Montreal Centre 50 boul. Rene-Levesque Ouest Montreal (Quebec) H2Z 1A2

    Tel.:(514) 874-9090 or 1 800 578-7878,Fax:(514) 874-0907 Single:$52.00 Breakfasts: Twin:$52.00 Continental:$6.75 Double:$52.00 American:$8.50 Triple:$59.00 Quad:$66.00=20

    TRANSPORTATION: From=20Mirabel Airport: bus $15.00Taxi:Around $65.00 >From Dorval Airport: bus $9.00 Taxi: Around $30.00

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT : ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Monique Dufresne or Fernande Dupuis=09e-mail: fax:(514) 987-4652