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  1. h-ot-97, Optimality Theory Workshop
  2. IGG XXIII, XXIII INCONTRO DI GRAMMATICA GENERATIVA

Message 1: Optimality Theory Workshop

Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 12:18:46 -0500 (EST)
From: h-ot-97 <h-ot-97vonneumann.cog.jhu.edu>
Subject: Optimality Theory Workshop


 Hopkins Optimality Theory Workshop/
 University of Maryland Mayfest 1997
 
 Baltimore's Inner Harbor
 May 9-12, 1997

 *** Reminder: Feb 1 deadline for poster abstracts ***
 http://www.cogsci.jhu.edu/h-ot-97/

SPEAKERS

 SYNTAX (May 9-10) PHONOLOGY (May 11-12) 
 
 Judith Aissen (UCSC) Jill Beckman (Iowa)
 Joan Bresnan (Stanford) Laura Benua (Maryland)
 Hye-Won Choi (USC) Luigi Burzio (Hopkins)
 Jane Grimshaw (Rutgers) Edward Flemming(Stanford)
 Geraldine Legendre (Hopkins) Adamantios Gafos (UMass)
 David Pesetsky (MIT) Sharon Inkelas (Berkeley)
 Luigi Rizzi (Geneva)* Junko Ito (UCSC)
 Vieri Samek-Lodovici (Konstanz) Michael Kenstowicz (MIT)
 Peter Sells (Stanford) Linda Lombardi (Maryland)
 Margaret Speas (UMass) John McCarthy (UMass)
 Sten Vikner (Stuttgart) Armin Mester (UCSC)
 Colin Wilson (Hopkins) Jaye Padgett (UCSC)
 Ellen Woolford (UMass) Alan Prince (Rutgers)
 Paul Smolensky (Hopkins)
 ACQUISITION & PROCESSING (May 10) Moira Yip (UCI)
 Cheryl Zoll (MIT)
 Robert Frank (Hopkins)
 Peter Jusczyk (Hopkins)*
 Joseph Pater (UBC) 
 Suzanne Stevenson (Rutgers)
 Bruce Tesar (Rutgers)
 Amy Weinberg (Maryland)		*Participation not yet confirmed
 
SITE

 Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 W. Baltimore St, Baltimore MD 21201
 (800) 333-3333; (410) 539-8400
 
 This restored old hotel is located in downtown Baltimore adjacent to the
 Inner Harbor. A block of rooms has been reserved for the nights of May 8-12 
 at a special rate of $119/night (for one or two beds; roll-aways can be
 added for $10/night). Participants should call the hotel directly, 
 BY APRIL 5, to make reservations.
 
REGISTRATION

 To pre-register, BY APRIL 5 send your physical and electronic mail
 addresses, your phone number, and the dates you expect to participate to
 the address at the bottom of this announcement. Please enclose $25 (for
 faculty/postdocs; $15 for others) to help defray the cost of printing,
 morning and afternoon coffee breaks, and a workshop party. (Registration at
 the door will also be possible at a somewhat higher rate). Checks should be
 payable to Johns Hopkins University.
 
CALL FOR POSTERS

 The workshop will feature contributed poster sessions on all aspects of OT.
 Interested participants are invited to submit BY FEB. 1, 1997 four copies
 of a one-page abstract (not including data, references, and tableaux) to
 the Hopkins address listed at the bottom of this announcement. Abstracts
 should be anonymous; include a 3x5 card containing your name, submission
 title, institutional and email addresses, and phone. We regret that
 email and fax submissions cannot be accepted. Poster format will be
 the same as for the LSA Annual Meeting, and poster abstracts will be
 provided to workshop attendees.
 
ORGANIZERS

 Geraldine Legendre 	Laura Benua
 Paul Smolensky 	Linda Lombardi
 Cognitive Science Department Linguistics Department
 Johns Hopkins 	University of Maryland
 
SPONSORS
 Johns Hopkins University
 Office of the Provost
 College of Arts & Sciences
 Center for Language and Speech Processing
 Cognitive Science Department
 University of Maryland, College Park
 Linguistics Department
 College of Arts and Humanities
 
CONTACT ADDRESS

 H-OT-97
 Cognitive Science Department
 Johns Hopkins University
 Baltimore, MD 21093-2685
 (410) 526-5250
 h-ot-97cogsci.jhu.edu
 http://www.cogsci.jhu.edu/h-ot-97/
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Message 2: XXIII INCONTRO DI GRAMMATICA GENERATIVA

Date: Fri, 17 Jan 1997 15:14:26 GMT
From: IGG XXIII <igg97alphalinguistica.sns.it>
Subject: XXIII INCONTRO DI GRAMMATICA GENERATIVA

 [IGG XXIII]

 XXIII INCONTRO DI GRAMMATICA GENERATIVA

 (XXIII Generative Grammar Meeting)

 February 20-22 1997, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

 ---------------------------------------------------------------
 For more information, IGG XXIII can be reached at:
 http://alphalinguistica.sns.it/~igg97
 e-mail: igg97alphalinguistica.sns.it 

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 CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 Main Session

 Thursday 20 February

 08.45 - 09.00 Opening
 09.00 - 09.40 David Lightfoot (University of Maryland)
 Catastrophes and 'cue-based' learning
 09.40 - 10.10 Giuseppe Longobardi (Universita' di Venezia)
 Etymology and language change in a minimalist
 framework

 10.10 - 10.30 Coffee break

 10.30 - 11.10 Anna Bartra Kaufmann (Universitat Autonoma de
 Barcelona)
 The Schwa as a functional 'joker' in early
 grammar
 11.10 - 11.50 Ludovica Serratrice (University of Edinburgh)
 A look at the acquisition of Italian main
 questions: what choice do children have?
 11.50 - 12.30 Maria Teresa Guasti (DIPSCO, Milano) & Gennaro
 Chierchia (Universita' Statale, Milano)
 Constraints on anaphora in early Italian

 12.30 - 14.00 Lunch break

 14.00 - 14.40 Guglielmo Cinque (Universita' di Venezia)
 Subject and (finite) verb positions
 14.40 - 15.20 Takashi Toyoshima (Amsterdam)
 Subject shift: small case for strong case
 15.20 - 16.00 Caterina Donati (Universita' di Firenze) &
 Alessandra Tomaselli (Universita' di Verona)
 La sintassi del soggetto nel quadro minimalista
 (Subject syntax in the minimalist framework)

 16.00 - 16.50 Coffee break and poster session 1

 16.50 - 17.30 Dieter Vermander (Leuven)
 Proiezioni funzionali e accordo aggettivale
 (Functional projections and adjectival
 agreement)
 17.30 - 18.10 Michael Kenstowicz (MIT)
 Coronal transparency and reduplication in Igbo
 and other West African languages

 18.30- 19.30 Business meeting (Organization of IGG XXIV)


 Friday 21 February

 09.00 - 10.00 Invited Speech: Tim Stowell (UCLA)
 Syntactic scope domains for negation and
 existential quantification
 10.00 - 10.40 Alexander Grosu (Tel Aviv University)
 The formal basis of semantic distinctions among
 relative clause constructions

 10.40 - 11.00 Coffee break

 11.00 - 11.40 Roberto Zamparelli (University of Rochester)
 Small clauses: modification and predication
 11.40 - 12.20 Adam Przepiorkowski (Tuebingen)
 On locality of negative concord in Polish and
 Romance
 12.20 - 13.00 Paolo Acquaviva (Universita' di Venezia)
 Negation and syntactic dependencies: Evidence
 from Italian

 13.00 - 14.30 Lunch break

 14.30 - 15.10 Josep Quer (Utrecht)
 In the cause of subjunctive
 15.10 - 15.50 Alessandra Giorgi (Universita' di Bergamo) &
 Fabio Pianesi (IRST, Trento)
 Perfectivity, temporal anchoring, and the
 factative effect
 15.50 - 16.30 Jacqueline Gueron (Paris X)
 HAVE and BE: on the contribution of formal
 features to interpretation

 16.30 - 17.20 Coffee break and poster session 2

 17.20 - 18.00 Carlo Cecchetto (DIPSCO, Milano)
 Distribution of clitics in dislocation
 constructions
 18.00 - 18.40 Diana Gierling (Tuebingen)
 A modular approach to clitic doubling

 20.00 Conference dinner

 Saturday 22 February

 09.00 - 09.40 Guenther Grewendorf (Frankfurt)
 Spellout at LF?
 09.40 - 10.10 Andrea Moro (DIPSCO, Milano)
 Wh-phrases as predicates and the theory of
 movement

 10.10 - 10.30 Coffee break

 10.30 - 11.10 Maria Rita Manzini & Leonardo Maria Savoia
 (Universita' di Firenze)
 Null subjects without pro: a Merge vs. Move
 parameter
 11.10 - 11.50 Cecilia Poletto (CNR, Padova)
 Il verbo secondo ladino: split Comp e posizioni
 di soggetto (Ladin verb second: split Comp
 and subject positions)
 11.50 - 12.50 Invited Speech: Liliane Haegeman (Universite' de
 Geneve)
 Evidence for verb movement in the Germanic
 lower Middle Field. IPP constructions in West
 Flemish

 12.50-13.00 Closing

 Poster sessions

 Lucia Tovena (University of Edinburgh & Universite' de Geneve)
 & J. Jayez (EHESS Paris )
 The modal arbitrariness of 'any' (also alternate paper)

 Maarten De Wind (Amsterdam)
 Attract F and accusative case checking in French stylistic
 inversion (also alternate paper)

 Sharon Peperkamp (Amsterdam)
 The strong rhyme condition and monosyllabic imperatives in
 Italian (also alternate paper)

 Gloria Cocchi (Universita' di Firenze & Utrecht)
 Nominative vs. ergative languages: A unified theory of case
 checking

 Maria Cristina Figueiredo (Florianopolis)
 Null subjects and null objects in Brazilian Portuguese

 Mara Frascarelli (Universita' di Roma II)
 Generazione a sinistra della dislocazione a destra
 (Left-hand base generation of rightward dislocation)

 Alessandro Lenci (University of Helsinki)
 Copular 'have' and the structure of predication

 Maria Rita Manzini (Universita' di Firenze) & Anna Roussou
 (University of Wales at Bangor)
 F-movement and F-control

 Alessandra Molani (Universita' di Venezia)
 Sintassi e morfosintassi dei tempi del passato in italiano
 antico
 (Syntax and Morphosyntax of past tenses in ancient Italian)

 Lucia Tovena (University of Edinburgh & Universiti de Genhve)
 The structure of events and negation
 
 ---------------------------------------------------------------
 
 REGISTRATION FORM

 You are kindly requested to confirm your participation to the
 conference by January 31st.
 Partecipation to the conference is free.
 If you wish to have lunch and/or dinner at the internal
 restaurant of the Scuola Normale, please let us know the
 number of meals you want to book (just write it down in the
 space below). The cost is L. 10.000 per meal. Please note that
 a social dinner will be organized for Friday night.

 To register, you can fill out the form below and e-mail it
 to igg97alphalinguistica.sns.it.
 

 Name:
 Title:
 Institute:
 Department:

 Address:



 Telephone:
 Fax:

 Please write which meals you want to book:
 



 You can also use the form available at our web site:
 http://alphalinguistica.sns.it/~igg97/registration.html

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 HOW TO GET TO THE CONFERENCE


 HOW TO GET TO PISA (by train and plane)

 If you arrive at Pisa Airport: just take the train to Pisa
 Centrale. Alternatively, take bus n.7 (this bus stops at
 Central Station and then goes to the City center.
 If you arrive at Roma Fiumicino: take the train to Roma
 Termini (Rome's central station). Then take any train going
 north towards Genova (or Torino or Savona/Ventimiglia) and 
 get off at Pisa Centrale.
 If you arrive at Milano Linate: take the bus to Milano
 Centrale (Milan's central station). Then take any train going
 south towards Bologna/Firenze/Roma and stopping in Firenze
 Santa Maria Novella; get off at that station, take any train
 calling at Pisa/Livorno and get off at Pisa Centrale.
 If you arrive from any other direction, just email us!
 
 You can find train schedule at our web site:
 http://alphalinguistica.sns.it/~igg97/trains_schedule.html
 
 Notice
 In Italy there are three different train prices and you
 have to buy the right ticket.
 Trains labelled P (Pendolino) are the fastest and most
 expensive; trains labelled IC (Intercity) are fast and
 expensive. To take one of these you have to pay an additional
 fare, called "Supplemento" (do not forget!). 
 No additional fare for other trains.

 All tickets must be validated before getting on the train,
 by using the small yellow machines in the stations. Do not
 forget it, or you'll have to pay a fine.

 HOW TO GET TO THE SCUOLA NORMALE

 The Scuola Normale Superiore is situated in Piazza dei
 Cavalieri, in the town center.
 Walking: When you go out of the railway station Pisa Centrale,
 cross the Piazza, go straight, cross a second Piazza and go
 straight along the main street called Corso Italia. After
 walking about 10 minutes, you cross the river Arno on the
 bridge Ponte di Mezzo. Cross Piazza Garibaldi and go
 straight along the porticoed street Borgo Stretto, keeping on
 the left side. Where the arcades end, turn left in via Ulisse
 Dini and go straight to Piazza dei Cavalieri (you can't miss
 it). The Scuola is the big building on the right . The walking
 time is approximately 20 minutes.
 By bus: Buy a ticket at the Tobacco shop in the hall of the
 station, or at the CPT office (out of the station, to the
 right). Get out of the station, cross the Piazza, and take
 number 2,3,4 or 7 at the bus stop in front of Hotel
 Cavalieri. After crossing the river Arno the bus will turn
 right, drive along the river and then turn left. After it has
 turned left and entered a porticoed street (Borgo Stretto),
 get off at the second stop, cross the street and take via
 Ulisse Dini. Walk straight to Piazza dei Cavalieri: the Scuola
 is the big building on the right. The total time is
 approximately 10 minutes.

 ---------------------------------------------------------------

 HOTELS


 Here is a list of hotels, with the indication of the maximum
 price in liras for single and double rooms with private
 bathrooms (updated to 1996). The ones close to the Scuola
 Normale are labelled with a #.

 For more information and reservation, the telephone numbers of
 the Tourist Office (Azienda di promozione turistica) are:
 +39-50-560464
 +39-50-42291
 (+39 to dial Italy, (0)50 is Pisa's area code)

 * **** CAVALIERI P.ZA DELLA STAZIONE, 2
 tel. 43290 fax 502242 Single: 270.000; Double: 380.000
 * **** D'AZEGLIO P.ZA V.EMANUELE, 18B
 tel. 500310 fax 28017 Single: 150.000; double: 190.000
 * **** # GRAND HOTEL DUOMO VIA S.MARIA, 94
 tel. 561894 fax 560418 Single: 195.000; double: 270.000
 * *** # ARISTON V. CARDINALE MAFFI, 42
 tel. 561834 fax 561891 Single: 82.000; double: 115.000
 * *** CAPITOL VIA FERMI, 13
 tel. 49597 fax 27168 Single: 120.000; double: 120.000
 * *** # EUROPA PARK HOTEL VIA A. PISANO, 23
 tel. 500732 fax 554930 Single: 110.000; double: 130.000
 * *** # VERDI P.ZA REPUBBLICA
 tel. 598944 Single:100.000; double: 100.000
 * *** LA PACE VIA GRAMSCI galleria B
 tel. 48863 fax 502266 Single: 85.000; Double: 115.000
 * *** MINERVA P.ZA TONIOLO, 20
 tel. 501081 fax 501559 Single: 95.000; double: 130.000
 * *** ROMA VIA BONANNO, 111
 tel. 554488 fax 550184 Single: 88.000; double: 125.000
 * *** # ROYAL VICTORIA LUNGARNO PACINOTTI, 12
 tel. 940111 fax 940180 Single: 120.000; double: 150.000
 * *** TERMINUS E PLAZA VIA COLOMBO, 45
 tel. 500303 fax 500303 Single: 90.000; double: 120.000
 * *** TOURING VIA PUCCINI, 24
 tel. 46374 fax 502148 Single: 105.000; double: 145.000
 * *** # VILLA KINZICA P.ZA ARCIVESCOVADO, 2
 tel. 560419 fax 551204 Single: 100.000; double: 135.000
 * ** AMALFITANA VIA ROMA, 44
 tel. 29000 fax 25218 Single: 65.000; double: 90.000
 * ** BOLOGNA VIA MAZZINI, 57
 tel. 502120 fax 43070 Single: 65.000; double: 90.000
 * ** # CECILE VIA ROMA, 54
 tel. 29328 fax 29328 Single: 65.000; double: 85.000
 * ** LA TORRE VIA C.BATTISTI, 17
 tel. 25220 fax 589066 Single: 61.000; double: 88.000
 * ** MODERNO VIA CORRIDONI, 103
 tel. 25021 fax 49208 Single: 75.000; double: 95.000
 * ** PISA VIA MANZONI, 22
 tel. 44551 Single: 55.000; double: 79.000
 * ** ROSETO VIA MASCAGNI, 24
 tel. 42596 fax 42596 Single: 70.000; double: 82.000
 * ** VILLA PRIMAVERA VIA BONANNO, 43
 tel. 23537 fax 27020 Single: 65.000; double: 85.000
 * ** # DI STEFANO VIA SANT'APOLLONIA, 35
 tel. 553559 fax 553559 Single: 40.000 (no private
 bathroom); double: 85.000
 * * CLIO VIA SAN LORENZINO, 3
 tel. 28446 Single: 35.000 ; double: 55.000 (no private
 bathroom)
 * * # GALILEO VIA SANTA MARIA
 tel. 40621 Single: 38.000 ; double: 50.000 (no private
 bathroom)
 * * GIARDINO P.ZA MANIN, 1
 tel. 562101 Single: 60.000; double: 80.000
 * * # GRONCHI P.ZA ARCIVESCOVADO, 1
 tel. 561823 Single: 32.000 ; double: 50.000 (no private
 bathroom)
 * * # HELVETIA VIA DON G. BOSCHI, 31
 tel. 553084 Single: 40.000 (no private bathroom); double:
 78.000
 * * MILANO VIA MASCAGNI, 14
 tel. 23162 Single: 45.000 (no private bathroom); double:
 80.000
 * * RINASCENTE V. DEL CASTELLETTO, 28
 tel. 580460 Single: 30.000 ; double: 50.000 (no private
 bathroom)
 * * SERENA VIA CAVALCA, 45
 tel. 580809 Single: 35.000 ; double: 50.000 (no private
 bathroom)
 * * VILLINO AURORA VIA PIETRO DA PISA, 4
 tel. 25201 Single: 40.000 ; double: 50.000 (no private
 bathroom)


 ---------------------------------------------------------------
 For more information, IGG XXIII can be reached at:
 http://alphalinguistica.sns.it/~igg97
 e-mail: igg97alphalinguistica.sns.it 
 ---------------------------------------------------------------
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