Generative Linguistics in the Old World 34
April 28-30, 2011

Colloquium program

auditorium C1 on campus
1090 Wien
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Wednesday, April 27 2011
18.00 registration and reception Institut für Sprachwissenschaft
Sensengasse 3a
1090 Wien

Thursday, April 28 2011
time title speaker chair
8.30 registration
9.00 Jean-Roger Vergnaud 1945-2011 Maria Rita Manzini (Firenze)
9.15 Parsimonious Merge:
The Intricate Syntax of French Causatives and Their Clitic Distribution
Vincent Homer & Dominique Sportiche
Martin Prinzhorn
10.15 Optional Se-Constructions in Romance: Syntactic Encoding of Conceptual Information Cinzia Campanini & Florian Schäfer
(University of Stuttgart)
Martin Prinzhorn
11.15 coffee break
11.30 On Possibility Modals and NPI Licensing I-Ta Chris Hsieh
(University of Connecticut Storrs)
Friedrich Neubarth
12.30 (Partially) free to vary Anamaria Falaus
(University of the Basque Country)
Friedrich Neubarth
13.30 lunch break
14.30 Mapping phonology to syntax: evidence from two wh-in-situ languages Lisa Cheng (Leiden University) &
Laura J. Downing (ZAS)
Dalina Kallulli
15.30 Linguistic rhythm guides syntactic structure building -- reading data and an OT-style processing model Gerrit Kentner
(Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
Dalina Kallulli
16.30 coffee break
17.00 Patterns of Prosodic Prominence in English Intransitive Sentences Aron Hirsch & Michael Wagner
(McGill University)
Adam Szczegielniak
18.00 GLOW business meeting
party at: Schutzhaus Zukunft
Auf der Schmelz 4
1150 Wien

Friday, April 29 2011
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9.00 Functional categories: FLN or FLB? Rose-Marie Dechaine
(University of British Columbia) &
Mireille Tremblay (Université de Montréal)
Clemens Mayr
10.00 Optimality is not a Race: Against a Performance-Based View of Reference-Set Computation Thomas Graf (UCLA) Clemens Mayr
11.00 coffee break
11.30 Connecting to Illocutionary Force. A Theoretical and Experimental Study of the German Discourse Particle denn Josef Bayer, Markus Bader (University of Konstanz), Jana Häussler (University of Potsdam) & Simon Hopp (University of Konstanz) Daniel Büring
12.30 What is dependent Case dependent on? A case study from Slavic Ivona Kučerová (McMaster University) Daniel Büring
13.30 lunch break
14.30 Poster session 1
15.30 Reducing PRO: a Defective Goal Analysis Inna Livitz (New York University) Artemis Alexiadou
16.30 coffee break
17.00 Locating Agreement in Grammar Martin Walkow & Rajesh Bhatt
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Artemis Alexiadou
18.00 Poster session 2

Saturday, April 30 2011
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9.00 Some formal conditions on logical syntax Winfried Lechner (University of Athens) Viola Schmitt
10.00 A new argument for Small Clauses Keir Moulton (McGill University) Viola Schmitt
11.00 coffee break
11.30 Decomposing Blackfoot Proclitics Heather Bliss
(University of British Columbia) &
Bettina Gruber (Utrecht University)
Winfried Lechner
12.30 Vagueness, Universal Quantification and the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface Heather Burnett (UCLA) Winfried Lechner
13.30 lunch break
14.30 The Spurious NP ellipsis of Hungarian Éva Dékány (University of Tromsø, CASTL) Tim Stowell
15.30 On COMP-t Effects in Spanish: A New Argument for Rescue by PF-Deletion Julio Villa-García
(University of Connecticut Storrs)
Tim Stowell
16.30 coffee break
17.00 Rescue by PF deletion, intervention effects, and head movement Željko Bošković
(Universtiy of Connecticut Storrs)
Henk van Riemsdijk

rank title speaker
1 Getting rid of uninterpretable features: blind movement and Justification Gary Thoms (Strathclyde University)

Poster session 1
title speaker
Agent-oriented adverbs = Individual-level predicates(e) Bryan Leferman (University of the Basque Country)
The Composition and Interpretation of Tough Movement Shoichi Takahashi (Nihon University)
If-clauses and (c)overt adverbs of quantification revisited Elena Herburger (Georgetown University) & Simon Mauck (Maagha Press)
How much syntax is there in Metalinguistic Negation? Ana Maria Martins (University of Lisbon)
Nalle Wörter werden Brüder: explaining a universal lexical gap Hedde Zeijlstra (University of Amsterdam)
The syntax and semantics of be like quotatives Bill Haddican (CUNY Queens College/University of York), Eytan Zweig (University of York) & Daniel Ezra Johnson
The Syntax - Information Structure Interface in Korean Reiko Vermeulen (Ghent University)
Arguments against a purely feature geometric analysis of pronominal meanings Sarah Zobel (Georg-August Universität Göttingen)
Piecing together predicate transfer Orin Percus (University of Nantes)
A new perspective on (long) A'-dependencies Eefje Boef (Meertens Instituut) & Irene Franco (Universiteit Leiden)
No syntax for focus marking Giorgos Spathas (University of Utrecht)
Towards a unified analysis of modal existential wh-constructions and purpose clauses Radek Šimík (Potsdam University)
A syntactic feature-calculus and double-access analysis for indexical shift in Tamil Sandhya Sundaresan (University of Tromsø (CASTL)/Stuttgart)

Poster session 2
title speaker
Template-induced Tone Sandhi in Northern Chinese Dialects - A Top-down Approach Te-hsin Liu (National Taiwan Normal University)
Degree Cognate Objects with Unaccusative Verbs in English and Spanish Isabel Oltra-Massuet (CCHS-CSIC)
Decomposing merge and move to make room for adjunction Tim Hunter (Yale University)
Dative-nominative alternations and the place of Case in Grammar Artemis Alexiadou (University of Stuttgart), Elena Anagnostopoulou (University of Crete) & Christina Sevdali (University of Ulster)
German Pertinence Datives revisited Solveig Bosse (University of Delaware)
Syntax Drives Morphological Impoverishment of Clitics Martin Walkow (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Relative Clauses from the Input. Syntactic Considerations from a Corpus-based Analysis of Italian Adriana Belletti & Christiano Chesi (University of Siena)
The ordering of operations in the morphological component: two case studies Erik Schoorlemmer (MIT)
To phrase or not to phrase: on the (non-)congruence of focus and prosody Laura J. Downing (ZAS)
Ordering Restrictions in Two Dialects of Aymara Sara Mackenzie (McGill University)
All datives originate low: direct and indirect evidence Dimitris Michelioudakis (University of Cambridge)