Program

Updated Oct. 5, 2015

Friday, October 16
Saturday, October 17
Sunday, October 18
Poster sessions

Paper guidelines (updated Oct. 8)
Poster guidelines (updated Oct. 8)

Friday, October 16

8:00-9:00 Registration and breakfast (Room H-701) (Registration will be moved to H-765 after 9:00)
Room H-763 Room H-767
Session A-1 Chair: Keir Moulton Session B-1Chair: Lisa Travis
9:00-9:30 When Variable Re-binding Bleeds Antecedent Contained Deletion Jason Overfelt (Haverford College/UMass) Unergatives and Split Ergativity in Samoan Rebecca Tollan (U. Toronto)
9:30-10:00 Overtly Empty but Covertly Complex Yuta Sakamoto (UConn) ATB Extraction without coordination Luis Vicente (Potsdam) [Handout]
10:00-10:30 English Negative Concord and Double Negation Frances Blanchette (CUNY) As above but below: Karuk Directional Suffixes as “Lower Applicatives” Erik Maier (UC Berkeley)
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break (H-701)
Session A-2Chair: Grace Kuo Session B-2Chair: Robert Henderson
10:45-11:15 Productivity of the Buriat dorsal-zero alternation Peter Staroverov (Leipzig) Minimality and WH licensing in Malayalam Athulya Aravind (MIT)
11:15-11:45 Effects of Allophonic Vowel Nasalization on NC Clusters Juliet Stanton (MIT) [Handout] Unification of Feature Scattering and M-Merger as Coalescence Brian Hsu (USC) [Handout]
11:45-12:15 Amharic Infixing Reduplication Hannah Sande (UC Berkeley) Linear Order in Syntax: Selection and Coordination Benjamin Bruening (U. Delaware), Eman Al Khalaf (U. Delaware)
12:15-13:45 Poster session (H-701) and lunch
13:45-14:45 Room H-937 Invited talk: Head movement, phrasal movement, and clitic doubling: towards a principled typology Omer Preminger (UMD)Chair: Jessica Coon
14:45-15:00 Break
Session A-3: Special session Syntax and semantics of number, case and agreement Chair: John MacDonald Session B-3 Chair: Jon Sprouse
15:00-15:30 Hybrid Nouns and Agreement Zones within DP Idan Landau (Ben Gurion) [Handout] The Special Implicatures of Optional Past Tense: The Tlingit Decessive and ‘Discontinuous Past’ Seth Cable (UMass) [Handout]
15:30-16:00 Evading agreement: a new perspective on low nominative agreement in Icelandic Jutta Hartmann (Tübingen), Caroline Heycock (Edinburgh) Simple disjunction PPIs — a case for obligatory epistemic inferences Andreea Nicolae (ZAS Berlin) [Handout]
16:00-16:15 Coffee break (H-701)
Session A-3, cont’d Chair: Susi Wurmbrand Session B-3, cont’d Chair: Sam Alxatib
16:15-16:45 Variation in Case Matching Effects: Evidence for Two-Step Bidirectional Agree Anke Himmelreich (Leipzig) Directional numeral modifiers: An Implicature-based Account Dominique Blok (Utrecht)
16:45-17:15 Can agreement with the linearly closest conjunct be derived in syntax proper? Lanko Marusic (Nova Gorica), Jana Willer-Gold (UCL), Boban Arsenijevic (NIS/Potsdam), Andrew Nevins (UCL) Exploring metalinguistic intensification: The case of Extreme Degree Modifiers Andrea Beltrama (U. Chicago)
17:15-17:30 Break
17:30-18:30 Room H-937 Invited talk: Re re-representing phonology: consequences of Q theory Sharon Inkelas (UC Berkeley) Chair: Charles Reiss
18:45- Room H-527 Wikipedia edit-a-thon Gretchen McCulloch Room H-661-2 LingSync workshop Joel Dunham

 

Saturday, October 17

8:00-9:00 Registration (H-765) and breakfast (H-701)
Room H-763 Room H-767
Session A-4Chair: Chris Hsieh Session B-4Chair: Bronwyn Bjorkman
9:00-9:30 POS and the relative proportional reading of many Maribel Romero (U. Konstanz) When Adverbs Embed Clauses: An explanation of variability in Kaqchikel Agent Focus Jessica Coon (McGill), Robert Henderson (U. Arizona)
9:30-10:00 Focusing on scales: Superlatives as scalar modifiers Jon Ander Mendia (UMass) Implications of an Unrecognized Form of Merge Daniel Seely (EMU), Samuel Epstein (UMich), Hisatsugu Kitahara (Keio)
10:00-10:15 Coffee break (H-701)
Session A-4, cont’dChair: Seth Cable Session B-4, cont’dChair: Dennis Ott
10:15-10:45 Temporal Remoteness and Relativity Peter Klecha (UConn), Ryan Bochnak (Manchester) The Two predicates Tough Nicholas Longenbaugh (MIT)
10:45-11:15 The fake imperfective aspect in subjunctive conditionals is real Fabienne Martin (Stuttgart) Suffixation Under Structural Adjacency Anton Karl Ingason (UPenn)
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Room H-937 Invited talk: Number and Natural Language David Barner (UCSD) Chair: Alan Bale
12:30-14:00 Poster session (H701) and lunch
Session A-5 Chair: Mark Hale Session B-5: Special session Issues at the interfacesChair: Éric Mathieu
14:00-14:30 Harmony in Harmonic Grammar by Reevaluating Faithfulness Charlie O’Hara (USC) [Handout] Fragment Questions: Deleting question items Haoze Li (NYU)
14:30-15:00 Linguistic Shift Work: Not So Strange After All (Shifting in Harmonic Serialism) Frederick Gietz (U. Toronto), Peter Jurgec (U. Toronto), Maida Percival (U. Toronto) Competition and Obviation from French to Newari Vera Zu (NYU)
15:00-15:30 Trade-offs in the contrastive hierarchy: Voicing versus continuancy in Slavic Daniel Hall (St. Mary’s), Elan Dresher (U. Toronto) Crossing clauses covertly — difficult but not impossible Susi Wurmbrand (UConn)
15:30-15:45 Coffee Break (H-701)
Session A-6Chair: Luis Alonso-Ovalle Session B-6: Special session Issues at the interfaces Chair: Lauren Clemens
15:45-16:15 Or what?: Challenging the speaker Maria Biezma (U. Konstanz), Kyle Rawlins (Johns Hopkins) “DP conjunction” as vP conjunction: a case for conjunction reduction Aron Hirsch (MIT)
16:15-16:45 Addressing Supersloppiness Isabelle Charnavel (Harvard) [Handout] Is Suppletion Local?: Evidence from Ainu Yohei Oseki (NYU)
16:45-17:15 Composition and opacity without articles: A case study in Tagalog James Collins (Stanford) Tonal reflexes of successive-cyclic movement in Asante Twi Sampson Korsah (Leipzig), Andrew Murphy (Leipzig) [Handout]
17:15-17:30 Break
17:30-18:30 Room H-937 Invited talk: PPIs and Movement in Hindi-Urdu Rajesh Bhatt (UMass), joint work with Vincent Homer Chair: Madelyn Kissock
19:00-23:00 Conference reception (food, wine and beer) (H-701, 705)

 

Sunday, October 18

8:00-9:00 Breakfast (H-701)
Room H-763 Room H-767
Session A-7Chair: Anne-Marie Di Sciullo Session B-7Chair: Hadas Kotek
9:00-9:30 Decomposing the VP: aspect, argument structure and the instrumental-subject alternation Alfredo Garcia-Pardo (USC) Epistemic must is not evidential, it’s epistemic Daniel Goodhue (McGill)
9:30-10:00 VP as an Ellipsis Site in Korean: Evidence for the derivational PF deletion theory Dongwoo Park (UMD) Actuality Entailment and Evidentials I-Ta Chris Hsieh (NTHU)
10:00-10:30 Two Rules in Ellipsis Strategy Wonsuk Jung (Basque Country) Colorless green ideas do sleep furiously: the necessity of grammar Jon Sprouse (UConn), Sagar Indurkhya (MIT), Sandiway Fong (U. Arizona), Robert Berwick (MIT)
10:30-10:45 Coffee break (H-701)
Session A-8 Chair: Ivona Kučerová Session B-8 Chair: Isabelle Charnavel
10:45-11:15 The that-trace and anti-that-trace effects Jamie Douglas (Cambridge) [Handout] List Readings of Conjoined Singular Which-Phrases Andreea Nicolae (ZAS), Patrick Elliott (UCL), Yasutada Sudo (UCL) [Handout]
11:15-11:45 Unifying Definite and indefinite free relatives: Evidence from Mayan Hadas Kotek (McGill), Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (U. Singapore) Questions are higher-ordered: Solving the dilemma between uniqueness and mention-some Yimei Xiang (Harvard)
11:45-12:00 Break
12:00-13:00 Room H-937 Invited talk: Theme and variations in the expression of modality Valentine Hacquard (UMD), joint work with Ailis Cournane Chair: Dana Isac
13:00-14:00 Business meeting (Room TBA)