Confs: Syntax, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Semantics/Belgium

Cartography and Beyond 2014
Short Title: GIST7

Date: 04-Jun-2014 – 06-Jun-2014
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Contact: Lieven Danckaert
Contact Email: Lieven.Danckaert@UGent.be
Meeting URL: http://www.gist.ugent.be/cartography2014

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

GIST is proud to announce Cartographic Structures and Beyond, to take place on 4, 5 and 6 June 2014 at Ghent University. This three day event unites a number of senior and junior linguists whose work shares the ultimate goal of exploring how linguistic data – both diachronic and synchronic – drawn from a number of diverse languages can shed light on the general theory of language, and conversely, how linguistic theory can shed new light on the linguistic data.

One specific aim of the conference will be that of showcasing recent interdisciplinary work cutting across the domains of linguistics and psycholinguistics, focussing in particular on language acquisition, in different modes,  in typical and atypical development. Other papers will explore ways of integrating constraints on movement and/or on structure building with the functional hierarchies that have been established in the cartographic tradition. The latter theme is also the focus of the FWO research project Layers of Structure and the Cartography Project at Ghent University (http://www.gist.ugent.be/file/160). The PostDoc researchers involved in this research project will also be presenting their own work at this event.

The provisional programme of the conference can be found here:

http://www.gist.ugent.be/programme

Further details of the conference will be posted on:

http://www.gist.ugent.be/cartography2014

Conference convenors:

Adriana Belletti
Liliane Haegeman
Luigi Rizzi

GIST Organising Committee:

Lobke Aelbrecht
Liisa Buelens
Lieven Danckaert
Tom Parlevliet

For all enquiries regarding practical matters, please contact:

cartography2014@ugent.be

Provisional programme:

Day 1, June 4

9:00 Registration and coffee

10:00 Welcome

10:10-10:50
Adriana Belletti (Università di Siena): ‘Voices: the shared mechanisms of passive, causative and passive in the causative, with some evidence from acquisition’

10:50-11:20 Coffee

11:20-12:00
Naama Friedmann (Tel Aviv University): ‘Phonological working memory and syntactic comprehension’ (provisional)

12:00-2:00 Lunch

2:00-2:40
Cornelia Hamann (Universität Oldenburg): ‘Intervention effects in the acquisition of relative clauses – investigated cross-linguistically and with different experimental methods’

2:40-3:20
Maria Teresa Guasti (Università di Milano Bicocca): ‘Clitic production in L2 immigrant children and in children with SLI’ (joint work with Maria Vender, Maria Garaffa and Antonella Sorace)

3:20-3:50 Coffee

3:50-4:30
Valentina Bianchi (Università di Siena): ‘Subject positions in English vs. Italian: three asymmetries’

4:30-5:10
Elisa Di Domenico (Università per Stranieri di Perugia): ‘Discovering morphosyntactic properties in L2A: on the English ‘s morpheme’

Day 2, June 5

9:00 Coffee

9:30-10:10
Carlo Cecchetto (Università di Milano Bicocca): ‘Labels, intervention and root phenomena’ (joint work with Caterina Donati)

10:10-10:50
Günther Grewendorf and Erich Groat (Universität Frankfurt): ‘Labeling free relatives: the complexity problem’

10:50-11:20 Coffee

11:20-12:00
Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard): ‘On the relationship between questions and free relatives’

12:00-2:00 Lunch

2:00-2:40
Ciro Greco (Ghent University): tba

2:40-3:20
Dong-yi Lin (Ghent University): ‘A cartographic approach to adverbials in Kavalan: adverbial verbs and restructuring’

3:20-4:00
Trang Phan Thi Huyen (Ghent University): ‘Decomposing D in determinerless languages’

4:00-4:30 Coffee

4:30-5:10
Dominique Sportiche (UCLA/ENS): tba

Day 3, June 6

9:00 Coffee

9:30-10:10
Denis Delfitto (Università di Verona): ‘Some ideas on the syntax and logical form of (scalar) exclamatives’ (joint work with Gaetano Fiorin)

10:10-10:50
Ur Shlonsky (Université de Genève): ‘Hebrew null subjects and topicalisation’

10:50-11:20 Coffee

11:20-12:00
Hilda Koopman (UCLA): ‘Ways to surface in second position’

12:00-2:00 Lunch

2:00-2:40
Karen Lahousse (KULeuven): ‘A case of focal adverb preposing in French’

2:40-3:20
Michal Starke (University of Tromsø): tba

3:20-3:50 Coffee

3:50-4:30 Luigi Rizzi (Université de Genève): ‘Notes on labeling and subjects’

4:30 Closing

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