You can download a pdf of the full programme here.

Workshops 1 and 2 – Tuesday 7 May 2019

  • Workshop 1. Anaphora at the syntax-semantics-pragmatics interface in endangered and understudied languages
    • Invited speaker: Sarah Murray (Cornell University)
  • Workshop 2. Rules and learning strategies in the acquisition of signed and spoken phonologies
    • Invited speakers: Diane Brentari (University of Chicago), Bill Idsardi (University of Maryland), and Dinah Baer-Henney (Universität Düsseldorf)

Workshop 3 – Saturday 11 May 2019

  • Workshop 3Generative linguistics beyond language: Shared modules for rhythm, narration and emotion across domains
    • Invited speakers: Caroline Palmer (McGill University) and Philippe Schlenker (Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS; New York University)

Venues. The Workshops and Main Colloquium take place on the Blindern campus. Maps and directions here.

Main Colloquium, Day 1 – Wednesday 8 May 2019 

Wed 8 May, 08:00–08:45: Registration

Wed 8 May, 08:45-09:00: Opening of the conference

Wed 8 May, 09:00-10:00

Coppe van Urk (Queen Mary University of London)
VP-fronting in Imere and the stranding problem [abstract] [slides]

Wed 8 May, 10:00-11:00

Eva Zimmermann (University of Leipzig)
Faded Copies: Reduplication as Sharing of Activity [abstract] [slides]

Wed 8 May, 11:00-11:30: Coffee break

Wed 8 May, 11:30-12:30

Jairo Nunes (University of São Paulo)
Edge features and phase head allomorphy [abstract]

Wed 8 May, 12:30-14:00: Lunch break

Wed 8 May, 14:00-15:00

Yasutada Sudo (University College London) and Daniele Panizza (University of Göttingen)
Minimal Sufficiency Readings with a Covert ‘Even’ [slides]

Wed 8 May, 15:00-16:00

Markus Alexander Pöchtrager (University of Vienna)
Towards a non-arbitrary account of affrication [abstract]

Wed 8 May, 16:00–16:30: Coffee break

Wed 8 May, 16:30-17:30: Poster lightning talks

Wed 8 May, 17:30–19:30: Poster session with food and refreshments

      • Sören E. Tebay (Leipzig University). Nominal Concord needs Harmonic Serialism: Evidence from Archi [abstract] [poster]
      • Irene Amato (Leipzig University). Gradient Representations: a new insight into Tuscan Gorgia and Raddoppiamento [abstract] [poster]
      • Natasha Abner (University of Michigan), Justine Mertz (Paris 7 / CNRS / IJN), Jessica Lettieri (Università degli studi di Torino), Shi Yu (Institut Jean-Nicod) and Carlo Geraci (CNRS / Institut Jean-Nicod). Typological and Historical relations across sign languages: The view from articulatory features
      • Emily Hanink (University of Manchester), Andrew Koontz-Garboden (University of Manchester) and Emmanuel-Moselly Makasso (University of Yaounde 1). Basaá property concepts and the ontology of gradability [abstract]
      • Giorgos Spathas (Leibniz-ZAS, Berlin). On the grammar of nominal gender inferences [abstract]
      • Monica Irimia (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia) and Patricia Schneider-Zioga (CSU Fullerton). Partitive Case and abstract licensing: sociative causation in Kinande [abstract] [poster]
      • Mary Amaechi (University of Potsdam). Igbo cleft constructions [abstract] [poster]
      • Petr Kusliy (University of Massachusetts, Amherst). Heycock’s anti-reconstruction puzzle and similarities between CPs and indefinites [abstract]
      • Paulina Lyskawa and Rodrigo Ranero (University of Maryland). A Mayan Diagnostic for the Unergative vs. Unaccusative Distinction [abstract]
      • Marijke De Belder (University of Oldenburg). On the (non-)incorporation of PHave [poster] [handout]
      • Johannes Hein (University of Potsdam). The parallels between ellipsis and copy deletion: A case for post-syntactic head movement [abstract]
        • Masako Maeda (Kyushu Institute of Technology) and Kensuke Takita (Doshisha University). Syntactic Amalgams in Japanese [abstract] [poster] [handout]
      • Faruk Akkus (University of Pennsylvania). A’-movement feeds licensing: Evidence from Indirect Causatives in Sason Arabic [abstract] [handout]
      • Alison Biggs (Georgetown University). No lexical override in external argument interpretation [abstract]
      • Jessica Denniss (University of Toronto). Ngarinyman Resultatives [abstract] [Handout]
      • Laura Grestenberger (University of Vienna). Categori(c)al misperception: participles, “transitive nouns”, and categorizers [abstract] [poster]
      • Alan Hezao Ke (University of Michigan). On Minimal Search [abstract]
        • Lars Stromdahl and Shakhlo Nematova (University of Delaware). Optionality in Uzbek: Dative Causees vs. by-Phrases [abstract]
      • Noa Bassel (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Nikolaos Angelopoulos (University of California, Los Angeles). Anaphors in space: The view from Hebrew and Greek [abstract]
        • Shuyan Wang (University of Connecticut), Yasuhito Kido (Kobe University) and William Snyder (University of Connecticut). Acquisition of English Adjectival Resultatives: Support for the Compounding Parameter [abstract] [poster]
        • Cornelia Loos (University of Göttingen). Directness of causation in English and ASL resultative constructions: Evidence for a null causative affix [abstract] [poster]
        • Annemarie Kocab, Dorothy Ahn, Gunnar Lund and Kathryn Davidson (Harvard University). Reconsidering agreement in sign languages [abstract] [poster]
        • Adina Camelia Bleotu (University of Bucharest) and Jelke Bloem (University of Amsterdam). Looks like you can crown your teddy with a rose garland, but can you paddle the boat with this spoon? The true behaviour of pseudo denominals and the pseudo behaviour of true denominals.[abstract] [poster] [slides]
        • Ruoan Wang (Queen Mary University of London). Fijian possessive classifiers as nominal Appl heads [abstract]
        • Jordi Fortuny and Clàudia Pons-Moll (Universitat de Barcelona). On the (un)availability of gerund-enclitic sequences in Catalan [abstract]

Main Colloquium, Day 2 – Thursday 9 May 2019 

Thu 9 May, 08:30-09:00: Registration

Thu 9 May, 09:00-10:00

András Bárány (SOAS University of London) & Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin University)
When dependent case is not enough [abstract] [handout]

Thu 9 May, 10:00-11:00

Clàudia Pons-Moll (Universitat de Barcelona), Francesc Torres-Tamarit (Paris 8 / CNRS) and Vlad Martin-Diaconescu (Institut Català d’Investigació Química)
Catalan nativization patterns in the light of Weighted Scalar Constraints [abstract]

Thu 9 May, 11:00-11:30: Coffee break

Thu 9 May, 11:30-12:30

Gregor Williamson (University College London)
Adverbial Adjunct Clauses and their LFs [abstract]

Thu 9 May, 12:30-14:00: Lunch break

Thu 9 May, 14:00-15:00

Ekaterina Georgieva (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Martin Salzmann (University of Leipzig) and Philipp Weisser (University of Leipzig)
Forming Verb Clusters Postsyntactically: Evidence from Udmurt and Mari [abstract]

Thu 9 May, 15:00-16:00

Zahra Mirrazi (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Neg-Raising: A View From Indefinites [abstract] [handout]

Thu 9 May, 16:00-16:30: Coffee break

Thu 9 May, 16:30-17:30

Jade Sandstedt (University of Edinburgh)
A reanalysis of (non-)exceptional patterns in Bondu-so tongue root harmony [abstract] [handout] [slides]

Thu 9 May, 17:30-18:30

Pietro Cerrone and Jon Sprouse (University of Connecticut)
Testing split-intransitivity: an experimental investigation of two diagnostics in Italian [abstract]

Main Colloquium, Day 3 – Friday 10 May 2019 

Fri 10 May, 09:00-09:30: Registration

Fri 10 May, 09:30-10:30

Elsi Kaiser and Sarah Hye-Yeon Lee (University of Southern California)
On the generalizability of subjective opinions: Predicates of personal taste and multidimensionality [abstract]

Fri 10 May, 10:30-11:30

Barbara Citko (University of Washington) and Martina Gracanin-Yuksek (Middle East Technical University)
Conjunction Saves Multiple Sluicing: How *(and) Why? [abstract] [slides]

Fri 10 May, 11:30-12:00: Coffee break

Fri 10 May, 12:00-13:00: Poster lightning talks

Fri 10 May 13:00-15:30: Poster session with catered lunch

      • Benjamin Storme and Mélanie Lancien (Université de Lausanne). Why do word-final vowels tense? A contrast-based account [abstract]
      • Daniel Gleim (Leipzig University). Just enough solutions [abstract]
      • Lena Borise (Harvard University). Word stress in Georgian: going unnoticed but working hard [abstract]
      • Malte Zimmermann and Mary Amaechi (University of Potsdam). The syntax and event semantics of Serial Verb Constructions in Igbo (Benue Congo) [abstract] [poster]
      • Woojin Chung (New York University). On the Dynamics of Professor Procrastinate [abstract]
      • Janek Guerrini and Philippe Schlenker (Ecole Normale Superieure). Linguistic inferences without words: the case for pro-speech vocal gestures [abstract]
      • Monica Irimia (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia). Varieties of structural objects and multiple licensing [abstract] [poster]
      • Murdhy Alshamari (University of Hail) and Anders Holmberg (Newcastle University). Topic particles, agreement and movement in an Arabic dialect [abstract]
      • Karlos Arregi (University of Chicago) and Emily Hanink (University of Manchester). Reference tracking via agreement: Evidence from Washo switch reference [abstract] [poster] [handout]
      • Jurij Bozic (McGill University). Probe Horizons in Control Formation [abstract]
      • Astrid van Alem (Leiden University). Agreement alternations and Defective Probes in Dutch [abstract] [poster]
      • John Gluckman (University of Kansas). Reflexivity and Reciprocity in Competition in Logoori [abstract]
      • Rajesh Bhatt (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and Léa Nash (University of Paris 8). Internally Headed Relative Clauses and Correlatives in Georgian: the case of `rom’ relatives [abstract]
        • Eric Potsdam (University of Florida) and Maria Polinsky (University of Maryland). Clausal and Phrasal Exceptives [abstract] [poster]
        • Serge Minor and Natalia Mitrofanova (University of Tromsø). A Competition-based Account of Locative Modification in Russian [abstract]
        • Fenna Bergsma (University of Frankfurt). Verum focus in Frisian [abstract]
        • Jens Hopperdietzel (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin). Marked causatives as voice-driven contextual allomorphy [abstract] [poster]
        • Laura Grestenberger and Dalina Kallulli (University of Vienna). Building unergatives: insights from diminutive verbs [abstract] [poster]
        • Anke Himmelreich (Leipzig University). Scheming Probes – On Number Agreement in Standard Arabic [abstract] [poster]
        • M. Pilar Colomina and Lorena Castillo (Autonomous University of Barcelona). VSO order in Romance: a labeling theory approach [abstract]
        • Spencer Caplan (University of Pennsylvania). Syntactic “Optionality” Reflects Performance rather than Competence [abstract]
        • Jun Lyu (Stony Brook University). Pronominal binding in weak crossover: An eye-tracking study [abstract]
        • Doreen Georgi (University of Potsdam), Martin Salzmann (University of Leipzig) and Marta Wierzba (University of Potsdam). An experimental investigation of reconstruction for Condition C in German A’-movement [abstract] [poster] [handout]
        • Odelia Ahdout (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin). No Results with Middles: on Non-Eventive Readings in Hebrew Nominalizations [abstract]
      • Thomas McFadden (Leibniz-ZAS, Berlin), Sandhya Sundaresan (Leipzig University) and Hedde Zeijlstra (University of Göttingen). Deriving selective opacity in adjuncts [abstract] [poster]

Fri 10 May 15:30-16:30

Alison Biggs (Georgetown University) and David Embick (University of Pennsylvania)
Event structural properties of the English get-passive [abstract]

Fri 10 May 16:30-17:30

Pavel Caha (Masarykova Univerzita), Karen De Clercq (Ghent University), Michal Starke (Tromsø University) and Guido Vanden Wyngaerd (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
How to be positive [abstract] [slides]

Fri 10 May 17:30-18:00: Business meeting

Fri 10 May 18:00-19:00: Travel time to Felix Conference Center

Fri 10 May 19:00-22:00: Conference dinner at Felix Conference Center 

Fri 10 May 22:00-02:00: Lounge bar at Felix Conference Center