Syntax-Phonology Interactions in Word Structure

 

Winter 2016

This reading and research group investigates phenomena at the syntax/morphology-phonology interface The group has been meeting for several years. This term our regular meeting time is Thursday 10:30 AM-12 PM, and we will meet in room DS-3470 in the Department of Linguistics at UQAM (320 St-Catherine East). The focus this term is on morpheme order.

Please email maire [dot] noonan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Máire Noonan) to be added to the email list, or if you wish to present some work. All are welcome!

Please note, upcoming meetings below are subject to modification.

Date                Presenter Topic Background readings
Thursday, January 14 Richard Compton and Tom Leu To LCA or not to LCA

Abels, K. and A. Neeleman. 2012. Linear Asymmetries and the LCA. Syntax 15.1:25-74. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9612.2011.00163.x

Thursday, January 21

Glyne Piggott

Prefixes vs. suffixes (Bantu) 

Hyman, Larry M. 2008. Directional asymmetries in the morphology and phonology of words, with special reference to Bantu. Linguistics 46–2: 309–350. DOI 10.1515/LING.2008.012

Thursday, January 28

Glyne Piggott

Prefixes vs. suffixes (Bantu) cont.

Hyman, Larry M. 2008. Directional asymmetries in the morphology and phonology of words, with special reference to Bantu. Linguistics 46–2: 309–350.

Thursday, February 4

NO MEETING

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Thursday, February 11

Máire Noonan and Lisa Travis

Morpheme Order: Generalized U20 vs. Local Dislocation vs. 'tucking in' 

Koopman, H. 2015. A Note on Huave morpheme ordering: Local dislocation or (generalized) U20? Ms. UCLA, October 2015   
Koopman, Hilda. 2015. Generalized U20 and Morpheme Order. Ms. UCLA, October 2015

Thursday, February 18

Heather Newell  

Morpheme orders and phonological domains in Cupeño and Turkish.

Newell, H. 2008. Aspects of the Morphology and Phonology of Phases. PhD dissertation, McGill University. Chapter 2.  http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/000807

Thursday, February 25

Lisa Travis

Comparing tools to account for morpheme order

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Thursday, March 3

NO MEETING

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Thursday, March 10

All

Morpheme orders & phonological domains in Cupeño and Turkish cont.                 

Organisational

 

Newell, H. 2008. Aspects of the Morphology and Phonology of Phases. PhD dissertation, McGill University. Chapter 2.  http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/000807 

Thursday, March 17

All

Organisational: Bring specific research questions and language suggestions

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Thursday, March 24

Heather Newell

Phonology of possession

(Slides)

Thursday, April 7

 All

Head movement vs. head movement and XP movement vs. XP movement

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Thursday, April 14

All 

Head movement vs. head movement and XP movement vs. XP movement continued

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Wednesday, April 27, 2-4 p.m.

All

Agreement paradigm in Algonquian verbal paradigms compared to agreement in possessive constructions

Oxford, William R.. 2014. Microparameters of agreement: A diachronic persepctive on Algonquian verb inflection. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Toronto. Chapter 2.

Wednesday, May 11, 2-4 p.m. (Location tba)

All

Algonquian agreement paradigms and morpheme order

Oxford, William R.. 2014. Microparameters of agreement: A diachronic persepctive on Algonquian verb inflection. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Toronto. Chapters 3-4.

 

Fall 2015

This reading and research group investigates phenomena at the syntax/morphology-phonology interface The group has been meeting for several years. This term our regular meeting time is Friday 12 PM-1:30PM, and we will meet  in room 117 in the Department of Linguistics at McGill University (1085 Dr. Penfield). The focus this term is on prefixes versus suffixes.

Please email maire [dot] noonan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Máire Noonan) to be added to the email list, or if you wish to present some work. All are welcome!

Please note, the upcoming schedule below is subject to modification.

Date                Presenter Topic Background readings
Friday, September 11 All Organisational meeting

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Friday, September 18 Tom Leu

Affix orders and the Mirror Principle

Cinque, G. 2013. Again on Tense, Aspect, Mood Morpheme Order and the Mirror Principle. In Cinque, G. 2013. Typological Studies. Word Order and Relative Clauses. Chapter 5,  pp. 68-85. Routledge.

Friday, September 25 Máire Noonan

Prefixes versus suffixes from an antisymmetry point of view.

Kayne, Richard. (2015) Antisymmetry and Morphology. Prefixes and Suffixes

Friday, October 2 NO MEETING

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Friday, October 9 All

The concept of 'spanning' for locality of allomorphy.

Merchant, Jason. (2015). How much context is enough? Two cases of span-conditioned stem allomorphy. Linguistic Inquiry, Vol. 46.2, pp. 273-303.

Friday, October 16 NO MEETING (NELS)

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Friday, October 23

Qin Xi (Kevin)

Word order patterns and grammaticalization.

Van Goethem, Kristel. (2011)  From adjective to affix in Dutch and French: The influence of word order patterns on grammaticalization. Studies in Language 35:1, 194–216. doi 10.1075/sl.35.1.11van

Friday, October 30

Francesco Gentile

Prefix-Suffix Neutrality In Evaluative Morphology

Grandi, Nicola and Fabio Montermini. 2005. Prefix-Suffix Neutrality In Evaluative Morphology In G. Booij, E. Guevara, A. Ralli, S. Sgroi & S. Scalise (eds.), Morphology and Linguistic Typology, On-line Proceedings of the Fourth Mediterranean Morphology Meeting (MMM4) Catania 21-23 September 2003, University of Bologna, 2005.

Friday, November 6th

NO MEETING. But Mark Baker's colloquium talk "Doubling Clitics are Pronouns: Agree, Move, Reduce, and Interpret". At 3:30 p.m. in ARTS Bldg. room 260.

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Friday, November 13th

Dejan Milacic

Affixation and the Mirror Principle.

Harley, Heidi. (2010). Affixation and the Mirror Principle. In Interfaces in Linguistics, ed. by Raffaella Folli and Christiane Ullbricht, 166-186. Oxford: OUP.

Friday, November 20th

Colin Brown

Seven prefix-suffix asymmetries in Itelmen.

Bobaljik, J. D. and S. Wurmbrand. 2001. Seven prefix-suffix asymmetries in Itelmen  In Proceedings of CLS 37 (2001)

Friday, November 27th

Máire Noonan

Generalised Universal 20 versus Local Dislocation

Koopman, H. 2015. A Note on Huave morpheme ordering: Local dislocation or (generalized) U20? Ms. UCLA, October 2015.

Friday, December 4th

Ievgeniia Kybalchych 

 What I-F. Morphological decomposition of "if"

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Friday, December 11th

Maire Noonan

Part 2 of Huave affix ordering. 

Koopman, H. 2015. A Note on Huave morpheme ordering: Local dislocation or (generalized) U20? Ms. UCLA, October 2015.

 

Winter 2015

This reading and research group investigates phenomena at the syntax/morphology-phonology interface The group has been meeting for several years. This term our regular meeting time is Tuesday 10:30 AM-12PM, and we will meet  in roo 002  in the Department of Linguistics at McGill University (1085 Dr. Penfield).  

Please email maire [dot] noonan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Máire Noonan) to be added to the email list, or if you wish to present some work. All are welcome!

Please note, the upcoming schedule below is subject to modification.

Date                Presenter Topic Background readings
Tuesday, January 13 All Organisational meeting

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Tuesday, January 20 Máire Noonan

Definition and typology of compounds

Chapters 1 & 17 from The Oxford Handbook of Compounding R. Lieber & P. Stekauer (eds.)

Tuesday, January 27 Máire Noonan

Background

Williams E. (1981) “On the Notions ‘Lexically related’ and ‘head of a
word
’ Linguistic Inquiry12, 245-274

Tuesday, February 3 Richard Compton

Compounding and noun incorporation

Mithun, M. 2010. Constraints on Compounds and Incorporation. In S. Scalise & I. Vogel (eds.) Cross-Disciplinary Issues In Compounding. Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company.  (By email upon request)

Tuesday, February 10 Yuliya Manyakina

Incorporation, data from Mi'kmaq (title tba)

 TBA

Tuesday, February 17 Heather Newell & Máire Noonan

On 'footnote 27' in Kilbourn-Ceron, Newell, Noonan & Travis (2014)

Background reading: Bobaljik, J. D. & S. Wurmbrand. 2013 Suspension Across Domains. Ms. UConn. (Introduction and Section 1; pp. 1-8) 

Tuesday, February 24 Tom Leu & Máire Noonan

Questions raised by French compounds of the type brise-glace

Fradin, B. 2009. IE, Romance: French. In R. Lieber & P. Stekauer (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Compounding. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter 22, pp. 417-435 (especailly section 22.3.)

Tuesday, March 3 NO MEETING

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Tuesday, March 10 Lisa Travis Compounds and phonology in Malagasy

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Tuesday, March 17 Tom Leu & Máire Noonan

Description of 'Fugenelemente’ (linking elements) in German compounds.

Fuhrhop, Nanna. 1996. Fugenelemente. In Lang, Ewald and Gisela Zifonun (eds.) Deutsch – typologisch. Walter de Gruyter.

Tuesday, March 24  NO MEETING

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Tuesday, March 31 Lisa Travis

Compounds and phonology in Malagasy part 2.

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Tuesday, April 7 Lisa Travis

Compounds and phonology in Malagasy part 3.

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Tuesday, April 14 NO MEETING

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Tuesday, April 21 Glyne Piggott

Minimality in Kabardian

Gordon, M. & A. Applebaum. 2010. Prosodic fusion and minimality in Kabardian. Phonology,  Vol. 27.1, pp 45 - 76.

 

Fall 2014

This reading and research group investigates phenomena at the syntax/morphology-phonology interface The group has been meeting for several years. This term our regular meeting time is Tuesday 2:15PM-4PM, and we will meet at UQAM (permanent room not yet estabished).  

Please email maire [dot] noonan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Máire Noonan) to be added to the email list, or if you wish to present some work. All are welcome!

Please note, the upcoming schedule below is subject to modification.

Date                Presenter Topic Background readings
Tuesday, Sept 9 All Organisational meeting

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Tuesday, Sept 16; in room DS-3459. Lisa Travis

Overview of Distributed Morphology.

Embick, D. and Noyer R. ‘Distributed Morphology and the Syntax/Morphology Interface.’ 2007. In G. Ramchand and C. Reiss eds., The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Interfaces, OUP. Availble on line here.

Tuesday, Sept 23; in room DS-3470 Máire Noonan

Roots, part I.

Harley, H. 2013. On the identity of roots. To appear in Theoretical Linguistics. Available at lingbuzz/001527.

Tuesday, Sept 30; in room DS-3459. Oriana Kilbourn-Ceron

Allomorphy: domains/locality.

Merchant, J. 2014. ‘How much context is enough? Two cases of span-conditioned stem allomorphy. To appear in Linguistic Inquiry.’ Available online.

Tuesday, October 7; in room DS-3459. Heather Newell

Roots part II: root, little n; gender and number.

Lowenstamm, Jean. 2007. 'On Little n, ROOT, and Types of Nouns'. In The Sounds of Silence: Empty Elements in Syntax and Phonology, eds. Jutta Hartmann, Veronika Hegedus, Henk van Riemsdjik. Amsterdam: Elsevier. PDF

Tuesday, October 14 Tom Leu

Roots part III.

Arad, M. 2003. Locality constraints on the interpretation of roots: The case of Hebrew denominal verbs. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 21:737–778. 

Tuesday, October 21 NO MEETING

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Tuesday, October 28 John Lumsden

A unified account of the Old English declensions

Background reading: Chapter 2 & 3 of John Lumsden  1987. Syntactic Features: parametric variation in the history of English. MIT Ph.D. dissertation 

Tuesday, November 4 Lisa Travis Compounds

Heidi Harley, 2008.  Compounding in Distributed Morphology: http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/000602

Tuesday, November 11 Yuliya Manyakina

Compounds

Nevins and Myler A Brown-eyed Girl  http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/002021

Tuesday, November 18 Michael Erlewine and Hadas Kotek

Blocking effects in English causatives

TBA

Tuesday, November 25 NO MEETING

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Tuesday, December 2 NO MEETING

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Tuesday, December 9 Máire Noonan & Lisa Travis

Prefix-suffix asymmetries

Reading:  Bobaljik, J. D. and S. Wurmbrand. 2001. Seven prefix-suffix asymmetries in Itelmen  In Proceedings of CLS 37 (2001)

   

 

 

 

Winter 2014

This reading and research group investigates phenomena at the syntax/morphology-phonology interface The group has been meeting over the past couple of years. In May of 2012 the department hosted a workshop on Word Structure at the Interface: Exploring the Interfaces 1. We are currently in the process of editing a volume of work coming out of that research. This term our regular meeting time is Thursday 10 am-12 pm in room 002 (unless otherwise indicated).

Please email maire [dot] noonan [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Máire Noonan) to be added to the email list, or if you wish to present some work. All are welcome!

Date                Topic & Presenter Background reading(s)
Thursday, Jan 16 Organisational issues, followed by resuming discussion of Nested Phase Interpretation and the PIC by Heather Newell.

Manuscript

Thursday, Jan 23, Verb stem formation and event composition in Oji-Cree  by Tanya Slavin. Discussion led by  Glyne Piggott and Lisa Travis.

Manuscript, emailed to those who wish to attend

Thursday, Jan 30, Room 318 (LT's office)

Discussion of Slavin's Verb stem formation and event composition in Oji-Cree continued.  

 

Thursday, Feb 6,

No meeting.

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Thursday, Feb 13,

No meeting.

TBA

Thursday, Feb 20,

Oji-Cree continued.

TBA

Thursday, Feb 27, at 2:30 pm (room tba)

On the lexicalization ranges of indexicals: D-words and wh-words apart by Øystein Vangsnes.

TBA

Thursday, March 6,

No meeting

TBA

Thursday, March 13,

Discussion of A comparative analysis of Dutch and German R-pronouns. (R you sure it’s a pronoun?) by Máire Noonan.

Manuscript, emailed to those who wish to attend.

 

 

Fall 2013

 
Date                Topic & Presenter Background reading(s)
Tuesday, Sept 17 Organisational issues, followed by Lisa Travis: How to restrict Initial Head Merge to adjuncts..

TBA

Extracurricular (part of the Ling-Tea series):

Wednesday, Sept 18, 3- 4 pm, room 117

Kie Zuraw (UCLA): Aspiration in English prefixed words: a production study. (Joint work with Sharon Peperkamp.)

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Tuesday, Sept 24  No meeting

TBA

Tuesday, Oct 1

Room 117

Suppletion is Local: Evidence from Hiaki  by Jonathan Bobaljik and Heidi Harley. Presented by  Heather Newell.

Manuscripts emailed to those who wish to attend.

Tuesday, Oct 8

Room 002

A bracketing paradox in Mẽbengokre causatives by Andrés Salanova. Presented by Lisa Travis.

Manuscript

Tuesday, Oct 15

Room 117

Syntactic Domain Types and PF Effects by Bethany Lochbihler. Presented by Glyne Piggott.

Manuscript

Tuesday, Oct 22

Room 002

Quantitative component interaction: data from Tagalog nasal substitution by Kie Zuraw. Presented by Maayan Adar.

Manuscript

Tuesday, Oct 29

Room 117

 MEETING CANCELLED.

Manuscript

Tuesday, Nov 5

Room 002

Exceptions to the Mirror Principle and Morphophonological “Action at a distance”: The role of “word”internal Phrasal Movement and Spell Out by Neil Myler. Presented by Máire Noonan and Lisa Travis.

Manuscript

Tuesday, Nov 12

Room 117

 Phrasal movement in morphology: evidence from noun incorporation by Éric Mathieu. Presented by Lisa Travis.

Manuscript

Tuesday, Nov 19

Room 002

Éric Mathieu's ms, continued discussion (see previous meeting).

Manuscript

Tuesday, Nov 26

Room 117

Adjuncts as a diagnostic of polysynthetic word-formation in Inuit by Richard Compton. Presented by Heather Newell.

Manuscript

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2:30 pm

Room 117

Wordhood and word internal domains by Glyne Piggott and Lisa Travis. Presented by Richard Compton.

Manuscript

Thursday, Dec 5, 2:30 pm

Room 117

Nested Phase Interpretation and the PIC by Heather Newell. Presented by Máire Noonan.

Manuscript

Tuesday, Dec 10, 2:30 pm

Room 117

Verb stem formation and event composition in Oji-Cree by Tanya Slavin. Presented by Glyne Piggott.

Manuscript

Thursday, Dec 12, 11:30 a.m.

Room 117

ein is ein: Reflections on metamorphemes, homophony, and late insertion by Tom Leu. Presented by Máire Noonan.

Manuscript

 

 

Summer 2013

Regular meeting times: Thursdays, time variable, room 117

 

Thursday, July 25, 2 p.m. in room 117

Topic:  Agreement in Arabic.  

Background reading. Chains or Strata? The Case of Maltese  by Paul Kiparsky (2011).

 

Thursday, July 11, 1:30 p.m. room 117

 

Presenter: Elise McClay

 

Topic:  Alienability in Listuguj Mi'gmaq Possessives.  

 

Background readings.

 

Dobler, E. 2008. 'The Morpho-Phonology if (In)Alienable Possession'. In Proceedings of the 2008 annual conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association.

 

Ritter, E. and S.T. Rosen. 2012. 'Possessors as External Arguments: Evidence from Blackfoot'. Proceedings of the 42nd Algonquian Conference, St. John’s University, Newfoundland.

 

 

 

Thursday, July 4, 2 p.m. room 117

Topic:  Continuing discussion of Marit Julien's (2007) On the relation between Morphology and Syntax

 

Thursday, June 27, 10 a.m. room 117

Topic:  Discussion of Marit Julien's (2007) On the relation between Morphology and Syntax . In The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Interfaces, G. Ramchand, C. Reiss (eds). OUP. 2007.

 

Winter 2013

Past meetings

 

Wednesday, April 24, 4 p.m.

Presenter: Heather Goad.

Topic: A Cross-linguistic Examination of the Unusual Behaviour of s

 

Wednesday, April 10, 4 p.m.

Presenter: Heather Newell.

Topic:  Domaines phonologiques.

Wednesday, April 3, 4 p.m.

Topic:  Chains or Strata? The Case of Maltese  by Paul Kiparsky (2011).

Discussion leader Glyne Piggott.

Wednesday, March 20, 4 p.m.

Topic: Heather Newell presents 'Morpho-Phonological Doubling: a problem for Nanosyntax?'

Tuesday, March 12, 11:35 a.m. - 1 p.m. in room 002

Topic: Classical Armenian Declension  by Pavel Caha, 2009. In Nordlyd 36, special issue on Nanosyntax. Peter Svenonius, Gillian Ramchand, Michal Starke, and Tarald Taraldsen (eds), pp. 77–112. CASTL, Tromsø. 

Discussion led by Máire Noonan and Lisa Travis.

Thursday, February 14, 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.

Topic: The nanosyntax of Nguni noun class prefixes and concords  by Knut Tarald Taraldsen, LINGUA, vol. 120.6, pp. 1522–1548

Discussion led by Oriana Kilbourn-Ceron.

Wednesday, February 6, 4 p.m.

Topic: Lexicalizing number and gender in Lunigiana  by Knut Tarald Taraldsen

Discussion led by Máire Noonan.

Wednesday, January 30, 4 p.m.

Topic: Two papers by Michal Starke:

i)  Nanosyntax A short primer to a new approach to language

ii)  Towards an elegant solution to language variation: Variation reduces to the size of lexically stored trees

Discussion led by Máire Noonan.

Wednesday, January 23, 4 p.m.

Topic: Suppletion is Local: Evidence from Hiaki by Jonathan Bobaljik and Heidi Harley. (Ms. by email on demand.)

Discussion led by Máire Noonan.

Wednesday, January 16, 4-5:30 p.m.

Topic: Finish up with chapter 7 of Universals in Comparative Morphology by Jonathan Bobaljik. 

Friday, January 11 3 p.m. (room 117) -- cross-meeting with Syntax-Semantics research group.

Topic:  Compositionality without word boundaries: (the) more and (the) most by Anna Szabolcsi's paper on Friday at 3 p.m. (room 117) in the Syntax-Semantics research group

Presented by Sasha Simonenko.

Fall 2012

 

Meeting times: Thursday 11:35 a.m. in room 117

 

Thursday, December 20, 11:40-12:55 p.m.

Topic: chapter 6-7 of Universals in Comparative Morphology by Jonathan Bobaljik. 

Discussion leaders: Heather Newell and Máire Noonan.

 

Thursday, December 13, 11:40-12:55 p.m.

Topic: chapter 5 of Universals in Comparative Morphology by Jonathan Bobaljik. 

Discussion leaders: Heather Newell and Máire Noonan.

 

Thursday, December 4, 11:40-12:55 p.m.

Topic: chapter 4 of Universals in Comparative Morphology by Jonathan Bobaljik. 

Discussion leaders: Heather Newell and Máire Noonan.

 

Thursday, November 29, 11:40-12:55 p.m.

Topic: chapter 3 of Universals in Comparative Morphology by Jonathan Bobaljik. 

Discussion leaders: Heather Newell and Máire Noonan.

 

Thursday, November 22, 11:40-12:55 p.m.

Topic: chapter 2 of Universals in Comparative Morphology by Jonathan Bobaljik. 

Discussion leaders: Máire Noonan and Alexandra Simonenko.

Thursday, November 15, 11:40-12:55 p.m.

Topic: chapters 1-2 of Universals in Comparative Morphology by Jonathan Bobaljik. 

Máire Noonan and Sasha Simonenko will lead the discussion.

Thursday, November 8, 11:35-12:55 p.m.

Disscusion of On the identity of roots by Heidi Harley part 2 Tanya Slavin will lead the discussion.

Thursday, November 1, 11:35-12:55 p.m.

Topic: On the identity of roots by Heidi Harley (to appear in Theoretical Linguistics). Tanya Slavin will lead the discussion.

Thursday, October 4, 11:35-12:55 p.m.

Mini course on DM, part 2. Readings:

1. Alec Marantz. continued (section on Remarks)  
2. Heidi Harley and Rolf Noyer. State-of-the-Article: Distributed Morphology, appeared in GLOT 4.4, April 1999, pp. 3-9 (the published GLOT version is available online here)

Thursday, September 27, 11:35-12:55 p.m.

Mini course on DM, part I. Readings (please prioritize #1):

1. Alec Marantz.  No escape from syntax. Don't Try Morphological Analysis in the Privacy of Your Own Lexicon. In "Proceedings of the 1998 Penn Linguistics Colloqium", ed. by Alexis Dimitriadis; Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 
2. Heidi Harley and Rolf Noyer. State-of-the-Article: Distributed Morphology, appeared in GLOT 4.4, April 1999, pp. 3-9 (the published GLOT version is available online here)

Thursday, September 20, 11:35-12:55 p.m.

Introductory meeting for old and new members. Overview of the SIRG project, the position of the Syntax-Phonology group within the project, as well as some background on issues the project members working on the PF interface have been investigating, and some of their results.

WINTER 2012

Meeting times: Thursday 10 a.m. in room 117

Thursday, May 3, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Discussion of Øystein Vangsnes' "Syncretism and functional expansion in Germanic wh-expressions" and parts of "The polyfunctionality of which in Övdalian". (Papers available per email on request). Discussion led by Sasha Simonenko and Máire Noonan.

Discussion of Richard Compton and Christine Pittman's (2010) 'Word-formation by phase in Inuit' Lingua 120.   Discussion led by Mike Hamilton.

A paper by Jonathan Bobaljik (title tba). Discussion led by Aron Hirsch.

 

Thursday, April 26, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Heather Newell presents Zeljko Boskovic (2007) On the Locality and Motivation of Move and Agree: An Even More Minimal Theory (LI 38.4:589 – 644).  

Jessica Coon and Gretchen McCulloch present: i) Semántica causativa, sintaxis aplicativa by Andrés Salanova, and ii) Epenthetic Morphemes, Look-Ahead and Exceptions to the Mirror Principle: The Role of Spell-Out by Neil Myler (focus on the first 24 pages).  Papers available per email on request.

Thursday, April 19, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Tom Leu presents Leu (2011) The indefinite article - Indefinite? - Article?

Discussion of Tobias Scheer 's (to appear) Chunk definition in phonology: prosodic constituency vs. phase structure. Heather Newell will lead the discussion.

Thursday, March 29, 10 a.m.

Discussion of  Alec Marantz's Locality Domains for Contextual Allosemy in Words 

For background reading, see chapters 1 & 2 of Embick 2010 (Localism vs. Globalism in Morphology and Phonology)

Thursday, March 22, 10 a.m.  (Algonquian group)

 Conor Quinn (University of Southern Maine): Deriving pronominal feature structures through asymmetrical dependencies: obviation, inverse, and antihierarchy effects in Algonquian languages.
Background reading: chapter 3 of dissertation
  

Thursday, March 15, 10 a.m.

Keir Moulton: Causers, Crossover, and D-type Pronouns.

Thursday, March 8, 10 a.m.  (Algonquian group)

Alan Bale  Agreement, Conjunction and Disjunction in Mi’kmaq

Thursday, March 1, 10 a.m.

Lisa Travis (on joint work with Shu-ing Shyu of National Sun Yat-sen University). Ordering of phonology and syntax and post spell-out movement. Case in point: Predicate doubling in Mandarin.

Thursday, February 16, 10 a.m.

Heather Newell: 'Communication between Syntax and Phonology'.

Friday, February 10, 3 p.m.

Discussion of Eric Mathieu's paper 'Nominal incorporation and word formation via phrasal movement: evidence from Ojibwe'.

Thursday, February 2, 10 a.m.

Discussion of Jenifer Michaels' To Alternate or Not to Alternate: What is the Boundary?

Thursday, January 26, 10 a.m.

Continuation of discussion of Travis' chapter 6.

Thursday, January 19, 10 am

Discussion of chapter 6, 'L-Syntax and S-Syntax', from Inner Aspect. The Articulation of VP by Lisa Travis. Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2010. (The chapter has been mailed in electronic form to the list.)

FALL 2011

Meeting times: Thursday 12 p.m. Room 117

Thursday, December 1, 12 pm  (Algonquian group)

Glyne Piggott: 'Wordhood in Ojibwe: What's in a word?'  Discussion continued.

Thursday, November 24, 12 pm 

Glyne Piggott: 'What's in a word? Wordhood in Ojibwe.'

Thursday, November 17, 12 pm  (Algonquian group)

Bethany Lochbihler will present her paper: Complex Person Encoding in Cyclic Agree

Thursday, November 10, 12 pm 

Tanya Slavin 'Syntactic factors that restrict hiatus tolerance in Ojibwe'

Thursday, November 3, 12 pm

Jessica Coon:  discussion of Woolford's 2011 PF Factors in Tzotzil Clitics, bring in data from a couple other Mayan languages, and talk about possible connections to the Algonquian person system.

Thursday, October 27, 12 pm   (Algonquian group)

Tanya Slavin: The left-edge requirement and event composition: evidence from Ojicree. 

Thursday, Oct 20, 12 pm (Algonquian group)

 McGinnis (1995) part 2: Fission as Feature Movement (the longer version of the paper we looked at on October 6). In Papers on Minimalist Syntax, ed. Robert Pensalfini & Hiroyuki Ura. MITWPL 27. MIT Working Papers in Linguistics, 165-187.

Thursday, Oct 13, 12 pm

Discussion of Lev Blumenfeld's  attached manuscript Vowel–Zero Alternations In Russian Prepositions: Prosodic Constituency And Productivity  (to appear in "Russian Language Studies in North America", ed. Veronika Makarova, Anthem Press, 2012)

Thursday, Oct 6, 12 pm  (Algonquian reading group)

McGinnis (1995)  In Proceedings of the 1995 CLA Annual Conference, ed. Päivi Koskinen. Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics, 337-347.

 

SUMMER 2011

Meeting times: Thursday 3 p.m. Room 117

Thursday, June 30, 3 pm 

1st Algonquian language reading group meeting. 

Ives Goddar 1990: Primary And Secondary Stem Derivation In Algonquian. (accessible if logged in on campus or through McGIll VPN)

  Please don't forget to bring your ID cards to get in, since the front doors  will be locked. 

Thursday, May 26, 3 pm 

Part I of Kiparsky's Some Consequences of Lexical Phonology. Phonology Yearbook 2.85-138, 1985

Thursday, June 2, 3 pm  (Heather Goad)

Part II of Kiparsky's Some Consequences of Lexical Phonology. Phonology Yearbook 2.85-138, 1985

Thursday, June 9, 3 pm (Heather Newell)

Kiparsky 1982 Word-formation and the Lexicon.  In F. Ingemann (ed.) Proceedings of the Mid-America Linguistics Conference. Lawrence, Kansas, 1982

Nigel Fabb 1988. English suffixation is constrained only by selectional restrictions. NLLT 6:527-539. (must be logged in through McGill for link)

Thursday, June 16, 3 pm (Sara Mackenzie)

Stratal OT (tba)

Bermúdez-Otero 2010 Cyclicity

Thursday, June 23, 3 pm (Michael Wagner)

Lexical phonology in stratal OT

Readings: Kiparsky Opacity and Cyclicity and Description and explanation: English revisited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by:

FQRSC 2010-SE-130906; Syntactic Interfaces (Lisa Travis, PI)

SSHRC 410-2008-1687 (Lisa Travis, PI)