Exploring the Interfaces (ETI) 1: word structure

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Note: there was a change in schedule for the first and last two sesions on Sunday.

Exploring The Interfaces: Word Structure

 McGill University, May 6-8 2012

The workshop will take place in the ballroom of Thomson House, 3650 McTavish St. Google map

PLEASE NOTE: SCHEDULE CHANGE for Sunday May 6 (see new program)


As part of the Syntactic Interfaces Research Group (SIRG) of McGill University and UQAM, McGill is hosting the first of three workshops exploring the interfaces, ETI 1, on May 6-8, 2012.

For the past two and a half years, linguists in Montreal affiliated with SIRG (formerly McSIRG) have been investigating the properties of the two syntactic interfaces, Phonetic Form (PF) and Logical Form (LF) in an interdisciplinary way. Now, in this three day workshop that focuses on the structure of words, we bring together a number of external collaborators of SIRG as well as other renown researchers to explore words from intermodular perspectives. The goal is to investigate the structure of the interfaces through the structure of words, using phonological, semantic and experimental evidence, and surveying evidence from different language types. A particular focus of the workshop is to examine phonological as well as semantic evidence for cyclic domains inside words, and investigate apparent mismatches as resulting from particular interface processes. 

Speakers: Matthew Adams (Stanford U), Solveiga Armoskaite (Carleton University), Jonathan Bobaljik (UConn), Richard Compton (U of Toronto), A.-M. Di Sciullo (UQAM/MIT), Heidi Harley (U of Arizona), Vera Gribanova (Stanford U), Tom Leu (UQAM), Bethany Lochbihler (McGill U), Eric Mathieu (U of Ottawa), Neil Myler (NYU), Heather Newell (UQAM), Máire Noonan (McGill U), Glyne Piggott (McGill U) & Lisa Travis (McGill U), Andrés Salanova (U of Ottawa), Tobias Scheer (Université de Nice), Tanya Slavin (McGill U), Øystein Vangsnes (Tromsø), Kie Zuraw (UCLA).

Discussants: Jessica Coon (McGill), Emily Elfner (McGill), Heather Goad (McGill), Michael Hamilton (McGill), Aron Hirsch (McGill), Gretchen McCulloch (McGill), Heather Newell (UQAM), Máire Noonan (McGill), Larissa Nossalik (McGill), Glyne Piggott (McGill), Alexandra Simonenko (McGill), Tobin Skinner (UQAM), Tanya Slavin (McGill U), Lisa Travis (McGill U), Michael Wagner (McGill).

Preregistration by April 24 (for reception).  Preregistration is now closed.

Queries may be sent eti1 [dot] mcgill [at] gmail [dot] com (here).

Syntactic Interfaces Research group (McGill and UQAM)

This workshop is funded by SSHRC 646-2011-1138, FQRSC 2012-SE-144646 and the 

Last update: Friday May 4, 6 p.m.