September 26-27 Daniel Büring (Universität Wien)
Mini workshop and mini course -- all events take place in the Linguistics Building (1085 Dr. Penfield)
Mini workshop (Room 117)
2:30 Bagels and juice.
2:45-3:15 Alan Bale: Multidimensional Adjectives
3:15-3:45 Schwartz, Buccola & Hamilton: Two types of class B numeral modifiers: a reply to Nouwen (2010)
3.55-4.25 Walter Pedersen: Implicit arguments, Focus and Coordination
4.25-4.55 Aron Hirsch & Michael Wagner: Prosodic Effects of Topicality
Mini course by Daniel Büring (Room 002)
1:30-3:30 Non at-issue meanings: Introduction and Case Studies.
May 12-13 David Embick (UPenn) visiting McSIRG
All events take place in Room 002
12:30-2:30 Part I: General issues in allomorphy/domains/etc.
3:30-5:30 Part II: Extension to stem allomorphy/stem suppletion
12:30-2:30 Part III: Issues on the phonological side particularly w.r.t. when material is "(in)active" in the phase-cyclic sense.
3:30-5:30 with presentations and discussion. Focus on domains.
WINTER & SPRING 2010
May 25-28. All talks in Room 117, except Thursday 2-4 pm in room 002
- Angelika Kratzer and Elisabeth Selkirk (UMass, Amherst)
Syntax-Prosodic Structure Interface I (Selkirk) Reading: The Syntax-Phonology Interface
Syntax-Prosodic Structure Interface II (Selkirk)
Thursday 10:30 am
Discussion of Kratzer & Selkirk 2007 Phase theory and prosodic spellout: The case of verbs with the authors. Please read the paper beforehand.
Thursday 2-4 pm, room 002
The Grammar of Focus and Givenness (Kratzer and Selkirk)
Friday 9:30-12:30 am
Long-distance comparatives and direct comparison.
Glyne Piggott & Lisa Travis
Hard edges inside words. Evidence from Ojibwe.
Bernhard Schwarz & Junko Shimoyama
Update on negative islands, gradable predicates, and discreteness of measurement in Japanese.
Heather Goad & Lydia White
Prosodic Transfer and the Representation of Interlanguage Articles.
A potluck dinner from 6-9 pm at Junko and Bernhard's house will end the McSIRG week. Please see the sign-up sheet in the photocopy room.
May 3 - 5 David Embick (UPenn) visiting McSIRG
May 4, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. in Room 117
- Bethany Lochbihler: Morpho-syntactic obviation in Algonquian
- Eva Melkonyan: Distribution of the definite article in Armenian
- Glyne Piggott & Lisa Travis: Word internal adjuncts in Ojibwa
May 5, 3 p.m. ARTS 160
- David Embick: Towards a theory of stem alternations
All are welcome.
March 31 - April 1 Danny Fox (MIT) visiting McSIRG
March 31 2:35 pm in RPHYS 114
- Danny Fox: Negative Islands and Maximization Failure
Background reading: Too Many Alternatives: density, symmetry and other predicaments
April 1 2-5 pm in Room 117
- Alexandra Simonenko: Adjectival modification patterns within definite DP in Mainland Scandinavian
- Jozina Vander Klok: Prosodic deaccentuation in English and French
- Junko Shimoyama and Bernhard Schwarz: Negative islands, gradable predicates, and discreteness of measurement in Japanese
All are welcome.
Followed by a potluck party.
Details to be emailed.
Please sign up for it on the sheet posted in the copy room.