Volume 23(1), 2013

Proceedings from the First Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton (MOTH) Workshop in Syntax

A. McKillen & B. Buccola (eds.)  (Summer 2013)

This volume is a collection of papers presented at the First Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton workshop in syntax held at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, on March 2, 2013. This was the first meeting in a series of annual meetings to travel among universities in these four cities. The idea behind the initiative is to create a forum primarily for graduate and undergraduate students to present their work in progress and receive feedback from their peers and faculty from the other institutions in the area. While such a forum exists for students working in phonology and semantics (MOT and TOM), we felt a similar venue was needed for syntax as well.

We would like to acknowledge that the workshop could not have been held if it was not for the generous support from the Department of Linguistics and Languages at McMaster University.

On behalf of the organizing committee,
Ivona Kučerová


Table of Contents

Cassandra Chapman

A revised account of the EPP in French: A semantics-based analysis

Julianne Doner

A typology of EPP-checking mechanisms

Olena Kit

Extending the generic middle analysis to Slavic languages

Éric Mathieu

On the plural of the singulative

Danielle T. Moed, Victor Kuperman & Ivona Kučerová

A psycholinguistics analysis of NP-movement in English

Rebecca Tollan

Deriving morphological ergativity in Basque

Tharanga Weerasooriya

Wh-in situ in Sinhala: A prosodic account

Michelle Yuan

On the phasal status of DP in Inuktitut

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