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  • Day Tuesday
    08:30 - 09:00 Registration
    09:00 - 10:00 Philipp Weisser (UConn)

    The Morphotactics of the Eastern Mari nominal template (featuring the Duke of York)
    Doreen Georgi (Ecole Normale Superieure) & Martin Salzmann (Leipzig)

    Local modeling of the gap/resumptive complementarity under top-down Case attraction
    Thomas McFadden (ZAS) & Sandhya Sundaresan (Leipzig)

    Obligatorily Control is fallible: failure of OC PRO yields pro
    10:00 - 11:00 Sakshi Bhatia, Leland Kusmer and Ekaterina Vostrikova (UMass Amherst)

    Indirect interaction of person and number
    Peter W. Smith (Frankfurt)

    Semantic Agreement and the Mechanism of AGREE
    Nicholas Longenbaugh (MIT)

    Rethinking the A/A'-distinction: evidence from English Tough Movement
    11:00 - 12:00 COFFEE + Poster Session 1
    COFFEE + Poster Session 2

    COFFEE + Poster Session 3

    12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
    13:30 - 14:30 Ethan Poole (UMass Amherst)

    The locality of dependent case
    Carlo Geraci (Institut Jean Nicod)

    Possessives in (three) Sign Languages
    Nicholas Longenbaugh (MIT) and Maria Polinsky (UMaryland)

    Subject/object symmetry: A spurious effect
    14:30 - 15:30 Michelle Yuan (MIT)

    Clitic dissimilation and dependent case
    Sangyoon Kim (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)

    Two structural sources for possessives: Evidence from Spanish alienable possessive constructions
    Elena Anagnostopoulou (Crete) and Christina Sevdali (Ulster)

    Two modes of dative Case assignment : evidence from the history of Greek
    15:30 - 16:00 Coffee
    16:00 - 17:00 Giorgos Spathas (HU Berlin) and Dimitris Michelioudakis (York)

    The scope of additive operators: an argument for syntactic event decomposition
    Jon Sprouse (UConn), Sagar Indurkya (MIT), Sandiway Fong (Arizona), Beracah Yankama (MIT) and Robert Berwick (MIT)

    Colorless green ideas still do sleep furiously
    Andrew Murphy (Leipzig)

    Syntactic gangs: cumulative effects with weighted constraints
    17:00 - 18:00 Uli Sauerland (ZAS), Ayaka Tamura (Tohoku U), Masatoshi Koizumi (Tohoku U) and John Michael Tomlinson (ZAS)

    A Conjunctive Disjunction in Japanese
    Henri Kauhanen and George Walkden (Manchester)

    A production bias model of the Constant Rate Effect
    Ashwini Deo (Yale)

    The performativity of aspect: imperfective assertions in Marathi
    18:00 - 18:15 BREAK


    18:15 - 19:15 Naomi Francis (MIT)

    Scope in negative inversion constructions: Evidence from positive polarity item modals
    Ashwini Deo, Sara Sanchez-Alonso, & Maria Pinango (Yale)

    Varying circumstances of evaluation and the ser/estar distinction in Spanish

    Evening Program Sekt Reception
    20:45 - 21:45

    Evening lecture:

    Theresa Biberauer & Ian Roberts (Cambridge)

    Emergent parameters and syntactic complexity: new perspectives
    Conference Dinner


    1. Harris Constantinou (Leeds) & Hans van de Koot (UCL) - Subjective Containment.

    2. Jeremy Pasquereau (UMass Amherst) - Overt movement of comparative quantifiers in European French Overt movement of comparative quantifiers in European French.

    3. Susanne Wurmbrand (UConn) - Fake indexicals: Germanic child care and gendered relatives.

    Poster Program

    Guillaume Thomas (Toronto) & Yasutada Sudo (UCL)

    Cumulative readings of 'each'
    Dmitry Ganenkov (Bamberg)

    Eccentric agreement can be monstrous
    Heather Burnett (CNRS Paris) & Sali Tagliamonte (Toronto)

    Using Intra-Speaker Variation to Diagnose Syntactic Structure
    Melissa Farasyn & Anne Breitbarth (Ghent)

    Null subjects in Middle Low German
    Jeroen van Craenenbroeck (Leuven) & Marjo van Koppen (Utrecht)

    A microparameter in a nanoparametric world
    Jeremy Pasquereau (UMass Amherst)

    Overt movement of comparative quantifiers in European French
    Coppe van Urk (QMUL)

    Why A-movement does not license parasitic gaps
    Susanne Wurmbrand (UConn)

    Fake indexicals: Germanic child care and gendered relatives
    Maria-Margarita Makri (MIT)

    Expletive Negation, Epistemic Modality and Sentential Complementation
    Jeremy Kuhn (ENS-CNRS Paris)

    Telicity and iconic scales in ASL
    Jason Merchant (Chicago)

    Categorizing heads are l-selectors: Idiosyncratic PP selection can vary by lexical category
    Jamie Douglas (Cambridge) & Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin University)

    Two ways to be syntactically ergative: on avoiding defective intervention
    Harris Constantinou (Leeds) & Hans van de Koot (UCL)

    Subjective Containment
    Ömer Demirok (MIT)

    A Compositional Semantics for Turkish Correlatives
    Adam Szczegielniak (Rutgers University)

    Ellipsis licensed via Prosodic Structure is Phase Constrained
    Kristen Fleckenstein & Suwon Yoon (UTA)

    Jespersen's Cycle and scope of negation in American Sign Language
    Sampson Korsah (Leipzig)

    On replication and polarity in Ga
    Gabriela Alboiu (YorkU) & Virginia Hill (UNB)

    (Non)Clitic Status of Auxiliaries and A versus A-bar Head Movement
    Nino Grillo (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) & Keir Moulton (Simon Fraser University)

    Clausal Determiners and Long Distance AGREE in Italian
    Miloje Despic, Michael Hamilton & Sarah Murray (Cornell University)

    A syntactic account of person/number marking in Cheyenne
    Despina Oikonomou (MIT) & Artemis Alexiadou (Berlin)

    Interpretation Domains in the Verbal Spine: Synthetic vs. Analytic morphology
    Yongsuk Yoo, Jayeon Park, Sabine Laszakovits, Kadir Gökgöz, Marcin Dadan (UConn)

    The Real(is) Distinction in Before and After Clauses: A Crosslinguistic Study
    Bronwyn Bjorkman (Queen's) & Peter Jurgec (Toronto)

    Indexing constraints to words: evidence from derived environment effects
    Julia Bacskai-Atkari (Potsdam)

    A feature-based approach to Doubly Filled Comp effects
    Dunja Veselinovic (NYU)

    Concord Failures: Defective Intervention in the Nominal Domain
    Rahul Balusu (EFLU), Gurujegan Murugesan (IGNTU) & Rajamathangi S (JNU)

    Bagel Problem Items in Telugu and Tamil
    Maria Barouni (University of Crete)

    A unified analysis of Negative Concord
    Erik Zyman (UCSC)

    Adjunct Stranding, Late Merger, and the Timing of Syntactic Operations
    Yongsuk Yoo (UConn)

    Extractability in Agreeing/Non-Agreeing Modifier Constructions
    Jon Ander Mendia (UMass Amherst)

    Conventionalizing at least some determiners
    Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin (CNRS-LLF Paris) & Marcelo Ferreira (São Paolo)

    Brazilian Count Bare NPs and the Number of Reciprocal Predicates
    Patricia Schneider-Zioga (CSUF)

    There is not just one way to agree
    Antonio Fábregas (Tromsø) & Angel Luis Jiménez-Fernández (Sevilla)

    What subextraction from depictives can tell us about lexical aspect in first phase syntax
    Alan Ke, Sam Epstein, Acrisio Pires & Richard Lewis (UMich)

    Syntactic Constraints on Quantifier Domain: An Experimental Study of the quantifier dou in Mandarin Chinese
    Yushi Sugimoto (Sophia)

    De-Phasing Effect: External Pair-Merge of phase head and non-phase head
    Michael Hamilton (Cornell University)

    The relation between phase heads and non-phase heads: Algonquian languages vs. Miyagawa 2010
    Ailis Cournane (Mannheim)

    Omission evidence for child V-to-T upwards (re)analysis
    Karoliina Lohiniva (Geneva)

    Wh-kin: multiple wh and additivity in Finnish interrogatives and declaratives
    Stefan Keine, Jon Ander Mendia & Ethan Poole (UMass Amherst)

    It's tough to reconstruct

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