The 23rd Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium

Special Session: Applications of Constraint-Based Approaches

University of Pennsylvania
Saturday 27 to Sunday 28 February 1999
Room 17, Logan Hall

Saturday, February 27

Registration starts at 8:30 AM

Session 1: Special Session I

9:00-9:25 Eric Bakovic
Harvard University
Assimilation to the unmarked

9:25-9:50 Nila Friedberg
University of Toronto
Constraints measure metrical intuitions

9:50-10:15 Ben Hermans
Tilburg University
A constraint based analysis of an opacity effect

10:15-10:25 break

Session 2: Syntax I

10:25-10:50 Cedric Boeckx
University of Connecticut
Decomposing French questions

10:50-11:15 Cathal Doherty
University College, Dublin
Verbal morphology and clausal projections in early Irish

11:15-11:40 Kook-Hee Gill
University of Edinburgh
The long-distance anaphora conspiracy: The case of Korean

11:40-12:05 William McClure
Queens College/CUNY Graduate Center
Floating Japanese classifiers

12:05-1:00 lunch break

Session 3: Semantics / Pragmatics

1:00-1:25 Kristin M. Eide and Tor A. Afarli
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Semantically charged syntax and the construction of meaning

1:25-1:50 Barbara Citko
SUNY Stoney Brook/MIT
Conditionals and relatives

1:50-2:15 Stefan Engelberg
University of Wuppertal
'Punctuality' and verb semantics

2:15-2:40 Jeanette Gundel
University of Minnesota and NTNU, Trondheim
Topic, Focus, and the grammar-pragmatics interface

2:40-3:00 break

Session 4: Language Acquisition

3:00-3:25 Miho Fujiwara
Georgetown University
Acquisition of default inflectional suffix: Japanese adjectivals

3:25-3:50 Natalie Batman-Ratyosan & Karin Stromswold
Rutgers University
What Turkish acquisition tells us about underlying word order and scrambling

3:50-4:15 Elena Gavruseva & Rosalind Thornton
University of Iowa
Possessor extraction in child English: A Minimalist account

4:15-4:30 break

Invited speaker

4:30-5:30 Angelika Kratzer
University of Massachesetts
Self-action, middles, and reflexive pronouns

Sunday, February 28

Session 5: Special Session II

9:00-9:25 Farida Cassimjee & Charles W. Kisseberth
Benedict College & Tel Aviv University
A conspiracy argument for OT from Emakhuwa dialectology

9:25-9:50 Alexei Kochetov
University of Toronto
A hierarchy of phonetic constraints on palatality in Russian

9:50-10:15 Bozena Cetnarowska
University of Silesia/University of Massachusetts
Interaction of prosodic and syntactic constraints in English and Polish nominals

10:15-10:30 break

Session 6: Syntax II

10:30-10:55 Mikael Vinka
McGill University
Two types of verb particle constructions

10:55-11:20 Masao Ochi and Tien-Hsin Hsin
University of Connecticut
The syntax of adjunct wh-NPs

11:20-11:45 J.-R. Hayashishita
University of Southern California
Two Ways of 'Wide-Scope Taking'

11:45-12:10 Martha McGinnis
University of Pennsylvania
A-scrambling exists!

12:10-1:20 lunch break

Session 7: Creoles/Syntax

1:20-1:45 Marlyse Baptista
University of Georgia
On the non-universality of functional projections and the effects on parametrized variation: evidence from Creoles

1:45-2:10 Kieran Snyder
University of Pennsylvania
Reflexives and constraints on the borrowing of discourse function: Creoles and Tahitian French

2:10-2:15 break

Session 8: Phonetics

2:15-2:40 Michelle Minnick-Fox and Kazuaki Maeda
University of Pennsylvania
Perception and production of American English tense and lax vowels by Japanese speakers

2:40-3:05 Eon-Suk Ko
University of Pennsylvania
Phonetics and phonology of vocative chant variation in Korean

3:05-3:25 break

Session 9: Historical/Sociolinguistics

3:25-3:50 Emily Bender
Stanford University
Deconstructing register: null objects in English recipes revisited

3:50-4:15 Ronald Kim
University of Pennsylvania
The origin of the Pre-Ossetic oblique case suffix and its implications

4:15-4:40 Bill Labov
University of Pennsylvania
The role of outliers in linguistic change in progress

End of the Colloquium

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