PLC 26: Preliminary Schedule.


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Friday, March 1
Session 1: Phonology I
Session Chair: John Bell
3:30 - 3:55 pmLong PengState University of New York, Local Constraint Conjunction and Kikuyu Consonant Mutation (doc), (htm)
3:55 - 4:20 pmElizabeth J. PyattPenn State Universityejp10@psu.eduRelativized Mutation Domains (pdf)
4:20 - 4:45 pmOlga VaysmanMITolga@mit.eduAlignment of the Change: Prosodically Sensitive Consonant Gradation (pdf)
4:45 - 5:00 pmBreak
Session 2: Syntax I
Session Chair: Kimiko Nakanishi
5:00 - 5:25 pm Rose LetsholoUniversity of Michiganletsholo@umich.eduSubjects and Agreement in Ikalanga (doc) , (htm)
5:25 - 5:50 pmAdolfo AusinMichigan State Universityadolfo.ausin@eudoramail.comPronoun binding and the A/A-bar distinction (doc) , (htm)
5:50 - 6:15 pmMasashi NomuraUniversity of Connecticutmasashi.nomura@uconn.eduThe True Nature of Nominative Objects in Japanese (pdf)
Saturday, March 2
Session 1: Syntax/Semantics
Session Chair: Kieran Snyder
9:30 - 9:55 amKarlos ArregiMassachusetts Institute of Technologykarlos@mit.eduClitic Left Dislocation is Contrastive Topicalization (ps)
9:55 - 10:20 amBridget CopleyMITcopley@mit.eduAspect and ability (ps)
10:20 - 10:45 amKen HiraiwaMIThiraiwa@mit.eduEliminating PBC: Multiple Spell-Out, Long-distance Scrambling and the 'Edge Operation' (pdf)
10:45 - 11:00 amBreak
Session 2: Language Change and Creole Studies
Session Chair: Tara Sanchez
11:00 - 11:25 amRonald Kim

William Labov
University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania
The Diffusion of West Germanic diphtongization in Eastern and Central Europe (doc) , (htm)
11:25 - 11:50 amGerardo Augusto LorenzinoTemple Universitygalorenz@astro.temple.eduWord formation and lexico-semantic developments in Portuguese Creoles (doc) , (htm)
11:50 am - 12:15 pmGillian SankoffUniversity of Pennsylvaniagillian@central.cis.upenn.eduApparent time, real time and the critical period: longitudinal evidence in Montreal French (doc) , (htm)
12:15 - 1:30 pmLunch break
Session 3: Pragmatics/Discourse Analysis
Session Chair: Cassandre Creswell
1:30 - 1:55 pmSook-Hee ChaeSeoul National University/Visiting Scholar at University of Pennsylvaniachaesh@linc.cis.upenn.eduPossessives in Naturally Occurring Discourse: A Centering Approach (doc) , (htm)
1:55 - 2:20 pmElsi KaiserUniversity of Pennsylvaniaekaiser@ling.upenn.eduCase marking and disjunction type alternations (doc) , (htm)
2:20 - 2:45 pmSvetlana McCoyRutgers Universitysvetgmcc@yahoo.comUnifying the Meaning of Multifunctional Particles: Case of the Russian E (pdf)
2:45 - 3:10 pmAnna PapafragouUniversity of Pennsylvaniaanna4@linc.cis.upenn.eduQuantity Implicatures in Child Language (doc) , (htm)
3:10 - 3:30 pmBreak
Special Session
Session Chair: Na-Rae Han
3:30 - 3:55 pmShuki CohenNew York Universityshukic@yahoo.comA computerized scale for monitoring levels of agreement during a conversation (doc) , (htm)
3:55 - 4:20 pmMatthias Trautner KromannDept of Computational Linguistics, Copenhagen Business Schoolmtkromann@ieee.orgRobustness and discontinuity in local optimality parsing (ps)
4:20 - 4:30 pmBreak
Invited Talk
4:30 - 5:30 pmIvan A. SagStanford Constraints on Core Clauses (html)
8pm PARTY!
Sunday, March 3
Session 1: Psycholinguistics
Session Chair: Alan Lee
10:00 - 10:25 amMisha BeckerInstitute for Research in Cognitive Science/University of Seem and Other Hazards of the Lexicon (ps)
10:25 - 10:50 amStephen Crain

Andrea Gualmini

Simona Maciukaite
University of Maryland at College Park

Georgetown University

University of Maryland at College Park
Not Only Children Ignore Contrastive Stress in Sentences with Only (pdf)
10:50 - 11:15 amElsi Kaiser

John Trueswell
University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania The role of discourse status in referential processing (doc) , (htm)
11:15 - 11:40Eleni MiltsakakiUniversity of Pennsylvaniaelenimi@unagi.cis.upenn.eduEffects of the Main-Subordinate Distinction on Anaphora Resolution (txt)
11:40 am - 1:00 pmLunch break
Session 2: Syntax II
Session Chair: Alexander Williams
1:00 - 1:25 pmKlaus AbelsUniversity of Connecticutklaus.abels@uconn.eduAuxiliary-Adverb Word Order Revisited (pdf)
1:25 - 1:50 pm Thomas McFaddenUniversity of Pennsylvania tmcfadde@ling.upenn.eduAdventures in resolving redundancy: Case vs. the EPP (ps)
1:50 - 2:10 pmBreak
Session 3: Phonology II
Session Chair: Tsan-Kuang Lee
2:10 - 2:35 pmPhilipp AngermeyerNew York Universitypsa208@nyu.eduCopying Contiguous Gestures: An Articulatory Account of Bella Coola Reduplication (rtf) , (htm)
2:35 - 3:00 pmMichael BeckerTel Aviv Universitykuzum99@yahoo.comHebrew Stress: Can't you hear those trochees? (doc) , (htm)
3:00 - 3:25 pmRonald KimUniversity of Pennsylvaniarkim2@ling.upenn.eduNew Light on an Old Hypothesis: Hirt's Law and the Origin of the Slavic Accentual Classes (doc) , (htm)