WCCFL 25 Conference Program

 

Friday, April 28, 2006

 

8:00 - 8:45

Registration and light breakfast

8:45 - 9:00

Opening remarks in HUB 310

Location

HUB 310

HUB 108

9:00 - 9:30

Syntactic Doubling and the Encoding of Voice – Roberta D'Alessandro & Theresa Biberauer (University of Cambridge)

Evaluative Predicates:  An Adjunct Control Analysis –Laura Kertz (UCSD)

9:30 - 10:00

Pieces of the Perfect in German and Older English – Thomas McFadden & Artemis Alexiadou (University of Stuttgart)

Generalized Domain Widening – Jan Anderssen (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

10:00 - 10:30

Dative Alternation in Tamil:  A Non-Derivational Approach – Sandhya Sundaresan (University of Pennsylvania)

Backward Object Control:  Against an Empty Category Analysis – Eric Potsdam (University of Florida)

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 - 12:00

INVITED TALK:  Maria Polinsky (UCSD)  Empty categories in Korean: Using processing data to decide among theoretical analyses in HUB 310

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch

Location

HUB 310

HUB 108

1:30 - 2:00

The Categorical Status of (anti)(anti)-Agreement – Noureddine Elouazizi (LUCL/Leiden University) & Martina Wiltschko (UBC)

Learning Phonotactic Grammars from Surface Forms – Jeffrey Heinz (UCLA)

2:00 - 2:30

Unaccusative Adjectives and the Structure of VP – Joseph Sabbagh (McGill University)

Using Entropy to Learn OT Grammars From Surface Forms Alone – Jason Riggle (University of Chicago)

2:30 - 3:00

On the Units of Spell-Out and Long Distance Agreement – Ivan Ortega-Santos (University of Maryland, College Park)

The Emergence of the Comparatively Unmarked – Martin KrŠmer (University of Tromsæ)

3:00 - 3:15

Coffee break

Location

HUB 310

HUB 108

3:15 - 3:45

Deletion Versus Pro-Forms – Mark Baltin (NYU)

Synchronizing Modalities:  A Model for Synchronization of Gesture and Speech as Evidenced by American Sign Language – Sarah Churng (UCLA)

3:45 - 4:15

Lexical Evidentiality and the Distribution of OC PRO – Fujii Tomohiro (University of Maryland, College Park)

Visible Prosody:  Spreading and Stacking of Non-Manual Markers – Roland Pfau (University of Amsterdam)

4:15 - 4:45

When a Complement PP Goes Missing:  A Study on the Licensing of Swiping – Chizuru Nakao, Hajime Ono & Masaya Yoshida (University of Maryland, College Park)

Subject Preference in the Processing of Relative Clauses in Chinese – Chien-Jer Charles Lin & Thomas Bever (University of Arizona)

4:45 - 5:00

Coffee break

Location

HUB 310

HUB 108

5:00 - 5:30

"Have To" and "Be To" – Felicia Lee (UBC)

The Semantics of Even and Negative Polarity Items in Japanese – Kimiko Nakanishi (University of Calgary)

5:30 - 6:00

Comp-trace Effects Explained Away – Jason Kandybowicz (UCLA)

Count and Mass Nouns in Dene SulinŽ – Andrea Wilhelm (University of Victoria)

6:00 - 9:30

Party hosted by Fritz Newmeyer & Marilyn Goebel

 

 

Saturday, April 29, 2006

 

8:00 - 9:00

Light breakfast

Location

Gowen 301

Gowen 201

9:00 - 9:30

When Resumption Determines Reconstruction – Nicolas Guilliot & Nouman Malkawi (University of Nantes)

High-Ranking Affix Faithfulness in Sahaptin – Sharon Hargus (University of Washington) & Virginia Beavert (Heritage University)

9:30 - 10:00

The Adjunction Prohibition and Extraction from Non-Factive CPs – Carlos de Cuba (Stony Brook University)

Contrastive Syllabification in Blackfoot – Emily Elfner (University of Calgary)

10:00 - 10:30

Sub-Extraction from Subjects – ēngel Gallego (Universitat Aut˜noma de Barcelona) & Juan Uriagereka (University of Maryland, College Park)

Phonetic Variation in German Fricative Voicing:  Implications for Phonological Theory – Jill Beckman (University of Iowa), Michael Jessen (Bundeskriminalamt)& Catherine Ringen (University of Iowa)

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 - 12:00

INVITED TALK:  Douglas Pulleyblank (UBC) TBA in Gowen 301

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch

Location

Gowen 301

Gowen 201

1:30 - 2:00

Past Participle Agreement:  Split Auxiliary Selection of the Null-Subject Parameter – Roberta D'Alessandro & Ian Roberts (University of Cambridge)

On the Consequences of Event Quantification in Counterfactual Conditionals – Ana Arregui (University of Ottawa)

2:00 - 2:30

Capturing Object-Sharing in Ditransitives – Youngmi Jeong (University of Maryland, College Park)

Deriving Concealed Questions from the Semantics of the Predicate – Ilaria Frana (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

2:30 - 3:00

Agreement Suppression Effects and Unification via Agree – Hamid Ouali (University of Michigan)

Monotonicity, Closure and the Semantics of Few – Stephanie Solt (CUNY)

3:00 - 3:15

Coffee break

Location

Gowen 301

Gowen 201

3:15 - 3:45

Adjunction, Condition C, and the Background Adjunct Coreference Principle – Petr Biskup (University of Leipzig)

Wug-Testing the "Tone Circle" in Taiwanese – Jie Zhang, Yuwen Lai & Craig Turnbull-Sailor (University of Kansas)

3:45 - 4:15

Case and Coordination in Japanese – Reiko Vermeulen (UCL/Queen Mary, University of London)

A Foot-Based Reanalysis of Edge-In Tonal Phenomena in Bambara – Scott Weidman & Sharon Rose (UCSD)

4:15 - 4:45

Weakest Island Effects – Miki Obata (University of Tsukuba/McGill University)

Coordinate Compound Ordering Effects and Abstract Phonological Scales – David Mortensen (UC, Berkeley)

4:45 - 5:00

Coffee break

Location

Gowen 301

Gowen 201

5:00 - 5:30

Scalar (Non-) Identity and Similarity – Peter Alrenga (UCSC)

Definiteness Marking in the Bulgarian – Ascander Dost & Vera Gribanova (UCSC)

5:30 - 6:00

Aktionsart Restrictions as Conditions on Measure Phrase Licensing – Marcin Morzycki (Michigan State University)

Verb Movement and Phase Sliding – ēngel Gallego (Universitat Aut˜noma de Barcelona)

6:00 - 9:30

Dinner at Waterfront Activities Center

 

 

Sunday, April 30, 2006

 

8:00 - 9:00

Light breakfast

Location

Gowen 301

Gowen 201

9:00 - 9:30

Instrument Subjects are Agents or Causers – Artemis Alexiadou & Florian SchŠfer (University of Stuttgart)

Korean Evidentials and Assertion – Kyung-Sook Chung (Simon Fraser University)

9:30 - 10:00

Infinitives Are Tenseless – Susi Wurmbrand (University of Connecticut)

Attributive "Wrong" – Bernhard Schwarz (McGill University)

10:00 - 10:15

Coffee break

Location

Gowen 301

Gowen 201

10:15 - 11:30

INVITED TALK:  James McCloskey (UCSC) TBA in Gowen 301

11:30 - 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 - 12:15

Triggering Factivity:  Prosodic Evidence for Syntactic Structure – Dalina Kallulli (University of Vienna)

Creolization, Sound Change and OT:  Toward an Explanatory Framework – Eric Russell Webb (UC, Davis)

12:15 - 12:45

Adjective Ordering Restrictions Revisited – Alexandra Teodorescu (University of Texas at Austin/McGill University)

Stages of OT Phonological Acquisition and Error-Selective Learning – Anne-Michelle Tessier (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

12:45 - 1:15

The Interpretation of Universally Quantified DPs and Singular Definites in Adverbially Quantified Sentences – Stefan Hinterwimmer (Humboldt UniversitŠt, Berlin)

Opaque Allomorphy in OT – Ania Lubowicz (USC)