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Rethinking Comparative Syntax (ReCoS)

Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Studying at Cambridge

 

Conference programme

Conference programme

The venue for all talks will be the Fisher Building in St John's College, see here for details.

Pre-conference talks (Thursday, 5 May 2016)

On Thursday, 5 May 2016, members of the ReCoS programme and the Cambridge linguistics department will present their ongoing research on topics on comparative syntax.

Schedule for Thursday, 5 May 2016 (CamCoS 5 prequel)
TimeSpeaker and title
13:30–13:50

Ian Roberts

Introduction

13:50–14:30

András Bárány

The interaction(s) of Case and Agreement

14:30–15:10

Jenneke van der Wal

Obligatory marking of prominence: parameters of Bantu object marking

15:10–15:30 Break
15:30–16:10

Jamie Douglas and Michelle Sheehan 

Extraction restrictions and asymmetries: (partial) syntactic ergativity in Mayan
16:10–16:50

Sam Wolfe

(The Limits of) Variation in Verb Second Systems: Data from Romance and beyond
16:50–17:20

Break

17:20–18:00

Theresa Biberauer

NONE>ALL>SOME: The case for emergent parametric variation

18:00-18:40

Anders Holmberg

How to say no in Chinese

Day 1 (Friday, 6 May 2016)

The slots in the main session will consist of 30-minute talks and 10 minutes for questions. The speed session will feature five shorter talks in 60 minutes.

Clicking on a title will take you to the abstract for that talk.

Schedule for Friday, 6 May 2016 (CamCoS 5 day 1)
TimeSpeaker and title
9:00–9:40

Jeroen van Craenenbroeck (KU Leuven) and Marjo van Koppen (Utrecht University)

A microparameter in a nanoparametric world

9:40–10:20

Pritha Chandra (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi)

A Parameter Hierarchy for Indo-Aryan Ergativity

10:20–10:40 Coffee break
10:40–11:20

Susi Wurmbrand (University of Connecticut)

11:20–12:00

Adrian Stegovec (University of Connecticut)

12:00–12:40

Nico Baier (University of California Berkeley)

12:40–14:00 Lunch break
14:00–14:40

Yosuke Sato (National University of Singapore)

14:40–15:20

David Erschler (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

15:20–15:40 Coffee break
15:40–16:20

Filomena Sandalo (University of Campinas) and Dimitris Michelioudakis (University of York)

16:20–17:00
17:00–17:30 Refreshment break
17:30–18:30

Speed session

Paula Fenger (University of Connecticut)

The case of impersonal pronouns

Nina Radkevich (University of York)

Deverbal Nominalizations in Lak and Case Licensing

Zuzanna Fuchs (Harvard University)

An ellipsis analysis of discontinuous DPs in Georgian

Monica Alexandrina Irimia (University of York) and Sonia Cyrino (University of Campinas)

Syntactic positions for DOM: The case of Brazilian Portuguese and Romanian

Kajsa Djärv (University of Pennsylvania)

Towards a typology of copular sentences

Conference dinner

Day 2 (Saturday, 7 May 2016)

The second day of CamCoS 5 will feature 5 talks by invited speakers. Clicking on the titles will take you to the abstracts.

Schedule for Saturday, 7 May 2016 (CamCoS 5 day 2)
TimeSpeaker and title
10:00–11:00

Diane Massam (University of Toronto)

(Un)ergativity and the Split DP hypothesis

11:00–12:00

Mark Baker (Rutgers University)

On principles, parameters, universals, and typology in case and agreement systems

12:00–14:00 Lunch break
14:00–15:00

Jim McCloskey (University of California Santa Cruz)

Microparameters in a tiny space: Standing at the edge

15:00–16:00

Guglielmo Cinque (University of Venice)

A microparametric approach to word order typology

16:00–16:30

Coffee break

16:30–17:30

Luigi Rizzi (University of Siena)

“Further explanations″ of cartographic properties: Locality and labeling

17:30–18:00

Discussion