Islands in Contemporary Linguistic Theory


Este año, los días 16-18 de noviembre, en la Universidad del País Vasco, tendrá lugar un workshop titulado Islands in Contemporary Linguistic Theory. El programa es más que interesante:

November 16

15:00 – 15:15
Welcome address

15:15 – 16:15
Invited speaker: Howard Lasnik (U. of Maryland)
Another Look at Island Repair by Deletion

16:15 – 16:55
Marc Richards (U. of Frankfurt)
No Phase is an Island(?): On the Deletability of Edge Features and the Derivational Dynamics of CED Effects.

16:55 – 17:15: Coffee break

17:15 – 17:55
Carlo Cecchetto (U. of Milano-Bicocca) & Caterina Donati (U. of Rome- La Sapienza)
Relabeling + No Labeling = Islands.

17:55 – 18:35
Vassilios Spyropoulos & Nicolaos Stamatogiannis (U. of Athens)
Sub-extraction from subjects in Greek: Things that you can think and you can say.

November 17

10:00 – 11:00
Invited speaker: Marta Abrusan (U. of Oxford)
A semantic explanation of factive and wh-islands

11:00 – 11:40
Bradley Larson (U. of Maryland)
What can Multidominance tell us about islands?

11:40 – 12:00: Coffee break

12:00 – 12:40
João Costa (FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa) & Kleanthes Grohmann (U. of Cyprus)
Islandhood and Clitics in Language Development.

12:40 – 13:20
Cristiano Chesi (U. of Siena; ISCTE, Lisbon) & Valentina Bianchi (U. of Siena)
Islands violations as unresolved thematically-driven dependencies.

13:20 – 15:00: Lunch break

15:00 – 15:40
David Medeiros (U. of Michigan)
The status of wh-islands in Japanese: Evidence from a reaction time paradigm.

15:40 – 16:20
Dan Michel (UC San Diego)
Individual differences inform the syntax-processing island debate.

16:20 – 16:50: Coffee break

16:50 – 17:30
Dan Michel and Grant Goodall (UC San Diego)
Finiteness effects in adjunct islands.

17:30 – 18:10
Akira Omaki (Johns Hopkins University) & Chizuru Nakao (Daito Bunka University)
Acceptability asymmetry and interpretive symmetry between subject and object resumptive pronouns in English.

November 18

10:00 – 11:00
Invited speaker: Cedric Boeckx (ICREA/U. Autònoma de Barcelona)
The character of island conditions: Thoughts inspired by contemporary linguistic theory.

11:00 – 11:40
Aniko Liptak (LUCL, Leiden University) & James Griffiths (Groningen University)
Contrastivity in island repair: an argument for parallelism.

11:40 – 12:00: Coffee break

12:00 – 12:40
Rosmin Mathew (CASTL, Tromso)
Circumventing Islands.

12:40 – 13:20
Andrés Saab & Pablo Zdrojewski
Anti-repair effects under ellipsis: diagnosing (post)-syntactic clitics in Spanish.

13:20 – 14:00
Klaus Abels (U. College of London)
Don’t repair that island! It ain’t broke.

14:00 – 14:10: Closing remarks

Alternates:
Jean Crawford (U. of Connecticut)
Using Syntactic Satiation to Investigate Subject Islands.

Dennis Ott (U. of Groningen)
Peripheral fragments: Ellipsis and island repair in dislocation constructions

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