Interface Legibility at the Edge








Conference Program




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June 25-27, 2006

Conference held under the patronage of

Professor Dr. Alexandra Cornilescu
Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages
University of Bucharest


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June 25, 2006


Location : University of Bucharest, Str. Edgar Quinet

8h00 - 8h30 Registration
8h30 - 8h45 Opening remarks: Dr. Anna-Maria Di Sciullo
8h45 - 9h00 Opening address: Dr. Alexandra Cornilescu

Session Chair: Anna-Maria Di Sciullo (UQAM)

9h00 - 9h50 Invited speaker: Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin (CNRS)
                    The Romanian Left Periphery


9h50 - 10h00 Break

Session Chair: : Mihaela Dogaru (U of Bucharest)

10h00 - 10h30

  Martine Coene (Univ. of Antwerp - CNTS & Univ. of Leiden - ULCL)
  Steven Gillis (University of Antwerp - CNTS)
  Paul Govaerts (Univ. of Antwerp - CNTS & Eargroup/Deurne-Antwerp)
         The fragile left edge of noun phrases in first language acquisition


10h30 - 11h00

  Ion Giurgea (University of Paris 8)
          Split DP Topicalization and the role of interfaces

11h00 - 11h30

  Tabea Ihsane (University of Geneve)
          On the edge of DP: the left periphery and the structure of arguments

11h30 - 13h00 LUNCH

Session Chair: Ileana Baciu (U of Bucharest)

13h00 - 13h30

  Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge University)
          Changes at the edge: tracking the rise of a canonical subject position

          in Germanic   

13h30 - 14h00

  Marc Richards (University of Cambridge)
          On the (non)-interpretability of the edge: defectiveness, activeness and legibility

14h00 - 14h30

  Grete Dalmi (Eszterhazy College - Eger)
          What's on the edge of small clauses?

14h30 - 14h45 Break

Session Chair: Alexandra Cornilescu (U of Bucharest)

14h45 - 15h15

  Dana Isac (Concordia University)
          Polar explorations: Polarity, Focus and Force

15h15 - 15h45

  Patrick McConvell (AIATSIS - Canberra)
          Synchronic Move and diachronic reordering driven by switch-topic in

         Australian indigenous languages: interface illegibility as a motor of change                   

15h45 - 16h15

  Aritz Irurtzun (CNRS & University of Bordeau)
          Complementizer choice, Focus movement, contrastivity and presuppositionality

16h15 - 16h30 Break

Session Chair: Anna-Maria Di Sciullo (UQAM)

16h30 - 17h20

  Invited speaker: Tim Stowell (UCLA)
           Parentheticals at the Edge: The syntax of parentheticals and phases

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Location : University of Bucharest, Str. Edgar Quinet

Session Chair: Ann-Maria Di Sciullo (UQAM)

9h00 - 9h50

  Invited speaker: Ian Roberts (Cambridge University)
        Clitics, Phases and Incorporation

9h50 - 10h00 Break

Session Chair: Mihaela Pirvulescu (U of Toronto)

10h00 - 10h30

  Elena Soare (University of Paris 8)
          PRO, predication and the nature of non-finite relatives in Romance

10h30 - 11h00

  Yves Roberge (University of Toronto)
          Selection and the Interpretation of Null Objects

11h00 - 11h30

  Elisabeth van der Linden (Universiteit van Amsterdam) and
  Petra Sleeman (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
          Clitic dislocation in 2L1 acquisition: cross-linguistic influence at the edge

          of phases   

11h30 - 12h00

  Jose Camacho (Rutgers University)
          On the asymmetry of root vs. embedded clauses. Evidence from Shipibo

          second-position clitics   

12h00 - 14h00 LUNCH

Session Chair: Anna-Maria Di Sciullo (UQAM)

14h00 - 14h50

  Invited speaker: Alexandru Grosu (Tel Aviv University)
          On the pre-theoretical notion "phrasal head": ignoring the left periphery is

          always at your own risk   

14h50 - 15h00 Break

Session Chair: Camelia Constantinescu (U of Bucharest)

15h00 - 15h30

  Yves D'Hulst (Leiden University)
           Compositional person features and antisymmetric speech acts

15h30 - 16h00

  Anna-Maria Di Sciullo (University of Quebec at Montreal)
           Edges, heads, and truth value

16h00 - 16h30

  Nicola Munaro (University of Venice)
           Looking for the atoms of the left periphery: on the interface legibility

           of interjections and particles   

16h30 - 16h40 Break

Session Chair: Anna-Maria Di Sciullo (UQAM)

16h40 - 17h30

  Invited speaker: Margaret Speas (University of Massachusetts)
           Generalized Functional Heads

19h00 Dinner

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Location : University of Bucharest, Str. Edgar Quinet

Session Chair: Anna-Maria Di Sciullo (UQAM)

9h00 - 9h50

  Invited speaker: Donka Farkas (University of California - Santa Cruz)
         Context Structure and Polarity Particles

9h50 - 10h00 Break

Session Chair: Larisa Avram (U of Bucharest)

10h00 - 10h30

  Gabriela Alboiu (York University)
           A-related Edge features

10h30 - 11h00

  Ayesha Kidwai (Jawaharlal Nehru University - New Delhi)
  Rosmin Mathew (Jawaharlal Nehru University - New Delhi)
          Root and Embedded Left Peripheries: Evidence from Malayalam and Meiteilon

11h00 - 11h30

  Eric Mathieu (University of Ottawa)
          Edgy Stylistic Fronting

11h30 - 13h30 LUNCH

Session Chair: Anna-Maria Di Sciullo (UQAM)

13h30 - 14h20

  Invited Speaker: James Higginbotham (USC College)
           Joining Forces

14h20 - 14h30 Break

Session Chair: Virginia Hill (University of New Brunswick - Saint John)

14h30 - 15h00

  Nino Grillo (University of Siene & OTS)

  Berit Gehrke (OTS)
          Results at the edge: an event-structure-based account of passivization

15h00 - 15h30

  Aniko Csirmaz (Carlton College - Northfield)
           Interface interactions - Aspect and Case

15h30 - 16h00

  Dana Isac and Charles Reiss (Concordia University)
          Against logophoric reflexives in picture NPs

16h00 : Closing remarks (information on excursion)

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