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Subject: 18.1355, Confs: General Ling/USA

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Date: 04-May-2007
From: Johannes Jurka < mayfest07 at ling.umd.edu >
Subject: MayFest 2007: Where, When and Why is Hierarchy Needed?

 

	
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Date: Sat, 05 May 2007 11:21:18
From: Johannes Jurka < mayfest07 at ling.umd.edu >
Subject:  MayFest 2007: Where, When and Why is Hierarchy Needed? 
 



MayFest 2007: Where, When and Why is Hierarchy Needed? 

Date: 11-May-2007 - 12-May-2007 
Location: College Park, USA 
Contact: Johannes Jurka 
Contact Email: mayfest07 at ling.umd.edu 
Meeting URL: http://ling.umd.edu/events/Mayfest/2007/ 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics 

Meeting Description: 

Every year the graduate students of the Linguistics Department of the
University of Maryland organize a linguistics workshop focusing on a
different aspect of language. The goal of this year's MayFest is to bring
together researchers from various disciplines to discuss the use of
hierarchy and flat structures in language. 

Every year the graduate students of the Linguistics Department of the
University of Maryland organize a linguistics workshop focusing on a
different aspect of language. The goal of this year's MayFest is to bring
together researchers from various disciplines to discuss the use of
hierarchy and flat structures in language.

MayFest 2007 is taking concrete shape! Find below the schedule and the
topics of the talks.

For the abstracts and updated information on accommodation please visit
http://ling.umd.edu/events/Mayfest/2007/. 

MayFest is free but we encourage you to register online to give us an idea
about the actual number of participants. The registration deadline is May 7!

Schedule

Friday, May 11
8:30 - 9:30
Registration and Breakfast

9:30 - 9:35
Welcome

9:35 - 10:45
Language structure, depth, and processing
Edward Stabler

10:50 - 12:00
Finite-state linguistic structure building
Terence Langendoen

12:00 - 1:35
Lunch

1:35 - 2:45
No derivation without representation
Robert Chametzky

2:50 - 4:00
On Datives in Japanese
Richard Larson and Naomi Harada

4:00 - 4:30
Break

4:30 - 5:30
Discussion
Howard Lasnik and Juan Uriagereka

7:30
MayFest Reception Paul Pietroski's house

Saturday, May 12

8:30 - 9:30
Breakfast

9:35 - 10:45
Does grammar ''see'' structure? The view from Direct Compositionality
Pauline Jacobson

10:50 - 12:00
Discovering Syntactic Deep Structure via Bayesian Statistics
Jason Eisner

12:00 - 1:35
Lunch

1:35 - 2:45
Recursive Generalization vs. Recursive Representation in Prosody
Michael Wagner

2;50 - 4:00
Syntax Without Structure-Dependent Rules: Merging MOVE and MERGE
Mark Steedman

4:00 - 4:30
Break

4:30 - 5:30
Discussion
Amy Weinberg and Bill Idsardi






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