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Subject: 25.3956, Confs: General Linguistics/USA

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Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 23:52:28
From: Coppe van Urk [cvanurk at mit.edu]
Subject: 45th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society

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45th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society 
Short Title: NELS 45 

Date: 31-Oct-2014 - 02-Nov-2014 
Location: Cambridge, MA, USA 
Contact: Coppe van Urk 
Contact Email: nels45 at mit.edu 
Meeting URL: http://nels45.mit.edu 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics 

Meeting Description: 

The 45th annual meeting of North East Linguistic Society (NELS 45) will be held at MIT from October 31 - November 2, 2014.

NELS involves presentations from all areas of theoretical linguistics.

Invited Speakers:

Heidi Harley
Roger Schwarzschild
Kie Zuraw



Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday morning (Wang Auditorium, E51):

Breakfast and registration

Opening remarks

Invited Talk:

Heidi Harley (University of Arizona)

10.30–11.00 Coffee break

Session 1A (Wang Auditorium, E51):

Non-local reflexive interpretations and the typology of anaphora

Giorgos Spathas (Stuttgart)

Action role shift as classifier predicate: An alternative to supermonsters

Kathryn Davidson (Yale)

Different again
Pritty Patel-Grosz, Sigrid Beck (Tuebingen)

Session 1B (Bartosz Theater, E15):

Properties of probes: Evidence from Nez Perce complementizer agreement

Amy Rose Deal (UCSC)

Adjective agreement in Noon: Evidence for a split theory of noun-modifier concord

Nico Baier (Berkeley)

Default agreement in Mi’gmaq possessor raising and ditransitive constructions

Michael Hamilton (McGill)

12.30–1.45: Lunch 

Poster session 1 (Ting Lounge, E15):

Reverse quantification with proportional quantifiers - Dorothy Ahn (Harvard), Uli Sauerland (ZAS)
Explaining children’s Wh-in situ questions: Against economy - Misha Becker (UNC), Megan Gotowski (UCLA)
Variable force modality in Washo - Ryan Bochnak (Berkeley)
Modeling incomplete neutralization: Paradigm Uniformity and a phonetics with weighted constraints - Aaron Braver (Texas Tech), Shigeto Kawahara (Keio University)
Global semantic constraints: The case of Van Benthem’s Problem - Brian Buccola (McGill)
A probabilistic model of Evolutionary Phonology - Chundra Cathcart (Berkeley)

On the position of focus adverbs - Michael Y. Erlewine (McGill)

How to license directionality in American Sign Language - Kadir Gokgoz (UConn)
A novel argument against likelihood-based scales in the presupposition of even - Yael Greenberg (Bar-Ilan) Variation in Bangla complementizer order at the syntax-prosody interface - Brian Hsu (USC)

Split ergativity and voice marking in Ranmo - Jenny Lee (Harvard)

Cyclic Linearization and constraints on remnant movement - Jason Overfelt (UMass)
Syntax and semantics of person in coordinations - Alexander Podobryaev (HSE Moscow)

Deconstructing quirky subjects - Ethan Poole (UMass)

A learnability argument for constraints on underlying representations - Ezer Rasin (MIT), Roni Katzir (Tel Aviv)
A unified analysis of at least - Gabriel Roisenberg Rodrigues (Michigan State)

Partial movement in wh-questions: An analysis involving Q - Anisa Schardl (UMass)
Wholesale Late Merger in A’-movement: Evidence from preposition stranding - Juliet Stanton (MIT)
Now you PCC me, now you don’t: Slovenian clitic-switch as a repair for person-case effects - Adrian Stegovec (UConn)
Unifying Mandarin dou-constructions - Edwin Tsai (Harvard)
Partitive Doubling in Icelandic and Appalachian English - Jim Wood (Yale), Einar Freyr Sigurðsson (UPenn), Raffaella Zanuttini (Yale)
Decomposing English and and or - Linmin Zhang (NYU) 

Session 2A (Wang Auditorium, E51):

Phonological variation in Seoul Korean n-insertion
Jongho Jun (Seoul National University)

Malayalam stress and weight reconsidered
Pooja Paul (Harvard)

The perceptual basis of the skewed distributions of Japanese palatalized consonants

Yu Tanaka (UCLA)

Session 2B (Bartosz Theater, E15):

Children’s comprehension of syntactically encoded evidentiality

Lauren Winans, Nina Hyams, Jessica Rett (UCLA), Laura Kalin (UConn)

The syntax of ellipsis resolution: Eye-tracking evidence from phi-feature mismatches

Helena Aparicio, Kathryn Franich, Ming Xiang (UChicago)

Prosodic evidence that parentheticals are placed by rightward movement

Aron Hirsch (MIT), Michael Wagner (McGill)

4.30–5.00 Coffee break 

Session 3A (Wang Auditorium, E51):

Epistemic Containment revisited
Harris Constantinou, Hans van de Koot (UCL)

Getting your to-do list under control: Imperative semantics and the grammar of intending Thomas Grano (Indiana)

The morphosemantics of English past tense
Karlos Arregi (UChicago), Peter Klecha (Ohio State)

Session 3B (Bartosz Theater, E15):

Discourse-driven head movement, VSO and ellipsis in Russian

Vera Gribanova (Stanford)

Fragment answers in English: A PF-movement account
Andrew Weir (Ghent)

Disjunction as a new diagnostic for (argument) ellipsis
Yuta Sakamoto (UConn)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

9:00–9:30: Breakfast and registration

Session 4A (32-123, Stata Center):

On being [feminine] and [proper]
Ora Matushansky (CNRS/Utrecht)

Applicative markers as agreement with PP in Amharic
Mark Baker (Rutgers), Ruth Kramer (Georgetown)

Language mixing: A Distributed Morphology approach
Artemis Alexiadou (Stuttgart), Terje Lohndal, Tor Åfarli, Maren Berg Grimstad (NTNU)

Session 4B (32-144, Stata Center):

It’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it: Intonation, yes and no
Daniel Goodhue, Michael Wagner (McGill)

Scalar implicatures vs. presuppositions: The view from Broca’s aphasia

Lynda Kennedy, Jacopo Romoli (Ulster), Florian Schwarz (UPenn), Cory Bill, Stephen Crain (Macquarie), Rafaella Folli (Ulster)

Processing only: Scalar presupposition and the structure of ALT(S)

Erin Olson, Ayaka Sugawara, Martin Hackl (MIT)

Poster session 2 (Charles M. Vest Student Street, Stata Center):

Property concepts in complex predicates in Telugu - Rahul Balusu (EFL University)

Depictive secondary predicates: No HaveP in double object constructions - Benjamin Bruening (Delaware)
A non-superlative semantics for ordinals and the syntax of comparison classes - Lisa Bylinina (Meertens), Natalia Ivlieva (CNRS), Alexander Podobryaev (HSE Moscow), Yasutada Sudo (UCL)
Semantics of graded tense in complement clauses: Evidence that future is not a tense - Seth Cable (UMass) 
vP asymmetries in Romance: A micro-parametric view - Angel Gallego (UAB)
A comparative syntax of indefinite QPs and augmentless nominals in Japanese and Bantu - Ken Hiraiwa (Meiji Gakuin University)
Future-oriented actuality entailments: A puzzle from Tagalog - Henrison Hsieh (McGill)
Evaluating the necessity of the morphological template in Bantu: Evidence from the Chichewa reciprocal -Hyun Kyoung Jung (Busan University)

Interpreting subject pro cross-linguistically - Louis Liu (Harvard)
The error-driven ranking algorithm learns inventories of obstruents - Giorgio Magri (CNRS/Utrecht), René Kager (Utrecht)
Priming evidence for a covert distributivity operator - Mora Maldonado, Emmanuel Chemla, Benjamin Spector (CNRS)
The syntax of cardinal numerals in LIS - Lara Mantovan (Venice), Carlo Geraci (CNRS)

Pseudo-relatives: Big but transparent - Keir Moulton (Simon Fraser), Nino Grillo (CLUNL/Stuttgart)

Non-maximal feet as reduction domains in Dutch - Aleksei Nazarov (UMass)
On the form and meaning of appositives - Dennis Ott (Humboldt), Edgar Onea (Goettingen)
Probe competition as a source of ergative person splits - Will Oxford (Manitoba)
Structural complexity and the acquisition of recursive locative PPs - Tyler Peterson (Arizona), Ana Pérez-Leroux (Toronto), Anny Castilla-Earls (SUNY/Fredonia), Susana Béjar, Diane Massam (Toronto)
Mono-eventive verbs of emission and their bi-eventive nominalizations - Tillmann Pross (Stuttgart)
Nominal allomorphy in Lak - Nina Radkevich (York)

Stem- vs. word-level effects: Can a structural analysis succeed? - Bridget Samuels (USC/Pomona)
A new approach to the origin of Germanic strong preterites - Ryan Sandell (UCLA), Sam Zukoff (MIT)

Universal markedness reflected in the patterns of voicing process - Shinichiro Sano (Okayama Prefectural University)
Pronominal suppletion: Case and number - Peter Smith, Beata Moskal (UConn), Jungmin Kang (WashU), Ting Xu, Jonathan Bobaljik (UConn)
Non-subcategorized arguments: A two component event structural account - Sergey Tatevosov (MSU)
Phonological effects at the edges of morphological domains in Isthmus Zapotec - Abigail Thornton (UConn)
Features wearing two hats: Derivation of object-marked verbs in Kinyarwanda - Tomohiro Yokoyama (Toronto)
Transformational language games and the representation of Polish nasal vowels - Joanna Zaleska (Leipzig), Andrew Nevins (UCL)
Allomorphy between tone and segments - Eva Zimmermann (Leipzig) 

12.15–1.30 Lunch

Session 5 (32-123, Stata Center):

Exhaustification of Polish disjunctive questions
Clemens Mayr, Karolina Zuchewicz (ZAS)

Representing focus scoping over new
Mats Rooth (Cornell)

Context made visible: On the structure of quantified noun phrases

Kathryn Davidson (Yale), Deanna Gagne (UConn)

Special session 1: The phonological consequences of morphological structure (32-144, Stata Center)

Edge-based prosodic mapping and the prefix-stem boundary in Huave

Yuni Kim (Manchester)

Stress and categorial flexibility of affixes as a consequence of morphological structure

Ava Creemers, Jan Don (UvA), Paula Fenger (UConn)

Phase locality in Distributed Morphology and two types of Icelandic agent nominals

Anton Karl Ingason, Einar Freyr Sigurðsson (UPenn)

3.00–3.15 Coffee break 

Session 6 (32-123, Stata Center):

3.15–3.45: Gather-predicates: massiness over participants
Jeremy Kuhn (NYU)

A directed segment approach to complex differentials
Nicholas Fleisher (UWisconsin-Milwaukee)

Deriving multiplicity
Natalia Ivlieva (Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS)

Special session 2: The phonological consequences of morphological structure (32-144, Stata Center)

(Some) partial reduplication is full reduplication
Megan Somerday (UMass)

Nonconcatenative morphology with concatenative syntax
Itamar Kastner (NYU)

Verb root shape in Yokuts: A consequence of morphological and prosodic structure
Peter Guekguezian (USC)

4.45–5.00 Coffee break

Invited Talk (32-123, Stata Center):

Kie Zuraw (UCLA)

7.00 Party at the MIT Museum

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Breakfast and registration

Session 7A (32-123, Stata Center):

Evidence for a substantive bias in synchronic grammar

Dinah Baer-Henney, Frank Kuegler (Potsdam) Ruben van de Vijver (Duesseldorf)

Parallels in speech acquisition and loss as evidence for a grammar of articulatory reliability

Tara McAllister Byun (NYU), Sharon Inkelas (Berkeley), Yvan Rose (MUN)

Unpacking the effects of naturalness and simplicity biases on stress pattern learning

Anna Greenwood (UCSC)

Session 7B (32-144, Stata Center):

Deriving fake mass nouns
Artemis Alexiadou (Stuttgart)

Re-evaluating the distinction between personal and demonstrative pronouns

Patrick Grosz, Pritty Patel-Grosz (Tuebingen)

Syntactic mobility of the host and accent shift to proclitics

Aida Talić (UConn)

11.00–11.15 Coffee break 

Session 8A (32-123, Stata Center):

Counterbled-Counterfeeding in Harmonic Grammar
Karen Jesney (USC)

Competition and Paradigm Uniformity in 1p.sg. gaps in Russian

Katya Pertsova (UNC)

A proposal for unifying morphologically derived environment effects and Derived Environment Blocking
Reed Blaylock (USC)

Session 8B (32-144, Stata Center):

Morphologically unmarked passives: Evidence from let-passives and let-middles
Marcel Pitteroff (Stuttgart)

Restructuring cross-linguistically
Susi Wurmbrand (UConn)

On improper movement of accusative subjects
Jim Wood (Yale)

12.45–2.00: Lunch

Invited Talk (32-123, Stata Center):

Roger Schwarzschild (MIT)

Business meeting

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