29.2924, Calls: Morphology, Syntax, Typology/Germany

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Subject: 29.2924, Calls: Morphology, Syntax, Typology/Germany

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Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:55:25
From: Zorica Puskar [puskar at leibniz-zas.de]
Subject: Multiple Agreement across Domains 2018

Full Title: Multiple Agreement across Domains 2018 
Short Title: MAD 2018 

Date: 08-Nov-2018 - 09-Nov-2018
Location: Berlin, Germany 
Contact Person: Zorica Puskar
Meeting Email: puskar at leibniz-zas.de
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/multipleagreement 

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Syntax; Typology 

Call Deadline: 05-Aug-2018 

Meeting Description:

The aim of the workshop Multiple Agreement across Domains (MAD 2018) is to
provide a platform for the discussion of empirical and theoretical challenges
raised by phenomena of two broad types: (i) agreement of a single target with
multiple controllers, and (ii) agreement of multiple targets with a single
The workshop will be hosted by the Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine
Sprachwissenschaft in Berlin.
Invited Speakers:

András Barany (SOAS London)
Laura Kalin (Princeton University)
Jenneke van der Wal (Leiden University Centre for Linguistics)

Workshop website: https://sites.google.com/site/multipleagreement
Contact: puskar at leibniz-zas.de

2nd Call for Papers:

This workshop aims at a discussion of two aspects of multiple agreement: (i)
agreement of a single target with multiple controllers (one Probe -- multiple
Goals, adopting the terminology of Chomsky 2001), and (ii) agreement of
multiple targets with a single controller (multiple Probes -- one Goal).

Under the umbrella of one Probe -- multiple Goals configurations we can find
such diverse phenomena as verbal agreement with both an indirect and a direct
object, subject + object agreement on finite verbs, complementizer agreement
with two different elements in the clause, or agreement with multiple
conjoined noun phrases. These phenomena have been associated with concomitant
morphological effects (such as the Person-Case Constraint, Differential Object
Marking, hierarchy effects in inflectional morphology, or closest-conjunct
agreement, respectively). This has both advanced our understanding of their
underlying connection and led to controversy regarding the division of labour
between syntactic and post-syntactic modules. Moreover, it still seems to be
unclear whether multiple agreements occur simultaneously or sequentially and
in what way exactly they are performed. In addition to this, the challenges of
targeting goals in different syntactic domains as well as those of the
morphological phenomena that accompany multiple agreement still call for
closer scrutiny.

In contrast, in the Multiple Probes -- one Goal configurations, a single
syntactic element can serve as a source of features for multiple agreement
targets. This phenomenon is, for instance, embodied in agreement of two verbal
elements with a single noun, adjectival and verbal agreement with a single
controller, or complementizer and verbal agreement with a single noun phrase.
Patterns of this type challenge theories that subscribe to some notion of the
Activity Condition (Chomsky, 2001) and deactivation of an NP after
agreement/case assignment, and tie into the debate on what it takes to
syntactically license an NP and whether agreement, instead of case, should be
responsible for this.

We therefore welcome theoretical, experimental, computational and typological
work pertaining (but not restricted) to the issues regarding multiple
agreement raised above.

Abstract submission guidelines:

.pdf format
2 pages + any additional space required for the bibliography
A4 format, 1-inch/2.45-cm margins
Times, 12pt
Examples interspersed throughout the text

Please submit your abstract using the following link:

Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline: August 5, 2018
Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2018
Workshop: November 8-9, 2018


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