Registration open for 'Syntactic Government and Subcategorisation' conference johanna.barddal at UIB.NO
Wed Jun 29 00:57:32 UTC 2011

On behalf of Anna Kibort!

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     Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 00:09:41 +0100 (BST)
     From: Anna Kibort <ak243 at>
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  Subject: Registration open for 'Syntactic Government and  
Subcategorisation' conference
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Dear Johanna, please could you forward this to the lingtyp list?  Many
thanks, as ever, Anna

Online registration is now open for the conference:

'Explorations in Syntactic Government and Subcategorisation'
      Wednesday 31 August 2011 - Saturday 3 September 2011
                  University of Cambridge, UK

Conference website:

Linguistic fields: General Linguistics, Linguistic Typology, Syntax,
Morphology, Formal Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics

WEDNESDAY 31 August 2011

   9:00- 9:55  REGISTRATION
   9:55-10:00  WELCOME
10:00-11:00  KEYNOTE TALK:
               'Conceptual bases and structural correlates of government'
               Christian Lehmann (Erfurt)
11:00-11:30  TEA/COFFEE
11:30-12:00  'Syntactic government and subcategorisation: an overview'
               Anna Kibort (Cambridge & Surrey Morphology Group)
12:00-12:30  'Clausal identity types'
               Dorothee Beermann (NUST Trondheim)
12:30-13:00  'Agreement and government in adjective attribution marking'
               Michael Riessler (Freiburg)
13:00-14:15  LUNCH
14:15-14:45  'The alternating predicate puzzle: comparing Icelandic and
               Johanna Barddal (Bergen) & Thorhallur Eythorsson (U of
14:45-15:15  'Verbal "stem-agreement" in Algonquian languages as
               semantic-constructional selectionality'
               Conor McDonough Quinn (Southern Maine)
15:15-15:45  'Head and dependent marking and the Pamiri verb: a
               defaults-based account in Network Morphology'
               Andrew Hippisley & Greg Stump (Kentucky)
15:45-16:15  TEA/COFFEE
16:15-17:00  'Empirical valency research and the problem of predicting
               syntactic behaviour from semantics'
               Susen Faulhaber & Thomas Herbst (Erlangen)
17:00-18:00  KEYNOTE TALK:
               'Arguments with adjectives'
               Nigel Vincent & Kersti Borjars (Manchester)

THURSDAY 1 September 2011

   9:00-10:00  KEYNOTE TALK:
               'Government and agreement: what's where why?'
               Balthasar Bickel (Zurich)
10:00-10:30  'Topic and government in Thai, an isolating language'
               Makoto Minegishi (UFS Tokyo)
10:30-11:00  TEA/COFFEE
11:00-11:30  'Gradience in subcategorisation? Locative phrases with
               Italian verbs of motion'
               Michela Cennamo (Naples) & Alessandro Lenci (Pisa)
11:30-12:00  'Looking for the governor, or the problem of argument
               status in double-marking languages. A Construction Grammar
               Eva Schultze-Berndt (Manchester)
12:00-13:00  KEYNOTE TALK:
               'Predicates and argument selection: grammatical marking
               and grammatical functions'
               Farrell Ackerman (UC San Diego)
13:00-14:15  LUNCH
14:15-14:45  'Complements and their form. A generative perspective'
               Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge)
14:45-15:15  'Non-subcategorized CP arguments in German'
               Jennifer Rau (UMass Amherst)
15:15-15:45  'Tracking the dependencies of dependencies'
               Niina Ning Zhang (CCU)
15:45-16:15  TEA/COFFEE
16:15-17:00  'Government in Dependency Grammar'
               Timothy Osborne & Thomas Gross (Aichi)
17:00-18:00  KEYNOTE TALK:
               'Government, agreement and minimality'
               Ian Roberts (Cambridge)

19:30-23:00  CONFERENCE DINNER at Queens' College (Old Hall)

FRIDAY 2 September 2011

   9:00-10:00  KEYNOTE TALK:
               'Predicting case frames across languages: a competing
               motivations approach to (differential) case marking'
               Andrej Malchukov (MPI Leipzig)
10:00-10:30  'To agree or not to agree: what variable case government
               tells us about possessor raising'
               Joan Maling (Brandeis U)
10:30-11:00  TEA/COFFEE
11:00-11:30  'Structural government effects in Hungarian locative
               Balazs Suranyi (RIL HAS)
11:30-12:00  'Case government vs case agreement: modelling Modern
               Greek case attraction phenomena in LFG'
               Kakia Chatsiou (Essex)
12:00-13:00  KEYNOTE TALK:
               'A declarative perspective on agreement and government'
               Peter Sells (SOAS London)
13:00-14:15  LUNCH
14:15-14:45  'Modeling subcategorization through co-occurrence: a
               computational lexical resource for Italian verbs'
               Gabriella Lapesa (Osnabruck) & Alessandro Lenci (Pisa)
14:45-15:15  'Fine-grained valence acquisition from large corpora for
               treebank grammars'
               Tejaswini Deoskar (Edinburgh)
15:15-15:45  'Learning relational nouns from corpora'
               Berthold Crysmann (Bonn)
15:45-16:15  TEA/COFFEE
               'Syntactic government patterns in the Sketch Engine and in
               syntagmatic dictionaries for Estonian'
               Jelena Kallas (Tallinn)
               'Government models for cross-lingual transformations'
               Elena Kozerenko (IIP RAS)
               'Directional asymmetry in agreement and case-marking:
               deriving Greenberg's Universals 33 and 41'
               Hisao Tokizaki (Sapporo)
               'Valency classes and the coding of arguments in the
               Leipzig Valency Project'
               Andrej Malchukov, Iren Hartmann, Martin Haspelmath,
               Bernard Comrie & Soren Wichmann (MPI Leipzig)
16:45-17:45  KEYNOTE TALK:
               'Automatic acquisition of subcategorisation from large
               text corpora'
               Adam Przepiorkowski (PAS Warsaw)

SATURDAY 3 September 2011

   9:00-10:00  KEYNOTE TALK:
               'A canonical approach to government and the case for
               variable case'
               Silvia Luraghi (Pavia)
10:00-10:30  'Modeling variable government in Russian pseudosynonymous
               verb-preposition constructions: a Construction Grammar
               Irina Iakovleva (Ulyanovsk)
10:30-11:00  TEA/COFFEE
11:00-11:30  'On adverbial complements in German'
               Tibor Kiss, Antje Mueller & Claudia Roch (Bochum)
11:30-12:00  'Locative particle dependencies in Hungarian'
               Gyorgy Rakosi & Tibor Laczko (Debrecen)
12:00-13:00  KEYNOTE TALK:
               'Governed cases vs semantic cases - a view from morphology'
               Andrew Spencer (Essex)
13:00-14:00  LUNCH
        14:00  END

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