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Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics - 18th Meeting


Program for FASL 18
May 15 - 17, 2009
Cornell University


Philip E. Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
Cornell University


Day 1 – Friday, May 15, 2009


8:00 AM          Registration and Breakfast


8:45 AM          Welcoming Remarks


9:00 AM

Session A:   Syntax and Semantics I

9:00 – 9:30

More students attended FASL than CONSOLE

Roumyana Pancheva (University of Southern California)

9:30 – 10:00

Focus placement affects the interpretation of multiple interrogatives

Radek Šimík (University of Groningen)

10:00 – 10:30

Aspects of Deficient v in Russian

Philip Dudchuk, Ekaterina Pshehotskaya and Serge Minor (Moscow State University)

10:30 – 11:00

Bound Ability Readings of Imperfective Verbs

Mojmír Dočekal and Ivona Kučerová (Masaryk University and University College London) 


11:00 AM        Lunch            


1:00 PM 

Session B:   Syntax I

1:00 – 1:30

Left Branch Extraction in Multiple Wh-Questions: A Surprise for Question  Interpretation

Sandra Stjepanović (West Virginia University)

1:30 – 2:00

On a Matching Effect in Headed Relative Clauses

Martina Gračanin-Yüksek (Middle East Technical University)

2:00 – 2:30

Case and Events in Ukrainian Experiencer Predicates

James Lavine (Bucknell University)

2:30 – 3:00

Ditransitive verbs in Czech (and elsewhere)

Věra Dvořák (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)


3:00 PM          Coffee Break



3:15 PM 

Session C:   Semantics

3:15 – 3:45

Building Intensive Resultatives

Sergei Tatevosov (Moscow State University)

3:45 – 4:15

A Parameterized Choice Function Approach to "Narrow-Scope" -TO indefinites in Russian

Olga Eremina (Michigan State University)

4:15 – 4:45

The Compositionality of Motion Verbs in Russian

Octav Eugen DeLazero (Cornell University)

4:45 – 5:15

Anatomy of a Polish Circumstantial Modal

María Luisa Rivero, Ewelina Frąckowiak and Ana Arregui (University of Ottawa) 


5:15 PM          Coffee Break


5:30 PM

Invited Speaker:   Barbara Citko (University of Washington)


6:30 PM          End of Day 1



Day 2 – Saturday, May 16, 2009


8:30 AM          Breakfast


9:00 AM

Session D:   Syntax and Semantics II

9:00 – 9:30

A unified account for conjunctive, negative and disjunctive coordination in Serbo-Croatian

Boban Arsenijević (University of Amsterdam)

9:30 – 10:00

Singular and plural reciprocal phrases in Serbo-Croatian

Chris LaTerza and Ivana Mitrović (University of Maryland, College Park and Stony Brook University)

10:00 – 10:30

Wh-extraction, BE, and Argument Structure of Russian Existentials / Possessives

Hakyung Jung (Seoul National University)

10:30 – 11:00

The aspectual function of Slavic inceptive morphemes

Larissa Nossalik (McGill University)






11:00 AM        Lunch and Poster Session (see below)


1:00 PM 

Session E:   Phonology

1:00 – 1:30

Contrast neutralization results from weak perceptibility: Evidence from a dialect of Polish

Bartłomiej Czaplicki (University of Warsaw)

1:30 – 2:00

Paradigm Uniformity and Contrast in Russian Vowel Reduction

Christina Bethin (Stony Brook University)

2:00 – 2:30

Interactions of tone and stress in Standard Serbian: phonological and phonetic evidence

Draga Zec and Elizabeth Zsiga (Cornell University and Georgetown University)

2:30 – 3:00

On the misbehaviour of pre-liquid yers in Old Czech

Markéta Ziková (Masaryk University)


3:00 PM          Coffee Break


3:15 PM 

Session F:   Interfaces

3:15 – 3:45

PCC effects in Czech

Lucie Medová (University of South Bohemia / Princeton University)

3:45 – 4:15

Prosodic Description of Scopally Ambiguous Sentences in Russian

Svitlana Antonyuk-Yudina (Stony Brook University)

4:15 – 4:45

Babby’s puzzle: syntax or morphology?

Asya Pereltsvaig (Stanford University)

4:45 – 5:15

Piece-driven phase: Slavic vowel-zero alternations and a unified phase theory

Tobias Scheer and Markéta Ziková (Nice University and Masaryk University)  


5:15 PM          Coffee Break


5:30 PM

Invited Speaker:   Jaye Padgett (University of California, Santa Cruz)


6:30 PM          End of Day 2


7:00 PM          Banquet dinner at the Statler Hotel





Day 3 –Sunday, May 17, 2009

8:30 AM          Breakfast


9:00 AM

Session G:   Syntax II

9:00 – 9:30

Two types of neuter: Second-conjunct agreement in the presence of ‘5 and ups’

Franc Marušič and Andrew Nevins (University of Nova Gorica and Harvard University)

9:30 – 10:00

On Markedness and Marked Features in Serbian

Miloje Despić (University of Connecticut)

10:00 – 10:30

Adversity impersonal construction in diachrony

Kyongjoon Kwon (Harvard University)


11:00 AM        Coffee Break


11:15 AM

Invited Speaker:   Molly Diesing (Cornell University)


12:15 PM        Coffee Break


12:30 PM

Session H:   Syntax / Semantics

12:00 – 12:30

What's Inside VP?  New Evidence o n VP Internal Structure in Russian

John Frederick Bailyn (Stony Brook University)

12:30 – 1:00

Semantics of Hybrid Coordination in Russian: New Evidence

Denis Paperno (University of California, Los Angeles)


1:30 PM          Closing Remarks


1:45 PM          FASL Business Meeting


2:15 PM          Conclusion of conference










List of Posters


1.      Why Integrated?                                                                          (Alternate)

                        Yasuyuki Fukutomi (Fukushima University)


2.      Vowel Reduction in Particle-Based Phonology

                        Volha Kharytonava (University of Western Ontario)


3.      Bare NPs and semantic incorporation: objects of na-sja verbs at the syntax-semantics interface

                        Asya Pereltsvaig and Olga Kagan (Stanford University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


4.      Information Structure and Serbian Split Constituents

                        Nikola Predolac (Cornell University)


5.      Control and ECM Combined: A Puzzle in Russian

                        Serge Minor (Moscow State University)