39th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society

November 7-9, 2008
Cornell University

Call for Papers
Poster (pdf)
Special session:
Linguistics at the interfaces

The design of the grammar is standardly assumed to be complex, involving components such as phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics. The initial view that components of the grammar are autonomous has proven to be overly strong, and more and more cases of interfaces among components have been documented. This in turn opens questions about the extent and nature of such interfaces: is there a line between interacting components and components without borders? We invite abstracts that explore empirical as well as theoretical aspects of the interfaces among two or more components of the grammar, and formal tools that capture such interfaces.

Organizing Committee:
Adam Cooper, Effi Georgala, Masayuki Gibson, Christina Kim,
Joe Pittayaporn, Peggy Renwick, Becky Butler Thompson, Changhong Zhou

Invited Speakers:
  • Arto Anttila
    Stanford University

  • Raffaella Zanuttini
    Yale University

  • Roger Schwarzschild
    Rutgers University


Sponsored by the Cornell Linguistics Department and the Syracuse-Rochester-Cornell Central New York Humanities Corridor,
an initiative generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation