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All talks to be held in Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

Friday, May 13th

8:30 - 8:50 Registration and breakfast
8:50 - 9:00 Opening remarks

Session 1: Syntax Chair: Simone Harmath de Lemos
9:00 - 9:30 Why Russian counts and binds: on D, PERSON, and the role of labeling for φ-Agree
Ivona Kučerová (McMaster University)
9:30 - 10:00 Polish numeral NP agreement as a function of surface morphology
Ora Matushansky (CNRS) and Tania Ionin (UIUC)
10:00 - 10:30 The Kase Phrase does it all: a nanosyntax-based analysis of the internal and external syntax of the Polish Genitive of Quantification
Jacek Witkoś and Dominika Dziubała-Szrejbrowska (Poznań)

10:30 - 10:45 Break

Session 2: Historical Chair: Robin Karlin
10:45 - 11:15 Old Church Slavonic was head-initial
Krzysztof Migdalski (University of Wrocław)
11:15 - 11:45 Coordination in Croatian Church Slavonic
Milan Mihaljević (Staroslavenski Institut)
11:45 - 12:15 Lechitic Vowel Developments of Posen Low German
Roslyn Burns (UC-Berkeley)

12:15 - 1:45 Lunch on your own

Session 3: Syntax Chair: Miloje Despić
1:45 - 2:15 What we aren't given: The influence of selection on ditransitive passives in Slovenian
Adrian Stegovec (UConn)
2:15 - 2:45 Are dative-infinitive constructions in Russian really biclausal?
Egor Tsedryk (Saint Mary's University)
2:45 - 3:15 When near Snakes, Move Sideward!
Marijana Marelj (Utrecht)
3:15 - 3:45 Visible and invisible null copies: Enclitics in the syntax and in prosody
Aida Talić (UConn)

3:45 - 4:00 Break

Session 4: Syntax and Semantics Chair: Mats Rooth
4:00 - 4:30 Structural differences between epistemic and root modality: Evidence from BCS
Dunja Veselinović (NYU)
4:30 - 5:00 If if and wh,why not that and that and wh?
Barbara Citko (University of Washington) and Martina Gračanin-Yüksek (Middle East Technical University)

5:00 - 6:00 Plenary Talk:
Sonority sequencing in Polish: Defying the stimulus?
Gaja Jarosz (UMass)

Saturday, May 14th

8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast

Session 1: Semantics Chair: Naomi Enzinna
9:00 - 9:30 Russian negative fragments revisited
Alexander Podobryaev (Higher School of Economics)
9:30 - 10:00 A strong NPI disjunction: between coordination and focus particles
Jovana Gajić (Göttingen)
10:00 - 10:30 Dissociating the scalarity and additivity of EVEN - the case of "čak" and "čak i" in BCS
Katja Jasinskaja and Barbara Tomaszewicz (University of Cologne)

10:30 - 10:45 Break

Session 2: Morphosyntax Chair: John Bailyn
10:45 - 11:15 Case Syncretism in Russian, Polish and Czech ATB Constructions
Petr Biskup (University of Leipzig)
11:15 - 11:45 Similarity avoidance and its impact on the lexicon
Bartłomiej Czaplicki (University of Warsaw)
11:45 - 12:15 Embracing the Differences: The Three Classes of Russian Ditransitives
Svitlana Antonyuk (Stony Brook University)

12:15 - 1:45 Lunch on your own

Session 3: Syntax Chair: John Bowers
1:45 - 2:15 The ban on movement out of moved elements and inherent case
Željko Bošković (UConn)
2:15 - 2:45 Specificity Movement and Scope in Ukrainian: New Arguments Against Bruening (2001)
Svitlana Antonyuk (Stony Brook University) and Roksolana Mykhaylyk (CUNY)
2:45 - 3:15 AGREE-dependent A-movement and low copy pronunciation in Russian
Bonnie Krejci, Vera Gribanova and Boris Harizanov (Stanford)
3:15 - 3:45 “Oh, Very Strange!” - the “right” analysis of the Russian OVS construction
John Frederick Bailyn (Stony Brook University)

3:45 - 4:00 Break

Session 4: Experimental Chair: Draga Zec
4:00 - 4:30 The role of markedness in aspectual mismatch detection in Polish. Evidence from ERP experiments
Dorota Klimek-Jankowska and Joanna Błaszczak (University of Wrocław)
4:30 - 5:00 Case Marking in Russian Eventive Nominalizations: Inherent vs. Dependent Case Theory
Asya Pereltsvaig; Ekaterina Lyutikova and Anastasia Gerasimova (Moscow State University)

5:00 - 6:00 Plenary Talk:
Inconspicuous unfaithfulness in Slovenian
Michael Becker (Stony Brook University)

6:15 - 7:00 FASL Business Meeting

7:00 - 10:00 Conference dinner: A.D. White House

Sunday, May 15th

8:30 - 9:00 Breakfast

Session 1: Syntax and semantics Chair: John Whitman
9:00 - 9:30 Deriving Multiple Left Branch Extraction
Sandra Stjepanović (West Virginia University)
9:30 - 10:00 Focus Trigger and Sluicing in Embedded Yes/No Questions: Evidence from Russian
Anna Shlomina (ABBYY)
10:00 - 10:30 Re-entering a state: case for obratno
Sergei Tatevosov (Lomonosov Moscow State University)
10:30 - 11:00 The Real(is) Distinction in Before and After Clauses: A Crosslinguistic Study
Marcin Dadan, Kadir Gokogoz, Jayeon Park, Sabine Laszakovits and Yongsuk Yoo (UConn)

11:00 - 11:15 Break

Session 2: Experimental Chair: Wayles Browne
11:15 - 11:45 Gender agreement attraction in Russian: different profiles in production and comprehension
Natalia Slioussar (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) and Anton Malko (UMD)
11:45 - 12:15 Singulars looking like plurals cause more agreement attraction than genuine plurals
Natalia Slioussar (St. Petersburg State University)

12:15 - 1:15 Plenary Talk
Balkan Slavic Comparatives
Catherine Rudin (Wayne State College)

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