All events to be held in 2330 Mason Hall

Saturday, July 13, 2013

9:00 – 10:00 Registration and breakfast
10:00 – 11:30

Clause types and the syntax/semantics/pragmatics interface

Moderator: Ed Cormany, Cornell University

Jenneke van der Wal, University of Cambridge
Incomplete subordinate clauses and exclusive focus in Makhuwa

David Medeiros, University of Michigan
(Re)Formalizing the Imperative Sentence Type [ handout ]

11:30 – 1:30Lunch break
1:30 – 3:00

Questions of Structure and Structure of Questions

Moderator: Lauren Ackerman, Northwestern University

Gerardo Fernández Salgueiro, National Taiwan Normal University
Expletive what in English

Samantha Heidenreich, Northwestern University
Prosodic structure of disjunctive questions

Mike Hamilton, McGill University
Wh-movement and long-distance agreement in Mi'gmaq

Sunday, July 14, 2013

9:00 – 10:00 Registration and breakfast
10:00 – 11:30

Discourse properties of the left periphery

Moderator: Cara DiGirolamo, Cornell University

Zoe Lam, Sonja Thoma, and Martina Wiltschko
University of British Columbia
Thinking about you [ handout ]

Vieri Samek-Lodovici, University College London
How the Right-Periphery Shapes the Left-Periphery: Lessons from Italian [ handout ]

Nele Salveste, University of Tartu / University of Potsdam
The prosody of left-dislocated objects [ slides ]

11:30 – 1:30Lunch break
1:30 – 3:00

Clause boundaries and peripheries from a diachronic perspective

Moderator: Sarah Courtney, Cornell University

Daniel Ross, University of Illinois
Try and: the development of subordination out of coordination [ handout ]

Caitlin Light, University of York

Devan Steiner, Indiana University
Use of the Left Periphery as evidence for Verb Second grammar [ handout ]

3:00 – 3:15 Closing remarks