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LINGUIST List 19.2622

Tue Aug 26 2008

Confs: Linguistic Theories/UK

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        1.    Reiko Vermeulen, Workshop on Information Structure

Message 1: Workshop on Information Structure
Date: 26-Aug-2008
From: Reiko Vermeulen <r.vermeulenucl.ac.uk>
Subject: Workshop on Information Structure
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Workshop on Information Structure
Short Title: IS Workshop

Date: 13-Sep-2008 - 15-Sep-2008
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: Reiko Vermeulen
Contact Email: is-workshopling.ucl.ac.uk
Meeting URL: http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/is/

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Interface-based Approaches to Information Structure
Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London

Workshop on Interface-based Approaches to Information Structure
13-15 September 2008
University College London

Registration now open at http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/is/

Invited Speakers:
Daniel Buring (UCLA)
Gisbert Fanselow (University of Potsdam)
Edwin Williams (Princeton)

Below is a slightly revised programme from the previous posting for our
workshop. Please check our website for further details and future updates:


Saturday, September 13:

9-9:30: Registration and Breakfast
9:30 - 9:45: Opening Remarks

9:45-10:45: Daniel Buring (UCLA), Invited Speaker: Contrast, Givenness, and Yet
Another Theory of Focus in English

10:45-11:15: Coffee break

11:15-12:15: Jieun Kiaer (Oxford) & Ruth Kempson (King's College London) Topic
and Focus phenomena in Korean and Syntax-Processing/Phonology Interface
Commentator: TBA

12:15-1:15: Stavros Skopeteas (University of Potsdam) & Elisabeth Verhoeven
(University of Bremen) The content of non-argument positions at the left
periphery: Evidence from Yucatec Maya
Commentator: Artemis Alexiadou (University of Stuttgart)

1:15-2:45: Lunch

2:45-3:45: Balazs Suranyi (HAS, Budapest) Syntactic configuration and
Commentator: David Adger (Queen Mary, University of London)

3:45-4:45: Vieri Samek-Lodovici (University College London) Information
Structure in Italian Clauses
Commentator: Lisa Cheng (Leiden University)

5: Wine Party

Sunday, September 14:

9:30-10:30: Michael Wagner (Cornell) Focus and Recursion
Commentator: Daniel Buring (UCLA)

10:30-11: Coffee break

11-12: Hyun Kyung Hwang (Cornell) Wh-intonation and Information Structure in
South Kyeongsang Korean, Fukuoka Japanese and Tokyo Japanese
Commentator: Shin Ishihara (University of Potsdam)

12-1: Nancy C. Kula (University of Essex) Post-verbal focus in Bantu: In-situ,
IAV and final focus
Commentator: Malte Zimmermann (University of Potsdam)

1-2:30: Lunch

2:30-3:30: Dora Alexopoulou (Cambridge) and Mary Baltazani (Ioanina) Recursive
focus and prominence
Commentator: Michael Wagner (Cornell)

3:30-4:30: Lisa Cheng (Leiden University) and Laura Downing (ZAS) Against
FocusP: Arguments from Zulu
Commentator: Kriszta Szendroi (University College London)

4:30-5: Coffee break

5-6: Gisbert Fanselow (University of Potsdam), Invited Speaker: TBA

7: Conference Dinner

Monday, September 15

10-11: Artemis Alexiadou and Kirsten Gengel (University of Stuttgart) NP
ellipsis without focus movement/projections: the role of Classifiers
Commentator: Vieri Samek-Lodovici (University College London)

11-12: Jong-Bok Kim (Kyung-Hee University) and Peter Sells (SOAS) Korean
Nominalizer 'kes' and its Information Structure
Commentator: Jieun Kiaer (Oxford)

12-1:30: Lunch

1:30-2:30: Edwin Williams (Princeton), Invited Speaker: The Locality of Focusing
and the Coherence of Anaphors

2:30-3: Closing remarks

Malte Zimmermann (University of Potsdam), Daniel Hole (University of Potsdam),
and Wolfram Schaffar (University of Bonn): Head-Internal Clefts in (South) East
Asian: A cross-linguistic comparison of Burmese, Japanese, and Chinese.

Beste Kamali (Harvard) Phonological Phrasing Meets Scrambling: The Case of Turkish

Further information and future updates, please check our Workshop website:

Organising Committee:
Ad Neeleman
Ivona Kucerova
Reiko Vermeulen
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