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LINGUIST List 21.1851

Fri Apr 16 2010

Confs: Language Acquisition, Syntax, Morphology, Semantics/Norway

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        1.    Kristin Melum Eide, Finiteness Fest: Workshop on Finiteness

Message 1: Finiteness Fest: Workshop on Finiteness
Date: 16-Apr-2010
From: Kristin Melum Eide <kristin.eidentnu.no>
Subject: Finiteness Fest: Workshop on Finiteness
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Finiteness Fest: Workshop on Finiteness

Date: 06-May-2010 - 07-May-2010
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Contact: Kristin Melum Eide
Contact Email: kristin.eidentnu.no

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

The workshop brings together linguists from different frameworks to discuss
finiteness in natural language. Major focus areas are finiteness in (first and
second) language acquisition; the relation between finiteness and linguistic
categories such as tense, agreement, modality, and negation; the role of
finiteness in binding, and the expressions and repercussions of finiteness in
languages with no morphological finiteness distinction, such as Chinese.

Finiteness Fest: Workshop on Finiteness

NTNU Trondheim, May 6-7 2010
Campus Dragvoll, Room D153 (Building 6B, level 4)
Contact: Kristin Melum Eide
kristin.eidentnu.no

Thursday May 6

9:15
Welcome

9:30
Kristin Melum Eide, NTNU: Finiteness is a Primitive

10:30
Matti Miestamo, University of Helsinki: Finiteness and Negation: Typological
Perspectives

11:30
Sarah Schimke, University of Paris 8: Finiteness in Adult and Child L2
Acquisition of German: Evidence from Elicited Production and Elicited Imitation

12:30
Pål Kristian Eriksen, NTNU: Finiteness and the Encoding of Counterfactuality

13:30
Lunch

15:00
Peter Jordens, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/Max Planck Inst: The Acquisition of
the Functional Category System in Dutch

16:00
Tor Åfarli, NTNU: Are there Always Agreement Features in the Extended Projection
of the Verb? Evidence from Norwegian Dialects.

Friday May 7

10:00
Sze-Wing Tang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: The Syntax of Finiteness in
Chinese

11:00
Marit Westergaard and Kristine Bentzen, Tromsø University: Finiteness and Word
Order: The Acquisition of Wh-questions in English and Norwegian

12:00
Elma Blom, Amsterdam University/University of Alberta: Errors with Finite Verbs
in Child L2 Dutch: A Multi-factorial Approach

13:00
Lunch

14:00
Fufen Jin and Kristin Melum Eide, NTNU: Contradictory Parameter Settings in One
Mind: A Case Study of a Bilingual's Acquisition of Finiteness and V2 in Norwegian

15:00
Eric Reuland, Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS: On ''Anaphors'' and Finiteness

There is no conference fee, but if you wish to attend the workshop, please
contact

kristin.eidentnu.no to register by May 3rd.

Venue:

http://www.ntnu.no/ntnukart/undervisningsrom/romvisning.php?byggnr=810&romnr=6475
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