August 4, 2015

Dog Days Syntax Workshop

This year's Dog Days Syntax Workshop will take place on Wednesday, August 12, in SS 2106. The workshop will begin with breakfast/coffee at 8:00 AM; talks will begin at 9 AM and conclude shortly before 6 PM. Each talk has a 25-minute slot: 15-20 minutes for the presentation and the rest for questions. Presenters will be as follows:

Bronwyn Bjorkman (postdoc 2012-2015, now at Queen's University): "The Case of aspect."

Monica Irimia (Ph.D. 2011, now at the University of York) with colleague Sonia Cyrino (State University of Campinas, Brazil): "Syntactic positions for DOM: The case of Brazilian Portuguese and Romanian."

Dan Milway (Ph.D.): "Formalizing Agree."

Brandon Fry (University of Ottawa): "A unified view of Agree."

Neil Banerjee (BA): "Associate positions in historical English expletive 'there' constructions."

Mark McAndrews (BA): "Modelling near-synonymous suffix alternation in an Inuktitut corpus."

Kenji Oda (Ph.D. 2012, now at Syracuse University): "Reconsidering Irish non-verbal predication."

Bethany Lochbihler (University of Edinburgh), Will Oxford (Ph.D. 2014, now at the University of Manitoba), and Nicholas Welch (postdoc): "Inanimacy as personlessness: Evidence from Dene and Algonquian."

Guillaume Thomas (faculty): "Cumulative readings of 'each'?"

Julie Goncharov (Ph.D.): "Mindful de se constructions."

Ivona Kucerova (McMaster University): "What happened when a puppy slept: An attempt to derive the syntactic structure of a two-word sentence in Czech."

Eric Mathieu (University of Ottawa): "Feature-free parameters."

Anna Seltner (MA): "The conjoint-disjoint alternation in Bantu languages: Evidence for low focus?" This paper is the 2015 (inaugural) winner of the Elizabeth Cowper Prize in syntax.

Bridget Copley (CNRS/Université Paris 8): "What can cause what: futurates and have causatives at the interfaces with semantics."

Cristina Cuervo (faculty): "The importance of less productive transitivity alternations."

Leslie Saxon (MA 1979, now at the University of Victoria): "The Tłı̨chǫ syntactic causative (and inchoative)."

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