INFL Conference May 25-27, 2011

Irish Network in Formal Linguistics Conference 2011

University of Ulster at Jordanstown

25-27 May 2011

Wednesday 25 May

12.45-1.30  Registration

1.30-1.40  Conference Opening

1.40-2.40  Heidi Harley (Arizona), Case and Number Dissociation in Hiaki

2.40-3.20 Paolo Acquaviva (University College Dublin) Tense features and stems in Irish verb morphology

3.20-3.40 Coffee

3.40-4.20 Malgorzata Krzek (Newcastle Upon Tyne)  Generic subjects and Voice in Polish impersonal constructions

4.20-5.00 Mark Henry (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) Incomplete head-raising in relative clauses and a non-genitival Semitic construct state

5.00-5.40  Marko Hladnik (Utrecht University/ UiL-OTS) Recoverability in Slovene Relative Clauses

5.40  Reception

Thursday 26 May

9.30-10.10   Masakazu Kuno (Waseda University, Japan) On Feature Inheritance and Cyclicity of Derivation

10.10-10.50 Leah Bauke (Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany) A Phase-theoretic analysis of root compounds (from a cross-linguistic perspective)

10.50-11.10 Coffee

11.10-11.50 Reichard Ulrich (Durham) Inference and Grammar


11.50-12.30: Silvia Rossi and Mariachiara Berizzi (Padua) The syntax of the after perfect in Hiberno-English

12.50-1.30  Lunch

1.30-2.30 Liliane Haegeman and Lieven Danckaert (Ghent)  tba

2.30-3.10 Francesca La Morgia (Reading) Auxiliary selection in an Eastern Abruzzese dialect: a case of contact induced change

3.10-3.30  Coffee

3.30-4.10   Alison Henry (Ulster)  What can they say in Strabane all?  Wh-movement and (lack of) quantifier float in South-west Ulster English

4.10-5.10 Christina Tortora (City University of New York) Can we find clusters amidst the variability? The case of Appalachian.

7.00 Conference Dinner


Friday 27 May

Minority Languages

10.00-11.00 Andrew Carnie (Arizona) Set-theoretic phrase markers and pronoun-postposing in Scottish Gaelic

11.00-11.20  Coffee

11.20-12.00  Alessio Frenda (Trinity College Dublin) Local agreement in Irish and Welsh:

Theoretical and typological implications

12.00-12.40 Frances Kane (Ulster) Demonstratives in Irish

12.40-1.40 Lunch

1.40-2.40 Maria Polinsky (Harvard) Some remarks on asymmetries in nominal and verbal morphology in heritage languages

2.40-3.20  Conchúr Ó Giollagáin  (National University of Ireland, Galway) Entropic bilingualism and the Double L2 Hypothesis of the Minority Language Condition


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