Month: February 2008

  • Symposium on Phonologization schedule posted

    The schedule of the Symposium on Phonologization is now available at The symposium will take place on April 25-26 at the Franke Institute for the Humanities.

  • Arregi’s Colloquium on Thursday

    Modularity in Morphology: The Case of Basque Finite Auxiliaries Karlos Arregi University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Thur, Feb 21 2008 3:30-5:00pm, Cobb 201 Many modern theories of morphology are highly modular: morphological phenomena with different properties are accounted for by separate modules of grammar. In this talk, I argue for a particular view of the modularity […]

  • Markman’s talk on Tuesday

    On the parametric variation of case and agreement: implications for (non)-configurationality Vita Markman Simon Fraser University Henry Hinds [5734 S. Ellis Ave.] Room 101. Tues Feb 19, 2008 3:30-5:00pm In this talk I will argue that case and agreement features are subject to parametric variation and explore the consequences of this claim with a particular […]

  • Kandybowicz’s talk on Thursday

    Sometimes Syntax is Syntax. Sometimes Syntax is Phonology Jason Kandybowicz Swarthmore College Thursday, February 14, 2008, 3:30-5:00pm Cobb 201 In recent years, the field of syntax has seen a shift toward explorations and explanations of syntactic phenomena cast in terms of the interfacing sub-systems of grammar; namely, the phonological and semantic components. This modus operandi […]

  • Runner’s talk at Northwestern

    Northwestern University Department of Linguistics Colloquium presents On the Role of Syntax on the Interpretation of Elided Reflexives Jeffrey Runner University of Rochester The main explanations for the exceptional behavior of reflexives in “representational NPs” (RNPs), e.g., ‘a picture of herself’, rely on syntactic or argument structure (Chomsky, 1986; Davies & Dubinsky, 2003; Pollard & […]