Comparative Slavic Morphosyntax:
"The State of the Art"

Preliminary Program

Friday, 5 June 1998

Session 1: Wh-Phrases and Wh-Movement in Slavic

1:00 p.m.

Zeljko Boskovic, U. of Connecticut
(Position Paper)

1:30

Discussion

Responses:

1:45

Norvin Richards, U. of Massachusetts
Focusing on Serbo-Croatian and Not on Bulgarian

2:10

Jeong-Seok Kim, University of Connecticut
Superiority Effects in Multiple WH-fronting

2:35

Michael Yadroff, Indiana University
Wh-movement and Superiority in Russian

2:50

Sandra Stjepanovic, University of Connecticut
Movement of Wh-Phrases in Serbo-Croatian Matrix Clauses

3:15

General Discussion

3:45

Arthur Stepanov, University of Connecticut
Scope-Marking Interrogatives in Slavic

4:10

Sue Brown, Harvard University
Attract-All and Its Relevance for Negative Concord

4:35

Piotr Banski, Indiana University and Warsaw University
Wh-Movement in Polish

5:00

Loren Billings, Carnegie-Mellon University
Catherine Rudin, Wayne State College
Animacy and Focus in Bulgarian Wh-Questions

5:25

General Discussion

6:15

Picnic Dinner

Saturday, 6 June 1998

Session 2: Agreement in Slavic

8:30

Greville G. Corbett, U. of Sussex
(Position Paper)

9:00

Discussion

Responses:

9:15

Wayles Browne, Cornell University
Agreement with Infinitive Subjects in Slavic

9:40

Jens Norgard-Sorensen, University of Copenhagen
Animacy as an Agreement Category

10:05

Stephen Wechsler, University of Texas
Larisa Zlatic, University of Texas
Sentential and Discourse Agreement in Serbo-Croatian

10:30

Natasha Borovikova, DePauw University and Indiana University
First-Conjunct Agreement with Unaccusative Verbs in Russian

10:55

Kim Gareiss, University of Chicago
Linguistic Ideology and the Loss of Slavic Agreement: The Case of the Macedonian Relativizer

11:20

Discussion

12:00

Lunch

Session 3: Voice and Diathesis in Slavic

1:15

Leonard H. Babby, Princeton University
(Position Paper)

1:45

Discussion

Responses:

2:00

James Lavine, Princeton University
Stephanie Harves, Princeton University
Loren Billings, Carnegie Mellon University
Syntax and Diathesis: A Response to L.H. Babby's "Voice and Diathesis in Slavic"

2:25

George Fowler, Indiana University
-Sja, -En, and the Vagaries of Diathesis: Why Should ASPECT Have Anything to Do with it Anyway?

2:40

Marina Yu. Chertkova, Lomonosov Moscow University
The Passive Voice, and Bi-Aspectual Verbs

3:05

Milena Slavcheva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Some Reflections on Voice and Diathesis

3:20

General Discussion

Session 4: The Slavic Noun Phrase

4:00

Gilbert C. Rappaport, University of Texas, Austin
(Position Paper)

4:30

Discussion

Responses:

4:45

Larisa Zlatic, University of Texas
Slavic Noun Phrases Are NPs, not DPs

5:10

Michael Yadroff, Indiana University
The Structure of NP in Slavic and UG

5:25

Miriam Engelhardt, Jerusalem
Helen Trugman, CTEH, Holon
Double Genitive Constructions in Russian

5:50

George Fowler, Indiana University
What's at the Top of NP: KP, PP, and the Nature of Transitional Categories

6:05

Sandra Stjepanovic, University of Connecticut
Extraction of Adjuncts out of NPs

6:20

General Discussion

Sunday, 7 June 1998

Session 5: Clitics in Slavic

8:30

Steven Franks, Indiana University
(Position Paper)

9:00

Discussion

Responses:

9:15

Ljiljana Progovac, Wayne State University
Clitic-Second and Verb-Second

9:40

Olga Tomic, University of Novi Sad
Against Clitic Lowering

10:05

Peter Kosta, Universitaet Potsdam
On the Syntax of Negation and Clitics in Slavic

10:30

Iva Schick, Universitaet Potsdam
Clitic Doubling Constructions in Balkan-Slavic Languages

11:05

Geraldine Legendre, Johns Hopkins University
Generalized Optimality-Theoretic Alignment: The Case of Macedonian Clitics

11:30

General Discussion

12:00

Karel Oliva, University of Saarland
Just Czech Clitics Data, or a Closer Look at the "Position Paper: Clitics in Slavic"

12:15

Matthew Richardson, Yale University
Czech Clitics as Phrasal Inflection

12:40

Piotr Banski, Indiana University and Warsaw University Verbal Clitics in Polish

1:05

General Discussion


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