Programme

Location: 

All talks will be held in Room 118 at Chandler House, UCL.

All poster sessions will be held in Room B02 at Chandler House, UCL.

Wednesday, February 14 

9 am

Registration

9.15

Opening Remarks: Richard Breheny, Head of Department

9.30

Plenary Talk, Chair: Emilia Molimpakis

Matt Husband

Implicit meanings and sources of inference

10.30

Coffee Break

11.00

Session 1, Chair: Jiri Kaspar

Shun Ihara

Necessity, Directives, and Three Types of Imperatives

 

11.30

Timothée Bernard

Negation in event semantics with real and imaginary event

 

12.00

Pablo Rico

Wh-relatives as alternative set definers in infinitive contexts: restrictive vs. non- restrictive

12.30

Marten Stelling

Never Not a Negative Concord Item

13.00

Lunch (not provided)

 

14.15

Session 2, Chair: Petra Charvátová

Anastasia Paspali

Gender agreement in Native and Heritage Greek: an attraction study

14.45

Marloes Oomen

Iconically motivated subject drop in German Sign Language (DGS)

15.15

Hannah Gerbrich and Vivian Schreier

Cardinal well-formedness values as anchors in linguistic experiments

15.45

Poster Session and Coffee Break – B02

16.45

Session 3, Chair: Ruoying Zhao

Kornilia Theodorou

The Preposition Stranding Generalisation: Challenging Evidence from Cypriot Greek

17.15

Roxanne Taylor

Counterfactual conditionals and verbal mood in early Greek hexameter poetry

17.45

Nils Hirsch

Experiencers: not that special, just not that homogenous

18.15

Drinks: The Harrison, The Queen’s Head, and others

 

Thursday, February 15 

 

9.30

Plenary Talk, Chair: Jane Middleton

Linnaea Stockall

‘Let’s think the unthinkable’: what our brains’ responses to impossible verbs can tell us about linguistic representation

10.30

Coffee Break

 

11.00

Session 4, Chair: Greg Williamson

Ekali Kostopoulos

Revisiting floating quantifiers: a case of split privileging at the interfaces

 

11.30

Luke Burke

Monads and hyperintensionality

 

12.00

Giovanni Roversi

Dislocation Types in Emilian

 

12.30

Kornilia Theodorou, Georgia Kyriakou and Irene Crysostomou

The Acquisition of Preposition Placement by L1-Cypriot-Greek EFL speakers

13.00

Lunch (not provided)

 

 

14.15

Session 5, Chair: Yan Zhang

Ingrid Konrad

When indirect questions are disguised as relative clauses: the case of French “ce que”

 

14.45

Jovana Gajić

‘Niti’ – real negative coordination inside strict Negative Concord

 

15.15

Pietro Baggio

Modification and Argument Introduction in the Noun Phrase

15.45

Poster Session and Coffee Break – B02

16.45

Session 6, Chair: Gwijde Maegherman

Yuqiu Chen

Scalar Implicatures: An experimental Study about comparing German native Speakers and Chinese Learners of German.

 

17.15

Ekaterina Morgunova

The verb ti:xɘ in Barguzin Buryat – a case of overt surface anaphora

 

17.45

Christina Grey

The Acquisition of Reflexives and Passives in Bilingual Children

 

19.00 – 21.30

Conference Dinner: Ciao Bella, 86-90 Lamb’s Conduit St, WC1N 3LZ

Followed by drinks (probably)

 

Friday, February 17 

 

9.30

Plenary Talk, Chair: Cate Canonica

Jenny Culbertson

Understanding syntactic typology through laboratory experiments

 

 

11.00

Session 7, Chair: Florian Breit

Mike Berger

Complements to ber-verbs are pseudo-incorporated: deriving a further extraction asymmetry in Indonesian

 

11.30

Janessa Tam

Processing Digraphic Text (Cantonese-English) in Social Media Settings

 

12.00

Irene Amato

A morphosyntactic account of verbal number in Mupun

 

12.30

Marie-Luise Schwarzer

Tough-Displacement Without Movement

13.00

Lunch (not provided)

 

14.15

Session 8, Chair: Ruoying Zhao

Jeremy Yeaton and Viviane Deprez

Evidence for Prosodic Phrase Marking in French Double Negation

 

14.45

Daria Bikina

Restrictions on the ontological category of indefinite pronoun series in the languages of Europe

 

15.15

Christine Marquardt

Opacity in Mojeño Trinitario Reduplication: A Harmonic Serialism Account

15.45

Poster Session and Coffee Break – B02

 

16.45

Session 9 and Plenary Talk, Chair: Florian Breit

Fenna Bergsma

Syncretism = shared syntax + shared spellout

 

17.15

Jamie White

Influence of neutralisation avoidance on phonological learning

18.15

Closing Remarks

Poster Session 14th February

Astrid Gößwein

Influences on the agreement in German hybrid nouns – distance and syntactic domain

Zlatomira Ilchovska

The Learnability of Evidential Systems in the Case of L1 Bulgarian and L2 English

Ami Okabe

Does a hotel stand or lie? – A corpus-based study on German positional verbs stehen and liegen

Ulrika Klomp

Starting to make sense: To a further development of a nonsense sign repetition task

Chiara Dal Farra

The case of adjunct islands in Italian

Kata Wohlmuth

Nonatomic distributive readings: an experiment

Victoria Noble

The Singulative: Comparative Syntax and Crosslinguistic Semantics

Laura Vela-Plo

At the interface between comparison and coordination

Poster Session 15th February

Sunghyun Nam

Phonotactic Difference by Lexical Strata: A Case from Korean Phonological Neighbourhood Network Analysis

Katsumasa Ito

Interactions of discourse particles and sentence mood operators: Japanese ne in contrast with German ja under the framework of multidimensional semantics

Tanya Davidyuk and Ksenia Studenikina

Elative marker in construction with physical contact verbs: evidence from Hill Mari

Lucas Tual

Experimental evidence against a PF theory of French wh-in-situ

Aleksandr Kalinin

Gapping is not low coordination

Aurore Gonzalez

Countability Distinctions without Linguistic Cues

Petra Charvátová

What’s in an adjective? The morphosyntax of Czech -teln(ý) adjectives

Melanie Hobich

What do you want for a drink? The origin of the was für-construction in German.

 

Poster Session 16th February

Hyunjung Lee and Irene Amato

Locality Constraint gives an insight into suppletion

E Jamieson

Biased question vs tag questions: equally acceptable?

Chandeera Gunawardena

Object clitics in French second language acquisition

Shuyan Wang

The Role of Processing Capacity in Scope Assignment by Mandarin-acquiring Children

Tamisha Tan

Verb-Copying Resultatives in Colloquial Singapore English

Louise Raynaud

Reflexives are [person]s too!

Eleftherios Paparounas and Ioanna Sitaridou

Nominalizations and typology in Hellenistic Greek and Turkish

Kim Groothuis

The irrealis subordinating particles in Romanian, Salentino and Calabrese: a case of downwards grammaticalization?

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