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The Minimalist Program: Quo Vadis? - Newborn, Reborn, or Stillborn?

Potsdam, October 3rd - 6th 2011


Monday, October 3rd
Conference Venue: Campus Neues Palais, House 12, 2nd floor, room “Obere Mensa”

09.00–10.00 Registration

10.00–10.30 Opening Adresses

Chancellor of the University of Potsdam, Dr. Thomas Grünewald
Dean of the Faculty of Letters, Prof. Dr. Johann Hafner
Dr. Lilia Schürcks (on behalf of the Organizing Committee)

10.30–11.30

Invited talk: On Feature Inheritance
Marcel den Dikken (The City University of New York)

11.30–12.15

Forum Discussion
Melita Stavrou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

12.15–13.30 Lunch Break

13.30–14.00

Roger Martin (Yokohama National University)/Juan Uriagereka (University of Maryland)
On the Nature of Chains in Minimalism
[Abstract]

14.00–14.30

Andrei Antonenko (Stony Brook University)
Feature-based Binding in the Minimalist Framework
[Abstract]

14.30–15.00

Ángel J. Gallego (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Labels and Anchors
[Abstract]

15.00–15.30

Phoevos Panagiotidis (University of Cyprus)
A Minimalist Approach to Roots
[Abstract]

15.30–16.10 Discussion

16.10–16.30 Coffee Break

16.30–17.00

Naoyuki Akaso (Nagoya Gakuin University)/Tomoko Haraguchi (Nanzan University)
Adverbs and Nominative/Genitive Conversion in Japanese Relative Clauses
[Abstract]

17.00–17.30

Lena Baunaz (University of Geneva)
How to Deal with Dependencies? Look in More Details at your Complementizers!
[Abstract]

17.30–18.00

Toru Ishii (Meiji University/MIT)
Long-Distance Passives and the Major Subject Construction in Japanese
[Abstract]

18.00–18.30 Discussion


Tuesday, October 4th
Conference Venue: Campus Neues Palais, House 12, 2nd floor, room “Obere Mensa”

09.30–10.30

Invited talk: Basic Operations: A Minimalist Strategy?
Norbert Hornstein (University of Maryland)

10.30–11.15

Forum Discussion
Manfred Bierwisch (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

11.15–11.30 Coffee Break

11.30–12.00

Susi Wurmbrand (University of Connecticut)
The Merge Condition: A Syntactic Approach to Selection
[Abstract]

12.00–12.30

Mihaela Marchis (Hamburg Universität)
Minimal Link Constraint Violations: Move vs. Agree
[Abstract]

12.30–13.00

Alexandra Motut/Kenji Oda (University of Toronto)
What Do we Mean by ‘Local’?: An Expanded Search Domain Unifying Merge and Move
[Abstract]

13.00–13.30 Discussion

13.30–14.30 Lunch Break

14.30–15.30

Invited talk: Some Thoughts on Syntax in 2011
Richard Kayne (New York University)

15.30–16.15

Forum Discussion
Luka Szucsich (Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin)

16.15–16.30 Coffee Break

16.30–17.00

Michael Diercks (Pomona College)/Marjo van Koppen (University of Utrecht)/Michael Putnam (Penn State University)
The Directionality of Agree: Can a Universal be Established?
[Abstract]

17.00–17.30

Francesco Grande (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore de Milano/Università di Pisa)
Antisymmetric Predicate Inversion in the Arabic DP: Deriving XP-Raising and Case
[Abstract]

17.30–18.00

Alex Drummond (Durham University)
Single Output Syntax
[Abstract]

18.00–18.30 Discussion


Wednesday, October 5th
Conference Venue: Campus Neues Palais, House 12, 2nd floor, room “Obere Mensa”

09.30–10.30

Invited talk: Edge Features and Adjunct Control
Jairo Nunes (University of Sao Paulo)

10.30–11.15

Forum Discussion
Hans-Martin Gärtner (ZAS Berlin)

11.15–11.30 Coffee Break

11.30–12.30

Invited talk: Sentence Embedding within Biolinguistics
Uli Sauerland (ZAS Berlin)

12.30–13.15

Forum Discussion
Peter Kosta (Universität Potsdam)

13.15–14.30 Lunch Break

14.30–15.00

Andreas Trotzke/Markus Bader (Universität Konstanz)
Performance-Grammar Correspondence and the Minimalist Program: The Case of Multiple Center-Embedding
[Abstract]

15.00–15.30

Teodora Radeva-Bork (University of Vienna)
Computations at the Interfaces in Child Grammar: Evidence from Bulgarian
[Abstract]

15.30–16.00

Scott C. Thomas (Alexandria, Virginia)
Significant Parameterizations Can Follow Simply from Highly Particular Properties of Language Development
[Abstract]

16.00–16.30 Discussion

16.30–17.00 Coffee Break

17.00–18.00

Invited talk: Regarding the Third Factor
Juan Uriagereka (University of Maryland)

18.00–18.45

Forum Discussion
Lilia Schürcks (Universität Potsdam)


Thursday, October 6th
Conference Venue: Campus Neues Palais, House 12, 2nd floor, room “Obere Mensa”

09.30–10.30

Invited talk: I-Morphology, Operations, Interfaces, and Complexity
Anna Maria Di Sciullo (Université de Montréal)

10.30–11.15

Forum Discussion
Gisbert Fanselow (Universität Potsdam)

11.15–11.30 Coffee Break

11.30–12.00

Michelle Sheehan (University of Cambridge)/Wolfram Hinzen (University of Durham)/Ulrich Reichard (University of Durham)
Radicalizing the Interface: a Case Study of Intensionality
[Abstract]

12.00–12.30

Natalia Slioussar (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS/St. Petersburg State University)
The Relation between the Linguistic Competence and Performance and the Architecture of the Grammar
[Abstract]

12.30–13.00

Renato Lacerda (Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
Information and Syntax: Quantifier Floating in Brazilian Portuguese
[Abstract]

13.00–13.30 Discussion

13.30–14.30 Lunch Break

14.30–15.00

Peter Herbeck (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)
The (Non-)Existence of Empty Categories
[Abstract]

15.00–15.30

Mihaela Marchis/Mariana Bandeira/Elena Kireva (Universität Hamburg)
Subject vs. Object (Backward) Control in MTC
[Abstract]

15.30–15.50 Discussion

15.50–16.00 Coffee Break

16.00–16.30

Dennis Ott (University of Groningen)
Eliminating Constructions: the Case of Dislocation
[Abstract]

16.30–17.00

Peter Kosta (University of Potsdam)/Diego Gabriel Krivochen (Universidad Nacional de la Plata)
A Radical Minimalist Hypothesis: Evidence from Language Acquisition and Quantum Physics
[Abstract]

17.00–17.30

Hedde Zeijlstra (University of Amsterdam)
On the Uninterpretability of Interpretable Features
[Abstract]

17.30–18.00 Discussion

18.00 Final Word

Contact

University of Potsdam
Department of Slavic Languages
Prof. Dr. Peter Kosta
Dr. Lilia Schürcks
Am Neuen Palais 10, Haus 1
D-14469 Potsdam | Germany

Phone: +49 331 977-4153
Fax: +49 331 977-4155
minimalistworkshop@uni-potsdam.de

Partners

Department of Slavic Languages
Universitätsgesellschaft Potsdam e. V.

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