EventsCalendar of Events

July 18, 2013

Closing Reception

Michigan League Ballroom

Start: July 18, 2013 7:00 pm
End: July 18, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Michigan League Ballroom
911 North University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Last day of classes

Date: July 18, 2013
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Ann Arbor, MI

July 17, 2013

2015 Linguistic Institute Focus Group

Come meet with the directors of the 2015 Linguistic Institute (Karlos Arregi and Alan Yu) for pizza and a chat about what you liked and what suggestions you have for the next Institute.

Start: July 17, 2013 5:30 am
End: July 17, 2013 6:30 pm
Venue: 2306 Mason Hall
Ann Arbor, MI

July 16, 2013

Institute Lecture: Lyle Campbell

Askwith Auditorium, Lorch Hall. Reception to follow in the Courtyard of the Ross Business School.

Start: July 16, 2013 7:00 pm
End: July 16, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: Askwith Auditorium, Lorch Hall
611 Tappan St., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, United States

July 15, 2013

COSIAC Workshop: Women in Graduate Programs in Linguistics

2306 Mason Hall

Start: July 15, 2013 7:00 pm
End: July 15, 2013 8:30 pm
Venue: 2306 Mason Hall
Ann Arbor, MI

July 14, 2013

Interfaces at the Left Periphery (Workshop)

Click here to see workshop website.

Since Rizzi’s (1997) original syntactic exploration of the sentential left periphery, the complexity of the domain at a clause’s edge has received attention from linguists studying syntax, semantics and prosody. However, study of the cross-linguistic variety in clause boundaries, clause typing, and the information-structural use of peripheral positions has only scratched the surface. This workshop seeks to bring together linguists working on the “left edge” of the sentence from a variety of theoretical backgrounds. We hope to facilitate dialogue between discourse theorists, semanticists, syntacticians, phonologists, and phoneticians to come to a better understanding of what is going on just above (syntactically) or just before (phonologically) the traditional IP domain. Topics that the workshop will cover include but are not limited to: clause typing, complementation, discourse constraints on argument structure, information structure, and word order change as they pertain to the left periphery, sentence-initial positions, and the CP domain.

We will solicit applications to fill three panels. Panels on any aspect of clause boundaries or the left periphery not covered in the invited panels — particularly sessions on prosodic and phonological interfaces — are welcome. Research on understudied languages or languages that have not traditionally been part of the left periphery literature are encouraged. Submissions from graduate students or recent Ph.D. recipients are especially welcome.  Full panel submissions, including presenters and a chairperson, will be accepted in early spring.
The organizers will invite speakers for another three panels, each of which address different aspects of the left periphery.

The first invited panel will center on clause types and the syntax/semantics/pragmatics interface at the left periphery. The panel will bring together researchers working on semantic interpretations at the highest level of the clause, focusing on questions, imperatives, and the distinction between matrix and subordinate clauses.

The second invited panel will focus on the discourse properties of the periphery. This panel will seek out research on the contextual and information-structural constraints on phrases that are displaced from their base positions into the left periphery, as well as research about peripheral discourse particles that perform clause-linking functions.

The third invited panel examines clause boundaries and peripheries from a diachronic perspective. The panel will present research dealing with the roles that information structure and leftward displacement of arguments play in word-order changes (e.g., the development and loss of V2 constructions).

Start: July 14, 2013 9:00 am
End: July 14, 2013 3:15 pm
Venue: 2330 Mason Hall
Ann Arbor

How the Brain Accommodates Variability in Linguistic Representations (Workshop)

2407 (2427) Mason Hall
See workshop description:

Start: July 14, 2013 8:30 am
End: July 14, 2013 6:00 pm
Venue: Aud. C, Angel Hall
Ann Arbor

Patterns of Alignment in Indo-Iranian Languages (Workshop)

2336 Mason Hall

Start: July 14, 2013 8:30 am
End: July 14, 2013 5:00 pm
Venue: 2336 Mason Hall
Ann Arbor

July 13, 2013

Introducing the New Journal of Linguistic Geography (Dennis Preston)

2407 Mason Hall
Dennis Preston will launch the Journal of Linguistic Geography

Start: July 13, 2013 2:00 pm
End: July 13, 2013 4:00 pm
Venue: 2407 Mason Hall
Ann Arbor, MI

The Protection of Linguistic Diversity: Historical, Legal and Sociolinguistic Aspects (Workshop)

2353 Mason Hall

Start: July 13, 2013 9:00 am
End: July 13, 2013 5:00 pm
Venue: 2353 Mason Hall
Ann Arbor
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