Displacements have occupied a central role in the development of syntactic theorizing since the outset of Generative Grammar. They are taken as clear exponents of context-sensitive operations that take place in local domains. However, it is well established that some of these operations cannot take place in certain environments which are usually termed 'islands' after Ross (1967) (e.g Complex NP Constraint, the Wh-island, Negative islands, Adjunct islands, Coordinate Structure Constraints). Over the years, there have been a wide range of accounts for the nature and source of the various island effects (for an overview cf. Goodluck & Rochmont 1992, Szabolcsi 2006, Boeckx 2007), with debates concerning the role of syntactic locality constraints (cf. Chomsky 1986, Rizzi 1990, Starke 2001), information structure (cf. Erteshik-Shir 1973), language processing (cf. Kluender 1998, Phillips 2006) or semantic factors (cf. Szabolcsi & Zwarts 1993, Abrusan 2007). Although there is no consensus emerging from these studies, it has become clear that the classical 'bounding node'/'barrier' type of explanation has to be revised and reanalyzed taking into account the latest trends in generative grammar (specially, phase-based computations, multidominance structures, etc.). Thus, some of the questions that we would like to address in this workshop are the following ones:
We would like this workshop to provide a meeting point and a forum for open discussion for all researchers working on new trends to explain the nature and effects of islands.
Abstracts must be anonymous, in .pdf format, and should be no longer than two pages in length (including examples and references), in a 12-point font, single line spacing and 2,5 cm. margins. Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author. Deadline for abstract submission: June 27, 2011
Deadline for abstract submission: June 27, 2011 Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2011 Conference dates: November 16-18, 2011
15:00 – 15:15
16:15 – 16:55
Marc Richards (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
No Phase is an Island(?): On the Deletability of Edge Features and the Derivational Dynamics of CED Effects.
Abstract (pdf, 144 KB)
16:55 – 17:15
17:55 – 18:35
Vassilios Spyropoulos & Nikolaos Stamatogianis (U. of Athens)
Sub-extraction from subjects in Greek: Things that you can think and you can say.
Abstract (pdf, 141 KB)
Handout (pdf, 311 KB)
11:40 – 12:00
12:40 – 13:20
Cristiano Chesi (U. of Siena; ISCTE, Lisbon) & Valentina Bianchi (U. of Siena)
Islands violations as unresolved thematically-driven dependencies.
Abstract (pdf, 94.6KB)
13:20 – 15:00
15:00 – 15:40
David Medeiros (U. of Michigan)
The status of wh-islands in Japanese: Evidence from a reaction time paradigm.
Abstract (pdf, 139 KB)
16:20 – 16:50
17:30 – 18:10
Akira Omaki (Johns Hopkins University) & Chizuru Nakao (Daito Bunka University)
Acceptability asymmetry and interpretive symmetry between subject and object resumptive pronouns in English.
Abstract (pdf, 108 KB)
10:00 – 11:00
Invited speaker: Cedric Boeckx (ICREA/U. Autònoma de Barcelona)
The character of island conditions: Thoughts inspired by contemporary linguistic theory.
Abstract (pdf, 31 KB)
Handout (pdf, 161 KB)
11:00 – 11:40
James Griffiths (Groningen University) & Aniko Liptak (LUCL, Leiden University)
Contrastivity in island repair: an argument for parallelism.
Abstract (pdf, 105 KB)
11:40 – 12:00
12:40 – 13:20
Andrés Saab (U. Nacional del Comahue / Leiden University) & Pablo Zdrojewski (U. of Buenos Aires)
Anti-repair effects under ellipsis: diagnosing (post)-syntactic clitics in Spanish.
Abstract (pdf, 22 KB)
Handout (pdf, 110 KB)
14:00 - 14:10
Jean Crawford (U. of Connecticut)
Using Syntactic Satiation to Investigate Subject Islands.
Abstract (pdf, 92 KB)
Gradu Aretoa (ground floor)
Faculty of Letters
Unibertsitateko Ibilbidea 5
The conference will take place at the FACULTY OF LETTERS, Paseo de la Universidad 5/Unibertsitateko Ibilbidea 5, Vitoria-Gasteiz 01006 (the red bubble below locates the faculty on a map).
Here we provide information about three hotels which are very conveniently located because they are in the town centre and very close to the university, but of course there are many others.
NH Canciller Ayala (****) in the centre, five minute walk to the university. Probably the best alternative. In this case we have negotiated special rates with Travelair, one of the the travel agencies which serve the university:
If you want to book in NH Canciller Ayala send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org specifying that you are attending ISLANDS2011.
Hotel Dato (budget but does not include breakfast) www.hoteldato.com a bit kitsch but very conveniently located: in the centre of Vitoria-Gasteiz and very close to the university (10 minute walk).
Hotel Iradier (budjet) also in the centre, five minute walk to the University.
To register, send a message to email@example.com providing information about your name and affiliation.
There is no conference fee.
Fecha de la última modificación: 27/04/2011