The last fifteen years have seen the emergence of a number of alternative approaches to structure building in natural languages. Antisymmetry (Kayne 1994), left-to-right top-down merge (Phillips 1996, 2003; Bianchi & Chesi 2006; Guimarães 2002, etc.), sideward movement (Nunes 1995, 2001, 2004; Hornstein and Nunes 2002; Nunes & Uriagereka 2000; Hornstein 2000, among others), multi-dominance structures (see Starke 2001; Svenonius 2006; Citko 2000, 2005; Abels 2004; Gärtner 1997, 2002; Van Riemsdijk 1998, 2001, 2006; Gracanin-Yuksek 2007; Chen-Main 2006), and late insertion of adjuncts (Lebeaux 1988, Stepanov 2001), for instance, have made it possible to find new solutions for old problems. Within this context, the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) will host a two-day conference with the purpose of bringing together different conceptions of the mechanisms by which the syntactic structure of natural languages is built, from the point of view of both merge and move.
Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria (Dpto. de Lingüística y Estudios Vascos) and Vidal Valmala (Dpto. de Filologías Inglesa y Alemana) / (Members of the research group "Hizkuntzalaritza Teorikorako Taldea- HITT/CIT- 07/144-IT-210-07" and the research project FFI2008-04786/Filo )
Deadline for submission of abstracts: September 1st, 2008.
Notification of acceptance will be no later than September 20th, 2008.
The conference will cover part of the travel expenses of accepted speakers (up to 250 euros per speaker approximately).
Submission of Abstracts:
Authors are asked to submit two pdf files with their abstracts, one anonymous and one with the author's name and affiliation, to the following address:
The body of the message should include the title of the paper, name of the author(s), affiliation(s), surface mail address and e-mail address. Abstracts should be no longer than two pages in length (including examples and references), in Times New Roman 12-point type, single line spacing and 2,5 cm. margins. Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author.
Official language of the conference is English.
The organizing committee:
Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria and Vidal Valmala (U. of the Basque Country / HiTT)
Thursday, November 13
Gathering and greetings
Angel Gallego (CLT/UAB - U. of Cambridge)
From L-Syntax to L-Periphery
Abstract (pdf, 37 KB)
Samuel D. Epstein (U. of Michigan), Hisatsugu Kitahara (Keio/U. of Michigan) and T. Daniel Seely (EMU)
Structure Building That Can't Be!
Abstract (pdf, 95 KB)
Powerpoint presentation (ppt, 1,17 MB)
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Thomas Stroik (U. of Missouri-Kansas City), Michael Putnam (Carson-Newman College), and Maria del Carmen Parafita Couto (U. of Bangor)
Flavours of Merge
Abstract (pdf, 82 KB)
Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge U.), Michelle Sheehan (Newcastle U.)
Disharmony, antisymmetry, and the Final -over- Final Constraint: why clauses need nominals
Abstract (pdf, 125 KB)
Handout (pdf, 556 KB)
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Friday, November 14
Miki Obata and Samuel D. Epstein (U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Building (Proper) Improper Movement Structures
Abstract (pdf, 96 KB)
Handout (pdf, 165 KB)
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Roger Martin (Yokohama National U.), Juan Uriagereka (U. of Maryland)
Uniformity and Collapse
Abstract (pdf, 74 KB)
Download the Programme in .pdf format (pdf, 21 KB)
Registration is free.
Fecha de la última modificación: 19/05/2008