Proceedings of IATL 23

Edited by Yehuda N. Falk

This is the proceedings volume for the twenty-third annual conference of the Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics. All the papers that were presented at the conference are listed in the Table of Contents. For those papers which were submitted to the proceedings, there are links to short web-page abstracts and to the full papers in PDF format.

The editor would like to thank everyone who submitted a copy of the paper for the proceedings.

Jerusalem, Israel
December 2007

Table of Contents

Galit Adam, The Open University of Israel, and Outi Bat-El, Tel Aviv University
The Trochaic Bias Is Universal: Evidence From Hebrew

Stephen Anderson, Yale University
English Reduced Auxiliaries Really are Simple Clitics
[abstract]   [paper]

Michael Becker, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Role of Markedness in Hebrew Exceptional Plurals

Nora Boneh and Ivy Sichel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Deconstructing Possession
[abstract]   [paper]

Irena Botwinik-Rotem, Tel Aviv University
Accounting for the Comprehension Puzzle of Hebrew Object Relatives
[abstract]   [paper]

Irena Botwinik-Rotem, Tel Aviv University, and Arhonto Terzi, Technological Educational Institute of Patras
Case Licensing and the Structure of Locative Phrases

Gabi Danon, Bar Ilan University
Definiteness Spreading in the Hebrew Construct State: A Feature Sharing Analysis

Edit Doron and Malka Rappaport Hovav, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
On the Uniform Application of Valence Changing Operations
[abstract]   [paper]

Aviad Eilam, University of Pennsylvania
Expletive Negation in Modern Hebrew: Neither Expletive nor Negation

Ion Tudor Giurgea, Université Paris 7, and Elena Soare, Université Paris 8
When are Adjectives Raisers? Tough to Get It
[abstract]   [paper]

Aviah Gvion and Naama Friedmann Tel Aviv University
Is Phonological Working Memory Involved in Sentence Comprehension: The Difference Between Phonological and Semantic Reactivation
[abstract]   [paper]

Olga Kagan, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
On the Semantics of Verbs of Motion in Russian
[abstract]   [paper]

Jean Lowenstamm, Université Paris 7
Merger Parameters of √ with Category Defining Heads–Phonetic Correlates in Yiddish

Aya Meltzer, Tel Aviv University
Adjectival Present Participles: An Aspectual Constraint
[abstract]   [paper]

Ad Neeleman, University College London
Topic/Focus Movement as Comment/Background Marking

Tal Siloni, Tel Aviv University
Lexical and Syntactic Reciprocals: Symmetry and Discontinuity

Vidal Valmala Elguea, University of the Basque Country
The Syntax of Little Things