Proceedings of IATL 21

Edited by Yehuda N. Falk

This is the proceedings volume for the twenty-first 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 2005

Table of Contents

Sharon Armon-Lotem, Bar-Ilan University
Subject-object asymmetry and specificity effects in children’s comprehension of sentences containing logical words

Norah Boneh, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
A third viewpoint aspect in Syrian Arabic

Pavel Braginsky and Susan Rothstein, Bar-Ilan University
Imperfective accomplishments in Russian The ‘bit-by-bit’ modification
[abstract]   [paper]

Henriëtte de Swart, Utrecht University, Yoad Winter, The Technion, and Joost Zwarts, Radboud University Nijmegen/Utrecht University
Syntax and semantics in the interpretation of Dutch predicate nominals

Aviya Hacohen, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
The psychological reality of the telic/atelic distinction: Evidence from adult and child Hebrew
[abstract]   [paper]

Olga Kagan, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Genitive Case: A Modal Account
[abstract]   [paper]

Malka Rappaport-Hovav, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Beth Levin, Stanford University
Not all dative verbs are created equal

Mori Rimon, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Sentiment classification: Linguistic and non-linguistic issues
[abstract]   [paper]

Lisa Rochman, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
The phonology of floating quantifier placement
[abstract]   [paper]

Galit W. Sassoon, Tel Aviv University
Typicality: An improved semantic analysis
[abstract]   [paper]

Khalil Sima’an, University of Amsterdam
Between Computational Linguistics and computation for Linguistics

Takashi Toyoshima, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Preemptive move toward elimination of lexical subarray: Dynamic economy
[abstract]   [paper]

Joost Zwarts, Radboud University Nijmegen/Utrecht University
The case of prepositions