Proceedings of IATL 26

Edited by Yehuda N. Falk

This is the proceedings volume for the twenty-sixth 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 (Adobe Acrobat) format. For other papers that were submitted to the conference but not the proceedings, there is a link to the submission abstract in PDF format.

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

Jerusalem, Israel

Table of Contents

Sascha Alexeyenko, University of Osnabrück
Adjectival manner modification and event pluractionality in English

Adriana Belletti, University of Siena
Computing complex derivations: Evidence from relatives, passive and related syntactic structures

Vladimir Borschev, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Elena Paducheva, VINITI RAN, Barbara Partee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Yakov Testelets, Russian State Humanities University & Igor Yanovich, M. I. T.
On semantic bleaching and compositionality: Subtraction or addition? (On the bleaching of “lexical verbs” in Russian negated existential sentences)
[abstract]   [paper]

Anna Chernilovskaya, Utrecht University
Wh-exclamatives and other non-interrogative questions
[abstract]   [paper]

Evan-Gary Cohen, Tel Aviv University
The emergence of UG in the periphery: Vowel harmony in Hebrew loanwords
[abstract]   [paper]

Edit Doron, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, & Geoffrey Khan, University of Cambridge
The debate on ergativity in Neo-Aramaic
[abstract]   [paper]

Shira Farby, Gabi Danon, Joel Walters & Michal Ben Shachar, Bar-Ilan University
The acceptability of resumptive pronouns in Hebrew
[abstract]   [paper]

Roey Gafter, Stanford University
A prominence based account of the Hebrew possessive dative construction

Olga Kagan, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
A scalar approach to Slavic verbal prefixes
[abstract]   [paper]

Olga Kagan, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, & Sascha Alexeyenko, University of Osnabrück
Degree modification in Russian morphology: The case of the suffix -ovat
[abstract]   [paper]

Xu-ping Li, Bar-Ilan University
Counting and measure functions of classifiers in a classifier language

Fabienne Martin, University of Stuttgart
Epistemic modals and past tenses

Ora Matushansky, University of Paris 8
As relatives
[abstract]   [paper]

Dina Orenstein & Yael Greenberg, Bar-Ilan University
The semantics and focus sensitivity of the Hebrew (unstressed) stam
[abstract]   [paper]

Eric Reuland & Yoad Winter, Utrecht University
Binding without identity: Reference by proxy and the functional semantics of pronouns

Susan Rothstein, Bar Ilan University
Counting, measuring and the interpretation of classifier phrases

Andreas van Cranenburgh, Galit W. Sassoon & Raquel Fernández, University of Amsterdam
Invented antonyms: Esperanto as a semantic lab
[abstract]   [paper]

Lavi Wolf, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
An interpersonal approach to predicates of personal taste
[abstract]   [paper]