Program: IATL 30

Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics: 30th Annual Meeting


October 20-21 2014
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Venue: Deichmann Building (18), Sarah Tadmor Hall

Monday October 20

10:00-10:30 Registration and Coffee
10:30-10:50 Welcoming remarks
10:50-11:50 Invited Speaker: Ora Matushansky
CNRS/Université Paris-8 and UiL OTS/Utrecht University
Against PredP
11:50-12:10 Coffee break
12:10-12:50 Claudia Maienborn & Johanna Herdtfelder
Universität Tübingen
Causal modification of adjectival predicates: Combinatorics and interpretation
12:50-13:30 Yoad Winter
Utrecht University
The intersectivity of distal PP modifiers
13:30-14:40 Lunch
14:40-15:20 Lior Laks
Bar Ilan University
The cost of change: Plural formation of loan words in Arabic
15:20-16:00 Jean Lowenstamm
Université Paris-Diderot
German umlaut, compositionality, and non-compositionality
16:00-16:20 Coffee break
16:20-17:00 Lavi Wolf
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
It’s probably certain
17:00-17:40 Edit Doron and Aynat Rubinstein
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Varieties of alternative unconditionals
18:30 Dinner

Tuesday October 21

10:30-11:30 Invited Speaker: Rajesh Bhatt
UMass Amherst
Polar Questions and Disjunction: clues from Hindi-Urdu `kyaa'
11:30-11:50 Coffee break
11:50-12:30 Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal and Nora Boneh
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Non-core datives in Modern Hebrew
12:30-13:10 Aya Meltzer-Asscher, Jennifer Mack, Elena Barbieri & Cynthia K. Thompson
Tel Aviv University and Northwestern University
How the brain processes argument structure: Evidence from fMRI
13:10-13:30 Business Meeting
13:30-14:40 Lunch
14:40-14:50 Celebrating 30 years of IATL
14:50-15:30 Björn Köhnlein
Leiden University
Distinctive tone is not always lexical tone: A foot-based analysis of the tone accent contrast in Stockholm Swedish
15:30-16:10 Noam Faust
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The effect of a null pronoun on morpho-phonology: Demonyms in Modern Hebrew
16:10-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:10 Svetlana Dachkovsky
University of Haifa
Grammaticalization of facial intonation: The case of squint in ISL relative clauses
17:10-17:50 Olga Kagan and Lavi Wolf
Ben Gurion University of the Negev and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Gradability versus modality: Almost in English and Russian