Program: IATL 31

Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics: 31st Annual Meeting

October 13-14, 2015
Bar Ilan University, Israel

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

9:00-9:30 Registration and coffee
9:30-9:50 Greetings
9:50-10:50 Invited speaker: Malte Zimmermann
Universität Potsdam
Scalar Particles and the analysis of Contrastive Topics: A cross-linguistic investigation of English and Vietnamese
10:50-11:30 Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal and Nora Boneh
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Modern Hebrew discursive datives
11:30-11:50 Coffee
11:50-12:30 Ariel Cohen and Irit Meir
Ben Gurion University of the Negev and University of Haifa
Function variables in metaphoric interpretation: Evidence from iconicity in sign languages
12:30-13:10 Svetlana Dachkovsky, Jana Hosemann, Markus Steinbach and Wendy Sandler
University of Haifa and Universität Göttingen
Signers' perception of conditional intonation: A comparative study of Israeli Sign Language and German Sign Language
13:10-14:50 Lunch
14:50-15:30 Avivit Ben-David and Outi Bat-El
Tel Aviv University
Stressed and final syllables in language acquisition: Which is stronger?
15:30-16:10 Noam Faust
Hebrew University of Jerusalem & Université Paris 8
Guttural ghosts
16:10-16:30 Coffee
16:30-17:10 Andreas Trotzke and Stefano Quaglia
Universität Konstanz
Topicalization patterns in expressive particle verbs: Comparative evidence from German and Italian
17:10-17:50 Hedde Zeijlstra
Universität Göttingen
Explaining FOFC without the LCA
19:15 Conference dinner

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

9:30-10:30 Invited speaker: Donka Farkas
University of California, Santa Cruz
Assertions, polar questions, and the land in-between
10:30-10:50 Coffee
Thematic Session: Experimental and corpus-based research in theoretical linguistics
10:50-11:30 Maayan Keshev and Aya Meltzer-Asscher
Tel Aviv University
Implications of grammatical resumption for the online processing of Hebrew islands
11:30-12:10 Saskia Ottschofski
Universität Tübingen
The acquisition of pronouns in English: Evidence for a uniform semantics of pronouns, indexicals and the definite determiner
12:10-12:30 Business Meeting
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Thematic Session (cont.)
14:00-14:40 Daphna Heller and Boaz Ben David
University of Toronto and Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
Morphological activation during spoken word recognition: Beyond sound and meaning?
14:40-15:20 Noga Balaban, Petra Schulz and Naama Friedmann
Tel Aviv University and Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
What triggers exhaustivitiy in answers to wh-questions? Evidence from TOM impairment after right hemisphere damage
15:20-15:40 Coffee
15:40-16:20 Yael Greenberg
Bar Ilan University
The scale of (overt) even: Problems and solutions
16:20-17:00 Hadas Kotek
McGill University
On the semantics of wh-questions
17:00-17:20 Coffee
17:20-18:00 Stephanie Solt
ZAS Berlin
Granularity and weak disjunctions


Alexander Grosu and Ion Giurgea
Tel Aviv University and The Institute of Linguistics of the Romanian Academy
The smoking gun: The Romanian connection
Vera Hohaus and Andreas Konietzko
Universität Tübingen
VP-proforms and Logical Form: The perspective from English and German
Lior Laks, Evan-Gary Cohen and Stav Azulay
Bar Ilan University and Tel Aviv University
Paradigm uniformity and the locus of derivation: The case of Hebrew vowel epenthesis
Lucia Tovena and Xiaoqian Zhang
Université Paris 7
A pragmatically enriched temporal relation

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The conference is supported by: The office of the Vice-President of Research, Bar-Ilan University; The Rector’s office, Bar-Ilan University; The Lechter Institute for Literary Research; The Lewis Family Foundation for International Conferences in the Humanities; and The Faculty of Humanities, Bar-Ilan University.