Dates: April 26-28, 2018


Venue: Ida Noyes Hall at 1212 East 59th Street.

Program (updated on April 18)

The conference program is available for download.

List of abstracts

The abstracts of all the presentations are available (to be updated) here.

Day 1 (April 26)

Cross-clausal A-dependencies
Invited Speaker: Susi Wurmbrand (UConn & Universität Wien)

Why are you telling me this? Relevance and informativity in language processing
Invited Speaker: Hannah Rohde (The University of Edinburgh)

Parameters of Deísmo in ECM Structures: Evidence from Romance
Lorena Castillo & Ángel J. Gallego

PRO as a Partial Copy A movement based account of Control
Abdul-Razak Sulemana

On Multiple Right- dislocation in Japanese
Toru Ishii

Pseudo wh-copying as wh-slifting
Andreas Pankau

The dual face of dependent case: On Lithuanian genitive of negation
Einar Freyr Sigurðsson & Milena Šereikaite

English deverbal compounds with and without arguments
Gianina Iordachioaia

Pronoun-noun constructions in Malagasy across time and space
Ileana Paul & Lisa Travis

Ergative Absolutive Case Markers in Bitterroot Salish
Ana Alonso

Preference for single events guides perception in Russian: A phoneme restoration study
Jesse Harris & Natasha Korotkova

The Dative Illusion as an Argument for Lexicalist Argument Structure
Michael Wilson

The discourse status of existential implicit arguments: Investigating referent accessibility through sluicing
Ana Besserman & Elsi Kaiser

Quantified Sentences as a Window into Prediction and Priming: An ERP Study
Aniello De Santo, Jon Rawki, Amanda M. Yazdani, & John E. Drury

Contextual, lexical, and structural factors licensing Mention-Some embedded questions
Morgan Moyer & Kristen Syrett

Uncovering bias in Estonian negative polar questions: An experimental study
Thomas Roberts

Beyond Principle C: (Not)-at-issueness and plausibility influence acceptability of coconstrual
Vera Gor & Kristen Syrett

Approaching the pragmatics of exclamations experimentally
Andreas Trotzke

Exceed-comparative languages and the degree abstraction parameter
Emily Clem

Non-subject control of temporal adjuncts
Jeffrey Green

Testing the real-time status of covert movement of wh-operators and QPs in English
Austin Kraft, Jonathon Coltz & Dustin Chacón

Defying Definition: Evidence of a Co-Grammar of Interjections
Naomi Kurtz & Jason Riggle

Equatives Are Not All Equal: A Correlative Analysis of Scalar Equatives in Mandarin
Qiongpeng Luo & Yuzhen Cao

Appearance Reports and the Acquaintance Inference
Rachel Rudolph

Bringing creation predicates and degree achievements together: Evidence from Aymara
Gabriel Martinez Vera

Day 2 (April 27)

Ezafe, Nominalization, and the Structure of PP
Invited Speaker: Richard Larson (Stony Brook University)

What to learn in learning word meanings
Invited Speaker: Valentine Hacquard (University of Maryland)

A longitudinal study of a socially- and geographically-mobile Chicagoan
Lewis Esposito

Grammaticalization and the Root & Category Theory
Hiroaki Saito

The für in was für: historic evidence against was für as wh-modification
Melanie Hobich

Computational Locality and Autosegmental Processes
Jane Chandlee & Adam Jardine

Real Time Status of Semantic Exceptions to the Adjunct Island Constraint
Annika Kohrt & Trey Sorensen, Dustin Chacón

Processing adjunct control: Rapid use of structural information in reference resolution
Jeffrey Green, Michael McCourt, Ellen Lau & Alexander Williams

Licensing SOV in Estonian: A naturalness rating study
Marju Kaps

Asymmetries in voice-mismatched VP-ellipsis
Till Poppels & Andrew Kehler

Belief, Intention, and the Grammar of Persuasion
Thomas Grano

Counting on a verbal dimension: verbal classifiers in Mandarin Chinese
Ang Li

English expletives there and it originate low: Evidence from ellipsis
Danfeng Wu

Excorporation and V-V compound ellipsis in Japanese
Yuta Tatsumi

Past-as-Past in Japanese counterfactuals
Teruyuki Mizuno & Stefan Kaufmann

Suppose Epistemic Contradictions Might Not Be Contradictions
Saúl Fernández González & Jonathan Pesetsky

Sortal versus relational nouns in concealed questions: A pragmatic solution
Hana Möller Kalpak

Paradoxical desires: On counterfactual displacement of German ’wünschen’
Alexander Wimmer

The Neuter Agreement Constraint in Lithuanian
Luke Adamson & Milena Šereikaite

The Gender Features in Spanish-English Code- Switching Contexts
Abel Cruz Flores

Graded Biconditionality and Reasoning
Mingya Liu

Ratios as distributive relations over matching events
Lucia Tovena & Mara Panaitescu

Covert Segregation: Dialect Discrimination in the Housing Market
Kelly E. Wright

Transitive-Intransitive Alternations in Japanese
Anqi Zhang

Day 3 (April 28)

The swamp construction
Invited Speaker: Klaus Abels (University College London)

Semantic Viruses and Multiple Superlatives
Invited Speaker: Marcin Morzycki (Michigan State University)

Verb-Stranding Verb Phrase Ellipsis in Russian: Evidence from Unpronounced Subjects
Rafael Abramovitz

The (un)availability of idiomatic readings in Persian light verb-stranding ellipses
Ryan Walter Smith, Rana Nabors, Roya Kabiri, Simin Karimi & Heidi Harley

Exceptives: An Under-Appreciated Ellipsis Construction
Eric Potsdam

The Syntax of (Non-) reduced Why-Interrogatives
Anissa Zaitsu

Sluicing in Kathmandu Newari: Evidence from the Effect of Island Repairing
Borui Zhang

On sluicing and its kin: Evidence from Egyptian Arabic
Usama Soltan

Towards a Unified Account of Clausal Ellipsis in Turkish: A Non-Movement Analysis
Bilge Palaz

Perspectives under Ellipsis
Rong Yin & Jeremy Hartman

From zero to bigger things: numerality, intensification, and NPI licensing
Sherry Yong Chen

On the morpho-semantic puzzle of superlative modifiers
Yi-Hsun Chen

Expressive modifiers of manner and degree
Rebekah Baglini

Determiner spreading and modification in Kipsigis
Maria Kouneli

Flavors of predicate modification
Vesela Simeonova

Emphatic vs. Exclusive Modification by ‘Single’: A Unified Approach
Peter Alrenga

Listener responses to co-articulation: Solving the “Use it or Lose it” problem
Anne Pycha & Georgia Zellou

Syllable count judgments: relating gestural composition and syllable weight
Anisia Popescu