FASL 15  

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Friday, May 12:
Woodsworth College, 119 St. George Street

8:30 – 9:15 Registration and breakfast
9:15 – 9:30 Opening remarks

Room 126

Syntax: Argument Structure
Chair: Diane Massam, University of Toronto

9:30 – 10:00 Double object construction in Croatian: Argument against APPL0
Martina Gracanin-Yuksek (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
10:00 – 10:30 Nothing wrong with finite T: Non-agreeing accusative impersonal sentences
Luka Szucsich (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
10:30 – 11:00 (A)symmetry and spray-load alternation in Russian
Egor Tsedryk (Concordia University)
11:00 – 11:15 COFFEE BREAK

Room 126

Phonology and Morphophonology
Chair: Keren Rice, University of Toronto

11:15 – 11:45 Distributional gaps in Slavic initial clusters are accidental
Tobias Scheer (Université de Nice)
11:45 – 12:15 The syllable is not a valid constituent: evidence from two Serbo- Croatian language games
Olivier Rizzolo (Université de Nice)
12:15 – 12:45 Polish nickname formation: The case of allomorph selection
Ania Lubowicz, Nathan Go, Nancy Huang, Sara McDonald (University of Southern California)
12:45 – 2:30 WELCOMING LUNCH
St. Vladimir Institute, 620 Spadina Avenue

St. Vladimir Institute

From Woodsworth College (on campus) : Walk south from Woodsworth College toward Robarts Library. Continue turning right at the library, now heading west until you reach Graduate House (which extends slightly over the street). Cross Spadina and turn left. St. Vladimir Institute will be on your right at 620 Spadina Ave.

From other places on campus (as well as the Holiday Inn Midtown and the Howard Johnson Yorkville): Find either Robarts Library or Woodsworth College (see map section) and follow the directions above to St. Vlad's.

From the Planet Traveler's Hostel: Follow the directions to campus in the map section but stop at 620 Spadina.

From public transit (e.g. if you're just arriving into town): Proceed by subway to Spadina Subway Station (marked with an "S" on the map). DO NOT EXIT THE STATION!!! From inside the station, catch any streetcar (they all pass St. Vlad's). Ask the driver to let you off at Graduate House. It's either the first or second stop. Briefly walk south until you reach 620 Spadina Ave.


Room 126

Chair: Stephanie Harves, Pomona College

2:30 – 3:00 LB"E", scrambling and word order in colloquial Russian
Asya Pereltsvaig (Cornell University)
3:00 – 3:30 Parasitic gaps in Russian
Natalia Ivlieva (Moscow State University)
3:30 – 4:00 Postnominal adjectives in Polish: a diachronic perspective
Paweł Rutkowski (Warsaw University/Yale University)
4:00 – 4:15 COFFEE BREAK

Room 126

Chair: Daniel Currie Hall, University of Toronto

4:15 – 4:45 Subjunctive complements to modal verbs in Bulgarian and Macedonian
Valja Werkmann (Universität Leipzig)
4:45 – 5:15 On the grammaticalization of the 'have'-perfect in Slavic
Krzysztof Migdalski (Tilburg University)
5:15 – 5:45 Toward a parametric account of negative concord: Comparing Slavic with Romance
Masakazu Kuno (Harvard University)
5:45 – 6:00 COFFEE BREAK
6:00 – 7:00 PLENARY TALK
Multiple wh- relatives in Slavic
Catherine Rudin (Wayne State College)

Saturday, May 13
Woodsworth College, 119 St. George Street

8:30 – 9:00 Registration and breakfast

SESSION V Room 121

Syntax: Possessives
Chair: John Frederick Bailyn, Stony Brook University

9:00 – 9:30 Possessives within and beyond the NP
Helen Trugman (Holon Academic Institute of Technology)
9:30 – 10:00 Possessive reflexives in Russian
Pavel Grashchenkov (Moscow State University)
Anna Grashchenkova (Russian State University for Humanities)
10:00 – 10:15 COFFEE BREAK


Language Acquisition and Lexical Semantics
Chair: Maria Babyonyshev, Yale University

10:15 – 10:45 L2 Acquisition of the semantics of Russian dative subjects
Ulyana Savchenko (University of Toronto)
10:45 – 11:15 The functional structure of imperative phrase markers: Evidence from adult and child Slovenian imperatives
Dominik Rus (Georgetown University)
On 'phasal’ prefixes
Rok Žaucer (University of Ottawa)
11:45 – 1:30 LUNCH BREAK


Lexical Semantics: Aspect
Chair: Hana Filip, University of Florida

1:30 – 2:00 The prefix and the event: Russian po-
Anton Ivanov (Stanford University)
2:00 – 2:30 Measuring out the event in Polish: More than just the object
Joanna F. Furmanska (University of California, Los Angeles)
2:30 – 3:00 Aspectual properties of Russian idioms
Maria Babyonyshev (Yale University)
Darya Kavitskaya (Yale University)
3:00 – 3:15 COFFEE BREAK

Room 126

Syntax: Clitics
Chair: Gabriela Alboiu, York University

3:15 – 3:45 Why clitics cannot climb out of CP
Jakub Dotlačil (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics)
3:45 – 4:15 Clitic reduplication in Bulgarian: towards a unified account
Olga Arnaudova (La Cité Collégiale/University of Ottawa)
Iliana Krapova (University of Venice)
4:15 – 4:30 COFFEE BREAK

Room 126

Syntax: Clitics
Chair: Olga Arnaudova, La Cité Collégiale/University of Ottawa

4:30 – 5:00 Language change in progress: Clitic position in Serbo-Croatian
Vanessa Shokeir (University of Toronto)
5:00 – 5:30 Micro-variation in clitic-doubling in the Balkan Slavic dialectal continuum
Olga Mišeska Tomić (University of Novi Sad/University of Skopje)
5:30 – 5:45 COFFEE BREAK
5:45 – 6:45 PLENARY TALK
On the clausal and NP structure of Serbo-Croatian and its place in the broader Slavic context

Željko Bošković (University of Connecticut)
7:30 –

Alumni Hall, first floor of the Victoria College building ('Old Vic')
91 Charles St. West (this is on the east side of Queens Park on the UofT campus)



Old Vic Map to Old Vic

Sunday, May 14
Woodsworth College, 119 St. George Street

9:30 – 10:00 Registration and breakfast

Room 126

Syntax and Semantics
Chair: Michael Barrie, University of Toronto

10:00 – 10:30 An anti-intervention effect
Ivona Kučerová (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
10:30 – 11:00 Linear agreement in Slovene conjuncts
Lanko Marušič (Nova Gorica Polytechnic)
Andrew Nevins (Harvard University)
Amanda Saksida (University of Ljubljana)
11:00 – 11:30 A derivational approach to microvariation in Slavic binding
John Frederick Bailyn (Stony Brook University)
11:30 – 11:45 COFFEE BREAK

Room 126

Syntax: Wh-questions
Chair: Catherine Rudin, Wayne State College

11:45 – 12:15 Another look at multiple wh-questions in Czech
Anne Sturgeon (University of California, Santa Cruz)
12:15 – 12:45 (Non) D-Linking at the Macedonian Left Periphery
Slavica Kochovska (Rutgers University)
12:45 – 2:30



ALTERNATE PRESENTATIONS (listed alphabetically by author)

  Asymmetries in Russian multiple sluicing: A purely syntactic account
John F. Bailyn and Tanya Scott (University of Stony Brook)
  A Syntactic Analysis of Russian Prefixed Perfective Verbs
Larissa Nossalik (McGill University)
  Multiple and conjoined wh-words in Czech
Hana Skrabalova (CNRS & Paris 7)
  Jer vowels in Russian prefixes and prepositions
Olga Steriopolo (University of British Columbia)
  Prepositions stranded under sluicing in a language without preposition stranding?
Sandra Stjepanovic (West Virginia University)
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