Program



Friday 18th May, Keplerstr. 17, Room 17.52 (5th floor)


8:45-9:15Registration
9:15-9:30Opening Remarks
9:30-10:30 Invited speaker: John Whitman (NINJAL & Cornell University)
The relative clause problem
10:30-11:00 Nilüfer Gültekin Şener (İstanbul Aydın University)
Semantics of reduplicated evidential morphology in Turkish
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 Bjarke Frellesvig and Stephen W Horn and Kerri L Russell (University of Oxford) and Peter Sells (University of York)
Provisional and Conditional clauses in Old Japanese
12:00-12:30 Kenshi Funakoshi (University of Maryland)
Backward control in external possession constructions in Japanese
12:30-13:00 Suguru Mikami (University of Tsukuba)
Two types of long scrambling in Japanese: A/A'-properties and the EPP on T in focus-prominent languages
13:00-14:30Lunch
14:30-15:00 Elif Bamyacı and Barış Kabak (University of Würzburg)
Gradience and change at the morphosyntax-semantics interface: Turkish number agreement and animacy hierarchy
15:00-15:30 Duygu Özge (University of Stuttgart) and Theo Marinis (Reading University) and Deniz Zeyrek (Middle East Technical University)
Online processing of word order variation in Turkish children and adults
15:30-16:00 Lucy Kyoungsook Kim and Elsi Kaiser (University of Southern California)
Asymmetrical effects of topic-marking on discourse processing and memory retention
16:00-16:30Coffee break
16:30-17:00 Serkan Şener (Yeditepe University)
Sluicing without movement
17:00-17:30 İsa Kerem Bayırlı (Boğaziçi University)
V-X or what is it to be a suffix?
17:30-18:00 Aydoğan Yanılmaz (Stony Brook University)
A-not-A questions in Turkish
18:00-18:30 Metin Bağrıaçık (Gent University & University of Patras) and Angela Ralli (University of Patras & Princeton University)
'Construct State Nominals' and 'Phrasal Compounds' in Turkish
19:00-Wine tasting (see below)

Saturday 19th May, Keplerstr. 17, Room 17.17 (1st floor)


9:30-10:00Shinichiro Ishihara (Goethe University, FaM and University of Stuttgart)
Implicit prosody affects syntactic acceptability: The case of long-distance scrambling in Japanese
10:00-10:30Güliz Güneş (University of Groningen)
Prosodic domains and parenthesis: A case study in Turkish
10:30-11:00Vera Gribanova (Stanford University)
Two kinds of it-clefts: evidence from Uzbek
11:00-11:30Coffee break
11:30-12:00 Ryosuke Shibagaki (Nanzan University) and Dolgor Guntsetseg (University of Stuttgart)
Different depictives in Mongolian
12:00-12:30 Cem Bozşahin (Middle East Technical University)
Properties as anaphors
12:30-13:00 Arum Kang (University of Chicago)
Semantics and pragmatics of definiteness in Korean: the case of ku
13:00-14:30Lunch
14:30-15:00 Shigeru Miyagawa (MIT) and Nobuaki Nishioka (Kyushu University) and Hedde Zeijlstra (University of Amsterdam)
Negative dependencies in Japanese
15:00-15:30 Erica Yoon and Junko Shimoyama (McGill University)
Investigation of the scope of negation and quantifiers in Korean
15:30-16:00 Junya Nomura (MIT)
DP-internal movements and the semantics of the floating quantifiers in Japanese
16:00-18:00Poster session (venue to be announced)
18:00-19:00Invited speaker: Sabine Iatridou (MIT)
What I have learned about Turkish
19:30-Conference party

Sunday 20th May, Keplerstr. 17, Room 17.17 (1st floor)


9:30-10:30 Invited speaker: Masatoshi Koizumi (University of Tohoku)
On the preference for subject-object word order in sentence comprehension
10:30-11:00 Beata Moskal (University of Connecticut)
It is elementary my dear Watson!': Labial harmony in Turkic, Tungusic and Mongolian languages
11:00-11:30 Sergei Tatevosov (Lomonosov Moscow State University)
Decomposing event structure: evidence from denominal verbs in Tatar
11:30-12:00Coffee break
12:00-12:30Andrew Joseph and John Whitman (Cornell University)
The diachronic consequences of the RTR analysis of Tungusic vowel harmony
12:30-13:00 Elizabeth Coppock (Heinrich Heine University) and Hyun Jong Hahm (University of Guam) and Stephen Wechsler (University of Texas, Austin)
Turkic plurals and feature bundling
13:00-13:30 Alexander Podobryaev (MIT)
Accusative in Turkic as intermediate dependent case
13:30-14:00Ji Young Shim (CUNY Graduate Center) and Takashi Nakajima (Toyama Prefectural University)
A unified decompositional approach to Japanese and Korean causatives and passives
14:00-14:30Closing remarks


Posters


Naoyuki Akaso (Nagoya Gakuin University) and Tomoko Haraguchi (Nanzan University)
On the agent/theme asymmetry in Japanese nominative/genitive conversion

Duk-Ho An (Konkuk University)
Some thoughts on N'-ellipsis in Korean

Yinji Jin (Yokohama National University) and Hideki Maki (Gifu University)
The genitive subject in the Yanbian variety of Korean: A visual analogue scale analysis

Barış Kahraman (Çanakkale 18 Mart University)
Word order preferences of ditransitives in Turkish

Beste Kamali (Harvard University) and Lena Karvovskaya (University of Potsdam)
Also: parallels between Turkish and Ishkashim

Shin-Sook Kim and Peter Sells (University of York)
NPI Licensing by covertly negative verbs in Korean

Masako Maeda (Kyushu University)
The fine structure of the vP periphery and locative constructions in Japanese and English

Miki Obata (Mie University) and Kang-Hun Park (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)
Case-Markers vs. postpositions: Co-occurrence restrictions on negative sensitive items

Yağmur Sağ (Boğaziçi University/Yıldız Teknik University)
The nominalized complements in two dialects of Turkish: evidence from the copula

Ryosuke Shibagaki (Nanzan University) and Peter Sells (University of York)
Formal conditions on the licensing of true resultatives

Takeru Suzuki (Tokyo Gakugei University)
No place/goal Ps in argument positions in Japanese

Leyla Zidani-Eroğlu (Central Connecticut State University)
Measure phrases and discrete points on scales of gradable predicates


Social Program


17th May, 19:00: Warm-up at Cantina, Schellingstrasse 7, 70174 (see the Venue tab for directions).

18th May, 19:00: Wine tasting at Weinstube Muz (15 Euro contribution).

19th May, 19:30: Conference party at WAFL venue.