New Perspectives on Language Creativity:
Composition and Recursion

UQAM, September 25-27, 2011

conference program | poster | abstract booklet printable .pdf

 

 

 

Sunday 25 September

Room D-R200

 

9:00-10:00      Registration

 

10:15-10:30    Anne Rochette, Dean, UQAM
Welcome

 

Creativity

10:30-11:15    Henk van Riemsdijk, Tilburg University

Invited speaker
An Element-theoretical Approach to Cohesion and Repulsion in Syntax

 

11:15-12:00    Anna Maria Di Sciullo, UQAM

                            Language Creativity in Numerals

 

12:00-13:30   Lunch

 

13:30-14:15    Roland Friedrich, Humboldt University Berlin and Max Planck Institute Leipzig

Invited speaker

Neural Correlates of the Semantics of Mathematical Logic

 

14:15-14:30   Break

 

14:30-15:15    Pierre Pica, CNRS Paris

Invited speaker

NUMBER as a test case for the i-language e-language connection

 

15:15-15:30    Break

 

15:30-16:30   Panel

 

19:00                 Music concert

 

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Monday 26 September

Salon orange, Centre Pierre-Péladeau

 

Composition

9:15-10:00      Nirmalangshu Mukherji, University of Delhi

    Invited speaker

    Human Reference

 

10:00-10:30    Wayne Cowart, Dana McDaniel, K. Heather Thompson, Tatiana Romanchishina, University of Southern Maine                 

How to Merge Abruptly, Silently, and Successfully

 

10:30-10:45    Break

 

10:45-11:15    Monica Irimia, University of Toronto

Parallel Merge. Multiple Agree, and Complex Event Formation

 

11:15- 11:45    Alexander Clark, Royal Holloway, University of London

                            A Learnable Version of Set Theoretic Merge

 

12:00-14:00   Lunch

 

Recursion

 

14:15-14:45   Joana Rosselló, Universitat de Barcelona, Txuss Martin, New York University, and Celia Alba, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

                            No Words without Syntax, Nor Syntax without Words

 

14:45-15:00    Break

 

15:00-15:30    Manuel Español-Echevarría, Université Laval

                            On the Recursive Properties of Adjunction

 

15:30-16:00    Ana T. Pérez-Leroux, University of Toronto, Anny P. Castilla, SUNY/Fredonia, Susana Bejar, University of Toronto/Scarborough,  Diane Massam, University of Toronto      

The Acquisition of NP Recursion in English-speaking Children         

 

16:00-17:00   Panel 

 

19:00                 Social Event

 

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Tuesday 27 September

Salon orange, Centre Pierre-Péladeau

 

Formal grammar

9:00-9:45        Edward Stabler, UCLA

                            Invited speaker

                            Creativity at the Interfaces

9:45-10:15      Andreas Trotzke and Markus Bader, Universität Konstanz

                            The Noncentrality of Recursive Self-embedding: Convergent Evidence from Grammar and Performance

 

10:15-10:30    Break

 

10:30-11:00    Scott Carlton Thomas, Alexandria, Virginia

We have a simple memory system (in at least one way) and our language is limited accordingly (in at least a couple of ways)

 

11:00- 12:00   International Network in Biolinguistics Annual Meeting

 

12:15-14:00    Lunch

 

Language impairment

14:00-14:45    Peter Kosta, University of Potsdam, Diego Gabriel Krivochen, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina and Hartmut Peters, Institut für Humangenetik der Charité, Berlin

                            Invited speaker

Delayed Merge in L1 Acquisition as a Problem of Biolinguistics and Molecular Genetics

 

14:45-15:15    Alexandra Motut and Kenji Oda, University of Toronto

"Move over Move": Agree-driven Syntax in an Expanded Search Domain

 

15:15-15:30    Break  

 

 

15:30-16:30    Panel and concluding remarks

 

 

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