The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics

26th Annual Meeting

October 5-6, 2010
Beck Auditorium
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan


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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

9:00-9:50   Registration and coffee
9:50-10:00   Welcoming remarks
      Prof. Joel Walters (Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Bar Ilan University)
10:00-11:00   ~Invited Speaker~
    Barbara Partee
      University of Massachusetts at Amherst
      On semantic bleaching and compositionality: Subtraction or addition? On the bleaching of "lexical verbs" in Russian negated existential sentences
11:00-11:20   Coffee break
11:20-12:00   Anna Chernilovskaya
      Utrecht University
      Wh-exclamatives and other non-interrogative questions
12:00-12:40   Olga Kagan
      Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
      A scalar approach to Slavic verbal prefixes
12:40-14:00   Lunch
14:00-14:40   Roey Gafter
      Stanford University
      A prominence based account of the Hebrew possessive dative construction
14:40-15:20   Edit Doron
      The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Geoffrey Khan
      University of Cambridge
      The debate on ergativity in Neo-Aramaic
15:20-16:00   Ora Matushansky
      University of Paris 8
      As relatives
16:00-16:20   Coffee break
16:20-17:00   Fabienne Martin
      University of Stuttgart
      Epistemic modals and past tenses
17:00-17:40   Eric Reuland & Yoad Winter
      Utrecht University
      Binding without identity: Reference by proxy and the functional semantics of pronouns
19:30   Dinner in Tel Aviv (details TBA at the conference)

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

9:15-10:00   Coffee
10:00-11:00   ~Invited Speaker~
    Adriana Belletti
      University of Siena
      Computing complex derivations: Evidence from relatives, passive and related syntactic structures
11:00-11:20   Coffee break
11:20-12:00   Shira Farby, Joel Walters, Gabi Danon & Michal Ben Shachar
      Bar-Ilan University
      The acceptability of resumptive pronouns in Hebrew
12:00-12:40   Evan-Gary Cohen
      Tel Aviv University
      The emergence of UG in the periphery: Vowel harmony in Hebrew loanwords
12:40-13:30   Lunch
13:30-14:00   Business Meeting
14:00-14:40   Andreas van Cranenburgh, Galit W. Sassoon & Raquel Fernandez
      University of Amsterdam
      Invented Antonyms: Esperanto as a semantic lab
14:40-15:20   Lavi Wolf
      Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
      An interpersonal approach to predicates of personal taste
15:20-16:00   Olga Kagan
      Ben Gurion University of the Negev
    Sascha Alexejenko
      University of Osnabrück
      Degree modification in Russian morphology: the case of the suffix -ovat
16:00-16:20   Coffee break
16:20-17:00   Dina Orenstein & Yael Greenberg
      Bar-Ilan University
      The semantics and focus sensitivity of the Hebrew (unstressed) stam
17:00-17:40   Susan Rothstein
      Bar Ilan University
      Counting, measuring and the interpretation of classifier phrases


Sascha Alexejenko
  University of Osnabrück
  Adjectival manner modification and event pluractionality in English
Xu-ping Li
  Bar-Ilan University
  Counting and measure functions of classifiers in a classifier language

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

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