the conference will take place in the teather hall of the Nova Gorica High School, located in the very center of Nova Gorica. The address is: Rejčeva 1b. You can see the location on this map of Nova Gorica or on one of the following web sites, Google maps, or Geopedia.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

19:00 Early registration/Welcome/Drinks

Friday, January 16, 2009
08:30 Registration
09:10 Opening Remarks: TBA
Invited Speaker: Paul Hirschbühler (University of Ottawa)
Explorations in the world of locative alternation
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
Session I Syntax chair: Dragana Surkalović (U of Tromsø)
Marijke De Belder (CRISSP HUBrussel & Utrecht University) On the Syntax of Titles
Julie Fadlon (Tel Aviv University) The Psychological Reality of Hidden Lexical Entries: Evidence from Hebrew
Ankelien Schippers (University of Groningen) Spelling out intermediate copies
Session II Semantics chair: Sašo Živanović (U of Ljubljana)
Luka Crnič (MIT) Accommodating Collectivity
Dafina Ratiu (LLING Nantes) Coordintated Questions vs. Matching Questions in Romanian
15:20-15:35 Coffee Break

Session III Syntax chair: Bert Le Bruyn (Utrecht U)
Eefje Boef (Meertens Instituut) Long-Distance Relativization in Varieties of Dutch
Tanja Temmerman (Leiden University) (Embedded) Left Dislocation, Reconstruction and Operator Movement in Sounthern Dutch
Jorie Koster-Moeller (Pomona College)
17:35 End of the first day activities

Saturday, January 17, 2009
09:00 Coffee
Session IV
Syntax/Semantics chair: Camelia Constantinescu (Leiden U)
Mailin Ines Antomo (J.W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Interpreting Embedded Verb Second in German Adverbial Clauses
Gianina Iordachioaia (Universität Stuttgart & Universität Tübingen) Negative concord as resumption of negative quantifiers
10:50-11:05 Coffee Break
Session V Syntax chair: Penka Stateva (U Nova Gorica)
Susana Huidobro (Stony Brook University & University of the Basque Country) Datives: what Galician and Spanish can tell us
Txuss Martín (New York University) Deconstructing Dative Clitics
Session VI Phonology chair: Jonathan Kaye (U of Nova Gorica & U of Ljubjana)
Dániel Szeredi (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) Possible Theoretical Relevance of Subphonemic Vowel Reduction in Hungarian
Noam Faust & Nicola Lampitelli (Université Paris 7) How vowels point to syntactic structure: evidence from Hebrew and Italian
15:05-15:20 Coffee Break
Session VII Syntax chair: Vrinda Chindabaram (Princeton U)
Susannah Kirby (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) A-chains, Arguments, and Maturation in Child Passives
Stefan Keine (Universität Leipzig) Constraining Impoverishment by Markedness Scales
Víctor Acedo Matellán (Universitat de Barcelona) Adjectival Resultatives Cross-linguistically: a Morphophonological Account
17:20-17:35 Coffee Break
Invited Speaker: John Harris (University College London)
The phonology of being understood
19:00 Reception/Party

Sunday, January 18, 2009
09:00-9:30 Coffee
Session VIII Syntax chair: Artur Stepanov (U Nova Gorica)
Anne Kjeldahl (University of Aarhus & University of Konstanz) Verbal Copying as a Restructuring Effect
Doreen Georgi (Universität Leipzig) Codependencies in Argument Encoding
10:50-11:00 Coffee Break
Session IX Syntax chair: Tatjana Marvin (U of Ljubljana)
Yuko Asada (Sophia University, Tokio) Against the Complex Predicate Analysis of Secondary Predication
Mina Sugimura (McGill University) Root vs. n: A Study of Japanese Light Verb Construction and Its Implications for Nominal Architecture
12:20-12:30 Coffee Break
Invited Speaker: Richard K. Larson (Stony Brook University)
The Nature of "Attributive Markers"
13:30 Conference Ends