Spring 2017

All talks are from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in room 32-155. For further information, please contact Erin or Nick. This schedule is subject to change; please check back for changes.

February 10, 2017
  • Colloquium: Gaja Jarosz (UMass Amherst): Cancelled

    February 10, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    location: 32-155

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February 24, 2017
  • Colloquium: Rachel Walker (USC)

    February 24, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    location: 32-155

    Temporal Structure in Phonology

    In phonological structure, the segment root node is classically the locus of temporal organization for sub-segmental units, such as features, governing their sequencing and overlap (e.g. Clements 1985, Sagey 1986). Segment root nodes also classically mediate hierarchically between moras and sub-segmental elements, and by structurally identifying segments, roots figure in the calculation of weight-by-position, where coda consonants are assigned a mora (Hayes 1989). In this talk, I discuss evidence from phonotactic patterns that motivate an enriched representation of temporal relations, where coordination is represented directly among sub-segmental elements. Weight-by-position is also calculated over this sub-segmental…

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March 3, 2017
  • Colloquium: Vera Gribanova (Stanford)

    March 3, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    location: 32-155

    Title: Head movement, ellipsis, and identity

    In this talk I examine paradigms of crosslinguistic variation concerning the the verbal identity condition in verb-stranding ellipsis, building on a recent proposal about the mechanisms that yield head movement configurations (Harizanov and Gribanova, 2017).

    When phrasal material is extracted from ellipsis sites (e.g. in sluicing), violations of lexical identity of the extracted material are permitted under focus of that material (Schuyler, 2001; Merchant, 2001). This is usually attributed to the licensing condition on ellipsis (Rooth 1992, Heim 1997, Merchant 2001), which takes distinct variables inside the ellipsis domain and its antecedent to be…

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March 24, 2017
  • Cleo Condoravdi (Stanford): Third Annual Joint Ling/Phil Colloquium

    March 24, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Title: Conditional imperatives

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April 7, 2017
  • Colloquium: Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero (University of Manchester)

    April 7, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    location: 32-155

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April 28, 2017
  • Colloquium: Jonathan Bobaljik (University of Connecticut)

    April 28, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    location: 32-155

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May 5, 2017
  • Colloquium: Jon Gajewski (University of Connecticut)

    May 5, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    location: 32-155

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May 12, 2017
  • Colloquium: Rajesh Bhatt (UMass Amherst)

    May 12, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    location: 32-155

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