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Preliminary Program of Consortium for Linguistics
December 14-17, 2007

December 14 (Friday)

18:00~20:00 Reception

December 15 (Saturday)

08:30~09:00 Registration

09:00~09:10

Feng-Fu Tsao

Welcoming Speech

Session 1                                                           Chair: Feng-Fu Tsao

09:10~09:55

Chinfa Lien
(National Tsing Hua University)

How to Form How and Why: A Case Study on Some Question Words in Earlier Southern Min Texts

09:55~10:40

Chi-Ming Liu
(National Tsing Hua University)

Degree Modification of Adjectives in Mandarin Chinese

10:40~10:55

Coffee Break

Session 2                                                           Chair: Miao-Ling Hsieh

10:55~11:40

Ian Roberts
(University of Cambridge)

Argument-structure Alternations Fall out from the Theory of Movement

11:40~12:25

Dimitris Michelioudakis
(University of Cambridge)

The Person-Case Constraint and the features of double objects in Greek and Romance

12:25~14:00

Lunch / Poster

Session 3                                                           Chair: Jen Ting

14:00~14:45

Tzong-Hong Jonah Lin
(National Tsing Hua University)

Parametrizing Complementation

14:45~15:30

Yasuki Ueda & Tomoko Haraguchi
(Nanzan University)

Plurality in Japanese and Chinese

15:30~15:45

Coffee Break

Session 4                                                           Chair: Ting-Chi Tang

15:45~16:30

Liching Chiu
(National Tsing Hua University)

Focus Licensed Remnant & Repair of Movement Constraint by Remerger

16:30~17:30

Special Panel:
Formal Syntax & Semantics in Taiwan – Past, Present, and Future

December 16 (Sunday)

09:00~09:10 Panel on "Left Periphery vs. vP Periphery"

Session 1                                                           Chair: Jo-Wang Lin

09:10~09:55

Adriana Belletti
(University of Siena)

Active Peripheries:
Uses of the vP Periphery

09:55~10:40

K. A. Jayaseelan
(University of Hyderabad)

Remarks on the Two Peripheries

10:40~10:55

Coffee Break

Session 2                                                           Chair: Niina Zhang

10:55~11:40

Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai
(National Tsing Hua University)

Ins and Outs: Evidence from Adverbials, Applicatives, Light Verbs, and Object Fronting in Chinese

11:40~12:25

Tomohiro Fujii
(Nanzan University)

The Role of Higher Functional Heads in the Person Restriction in Japanese

12:25~14:00

Lunch / Poster

Session 3                                                           Chair: Li-May Sung

14:00~14:45

Mamoru Saito &
Kensuke Takita
(Nanzan University)

Three Ways to Get to the vP Edge

14:45~15:30

Mythili Menon
(University of Hyderabad)

Encoding Definiteness: Definiteness Effects and Alternatives

15:30~15:45

Coffee Break

Session 4                                                           Chair: James Huang

15:45~16:30

Luigi Rizzi
(University of Siena)

On Delimiting Movement

16:30~17:30

General Discussion

December 17 (Monday)

09:00~09:10

Panel on "Universality and Variability in Early Child Grammar:
Chinese, English, Italian and Japanese"

Session 1                                                           Chair: Susan Fischer

09:10~09:55

Thomas Hun-Tak Lee
(The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Nominal structure in Child Mandarin and Child Cantonese'

09:55~10:40

Yi-Ching Su
(National Tsing Hua University)

Word Order Variation and Children’s Processing of Relative Construction

10:40~10:55

Coffee Break

Session 2                                                           Chair: William Snyder

10:55~11:40

Keiko Murasugi
(Nanzan University)

Null Functional Head Hypothesis for Language Acquisition

11:40~12:25

Koichi Otaki              
(University of Connecticut)

A Note on Children's Acquisition of Comparative Morphology in English

12:25~14:00

Lunch

Session 3                                                           Chair: Masatake Arimoto

14:00~14:45

Ida Ferrari
(University of Siena)

Notes on the Acquisition of D in Italian

14:45~15:30

Chisato Fuji
(Nanzan University)

Aspect in Early Child Japanese: Evidence for Null Functional Head Hypothesis

15:30~15:45

Coffee Break

Session 4                                                           Chair: Keiko Murasugi

15:45~16:30

William Snyder                  
(University of Connecticut)

Children's Passives: The Role of Minimality

16:30~17:30

General Discussion

18:30~20:30

Banquet

December 18 (Tuesday)

08:00~20:00 Excursion

Poster Presentations

December 15 (Saturday)

1 Xin-Xian Yu
(National Tsing Hua University)

Ambiguities of adverbs in Mandarin Chinese

2

Chao-Lin Li 
(National Tsing Hua University) 

Lexical Prefixes in Saaroa and Their Structural Implications

3

Cheng-Yu Edwin Tsai
(National Tsing Hua University)

Some Observations on the Wh-constructions in Saisiyat

4

Xiao-You Kevin Huang
(National Tsing Hua University)

Initialness of Sentence-final Particles in Mandarin Chinese

5

Irene Franco
(University of Siena)

Towards a Cartography of V2 in Germanic languages

December 16 (Sunday)

6 Cheng-Chieh Su
(National Tsing Hua University)

A Diachronic Account of Kam2 (敢) in Taiwanese Southern Min

7

Chun Chang
(National Tsing Hua University)

A Constructional Idiom: The Pluractionality of “V-Lai-V-Khi” in Taiwanese

8

Hui-Yu Huang
(National Chiao Tung University)

On the Ambiguity in the Affirmative/Negative "V u/bo NP" Construction in Taiwanese Southern Min

9

Heng-Ming Huang
(National Tsing Hua University)

The V-xia-lai Construction in Mandarin Chinese: Explore Its Syntax and Semantics

10

Chun-Ming Wu
(National Tsing Hua University)

The Syntax of Adverbial Modification in Mayrinax Atayal

 

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