Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Agreement @ UMass Amherst
October 29th and 30th, 2015
UMass Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
The Department of Linguistics and Psychology is hosting a workshop on agreement in natural language, aimed at bringing together researchers investigating agreement from theoretical and experimental points of view. The goal of this workshop is to promote cross-talk between researchers investigating agreement from grammatical and psycholinguistic perspectives. This workshop will particularly focus on the ways in which linear order can affect agreement processes, as well as the question of how best to model linear order effects on agreement.
The workshop takes place on October 29th and 30th, a very picturesque time to visit Massachusett’s Pioneer Valley! We invite anyone who is interested to attend. Registration is free, but if you would like to attend, please take a moment to RSVP here so that we have an accurate head count.
Contact: Brian Dillon at brian at linguist dot umass dot edu.
|October 29th: Agreement and Linear Order|
|9:00||Opening Remarks: Agreement at the intersection of processing and grammar
Brian Dillon (UMass Amherst)
Julie Franck (Université de Genève)
|11:15||Where can linearity trump hierarchy in syntax?
Andrew Nevins (University College London)
|1:30||Conceptual and temporal factors influencing subject-verb agreement production
Maureen Gillespie (University of New Hampshire)
|2:30||The linearization of agreement morphemes
|4:00||Open Discussion: Linear order and hierarchy in agreement|
|October 30th: Experimental and theoretical approaches to agreement|
|9:00||On agreement and case, redux
Jonathan Bobaljik (UConn)
Jana Willer-Gold (Univeristy Collge London)
|11:15||Understanding variation in conjunct agreement
Martin Walkow (MIT)
|1:30||Closest conjunct agreement in English: A comparison with number attraction
Lap-Ching Keung & Adrian Staub (UMass Amherst)
|2:30||Licensing phi-features: Differential object agreement and the person case constraint
Laura Kalin (UConn)
|4:00||Agreement processing: some steps beyond the feature hierarchy hypothesis
Franceso Vespignani (Università di Trento)