Conference: Ellipsis Across Borders Conference 2016

Ellipsis Across Borders Conference 2016, Sarajevo, 20-21 June 2016

Date: 20-June-2016 – 21-June-2016
Location: University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Contact Person: Jana Willer-Gold
Conference email:
Call Deadline: 29-Feb-2016 7-Mar-2016

The Ellipsis Across Borders Conference 2016 will be held on the 20th-21st of June 2016 by the EMSS Project in collaboration with Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Invited Speakers:
Klaus Abels (University College London)
Lyn Frazier (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Jason Merchant (University of Chicago)

For further information, including the call for papers see

Abstract submission deadline (extended): 29th of February, 2016  7th of March, 2016
Late registration deadline: 31st of May, 2016
EAB2015 Conference: 20-21st of June, 2016

Ellipsis is a grammatical phenomenon where a relevant part of the sentence is missing either due to deletion or incompleteness. Ellipsis is instantiated in a wide range of constructions. Ellipsis has become a prominent topic of research. The questions being asked in this area range from the old classic puzzles to groundbreaking work on newly discovered observations. However, comparatively less theoretical or experimental work has been dedicated to cross-linguistic comparison of ellipsis licensing, or to the expansion of diagnostic tests for other phenomena related to ellipsis such as agreement or inter- and intra-speaker variation in ellipsis patterning. Hence, we especially encourage contributions on approaches to language/speaker variation and the typology of ellipsis licensing fed or bled by another syntactic, semantic or phonological operations or constraints and, more specifically, contributions addressing the issue of diagnosing clausal ellipsis as a strategy that yields surface effects described as conjunct agreement. As a particular aim of this conference we wish to cross the borders traditionally bounding research on ellipsis and bring together language scientists conducting both theoretical investigations on ellipsis and related phenomena (e.g. licensing, agreement, feature identity, coordination, extraction, multi-dominance, wh-fronting, P-stranding, RNR, Voice, gender markedness, inverse scope, recoverability, islands) and those studying ellipsis processing experimentally (e.g. grammaticality judgments, elicited production, quantitative corpus investigations, EEG, fMRI, eye-tracking).

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