• Friday talk sessions will be held at the Radisson Blu SAGA Hotel, in rooms Katla I and Katla II. The poster session will be at the University of Iceland’s Háskólatorg building.
  • All Saturday and Sunday sessions will be held at the University of Iceland’s Háskólatorg building. The talks will be given in rooms 102 and 103.
  • The Saturday reception will be in the building Veröld and the party following that in the Student Cellar bar (Icelandic: Stúdentakjallarinn).
  • Here is an annotated Google map of the important locations.

Friday, October 27

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Opening remarks
9:15-10:15 Invited talk:

Angelika Kratzer
Deconstructing Information Structure
(joint work with Lisa Selkirk)


Room: Katla II
Introduction by Matthew Whelpton

10:15-10:45 Break
Session A1
Room: Katla II
Chair: Dianne Jonas
Session B1
Room: Katla I
Chair: Eva Zimmermann
10:45-11:15 Boris Harizanov and Line Mikkelsen
Resumption and Cyclic Chain Reduction in Danish VP Left Dislocation
Ezer Rasin, Iddo Berger, Nur Lan and Roni Katzir
Rule-based learning of phonological optionality and opacity
11:15-11:45 Barbara Citko and Martina Gračanin-Yuksek
Structural Syncretism and the Binarity Constraint on Merge
Ludger Paschen
Anti-cyclic mutation in Stratal Containment
11:45-13:15 Poster session and lunch (sandwiches provided)

Location: Blue wall at lowest floor of the Háskólatorg building (next to the circular slope from the 2nd floor).

Artemis Alexiadou and Terje Lohndal
The typology of V2: Evidence from heritage languages and urban vernaculars

Michael Barrie and Moonhyun Sung
Dissecting Inchoatives and Causatives

Gasper Begus
A Maximum Entropy Model of Phonological Typology

Bronwyn M. Bjorkman and Sali A. Tagliamonte
What CAN can and can’t do

Yi-Hsun Chen
Toward a unified account of superlative modifiers

Elizabeth Cowper and Daniel Currie Hall
Contrastive hierarchies and the formal representation of person

Imke Driemel
Person Mismatch Agreement

Ksenia Ershova
High Absolutive in West Circassian: Evidence from Parasitic Gaps

Ángel J. Gallego and Maria Bañeras
Case Assignment and Incorporation in Spanish Impersonal Passives

Daniel Goodhue

A minimal theory of verum focus and context dependent bias in questions.


Yael Greenberg and Lavi Wolf
Gradable assertion speech acts

Laura Grestenberger
“Low passives” and the inchoative-to-passive reanalysis in Greek and Sanskrit

Tamás Halm
The Semantics of Weak Imperatives Revisited: Evidence from Free-Choice Item Licensing
(Handout – Poster)

Martina Martinović
Pseudoclefts are a source of sluicing and fragments in Wolof

Eric Potsdam
Exceptives and ellipsis

Ezer Rasin and Roni Katzir
Learning abstract URs from distributional evidence

Michelle Sheehan and Sonia Cyrino
Why do some ECM verbs resist passivisation? A phase-based explanation

Session A2: Special session: The typology of case
Room: Katla II
Chair: Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson
Session B2
Room: Katla I
Chair: Mingming Liu
13:15-13:45 Coppe van Urk
Object licensing in Fijian and the role of adjacency
E Jamieson
“Negation” and CHECK moves in the Shetland dialect of Scots
13:45-14:15 Rebecca Tollan
The role of the absolutive object in agreement and displacement
Jon Ander Mendia
Emphatic Relatives as Answered Questions
14:15-14:45 Livia Camargo Souza and Rafael Nonato
Switch-reference as a new diagnostic for morphological person-based split ergativity
Bernhard Schwarz
On the locus of question exhaustification
14:45-15:15 Break
Session A3: Special session: The typology of case
Room: Katla II
Chair: Ingunn Hreinberg Indriðadóttir
Session B3
Room: Katla I
Chair: Virginia Dawson
15:15-15:45 Omer Preminger
No case for agreement (as a causer of case)
Stephanie Solt
Approximators as a case study of attenuating polarity items
15:45-16:15 Elena Anagnostopoulou and Christina Sevdali
From Lexical to Dependent: the Case of the Greek Dative
Diti Bhadra, Haoze Li and Jess Law
Questioning speech acts
16:15-16:45 Tingchun Chen
Successive-cyclic case assignment in Amis: evidence from case-stacking
Aaron Steven White and Kyle Rawlins
The role of veridicality and factivity in clause selection
16:45-17:15 Break
Session A4: Special session: The typology of case
Room: Katla II
Chair: Richard Compton
Session B4
Room: Katla I
Chair: Dorothy Ahn
17:15-17:45 Cherlon Ussery
Inversion as Rightward-Dative Shift in Icelandic Ditransitives
WooJin Chung
Obligation as Counterfactual Reasoning: A Solution to Zvolenszky’s Puzzle
17:45-18:15 Jim Wood and Matthew Barros
Case (mis)matching in fragment answers
Nadine Theiler
The Precondition Particle: A Unified Analysis of German ‘denn’


Saturday, October 28

8:30-9:00 Registration
Session A5
Room: HT-102
Chair: Einar Freyr Sigurðsson
Session B5
Room: HT-103
Chair: Kristján Árnason
9:00-9:30 Julie Anne Legate and Faruk Akkuş
Turkish Passive Impersonals
Gasper Begus and Aleksei Nazarov
Gradient Trends against Phonetic Naturalness: The Case of Tarma Quechua
9:30-10:00 Marcel Pitteroff and Florian Schäfer
Implicit control and impersonal passives
Shin-Ichiro Sano
Minimal Pairs and Hyperarticulation of Singleton and Geminate Consonants as Enhancement of Lexical/Pragmatic Contrasts
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Invited talk:

Nicole Dehé
The prosody of rhetorical questions

Room: HT-102
Introduction by Gunnar Ólafur Hansson

11:30-13:00 Poster session and lunch (sandwiches provided)

Location: Blue wall at lowest floor of the Háskólatorg building (next to the circular slope from the 2nd floor).

Athulya Aravind and Kristen Syrett
Investigating Context Sensitivity and Vagueness in Nominals in Child and Adult Language

Diti Bhadra
Evidentials come in two shapes

Richard Compton
Agree on C: case and agreement at the left-periphery in Inuktitut

Věra Dvořák
A Syntactic Approach to Indefinite Null Objects
(Handout – Poster)

Masha Esipova and Lucas Champollion
Focus on adjuncts: a uniform event-based semantics of ‘only’

Johannes Hein
Deriving the typology of predicate fronting

Helen Jeoung
Disentangling pronouns and reflexives with shared morphology in Madurese


Itamar Kastner and Tal Linzen

A morphosyntactic inductive bias in artificial language learning

Mingming Liu
Short answers to questions in Mandarin wh-conditionals

Prerna Nadathur and Daniel Lassiter
An experimental look at the negative implications of exceptives

Emma Nguyen and Gabriel Martinez Vera
A surprising comparison: a unified account of degree surprisingly with bare adjectives and comparatives

Roberto Petrosino
The left periphery fragmented: Evidence from Italian

Alexander Podobryaev
On preposition stranding in alternative questions

Eszter Ronai
Quantifier scope in heritage bilinguals: a comparative experimental study

Bartosz Wiland
Peeling and anti-freezing

Tomohiro Yokoyama
Incremental Valuation and the Person Case Constraint: Five Attested Patterns

Session A6
Room: HT-102
Chair: Terje Lohndal
Session B6: Special session: Locality relations in phonology
Room: HT-103
Chair: Gunnar Ólafur Hansson
13:00-13:30 Heidi Klockmann
Restructuring in the nominal domain: Evidence from English kind-words
Adam McCollum, Eric Baković, Anna Mai and Eric Meinhardt
Conditional blocking in Tutrugbu requires non-determinism: implications for the subregular hypothesis
13:30-14:00 Byron Ahn and Laura Kalin
What’s in a (English) Reflexive?
Thomas Graf
Locality Domains and Phonological C-Command Over Strings
14:00-14:30 Steven Foley and Matthew Wagers
The Subject Gap Preference in a split-ergative language: Reading time evidence from Georgian
Wei Wei and Rachel Walker
The Lookahead Effect in the Reduplication-Phonology Interaction
14:30-14:45 Break
Session A7
Room: HT-102
Chair: Cherlon Ussery
Session B7: Special session: Locality relations in phonology
Room: HT-103
Chair: Ludger Paschen
14:45-15:15 Stefan Keine and Bhamati Dash
Agreement reversals and the cyclicity of Agree
Hannah Sande and Peter Jenks
Cophonologies by phase
15:15-15:45 Justin Colley
Object movement derives object preference
Daniel Currie Hall
Locality, neutrality, and contrast: A new resolution to the Votic paradox
15:45-16:15 Louise Raynaud
French vs Italian datives: participle agreement, reflexives and the PCC
James White, René Kager, Tal Linzen, Giorgos Markopoulos, Alexander Martin, Andrew Nevins, Sharon Peperkamp, Krisztina Polgárdi, Nina Topintzi and Ruben van de Vijver
Preference for locality is affected by the prefix/suffix asymmetry: Evidence from artificial language learning
16:15-16:30 Break
Session A8
Room: HT-102
Chair: Joe Jalbert
Session B8
Room: HT-103
Chair: Gísli Rúnar Harðarson
16:30-17:00 Nick Huang
The bound possessor effect: a new argument for the phasehood of definite DPs
Pavel Caha
Exploring linear contiguity: the overlapping decomposition
17:00-17:30 Anastasiia Ionova
The interaction of ellipsis and clitic movement in Serbo-Croatian
Martina Martinović and Marie-Luise Schwarzer
Locatives and biclausal progressives in Wolof
17:30-17:45 Break
17:45-18:45 Invited talk:

Höskuldur Thráinsson
Icelandic long distance reflexives revisited.
Learning about them and from them since 1975


Room: HT-102
Introduction by Jim Wood

18:45- Reception

Sunday, October 29

8:30-9:00 Registration
Session A9
Room: HT-102
Chair: Iris Edda Nowenstein
Session B9
Room: HT-103
Chair: Hannah Sande
9:00-9:30 Carolyn Spadine
Tigrinya attitude reports: arguments for syntactic perspective
Eva Zimmermann
Gradient Symbolic Representations in the Output: A typology of lexical exceptions
9:30-10:00 Marcel Pitteroff and Michelle Sheehan
The case for fake partial control in French and German
Nicholas Rolle
Transparadigmatic Output-Output Correspondence
10:00-10:30 Break
Session A10
Room: HT-102
Chair: Bronwyn Bjorkman
Session B10
Room: HT-103
Chair: Þórhallur Eyþórsson
10:30-11:00 Stefan Keine and Ethan Poole
Reconstruction two ways: Evidence from Hindi-Urdu
Lena Borise and Maria Polinsky
Focus without movement: syntax-prosody interface in Georgian
11:00-11:30 Itai Bassi and Nicholas Longenbaugh
Features on bound pronouns: an argument for a semantic approach
Matthew Tyler
Simplifying MATCH WORD: Evidence from English function words
11:30-12:00 Ömer Demirok
A Modal Approach to Dative Subjects in Laz
Jason Kandybowicz
The Anti-contiguity of Wh- and C: New Evidence from Nupe
12:00-13:30 Poster session and lunch (sandwiches provided)

Location: Blue wall at lowest floor of the Háskólatorg building (next to the circular slope from the 2nd floor).

Dorothy Ahn and Kathryn Davidson
Where pointing matters: English and Korean demonstratives

Karlos Arregi and Emily Hanink
Switch reference in Washo as multiple subject agreement
(Handout – Poster)

Justin Bledin and Kyle Rawlins
What Ifs

Virginia Dawson
Implicating ignorance: Epistemic indefinites in Tiwa
(Poster – Handout)

Miloje Despić and Michael David Hamilton
Syntactic & post-syntactic aspects of Algonquian theme signs

Laura Kalin and Philipp Weisser
Asymmetric case in coordination: An argument against movement-based approaches to DOM

Petr Kusliy

Simultaneous under Past: New facts about embedded Present tense in English
(Poster – Handout)

Hongchen Wu, Richard Larson, Yaobin Liu, Lei Liu and Gary Mar
Rethinking quantifier scope in Mandarin

Erika Mayer, Jon Sprouse and Susanne Wurmbrand
An experimental investigation of NPI licensing under DE flip-flop

Agata Renans, Jacopo Romoli, Maria-Margarita Makri, Lyn Tieu, Hanna de Vries, Raffaella Folli and George Tsoulas
The plural inferences of count and mass nouns are implicatures: Evidence from Greek

Gary Thoms and Craig Sailor
When silence gets in the way: asymmetric extraction from ellipsis in British dialects

Andrew Weir
Restitutive again without lexical decomposition: a Function Composition approach

Jim Wood
Everything out! Evacuating the Icelandic vP

Michelle Yuan
M-merger and copy spell-out in Inuktitut noun incorporation

Hedde Zeijlstra
Two varieties of Korean, or the ban against rightward head movement

13:30-14:30 Invited talk:

Charles Yang
Doing more with less UG

Room: HT-102
Introduction by Sigríður Sigurjónsdóttir

14:30-15:00 Business meeting