Workshop on Verbal Elasticity

Framing the verb/satellite distinction from a biolinguistic perspective

This workshop aims at discussing the nature of the 'satellite-framed' vs. 'verb-framed' distinction, its cross-linguistic complexities (resultatives, the P-V interaction, N-N compounding, P stranding, etc.), and its relevance for the study of variation within the context of the biolinguistic enterprise (Boeckx 2006, 2009, Di Sciullo & Boeckx 2011, Piattelli Palmarini et al. 2009, and references therein) and minimalism (Biberauer 2008, Biberauer et al. 2010, Chomsky 1993 and sub., Chomsky & Berwick 2011, and others).

Invited Speakers

Anna Maria Di Sciullo (UQAM)
Raffaella Folli (University of Ulster)
Heidi Harley (University of Arizona)
Jaume Mateu (Centre de Lingüística Teòrica - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Gillian Ramchand (University of Tromsø)
Koji Sugisaki (Mie University)
Peter Svenonius (University of Tromsø)
María Luisa Zubizarreta (University of Southern California) & Dong-sik Lim (LyCC-Consejo
Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)

The workshop is organized by Centre de Lingüística Teòrica at UAB within the research project FFI2010-20634 (subprograma FILO) "A new biolinguistic orientation for linguistic variation", whose PI is Cedric Boeckx.

The workshop will be held at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona on October 3-5, 2011.