Dynamic Syntax conference programme - revised

The first Dynamic Syntax conference
19/20th April 2017
SOAS University of London

Download the pdf version of the programme here: DSconferenceprogramme16042017.pdf

Click on a talk title to download the abstract.

Day 1 – 19/4/17 Room S209

10:00-11:00 DS tutorial : An Introduction to the framework (Jieun Kiaer)
11:00-11:30 BREAK

Session 1: Chair Miriam Bouzouita
11:30-12:00 Stergios Chatzikyriakidis: Modification in Dynamic Syntax
12:00-12:30 Darryl Turner: Relative clauses as appositional nominal
12:30-13:00 Peter Edelsten: An incremental approach to parsing information structure
13:00-14:30 LUNCH

Session 2: Chair Christine Howes
14:30-15:00 Hannah Gibson & Lutz Marten: Underspecification and procedural meaning: Lexical NPs as anaphora
15:00-15:30 Yan Jiang: Chinese Anaphora: Lexical Encoding, Distributive Alternation and Reference Tracking
15:30-16:00 Andriana Koumbarou: Focusing Hindi and the dynamics of left to right parsing in context
16:00-16:45 BREAK (including poster presentation by Stephen Jones)

Session 3: Chair Lutz Marten
16:45-17:45 Ronnie Cann: Construing person pronouns without features

18:30 DINNER at TAS Bloomsbury

Day 2 – 20/4/17 Room S209

Session 4: Chair Yan Jiang
10:30-11:00 James Reid: Parsing-modulated antecedent-selection in proposition-controlled free adjuncts
11:00-11:30 Miriam Bouzouita & Hannah Gibson: Constraints on Structural Underspecification: Compound tenses in Old Spanish and East African Bantu
11:30-12:00 BREAK

Session 5: Chair Hannah Gibson
12:00-12:30 Riham Abudonia: Passive strategies and argument structure in Luganda: a dynamic syntax account
12:30-13:00 Nadia Christopher: Kazakh Differential Object Marking – the Dynamic Syntax Approach
13:00-14:30 LUNCH

Session 6: Chair Stergios Chatzikyriakidis
14:30-15:00 Mehrnoosh Sadzadeh & Matt Purver: Incremental Distributional Semantics for Dynamic Syntax
15:00-15:30 Christine Howes & Arash Eshghi: Formalising backchannel relevance spaces
15:30-16:00 Jieun Kiaer and Naya Choi: Analysing two-year-old's dialogue corpus in DS
16:00-16:30 BREAK and planning