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Department of Linguistics to hold workshop "Relative Clauses: Relatives in East Asia and Beyond"

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EAP Associate Director John Whitman to host a linguistics workshop at Cornell "Workshop on Relative Clauses: Relatives in East Asia and Beyond," Saturday and Sunday, November 14 and 15. Several participants will be presenting on East Asian languages--including Ainu--and Chung-Hye Han (Simon Fraser University) will present as part of the EAP Korean Studies Speaker Series. 

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Physical Sciences Building (PSB) 401
  • November 14-15, 2015 

Workshop Organizers:

Workshop Sponsors:Department of Linguistics, Cornell University, East Asia Program, Cornell University, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics


Saturday, November 14, 2015

9:00am – 9:10am Workshop Welcome – John Whitman (Cornell)

9:10am – 10:00am Jeff Runner (Rochester) And beyond: the effects of relative clause type on the processing of reflexives and pronouns in a head-initial relative clause language (English)

10:00am – 10:50am C.-T. James Huang (Harvard) The structure and interpretation of pre-nominals: construction or composition?

10:50am – 11:10am Break

11:10am – 12:00pm Jaklin Kornfilt (Syracuse) TBA

1:30pm – 2:40pm Poster session PBS 401

  • Shohini Bhatasali (Cornell) - Strong Expectations and Locality Effects in Bengali
  • Ryan Hearn (Cornell) - The Armenian Relative Clause: A Diachronic Syntactic Analysis
  • Jixing Li (Cornell) - TBA
  • Carol-Rose Little (Cornell) & Michael Hamilton (Cornell) - Relative Clauses in Mi'gmaq
  • Mary Moroney (Cornell) - Relative Clauses in Koasati
  • Ekarina Winarto (Cornell) & Ernada (Leiden) - Relative clause in Kerinci

2:40pm – 3:30pm Anna Bugaeva (NINJAL) Relative clause-based complex possessive NP in Ainu

3:30pm – 4:20pm Kenji Oda (Syracuse) Irish Headless Relative Clauses as Amount Relatives

4:20pm – 4:40pm Break

4:40pm – 5:30pm Iku Nagasaki (NINJAL) Relative clauses in Kolyma Yukaghir

5:30pm – 6:20pm Chung-hye Han (Simon Fraser)Syntax of the Korean relative clause: an experimental study

Sunday, November 15, 2015

9:00am – 9:50am Ryo Otoguro (Waseda) Relative clauses and verb-adjective transposition in Japanese

9:50am – 10:40am Zhong Chen (Rochester Institute of Technology) Uncertainty, Expectation and Information Resources in Relative Clause Processing

10:40am – 10:55am Break

10:55am – 11:45am John Whitman (Cornell) Noun complements are complements

11:45am – 12:35pm Masaya Yoshida (Northwestern) Incremental processing of relative clauses in Japanese and Korean

**This schedule is tentative and may change.