Debrecen Workshop on Argument Structure (WAS)
University of Debrecen, May 25-27, 2012

The preliminary program of the workshop


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May 25, Friday

09:00-10:00 registration
10:00-10:15 opening remarks
10:15-11:15 Invited Talk
Louisa Sadler (University of Essex)
Dative arguments in Maltese
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11:15-12:00 Júlia Bácskai-Atkári (Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Arguments of adjectives in degree expressions
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12:00-13:30 lunch break
13:30-14:15 Niina Ning Zhang (National Chung-Cheng University)
Times, arguments, and the projection of VP shells
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14:15-15:00 Artemis Alexiadou, Gianina Iordachioaia, Fabienne Martin, Florian Schäfer (University of Stuttgart), and Mariangeles Cano (University of Madrid)
External arguments and derived nominals
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15:00-15:45 Mikhail Knyazev (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics)
Sentential arguments are DPs: evidence from nominalization
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15:45-16:15 coffee break
16:15-17:00 Nora Boneh (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Léa Nash (Université Paris 8 / CNRS UMR 7023)
Paths to datives
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17:00-17:45 Héctor Fernández-Alcalde (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid / CCHS-CSIC)
Dative case, prepositions, and argument structure in Spanish
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May 26, Saturday

09:30-10:30 Invited Talk
Balázs Surányi (Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Pázmány Péter Catholic University)
On the configurationality of argument positions in Hungarian
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10:30-11:15 Inna Tolskaya (CASTL, UiT)
Verbal prefixes in Russian: conceptual structure versus syntax
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11:15-12:00 Víctor Acedo-Matellán and Cristina Real-Puigdollers (Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona)
Aspectual and quantificational properties of locative verbs
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12:00-13:00 lunch break
13:00-13:45 Christopher Piñón (Université de Lille 3 / STL UMR 8163)
The reflexive impersonal construction in Polish
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13:45-14:30 Alexis Dimitriadis and Martin Everaert (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS)
Characterizing reflexivization: semantic and syntactic perspectives
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14:30-14:45 coffee break
14:45-15:30 Attila Cserép (University of Debrecen)
Idiom passivization form a cognitive linguistic viewpoint
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15:30-16:15 Tetsuya Kogusuri (Daito Bunka University)
The passive of the gesture expression construction: event structure and discourse function
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16:30 departure for wine tasting and dinner in Tokaj/Bodrogkisfalud



May 27, Sunday

09:30-10:30 Invited Talk
Katalin É. Kiss (Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Pázmány Péter Catholic University)
Ways of licensing external possessors
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10:30-11:15 Eduardo Soares (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul)
Nonaffected incremental themes: the case of verbs of creation
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11:15-12:00 Razieh Shojaei, Gholamhossein Karimi-Doostan, and Ali Safari (Tehran University)
A-structure alternation in Persian LVCs
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12:00-13:30 lunch break
13:30-14:30 Invited Talk
John Beavers (The University of Texas at Austin)
On Non-Agentivity and Causer Suppression in Colloquial Sinhala
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14:30-15:15 Joseph Potashnik (Tel Aviv University)
Constraining the unaccusative alternation
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15:15-15:30 coffee break
15:30-16:15 Orsolya Tánczos (Pázmány Péter Catholic University)
Causative constructions in the Udmurt language
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16:15-17:00 Balkiz Ozturk and Eser Erguvanli Taylan (Bogazici University)
Transitivity in Pazar Laz
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Alternates:
  1. Enikő Kovács: The structure of the mental lexicon, a lexicalist viewpoint
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  2. Ana Paula Scher (University of São Paulo / University College London), Alessandro Boechat De Medeiros (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) and Rafael Dias Minussi (Universidade de São Paulo):
    Argument Structure in Distributed Morphology: evidence from Brazilian Portuguese
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  3. Maryse Grône (Paris Diderot University): The influence of volitionality on the acceptability of unaccusatives and passives in the resultative construction in English
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