Variability and Features

Spring 2013
Thursday 2:30--5:15
Dickinson 206
Lisa Green
310 South College
Wednesday 10:30-12:00
Kyle Johnson
The Node
Wednesday 10:00-12:00
1 January 24 Introduction
2 January 31 Variation as Acquisition
Reading:
3 February 7 Features: Pronouns 1
handout
Reading:
Harley and Ritter (2002)
Ezra Keshet at 4:00 in Machmer W-27
"Answering Questions about Coherence and Anaphora"
4 February 14 Features: Pronouns 2
Reading:
5 February 21 More Pronouns
Shayne Sloggett presents
Floris Roelofsen at 4:00 in Machmer W-27
"An Inquisitive Perspective on Meaning: The Case of Disjunction"
6 February 28 Micro-Parametric View
Reading:
Vincent Homer at 4:00 in Machmer W-27
7 March 7 Raffealla Zanuttini
Micro-comparative syntax: Quantificational Subjects in North American English
8 March 14 The Configurational View
Reading:
spring break
9 March 28 Christina Tortora
2:30-3:30
4:00-5:00
10 April 4 The Answers
Jeremy presents Sauerland et al.
11 April 11 Sloppy Identity
Yangsook presents
12 April 18 Uli Sauerland
Keine presents
13 April 25 An Assessment