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12th European Conference on

Formal Description of Slavic Languages

Berlin, 8-10 December 2016

 

Invited speakers (confirmed):

Klaus Abels (London)
Vera Gribanova (Stanford)
Manfred Krifka (Berlin)
Barbara Tomaszewicz (Köln/Wrocław)
Igor' Yanovich (Tübingen)
Markéta Ziková (Brno)

 

Updated Program (01.12.16)
Main conference & Pre-conference workshop

 

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Slavic Department, Chairs of East and West Slavic Languages

Call for Papers (closed)


As a special event at FDSL12, there will be a Pre-conference workshop on Formal and experimental semantics and pragmatics, with a focus on Slavic languages.

Invited speakers (confirmed):
Manfred Krifka
Barbara Tomaszewicz

The workshop will take place on Dec 07, 2016, at the main conference venue.

The goal of the workshop is to gather the community of semanticists and pragmaticists working on Slavic languages, who, as we perceive it, feel rather affiliated to the community of general semanticists than to Slavic linguistics. Therefore, semantics and pragmatics are often in a significant minority at conferences such as FDSL or FASL. However, there are important areas in which specifically Slavic languages present interesting evidence and challenging test cases for semantics and pragmatics: Aspect, genitive of negation, case semantics, negation, evidentiality, indefinites, (multiple) wh-questions, referentiality and lack of articles, numerals, plurality, information structure, etc., to name just a few. A more specific motivation for the workshop is to be found in the major methodological development within semantics and pragmatics towards more experimental approaches which has taken place over the last decade or so. We find it vital that Slavic linguistics catches up with and reflects upon this development. We invite papers on, but not restricted to, the above issues in Slavic semantics and pragmatics, and we especially welcome work combining a theoretical and an experimental point of view.


Submission guidelines

Abstracts must not exceed two A4 pages in length including data and references and must meet the following format: 2.5 cm or 1 inch margins, single line spacing, font size no smaller than 12pt, Times New Roman

Abstracts must be anonymous: nothing in the abstract, the title, or the name of the document (and the properties of the file) should identify the author(s). Only submissions in .pdf format will be accepted.

An individual may submit at most one single and one co-authored paper. All abstracts must be submitted online through EasyChair (closed).

Please make sure you select the Pre-conference workshop as goal of your submission!


Deadline for Abstract submission:   July 15, 2016

Notification of acceptance / rejection:   September 2, 2016

Conference Homepage:   http://www.fdsl2016.hu-berlin.de

Conference Email:  

Call for Papers (closed)


The Slavic Department of Humboldt-University, Berlin is pleased to announce the 12th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL-12) to be held on December 8-10, 2016.

Invited speakers (confirmed):
Klaus Abels (London)
Vera Gribanova (Stanford)
Igor' Yanovich (Tübingen)
Markéta Ziková (Brno)

The biannual FDSL main conference has been hosted in turn by the University of Leipzig and University of Potsdam since 1995, with the University of Göttingen joining in in 2011. In addition, FDSL .5 „half-time“ conferences have been organized in Nova Gorica, Moscow and Brno since 2005. This year, for the first time, Humboldt University Berlin will host the FDSL main conference. At the same time, its rhythm changes, so that the FDSL main conference will from now on take place in even years.

Abstracts are invited for 30-minute talks (20-minute presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion) on Slavic syntax, morphology, phonology, semantics, psycholinguistics and computational linguistics.

We particularly encourage the submission of abstracts on formal approaches to second language acquisition and multilingualism in/including Slavic. SLA and multilingual situations are characterized by the co-existence of two (or more) mental grammars and lexicons in the same individual, which leads to manifold research questions: How do two (or more) concurrent linguistic systems influence each other? What changes are instigated by the multilingual situation in formal grammar, lexicon, and language use? What are promising methods of research into SLA and multilingualism? What are the consequences for language endorsement and teaching? A special session on this vivid area of research will be part of the main conference.


Submission guidelines

Abstracts must not exceed two A4 pages in length including data and references and must meet the following format: 2.5 cm or 1 inch margins, single line spacing, font size no smaller than 12pt, Times New Roman

Abstracts must be anonymous: nothing in the abstract, the title, or the name of the document (and the properties of the file) should identify the author(s). Only submissions in .pdf format will be accepted.

An individual may submit at most one single and one co-authored paper. All abstracts must be submitted online through EasyChair (closed).

Please make sure you select the main conference as goal of your submission!


Deadline for Abstract submission:   July 15, 2016

Notification of acceptance / rejection:   September 2, 2016

Conference Homepage:   http://www.fdsl2016.hu-berlin.de

Conference Email:  

 


Registration


There is no online form for registrations. To register, please pay the required conference fee and send us an email including a confirmation of your payment (pdf of receipt attached to the email) and state your name, affiliation and favorite email address. Early registration will be possible until November 15 (date of bank transfer). Registration by email will generally be possible until November 30 (date of bank transfer). After that date, please register directly on site and pay the regular registration fee in cash (no card payments possible). If you would like to register (early or regular), but cannot use bank transfer due to excessive handling fees, please contact us by email. If you register as a student, be prepared to show us evidence of your student status upon registration in Berlin. Every participant will get a receipt of her/his payment at the registration desk in Berlin.

Early registration:

Conference fee, full: 40 €

Conference fee, students: 20 €

 

Regular registration:

Conference fee, full: 50 €

Conference fee, students: 25 €

 

Please pay via bank transfer to the below account.
Be careful to properly state the purpose!

 

Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin

Berliner Bank

BIC/SWIFT: DEUTDEDB110

IBAN: DE95 1007 0848 0512 6206 01

Purpose: 5260990010

 


Conference Dinner


Please register bindingly (!) for the Conference Dinner (Friday, December 9, 19:30 h) by email until November 24. Payment (25 €) will be possible on site. Please do not transfer the fee for the dinner together with your conference fee! Vegan meals will be provided too.

 


Accommodation


Updated program, 01.12.


Download the full program as pdf here.

Workshop on Formal and Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics


Wednesday, December 7
Venue: Main building, Unter den Linden 6, R. 2249a

08:30-09:30

Registration (Foyer of 2249a)

09:30-10:30

Invited lecture: Manfred Krifka (Berlin) Responses to assertions and polarity questions: formal proposals, experimental results

10:30-11:00

Ljudmila Geist (Stuttgart) Nominal predication: Russian vs. German

11:00-11:30

Coffee (Foyer of 2249a)

11:30-12:00

Anja Gattnar, Robin Hörnig and Johanna Heininger (Tübingen) The Russian perfective present in performative utterances

12:00-12:30

Olav Mueller-Reichau (Konstanz) Perfective by accident: on an asymmetry between ”western” and ”eastern” Slavic languages

12:30-13:00

Dorota Klimek-Jankowska, Joanna Błaszczak & Anna Czypionka (Wrocław) Accessing the complexity of event structure in an aspectually complex language - experimental evidence from Polish

13:00-14:30

Lunch

14:30-15:00

Olga Borik (Barcelona) Bare singular indefinites in Russian as a matter of preference

15:00-15:30

Ana Bosnić (Groningen/Nantes) & Nataša Knežević (Nantes) Spatial distribution and group forming in Serbian

15:30-16:00

Julie Goncharov (Jerusalem) Comparison under uncertainty

16:00-16:30

Coffee (Foyer of 2249a)

16:30-17:00

Mojmír Dočekal (Brno) & Jakub Dotlačil (Amsterdam) On one alleged subtype of strict NPIs

17:00-18:00

Invited lecture: Barbara Tomaszewicz (Köln/Wrocław): Focus effects on quantifier domains revealed in sentence processing

19:00

Dinner & FDSL-12 Warm up

 

Alternates (alphabetical order)

Karolina Zuchewicz (Berlin) How factive is the perfective? On interaction between perfectivity and factivity in Polish

 

Cancelled

Boban Arsenijević (Niš/Potsdam) Ellipsis, conjunct agreement and the interpretation of collective predicates


Download the full program as pdf here.

12th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, December 8-10, 2016


Thursday, December 8
Venue: Main building, Unter den Linden 6

09:00-10:00

Registration & coffee (Foyer of 2070A)

10:00-10:30

Opening (Senatssaal)

10:30-11:30

Invited lecture (Senatssaal): Igor Yanovich (Tübingen) Borrowing modals across Slavic

11:30-12:00

Coffee (Foyer of 2070A)

Session 1: Room 2070A

Session 2: Room 2249a

Chair: Guillaume Enguehard

Chair: Ljudmila Geist

12:00-12:30

Jelena Stojković (Leipzig) Syllabic sonorants and semisyllables in Serbo-Croatian

Svitlana Antonyuk & Richard Larson (Stony Brook) Scope freezing in PP dative constructions?

12:30-13:00

Sławomir Zdziebko (Lublin) A modularity-based classification of Polish velar palatalizations

Tatiana Bondarenko (Moscow) Russian datives again: on the (im)possibility of the small clause analysis

13:00-15:00

Lunch

Chair: Małgorzata Ćavar

Chair: Jelena Runić

15:00-15:30

Tobias Scheer & Markéta Ziková (Brno) Word-final branching onsets: evidence from Czech

Teodora Radeva-Bork (Potsdam) Null objects across languages and populations

15:30-16:00

Guillaume Enguehard (Lille 3) Russian vowel reduction and length in CVCV

Peđa Kovačević and Tanja Milićev (Novi Sad) The nature(s) of syntactic variation: Evidence from the Serbian/Croatian dialect continuum

16:00-16:30

Coffee (Foyer of 2070A)

Chair: Olav Mueller-Reichau

Chair: Nina Radkevich

16:30-17:00

Ekaterina Vostrikova (Amherst) ”Then” in simultaneous readings of present and past under past in Russian

Elena Titov (London) Number agreement mismatches in Russian numeral phrases

17:00-17:30

Olga Borik (Barcelona)  & Berit Gehrke (Paris) Imperfective past passive participles in Russian

Ekaterina Lyutikova & Sergei Tatevosov (Moscow) Caseless nominals in Russian

17:30-18:00

Neda Todorović (Connecticut) Restricting future in Serbian

Marta Ruda (Kraków) Genitive of Negation bled by ellipsis: Some theoretical conclusions


Friday, December 9
Venue: Main building, Unter den Linden 6

Session 1: Room 2070A

Session 2: Room 2249a

Chair: Krzysztof Migdalski

Chair: Svitlana Antonyuk

09:30-10:00

Nina Radkevich (York) The bracketing paradox in the Russian verbal complex: a view from suppletion

Vanessa Petroj (Connecticut) Extract to unravel: Left branch extraction in Romanian/Serbian code-switching

10:00-10:30

Ivona Kučerová (McMaster) On the lack of φ-feature resolution in DP coordinations: evidence from Czech

Franc Marušič, Petra Mišmaš, Vesna Plesničar & Tina Šuligoj (Nova Gorica) Surviving sluicing

10:30-11:00

Andrew Murphy & Zorica Puškar (Leipzig) The structure of hybrid nouns in Serbian: Evidence from mismatches under NP ellipsis

Julia Bacskai-Atkari (Potsdam) Doubly Filled COMP in Czech and Slovenian interrogatives

11:00-11:30

Coffee (Foyer of 2070A)

11:30-12:30

Invited lecture: Markéta Ziková (Brno) Morphophonological Polarity? Vocalic Length in Czech

12:30-14:30

Lunch

Session 1: Room 2070A

Session 2: Room 2249a

Chair: Teodora Radeva-Bork

Chair: Ivona Kučerová

14:30-15:00

Paulina Lyskawa (Maryland) Separating universal principles from attrition and transfer in heritage language

Petr Biskup (Leipzig) An upward Agree analysis of obviative subjunctives in North Slavic

15:00-15:30

Krzysztof Hwaszcz (Wrocław) The processing of Polish compounds: evidence from a priming experiment

Gereon Müller & Zorica Puškar(Leipzig) Unifying structural and lexical case assignment in Dependent Case Theory

15:30-16:00

Maria D. Vasilyeva (Moscow) Russian case inflection: processing costs and benefits

Bożena Cetnarowska (Katowice) Thematic adjectives with unaccusative nominals in Polish

16:00-16:30

Coffee (Foyer of 2070A)

Chair: Markéta Ziková

Chair: Marta Ruda

16:30-17:00

Klára Jágrová (Saarbrücken) Adaptation towards a reader’s language: The potential for increasing the intelligibility of Polish texts for Czech readers

Małgorzata Szajbel-Keck (Frankfurt (Oder)) Secondary predication inside verbal nouns in Polish: Structure analysis

17:00-17:30

Kristina Mihajlović & Małgorzata Ćavar (Indiana) Perception of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian sibilants by heritage speakers in the United States

Adam Biały & Bożena Rozwadowska (Wrocław) Aspectual composition of Polish stative psych verbs

17:30-18:30

Invited lecture (Senatssaal): Vera Gribanova (Stanford) On the interaction of word formation and ellipsis

19:30

Conference Dinner (Cum Laude)


Saturday, December 10
Venue: Main building, Unter den Linden 6

Session 1: Room 2070A

Session 2: Room 2249a

Chair: Olga Borik

Chair: Petra Mišmaš

09:30-10:00

Jiří Kašpar (London) Question tags as biased answers

Krzysztof Migdalski (Wrocław) Head directionality in Old Slavic

10:00-10:30

Daniel Tiskin (S. Petersburg) The semantics of “adverbial” indefinites in Russian

Sanja Raković (Novi Sad) On atypical behaviour of pronominal clitics in Serbian

10:30-11:00

Mojmír Dočekal, Kim Hoangová & Marcin Wągiel (Brno) Degrees, times and events: view from amount and event numerals

Jelena Runić (Johns Hopkins University) Clitic doubling with full NPs in non-standard Serbian and Slovenian

11:00-11:30

Coffee (Foyer of 2070A)

11:30-12:30

Invited lecture (Senatssaal): Klaus Abels (London) P-stranding under sluicing in Bulgarian?

12:30-13:00

Closing


Alternates (alphabetical order)

Emilia Melara (Toronto) The markedness of coincidence in Russian

Nikola Maurova Paillereau (Paris) Phrase-final lengthening in Czech and French

Iryna Parkhomenko (Berlin) Oblique subjects in Ukrainian: Corpus-based diachronic investigation

Karolina Zuchewicz (Berlin) How factive is the perfective? On interaction between perfectivity and factivity in Polish

Download the full program as pdf here.

Conference Venue


Humboldt Universität zu Berlin main building

Senatssaal | Beratungsraum 2070A | Beratungsraum 2249a
Unter den Linden 6
D-10099 Berlin (postal address)
D-10117 Berlin (street address)