On June 18-19, 2011, the University of Victoria will host the Workshop on the Syntax of Relative Clauses. This is the seventh in an annual series of SSHRC-funded workshops featuring linguists from across Canada with a shared research interest in the grammatical structure and interpretation of noun phrases.
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Relative clauses raise a variety of issues for syntactic theory. The papers in this workshop will centre on three main empirical issues:
I. What is the internal structure of relative clauses?
II. What is the nature of syntactic operations within relative clauses?
III. What is the external distribution of relative clauses?
Work by the following invited speakers will be featured (talk titles are preliminary):
Edith Aldridge (University of Washington): Object relative clauses in Archaic Chinese Barbara Citko (University of Washington): Types of non-appositive relative clauses Henry Davis (University of British Columbia): Wrong-headed relatives in Salish Chung-Hye Han (Simon Fraser University): Relative clauses in Korean Diane Massam (University of Toronto): Reducing relatives in Niuean Eric Mathieu (University of Ottawa): Relative clauses in Ojibwe and Algonquin Ileana Paul (University of Western Ontario): Relative structures in Malagasy Elizabeth Ritter (University of Calgary): Relative clauses in Blackfoot Leslie Saxon (University of Victoria): Relative clauses inside and out: A study of Tłįchǫ Andrea Wilhelm (University of Victoria): Relative clauses in Dëne Sųłiné Martina Wiltschko (University of British Columbia): What does it take to host a relative?
Invited student presenter:
Sara Johansson (Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador): On Algonquian relative clause constructions
In addition to the invited presentations, we welcome the submission of abstracts for 20-minute talks and/or posters. For more information, please see the call for abstracts.