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LRC Workshop: On Syntax and Information Structure
October 4, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stevenson Fireside Lounge | Free
We will begin the academic year at Santa Cruz with a workshop centered on issues at the interface between syntax and information structure. The workshop will feature four talks.
10:00-10:10 AM – Opening Remarks
10:10-11:10 AM – Bern Samko (Santa Cruz): Verum Focus and Scalar Emphasis in English VP-Preposing
11:10-11:30 AM – Break
11:30-12:30 PM – Line Mikkelsen (Berkeley): What goes post verbal in a verb-final language? On the interplay of prosody, information structure, and word order in Karuk
12:30-01:30 PM – Lunch
01:30-02:30 PM – Vera Gribanova (Stanford): On certain manifestations of polarity focus in Russian
02:30-03:00 PM – Break
03:00-04:00 PM – Karen Lahousse (Leuven): Syntax and information structure in verb-subject inversion in French