Program (main session)

A PDF version of the program can be found here.

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The program of the workshop in honor of Shigeru Miyagawa can be found here.

Quick links: Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Info for presenters

Friday (October 19th)

Location: Bartos Theater (E15-070)

8:30 – 9:10 Registration & breakfast (catered)
9:10 – 9:15 Welcome
9:15 – 9:45 Sergei Tatevosov Inferential evidentials in Tatar (and possibly some other languages)
9:45 – 10:15 Katsumasa Ito & Yoshiki Mori A mirative evidential in exclamative: A semantics of nodaroo
10:15 – 10:45 Yuta Sakamoto Recycling Arguments in Radical Pro-drop Languages
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 11:45 Ken Hiraiwa Negative... Concord or Polarity?: Rethinking the NCI/NPI Partition from Okinawan
11:45 – 12:45 Junko Shimoyama
(joint work with Daniel Goodhue and Mako Hirotani)
Embeddability of biased negative polar questions in Japanese
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch (on your own)
14:00 – 14:35 Poster session 1: Lightning Talks
14:35 – 15:15 Poster presentations
15:15 – 15:45 Kazuhiko Fukushima East Asian Relatives Revisited: On the Disunity between Gapped & Gapless Relatives
15:45 – 16:15 Sabine Laszakovits On possessed relative clauses in Kyrgyz
16:15 – 16:45 Dmitry Privoznov Causality of passive and paradigmatic gaps
16:45 – 17:15 Coffee break
17:15 – 17:45 Özlem Ergelen Information Structure inside Turkish Noun Phrases
17:45 – 18:45 Deniz Özyıldız Factivity and question embedding: The view from factivity alternating languages


Saturday (October 20th)

Location: Stata Center (32-141)

9:15 – 9:45 Akihiko Arano On the semantics of izyoo-comparative
9:45 – 10:15 Duygu Özge, Ebru Eucen, Alper Kesici & Engin Köse How do Turkish speakers interpret pronouns in Transfer-of-Possession contexts?
10:15 – 10:45 Hiroaki Saito On Further Similarities between Japanese and Spanish Complementizers
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 11:50 Poster session 2: Lightning Talks
11:50 – 12:30 Poster presentations
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch (catered)
14:00 – 14:30 Hideya Takahashi & Kensuke Emura The Syntax of Potential Verbs in Japanese
14:30 – 15:00 Yohei Oseki & Takumi Tagawa Dual Suppletion in Japanese
15:00 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 15:45 Toru Ishii Japanese Multiple Right-Dislocation
15:45 – 16:15 Colin Davis Crossing and Stranding at vP in Altaic and beyond
16:15 – 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 – 17:15 Eszter Ótott-Kovács Nasal Assimilation in Kazakh and Kyrgyz
17:15 – 17:45 Suyeon Yun & Yoonjung Kang Phonological variation in the modification of word-medial consonant-liquid sequences in Korean
17:45 – 18:45 Junko Ito Compound accent and antepenultimate accent in Japanese
19:00 – Dinner (catered); location: Samberg Center (E52), 6th floor


Sunday (October 21st)

Location: Stata Center (32-141)

8:30 – 9:10 Breakfast (catered)
9:15 – 9:45 Klaus von Heusinger, Jaklin Kornflit & Semra Kizilkaya Differential Object Marking, partitivity and specificity in Turkish
9:45 – 10:15 Elyesa Seidel Bare direct objects in Turkish: pseudo-incorporated or weak arguments
10:15 – 11:15 İsa Kerem Bayırlı Concord in Altaic languages
11:15 – 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 12:15 Alexander Sugar Negation for every verb in Uyghur
12:15 – 13:15 Miok Pak, Paul Portner & Raffaella Zanuttini Why imperative cannot (always) be embedded
13:15 – 13:25 Closing remarks


Poster Session 1 (Friday, October 19th)


Poster Session 2 (Saturday, October 20th)


Information for presenters

We will have ePoster Boards at WAFL 14. This means that there is no need for you to print your posters. Moreover, it is possible to use up to 5 slides so that you do not have to squeeze in everything on one page. We ask you to bring your poster on a flash drive. Acceptable file types are the following: ppt, pptm, pptx, pdf or prezi. The size of the poster boards is 40.97 inches by 23.04 inches. Presentation slides should be set to this size. Layout should always be in landscape orientation. Font size should be at least 28 points, font type should be Arial/ Calibri/ Times New Roman.

You can find further information about ePosters under the following links. We recommend that everyone who has not used an ePoster Board before read this information. Note that technical assistance will be provided throughout the poster sessions.

Link 1 | Link 2

Lightning talks: we ask poster presenters to prepare a lightning talk for their poster. WAFL 14 will include a four-minute-long lightning talk for each poster. Presenters can use slides for their lightning talks. Presenters will give their talks one after the other; the lightning talks will then be immediately followed by the presentation of the posters. The aim of lightning talks is to present a topic in a concise and clear manner to grab the attention of the audience and to make posters a more significant part of the conference. 

Talks last 20min, followed by 10min of discussion.

Proceedings: All authors whose abstracts were accepted for talks or poster presentations will be invited to submit the corresponding paper to the WAFL 14 proceedings. The contributions will be published by MITWPL (MIT Working Papers in Linguistics). Please check back for more information.