Programs of the Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop

Note: Titles are given here as they appear on the official programs
(as far as these were available to me). Deviating titles in published
versions are noted as well, but deviating titles on the handouts are not.


1985, Reykjavík

  

Lars-Gunnar Andersson (Göteborg), Clitics in Göteborgska
John Ole Askedal (Oslo), On the derived "absolutive" construction in Modern
    Standard Norwegian
Robin Cooper (Lund), Verb second: predication or unification?
Elisabeth Engdahl (Lund), Non-argument questions
Lars Hellan (Trondheim), Seg-reflexives and conditions other than predication
Lars-Åke Henningsson (Lund), Nominals following the finite verb: object 
    shift or extended cliticization?
Arild Hestvik (Brandeis), Complex passive in Norwegian and lexical reanalysis 
Janez Oresnik (Ljubljana), Om det germanske subjekts obligatorium
Christer Platzack (Stockholm), The null subject parameter and the Scandinavian
    languages
Eirikur Rögnvaldsson (Reykjavík), Enda
Trygve Skomedal (Oslo), The relation between word order in main clauses and 
    dependent clauses. A historical and typological comparison between
    Scandinavian and German
Rik Smits (Tilburg), The structure of Dutch and English absolutive
    constructions
Rex Sprouse (Princeton), The domain of lexical case in Icelandic and German
Margaret Stong Jensen (Ottawa), Overgeneration and constraints in the lexicon
Anna Vainikka (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Icelandic case without
    primitive grammatical functions

1987, McGill

Note: official program not available

Jan Anward (Stockholm), Verb-Verb Agreement in Swedish
Mark Baker (McGill), Against Reanalysis of Heads
Peter Coopmans (Utrecht) and Martin Everaert (Tilburg), On the Nature of
    Complex Causative Idioms
Hartmut Czepluch (Gõttingen), Case Patterns in German: Some Implications 
    for the Theory of Abstract Case
Jean duPlessis, Variation of Canonical Government: An Account of P-Stranding 
    in Afrikaans (*)
Anders Holmberg (Stockholm), The Head of S in Scandinavian and English
Kyle Johnson (UCLA), Verb Raising and 'Have'
Richard S. Kayne, INFL in Germanic and Romance (*)
Anthony Kroch and Beatrice Santorini (UPenn), Verb Raising without Verb 
    Clusters (*)
Joan Maling (Brandeis), Variations on a Theme: Existential Sentences in 
    Swedish and Icelandic
Máire Noonan (McGill), Superiority Effects: How Do Antecedent Government,
    Lexical Government and V2 Interact?
Christer Platzack (Lund), The Energence of a Word Order Difference in 
    Scandinavian Subordinate Clauses
Henk van Riemsdijk (Tilburg), Against Adjunction to the Head
Lydia Ruyter (UWisconsin, Madison), Bare Infinitivals, INFL and Pseudo-
    Progressives in Dutch 
Lisa Travis (McGill), The Syntax of Adverbs
Anne Vainikka (UMass, Amherst), Two Comparative Constructions

(*) = not in the Proceedings

1988, Groningen

Johan van der Auwera (Antwerp), On the Position of German Complementizers
   (published as: The Position of Dutch Complementizers)
Hartmut Czepluch (Hannover), Word Order Variation in a Configurational
    Language: Against a Uniform Scrambling Account in German (***)
Martin Everaert (Tilburg), Nominative Reflexives (published as: 
    Nominative Anaphors in Icelandic: Morphology or Syntax?)
Gisbert Fanselow (Passau), On the Nature of Proper Government and Syntactic
    Barriers
Elly van Gelderen (Groningen), Agreement and to be (published
    as:"To be" and Indices) (**)
Giuliana Giusti (Venice), Some Notes on the German Quantifier alles
    (published as: The Syntax of Floating alles in German)
Hubert Haider (Stuttgart), Null Subjects and Expletives in Romance and
    Germanic Languages
Lars Hellan (Trondheim), Groups (published as: The Phrasal Nature of
    Double Object Clusters)
Eric Hoekstra (Groningen), Anaphor Binding and Predication (published as: 
    Binding, Ditransitives, and the Structure of the VP) 
Anders Holmberg (Uppsala) and Christer Platzack (Lund), The Role of
    Inflection in Syntax (published as: On the Role of Inflection
    in Scandinavian Syntax)
Wim Kosmeijer (Groningen), Island Phenomena in Icelandic and Swedish
    (published as: Verb Second, Nominative Case, and Scope)
Ineke Schuurman (Leuven), Functional Uncertainty and Verb Raising
    Dependencies
Bonnie D. Schwartz (Geneva) and Alessandra Tomaselli (Pavia), Some
    Implications from an Analysis of German Word Order
Halldór Árrman Sigurðsson (Reykjavík), NP-movement (*)
Rik Smits (Leiden), Matching Effects, Case Assigment and the Human Parser
    (published as: On the Division of Labor between the Grammar and
    the Parser)
Sten Vikner (Stuttgart), Be is selected over Have if
    and only if it is part of an A-Chain
Ron van Zonneveld (Groningen), Syntactic Nominalization

(*) = not in the Proceedings
(**) = alternate
(***) = not presented at the workshop

1989, Lund

Note: official program not available

Jan Anward (Stockholm), Constraints on Passives in Swedish and
    English
Kathrin Cooper and Elisabeth Engdahl (Edinburgh), Null Subjects in
    Zurich German
Cecilia Falk (Lund), On the Existential Construction in the Germanic
    Languages
Lars Hellan (Trondheim), A Two Level X-bar System
Arild Hestvik, On the LF-Movement of Pronouns(*)
Jarich Hoekstra (Fryske Akademy) and László Máracz (Groningen), 
    On the Position of Inflection in West-Germanic
Anders Holmberg, A Condition on Spec,VP in English (*)
Kirsti Koch Christensen, The Expletive Topic Construction in Mainland
    and Insular Scandinavian (*)
Wim Kosmeijer (Groningen), Modal Features and [+F] in Icelandic (*)
Kjartan G. Ottósson (Maryland/Lund), VP-Specifier Subjects and
    the CP/IP Distinction in Icelandic and Mainland Scandinavian
Christer Platzack (Lund), On Empty Theta-marked Subjects in
    Scandinavian (*)
Jean-Yves Pollock, Opacity: Genitive Subjects and Extraction from NP
    in English and in French (*)
Charlotte Reinholtz (USC), V-2 in Mainland Scandinavian: Finite Verb
    Movement to Agr
Bonnie Schwartz and Sten Vikner (Geneva), All Verb Second Clauses are
    CPs (*)
Wolfgang Sternefeld (Konstanz), Extractions from Verb-Second Clauses
    in German
Sten Vikner (Geneva), Object Shift and Double Objects in Danish
Chris Wilder (UCL), Wh-Movement and Passivization in Infinitive
    Predicates
Tor Åfarli (Adger College), On Sentence Structure in Scandinavian
    Languages

(*) = not in the Proceedings

1991, Stuttgart

Note: official program not available

Josef Bayer, On the Origin of Sentential Arguments in German and
    Bengali
Giuliana Giusti (Venice), A Unified Structural Representation of 
    (Abstract) Case and Article. Evidence from Germanic
Jarich Hoekstra (Frisian Academy), Preposition Stranding and
    Resumptivity in West Germanic
Teun Hoekstra (Leiden), To Have to Be Dative
Helen de Hoop and Wim Kosmeijer (Groningen), Case and Scrambling:
    D-structure vs. S-structure
Richard Kayne (CUNY), Agreement and Verb Morphology in Three Varieties
    of English
Joan Maling (Brandeis) and Rex Sprouse (Harvard), Structural Case,
    Specifier-Head Relations, and the Case of Predicate NPs
Gereon Müller (Tübingen), Crossover Effects, Chain Formation,
    and Unambiguous Binding
Ad Neeleman (Utrecht), Complex Predicates in Dutch and English
Eric Reuland and Tanya Reinhart (Utrecht), Pronouns, Anaphors and Case
Ian Roberts (Bangor), Object Movement and Verb Movement in Early Modern
    English
Manuela Schönenberger and Zvi Penner (Geneva), Cross-Dialectal
    Variation in Swiss German: Doubling Verbs, Verb Projection Raising, 
    Barrierhood, and LF-Movement
Tarald Taraldsen (Tromsø), On Agreement and Nominative Objects in
    Icelandic

1992, Tromsø

Josef Bayer (Vienna), German zu and Bavarian infinitives (*)
Andrea Calabrese (Harvard), A synchronic and diachronic analysis of 
    Siever's Law in Gothic (published as: Siever's Law in Gothic: A
    synchronic analysis with some notes on its diachronic development)
Anna Cardinaletti (Venice), On the internal structure of pronominal DPs
Young-Mee Yu Cho (Stanford), Morphological and universal devoicing in
    English and Swedish
Noam Chomsky (MIT), Economy considerations in language design (**)
Guglielmo Cinque (Venice), Sentential stress in Germanic (*)
Elisabeth Engdahl (Edinburgh), Scandinavian Relatives (**)
Alessandra Giorgi and Fabio Pianesi (IRST), Tense interpretation and
    morphosyntactic structures in Romance and Germanic (*)
Giuliana Giusti (Venice), Enclitic articles and double definiteness:
    a comparative analysis of nominal structure in Romance and Germanic
Alicja Gorecka (USC), On [-BACK] and [PALATAL] (*)
Caroline Heycock (Yale) and Anthony Kroch (UPenn), Verb movement and
    coordination in the Germanic languages (published as: verb movement
    and coordination in a dynamic theory of licensing)
Arild Hestvik (Stuttgart), A syntactic determinant of strict identity
    interpretation of reflexives (***)
Eric Hoekstra (Meertens, Amsterdam), On the nature of expletive heads
    (published as: Expletive replacement, verb-second and coordination)
Riny Huybregts (Tilburg), Scattering: a derivational approach without
    S-structure (*)
Mark Lencho (Wisconsin), Evidence that to is a complementizer (*)
M. Rita Manzini (UCL), Triggers for V-2: Germanic and Romance
Roland Noske (Amsterdam), Schwa/Ø alternations in Dutch-German (***)
Dominique Nouveau (Utrecht), Extrametricality and catalexis in Dutch
    word stress (published as: Catalexis and extrametricality in Dutch
    word stress)
Zvi Penner (Bern) and Manuela Schönenberger (Geneva), The distribution
    of DP agreement features in German dialects: Expletive Ds and the
    so-called weak/strong asymmetry (*)
Charles Reiss (Harvard), Syllable structure and assimilation of /r/ in
    Old Icelandic (published as: The outcome of /lr/ and /nr/ in Old Icelandic)
Ken Safir (Rutgers), Selfish languages and selfless ones (*)
Lynn Santelmann (Lund), The acquisition of wh-questions in English, German
    and Swedish (***)
Ur Shlonsky (Geneva): Agreement in Comp
Halldór Ármann Sigurðsson (Reykjavík), Agreement as
    visible F-government (*)
Almeida Jacqueline Toribio (Cornell), Another look at V2 (*)
Jan-Wouter Zwart (Groningen), SOV languages are head initial (published 
    as: Dutch is head-initial)

(*) = not in the Proceedings
(**) = invited lecture, not in the Proceedings
(***) = alternate, not in the Proceedings

1994, Harvard

Cynthia Allen (ANU), A Change in Structural Case Marking in Early
    Middle English
Anna Cardinaletti (Venice) and Michal Starke (Geneva), The Typology
    of Pronouns (published as: Deficient Pronouns: A View from
    Germanic. A Study in the Unified Description of Germanic and
    Romance)
Molly Diesing (Cornell), Semantic Variables and Object Shift
Marcel den Dikken (VU Amsterdam) and Jan-Wouter Zwart (Groningen),
    Very Exceptional Case-Marking
Thórhallur Eythórsson (Cornell), Functional Categories,
    Cliticization, and Verb Movement in the Early Germanic Languages
Liliane Haegeman (Geneva), Object Clitics in West Flemish and the
    Identification of A/A' Positions (*)
Anders Holmberg and Görel Sandström (Umeå), Adjective
    Incorporation and the Syntax of the Scandinavian Noun Phrase (*)
Paul Kiparsky (Stanford), The Shift to Head-Initial VP in English
    and Scandinavian
Karen Lattewitz (Groningen), A Minimalist View on Verb Raising (*)
Gereon Müller (Tübingen), A Constraint on Remnant Movement (*)
Christer Platzack (Lund), Small pro, Weak AGR, and Syntactic Differences
    in Scandinavian (published as: Null Subjects, Weak Agr and Syntactic
    Differences in Scandinavian)
Gertjan Postma (Leiden), The Interaction between Argument Structure and
    Perfect Tense (published as: The Argumental Linking of Perfect Tense)
Ian Roberts (Bangor), Cliticisation and Word Order in the History of
    English (and French) (*)
Johan Rooryck (Leiden), Prepositions, Functional Projections and
    Minimalist Case-Assignment (published as: Prepositions and Minimalist
    Case Marking)
Jan-Wouter Zwart (Groningen), N-Feature Checking in Germanic Verb Second
    Configurations
Tor Åfarli (Trondheim), Raising of the Antecedent in Germanic
     Restrictive Relative Clauses (*)

(*) = not in the Proceedings

1995, Brussels

Sjef Barbiers (Leiden), An antisymmetric analysis of PP-extraposition
Hans Bennis (Leiden), Frits Beukema (Leiden), and Marcel den Dikken
    (VU Amsterdam), Getting verb movement
Jonathan D. Bobaljik (MIT), The morphological determination of
    Germanic syntax
Daniel Buering (Cologne) and Katharina Hartmann (Frankfurt), Extraposition,
    QR, and association with focus
Martin Everaert (Utrecht), Binding and the inert/active distinction
Erich Groat (Harvard), Overt and Null Expletives in Germanic
Eric Haeberli (Geneva), Morphological Case, pro, and word order
Alison Henry (Ulster), V2-phenomena in Belfast English
Eric Hoekstra (Meertens Amsterdam) and Marcel den Dikken (VU Amsterdam),
    Parasitic participles
Teun Hoekstra and Johan Rooryck (Leiden), Dynamic and stative HAVE
Ellen-Petra Kester (Utrecht), Adjectival inflection and licensing
    conditions on null nouns
Sergio Menuzzi (Leiden), On double object constructions in Icelandic
Christer Platzack (Lund), Forced to leave: non L-related movement in
    Germanic V2 languages
Tarald Taraldsen (Tromsø), Case, subject-orientation, and agreement
    in Icelandic and Faroese
Fred Weerman (Utrecht), Morphological Case and Null Case
Jan-Wouter Zwart (Groningen), The composition of auxiliaries and the
    placement of participles in Dutch
Joost Zwarts (Utrecht), Simple and complex prepositions and P-stranding
    in Dutch

1995, Rutgers

Peter Ackema and Ad Neeleman (Utrecht), Optimal Questions
Artemis Alexiadou (Berlin) and Elena Anagnostopoulou (Tilburg),
    SVO and EPP in Null Subject Languages and Germanic
Hans Bennis (Leiden), Norbert Corver (Tilburg), and Marcel den Dikken (VU
    Amsterdam), Predicate Inversion in Nominal Phrases
Jonathan D. Bobaljik (Harvard/McGill), Free Agr! Parametrization in
    Germanic Morphosyntax
Paola Crisma (Venice), The Use of Articles in Old English Prose
Molly Diesing (Cornell), Aspects of the 'Stem Construction' in Yiddish
Hans-Martin Gaertner (Max Planck Berlin), Are There V2 Relative Clauses
    in German?
Eric Haeberli (Geneva), C-Subject (Non-)Adjacency in the Germanic Languages
Christopher Laenzlinger and Ur Shlonsky (Geneva), Pronoun Clustering
    and Adjacency Effects: A Comparative Study of German and Hebrew
Regina Moorcroft (Cornell), Morphological Case without Functional
    Projections (*)
Gereon Müller (Tübingen), Partial Wh-Movement and Optimality
Marga Petter (VU Amsterdam), 'Passive' Infinitives and the Licensing
    of pro-subjects
William Phillip and Peter Coopmans (Utrecht), Primitives of Pronominal
    Anaphora: Acquisition Evidence from Dutch
William Phillip and Martin Everaert (Utrecht), Pseudo-Reciprocity
Görel Sandström (Umeå) and Anders Holmberg(Tromsø),
    Definiteness, Case, and the Licensing of Possessors
Peter Svenonius (Tromsø), The Optionality of Particle Shift
Jan-Wouter Zwart (Groningen), On the Status and Position of PPs inside
    APs in Dutch (*)

(*) = alternate

1997, Amsterdam

Dorothee Beermann (Tilburg) and Lars Hellan (Trondheim), Prepositional
     predicates in German and Norwegian
Frank Drijkoningen (Utrecht), Antisymmetry and the lefthand side in
     morphology
Kristin M. Eide and Tor A. Åfarli (Trondheim), A predication operator:
     evidence and effects
Elisabet Engdahl (Göteborg), Object shift and information structure
     in Scandinavian
Arild Hestvik (Bergen) and William Philip (Utrecht), Acquisition of
     pronouns in Dutch and Norwegian (**)
Teun Hoekstra (Leiden), Word order in nominal constructions
Anders Holmberg (Tromsø), Object shift and phonological features
Ans van Kemenade (FreeU Amsterdam), Negation positions as word order
    triggers in Older West-Germanic
Olaf Koeneman (Utrecht), On V-to-I movement and Flexible Syntax (**)
Anthony Kroch (UPenn), V2, empty expletives, and Attract F (*)
Winfried Lechner (UMass Amherst), On syntactic and semantic reconstruction
Gereon Müller (Tübingen), Parallel movement and the emergence
     of the unmarked (**)
Gertjan Postma (Leiden), Formal entailment and the Universal Base Hypothesis
Höskuldur Thráinsson (Reykjavík), Objects and adverbs (*)
Øystein Alexander Vangsnes (Bergen), On demonstrative and possessive
     constructions in Scandinavian

(*)  = invited lecture
(**) = alternate


1997, Cornell

Artemis Alexiadou (ZAS) and Elena Anagnostopoulou (MIT), Postverbal
    Subjects
Elly van Gelderen (Arizona State), When's a Pronoun an Anaphor?
Kleanthes K. Grohmann (Maryland), German Superiority
Eric Haeberli (York), Oblique Case and Subjecthood: On the Contrast
    Between Icelandic and German (*)
Regina Moorcroft (UMass Amherst), Permuting Complement DPs in German (*)
Norvin Richards (MIT), Agr∀P
Ken Safir (Rutgers), Symmetry and Unity in the Theory of Anaphora
Peter Svenonius (Tromsø), Particle-Verb Incorporation and Participle
    Agreement in Scandinavian
Martina Wiltschko (UBC/Vienna), Superiority in German

(*) = alternates

1999, Lund

Peter Ackema (Groningen), On the relation between inflectional features 
     and V-to-I (**)
Elin Bech and Tor A. Åfarli (Trondheim), The syntax of two types of
     psychological verb in Germanic
Cedric Boeckx (Connecticut), Quirky agreement in Icelandic, English, and 
     elsewhere
Kersti Börjars (Manchester), Kate Burridge (La Trobe), and Sue Spencer (Manchester),
     For...to constructions in varieties of German and English:
     consequences for clause structure
Ute Bohnacker (Durham/Lund), Root infinitives in bilingual child Icelandic-
     English
Þórhallur Eyþórsson (Manchester), VP order and clausal architecture
     in diachrony
Kleanthes K. Grohmann (Maryland), Multiple interrogatives, discourse
     restrictions, and quantifier interaction
Liliane Haegeman (Geneva), Negation in West Flemish and the derivation
     of SOV word order (*)
Þorbjörg Hróarsdóttir (Tromsø), VP-preposing in Icelandic
Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson (Reykjaví), Case absorption with
     -st-verbs in Icelandic
Ursel Luhde (Bangor), Aspectual features and argument structure
Reimar Müller (Tübingen), Prepositions as bare infinitival
     complementizers in some Westgermanic languages
Ken Safir (Rutgers), Derived complementarity in the pattern of anaphora (*)
Peter Svenonius (Tromsø), The expression of negation in Germanic
Øystein Alexander Vangsnes (Bergen), Optimal strategies for identifying D
Mark de Vries (Amsterdam), Extraposition of relative clauses as specifying
     coordination
Anna-Lena Wiklund (Umeå), Distributed syntax: morphosyntactic parasites
     and the path to PF
Shalom Zuckerman (Groningen), The underlying structure of embedded participles
     in Dutch
Jan-Wouter Zwart (Groningen), Bare argument structure and the syntax of middles (*)

(*)  = invited lecture
(**) = alternate

2000, Groningen

Official program


2001, Montreal

Official program


2002, Reykjavík

Seiki Ayano (Mie), The layered internal structure of spatial PP
Carlos F. de Cuba (SUNY), CP-recursion revisited: limited embedded V2 in Swedish
Marcel den Dikken (CUNY), Lexical integrity, checking and the mirror: a checking
     approach to syntactic word formation
Eric Haeberli (Reading), Clause type asymmetries in Old English and the syntax
     of verb movement
Hubert Haider (Salzburg), How to turn German into Icelandic: OV/VO contrasts (*)
Jaume Mateu Fontanals (UAB), The DOR regained: evidence from English and Dutch
Eric Mathieu (UCL/Newcastle), Partial wh-movement and the wh copy construction
     in German: a unified approach
Gereon Müller (Mannheim), Verb-second = vP-first
Marit Richardsen Westergaard and Øystein Alexander Vangsnes (Tromsø),
     Wh-questions, V2, and the left periphery of three Norwegian dialects
Luigi Rizzi (Siena), Cartography and some asymmetries in the theory of locality (*)
Maaike Schoorlemmer (Utrecht), Dutch subjective partitives as mixed categories
Øystein Alexander Vangsnes (Tromsø), Scandinavian bi-nominal constructions:
     evidence for a DP-internal analysis
Sten Vikner (Århus), On complex verbs in Germanic that refuse to undergo V2
Ralf Vogel (Potsdam), Recoverability
Hedde H. Zeijlstra (Amsterdam), What the Dutch Jespersen Cycle may reveal about
     Negative Concord
Jan-Wouter Zwart (Groningen), Right-dislocation vs. extraposition in Dutch

(*)  = invited lecture


2003, Durham


Peter Ackema (Nijmegen) and Ad Neeleman (UCL), Agreement checking at PF
Sjef Barbiers (Meertens Institute), Generalized focus-particle doubling
Jeroen van Craenenbroeck (Leiden), Pseudosluicing in Dutch dialects
Marcel den Dikken (CUNY), When particles won't part
Silke Fischer (Stuttgart), Matrix unloaded: binding in a local derivational
     approach
Jarich Hoekstra (Kiel), Causal what-questions and the light verb
     do in Frisian
Marit Julien (Tromsø), Prenominal and postnominal possessors in 
     Scandinavian (**)
Shin-Sook Kim (Frankfurt), The role of FinP in copular sentences (**)
Marjo van Koppen (Leiden/Meertens Institute), First conjunct agreement
     in Frisian, Dutch and the dialects of Dutch
Vera Lee-Schoenfeld (UC Santa Cruz), German possessor datives: raised 
     and affected
Jaume Mateu (Barcelona), Argument structure and auxiliary selection in
     Germanic and Romance
Sabine Mohr (Stuttgart), Dutch er revisited
Maire Noonan (York, Canada), Shadow prepositions in German
Susan Pintzuk (York, UK), Quantified and non-quantified objects in Old English:
     problems for a universal base account
Henk van Riemsdijk (Tilburg), The silence of the verbs
Ian Roberts and Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge), The EPP and word order
     change in Middle English (*)
Manuela Schönenberger (Konstanz/Stuttgart), The adult grammar taught 
     by children (*)
Halldór Á. Sigurðsson (Lund), Meaningful silence, meaningless
     sounds (*)
Peter Svenonius (Tromsø), IGLO (Intercomprehension of Germanic Languages
     On-line) as a research tool (*)
Shoichi Takahashi (MIT), Pseudogapping--The view from Scandinavian languages
John R. te Velde (Oklahoma State), Phase theory and conjoined V2 structures
     in German and Dutch
Susi Wurmbrand (McGill), How complex are complex predicates? (*)
Jan-Wouter Zwart (Groningen), Agreement as sisterhood

(*)  = invited lecture
(**) = alternate


2004, New York


Hans Bennis (Meertens Institute), [On the SAND dialect atlas] (*)
Josef Bayer and Ellen Brandner (Konstanz), Light noun raising in Alemannic 
     and Bavarian infinitives
Josef Bayer, Tanja Schmidt, and Markus Bader (Konstanz), Clause union and 
     clausal position
Jonathan Bobaljik (UConn), On Phi: agreement, case and licensing
Ute Bohnacker (Lund), Is V2 really that hard to acquire for second language
     learners? On current universalist claims and their theoretical underpinnings
     (published as: Nonnative acquisition of verb second: on the empirical 
     underpinnings of universal Ls claims)
Hans Broekhuis (Tilburg), Object shift and subject shift (**)
Alison Henry (Ulster), Merge in a newly recognized Germanic language: Ullans/
     Ulster Scots (*)
Marit Julien (Vestfold), Possessor licensing, agreement, and Case (published
     as: Possessor licensing, definiteness and case in Scandinavian)
Ans van Kemenade (Nijmegen), Synchronic and diachronic variation in early
     English clause structure (***)
Marika Lekakou (UCL), Middle formation without imperfective aspect and the
     role of sich (published as: Reflexives in contexts of reduced
     valency: German vs. Dutch)
Thomas Leu (NYU), What for properties are odd?
Lisa Levinson (NYU), HAVE minus BE equals P
Erik Magnusson (Göteborg), The loss of referential pro in Swedish
Marc Richards and Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge), Explaining Expl
Dorian Roehrs (Indiana), Strong pronouns are determiners after all (published
     as: Pronouns are determiners after all)
Vera Lee-Schoenfeld (UC Santa Cruz), Binding, possessor datives, and the
     typology of clause size (**)
M. Sibhán Cottell and Alison Henry (Ulster), Transitive expletives, 
     quantifier stranding and subject positions in an English dialect
Eric Stenshoel (CUNY), Are all particles created equal?
Helmut Weiss (Konstanz), Complementizer agreement in Continental West 
     Germanic (**)
Guido Vanden Wyngaerd (Brussels), Simple tense
Jan-Wouter Zwart (Groningen), Verb-second as edge alignment (published as: 
     Verb second as a function of Merge)

(*)  = invited lecture
(**) = alternate
(***)= not presented


2005, Tilburg


Artemis Alexiadou (Stuttgart), Elena Anagnostopoulou (Crete) and Florian
     Schäfer (Stuttgart), Anticausatives crosslinguistically
Josef Bayer (Konstanz), That-trace without reference to subject (*)
Theresa Biberauer and Ian Roberts (Cambridge), The loss of V-to-Aux and
     remnant fronting in Late Middle English: causes and consequences
Christopher Collins (Cornell) and Joachim Sabel (Leuven), A C-I interface
     constraint on remnant movement (***)
Frank Drijkoningen, Indefinites and A-bar operations (**)
Michael Hegarty (Louisiana), Expletive subjects and feature checking in
     German existential constructions
Marit Julien (Tromsø), Nominal arguments and nominal predicates
Tanja Kiziak and Sam Featherston (Tübingen), Long extraction or
     parenthetical insertion? Evidence from judgement studies
Olaf Koeneman (Groningen), Shape conservation, Holmberg's Generalization, 
     and passivization
Thomas McFadden and Artemis Alexiadou (Stuttgart), Auxiliary selection
     and modal syntax in Germanic and the history of English
Doris Penka and Hedde Zeijlstra (Tübingen), Negative indefinites in 
     Germanic
Susan Pintzuk (York) and Eric Haeberli (Geneva), Head-final structure in
     Old English root clauses (*)
Gertjan Postma (Meertens), Toward a syntactic theory of feature neutralization
Dorian Roehrs (Indiana), Number "dis-agreement" in pronominal noun phrases (**)
Martin Salzmann (Leiden), Asymmetries and non-asymmetries in resumption
Halldór Ármann Sigurðsson (Lund), Nom/Acc
Peter Svenonius (Tromsø), Particle shift is XP-movement
John te Velde (Oklahoma), New evidence for relativized V2 in West Germanic
Carola Trips (Stuttgart), Syntactic sources of word formation processes:
     Evidence from Old English and Old High German
Mark de Vos (Leiden), Weird verb-second in Afrikaans: AGREE and the
     morphology interface
Jan-Wouter Zwart (Groningen), Untangling IPP word order restrictions

(*)  = invited lecture
(**) = alternate
(***)= not presented


2006, Santa Cruz

Artemis Alexiadou and Florian Schäfer (Stuttgart), The readings of 
     instrumental subjects: understanding the nature of agents and causers
Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge), "Syntactic" OCP effects? Insights from Afrikaans
     negation
Theresa Biberauer and Ian Roberts (Cambridge), The return of the subset principle:
     a Germanic case study
Remus Gergel (Tübingen) and Jutta Hartman (Tilburg), Experiencers with
     (un)willingness: volitionally raising German modals
Alison Henry and Sióbhan Cottell (Ulster), Predicate fronting and aspect
     in Northern Hiberno-English
Michael Houser, Line Mikkelsen, Ange Strom-Weber, and Maziar Toosarvandani (Berkeley),
     Gøre-support in Danish
Mats Johansson (Lund) and Dianne Jonas (Yale), Structural case, feature valuation
     and the role of tense
Dalina Kallulli and Antonia Rothmayr (Vienna), Variation inside the DP: Bavarian
     vs. Standard German
Marjo van Koppen (Utrecht) and Michael Putnam (Michigan), C-agreement or something
     close to it: the alls-construction
Jenny Lederer (Berkeley), Anaphoric distribution in the prepositional phrase:
     similarities between Norwegian and English
Thomas Leu (NYU), These HERE demonstratives
Thomas McFadden and Artemis Alexiadou (Stuttgart), Pieces of the perfect in German
     and older English
Máire Noonan (McGill), Does into mean to in? (**)
Dorian Roehrs (Indiana), Something post-pre-nominal in German
Kjersti Stensrud (Chicago), Scandinavian pronouns and structural deficiency: the
     significance of Norwegian 'subject shift' (**)
Peter Svenonius (Tromsø), Parameters of P (*)
Øystein Alexander Vangsnes (Tromsø), The nanosyntax of wh-determiners: a
     Scandinavian perspective (***)
John te Velde (Oklahoma State), A conjunction conspiracy at the West Germanic
     left periphery
Hedde Zeijlstra (Tübingen), Negative doubling in non-Negative Concord languages
Jan-Wouter Zwart (Groningen), Uncharted territory? A non-cartographic account of
     Germanic syntax (*)

(*)  = invited lecture
(**) = alternate
(***)= not presented


2007, Stuttgart

Sjef Barbiers, Olaf Koeneman and Marika Lekakou (Meertens), Syntactic doubling 
     and the structure of chains
Kristine Bentzen (Tromsø), Verb movement interfering with subjects in
     Norwegian non-V2 contexts
Kristine Bentzen, Gunnar Hrafn Hrafnbjargarson, Þorbjörg Hróarsdóttir and
     Anna-Lena Wiklund (Tromsø), The force behind V2
Hans Broekhuis (Leiden), Holmberg's Generalization: X obstructs object shift.
     But why the hell doesn't X get out of the way?
Anna Cardinaletti (Venice), Topic or focus? On some preposing phenomena in 
     Italian, compared to Germanic (*)
Norbert Corver and Marjo van Koppen (Utrecht), Ellipsis in possessive NPs: a
     micro-comparative approach
Jeroen van Craenenbroeck (Brussels) and Marjo van Koppen (Utrecht), Object 
     agreement and raising in Dutch imperatives
Ulrike Demske (Saarland), Verbal complements of motion verbs: synchronic and
     diachronic variation
Kristin M. Eide (NUST), Finiteness: the have and the have-nots
Gisbert Fanselow (Potsdam), Cyclic linearization and pragmatic constraints on
     movement (*)
Nynke de Haas and Ans van Kemenade (Nijmegen), The Northern Subject Rule:
     agreement and non-agreement in Northern British English
Jóhannes Gísli Jónsson (Reykjavík), The new passive is a true passive
Hironobu Kasai (Kitakyushu), Grammatical CSC violations
Patrizia Noel (Munich), Jespersen's Cycle and the issue of prosodic weakness
Halldór Ármann Sigurðsson (Lund), PRO and the C/content of C/case
Peter Svenonius and Tarald Taraldsen (Tromsø), Germanic adpositions and the
     Construct State
Carola Trips (Stuttgart) and Eric Fuß (Frankfurt), The syntax of temporal anaphora
     in Early Germanic
Jan-Wouter Zwart (Groningen), Dutch past tense infinitives and the nature of
     finiteness

(*)  = invited lecture


2008, Edinburgh

Klaus Abels and Luisa Martí (UCL/Tromsø), German negative indefinites are
     semantically negative
Lobke Aelbrecht (Brussels), Dutch modal complement ellipsis and English VPE
Elena Anagnostopoulou (Crete), Weak pronouns and the Person Case Constraint: a case study
     of German
Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge), Locating Afrikaans in Jespersen's cycle: a
     comparative investigation
Theresa Biberauer and Ian Roberts (Cambridge), Phases, word order and types of clausal
     complements in West-Germanic languages
Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (Paris 8/Surrey), German and French Preposition + Determiner
     contractions at the syntax-morphology interface
Pavel Caha (Tromsø), The directional-locative alternation in German and Dutch
Marijke De Belder (Brussels), The morphosyntax of kinds and units in Germanic
Thórhallur Eythórsson (Reykjavik), The new passive in Icelandic: variation and diachrony
Agnes Jäger and Doris Penka (Frankfurt/Tübingen), Development of sentential negation
     in the history of German
Marlies Kluck and Mark de Vries (Groningen), The interaction of Right Node Raising and extraposition
     in Germanic languages (**)
Agnieszka Pysz and Bartosz Wiland (Poznań), Linearizing strict VO/OV: an interaction between
     head government and FOFC (**)
Gillian Ramchand and Björn Lundquist (Tromsø), Verbs of contact in English, Swedish and
     German
Christer Platzack (Lund), Crosslinguistic variation in the realm of support verbs
Dorian Roehrs and Michael T. Putnam (U North Texas/Carson Newman), Demonstrative reinforcers
Volker Struckmeier (Cologne), Attributive constructions in German(ic): phase structures
     in small packages
Tanja Temmerman (Leiden), The Copy Spell Out analysis of contrastive left dislocation revisited:
     evidence from Southern Dutch dialects
Edwin Williams (Princeton), Derivation and mirror effects (*)
Susi Wurmbrand (Connecticut), Word order and scope in German (*)
Heddy Zeijlstra (Amsterdam), Not in the first place

(*)  = invited lecture
(**) = alternate


2009, Brussels

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2010, Tromsø

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2011, Amsterdam

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2012, Yale

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2013, Leipzig

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2014, York

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2015, Chicago

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2016, Stellenbosch

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