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 Special Events

- Call for papers

Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony will take place on Sunday, August 13, 2006 at 6 p.m. in room 17.02 (a big lecture theatre in the basement), Keplerstr. 17.

The opening lecture on 'The nature of introspective judgements and their importance for the grammar' will be held by Sam Featherston (University of Tübingen). It will be followed by a reception sponsored by the city of Stuttgart.

Besides the opening ceremony there will be three special events which will take the form of forum lectures with a main speaker and a discussion following:

1. Evening lectures

The evening lectures will take place from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in room 17.02 (again, the big lecture theatre in the basement).

August 17, 2006: Roland Pfau (University of Amsterdam), 'Microvariation in sign language negation'
August 22, 2006: Giuseppe Longobardi (Universita degli Studi die Trieste), 'Some fundamental issues in parametric linguistics'
August 24, 2006: Michael Tomasello (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig), 'Constructing a language'

2. Student session

On September 1st, 2006 there will be a student session where students participating in the summer school will be presenting their own current work. The students will be allotted a one-hour slot each, 35 minutes for presentation followed by 25 minutes for discussion.

The student session will take place in room 11.82 (Keplerstr. 11 - the other one of the twin buildings, 8th floor) from 10 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.


10.00-11.00 Bartosz Wiland (Poznan), Feature valuation by sideward movement
11.00-12.00 Florian Schäfer (Stuttgart), Middles as Voiced Anticausatives
12.00-14.00 LUNCH BREAK
14.00-15.00 Agnieszka Pysz (Poznan), On the placement of adnominal adjectives with complements: Evidence from Old English
15.00-16.00 Kaori Takamine (Tromsx), The Axial Part Phrase in Japanese
16.00-16.30 COFFEE BREAK
16.30-17.30 Maria Amilia Reis Silva (Vancouver), On future in Blackfoot

3. Workshop on micro- and macro-variation (in co-operation with the Meertens Institute Amsterdam and the NORMS)

The workshop will take place on September 2, 2006 in room 11.82 (Keplerstr. 11 - the other one of the twin buildings, 8th floor), from 10.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

We will have 90-minute slots with 30-minute talks which can, however, be interrupted for questions and discussions.


10.00-11.30Cecilia Poletto (University of Venice), Scrambling in Italian dialects
11.30-13.00Hans Bennis (Meertens Institute), Variation in Inflection in Dialects of Dutch
13.00-14.30LUNCH BREAK
14.30-16.00Marit Julien (University of Lund), A comparison of micro- and macrocomparison
16.00-17.30Michal Starke (University of Tromso), From microvariation to comparative morphology