[MGSA-L] Midwest Consortium on Greek Linguistics – Inaugural Meeting: Friday, March 4

Marina Terkourafi mt217 at illinois.edu
Mon Feb 21 14:31:00 PST 2011

*Midwest Consortium on Greek Linguistics – Inaugural Meeting
Friday March 4, 2011
University of Chicago, Department of Linguistics


Morning sessions: To be held at the Linguistics Lounge, Dept. of Linguistics
9:00-9:30: Nikos Vergis (UIUC): The rhotics of shame: Language, women and
9:30-10:00: Marina Terkourafi (UIUC): On the intonation/pragmatics
interface: a prohibitive construction in Cypriot Greek

Break: 10-10:30

10:30-11:00: Anastasia Giannakidou (U Chicago), Despoina Papadopoulou (U
Thessaloniki), and Melita Stavrou (U Thessaloniki): scope and epistemic
judgment: evidence form Greek indefinites
11:00-11:30: Jason Merchant (U Chicago): A new argument for LF-copy?
Evidence from ellipsis in the Greek NP

Lunch break: 11:30-1:00

Afternoon sessions: To be held in Harper 130
1:00-2:00: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Ioanna Sitaridou (U Cambridge): The Last Greek
Infinitive — Continuity, Contact, and Change in the Greek varieties of
2:00-2:30: Christopher Brown (OSU) and Brian D. Joseph (OSU): Greek of
Southern Albania -- Preliminary Observations

Break: 2:30-3:00

3:00-3:30: Eleni Staraki (U Chicago): Greek modals interacting with tense
and aspect
3:30-4:00: Katerina Chatzopoulou (U Chicago): Negation selection in Ancient
Greek: the latest news
4:00-4:30: Anastasia Smirnova (OSU): Linguistic encoding of motion events in
Greek in comparison to other Balkan languages
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