The Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga is pleased to announce that the 4th Montréal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton syntax workshop (MOTH) will be held on April 15-16, 2016. MOTH is an annual regional workshop which brings together graduate students and faculty from across southern Ontario and Québec; presenters from further afield are also welcome. We invite submissions on any area of syntax and its interfaces, including both theoretical and experimental work.
Our invited speaker this year will be Ivona Kučerová (McMaster University).
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Rd
Getting to campus: UofT runs a regular Shuttle bus between the Downtown and Mississauga campuses.
Information can be found here.
Further information, including public transit options, driving directions, and campus maps can be found here.
The closest hotel to the UTM campus is The Glenerin Inn. Mention that you are attending a UTM Conference for a special UTM corporate rate.
If you prefer to stay closer to the downtown campus, there are a variety of nearby accommodations, the closest being The Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville
Limited crash space may be available to students. If you are interested please contact Becky Tollan to request it.
Pre-registration is closed. If you wish to attend but have not registered, you can register on-site. The following fees will apply.
Students: $20 (conference registration only); $25(includes conference dinner)
Faculty: $30 (conference registration only); $40 (includes conference dinner)
All sessions will be in Deerfield Hall Room 2060
|Friday, April 15, 2016|
|9:00-10:00 am||Registration and breakfast|
Chair: Michelle Troberg
|Julien Carrier (University of Toronto), The Double Object Construction in Inuktitut|
|Bing’er Jiang (McGill University), Gei and the double object construction in Mandarin Chinese|
|Hong-Yan Liu (University of Toronto), The Mandarin ba-construction|
|11:45 am-12:45 pm
Chair: Bronwyn Bjorkman
|Dylan Bandstra (University of Toronto), Inalienable Possession in Tlingit|
|Sherry Hucklebridge (University of Toronto), Relativization as Nominalization: Head-Internal Relative Clauses in Tłı̧cho̧ Yatıı̀|
Chair: Diane Massam
|Cassandra Chapman (McMaster University), Martin Hackl (MIT) & Ivona Kučerová (McMaster University), Processing of logical form structure: Evidence from reconstruction for anaphoric binding|
|Gavin Bembridge (York University), Negation in American Sign Language: The view from the Interface|
|Ash Asudeh (Carleton University/Oxford) & Daniel Siddiqi (Carleton University), Distributed Lexical-Functional Grammar|
|3:30-4:00 pm||Coffee Break|
Chair: Mihaela Pirvulescu
|Martha Schwarz (McGill University), Nepali Ergative Case Assignment|
|Yining Nie (NYU), Why is there NOM - NOM but no ERG - ERG ?|
Chair: Arsalan Kahnemuyipour
| Invited Speaker:
Ivona Kučerová (McMaster University), When nominatives fail more than to agree
|6:30 pm||Conference Dinner (On UTM campus. Room TBD)|
|Saturday, April 16, 2016|
|9:00 am-10:00 am||Registration and breakfast|
Chair: Jessica Coon
|Chris Bruno (McGill University), Three kinds of locative preposing|
|Andrew Peters (York University), Multiple Modal Constructions in Rural Chesapeake English and Mandarin Chinese|
|Ievgeniia Kybalchych (UQAM), What i-f?|
|11:45 am-12:45 pm
Chair: Rebecca Tollan
|Zoë McKenzie (University of Toronto) Imperatives and Negation in Labrador Inuttut|
|Heather Yawney (University of Toronto), Turkish Verbal Suspended Affixation|
Chair: Elizabeth Cowper
|Sigwan Thivierge (Concordia University), A Morphosyntactic Analysis of Nishnaabemwin Person Hierarchy Effects|
|Amer Ahmed (York University), On case assignment in Standard Arabic|
|3:00-3:30 pm||Coffee Break|
Chair: Dan Milway
|Symon Jory Stevens-Guille (University of Toronto), A Timing Based Account of RNR Identity|
|Juvénal Ndayiragije (University of Toronto Scarborough), There is a Cost to External Merge|