The 40th edition of GLOW (Generative Linguistics in the Old World) will take place later this week (March 15—17) at Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. As usual, MIT will be represented by many current students and alumni.
- Daniel Harbour (PhD ‘03) — Feature economy and the Kiowa-Tanoan continuum
- Coppe van Urk (PhD ‘15) — Mixed chains and phase impenetrability in Dinka
- Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (PhD ‘14) — Extraction and licensing in Toba Batak
- Ezer Rasin (4th-year grad student) — The stress-encapsulation universal and phonological modularity
- Abdul-Razak Sulemana (3rd-year grad student) — Q-particles and the nature of Covert movement: evidence from Bùlì
- Yasutada Sudo (PhD ‘12) & Jacopo Romoli — Lifetime Effects and Presuppositional Scalar Strengthening
- Theodore Levin (PhD ‘15) & Omer Preminger (PhD ‘11) — M-merger as relabeling: a new approach to head movement and noun-incorporation
Hagit Borer (PhD ‘81) is the invited speaker of the main conference.
There will also be workshops during GLOW. Laura Downing and Lisa Cheng (PhD ‘91) organized the workshop Syntax-Phonology Interface – What does Phonology need to know about Syntax and vice versa. Eulàlia Bonet (PhD ‘91) will be the invited speaker and will give the talk Phases and prosodic domains in exponence and phonology. At the same workshop, Nomi Erteschik (PhD ‘73), Gunlög Josefsson & Björn Köhnlein is presenting the work titled Mainland Scandinavian Object Shift, Match Theory and Prosodic Displacement.
Hamida Demirdache (PhD ‘91) and Janet Grijzenhout organized the workshop Heritage Language Knowledge and AcquisitionHeritage Language Knowledge and Acquisition. Esther Rinke, Cristina Flores & Pilar Barbosa (PhD ‘95) will give the talk Null objects in Heritage Portuguese and Jiyoung Choi & Hamida Demirdache the talk Experimentally investigating intervention effects in adult, child and Heritage Korean
Ezer Rasin will take in part in special workshop called The Interface Within, presenting the work titled ‘Predictions of a phonological architecture with stress encapsulation’.
Finally, GLOW is also hosting a special workshop to honor the retirement of Hans Bennis. Timothy Stowell (PhD ‘81) is one of the invited speakers, talking about ‘Government by Agreement’.