The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics


The 43rd Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) conference is taking place (virtually) at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin from April 8th to 20th, 2020.  MIT is represented by many graduate students and alumni.

  • Itai Bassi & Justin Colley (MIT): p-word Integrity: a new condition on ellipsis at the syntax-phonology interface
    (abstract) (project page)
  • Peter Grishin (MIT): Scrapping clauses with clausal anaphors
    (abstract) (project page)
  • Tatiana Bondarenko & Stanislao Zompi’ (MIT): Leftover Agreement: Spelling out Kartvelian number
    (abstract) (project page)
  • Tatiana Bondarenko (MIT): Hyperraising and Logical Form: evidence from Buryat
    (abstract) (project page)
  • Filipe Hisao Kobayashi & Sherry Yong Chen (MIT): Quantifying over thematic roles: Mandarin distributive numerals and reciprocals
    (abstract) (project page)
  • Maša Močnik & Rafael Abramovitz (MIT): Variable-force variable-flavor attitude verb in Koryak
    (abstract(project page)
  • Danfeng Wu & Yadav Gowda (MIT): Focus and penultimate vowel lengthening in Zulu
    (project page)

MIT alumni also presented at GLOW 43 including:

  • Idan Landau (PhD 1999): The Predicative Default of Controlled Adjuncts
    (abstract) (project page)
  • Omer Demirok (PhD 2019) : A pied-piping theory of exceptional de re: Scoping after all                            (abstract) (project page)
  • İsa Kerem Bayırlı (PhD 2017) : A new generalization over determiner denotations                           (abstract)

… plus: one of the workshops (on the legacy of Chomsky’s “Remarks on Nominalization”) was co-organized by Hagit Borer (PhD 1981).