Recursion:

Structural Complexity in Language and Cognition

 

 

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

 

 

May 26, 27, 28, 2009

 

 

 

 

sponsored by the National Science Foundation

BCS # 0834032
Recursion: Structural Complexity in Language and Cognition

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

May 26-26 2009

 

Program

 

ALL TALKS TAKE PLACE IN THE UMASS CAMPUS CENTER AUDITORIUM

 

Tuesday, May 26

8-8:45

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00

Welcoming remarks

9:00-9:45

Aravind Joshi, University of Pennsylvania 

‘Recursion in Language: A View from Mild (Minimal!) Context Sensitivity’

9:45-10:30

Edward Stabler, UCLA

‘Recursion  in grammar and performance’

10:30- 10:45     break

10:45-11:30

Steve Piantoadosi and Tim O’Donnell, MIT

‘A formal model of number word acquisition’

11:30-12:15

  panel: Rajesh Bhatt, University of Massachusetts

             TBA

             David Smith,   University of Massachusetts

12:15-1:45    lunch       10th FLOOR, CAMPUS CENTER

1:45-2:30

poster mini-talks

2:-2:30

poster session 1

2;30 -3:15

Hilda Koopman, UCLA

On the form of syntactic derivations and restrictions on recursion’

3:15-4:00

 Eva Juarros-Daussą, SUNY Buffalo

 ‘Lack of Recursion in the Lexicon: The two argument restriction’

4:00-4:45

Cedric Boeckx, Harvard University

‘Taming Recursion’

4:45-5:00       break

5 – 5:45

Greeting from Chancelellor Robert C. Holub

panel:    Chris Collins, NYU

              Anna Maria di Sciullo, UQAM

              Peggy Speas, UMass

6:00 - 7:30

Dinner, University Club

7:30-8:15

Bart Hollebrandse, University of Groningen

Tom Roeper, UMass

‘How the Phase-Alternation Constraint on recursion and Propositional Exclusivity interact’

8:15-9:00

Jill de Villiers, Smith College

title TBA

9:00 - 9:30

panel:   Janet Randall, Northeastern University

             Diane Lillo-Martin, UConn

 


UMass Recursion Conference                                                                 26-28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27

8:00-9:00

Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:45

Wolfram Hinzen, Durham University

‘Anti-recursion and the ontology of truth’

9:45-10:30

Peter Ludlow, University of Toronto

Expressivist Semantics and Recursion’

10:30- 10:45     break

10:45-11:30

Manfred Krifka, Humbolt University

Title TBA

11:30-12:15

  panel: Chris Potts, UMass

             Angelika Kratzer, UMass

             Louise Antony, UMass

12:15-1:30    lunch

1:30-2:45

Greetings from Dean Joel Martin

 

Noam Chomsky, MIT

2:45-3:20

poster mini-presentations

3:20 - 4:00

poster session 2

4:00 - 4:45

 David Pesetsky, MIT

Jonah Katz, MIT

‘The Recursive Syntax and Prosody of Tonal Music’

4:45 - 5:30

Ansgar Endress, Harvard University

‘Recursion: What is it, who has it and how can it be learned?’

5:30-6:15

Koji Fujita, Kyoto University

The design, development and evolution of unbounded Merge’

6:15 - 7:00

panel:   Juan Uriagereka, UMd

             Bruce Byers, UMass

             Tom Zoeller, UMass

7:30-----

Party at Tom Roeper’s home

 


UMass Recursion Conference                                                                               May 26-28, 2009

Thursday, May 28

8:00-9:00

Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:45

Douglas Saddy, University of Reading

Title TBA

9:45-10:30

Rebecca Saxe, MIT

title TBA

10:30-10:45

break

10: 45-11:30

 Daniel Everett, Illinois State University

"You drink. You drive. You go to jail. Where's recursion?'

11:30-12:15

Lynn Nichols, UC Berkeley

‘Subordinate Structures and the Lexicon’

12:15 - 1:00

panel:      Lee Spector, Hampshire College

                Uli Sauerland,

                Seth Cable, UMass

 

 

 

 


Poster Session 1: Tuesday 5/26

 

Vitor Zimmerer Patricia Cowell, Rosemary Varley

University of Sheffield

‘Acquisition of recursive rules in artificial grammars’

Misato Hiraga

University of Massachusetts

‘Acquisition of Recursive Synthetic compounds.'

Jörg Bahlmann, Michiru Makuuchi, Jutta Mueller and Angela Friederici,

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig

 

Broca’s area and its role during the processing of hierarchical and non hier. artificial grammar rules’

 

Mercedes Marcilese1, Clara Villarinho1, Marina Augusto2, Leticia CorrŹa1

1Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro/LAPAL, 2State University of Rio de Janeiro/LAPAL

‘Cognitive and ling. demands in 1st and 2nd order false belief tasks’

Karen Zagona

University of Washington

‘Embedded tenses and shifted judgments’

Wayne Cowart, Dana McDaniel

University of Southern Maine

 ‘Grammatical coordination and the approximate number system’

Julia Uddén1,2,3, Susana Araujo4, Martin Ingvar2, Christian Forkstam1,2,3, Peter Hagoort1,3, Karl Magnus Peterson1,2,3

1Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, 2Stockholm Brain Institute, 3Donders Institute, 4Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group, Universidade do Algarve

‘Implicit syntax learning in regular and non reg. artificial grammars’

 

Charles Reiss, Marc Simpson

Concordia University

‘A Recursive Projection Model of Reduplication’

Marilia Costa, Aniela Franca

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

 

 Theory of Mind might be false: recursion and complex inferences’

 

Poster Session 2: Wednesday 5/27

 

Maxi Limbach

University of Cologne

 

‘Acquisition data on recursive possessives:  Evidence from FLA and SLA’

Hiroki Narita

Harvard University

‘Cyclic transfer in service of recursive merge’

Anna Fedor1, Péter Ittzés2, Eörs Szathmáry1,2

1ELTE, Hungary, 2Colleguium Budapest

‘Recursion in artificial grammar learning tasks’

 

Ricard ViĖas-de-Puig

Purdue University

‘Recursive v and the introduction of external arguments’

Shinchiro Ishihara

University of Potsdam

‘Relative Prominence and recursion in phase-based prosody’

Monica Irimia

University of Toronto 

‘Secondary Predicates and recursion’

Michiru Makuuchi, Jörg Bahlmann, Alfred Anwander, Angela Friederici

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

‘Segregating the core computational faculty of human lg. from working memory’

Takashi Toyoshima, Fuminori Mizushima, Kyushu Institute of Technology

‘Unsupervised Computational Learning of Recursion in Language’