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Ken Hiraiwa

The Syntax of the World's Languages and Human Mind

Conference Presentations/Invited Talks

 

2015

[60] Disjunction and Question in Dagaare (with Adams Bodomo). A Workshop on Question and Disjunction. Universität Wien. (October 1– 2, 2015).
[59] Shooryaku Daiyoo to Shukuyaku no Syntax (The Syntax of Deletion, Substitution, and Contraction). Fuji Woman's University, Sapporo. (June 29, 2015).

 

2014

[58] A Comparative Syntax of Indefinite QPs and Augmentless Nominals in Japanese and Bantu. NELS45. MIT. (October 31–November 2, 2014).

[57] Number Systems and the Faculty of Language—Issues in Number, Numerals, Agreement, and Beyond—. A Symposium on Number. Institute for Language and Culture, Meiji Gakuin University. (October 25, 2014).

[56] Animacy Agreement and Case in Shuri Okinawan. TEAL9. Universite de Nantes, France. (September 25–26, 2014).

[55] Case/Agreement and Animacy in Ryukyuan (Shuri Okinawan). [Guest Lecture]. ICU. (April 24, 2014).

[54] Coordination and the Head Parameter (with Yukiko Chino). The 88th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Minneapolis Hilton. (January 2–5, 2014).

 

2013

[53] Pro-form and Deletion. [Invited]. MieU Mini Workshop on Syntax. (December 26–27, 2013).

[52] Decomposition and Case/Agreement. [Invited]. Symposium. The 31st Annual Meeting of the English Linguistic Society of Japan. Fukuoka University. (November 9–10, 2013).

[51] NP-Ellipsis: A Comparative Syntax of Japanese and Shuri Okinawan. [Invited]. Department of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University. (October, 2013).

 

2012

[50] Universals and Parameters in Head-Internal Relativization. [Invited]. Workshop on Internally-Headed Relative Clauses. ZAS/Humboldt University, Berlin. (October 25–27, 2012)

[49] Modification and Decomposition of Indefinite Pronouns. Workshop on Syntax and Semantics. Fuji Woman's Univeristy, Sapporo. (September 8, 2012)

 

2011

[48] The Arithmetic Structure of the Numeral System in Dagaare. 50 Years of Linguistics at MIT. MIT, Cambridge, MA. (December 9-11, 2011)

 

2010

[47] Kuroda’s"Left-headedness" Revisited. Japanese/Korean Linguistics 20. Oxford University, UK. (October 1-3, 2010)

[46] Spelling Out the Double-o Constraint. The 11th Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics (TCP). [Invited]. Keio University, Tokyo. (March12-13, 2010)

[45]. The Mechanism of Inverted Relativization in Japanese. TCP Workshop. [Invited]. Keio University, Tokyo (March 14, 2010)

 

2009

[44] Typology of Head-Internal Relativization. Language Documentation & Linguistic Theory 2 (ELDP2). SOAS, London. (November 13-14, 2009)

[43] Multiple Spell-Out and PF: A Case of the Double-o Constraint. [Invited]. University of Calgary. (January 23, 2009)

 

2008

[42] Root Embedded Clauses: Genesis and Derivation. The English Literary Society of Japan, Kansai Annual Meeting. (December 20, 2008)

[41] Multiple Spell-Out and PF: A Case of the Double-o Constraint. [Invited]. University of British Columbia. (October 17, 2008)

[40] Multiple Spell-Out and PF: A Case of the Double-o Constraint. [Invited]. Kwansei Gakuin University. Hyogo, Japan. (June 28, 2008).

[39] Bare Indeterminates in Japanese. (with Kimiko Nakanishi). [Invited]. Kwansei Gakuin University. Hyogo, Japan. (June 28, 2008).

[38] Multiple Spell-Out and PF: A Case of the Double-o Constraint. [Invited]. The University of Ryukyus. Okinawa, Japan. (June, 2008).

[37] Bare Indeterminates in Japanese. (with Kimiko Nakanishi). Workshop on Syntax and Its Interfaces. University of Calgary. (May 21, 2008).

[36] Spelling Out the Double-o Constraint: Phases and Case. [Invited]. Department of Linguistics, University of Washington. (May, 2008).

 

2007

[35] The Head-internal Relativization Parameter in Gur: D and EPP. NELS 38, University of Ottawa. (October 26-28, 2007).

[34] (A)symmetries and (Dis)agreement. [Invited]. Tohoku Gakuin University. Sendai, Japan. (September 8, 2007).

[33] Syntactic Relations: Limits and Fits within the UG. [Invited]. A symposium of The 79th Annual Meeting of the English Literary Society of Japan. Keio University, Tokyo. (May 18-19, 2007).

[32] Object-Sharing as Symmetric Sharing: Evidence from Serial Verb Constructions and Predicate Clefting. (with Adams Bodomo). WCCFL 26, University of California, Berkeley. (April 27-29, 2007).

[31] Nominative-Genitive Conversion 35 Years After: The Syntax of C-T. [Invited]. Department of Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles. (February 23, 2007).

[30] Nominative-Genitive Conversion 35 Years After: The Syntax of C-T. [Invited]. Department of Linguistics, University of Victoria, BC, Canada. (February 12, 2007).

 

2006

[29] Head-Internal Relative Clauses in Gur Languages: Micro and Macro Perspectives. [Invited]. Swarthmore College, PA. (November 4, 2006).

[28] (Multiple) Cleft in Japanese. [Invited: presented by Shin-ichiro Ishihara]. UC, Santa Cruz. (May 4, 2006).

[27] Decomposing Relative Pronouns in Kabiye. [Cancelled]. Annual Conference on African Linguistics 37. University of Oregon. (April 6-9, 2006).

 

2005

[26] Serial Verbs and Object Sharing in Dagaare: Evidence for Syntactic Sharing. (with Adams Bodomo). The 9th Texas Linguistic Society: MorphoSyntax of Underrepresented Languages. The University of Texas at Austin. (November 4-6, 2005).

[25] Predicate Focus in Gur and Kwa: A Comparative Study of Buli, Dagaare, and Yoruba. International Conference on Focus in African Languages. ZAS (Project P7) and SFB 632 (Humboldt University, Berlin, and the University of Potsdam). ZAS, Berlin. (October 6-8, 2005).

[24] (A)symmetries in Agreement. [Invited]. Generative Lecyum, Kwansei Gakuin University, (June 11, 2005).

[23] Focusing on Predicates in Buli: Some Issues in Minimalist Theorizing. [Invited]. Department of Linguistics, The University of Hong Kong. (May 17, 2005).

 

2004

[22] C: Its Morphosyntax and Locality in Buli. [Invited]. Kwansei Gakuin University. Japan. (November 20, 2004).

[21] Multiple Cleft and Sluicing in Japanese. [Invited: Presented by Shin-ichiro Ishihara]. University of Tokyo. Japan (November 26, 2004).

[20] Predicate Cleft in Buli: The Design of Clausal Symmetry and Nominalization. [Invited]. Tohoku University. Japan, (November 17, 2004).

[19] Predicate Focus and CP/DP Parallelism in Buli. The 22nd Annual Meeting of the English Linguistic Society of Japan: Dimensions of Focus. Dokyoo University. Japan. (November 13-14, 2004).

[18] The Morphosyntax of C and Locality of EPP in Buli. NELS 35. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. (October 22-24, 2004).

[17] Dimensions of Agreement. [Invited]. CUNY Syntax Supper. City University of New York. (September 14, 2004).

[16] Predicate Cleft in Buli. [Invited]. Sonderforschungsbereich 632 Information Structure: The linguistic means for structuring utterances, sentences and texts. University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany. (August, 2004).

[15] The Syntax of Head-Internal Relativization in Gur. The Syntax of the World's Languages (SWL 1). Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany. (August 5-8, 2004).

[14] Head-Internal Relativization in Gur. The 78th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Boston, MA. (January 8-11, 2004).

 

2003

[13] The Morphosyntax of the A-bar Dependency in Buli. The 4th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL 4) and the 34th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 34). Rutgers University. (June 17-22, 2003).

 

2002

[12] Derivational Simultaneity. The English Linguistic Society of Japan Workshop: Efficiency of Computation: Multiple Spell-Out and Categorial Relations. Aoyama Gakuin University. (November 15, 2002).

[11] Multiple Agree. GLOW 2002 Workshop: Tools in Linguistic Theory (TiLT) 2002. Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS. (April 7-8, 2002).

[10] Indeterminate-Agreement and Varieties of Raising. [cancelled]. WCCFL 21. University of California, Santa Cruz (April 5-7, 2002).

[9] Remarks on Case. The 3rd Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics (TCP 2002). Keio University, Japan. (March 15-16, 2002).

[8] Eliminating PBC: Multiple Spell-Out, Long-distance Scrambling and the Edge Operation. The 26th Penn Linguistics Colloquium. University of Pennsylvania, PA. (March 1-3, 2002).

 

2001

[7] Missing Links: Cleft, Sluicing and 'No-Da' Construction in Japanese. (with Shin-ichiro Ishihara). The MIT-Harvard Joint Conference on Language Research (HUMIT 2001). Harvard University and MIT. (September 8-9, 2001).

[6] EPP and Object Shift in the Scandinavian Languages. Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop (CGSW16). McGill University. (May 5-6, 2001).

[5] EPP and Object Shift in the Scandinavian Languages: Localization of Locality. WCCFL 20. University of Southern California. (February 23-25, 2001).

 

2000

[4] Case and Agree in Japanese. The English Linguistic Society of Japan Workshop Case in Japanese and Its Implications for Minimalist Syntax. [Invited]. Konan University, Japan. (November 18-19, 2000).

[3] Nominative-Genitive Conversion Revisited. The 10th Anniversary Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference. University of California, Los Angels. (October 13-15, 2000).

[2] Multiple Agree and the Defective Intervention Constraint in Japanese. The MIT-Harvard Joint Conference on Language Research (HUMIT 2000). Harvard University and MIT. (August 30-31, 2000).

 

1998

[1] Nominative-Genitive Conversion, Feature Checking, and the Syntax of Verbal Inflection in Japanese. The 117th Annual Meeting of Linguistic Society of Japan. Yamaguchi University. (October 31-Noevember 1, 1998).