Conference programme Tenselessness Workshop

Tenselessness

Hamilton House, 15 Park Vista, SE10 9LZ


Thursday 5th October 2017

Workshop programme

Time

Event                                                                   

9:15-9:45

Registration

9:45-10:00

Welcome by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research & Enterprise

Professor Javier Bonet

10:00

Presentation of the inaugural keynote session

Professor Mark O'Thomas, PVC Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities

10:00-11:00

Professor Jan-Wouter Zwart, University of Groningen

Postsyntactic morphology and the syntax of verb clusters

11:00-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-12:10

Dr Hazel Pearson, Queen Mary University of London

Revisiting Tense and Aspect in English Infinitives

12:10-12:50

Dr Neda Todorović, University of British Columbia

What is (Im)possible when Tense is not there?

12:50-15:00

Lunch

15:00-15:40

Ms Vanessa Köbke López, University of Lisbon

Parasitic Temporal Morphology: The case of the Gerúndio Composto in Portuguese

15:40-16:15

Mr Pablo Rico, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Infinitive licensing through A'-movement: wh-elements vs. Foci

16:15-17:00

Coffee Break & Poster Session

Mr Ying-Ju Chang, University of York                              

Tense marking in Taiwanese Mandarin

17:00-18:00

Professor Tim Stowell, University of California Los Angeles

What Counts as a Tense: Nonfinite Past

18:00

Wine Reception, Head of CAROLE, Dr Zoë Pettit

19:15

Informal Conference Dinner –  Old Brewery Greenwich, London SE10 9LW 


Friday 6th October 2017

Workshop programme

Time

Event                                                                   

9:30-10:30

Professor Lisa Matthewson, University of British Columbia

Finding tenses where we don't expect them

10:30-10:50

Coffee Break

10:50-11:30

Professor Hamida Demirdache & Hongyuan Sun, CNRS-University of Nantes

Constraints on embedded time reference in Mandarin: zero vs. overt aspect

11:30-12:10

Mr Callum Hackett, Newcastle University

Universals of INFL: Challenges from Maybrat

12:10-12:50

Dr Fernanda Pratas, University of Lisbon

How much Tense is needed? The missed response from Capeverdean

12.50-14.30

Lunch

14:30-15:10

Ms Sherry Yong Chen and Professor Matthew Husband, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Oxford

Non-future tense in Mandarin Chinese: Evidence from contradictory 'forward lifetime effects'

15:10-15:50

Professor Jürgen Bohnemeyer, University of Buffalo-SUNY

Reality check: future time reference in tenseless languages

15:50-16:15

Coffee Break

16:15-17:15

Professor Wolfgang Klein, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Why Tense?

17:15-18:00

Open table and final discussion

Tenselessness Workshop is hosted by the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Greenwich.