Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto-Hamilton workshop in syntax (MOTH)

The proceedings from the workshop were published by the McGill Working Papers in Linguistics and can be found here.

PROGRAM (March 2) (University Hall 112):

  • 9-9:30: breakfast
  • 9:30-11:30: (talks 20+10)
    • Julianne Doner (University of Toronto): A Typology of EPP-Checking Mechanisms
    • Michelle Yuan (University of Toronto): On the phasal status of DP in Inuktitut
    • Michael David Hamilton (McGill University): Diagnostics for wh-movement in Mi’gmaq: Two outta three ain’t bad!
    • Tharanga Weerasooriya (University of Ottawa): Wh-in situ questions in Sinhala- a prosodic account.
  • 11:30-11:45 break
  • 11:45-12:45: invited talk
    • Éric Mathieu (University of Ottawa): Many a plural
  • 12:45-2: lunch
  • 2-2:50: poster talks (5 mins each):
    • Maayan Adar (McGill University): Individual and event existentials in Tagalog
    • Stephanie Assmann (McMaster University): Auxiliary Alternation in the German Perfect Construction
    • Cassandra Chapman (McMaster University): Do we really need the EPP? The case of Modern French
    • Olena Kit (McMaster University): Extending the generic middle analysis to Slavic languages
    • Danielle Moed (McMaster University): An Eye-Tracking Study of English Middle Constructions
  • 2:50-3:30: Posters/coffee
  • 3:30-4:30: (talks 20+10)
    • Safieh Moghaddam & Monica Irimia (University of Toronto): On Split Ergativity - evidence from Davani
    • Rebecca Tollan (University of Toronto): Deriving morphological ergativity in Basque
  • 4:30-5:30: invited talk
    • Bronwyn Bjorkman & Elizabeth Cowper (University of Toronto): Possession and necessity: from individuals to worlds


The talks are going to be held at University Hall, room 112. Directions to the main campus can be found
here, a campus map with a clearly marked visitors parking can be found here. University Hall is number 1 on this map. Notice there is also a direct GO bus going from the Toronto Union station to Hamilton (Hamilton Express, no. 16). The first stop is in a walking distance from the campus. Walking directions can be found here.