New perspectives on Celtic syntax

An international workshop

Friday-Saturday, September 7-8, 2012
O'Neill Room, Faculty Club
University of California, Berkeley

All are welcome! Useful links for attendees: directions; parking. Note that there is a home football game on Saturday; parking will be expensive and hard to find, and public transporation is strongly recommended! (Last updated September 6.)

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Friday, September 7, 2012

8:30-9:00 Coffee and tea
9:00-10:00 Mélanie Jouitteau (CNRS, IKER, Bayonne)
"Case-licensed infinitives"
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:30 Randall Hendrick (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
"Types of recursion and the locality of Breton Raising to Subject"
11:30-12:30 Lenora Timm (University of California, Davis)
"Some observations on language contact and Breton morphosyntax"
12:30-2:00 Lunch break
2:00-3:00 Steve Hewitt (UNESCO)
"Welsh 'syntactic mutation' and Arabic 'faulty accusative': Case or configuration?"
3:00-4:00 Robert Borsley (University of Essex)
"Resumptive pronouns in Welsh"
4:00-4:30 Coffee break
4:30-5:30 Maggie Tallerman (Newcastle University) and Joel Wallenberg (Newcastle University)
"The Middle Welsh historic infinitive"
5:30-6:30 David Willis (University of Cambridge)
"A diachronic perspective on pronouns and agreement in Welsh dialects"

Saturday, September 8, 2012

8:30-9:00 Coffee and tea
9:00-10:00 Aaron Griffith (Universität Wien)
"Coordination and Small Clauses in Old Irish"
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:30 Elliott Lash (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies)
"Reanalyzing analogy: New perspectives on some diachronic developments in Old and Middle Irish"
11:30-12:30 Karin Stüber (Universität Zürich)
"Periphrastic constructions in Old and Middle Irish"
12:30-2:00 Lunch break
2:00-3:00 Séamas Mac Bhloscaidh (University of California, Santa Cruz)
"The dialect geography of Irish nonfinite clauses"
3:00-4:00 Andrew Carnie (University of Arizona)
"On the lack of Double Object constructions in Scottish Gaelic and Modern Irish"
4:00-4:30 Coffee break
4:30-5:30 David Adger (Queen Mary, University of London)
"Preposition/Case alternations in the (Gaelic) Noun Phrase"


Local organizers: Andrew Garrett, Gary Holland, Line Mikkelsen, Christine Sheil, Eve Sweetser

Sponsors: Department of Linguistics, Celtic Studies Program, Diebold fund for Indo-European studies (all at the University of California, Berkeley)

Banner photographs by Aindriú Mac Gearóid and Alex Madonik