IGG 43 - 43rd Incontro di Grammatica Generativa

IUSS Pavia - February 15-17, 2017

> IGG 43 Workshop Order and direction of grammatical operations


We are happy to announce that the 43rd Incontro di Grammatica Generativa (IGG, Generative Grammar Meeting) will be held in Pavia (IUSS - Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia)
IGG represents the most important Italian venue for discussions on every aspect of generative grammar and formal linguistics.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017
IGG workshop on Order and direction of grammatical operations

14:00-15:00 Bob Frank (invited speaker)
Top-down, bottom-up or inside-out? Direction and grain size in syntactic derivation
15:00-15:40 Woojin Chung
An Evaluation-Sensitive Model for Local Context Computation
15:40-16:20 Tim Hunter
The empirical significance of derivational operations
16:20-16:50 break
16:50-17:30 Jan-Wouter Zwart
Eliminating external merge
17:30-18:10 Doreen Georgi, Martin Salzmann
Local modeling of the gap/resumptive complementarity under top-down Case attraction
18:10-19:10 Colin Phillips (invited speaker)
Order and direction in grammar, speaking, and understanding
alternate Nicolas Guilliot
Reconstruction in sharing constructions: a dynamic perspective


February 16-17, 2017
IGG main conference

Thursday, February 16

09:00-9:15 opening remarks
09:15-10:00 Giorgio Graffi (invited speaker)
The Chomsky-Piaget debate of 1975: A retrospective evaluation and some open issues
10:00-10:30 Raffaella Zanuttini
The structure of presentatives
10:30-11:00 Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin
Partitive MOST and the two-NP Hypothesis
11:00-11:15 break
11:15-11:45 Cristina Guardiano and Monica Irimia
DOM under (equality) comparatives
11:45-12:15 Alejo Alcaraz
Sloppy Clitics
12:15-12:45 Pilar Barbosa
Controlled overt pronouns as specificational predicates
12:45-14:30 lunch
14:30-15:00 Chris Reintges and Caterina Donati
Diagnosing phase boundaries in participial relative clauses
15:00-15:30 Sam Wolfe
Medieval Romance and its Place in the Verb Second Typology
15:30-15:45 break
15:45-16:15 Carlo Geraci, Lara Mantovan, Mirko Santoro, Valentina Aristodemo
Agreement in Sign Language: the case of backwards verbs
16:15-16:45 Giorgia Zorzi
Gapping in Catalan Sign Language (LSC): like VP-ellipsis?
16:45-17:15 Jeremy Kuhn, Lara Mantovan and Carlo Geraci
Low referentiality in LSF and LIS
17:15-18:00 break - poster
18:00-18:30 Giorgio Carella, Mara Frascarelli
When the emperor is in chains
18:30-19:00 Jacopo Garzonio and Chiara Gianollo
From nec to né: the interaction of focus and negation
20:00 social dinner

Friday, February 17

09:15-10:00 Luigi Rizzi (invited speaker)
Relativized Minimality in grammar and language acquisition: Conceptual and empirical issues
10:00-10:30 Johannes Mursell
Long distance agreement and information structure
10:30-11:00 Lucas Tual
Prosodic and syntactic properties of French interrogative sentences
11:00-11:15 break
11:15-11:45 Giuliano Bocci, Valentina Bianchi and Silvio Cruschina
Prominence distribution in Italian wh-questions: from syntax to prosody
11:45-12:15 Ion Tudor Giurgea
The interpretation of Focus Fronting in Romanian
12:15-12:45 Anastasiia Solomina
Vocatives: bringing up the Russian data
12:45-14:30 lunch
14:30-15:00 Sonia Cyrino and M.Teresa Espinal
On the morphosyntactic realization of Number in some Romance languages
15:00-15:30 Lena Baunaz and Eric Lander
The internal structure of ontological categories
15:30-16:00 Eugenia Mangialavori Rasia
Determining telicity in denominal and deadjectival verbs: Lexical roots and much more
16:00-16:45 break + poster
16:45-17:15 Chiara Zanini, Donata Viero and Francesca Franzon
Countability in Italian explored with a rating study and a self-paced reading test
17:15-17:45 Nicoletta Loccioni
Predicative superlatives and definiteness in Romance Degree Phrases
17:45-18:15 Giorgio Magri
Blindness and Hirschberg’s contextually ordered alternatives
18:15-18:45 Camilla Covazzi and Vincenzo Moscati
Topic-first or Subject-first? A study on children’s interpretation of Corrective Focus in the Italian Left-Periphery


alternate Beatrice Giustolisi, Francesca Panzeri
Grammatical knowledge predicts accuracy on an irony comprehension task
Leah S Bauke
V2 in L2 learners of English with L1 German/Norwegian/Dutch vs Italian - an analysis from Multiple Grammar Theory
Rita Manzini, Leonardo Savoia and Ludovico Franco
‘Suffixaufnahme’, oblique case and Romance possessives
Fabrizio Arosio
Interference effects in clitic production
Edoardo Cavirani
Linearizing F and PL in Lunigiana DP: a violation of the Mirror Principle?
Luca Cilibrasi, Ianthi Tsimpli and Lucie Jirankova
Perception of inflectional morphology in English L2 speakers with a rich L1
Nicolas Guilliot. 
Reconstruction in sharing constructions: a dynamic perspective
Mikhail Knyazev
"Superadditivity effects" in the distribution of cto-clause complements in Russian: a grammatical constraint obscured by intermediate acceptability
Farhad Mirdamadi, Whitney Tabor, Ur Shlonsky and Julie Franck
Object attraction in Persian: Evidence for cue-based retrieval in agreement production
Francesco Pinzin
Losing events, losing morphology. An analysis of the diachronic evolution of Latin denominal deponents
Maria Rasia and Virginia Palazzetti
An overlooked causative variant? Revisiting the causative alternation in Romance.
Edward Rubin
Licensing Adverbial Nominals
Saetbyol Seo
A discourse-dependent D: evidence from Korean imposters
Anna Volkova
The left periphery of participial relative clauses


Quick info

IGG43 poster

IGG43 program

IGG43 book of Abstracts

Conference venue
Sala del Camino, IUSS
Palazzo del Broletto
P.zza Vittoria 15, Pavia

Social Dinner
Thursday, 16 February, 20:00
Locanda del Carmine
P.zza Carmine, 7 Pavia


The IGG participation is open and free.
However we would ask the attendees to kindly register both to the workshop and to the social dinner:


Organizing Committee

Maria Arioli, Valentina Bambini, Alberto Barbieri, Valentina Bianchi, Luca Bischetti, Martina Caccia, Cristiano Chesi, Caterina Galandra, Andrea Moro, Maria Paola Sforza Fogliani, Andrea Vitale
Contact person: Cristiano Chesi


Scientific Committee

Valentina Bambini, Adriana Belletti, Valentina Bianchi, Cristiano Chesi, Denis Delfitto, Alessandra Giorgi, Maria Rita Manzini, Andrea Moro, Alessandra Tomaselli


Marica De Vincenzi

As in previous editions of IGG, the Fondazione Marica De Vincenzi ONLUS will offer an award of € 500 to the best paper selected and presented at IGG43 by an Italian researcher without a tenure-track position.



Sala del Camino, IUSS
Palazzo del Broletto
P.zza Vittoria 15, Pavia

Venue and general accommodation info
Students Accommodation
Turistic information

IGG 43 is organized by NETS and hosted at IUSS - Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia