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                                                 FORMAL APPROACHES TO SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES 4

                                                           Department of Linguistics, Rutgers University


Saturday 29th March 2014  (Van Dyck Hall, Room 211)

9 – 9:30                  Continental Breakfast

9.30 – 9.45             Opening remarks: Ken Safir, Chair, Department of Linguistics, Rutgers
                                                                          Veneeta Dayal, Department of Linguistics, Rutgers


Session 1: Chaired by Diti Bhadra

9.45-10.45                 Why Say That: Complementizer Sources and their Extended Projections
                                       Invited Talk by Ayesha Kidwai, Jawaharlal Nehru University 

10.45 – 11.15            Alternative Questions in Kashmiri   

                                       Emily Manetta, University of Vermont


11.30 – 12.45        
Poster Session I 


12.45 – 2                 Lunch  (on your own)


Session 2: Chaired by Nagarajan Selvanathan


                               Ellen O’Connor & Priyanka Biswas, University of Southern California

                               Rahul Balusu, English and Foreign Languages University

3.00-3.15                Coffee Break

Session 3: Chaired by Vandana Bajaj

                               Alice Davison, University of Iowa

                               John Beavers & Cala Zubair,  University of Texas (Austin) & University at Buffalo (SUNY)

4.15 – 5.15             On Case Assignment in Dative Subject Constructions in Dravidian: Tamil and Kannada
                               Invited Talk by Mark Baker, Rutgers University


6.30 - 9.30             Conference Party (Rutgers Student Center, Room 411 ABC).  **BYOB** (only wine/beer)



Sunday 30th March 2014  (Van Dyck Hall, Room 211)

9.30 - 10.00           Continental Breakfast       

Session 4: Chaired by Jyoti Iyer

10 – 10.30           
The Interpretation of Infinitival Negation in Hindi-Urdu
                              Rajesh Bhatt & Vincent Homer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

10:30 – 11.00        Early Knowledge of the OV Parameter Setting: Evidence from Hindi-Urdu
                              Anna Gavarró, Maya Leela, Luigi Rizzi, & Julie Franck,
                                    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Università di Siena, Université de Genève

                              Dustin Chacón, Mashrur Imtiaz, Shirsho Dasgupta, Sikder Monoare Murshed, Mina Dan, & Colin Phillips
                                      University of Maryland (College Park), University of Dhaka, University of  Calcutta


11.45 – 12.45
        Poster Session II 


12.45 – 2                Lunch (on your own)


Session 5: Chaired by Satarupa Das

2.00 – 2.30            Multiple Focus in Hindi-Urdu
                              Sakshi Bhatia, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

                              Ashwini Deo, Yale University

3.00 - 4.00            Degree Puzzles in Hindi-Urdu
                             Invited Talk by Roger Schwarzschild, Rutgers University