Manitoba Workshop on Person
September 22–23, 2017
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

This workshop, the tenth in a series dedicated to the syntax and semantics of nominal elements, focuses on the nature and patterning of person. Topics of interest include the structure of person systems, the interpretation of person contrasts, the interaction of person with other features such as number and animacy, the role of person in phenomena such as agreement and licensing, and syntactic effects of person such as the Person-Case Constraint. The workshop will feature a panel of distinguished guest speakers as well as presentations selected from an open call for abstracts.

Keynote speakers
  • Daniel Harbour (QMUL)
  • Maria Luisa Zubizarreta (USC)
Invited student speaker
  • Michelle Yuan (MIT)
Invited presentations
  • Susana Bejar (Toronto)
  • Bronwyn Bjorkman (Queen's), Elizabeth Cowper (Toronto), Daniel Currie Hall (Saint Mary's), and Andrew Peters (York/Toronto)
  • Jessica Coon (McGill), Stefan Keine (USC), and Michael Wagner (McGill)
  • Ivona Kucerova (McMaster)
  • Diane Massam (Toronto)
  • Martha McGinnis (Victoria)
  • Ileana Paul (Western) and Lisa Travis (McGill)
  • Elizabeth Ritter (Calgary) and Martina Wiltschko (UBC)
Jila Ghomeshi and Will Oxford (mbperson2017@gmail.com)

Call for abstracts
The submission deadline was June 18, 2017. View the call...

The workshop has been made possible thanks to funding from the Department of Linguistics, the Faculty of Arts Endowment Fund, the Dean of Arts, and the Vice-President (Research and International), all at the University of Manitoba, as well as the Canadian Linguistic Association.
Will Oxford,
Apr 7, 2017, 12:30 PM