MIT Working Papers in Linguistics #76

Proceedings of the 9th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL9)

Andrew Joseph and Esra Predolac, 2015

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Type: #proceedings #WAFL
Subfield: #syntax #semantics #phonology
Languages: #Turkic #Mongolian #Altaic #Sakha #Kazakh #Turkish #Kalmyk #Japanese #Tatar #Korean
Topics: "#nominative #epp #light_verbs #complementizers #exclamatives #DOM #focus #applicative #phases #idioms #hypocoristics #vowel_systems #coordination #grammaticalization #wh #PP #benefactive #external_causation #causative #sluicing #unaccusatives #possessors #case-matching #logophors


Proceedings of WAFL 9 (Workshop on Altaic formal linguistics). The 9th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics was held at Cornell University from August 23rd to August 25th, 2013. There were three invited talks, by Guglielmo Cinque (Universita Ca'Foscari Venezia), Bruce Hayes (UCLA), and Susumu Kuno (Harvard University; a joint talk with Soo-Yeon Kim of Sejong University); 25 oral presentations; and 12 poster presentations. The editors thank Coppe van Urk and Snejana Iovtcheva of MITWPL for their work in bringing this Proceedings volume to print.

Table of Contents

Organizing Committee

How Much Do Islands Matter in Sluicing?

Susumu Kuno and Soo-Yeon Kim

The Influence of Sentence-Final Intonation and Phonological Phrasing on the Interpretation of Wh-Indeterminates

Jiwon Yun

A Derivational Approach to Prosodic -Yo Attachment in Korean
Changguk Yim and Yoshi Dobashi

The Kazakh Noun/Adjective Distinction

Bonnie Krejci and Lelia Glass

Evidential Marker in the Nominal Right Periphery: The Japanese Hearsay Marker Tte
Toru Ishii

Nominative-Genitive Conversion in Late Middle Korean
Yinji Jin

Accusative Subject Licensing in Modern Inner Mongolian

Lina Bao, Megumi Hasebe, Wurigumula Bao, and Hideki Maki

Object Movement and its Implication For A-Scrambling in Japanese
Yoshiyuki Shibata

Nominative as No Case At All: An Argument From Raising-To-Accusative in Sakha
Jaklin Kornfilt and Omer Preminger

Raising in Kazakh: Case, Agreement, and the EPP
Hanzhi Zhu

Light Verb Constructions In Turkish: A Case for DP Predication and Blocking
Faruk Akkuş

Verbal Complementizers in Kalmyk: V, C, or both?

Mikhail Knyazev

Exclamatives and Nominalization in Japanese

Hideki Kishimoto

Differential Object Marking in Tatar and the Functional Architecture of the Noun Phrase

Ekaterina Lyutikova and Asya Pereltsvaig

Cross-Dialectal Patterns of Focus Marking in Japanese Copular Constructions
Noriko Yoshimura and Shoichi Iwasaki

Should Turkish be Categorized as a High or Low Applicative Language?
Nil Tonyalı

Phases and Idioms

Kyumin Kim

Minimal vs. Maximal Truncation in Hypocoristics of Kansai Japanese
Yusuke Imanishi

Towards a Contrast-Driven Typology of the Altaic Vowel Systems
Seongyeon Ko

Phrasal or Phasal Coordination? From the Evidence of Suspended Affixation
Yusuke Yoda

The Development of Japanese No: Grammaticalization, Degrammaticalization, or Neither?

Kunio Nishiyama

On the “What as Why” Phenomenon in Japanese and Turkish

Yasuhiro Iida

On the Structure of Postpositional Phrases in Turkish

Bilge Palaz

The Double Functions of the Korean Benefactive Suffix

Hyun Kyoung Jung

Is Non-Active Morphology a Reliable Indicator of External Causation? Evidence from Turkish

Feyza Balakbabalar

Remerge and Causative in Japanese

Takashi Nakajima

A Predicate Approach to Korean Sluicing-Like Constructions

Sungsoo Ok

On the Subject Position of Unaccusatives in Japanese: The Kageyama-Kishimoto Puzzle

Naoyuki Akaso

Not so Simple as Ik-Sounds: Verbs Of Motion and Purpose Ni in Japanese
Takeru Suzuki

Silent Possessors in Korean

Kenshi Funakoshi

Absence of Case-Matching Effects in Mongolian Sluicing

Yuta Sakamoto

The Logophoric Behavior of the Strict Local Anaphor Kendi ‘Self’ in Turkish
Ayşe Büşra Yakut