NELS 42 is being hosted by the University of Toronto this year on the weekend of November 11-13. The theme of the conference is: "The role of Typology and Linguistic Universals in Linguistic Theory." In addition to plenary talks by former UMass faculty David Pesetsky and Lisa Matthewson, other UMass notables presenting include:
Claire Moore-Cantwell "Over- and under-generalization in Learning derivational morphology."
Michael Becker (with Clemens and Nevins) "A richer model is not always more accurate: The case of French and Portuguese plurals."
Maria Gouskova and Michael Becker "Russian 'yer' alternations are governed by the grammar."
Gillian Gallagher "Speaker knowledge of laryngeal phonotactics in Cochabamba Quechua."
Stefan Keine "Long-distance agreement and movement: Evidence from Hindi"
Keir Moulton "What covaries in backward variable binding."
The deadline for early bird registration is this Tuesday: October 18. It looks like a smashing conference (NB: the party is to be held in the Bata Shoe Museum). More information at: NELS 42