UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Program and Book of Abstracts

Agreement Across Borders Conference 2015 

Great Hall, University of Zadar, Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV.2, Zadar, Croatia
June 15th-16th, 2015



                  Monday, 15th of June 2015

08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:30 Opening ceremony
09:30-10:30 Invited speaker: Ad Neeleman
(University College London)
The nature of third person and its consequences for agreement
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-12:15 Laura Kalin
(University of Connecticut)
Feeding and Bleeding Agreement in Neo-Aramaic
11:15-11:45 Zheng Shen
(University of Connecticut)
Number Agreement Across Borders in Nominal RNR
11:45-12:15 Andrew Murphy and Zorica Puškar
(University of Leipzig)
Closest conjunct agreement is an illusion
12:15-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-14:00 Jutta Hartmann and Caroline Heycock
(Tübingen University and University of Edinburgh)
Competing targets for agreement: New findings from copular clauses in Germanic
14:00-14:30  Sandra Pappert
(Universitaet Bielefeld)
Subject-verb-agreement in German as first vs. second language
14:30-15:00 Thomas Michael Borer
(University of Southern California)
Conjunction size does matter for Agreement in German
15:00-15:30 Coffee break — POSTER SESSION A
15:30-16:00 Svetlana Gorokhova
(Saint Petersburg State University)
Agreement computation during language production: Evidence for the frequency effect
16:00-16:30 Natalia Slioussar and Natalia Cherepovskaia
(HSE Moscow & St.Petersburg State U. and St.Petersburg State University)
Morphological ambiguity in agreement attraction: a novel view from Russian
16:30-17:30 Invited speaker: Julie Franck
(University of Genève)
The structure-dependent nature of attraction effects in agreement
19:00-        Conference dinner: Restaurant “Bruschetta”

                 Tuesday, 16th of June 2015

09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-10:15  Jana Willer-Gold, Boban Arsenijević, Mia Batinić, Nermina Čordalija, Marijana Kresić, Nedžad Leko, Lanko Marušič, Tanja Miličev, Nataša Miličević, Ivana Mitić, Andrew Nevins, Anita Peti-Stantić, Branimir Stanković, Tina Šuligoj and Jelena Tušek
(University College London, University of Niš, University of Zadar, University of Sarajevo, University of Nova Gorica, University of Novi Sad, University of Zagreb) 
Morphosyntactic production of Coordination Agreement in South Slavic: A Comparative Study
10:15-10:45 Nadira Aljović and Muamera Begović

(University of Zenica, Paris8-CNRS and Indiana University Bloomington)
Morpho-Syntactic Aspects of First Conjunct Agreement
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:45 Adam Zawiszewski, Mikel Santesteban and Itziar Laka
(University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU))
Agreement piece by piece: ERP evidence on person and number processing
11:45-12:15 Audrey Burki, Jasmin Sadat, Anne-Sophie Dubarry and F.-Xavier Alario
(Université de Genève, CNRS, CNRS & INSERM, Aix-Marseille Université and CNRS)
On the dynamics of determiner agreement production across languages
12:15-14:00 Lunch break: Restaurant “Tramonto”
14:00-14:30 Susana Bejar, Arsalan Kahnemuyipour, Jessica Mathie and Tomohiro Yokoyama
(University of Toronto)
When we can’t Agree: Number matching and nominal predicates
14:30-15:00 Troy Messick
(University of Connecticut)
Embedded pronoun-agreement mismatches at the syntax-semantics interface
15:00-15:30 Coffee break — POSTER SESSION B
15:30-16:00 Jacek Witkos and Dominika Dziubala-Szrejbrowska
(Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań)
Numeral phrases as subjects and agreement with participles and predicative adjectives
16:00-16:30 Adrian Stegovec
(University of Connecticut)
Personality Disorders: Insights from the Slovenian Person-Case Constraint pattern
16:30-17:30 Invited speaker: Boban Arsenijević
(University of Potsdam and University of Niš)
The Logic of agreement: How agreement interacts with negation, disjunction and quantification
17:30-17:45 Closing ceremony
18:00-19:30 Guided tour of Zadar


Yolanda Fernández-Pena
(University of Vigo)
The interaction between syntactic and structural complexity and verbal agreement: A case study on number mismatches with collective noun-based subjects in English

Paulina Łęska
(Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań)
Subject-verb agreement in Polish ‘co’/’który’ relative clauses headed by numerically quantified nouns

Giorgos Spathas and Yasutada Sudo
(University of Stuttgart and University College London)
Nominal ellipsis and the interpretation of gender in Greek

Anya Stetsenko, Natalia Slioussar and Tatiana Matushkina
(Saint Petersburg State University) 
Attraction errors in case agreement: Evidence from Russia


Nermina Čordalija, Amra Bešić, Ivana Jovović, Nevenka Marijanović, Lidija Perković, Midhat Šaljić, Dženana Telalagić and Nedžad Leko
(University of Sarajevo)
Analysis of performance errors in experimental study of participle agreement with conjoined subjects in Bosnian/ Croatian/ Serbian

Marijan Palmović and Jana Willer-Gold
(University of Zagreb and University College London)
Croatian Mixed Gender Conjuncts Agreement: an ERP Study

Eva Pavlinušić and Marijan Palmović
(University of Zagreb)
Object Clitic Agreement in Croatian: an ERP Study

Anita Peti-Stantić, Jana Willer-Gold and Jelena Tušek
(University of Zagreb and University College London)
Excluding Semantics in Coordination Agreement Strategies: A non-words production study in Croatian