FASL32 Preliminary Program, Final Version
Last updated: 16 August 2023


Publication Update: Proceedings will be published as a supplementary number of the Journal of Slavic Linguistics. For more detailed information and downloadable templates for producing the submission version of your paper, go here.  


Friday, May 19



Continental breakfast, GISB 1118

Welcoming Remarks: Rick Van Kooten (Executive Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University)

Session I: 9:20-11:20 Friday

GISB 1106
Chair: Ljiljana Progovac
  GISB 1100

Metodi Efremov (University of Nova Gorica), Franc Marušič (University of Nova Gorica)
On some instances of distributive Binding Abstract

Željko Bošković (University of Connecticut)
Object drop in imperatives and the status of imperative subjects Abstract Presentation

Barbara Citko (University of Washington), Martina Gračanin-Yüksek (Middle East Technical University)
Coordinated wh-questions: A response to Bošković (2022) Abstract



Break: 11:20-11:40

GISB 1106

Invited talk: Ksenia Zanon (University of Cambridge), “Expletive Negation” revisited: On some properties of negated polar interrogatives in Russian Abstract Presentation
Chair: Steven Franks

Lunch Break: 12:40-1:50 [light catered lunch provided in GISB 1118]

Session II:  1:50-3:10 Friday

GISB 1106
Chair: Matthew Ford
  GISB 1100

Egor Tsedryk (Saint Mary’s University)
Negative concord items, empty sets, and negation Abstract

Anna Staňková (Charles University), Radek Šimík (Charles University)
Negation in Czech polar questions Abstract Presentation



Break: 3:10-3:30

Session III: 3:30-5:30 Friday

GISB 1106
Chair: Vrinda Chidambaram
  GISB 1100
Chair: Wayles Browne

Anton Kukhto (MIT), Alexander Piperski (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Stress clash avoidance in Russian comparatives: A corpus study Abstract

Tatiana Luchkina (Stony Brook University), Tania Ionin (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Maria Goldshtein (Arizona State University)
Focus identification and perceived word-level prominence in Russian Abstract

Ora Matushansky (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
Russian e-verbs and transitive softening Abstract


John Frederick Bailyn (Stony Brook University)
Head-Complement order and "super-local movement" in Slavic Abstract

Van Holthenrichs (Indiana University)
Semantically unifying the Slavic reflexive particle Abstract

Dinner on your own

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Saturday, May 20

GISB 1106

Continental breakfast

Session IV: 9:00-11:00 Saturday

GISB 1106
Chair: Ora Matushansky 
  GISB 1100
Chair: Darya Kavitskaya

Dorota Klimek-Jankowska (University of Wrocław), Vesela Simeonova (University of Graz), Alberto Frasson (University of Wrocław), Natalia Shlikhutka (University of Wrocław), Nina Tunteva (University of Ljubljana), Viktorija Blazheska (University of Würzburg)
Microvariation in the Slavic secondary imperfective: The East-West parametric division Abstract Presentation

Maria Esipova (University of Konstanz), Maribel Romero (University of Konstanz)
Prejacent truth in rhetorical questions: Lessons from Russian   Abstract

Varvara Magomedova (Higher School of Economics, Moscow), Natalia Slioussar (St. Petersburg State University / Higher School of Economics, Moscow), Kirill Chuprinko (Higher School of Economics, Moscow)
Gender variation and markedness in Russian Abstract


Małgorzata Ćavar (Indiana University), Bartłomiej Czaplicki (University of Warsaw), Paula Orzechowska (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)
Morphological structure and frequency as factors in place assimilation in Polish Abstract Presentation

Aljoša Milenković (Harvard University)
Superadditivity in categorical prosodic patterns: The minimal foot in Serbian Abstract

Roslyn Burns (Yale University)
Listener-driven sound change in exemplar theory Abstract

GISB 1106/1118

Business meeting & Break
Chair: George Fowler

GISB 1106

Invited talk: Darya Kavitskaya (University of California, Berkeley), Functional factors in contrast preservation Abstract Presentation
Chair: Małgorzata Ćavar

Lunch Break: 12:40-1:50 [light catered lunch provided in GISB 118]

Session V:  1:50-3:10 Saturday

GISB 1106
Chair: Ksenia Zanon
  GISB 1100
Chair: Catherine Rudin

Muamera Begović (Stony Brook University)
On licensing NCIs in Russian Abstract

Andrew Kier (Ohio State University)
Semantics of two Russian “aboutness” prepositions (o+LOC and pro) Abstract Presentation


Vesela Simeonova (University of Graz)
Bulgarian take-reproachatives and mirativity Abstract

Dorota Klimek-Jankowska (University of Wrocław)
Aspect, tense and negation in Polish, Russian and Bulgarian Abstract

Break: 3:10-3:30

Session VI: 3:30-4:50 Saturday

GISB 1106
Chair: Van Holthenrichs
  GISB 1100
Chair: John Frederick Bailyn

Zuzanna Fuchs (University of Southern California)
Psycholinguistic evidence for animate as a subgender of masculine in Polish Abstract

Alexandra Butler (University of California, Davis)
Evaluating gender bias in BERTić, a large language model trained on South Slavic data Abstract Presentation


Anastasiia Vyshnevska (KU Leuven)
The nanosyntax of Ukrainian deadjectival verbs Abstract

Aida Talić (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Timing of post-syntactic operations in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian truncated infinitives Abstract

Break: 4:50-5:00

GISB 1106

Invited talk: Adrian Stegovec (University of Connecticut), All shapes and sizes: Towards a more fine-grained approach to pronoun typology and competition effects Abstract 
Chair: Željko Bošković

6:30 Conference Dinner and Party, Social Cantina, 125 N College Ave (corner of 6th St)

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Sunday, May 21

GISB 1118

Continental breakfast

Session VII: 9:00-11:00 Sunday

GISB 1106
Chair: Aida Talić
  GISB 1100
Chair: Zuzanna Fuchs

Jelena Simić (University of Graz), Jelena Živojinović (University of Graz)
Imperfectivization strategies in BCMS Heritage speakers Abstract

Tomislav Sočanac (The Ohio State University), Brian Joseph (The Ohio State University)
Croatian serial verbs: A formal analysis Abstract

Alberto Frasson (University of Wrocław)
Agreement, case assignment and null expletives in Serbian existentials Abstract Presentation


Daria Bikina (Harvard University)
(In)definiteness in Russian bare nouns: Evidence from presentational contexts Abstract

Katarina Gomboc Čeh (University of Nova Gorica)
The influence of animacy on the declination of specific monosyllabic nouns in Slovenian Abstract

Hunter Brakovec (Indiana University)
Experimental evidence for the role of existential commitment in the licensing of the genitive of negation Abstract

Break: 11:00-11:20

GISB 1106

Invited talk: Adam Przepiórkowski (University of Warsaw / ICS, Polish Academy of Sciences), Coordination of unlikes: Some Minimalist considerations Abstract 
Chair: Damir Ćavar

12:20 Wrap-up and Closing

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