FASL32 Preliminary Program, Version 2
Last updated: 27 March 2023


All times given in the program are in Eastern Daylight Time (NYC–USA East Coast) time (UTC-4:00). All talks are planned to take place in the Government & International Studies Building (355 N Eagleson Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405), but rooms have not yet been designated

(Notes: Abstract links currently point nowhere, but will be filled in shortly. Send corrections to George Fowler please.)

Friday, May 19



Continental breakfast, Auditorium B

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

Session I: 9:20-11:20 Friday

Auditorium A
Chair: Ljiljana Progovac
  Auditorium B

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

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



Break: 9:20-9:40

[Auditorium A]

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

Lunch Break: 12:40-2:00 [light catered lunch provided in Auditorium B]

Session II:  2:00-4:00 Friday

Auditorium A
Chair: Peter Kosta
  Auditorium B
Chair: Ora Matushansky 

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

Petr Rossyaykin (Lomonosov Moscow State University)
Weak and strong scalar NPIs in Russian Abstract

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

Marta Ruda (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
The irrelevance of gender to pro-drop: On why there are [PERS/NUM]-restricted but not [GEN]-restricted PNSLs Abstract

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

Break: 4:00-4:20

Session III: 4:20-6:20 Friday

Auditorium A
Chair: Wayles Browne
  Auditorium B
Chair: TBA

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

Peter Kosta (University of Potsdam)
Clitic climbing vs verb movement in Czech and Polish as compared to Italian and French (Revising Kayne 1991) Abstract

Van Holthenrichs (Indiana University)
Semantically unifying the Slavic reflexive particleAbstract


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

Dinner on your own

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Saturday, May 20

Auditorium B

Continental breakfast

Session IV: 9:00-11:00 Saturday

Auditorium A
Chair: TBA
  Auditorium B
Chair: TBA

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

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

Marco Biasio (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
Russian imperative VERUM is introduced by imperfective aspect Abstract


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

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

Break: 11:00-11:20

[Auditorium A]

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

Lunch Break: 12:20-1:40 [light catered lunch provided in Auditorium B]

Session V:  1:40-3:00 Saturday

Auditorium A
Chair: Ksenia Zanon
  Auditorium B
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


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

[Auditorium A]

Business meeting
Chair: George Fowler

Break: 3:40-4:00

Session VI: 4:00-5:20 Saturday

Auditorium A
Chair: TBA
  Auditorium B (Zoom ID 968 7760 1054)
Chair: John Frederick Bailyn

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

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: 5:20-5:30

[Auditorium A]

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

Conference Dinner and Party, details TBA

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Sunday, May 21

Auditorium B

Continental breakfast

Session VII: 9:00-11:00 Sunday

Auditorium A
Chair: Aida Talić
  Auditorium B
Chair: TBA

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


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

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

[Auditorium A]

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