Program





THURSDAY, 6 FEBRUARY



Time
Title
8:30 – 9:30
Registration/ Coffee

9:30 – 10:00
Welcome

10:00 – 11:00
Invited Talk:
Agreement and Featural Dependencies: variation and acquisition
João Costa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

11:00 – 11:30
Agree-Link and Agree-Copy: Two Separate Steps
Andrew Nevins (University College London)

11:30 – 12:00
Upward Agree is superior: Agree, movement, (un)interpretable features
Hedde Zeijlstra (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

12:00 – 14:00
Lunch Break

14:00 – 14:30
Agreement mismatches in Brazilian Portuguese copular clauses
Patrícia Rodrigues (Universidade Federal do Paraná)
Maria José Foltran (Universidade Federal do Paraná)

14:30 – 15:00
Ways of recycling
Alejo Alcaraz (University of the Basque Country)

15:00 – 15:30
Number Agreement and the Progressive Aspect
Livia Camargo Souza (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:30
Deriving compounds: a feature valuation approach to Distributed Morphology
Vitor Augusto Nóbrega (Universidade de São Paulo/ CNPq)

16:30 – 17:00
Phi-features and verbal agreement in Brazilian Portuguese
Ana Luiza Araújo Lopes (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)

17:00 – 18:00
Poster Session

1. The syntax of gender in Portuguese
Danniel da Silva Carvalho (UFBA)

2. Passive in context of Down Syndrome: a rereading of Rubin’s Thesis (2004) based on the smuggling model (Collins, 2005)
Bruno Pilastre de Souza Silva Dias (UnB)
Rozana Reigota Naves (UnB)

3. A minimalist approach to subject-verb agreement asymmetry in standard Arabic
Nasser Al-Horais (Qassim University)






FRIDAY, 7 FEBRUARY



Time
Title
10:00 – 11:00
Invited Talk:
No-Choice Parameters, Phi-Features and the Structure of DP
Ian Roberts (University of Cambridge)

11:00 – 11:30 
Agree and the (In)visibility of intensional NPs
Susana Bejar (University of Toronto)
Arsalan Kahnemuyipour (University of Toronto)

11:30 – 12:00
On Secondary Predicates and Agreement
Cilene Rodrigues (Pontifícia Universidade Católica - Rio de Janeiro)

12:00 – 14:00
Lunch break

14:00 – 14:30
Agreement, Switch Reference, and the Structure of Coordination
Livia Camargo Souza (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) 
Rafael Nonato (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

14:30 – 15:00
The Structure of Possessive DP in Brazilian Portuguese
Maria Aparecida Torres Morais (Universidade de São Paulo)
Gabriella D’Auria de Morais Galo (Universidade de São Paulo)

15:00 – 15:30
The licensing of lexical subjects by inflected infinitives
Marcello Modesto (Universidade de São Paulo)

15:30 – 16:00
The linguistic nature of agreement in sign languages
Josep Quer (ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Ronice de Quadros (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina)

16:00 – 16:30
Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:00
A new type of Anaphor Agreement Effect: insights into the form-meaning connection
Sandhya Sundaresan (University of Leipzig)

17:00 – 18:00
Invited Talk:
The attractions of agreement
Marcel den Dikken (The Graduate Center, City University   of New York)