The Algonquian group will meet this semester on Mondays 3:30–5:00 in room 117, starting today, 9/10. In general we’ll spend the first hour discussing reading or having short presentations. The final half hour will be more of a lab meeting and devoted to discussion of anything related to the Mi’gmaq language project in Listuguj (for details, see migmaq.org). People not directly involved in this are welcome to attend the first hour without staying for the final part.
This first week in reading group postdoc Tanya Slavin will lead discussion on two papers which pick up where the Bruening paper we read at the end of the spring left off: Ritter & Rosen’s (2005) “Agreement without A-positions”, and Bruening’s (2009) response “Algonquian languages have A-movement and A-agreement”.