Happy Golden Anniversary,

Generative Syntax:

50 years since

Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory

A full-day celebration of the past, present and future of generative syntax
for registered participants of the 2005 LSA Institute*

Saturday, July 16, 2005 from 8:30am

Location: room 10-250, MIT



Session 1: 9:00am-11:45am

Welcoming remarks

Morris Halle (MIT)
Then and Now

Howard Lasnik (University of Maryland)
The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory: Then and Now

Julie Legate (University of Delaware) & Charles Yang (Yale University)
The Richness of the Poverty of the Stimulus


LUNCH (provided): 11:45am-1:00pm


Session 2: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Tom Bever (University of Arizona)
50 years of psycholinguistics:Embedding linguistic universals in the individual

Liina Pylkkänen (NYU)
Linguistics in Cognitive Neuroscience


COFFEE BREAK (provided): 2:30pm-3:30pm


Session 3: 3:30pm-5:10pm

Jacques Mehler (SISSA, Trieste)
What developed from the Initial State Formulation

Richard Larson (Stony Brook)
The Syntax-Semantics Interfaith




Final session: 5:30pm

Noam Chomsky (MIT)
Chipping away at persistent problems: a highly personal reminiscence

*Because of the enormous response to our initial announcement of this event, priority for admission to 10-250 will be limited to registered LSA Institute participants with Institute ID or equivalent.

Organizers: Sabine Iatridou and David Pesetsky. For more information, please send e-mail to: happy50th [at] mit [dot] edu.

For those too young to know: this page lovingly repoduces the look of a typed document reproduced by a ditto machine of the sort used to make the earliest disseminated copies of LSLT -- smudges, hairs and all.