We are pleased to announce that the "Workshop on the Syntax of Ellipsis" will be held on March 22, 2013 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Invited speaker:

Professor Kyle Johnson (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Professor Kyle Johnson is a syntactician who works primarily on how syntactic representations are interpreted by the semantic and phonological components. Constructions that involve ellipsis bring these two questions together, and so much of his work has been on ellipsis. In recent years he has been exploring how non-traditional representations of phrase-markers can be used to model the relationship between constituents and strings. He has tried to solve some old puzzles about movement using these techniques.

Professor Y.-H. Audrey Li (The Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Southern California)
Professor Y.-H. Audrey Li received her doctoral degree from the University of Southern California in 1985. She is currently professor at the Department of Linguistics and Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California. She is interested in the issues related to quantification, order and constituency at the clausal and nominal level, interrogatives and other wh-constructions, empty categories, ellipsis and cross-linguistic studies on the relevant issues. She published a paper in Studies in Chinese Linguistics in 2012 on the comparison between the marker de in nominal phrases in Mandarin and the Taiwanese counterpart e.

Professor Satoshi Tomioka (University of Delaware)
Professor Satoshi Tomioka received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1997 and currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of Delaware. His main research interests are semantics, pragmatics, syntax and their interfaces with increasingly closer attention to comparative studies of East Asian languages. He has engaged in a wide variety of research topics, including wh-interrogatives, ellipsis, plurality and distributivity, contrastiveness, scalar implicatures, and information structure. His most recent project, funded by National Science Foundation, is an interdisciplinary investigation of wh-interrogatives and related focus phenomena from theoretical and experimental perspectives. His papers have appeared in such journals as Natural Language Semantics, Journal of East Asian Linguistics, Journal of Pragmatics and Lingua. He is also the author of several book chapters; Topics in Ellipsis (Cambridge University Press), Information Structure (Oxford University Press), Sluicing in a Crosslinguistic Perspective (Oxford University Press), Interfaces (John Benjamin), and Linguistic Form and Computation (CSLI).

Professor Ting-chi Wei (National Kaohsiung Normal University)
Professor Ting-Chi Wei is currently Associate Professor at the Graduate Institute of Taiwan History, Culture, and Languages in National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan. His research interests mainly focus on syntactic issues in regard to ellipsis, pro-drop, word order, and interrogatives in Mandarin Chinese and Formosan languages.