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Mayfest 2002: The Minimalist Fact

Mayfest is a workshop that brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines and perspectives to discuss fundamental issues in linguistics. Over the course of two days, participants engage in talks and discussion sessions to stimulate new insights and collaboration.


  • Mark Baker (Rutgers University)
  • Heidi Harley (University of Arizona)

Copy Theory

  • Zeljko Boskovic (University of Connecticut)
  • Jairo Nunes (Universidade Estadual de Campinas)

Case, Theta Roles, Agreement

  • Cedric Boeckx (University of Illinois)
  • Sandra Stjepanovic (West Virginia University)


  • Maria Rita Manzini (University of Florence)
  • Anna Roussou (University of Patras)


  • David Pesetsky (MIT)
  • Norvin Richards (MIT)

Phrase structure

  • Juan Carlos Castillo (University of Iowa)

Quantifier Raising

  • Anastasia Giannakidou (University of Chicago)
  • Jason Merchant (University of Chicago)


  • Danny Fox (MIT)
  • Maria-Isabel Romero (University of Pennsylvania)

Existential constructions

  • Sandra Chung (U. of California, Santa Cruz)
  • James McCloskey (U. of California, Santa Cruz)