Two talks by Yassmina El Faida (GU) and Viktor Köhlich (GU) in the Syntax Colloquium

We are happy to announce two talks by Yassmina El Faida (GU) and Viktor Köhlich (GU) in the Syntax Colloquium. The talk will take place in person. Room IG 4.301 Date: February 6 Time: 4 pm – 6 pm ct Titles: Inflectional Morphology in Tarifiyt - A Typological Approach (Y. El Faida)               NO(t) Again! The Difficult Case of no in Japanese (V. Köhlich) Abstracts: Inflectional Morphology in Tarifiyt - A Typological Approach (Y. El Faida) In this presentation of my master thesis, I will be talking about the (inflectional) morphology of nouns and verbs in Tarifyt, an Afroasiatic Berber language spoken in north-eastern Morocco. According to Kossmann (2000), Tarifiyt exhibits synthetic morphology. In order to analyse the findings in the language, I will present a typological framework by Bickel & Nichols (2007), who claim that the traditional morphological analysis after von Schlegel (1808) is not sufficient enough to analyse the languages of the world, as it is too general and therefore unable to...
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Workshop „Selected Topics in Spanish Syntax“, February 2

We are very happy to let you know that in the first week of February, some colleagues from the Universidad de Alcalá will be visiting. They were so kind to agree to present some of their work at a small workshop. The workshop will take place in the afternoon on Thursday, February 2 and include the following talks:   14.05 Silvia Gumiel-Molina & Norberto Moreno-Quibén What does it take to grammaticize a judgement: semicopulative verbs and evaluativity  15.10 Isabel Pérez-Jiménez & Irene Areses & Gonzalo Escribano Pseudocopular verbs as subjectivity markers in Spanish: the case of “se me hace” 16.00 Coffee break  16.30 Irene Areses Hybrid agreement in Spanish: the case of “collective” nouns 17.15 Jennifer Tan On what is (un)known in Spanish: the case of “se conoce”   Title: Selected Topics in Spanish Syntax Time: 2pm - 6pm, 02 February, 2023 Place: IG 4.201     ...
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Talk by Fabian Heck (Leipzig University) in the Syntax Colloquium

We are happy to announce a talk by Fabian Heck (Leipzig University) in the Syntax Colloquium. The talk will take place in person. Room IG 4.301 Date: January 16 Time: 4 pm – 6 pm ct Title: Empty expletives and the EPP Abstract: Since its introduction in Chomsky (1981), the EPP has remained a mistery. In particular, there is no consensus on what the EPP could derive from, or why it should exist (but cf. Haider 2010 for an interesting approach). Within the last 20 years, various proposals have been made that try to connect the EPP to some phonological property. In particular, there is a class of approaches claiming that the EPP requires that SpecT be filled by some *phonologically overt* category (e.g. Holmberg 2000, Bobaljik 2002, Landau 2007, Richards 2016, McFadden & Sundharesan 2018). Such a view appears to be incompatible with the very concept of an empty expletive. In my talk, I argue that there are reasons to assume that empty expletives exist. If...
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