Two talks by Melissa Jeckel (Frankfurt) and Nelly Kerezova (Frankfurt) in the Syntax Colloquium.

We are happy to announce two talks by Melissa Jeckel (Frankfurt) and Nelly Kerezova (Frankfurt) in the Syntax Colloquium. The talk will take place on campus in IG 4.301. Titles: Towards a unifying analysis for (varieties of) the Person-Case-Constraint (Melissa Jeckel)             Factors for null object resolution in European Portuguese. (Nelly Kerezova) Date: July 04 Time: 4 pm – 6 pm ct Abstract: Jeckel: Towards a unifying analysis for (varieties of) the Person-Case-Constraint In this talk I present the mechanics and typology of the Person-Case-Constraint (PCC). The PCC is a phenomenon that occurs in many languages that are genetically unrelated, for instance Spanish, Classic Arabic, Shambala, Maltese, Basque, Greek, Southern Tiwa and many more. The restriction of the PCC is given in (1) and illustrated in (2). (1) (Strong) PCC (Bonet, 1991: 182) In a combination of a phonologically weak direct and indirect object, the direct object has to be third person. (2) Je le/*te lui ai présenté.     I  3.SG.ACC/*2.SG.ACC 3.SG.DAT have introduced     'I introduced him /*you...
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Talk by Seunghun J. Lee (International Christian University, Tokyo / University of Venda, South Africa)

We are happy to announce the next talk in the Phonology Colloquium by Seunghun J. Lee Title: A modular theory of the relation between syntactic and phonological constituency Date: Wednesday, 29.06.2022 Time: 16-18 Location: in person on campus IG 4.301 (if necessary, we will stream the talk via Zoom) If you are registered in Olat you'll find the Zoom link there. If you want to participate via Zoom, please register via email to Alina Gregori: gregori@lingua.uni-frankfurt.de Abstract: In this talk, we present a proposal about how syntactic constituents and phonological constituents are related. This modular account explain mismatches between syntactic and phonological/prosodic constituency by re-construing Match constraints (Selkirk 2011) as spell-out constraints that relate the output representation of the morphosyntax to the input representation for the phonology. In the phonology per se, a novel class of prosodic structure faithfulness constraints interacts with prosodic structure markedness constraints to produce further constituency mismatches in the output phonological representation. Main data in this talk comes from H tone spreading...
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Two talks by Daniel Aremu (Frankfurt) and Samuel O. Acheampong (Frankfurt) in the Syntax Colloquium

We are happy to announce two talks by Daniel Aremu (Frankfurt) and Samuel O. Acheampong (Frankfurt) in the Syntax Colloquium. The talk will take place on campus in IG 4.301. Titles: The syntax of Verb Phrase Ellipsis in Likpakpaanl (Sam Acheampong)             Association with focus in Mabia languages (Daniel Aremu) Date: June 20 Time: 4 pm – 6 pm ct...
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Talk by Aremu, Hartmann, Himmelreich, Mursell (Frankfurt) in the Syntax Colloquium

We are happy to announce a talk by Daniel Aremu, Katharina Hartmann, Anke Himmelreich, and Johannes Mursell (Frankfurt) in the Syntax Colloquium. The talk will take place on campus in IG 4.301. Title: Morphological marking of focus in Mabia Date: June 13 Time: 4 pm – 6 pm ct Abstract: In Mabia, focus is not marked by intonation but by focus particles and word order. We discuss the ex-situ and in-situ focus strategies in the four Mabia languages Dagbani, Dagaare, Likpakpaanl, and Kusaal. We demonstrate that some, but not all the languages provide morphological evidence for a low focus projection. Further we show that, despite the languages being closely related, the focus strategies differ a lot. We end with some speculations about how the strategies should be analyzed and end with some further questions....
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