Talk by Silvia Schäfer, Monday 10th 4-6 pm

We are very happy to announce the last talk of this semester’s Syntax Colloquium, which will take place on Monday, February 10, 4 – 6 pm in IG 4.301. Silvia Schäfer will talk about „The variation of participle agreement in four Veneto dialects“. Abstract: In my research project, I deal with the (apparently) optional participle agreement in VS structures of four Veneto varieties (Italy). I conducted fieldwork in which I tested whether the nature of the postverbal DP affects the preferably produced and accepted participle agreement. In this talk, I will present my fieldwork, including research questions, methodology and the first quantitative results. I will outline the deducible generalisations and raise the controverse question of variation in generative syntax.   You are cordially invited!...
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Talk by Frank Sode – Thursday 6th 4-6 pm

We are happy to announce a talk by Frank Sode (Goethe Universität). Please find an abstract below. Title: The syntax and semantics of suppletive „wenn“-clauses: Evidence from V2 Room: IG 4.301 Date: February 6th Time: 4pm – 6pm Abstract: As Williams (1974) observed, the sentence in (1-a) can have a reading that can be paraphrased as in (1-b). (1) a. I would be happy if Bill were here.      b. I would be happy that Bill was here, if he were. Pesetsky (1991) argues that Williams‘ paraphrase is „more than a mere paraphrase“. According to Pesetsky (1991), something like (1-b) is an actual syntactic representation of (1-a) at some level of the derivation. It is well-known that V2-clauses in German can alternate with suppletive „wenn“-clauses in construction with preference predicates, see for example Frank (1998), Meinunger (2004), Meinunger (2007). (2) a. Es ist besser, wenn du kommst.           It is better if you come       b. Es ist besser, du kommst.           It is better you come       Both: ‚It is...
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Talk by Sarah McCabe, Monday 3rd 4-6 pm

We are very happy to announce the next last talk of this semester’s Syntax Colloquium, which will take place on Monday, February 3, 4 – 6 pm in IG 4.301. Sarah McCabe will talk about „Indecisive Adjectives? What They Mean When and Where“. Abstract: McCabeColloquiumAbstract   You are cordially invited!...
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FEAM Workshop, January 31-February 1

We are happy to announce the Workshop on Formal and Experimental Approaches to ADJECTIVAL MODIFICATION on January 31-February 1, 2020. Please mark your calendars, spread the word to the interested students & colleagues and don’t forget to register! For further information and registration please visit the Workshop Website: https://sites.google.com/view/feamfrankfurt/. Program: program_FEAM   You are cordially invited!...
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Talk by Alassane Kiemtoré, Monday 20th 4-6 pm

We are very happy to announce the next last talk of this semester’s Syntax Colloquium, which will take place on Monday, January 20, 4 – 6 pm in IG 4.301.   Alassane Kiemtoré (Stuttgart) will talk about „Contrast and Logophoricity: reflections on the use of the emphatic pronoun ale in Jula“. Abstract: Abstract.Frankfurt.Alassane Kiemtoré   You are cordially invited!...
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