We are very happy to announce the next talk in our syntax colloquium this term. Nina Adam (Göttingen) will talk about “Where do Czech clitics go, and why? A constraint-based analysis”. The talk will take place online, please see the information below on how to participate.
Title: “Where do Czech clitics go, and why? A constraint-based analysis”
Time : 08.02.2021, 4 pm
Place: Zoom (If you are not a regular member of the syntax colloquium and if you would like to listen to this talk, please contact Katharina Hartmann. You will be sent a link / ID to Zoom.)
Please find the abstract below.
You are all, as always, cordially invited!
Where do Czech clitics go, and why? A constraint-based analysis
In this talk, I will present the current status of my dissertation project on Czech clitic placement. I will give a short introduction into the properties of Czech second-position clitics and the challenges they provide for syntactic analyses. I will then argue that Czech clitics should be seen as pure realisations of features and that their placement can best be captured in an OT framework with constraints that refer to the edges of syntactic constituents.