We are very happy to announce the next talk of this semester’s Syntax Colloquium, which will take place on Monday, Dezember 2, 4 – 6 pm in IG 4.301.

Katharina Hartmann will talk about „Generalizing MaxElide“.


In this talk I argue that the constraint MaxElide (Merchant 2008) is more general than originally assumed. I show for German that MaxElide constrains all types of ellipsis in coordination and comparative formation. I conclude that this is compatible with movement accounts, rather than with base-generation + deletion accounts, of the respective structures.


You are cordially invited!