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Fenna Bergsma & Ruby Sleeman at SinFonIJA 12

The twelfth conference on Syntax, Phonology and Language Analysis (SinFonIJA 12) will be held on September 12–14, 2019 at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University, in Brno (Czech Republic). Our GK students Fenna Bergsma and Ruby Sleeman will present their recent research there. Fenna Bergsma will give a joint talk with Jan Don on “Gender: Continue Reading

Ruby Sleeman at SLE 52

The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 52) will take place on August 21-24, 2019 at the University of Leipzig, Germany. Our GK student, Ruby Sleeman will present her work on “The second best word order: how ordinals restrict superlatives and why it’s not reciprocated”.

Sebastian Bredemann at WALC 31

The 31st West African Languages Congress (WALC 31) will take place on August 11-15, 2019 at Félix Houphouët-Boigny University, Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Our GK student, Sebastian Bredemann will give a talk on “Capturing the properties of phonological agreement systems under strict modularity”.

Melanie Hobich at CGSW 34

The 34th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop (CGSW 34) will take place on June 14 and 15 in Konstanz, Germany. Our GK student, Melanie Hobich will give a talk on “The diachrony of was für”.

Abigail Anne Bimpeh at TripleA 6

TripleA 6 will take place from May 31st to June 2nd, 2019 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the USA. Our GK student, Abigail Anne Bimpeh will give a talk on “Puzzling sloppy readings of the logophoric pronoun yè in Ewe” (with Frank Sode).

Abigail Anne Bimpeh at ACAL 50

The 50th Annual Conference on African Linguistics will be held on May 23rd to May 25th, 2019 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Our GK student, Abigail Anne Bimpeh will give a talk on “Accounting for logophoricity: The case of Ewe and Jula” (with Alassane Kiemtoré) and present her poster on “Logophoric Licensing in Ewe”.

Ruby Sleeman at Germanic Sandwich 2019

Germanic Sandwich 2019 will take place on May 23 & 24, 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Our GK student, Ruby Sleeman will present her work on “DP-internal modification: Ordering ordinals and superlatives in Dutch and German”.

Sebastian Bredemann at CLS 55

CLS 55 will take place on May 16th to 18th at the University of Chicago, the USA. Our GK student, Sebastian Bredemann will give a talk on “Phonological agreement as phonological correspondence”.

Fenna Bergsma at GLOW 42

The 42nd GLOW conference (Generative Linguistics in the Old World) will be hosted by the University of Oslo from the 7th to 11th May 2019. Our GK student, Fenna Bergsma will present her work on “Verum focus in Frisian”.

Sanja Srdanović at FASL 28

Stony Brook University will host Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics conference on May 3-5, 2019. Our GK student, Sanja Srdanović will give a talk on “The referential properties of Serbian possessive constructions: clitics vs. strong pronouns”.

Melanie Hobich at CamCoS 8

CamCoS 8 (Cambridge Comparative Syntax) will take place at St John’s College in Cambridge 2-4 May 2019. Our GK student, Melanie Hobich will give a talk on “From head to clause: A diachronic approach to was für as predication” .

Ruby Sleeman at Master Class with Artemis Alexiadou

On March 19, 2019, the “Deutsch-Mittelmeerisches Netzwerk Sprachwissenschaft“ (DeMiNeS) (German Mediterranean Network on Linguistics) will host a master class for students and recent doctorate recipients with Prof. Artemis Alexiadou (Linguistics, Humboldt Universität Berlin, Leibniz-ZAS). The event will take place at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Our student, Ruby Sleeman will present her work on Continue Reading

Yat Han Lai at ICTEAP-2

The Second International Conference on Theoretical East Asian Psycholinguistics (ICTEAP-2) will be held on March 16 to 17 at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Our GK student, Yat Han Lai will present his work on “ Information structure and word order in Cantonese: An experimental approach ”.

Priscilla Lola Adenuga at ConSOLE 2019

ConSOLE 2019 will be hosted by the Leibniz-Preis Research Unit for (Experimental) Syntax and Heritage Languages (RUESHeL) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin on February 21st to 23rd 2019. Our GK student, Priscilla Lola Adenuga, will give a talk on “Relabelling Adjunction: A modification analysis of plural marking in Ògè“.

Ruby Sleeman at IGG45

Incontro di Grammatica Generativa 45 (IGG45) will be held from February 21st – 23rd at the University of Padua, Italy. Our GK student, Ruby Sleeman, will present her work on “Variation and its limits in ordinal-superlative order in Dutch”.

Fenna Bergsma at LSA

Our GK student, Fenna Bergsma presented her work on ‘PPs and DPs in free relatives’, held from January 3rd to 6th, 2018 in New York, the USA.

Fenna Bergsma at PlaCiG

Our GK student, Fenna Bergsma will give a talk at PlaCiG – On the place of case in grammar, held from October 18 to October 20, 2018 in Rethymnon, Crete, Greece . The talk is titled  ‘PPs and DPs in Free relatives’.

Priscilla Adenuga at the A0: The Adjective as a Lexical Category workshop

The A0 Workshop will take place in Bled, Slovenia from 11 to 13 October 2018 on the Adjective as a lexical category. This Workshop is part of “The categorical status of adjectives: from theory to typology, and back again” project. Our GK student, Priscilla Adenuga will give a talk on “The Nominal Attributive Modifiers (NAMs) in Ògè”.

Abigail Anne Bimpeh at CALL 2018

Our GK student, Abigail Anne Bimpeh will present her work on ‘Default de se: The interpretation of the Ewe logophor’ at CALL 2018, held from 30th August to 1st September in Leiden, the Netherlands.

Ruby Sleeman and Nicolas Lamoure at TEAM2018

Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to Microvariation (TEAM 2018) will be held from 14 to 15 June in Padua, Italy. Our researchers, Ruby Sleeman and Nicolas Lamoure, will present their work. Ruby Sleeman: “Ordinal numerals in dialects of Dutch” Nicolas Lamoure: “D° ellipsis in D>N>&>N structures: Evidence from micro-variation in (Standard) Italian”  

Yat Han Lai at ICLLS 2018

The Fourth International Conference on Linguistics and Language Studies (ICLLS 2018) will be held from 15 to 16 June  in Hong Kong. Our GK student, Yat Han Lai will present his work on “Grammatical weight and relative clause processing in German and Cantonese”.

Fenna Bergsma at CGG 28

The 28th Colloquium on Generative Grammar (CGG 28) will be held from May 30th to June 1st in Tarragona, Spain. Our GK student, Fenna Bergsma will present her work on “Case mismatches in free relative constructions”.

Sanja Srdanović at IMM18

The 18th International Morphology Meeting will be held in Budapest from 10th to 13th of April, 2018. Our GK student, Sanja Srdanović, will present her work on “Would it be faster, slower or the same with additional morphemes? The (Non)-existence of the Decomposition in the Processing of Deverbal Nominals” (with Anja Šarić and Isidora Gatarić).

Melanie Hobich at CLS 54

CLS54 will be held at the University of Chicago from 26th to 28th of April, 2018. Our GK student, Melanie Hobich, will give a talk on ‘The für in was für: Historic evidence against was für as wh-modification.’

Hobich, Shen and Bergsma at GLOW41

From 10th to 14th of April 2018, our postdoctoral researcher and two GK students will present their work at GLOW41 in Budapest, Hungary. Melanie Hobich: What do you want for a drink? The structure of the German was für-construction in light of historic data Zheng Shen: Interpretive restrictions on superlatives in full vs. fragment answers (with Continue Reading

Fenna Bergsma at PLC42

The 42nd Annual Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC42) at the University of Pennsylvania March 23-25, 2018. Fenna Bergsma will present her work on ‘The power of syncretisms: how syncretisms can serve double duty’.

Priscilla Lola Adenuga at ACAL 49

49th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 49) at Michigan State University March 22-25, 2018. Priscilla Lola Adenuga will present her work on ‘The structure of Adnominal Adjectives in Ògè’.

Astrid Gößwein & Yat Han Lai at CUNY 2018

From 15th to 17th of March 2018, our two GK students will present their posters at CUNY 2018: Astrid Gößwein: Influences on the agreement in German hybrid nouns – distance and syntactic domain Yat Han Lai: Grammatical weight and relative clause processing in German and Cantonese

Bergsma, Gößwein, Hobich at ConSOLE 2018

From 14th to 16th of February 2018, three GK students will present their work at ConSOLE 2018: Fenna Bergsma: Syncretism = shared syntax + shared spellout Melanie Hobich: What do you want for a drink? The origin of the was für construction in German. Astrid Gößwein: Influences on the agreement in German hybrid nouns – Continue Reading