Our doctoral researcher Priscilla Adenuga will be defending her doctoral dissertation entitled ‘The syntax and morphology of nominal modifications in Ògè’ on February 17th, Thursday. We wish her good luck!
We regret to share the news that Akinbiyi Akinlabi’s talk on February 2nd is cancelled. Our next meeting will take place on February 16th with two doctoral student talks.
The 13th Annual conference on Syntax, Phonology, and Language Analysis (SinFonIJA 13) will take place on September 24-29, 2020 online. Our GK student, Sebastian Bredemann will present his research on “The role of phonology in Vata adjectival agreement ” on September 26th (Saturday, @3:00 pm CET; GMT+2; Budapest time), abstract can be downloaded here. Information on Continue Reading
On Tuesday, June 16th virtual GK Colloquium will be hosting talks by Sanja Srdanović entitled Possessive pronouns do not c-command out of the noun phrase in Serbian: Evidence from a self-paced reading task‘(abstract) and Emine Şahingöz entitled On the traces of i (abstract). When: 4:15 pm-6:00 pmWhere: Online via Zoom(please send an e-mail to to get access link)
On Tuesday, May 26th virtual GK Colloquium will be hosting a talk by Astrid Gößwein entitled ‘Double center embedding of prenominal participle constructions and relative clauses in German’. See below for the abstract. When: 4:15 pm-6:00 pmWhere: Online via Zoom(please send an e-mail to to get access link) Double center embedding of prenominal participle constructions and relative clauses in German Center embedded structures Continue Reading
On Tuesday, January 21th GK Colloquium will be hosting a talk by Martina Wiltschko entitled ‘Let’s interact with high end nominals’. See below for the abstract. When: 4:15 pm-6:00 pmWhere: SH 0.107 Let’s interact with high end nominals! In recent years there has been increasing interest in the syntax of speech acts to the effect that Continue Reading
On Tuesday, November 26th at 4pm (c.t.) at SH 0.107, Sanja Srdanović will be giving a talk in the GK colloquium. See below for the abstract. Title: Cataphoric pronoun resolution in Serbian Abstract: It has been shown that c-command has an effect on the acceptability of coreference in pronoun-name constructions (cataphoric binding/backward anaphor) (cf. 1a and 1b). The ungrammaticality Continue Reading
On Tuesday, November 5th at 4:30 pm at the Seminarhaus (SH) 0.107, Lisa Cheng (Leiden University) will be giving a talk in the GK colloquium. Title: Verb-stranding Ellipsis: evidence from Cantonese Abstract:Landau (2018) argues that object gaps in Hebrew are not results of Verb-stranding VP Ellip- sis. He further suggests that X-stranding XP-ellipsis is very limited cross-linguistically. In Continue Reading
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