Nominal Modification

The Research Training Group on Nominal Modification at the Goethe University Frankfurt

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Timetable for GK Colloquium

Winter Semester 2020/21 (Virtual GK Colloquium)

Tuesdays 16:00 (c.t.)-18:00, Virtual Meetings (the access link will be provided internally via mailing lists)

Information related to the talks will be updated regularly on this website (see below for the Colloquium Program).

DateSpeaker Title
03.11.2020No Colloquium--
10.11.2020SFB Group Meeting
(only PRs)
17.11.2020Emine ŞahingözTBA
Viktor KöhlichTBA
24.11.2020Search Committee Meeting
(only PRs)
01.12.2020Ana Perez-Leroux & Erin Pettibone (University of Toronto)TBA
08.12.2020Christoph Scheepers
(University of Glasgow)
15.12.2020SFB Group Meeting
(only PRs)
12.01.2021Ahmad Al-BitarTBA
Yat Han LaiTBA
19.01.2021Theresa Biberauer
(University of Cambridge)
26.01.2021Emma MerrittTBA
26.01.2021Sebastian BredemannTBA
02.02.2021Akinbiyı Akinlabi
(Rutgers University)
SFB Group Meeting
(only PRs)
16.02.2021Anna PreßlerTBA
16.02.2021Natalie RollerTBA

Previous Meetings

Summer Semester 2020 (Virtual GK Colloquium)

Tuesdays 16:00 (c.t.)-18:00, Virtual Meetings (the access link will be provided internally)

*Please note that the program will be updated regularly.

DateSpeaker Title
21.04.2020No colloquium --
28.04.2020Search Committee MeetingGK related
05.05.2020Internal Meeting (PRs only)SFB related
12.05.2020Internal Meeting (PRs only)GK related
19.05.2020Marcin Morzynski (UBC)Interpreting Multiple Superlatives: Covert Modality and Semantic Viruses
26.05.2020Astrid GößweinDouble center embedding of prenominal participle constructions and relative clauses in German
02.06.2020Fenna BergsmaCase competition in headless relatives: a Germanic typology
Ruby SleemanModifying superlatives: German ordinal-compounding vs. the Dutch exceptive op…na
09.06.2020Internal Meeting (PRs only)SFB related
16.06.2020Sanja SrdanovićPossessive pronouns do not c-command out of the noun phrase in Serbian: Evidence from a self-paced reading task
Emine ŞahingözOn the traces of i
23.06.2020Ted Gibson (MIT)Information processing and cross-linguistic universals
30.06.2020Sebastian BredemannOn the influence of phonology in morphological realization
Abigail Anne BimpehControl Phenomena in Ewe
07.07.2020Lydia GroheMultiple adjectival modification in child spontaneous speech and in the adult input
Yat Han LaiThe production of non-canonical orders
(2pm Berlin time)
Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (National University of Singapore) Patterns of relativization in Austronesian and Tibetan
14.07.2020Priscilla Lola Adenuga Plural sensitivity to animacy and definiteness: crosslinguistic evidence
Melanie Hobich On wh-exclamatives

Winter Semester 2019/2020

Tuesdays 16:00 (c.t.)-18:00, Room SH 0.107 (Seminarhaus),
Uni Campus Westend <>

DateSpeaker Title
15.10.2019Internal Meeting (PRs only)--
22.10.2019Fenna BergsmaDeriving a typology of case mismatches in free relatives
29.10.2019Internal SFB Meeting (PRs only)--
05.11.2019Lisa ChengVerb-stranding Ellipsis: evidence from Cantonese
12.11.2019Internal SFB Meeting (PRs only)--
19.11.2019No Colloquium--
26.11.2019Sanja SrdanovićCataphoric pronoun resolution in Serbian
03.12.2019Emine ŞahingözDigor-Ossetic Definite Particle i
10.12.2019Internal SFB Meeting (PRs only)--
17.12.2019Melanie HobichKIND-interrogatives as predicational?
14.01.2020Peter HallmanComparison and adjective ordering in Arabic
21.01.2020Martina WiltschkoLet’s interact with high end nominals
28.01.2020Sebastian BredemannAdjectival Agreement in Vata
04.02.2020Shanley AllenThe role of information density and cross-linguistic influence
in the L2 processing of complex nominal compounds
11.02.2020David ErschlerDepictives in Ossetic and Cross-Linguistic Variation in Modification by Depictives

Summer Semester 2019

Tuesdays 16:00-18:00 SH 5.105, Uni Campus Westend

18.06.2019Elly van GelderenRemarks on nominal modification
11.06.2019Zorica Puškar Gallien Disassembling and reassembling pronouns
04.06.2019Elsi KaiserHead-final relative clauses and animacy effects: What corpus patterns and psycholinguistic studies can tell us
21.05.2019Hannah Sande Doubly morphologically conditioned phonology
14.05.2019Shravan Vasishth Prenominal relatives clauses in Mandarin: Implications for theories of sentence processing
07.05.2019Charles Yang Language shapes children’s understanding of number
23.04.2019--Inauguration of the 2nd funding period of the Research Training Group on ‘Nominal Modification I

Winter Semester 2018/2019

Tuesdays 16:00-18:00, Room IG 1.314 (Eisenhower-Room)

16.10.2018.Priscilla AdenugaRelabelling Adjunction: A modification analysis in Ògè
Fenna BergsmaOn the distribution of waarmee and met wat in Dutch free relatives
23.10.2018.Lyn FrazierProcessing ellipsis: The circumstances of repair
30.10.2018.Gregory ScontrasThe role of subjectivity in adjective ordering preferences
06.11.2018.Ianthi TsimpliAspects of linguistic complexity in bilingual children’s grammars
13.11.2018.Yat Han LaiProcessing non-canonical structures in Cantonese
20.11.2018.Lydia GroheRound blue table or blue round table: The production of double prenominal adjectives in acquisition
27.11.2018.Ruby SleemanPrenominal modifiers in Dutch: ordinals and superlatives
04.12.2018.Abigail BimpehOn (anti)logophoricity in Ewedomegbe
11.12.2018.Enoch AbohD: A spurious category
18.12.2018.Sanja SrdanovićBinding Principle B in Serbian possessive constructions: clitics vs. strong pronouns
15.01.2019.Natalia GagarinaReferentiality in bilingual oral and written texts
Marcel den DikkenOne syntax for all: A unified representational system for syntax and phonology
22.01.2019.Melanie HobichFrom head to phrase to clause. The syntactic change of quantifiers in Germanic and its implications for ‘was für’
29.01.2019.David Adger Meaningless Movements in the Noun Phrase
05.02.2019.Astrid GößweinExtended nominal modifiers – participle constructions in German and English
12.02.2019.Sebastian Bredemann Phonological agreement
Emine ŞahingözOssetic Phrasal Accent - A first Approach

Summer Semester 2018

10.10.2018.Ivano CaponigroRichard Montague’s Turn Towards Natural Language
26.06.2018.Philippe SchlenkerGestural Semantics
29.05.2018.Heidi KlockmannFrom N to Q: The morphosyntax of Polish and English quantificational expressions
15.05.2018.Shigeru MiyagawaDeriving Case Theory
08.05.2018.Malte ZimmermannFind Construction Analyze: Making Sense of Serial Verb Constructions

Winter Semester 2017/2018

Date Speaker Title
06.02.2018.Sabina Halupka-RešetarWh-phrases in the nominal domain in Serbian
23.01.2018.Ruby SleemanOrdinal numerals in dialects of Dutch
Lydia GroheThe acquisition of double prenominal modifiers
16.01.2018.Priscilla AdenugaNominal Attributive Modifiers (NAM) in Ògè
Carolin ReinertThe role of context for as- and for-intersectives
09.01.2018.Melanie Hobich The origin of the German(ic) was für construction and its implications.
Abigail Anne BimpehExclusives in Ewe
12.12.2017.Astrid GößweinExperimental studies on the agreement of hybrid nouns in German
Sanja SrdanovićThe structure and binding of Serbian possessives: a challenge for bilinguals?
05.12.2017.Fenna BergsmaSyncretism = shared syntax + shared spellout
Yat Han LaiProcessing Relative Clauses in German and Cantonese: an experimental study