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Shen, Gößwein, Srdanović, Weber, Weicker at Linguistic Evidence 2018

From 15th to 17th of February 2018, our postdoctoral researcher and four former and current GK students will present their work at Linguistic Evidence 2018 in Tübingen, Germany: Lyn Tieu and Zheng Shen: Relative readings of superlatives in full vs. fragment answers Astrid Gößwein: The agreement of hybrid nouns in German – evidence from acceptability judgements and Continue Reading

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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

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Anja Šarić’s defense

On February 7th, 2018, Anja Šarić successfully defended her thesis entitled “Double genitives, possessives and nominalizations: Evidence for the DP hypothesis in Serbian”. Congratulations!

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GK Colloquium: Sabina Halupka-Rešetar (Novi Sad)

Prof. Sabina Halupka-Rešetar from the University of Novi Sad will give a colloquium talk on Feb. 6, at 4pm in SH 2.106. Title: wh-phrases in the nominal domain in Serbian Abstract: In this talk, I examine the phenomenon of multiple wh-fronting on the level of a DP/NP in Serbian. Even though Serbian is a multiple wh-fronting Continue Reading

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GK Colloquium: Ruby Sleeman and Lydia Grohe

Ruby Sleeman and Lydia Grohe will give two short talks on Jan. 23 at 4pm in SH 2.106. Ruby Sleeman: Ordinal numerals in dialects of Dutch I will present a synchronic study of the derivation of ordinal numerals from cardinal numerals in several different dialects of Dutch, combining a dialectological and a formal linguistic approach. Continue Reading

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GK Colloquium: Priscilla Adenuga and Carolin Reinert

Priscilla Adenuga and Carolin Reinert will give two short talks on Jan. 16 at 4pm in SH 2.106. Prescilla Adenuga: Nominal Attributive Modifiers (NAM) in Ògè In this talk, I show that nominal attributive modifiers in Ògè are derived through two morphological processes which are reduplication and affixation. The base form of the reduplicated form Continue Reading

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GK Colloquium: Melanie Hobich and Abigail Bimpeh

Melanie Hobich and Abigail Bimpeh will give two short talks on Jan. 9 at 4pm in SH 2.106. Melanie Hobich: The origin of the German(ic) was für construction and its implications.  Abstract: due to its split variant Was hast du für Forschung gemacht (“What kind of research did you do?”), the was für or ‘kind’ construction and its Germanic (Slavic and Baltic) Continue Reading

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GK Colloquium: Astrid Gößwein and Sanja Srdanović

Astrid Gößwein and Sanja Srdanović will give two talks in the GK colloquium series on Dec. 12, 4pm, in SH 2.106. Astrid Gößwein: Experimental studies on the agreement of hybrid nouns in German   Abstract: Hybrid nouns are nouns like German Mädchen (‘girl’), which can occur with either syntactic or semantic agreement. In the case of Mädchen, syntactic Continue Reading

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GK Colloquium: Fenna Bergsma and Lai Yat Han

Fenna Bergsma and Lai Yat Han will give two talks in the GK colloquium series on Dec. 5, 4pm, in SH 2.106. Title: Syncretism = shared syntax + shared spellout Presenter: Fenna Bergsma Abstract: I discuss how forms can satisfy multiple case requirements if they are syncretic (i.e. formally identical) between to cases. The approach Continue Reading

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