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LINGUIST List 19.1201

Wed Apr 09 2008

Confs: Germanic, Syntax/UK

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        1.    Peter Ackema, 23rd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop

Message 1: 23rd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop
Date: 09-Apr-2008
From: Peter Ackema <packemaling.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: 23rd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop
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23rd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop
Short Title: CGSW 23

Date: 12-Jun-2008 - 13-Jun-2009
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contact: Peter Ackema
Contact Email: cgsw23ling.ed.ac.uk
Meeting URL: http://lel.ed.ac.uk/events/cgsw23/

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Language Family(ies): Germanic
Meeting Description:

The 23rd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop (CGSW 23), held at the University
of Edinburgh, June 12-13, 2008.

The 23rd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop

University of Edinburgh, 12-13 June 2008

Venue: Lecture Theatre 183, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh

Wednesday 11 June

Pre-workshop get-together in the Meadows Bar, 42-44 Buccleuch Street

Thursday 12 June

09.00 - 09.30
Registration (Lorimer Room, Old College)

09.30 - 10.10
Theresa Biberauer (University of Cambridge)
Locating Afrikaans in Jespersen's Cycle: A Comparative Investigation

10.10 - 10.50
Agnes Jaeger and Doris Penka (University of Frankfurt / University of Tübingen)
Development of Sentential Negation in the History of German


11.10 - 11.50
Marijke De Belder (University College Brussels)
The Morphosyntax of Kinds and Units in Germanic

11.50 - 12.30
Dorian Roehrs and Michael T. Putnam (University of North Texas / Carson-Newman
Demonstrative Reinforcers


13.30 - 14.10
Björn Lundquist and Gillian Ramchand (University of Tromsø)
Verbs of Contact in English, Swedish and German

14.10 - 14.50
Christer Platzack (University of Lund)
Cross Linguistic Variation in the Realm of Support Verbs


15.10 - 15.50
Volker Struckmeier (University of Cologne)
Attributive Constructions in German(ic): Phase Structures in Small Packages

15.50 - 16.30
Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (University of Paris 8)
German and French Preposition + Determiner Contractions at the Syntax-Morphology


17.00 - 18.00
Invited speaker: Edwin Williams (Princeton)
Derivation and Mirror Effects


Friday 13 June

09.00 - 09.40
Pavel Caha (University of Tromsø)
The Directional-Locative Alternation in German and Dutch

09.40 - 10.20
Thórhallur Eythórsson (University of Iceland)
The New Passive in Icelandic: Variation and Diachrony


10.40 - 11.20
Klaus Abels and Luisa Martí (UCL / University of Tromsø)
German Negative Indefinites are Semantically Negative

11.20 - 12.00
Hedde Zeijlstra (University of Amsterdam)
Not in the First Place


13.00 - 13.40
Theresa Biberauer and Ian Roberts (University of Cambridge)
Phases, Word Order and Types of Clausal Complements in West Germanic Languages

13.40 - 14.20
Tanja Temmerman (University of Leiden)
The Copy Spell Out Analysis of Contrastive Left Dislocation Revisited - Evidence
from Southern Dutch Dialects


14.40 - 15.20
Elena Anagnostopoulou (University of Crete)
Weak Pronouns and the Person Case Constraint: A Case Study of German

15.20 - 16.00
Lobke Aelbrecht (University College Brussels)
Dutch Modal Complement Ellipsis and English VPE


16.30 - 17.30
Invited speaker: Susi Wurmbrand (University of Connecticut)


1. Agnieszka Pysz and Bartosz Wiland (University of Poznan)
Linearizing Strict VO/OV: An Interaction between Head Government and FOFC

2. Marlies Kluck and Mark de Vries (University of Groningen)
The Interaction of Right Node Raising and Extraposition in Germanic Languages

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