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LINGUIST List 24.884

Tue Feb 19 2013

Confs: Syntax/Germany

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Feb-2013
From: Andreas Trotzke <andreas.trotzkeuni-konstanz.de>
Subject: DGfS Workshop: NP Syntax and Information Structure
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DGfS Workshop: NP Syntax and Information Structure

Date: 13-Mar-2013 - 15-Mar-2013
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Contact: Andreas Trotzke
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/dgfs-2013/AG_3_en.html

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Meeting Description:

Workshop at the 35th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS 2013)

Research on the internal structure of nominal expressions (including prepositional phrases) in a variety of languages has revealed that there are parallels between clausal and nominal complexity and that the nominal domain also encodes information-structural properties such as focus and topic (Giusti 1996). Recently, research on NP syntax and information structure has received some attention again (Aboh et al. 2010), especially by investigating non-standardized variants (dialects and former diachronic stages) that may invoke alternative realizations which are not so easily observable in the standardized written languages. Our workshop addresses the question of how far the parallels between the nominal and clausal domain in the context of information structure can be pushed and which restrictions can be observed with respect to the availability of such alternative realizations. We aim at bringing together researchers (working in a functional or formal framework) that deal with the above mentioned aspects, preferably from (but not limited to) a microvariational perspective.

Confirmed Speakers:

Norbert Corver (Utrecht)
Ulrike Demske (Potsdam)

Workshop Organizers:

Ellen Brandner (Konstanz), Barbara Sonnenhauser (München), Andreas Trotzke (Konstanz), Martina Werner (Wien)


Aboh, Enoch O., Norbert Corver, Marina Dyakonova & Marjo van Koppen. 2010. DP-internal information structure: Some introductory remarks. Lingua 120. 782-801.
Giusti, Giuliana. 1996. Is there a FocusP and a TopicP in the Noun Phrase structure? University of Venice Working Papers in Linguistics 6. 105-128.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

14.00 - 15.00
Giuliana Giusti & Rossella Iovino (U Venezia): Latin as an Articleless DP-language

15.00 - 15.30
Manuela Ambar (U Lisboa): From DP to Sentence: Information Structure and Clause Typing

15.30 - 16.00
Manuela Gonzaga (U Lisboa): Adjectives in European Portuguese: Contributions to the Definition of the DP Structure and its Similarity with the Sentence Structure

16.00 - 16.30
Coffee Break

16.30 - 17.30
Cecilia Poletto (U Frankfurt): Scrambling Phenomena in the Old Italian DP

17.30 - 18.00
Mihaela Tanase-Dogaru (U Bucharest): Topics and Foci in Romanian Double-DP Qualitative Constructions

18.00 - 18.30
Boban Arsenijević (CSIC/CCHS Madrid) & Sabina Halupka Resetar (U Novi Sad): On the Topical Nature of Non-restrictively Used Relative Pronouns

Thursday, 14 March 2013

9.00 - 10.00
Norbert Corver (U Utrecht): Affective Information Packaging in the Nominal Domain

10.00 - 10.30
Dorian Roehrs (U North Texas): The Left Periphery of the German DP: Two Prenominal Positions for Possessives

10.30 - 11.00
Marit Westergaard & Merete Anderssen (CASTL): Word Order and Information Structure within the Norwegian DP: Vulnerable Domains in Bilingual Acquisition and Attrition

11.00 - 11.30
Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.30
Ulrike Demske (U Potsdam): Discontinuous Noun Phrases in Early New High German: Evidence for Information Structure?

12.30 - 13.00
Rosemarie Lühr (U Jena): Discontinuous Syntax

Friday, 15 March 2013

11.30 - 12.00
Julie Goncharov (U Toronto): P-doubling in Split Scrambling: A Renaissance Analysis

12.00 - 12.30
Emily C. Wilson (CUNY Graduate Center): Predicate Inversion in the Colloquial Slovenian

12.30 - 13.00
Urtzi Etxeberria & Aritz Irurtzun (CNRS- IKER): The Effect of Focus in Narrowing Down Potential QP Interpretations

13.00 - 13.30
Maksim Kudrinski (Moscow State U), Daria Popova (Stanford), Svetlana Toldova (Russian State U for the Humanities) & Alexandra Simonenko (McGill): Emerging Information Structure Effects: Clitic Particles in Khanty

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