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LINGUIST List 25.2504

Tue Jun 10 2014

Confs: Syntax, Psycholinguistics, General Linguistics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 10-Jun-2014
From: Anne Temme <anne.temmeposteo.de>
Subject: Syntax and Semantics of Experiencers: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives
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Syntax and Semantics of Experiencers: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

Date: 20-Jun-2014 - 20-Jun-2014
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Anne Temme
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: https://www2.hu-berlin.de/experiencer/project/workshop.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Syntax

Meeting Description:

A large array of phenomena around verbal syntax is argued to be sensitive to thematic role distinctions. In particular, experiencer-objects have been shown to display non-canonical object properties (or even subject properties) concerning word order, binding and scopal relations, clitic doubling, etc. A straightforward account of these phenomena is to trace them back to the special status of experiencers in the hierarchical clause structure. At the same time, experiencers are very likely discourse topics and a subset of their particular properties (e.g., the experiencer-first generalization in linearization) may be accounted for through a purely pragmatic account.


Humboldt University of Berlin, Department of German studies and linguistics, Dorotheenstraße 24, room 3.246

Workshop URL: https://www2.hu-berlin.de/experiencer/project/workshop.html

Friday, 20 June 2014


György Rákosi (Debrecen)
On backward and forward binding in experiencer constructions

Anne Temme (Berlin)
Backward binding illusion? Psych-effects in theory and practice

Rafael Marín (Lille)
Stativity and agentivity in Spanish psychological verbs

Cathryn Donohue (Hong Kong)
Dative experiencers in Basque

Tabea Reiner (München)
Experiencer arguments of prospective psych verbs in German - how are they realized?

Markus Bader (Frankfurt a. M.)
Psych-verbs in language production - how special are they?

Elisabeth Verhoeven (Berlin)
Verb class effects on word order - Evidence from a comparative corpus study

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