LINGUIST List 26.1502

Wed Mar 18 2015

Confs: General Linguistics, Linguistic Theories, Syntax/Germany

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Date: 17-Mar-2015
From: Andreas Konietzko <>
Subject: Freezing: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Domains
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Freezing: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Domains

Date: 03-Jul-2015 - 04-Jul-2015
Location: Tuebingen, Germany
Contact: Marion Knecht
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Syntax

Meeting Description:

Workshop Description:

Displacement is a fundamental property of human language, and the restrictions on displacement have been a central concern in generative grammar ever since Ross’ (1967) ground-breaking observations of island constraints. While island phenomena have been investigated in detail from various perspectives (see Sprouse & Hornstein 2013, Boeckx 2012 and references therein), a different empirical domain, the domain of freezing, has received less attention. The Freezing Principle has originally been defined as a constraint which blocks extraction of and from constituents in non-canonical / non-base positions (originally Wexler & Culicover 1980, see Corver 2006 for an overview). The aim of the workshop is to look into the domain of the Freezing Principle in relation to other restrictions on extraction in order to contribute to a broader understanding of the nature of restrictions on displacements.

Invited Speakers:

Joseph Bayer (University of Konstanz)
Rui P. Chaves (University at Buffalo)
Norbert Corver (University of Utrecht)
Peter Culicover (The Ohio State University)
Ángel J. Gallego (University of Barcelona)
Ciro Greco (University of Ghent)
Gereon Müller (University of Leipzig)
Maria Polinsky (Harvard University)
Luigi Rizzi (University of Siena)
Michael Rochemont (The University of British Columbia)
Ur Shlonsky (University of Geneva)
Balazs Suranyi (Hungarian Academy of Science)

Organized by project A7 "Focus Constructions and Freezing" of the SFB 833, University of Tuebingen.
Organizers: Jutta Hartmann, Marion Knecht, Andreas Konietzko and Susanne Winkler

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