LINGUIST List 27.2483

Mon Jun 06 2016

Confs: General Ling/Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 06-Jun-2016
From: Ji Young Shim <>
Subject: Clausal and Nominal Complements in Monolingual and Bilingual Grammars
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Clausal and Nominal Complements in Monolingual and Bilingual Grammars

Date: 27-Jun-2016 - 28-Jun-2016
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: Ji Young Shim
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The proposed workshop aims to cross-examine the structures of clausal and nominal complements, both in monolingual and bilingual contexts.

The emphasis of the workshop is on the left periphery of complements. The presentations will therefore focus on (a) the left periphery of the clause, a domain in which languages may be parametrized differently, leading to linguistic variation (Chomsky 1995, Rizzi 1997, Poletto & Pollock 1999, Belletti 2001, Haegeman 2003, Saito 2010, to name a few) and (b) the nominal phrase and its edge (Laenzlinger 2005, Giusti 2006, Ihsane 2008, Polletto 2014, and others).

The theme of the workshop also includes the left periphery of bilingual grammar, a topic that generative linguists started to pay attention to in recent years, especially in relation to diverse patterns of code-switching, a linguistic phenomenon of mixing two (or more) languages by bi- or multi-lingual speakers. The results of code-switching research show that the left periphery of a particular functional category such as C, D, or v is the locus of parametric variation, deriving certain patterns of code-switching (Liceras et al., 2005, Liceras 2009, Eichler et al., 2012, González-Vilbazo & López 2012, Shim 2013, Parafita Couto et al. 2015). Thus, they strongly confirm the validity of the linguistic theories proposed to account for monolingual grammar in the field of generative grammar.


June 27 - 28, 2016
Uni Mail - University of Geneva, Room MR 070
Bd du Pont-d'Arve 40, 1205 Genève

Day 1 (June 27)

09:00 - 09:45
Registration & Breakfast

09:45 - 10:00
Welcome & opening remarks

Session 1
10:00 - 11:00
Mamoru Saito
The theta-criterion reconsidered: argument doubling in Japanese

11:00 - 12:00
Artemis Alexiadou
Doubling phenomena in the DP

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Session 2
14:00 - 15:00
Terje Lohndal
Language mixing and left peripheries

15:00 - 16:00
M. Carmen Parafita Couto
On conflict sites in code-switching

Coffee break

Session 3
16:30 - 17:30
Aurélia Robert-Tissot & Etienne Morel
The role of functional heads in code-switching: evidence from Swiss text messages

17:30 - 18:30
Ji Young Shim
Portmanteau sentences in code-switching

19:30 Social Dinner

Day 2 (June 28)

08:30 - 09:00 Coffee & croissants

Session 1
09:00 - 10:00
Ji Young Shim & Tabea Ihsane
Null complementizers reconsidered

10:00 - 11:00
Genoveva Puskás
Selecting subjunctive clauses : same complementizer(s), different worlds

Coffee break

Session 2
11:15 - 12:15
Cecilia Poletto
What is a complementizer? On some apparent violations of the doubly filled comp filter

12:15 - 14:00

Session 3
14:00 - 15:00
Phoevos Panagiotidis
On the CP-DP parallelism: projection lines and the nature of Determiners

15:00 - 16:00
Christopher Laenzlinger
On some structural and derivational differences between CPs and DPs

Coffee break

Session 4
16:30 - 17:30
Natasha Müller
Code-switching in 2L1 children (French, Italian, Spanish, German)

17:30 - 18:30
Juana Muñoz-Liceras
Long-distance dependencies in native and non-native grammars: standard, scope and copy wh-questions


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