LINGUIST List 29.3678

Mon Sep 24 2018

Confs: German; Mediterranean; Gen Ling, Historical Ling, Syntax, Text/Corpus Ling, Typology/Germany

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Date: 24-Sep-2018
From: Athina Sioupi <>
Subject: 1st International Workshop on Language Comparison and Typology: German and the Mediterranean Languages
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1st International Workshop on Language Comparison and Typology: German and the Mediterranean Languages
Short Title: DeMiNeS

Date: 12-Oct-2018 - 12-Oct-2018
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Athina Sioupi
Contact Email:
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Typology

Subject Language(s): German (deu)

Meeting Description:

The DeMiNeS Network ''German Mediterranean Network for Linguistics''
(„Deutsch-Mittelmeerisches Netzwerk Sprachwissenschaft'') (2017 Humboldt
Alumni Award for Innovative Networking Initiatives to Athina Sioupi) with
support from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, in cooperation with the
Research Unit on (Experimental) Syntax and Heritage Languages at the
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Artemis Alexiadou) and the Center Language
Variation and Migration at the University of Potsdam, will organize a one-day
workshop on ''Language Comparison and Typology: German and the Mediterranean
Languages''. The Workshop will be hosted by the Humboldt University Berlin
(Department of English and American Studies).

The focus of the workshop is led on contributions from a variety of
theoretical and methodological approaches on German and/or the Mediterranean

The general aim is to bring together researchers interested in contributing to
deeper and more systematic descriptions and theoretical modeling of
empirically oriented comparative and typological studies on morphology and
syntax, semantics and pragmatics, corpus linguistics, historical linguistics,
language variation and language acquisition on Language Comparison and
Typology of German and/or the Mediterranean languages.

The Workshop will bring together established and early-career scholars who are
interested in topics such as:

- NPs (bare nouns, mass nouns, cognates)
- V2 and Word Order Variation
- Formulaic Language
- Psych Verbs
- Space and Time

Invited Speakers:

Artemis Alexiadou (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)(plenary talk)
Irene Doval (Univestidad Santiago de Compostela)
Laurent Gautier (Université de Bourgogne)
Thanasis Georgakopoulos (Université de Liège)
Roland Hinterhölzl (Università Ca Foscari)
Barbara Lübke (Universtidad Santiago de Compostela)
Antonio Machicao y Priemer (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Elisabeth Verhoeven(Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Hélène Vinckel-Roisin (Sorbonne Université)
Heike Wiese (Universität Potsdam)(plenary talk)


This workshop has been made possible through generous funding by Alexander von
Humboldt Foundation.

Registration is free. Please let us know if you would like to attend by
emailing at

Friday, October 12, 2018, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / Room 2249a

9:00 - 9:15:

9:15 - 9:30
Welcome & opening remarks

Session 1

9:30 - 10:30:
Plenary talk: Artemis Alexiadou (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & Leibniz-ZAS)
Some puzzles about the syntax of experiencers

10:30 - 11:10:
Elisabeth Verhoeven (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Morphological markedness in discource: A crosslinguistic corpus study

11:10 - 11:30: Coffee break

Session 2

Irene Doval and Barbara Lübke (Universidad Santiago de Compostela)
Kodierung von Weg-Informationen: Eine syntaktisch-semantische Analyse von
direktionalen Verbkonstruktionen im Spanischen und im Deutschen

12:10 - 12:50:
Thanasis Georgakopoulos, Holden Härtl and Athina Sioupi
(Université de Liège, Universität Kassel, Aristotle University of
Typological differences and their ramifications for motion encoding: comparing
German to English and Greek

12:50 - 14:00: Lunch break

Session 3

14:00 - 15:00:
Plenary talk: Heike Wiese (Universität Potsdam)
German DPs across multilingual settings

15:00 - 15:40:
Roland Hinterhölzl (Università Ca Foscari)
V2 in a split CP: the case of German

15.40 - 16.40: Poster session and coffee break

Session 4

16:40 - 17:20:
Antonio Μachicao y Priemer and Marc Felfe (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

17:20 - 18:00:
Hélène Vinckel-Roisin (Sorbonne Université)
Rahmenbildende Adverbialien an der linken Satzperipherie: eine dt.-frz.

18:00 - 18:40:
Laurent Gautier (Université de Bourgogne)
Konstruktionen als tertia comparationis: Wie lässt sich die dt. Konstruktion
''SubjektNOM>'' ''ObjektDAT'' nach/zu + Verb im Französischen ausdrücken?

19:30: Workshop Dinner

Poster Session:

Oliver Bunk (Universität Potsdam)
The limits of left peripheral variation in German

Nicholas Catasso (Universität Wuppertal)
Absentive constructions in German and Italian - Person or place deixis

Federica Chirico (Universität des Saarlandes)
Die MP denn und ihre Entsprechung im Italienischen

Antonio Machicao y Priemer and Paola Fritz-Huechante (Humboldt-Universität zu
Modelling Spanish Psych verbs in HPSG: Word Order, Case, Theta-Roles and
Eventuality Structure

Natalia Pavlou (University of Chicago)
CP-recursion in Germanic and Cypriot Greek: Embedded V2 and T-to-C verb

Thom Westveer (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Gender Agreement with fixed-german nouns in German and French

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