Collaborative Research Centre 1287 - Limits of Variability in Language: Cognitive, Computational, and Grammatical Aspects

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Hidden variability in sharing constructions

PI(s): Prof. Dr. Doreen Georgi

This project investigates the limits of variability in the formation of filler-gap dependencies by studying sharing constructions (SCs), in which a single filler relates to several gaps (as in across-the-board and parasitic gap constructions). We will apply a battery of novel as well as refined diagnostics using quantitative experimental methods and direct elicitations to evaluate the hypothesis that SCs arise from variable underlying sources despite their surface similarities (= hidden variability). To this end, we will compare the morphosyntax of (i) different SCs within a language, and (ii) the same SC across different languages. The results will allow us to improve existing formal models of how the syntax generates sharing, and to better understand how the mechanisms involved in filler-gap-dependency formation are constrained.

Members

Georgi

Prof. Dr. Doreen Georgi

Universität PotsdamCampus GolmDepartment LinguistikKarl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25, Haus 14, Raum 3.3314476 Potsdam
(+49) 331 977-2968E-MailLink | Link
Rothert

Johannes Rothert

Universität PotsdamCampus GolmDepartment LinguistikKarl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25, Haus 14, Raum 3.4014476 Potsdam
(+49) 331 977-2241E-Mail
Sarvas

Timea Sarvas

Universität PotsdamCampus GolmDepartment LinguistikKarl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25, Haus 14, Raum 3.4014476 Potsdam
(+49) 331 977-2241E-MailLink

Publications

Author(s)TitleYearPublished inDOILinksTypeProject
Georgi, D. & Stark, E.Past participle agreement in French - one or two rules?2020M.-O. Hinzelin, N. Pomino, & E.-M. Remberge (Eds.), Formal Approaches to Romance Morphosyntax: Linking Variation to Theory (pp. 19-48). Boston, Berlin: de Gruyter.LinkPaper Data Peer-ReviewedC05
Georgi, D.On the nature of ATB-movement: insights from reflexes of movement.2019M. Baird & J. Pesetzky (Eds.), NELS 49: Proceedings of the Forty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (Vol. 1, pp. 291-303). Amherst, MA: GLSA. *Paper Data Peer-ReviewedC05
Amaechi, M. & Georgi, D.On optional wh-/focus fronting in Igbo: A SYN-SEM-PHON interaction.2020Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft, 39(3), 299-327.LinkPaper Data Peer-ReviewedC05
van Alem, A.Complementizer agreement is not allomorphy: A reply to Weisser (2019).2020Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics, 5(1), 44.LinkPaper Peer-ReviewedC05
Amaechi, M. & Georgi, D.Quirks of subject (non-)extraction in Igbo.2019Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics, 4(1), 69.LinkPaper Peer-ReviewedC05
Georgi, D. & Amaechi, M.Resumption and islandhood in Igbo.2020M. Asatryan, Y. Song, & A. Withmal (Eds.), NELS 50: Proceedings of the Fiftieth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (Vol. 1, pp. 261-274). Amherst, MA: GLSA. *Paper Peer-ReviewedC05
Hein, J.Deriving the typology of verbal fronting.2018S. Hucklebridge & M. Nelson (eds.), NELS 48: Proceedings of the Forty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (Vol. 2, pp. 29-38). Amherst: GLSA. *Peer-ReviewedC05
Hein, J. & Barnickel, K.Replication of R-pronouns in German dialects.2018Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft, 37(2), 171-204.LinkPaper Peer-ReviewedC05
Hein, J. & Murphy, A.Case matching and syncretism in ATB dependencies.2019Studia Linguistica, 74(2), 254-302 (2020). LinkPaper Peer-ReviewedC05
Amaechi, M. & Georgi, D.On the Source of Subject / Non-Subject Asymmetries in Igbo wh-/focus Constructions.2018Paper presented at the 49th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 49) Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA. 23 March.Talk or PresentationC05
Amaechi, M. & Georgi, D.On the quirks of subject extraction in Igbo A’-dependencies.2017Invited talk at the Workshop on Quirks of Subject Extraction, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 10 - 11 August.Talk or PresentationC05
Amaechi, M. & Georgi, D.On subject / non-subject extraction asymmetries in Igbo.2017Invited talk at the SVM Lecture Series, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany. 22 November.Talk or PresentationC05
Georgi, D.Resumption in Igbo.2021Invited talk at the Cognitive Science of Language lecture series, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. 08 February.Talk or PresentationC05
Georgi, D.Resumption in Igbo (joint work with Mary Amaechi).2020Invited talk at the Morpho-Syntax-Colloquium, Institute of Linguistics, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany. 11 December.Talk or PresentationC05
Georgi, D.Resumption in Igbo - resumption types and morphological mismatches (joined work with Mary Amaechi).2020Invited talk at the Departmental Seminar, Linguistics Department, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK. 18 November.Talk or PresentationC05
Georgi, D.Iterative wh-movement: do’s and don’ts. A case study in ATB-movement.2019Invited talk at the Workshop Iterativity in Grammar, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. 02 December.Talk or PresentationC05
Georgi, D.On two types of resumption in Igbo and the nature of islands (joint work with Mary Amaechi).2019Invited talk at the Syntax Colloquium, Department of Linguistics, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany. 25 November.Talk or PresentationC05
Georgi, D.Reflexes of movement and locality.2019Invited talk at CamCos 8, Cambridge, UK. 02 May.Talk or PresentationC05
Georgi, D.On the nature of ATB-movement: insights from reflexes of movement.2018Paper presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 49), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. 05 October.Talk or PresentationC05
Georgi, D.On the nature of ATB-movement: insights from reflexes of movement.2018Paper presented at the 41st GLOW conference (GLOW41), Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary. 13 April.Talk or PresentationC05
Georgi, D. & Amaechi, M.On two types of resumption in Igbo and the nature of islands.2020Paper presented at the 43rd Generative Linguistics of the Old World (Virtual GLOW 43), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany. 08 - 20 April.Talk or PresentationC05
Georgi, D. & Amaechi, M.On two types of resumption in Igbo and the nature of islands.2019Paper presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 50), MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA. 27 October.Talk or PresentationC05
Georgi, D. & Amaechi, M.On "Optional" wh-/focus fronting in Igbo: a SYN-SEM-PHON interaction.2019Paper presented at the Who cares? Contrast and opposition in 'free phenomena', workshop at the 41st Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), Bremen, Germany. 07 March.Talk or PresentationC05
Georgi, D. & Fominyam, H.On the nature of subject marking in Awing.2019Paper presented at the 50th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 50), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 22 - 25 May.Talk or PresentationC05
Georgi, D. & Fominyam, H.On the role of referentiality in subject marking in Awing.2019Paper presented at the DISCO Workshop, Leipzig, Germany. 16 April.Talk or PresentationC05
Georgi, D. & Hein, J.On the interaction of extraction and argument marking in Asante Twi.2020Paper presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 56), Chicago, Ill, USA. 30 April - 03 May (online).Talk or PresentationC05
Georgi, D. & Hein, J.On the interaction of extraction and argument marking in Asante Twi.2020Poster presented at the 43rd Generative Linguistics of the Old World (Virtual GLOW 43), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany. 08 - 20 April.Paper Talk or PresentationC05
Georgi, D. & Hein, J.(A)Symmetries in Asante Twi object extractions.2020Paper presented at the 3rd Linguistics in Göttingen conference (LinG3), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany. 05 - 06 February.Talk or PresentationC05
Hein, J.Island constraints are category-sensitive: The case of Asante Twi and Limbum.2020Invited talk at the Linguistics Colloquium, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel. 17 November.Talk or PresentationC05
Hein, J.Selective island-sensitivity in Asante Twi and Limbum.2020Invited talk at the Syntax Meeting, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA. 18 September.Talk or PresentationC05
Hein, J.Subject asymmetries in Limbum: Antiagreement, resumption, and focus marking.2019Paper presented at the 45th Conference Generative Grammar in the South (GGS 2019), Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. 19 - 21 JulyTalk or PresentationC05
Hein, J.Subject asymmetries in Limbum.2019Paper presented at the 50th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 50), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 22 - 25 May.Talk or PresentationC05
Hein, J.The parallels between ellispis and copy deletion: A case for post-syntactic head movement.2019Poster presented at the Generative Linguistics of the old World (GLOW42), University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway. 08 - 10 May.Paper Talk or PresentationC05
Hein, J.On the interaction of head movement, ellipsis, and copy deletion: The case of Mainland Scandinavian.2018Paper presented at the Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop 33 (CGSW 33), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany. 27 September.Talk or PresentationC05
Hein, J.On the correlation of V(P) fronting and verb doubling/do-support.2017Paper presented at the SinFonIJA 10, Center for Advanced Academic Studies (CAAS), Dubrovnik, Croatia. 22 - 24 October.Talk or PresentationC05
Hein, J.Deriving the typology of predicate fronting.2017Poster presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 48), University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland. 27 - 29 October.Paper Talk or PresentationC05
Hein, J.Why Germanic VP-topicalization does not induce verb doubling.2017Paper presented at the 32nd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop (CGSW 32), NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. 14 September.Talk or PresentationC05
Hein, J. & Georgi, D.Asymmetries in Asante Twi A'-movement: On the role of noun type in resumption.2020Invited talk at the Syntax Semantics Lab Meeting, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA. 03 December.Talk or PresentationC05
Hein, J. & Georgi, D.Asymmetries in Asante Twi A'-movement: On the role of noun type in resumption.2020Paper presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 51), University of Québec à Montréal, Canada. 08 November (online).Talk or PresentationC05
Hein, J. & Murphy, A.Gerundive nominalization is (still) syntactic.2020Paper presented at the Workshop III ''Remarks: the Legacy'' at the 43rd Generative Linguistics of the old World (Virtual GLOW 43), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany. 31 March.Talk or PresentationC05
Salzmann, M., Wierzba, M. & Georgi, D.Condition C in German A-movement: Tackling challenges in experimental research on reconstruction2022Journal of Linguistics, pp. 1-46LinkPaper Peer-ReviewedC05
Georgi, D.The syntax of sharing constructions.2022Course given at the Eastern Generative Grammar Summer School 2022, Brno, Czech Republic. Brno, Czech Republic. 25 July - 5 August. Paper Talk or PresentationC05
Sarvas, T.All that glitters is not syntax: On the deceptive comfort of the armchair.2022Paper presented at the 9. Linguistik Meetup Berlin Brandenburg, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany. 29 September.Talk or PresentationC05
Sarvas, T.Mood, Tense and Modality: The Structure of Hungarian Verbs and Affix Raising at LF.2022Paper presented at the 30th Conference of the Student Organisation of Linguistics in Europe (ConSoLE 30), Nantes, France. 25-27 January (online). Talk or PresentationC05
Rothert, J.An experimental investigation of the case matching requirement in Polish ATB movement and RNR. 2022Paper presented at the Kolloquium Slawistische Linguistik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany. 04 November. Talk or PresentationC05