C08

Consequences of head argument order for syntax

PI(s): Prof. Dr. Martin Salzmann

The project tests the hypothesis that there are systematic syntactic differences between (S)VO and (S)OV languages that go beyond further laws of linearization for heads and their arguments. For this purpose, comparable data is collected systematically in a sample of the world’s languages that is as representative as possible. The aim is also to determine whether pertinent typological generalizations are best captured via the ordering of verb and object or via the structural position of the subject.

A description of the methodology as well as the complete questionnaire can be found on the project’s OSF-page.

The project was originally designed by Prof. Gisbert Fanselow (1959–2022).

Members

Hölzl
Dr. phil. Andreas Hölzl
Campus GolmHaus 14, Raum 3.20
(+49) 331 977-2051
Salzmann
Prof. Dr. Martin Salzmann
Campus GolmHaus 14, Raum 3.31
(+49) 331 977-256152

Associated

Pregla
Andreas Pregla
Campus GolmHaus 14, Raum 3.29
(+49) 331 977-2734

Former Members

Adam
Dr. Nina Adam
Campus GolmHaus 14, Raum 3.29
(+49) 331 977-2734
Fanselow (✝)
Prof. Dr. Gisbert Fanselow (✝)

Publications

  • Peer-Reviewed: Papers, Journals, Books, Articles of the CRC
  • Talk or Presentation: Talks, Presentations, Posters of the CRC
  • SFB-Related: not produced in connection with the CRC, but are thematically appropriate
  • Other: Papers, Journals, Books, Articles of the CRC, but not peer-reviewed
Author(s)TitleYearPublished inLinksType
Fanselow, G., Zimmermann, M., & Philipp, M.Accessing the availability of inverse scope in German in the covered box paradigm.2022Glossa: A journal of general linguistics 7(1), 1-24. DOI: 10.16995/glossa.5766
Peer-Reviewed
Adam, N., Hölzl, A., & Schmidt, A.Aspects of the OV/VO alternation.2022Paper presented at "Alternatives, Contexts, and Variation". Workshop of the linguistic CRCs (Berlin). 04 - 05 July.Talk or Presentation
Hölzl, A.Word order change and mixed directionality in Sino-Tibetan: RelN & VO in Caijia and Longjia.2022Paper presented at the 25th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. 01 - 05 August.Talk or Presentation
Asztalos, E., Borise, L., Gugán, K., Mus, N., Schmidt, A., & Surányi, B.Towards more flexible verb-finality via a reanalysis of prosodic structure.2022Paper presented at the Third AMC Symposium “Change in syntax and phonology: the same or different?”, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. 05 - 07 December. Talk or Presentation
Asztalos, E., Borise, L., Gugán, K., Mus, N., Schmidt, A., & Surányi, B.From rigid to flexible verb-finality. A prosodically motivated information-structural account of word order change.2022Paper presented at the Twenty-Fifth International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL 25) University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. 01 - 05 August.Talk or Presentation
Schmidt, A., Asztalos, E., Borise, L., Gugán, K., Mus, N., & Surányi, B.From rigid to flexible verb-finality. A prosodically motivated information-structural account of word order change.2022Paper presented at the Syntax/Semantik-Kolloquium, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany. 21 June.Talk or Presentation
Borise, L., Schmidt, A., & Surányi, B.A unified account of preverbal foci in the languages of the Caucasus and beyond.2022Paper presented at the Theoretical Linguistics and Languages of the Caucasus (TLLC), Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turky. 18 - 19 June. Talk or Presentation
Schmidt, A.South Sámi in the typology of SAuxOV languages.2022Paper presented at the Syntax of Uralic Languages 4, Online, 14 – 16 June.Talk or Presentation
Asztalos, E., Borise, L., Gugán, K., Mus, N., Schmidt, A., & Surányi, B.From rigid to flexible verb-finality. A prosodically motivated information-structural account of word order change.2022Paper presented at the Syntax of Uralic Languages 4, Online. 14 – 16 June.Talk or Presentation
Borise, L., Schmidt, A., & Surányi, B.Raised and in-situ preverbal foci. A unified account.2022Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference Prominence in Language, Universität zu Köln, SFB 1252, Cologne, Germany. 02 - 03 June.Talk or Presentation
Borise, L., Schmidt, A., & Surányi, B.Raised and in-situ preverbal foci. A unified prosodic account.2022Paper presented at the General Linguistic Colloquium, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany. 04 May.Talk or Presentation
Borise, L., Schmidt, A., & Surányi, B.Raised and in-situ preverbal foci. A unified prosodic account.2022Poster presented at the 45th Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW 45) Colloquium, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK. 27 – 29 April. Talk or Presentation
Fanselow, G., Barbiers, L.C.J., Brown, J., Delbar, N., Nauta, S., & Rothert, J.On the asymmetry of wh-doubling in varieties of German and Dutch.2024Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft, 43(1), 41-64. DOI: 10.1515/zfs-2024-2003
Peer-Reviewed
Hölzl, A.Unusual word order features in Longjia and Caijia.2022Paper presented at the SynSem Colloquium, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany. 26 July.Talk or Presentation
Hölzl, A.Case marking systems in Sinitic OV languages: Synchrony and diachrony.2023Paper presented at "Explaining the cross-linguistic distribution of argument-coding patterns" (EDAP 2023), University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany. 21-23 May. Talk or Presentation
Adam, N., & Hölzl, A.Consequences of Head Argument Order for Syntax.2023Paper presented at the Workshop on Gisbert Fanselow’s Contributions to Syntactic Theory, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany. 27-29 April.Talk or Presentation
Gao, X., & Hölzl, A.The word order of oblique phrases in Sinitic languages of Hunan.2023Paper presented at the SynSem Colloquium, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany. 21 November.Talk or Presentation
Hölzl, A., & Bognana, M.Numeral classifiers in Bwamu.2024Paper presented at the Vielfaltslinguistik 6, University of Graz, Graz, Austria. 14-15 June.Talk or Presentation

Contact:

University of Potsdam Department Linguistics Prof. Dr. Doreen Georgi Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25 House 14, Room 3.33 14476 Potsdam
(+49) 331 977-2968 doreen.georgi@uni-potsdam.de