Upcoming Events in the Linguistics Department

  • 4/18/2018
    Brown Bag Talk
    Stony Brook University
    Ezafe, Nominalization and the Structure of PP
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 1:00 pm
    Seminar room

    Ezafe, PP and the Nature of Nominalization 

    Richard Larson (Stony Brook University) (and Vida Samian, CalState Fresno) 


    In the talk we argue that the English VP/NP structures in (1a-d) have exact counterparts in the i(ranian)Persian PP/NP structures in (2a-d), where P1-Pare three different classes of iPersian Ps and where -Ez is the so-called "Ezafe" morpheme.


  • 4/19/2018
    Guest Speaker
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
    Non-agreeing split interrogatives and focus extension in Spanish
    Thursday, April 19, 2018, 2:30 pm
    Dpeartmental Library

    In this talk, I will analyze the properties of a (special type of) split interrogatives in spoken standard Spanish. Split Interrogatives are formed by a wh-question followed by a tag, a phrase which constitutes a possible answer. The overall structure is interpreted as a yes/no question (as in what did John bring, a book?). In standard cases, the tag (marked as contrastive focus), matches the case and thematic features of the wh-element. Nevertheless, in Peninsular Spanish what we will call non-matching Split Interrogatives (NMSI) are also possible.

  • 4/20/2018
    University of Delaware
    Stress Redundancy and Stress Typologies
    Friday, April 20, 2018, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1

    Redundancy is prevalent throughout language. If we define redundancy in general terms as multiple ways of expressing the same information, we may view predictable (word) stress as exhibiting a type of redundancy, cued by both position in a word and acoustic properties (e.g., F0, duration, etc.). Thus, languages with fixed stress (e.g.

  • 4/25/2018
    Brown Bag Talk
    Stony Brook University
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 1:00 pm
    Seminar room
  • 5/4/2018
    Frontiers Talk Series
    University of Chicago
    Agreement in Minimalist Grammars
    Friday, May 4, 2018, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm