FishFeed

The purpose of FishFeed is to (i) discuss each other’s work and (ii) discuss research papers of interest and relevance to the group, especially those related to ongoing projects and our overlapping research concerns. 
 
The Fish group meets weekly on Tuesdays at 12:15.
PLEASE CHECK LOCATION REGULARLY ON THE WEBSITE–> room changes throughout the semester.
 
See you all there!
 

Schedule and Readings Autumn 2018
 
September 4th- Room C1003
We will be taking about object shift: we will start with a view from Scandinavian internal variation with a paper by Kristine Bentzen, Merete Anderssen and Christian Waldmann from the Journal of Nordic Linguistics, entitled Object Shift in spoken Mainland Scandinavian: A corpus study of Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish.
 
September 11th- Room C1003
Reading: Anders Holmberg 1999 Remarks on Holmberg’s Generalization Studia linguistica 53, Issue 1.
 
September 18th-Room C1004
Reading: Jonathan Bobaljik 2002 A-chains at the PF-interface: Copies and ‘covert’ movement NLLT 20.2: 197-267.
 
September 25th-Room C1003
Reading: Dany Fox & David Pesetsky 2005 Cyclic Linearization of Syntactic Struture Theoretical Linguistics Vol 31, Issue 1-2
 
October 2nd- Room C1007
Prof. Miriam Butt (U. of Konstanz) will give a talk entitled Case and the Structure of Events. You can have a look at the abstract here.
 
October 16th-TEO Hus 1 (1.213)
Reading: Boris Harizanov & Vera Gribanova 2018 Whither head movement? Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
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Schedule and readings Spring 2018
We will continue with the theme word order and prosody.
 
January 30th
First (organisational) meeting. Please come with your news and views, and have a think about what sorts of things you should like to do or read this term.
 
February 6th
We decided that we would read the most recent Bennett et al. paper for this week.
 
February 13th
Craig wil talk to us about his work on ​English V2.
 
February 20th
Peter suggested we read Heather Newell’s paper on Nested Phase Interpretation and the PIC.
 
February 27th
 
March 6th
Peter will present some ongoing work on the nature of the syntactic word and its relation to the prosodic word.
 
March 13/20th
In preparation for Charles Yang’s visit we will read parts of his work The Price of Linguistic Productivity: How Children Learn to Break the Rules of Language (MIT Press, 2016).
 
March 27th
Easter, no meeting.
 
April 3rd
Lecture by Charles Yang, ‘From 72 to Infinity: The hidden connection between language and number’ 12.15-14.00 in UB Auditorium.
 
April 10th
GLOW, no meeting.
 
April 17th
Carmen will present.
 
April 24th
Krzysztof Migdalski who is visiting us on an Erasmus exchange from Wroclaw University in Poland will give a talk titled: “The Force behind Movement to Second Position”.
 
May 1st
Bank holiday, no FishFeed. 
 
May 8th-May 9th
Schedule for Laura Downing visit: Prosody Jam Session
Place: E1004

Tuesday 8th May:  

1215—1330  Craig Sailor
1330-1400  Gillian Ramchand

Wednesday 9th May:

1015-1045  Laura Downing
1045-1200  Peter Svenonius
1200-1245:  Lunch
1245-1400:  Björn Lundquist

May 15th
Antonio will present.
 
May 22nd 
Miriam Butt and Tina Boegel on Hindi/Urdu Questions at the Syntax-Pragmatics-Prosody Interface. See CASTL website for details and an abstract.
 
 

 
Schedule and readings Autumn 2017
This term the theme is word order and prosody.
 
November 27th
Craig will talk about some of his recent research.
 
November 21st (Tuesday!)
Björn will present his talk for Møte om norsk språk.

November 13th
Craig and Peter give a recap of NELS

November 6th
Joe will present his latest work. Download the draft of his article here.

October 30th
No meeting.

October 23th
Fish Feed will return to reading Norvin Richards’s Contiguity Theory. We will read the chapters on head movement, that is, chapters 6 and 7.

October 16th
Kaori Takamine will join this session.
 
October 9th
 
October 2nd 
Discussion first two chapters of Richards’s Contiguity Theory.
 
September 25th
We will resume the discussion on Kratzer & Selkirk’s/Féry’s papers (see September 18th).
 
September 18th
Angelika Kratzer and Lisa Selkirk. 2007. Phase Theory and Prosodic Spellout: The case of VerbsThe Linguistic Review 24.
Caroline Fery. 2011. German Sentence Accents and Prosodic Phrases. Lingua 121.

September 11th
Hamlaoui, F. & Szendrői, K., (2017). The syntax-phonology mapping of intonational phrases in complex sentences: A flexible approach. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics. 2(1), p.55.

September 4th
Peter presents his GCSW-paper “V to C and late syntactic word formation”.

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