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Schedule and Readings Spring 2021
 
This term’s meetings will be held every Tuesday at 13.15-15.00 on Zoom* 
 
January 26thOrganizational Meeting 
February 2nd : Gillian Ramchand  Stativity and Imperfectivity in Mandarin, English and Russian
February 9th  Pavel Caha  (Masaryk University, Brno) Semantic parameters, syncretism and counting (abstract).Slides
February 16thPeter Svenonius on verb clusters. ClusterTuck
February 23rdAntonio Fabregas Locating Romance theme vowels in a syntax without morphology
March 2nd:   Maud Westendorp  Word order variation in wh-questions in Sogn: syntactic and prosodic factors  
March 9th:    Craig Sailor (Edinburgh University)  Ellipsis in a modular perspective (abstract)
March 16th:  Natalia Jardon Perez  Pluractional Perfects among complex predicates 
March 23rdLia Calinescu (NTNU) Investigating the Neural Correlates of Meaning Composition (abstract)
March 30th no meeting (Easter)
April 6th:      no meeting 
April 13th:    Charlotte Sant  Frequency adjectives: DP-internal vs. DP-external event modification (abstract)
April 20th:   Paulina Lyskawa Phi-feature resolution under coordination is not grammar-internal (abstract)
April 27th:    Myrte Vos Exploring the efficacy of webcam eye tracking in Visual World experiments (abstract
May 4th      no meeting
May 11th:      David Adger The Noun Phrase in Kiitharaka (abstract)
June 1st :  Gary Thoms (NYU) A syntactic reassessment of Goidelic pronoun postposing  (abstract)  (NB: start time  15.30)
 
* We have chosen to conduct all FishFeed talks of the semester  virtually. A link to the event will be distributed to the FishFeed mailing list ahead of the talk. Should you not be on the mailing list, but would like to attend, please contact Gillian or the week’s speaker.

Schedule and Readings Autumn 2020

This term’s meetings will be held every Tuesday at 14.15-16.00 on Zoom* 

September 1st : Organisational Meeting
September 8th : Peter Svenonius on Spans
September 15th : Gillian Ramchand on Truthmaker semantics
September 22nd : Charlotte Sant (joint work with Mike Putnam)(abstract)
September 29th : Peter Svenonius on Stem Alternations in the Passive in Sierra Miwok (joint work with Patrik Bye)
October 6th :  Høstferie (no FishFeeed)
October 27th  : Øystein Vangsnes (Comp-trace effects)
November 3rd :   no meeting
November 10th : no meeting
November 17th  : Maud Westendorp leads a discussion of word order in embedded clauses and stylistic fronting in Icelandic Recommended readings: Angantýsson (2017) and Wood (2011)
November 24th : Klaus von Heusinger on indefinite demonstratives
December 1st : Dave Kush on the processing of cataphoric pronouns 

* We have chosen to conduct all Fishfeed talks of the semester  virtually. A link to the event will be distributed to the Fishfeed mailing list ahead of the talk. Should you not be on the mailing list, but would like to attend, please contact Gillian or the week’s speaker.


 
 
Schedule and Readings Spring 2020

January 24th : organisational meeting
January 31st : Bjorkman & Zeijlstra (2019) Checking up on (ϕ-) agree
February 7th: Sergey Minor: Russian aspect as a syntactic feature
February 14thJade Sandstedt: Bantu harmony locality is autosegmental (abstract)
February 21st : Semra Kizilkaya (U of Köln)  Nominal and verbal aspects of Turkish Differential Object Marking
February 28th : Craig Sailor: Are syntax and semantics modality-blind? Testing Esipova’s Conjecture with ellipsis (abstract)
March 6th : Natalia Mitrofanova: The processing of grammatical case in Russian and German (abstract)
March 13th : Cancelled due to university closure
March 20th : Cancelled due to university closure
March 27th : Cancelled due to university closure
April 3rd: GLOW (virtual conference)
April 10th : Easter
April 17th : Cancelled due to university closure
April 24th : Cancelled due to university closure
May 1st : May Day
May 8th : Catch-up and Organisational Meeting to Plan for the Time ahead (online) *
May 15thAntonio Fábregas: Ways of Encoding  the Definiteness Effect (online) *
May 22nd : Natalia Jardón: the Perfect in Eonavian Spanish ( abstractonline) *
May 29th : Eirini Apostolopoulou: Long-Distance Metathesis in Romance languages and Italo-Greek dialects (abstractonline)*
June 5th : Presentation from 3 Applicants for MSCA Fellowships (schedule, online, NB meeting starts at: 14.00)
June 12th : Semester Wrap-up (online)*

* All remaining Fishfeed talks of the semester will be conducted virtually on Zoom. A link to the event will be distributed to the Fishfeed mailing list ahead of the talk. Should you not be on the mailing list, but would like to attend, please contact Gillian or the week’s speaker.

Please note that due to scheduling on Zoom, the start time of the talks has been moved to 12.00 instead of 12.15!


 
Schedule and Readings Autumn 2019
August 27th : organisational meeting.
September 10th : Carmen Savu on a nanosyntactic account of Hindi ergativity
September 17th : Maud Westendorp and Björn Lundquist on embedded V2 in Faroese and Mainland Scandinavian
September 24th :Deniz Tat presents her Marie Curie project
October 1st Martin Krämer on the Structure and hierarchy in diphthongs
October 8th:Antonio Fábregas on Temporal Prefixes
October 15th Craig Sailor on  the inflectional domain of Taiwanese and the puzzle it poses for the licensing of predicate ellipsis
October 22ndHeather Newell on Bracketing Paradoxes 
October 29th: Tor Håvard Solhaug on Tone and Stress in Norwegian Compounds
November 5thHeather Newell presents even more Bracketing Paradoxes. 
November 12nd: Sergey Minor on the processing of grammatical aspect in Russian 
November 19th Helen Koulidobrova on the Mass Count distinction in ASL (OBS! Unusual meeting time and place:    10.15-12 in  E0103)
 
See you all there!

Schedule and Readings Spring 2019
The Schedule for Spring 2019 will be dominated by presentation of work in progress by members of the group until Easter.
 
January 29:  Björn Lundquist on V3. See abstract here.
Feb 5: Craig Sailor on the timing of Ellipsis
Feb 12: Martin Kraemer and Antonio Fabregas, joint work on Vowel Harmony
Feb 19: Peter Svenonius on Spanning
Feb 26: NO MEETING (Gender Minicourse)
Mar 5: Antonio Fabregas on Adjectives
Mar 12: Øystein Vangsnes on Adjectives
Mar 19: Martin Kraemer on the Sonority Hierarchy
Mar 26: Gillian on Indexicals in Japanese
April 2: Serge Minor and Gillian Ramchand on The English Progressive vs. The Russian Imperfective
April 9: Natalia Jardon on the Perfect in Eonavian Spanish.
April 16: NO MEETING (Easter)
April 23: TBA
April 30: Anna Pilsbacher on Austro-Bavarian directionals, a paper by Bettina Gruber. Download here.
May 7: NO MEETING (GLOW in Oslo)
May 14: Maud Westendor on Synchronic variation and diachronic change in Dutch two-verb clusters.
May 21: TBA
May 28: TBA 

Schedule and Readings Autumn 2018
November 20th-Room B1003
Lecture on formal pragmatics by prof. Kjell Johan Sæbø– Recent developments in formal pragmatics, II and III: The Grammatical theory, part 2, and Game and Decision theory.
November 13th- Room B1003
Reading: ch. 4 of the book Meaning in the Brain by Giosuè Baggio (From Binding to Interpretation and Back).
Ideally, you would read also ch.1-3 which can be accessed here.
November 6th- Room B1003
We will discuss mainly chapter 4 of Jelena Runic’s dissertation on clitics. Please have a look at the conclusion sections of ch.2 and 3 as well. 
October 30th- Room C1004
Reading: Nicholas Rolle & Zachary O’Hagan 2018 Different Kinds of Second-Position Clitics in Caquinte 
October 16th-TEO Hus 1 (1.213)
Reading: Boris Harizanov & Vera Gribanova 2018 Whither head movement? Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
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.
September 25th-Room C1003
Reading: Dany Fox & David Pesetsky 2005 Cyclic Linearization of Syntactic Struture Theoretical Linguistics Vol 31, Issue 1-2
September 18th-Room C1004
Reading: Jonathan Bobaljik 2002 A-chains at the PF-interface: Copies and ‘covert’ movement NLLT 20.2: 197-267.
September 11th- Room C1003
Reading: Anders Holmberg 1999 Remarks on Holmberg’s Generalization Studia linguistica 53, Issue 1.
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.
 
 
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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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