Recent Output

Look Who’s Talking 

An overview of upcoming and recent talks delivered by members of our research group. Earlier talks can be found here ! 
February 23-26 2021. Maud Westendorp and Björn Lundquist. ‘The presence of light objects affects variable verb and subject placement in North Germanic’. 43. Jahrestagung der DGfS “Modell und Evidenz”, Universität Freiburg im Breisgau.
November 26th, 2020. Eirini Apostolopoulou: ‘Where r you going? A typology of long-distance metathesis of liquids.’ Going Romance XXXIV. Paris (virtual conference).
October 16, 2020. Björn Lundquist & Maud Westendorp: ‘Object shift feeds variable verb and subject placement: implications for linearization and production planning.’  LCAD2020.
October 16, 2020. Gillian Ramchand: ‘Deriving VSO in Scottish Gaelic: A direct linearization approach.’  LCAD2020.
October 15, 2020Craig Sailor: ‘Segregated transfer of ellipsis sites: evidence from Taiwanese.’ LCAD2020.
September 17th, 2020. Martin Krämer: ‘In the Grey Zone of the Sonority Hierarchy.’ LACG Meetings. Leiden University Language and Cognition Group.
July 2, 2020. Hagit Borer & Gillian Ramchand: ‘Syntax/Semantics Interface: Event Structure.’ Linguistic Flash-mobs: Epic Battles in History. Link to virtual debate
May 14, 2020. Guglielmo Cinque & Peter Svenonius: ‘The Functional Hierarchy’. Linguistic Flash-mobs: Epic Battles in History. Link to virtual debate
March 20, 2020. Serge Minor, Natalia Mitrofanova, Myrte Vos, Gillian Ramchand: ‘Processing Aspect in Russian and English: Evidence from Visual World Eye-Tracking.’ CUNY 2020. UMass Amherst. Link to digital presentation
March 20, 2020Serge Minor, Natalia Mitrofanova, Gillian Ramchand: ‘The Processing of Grammatical Aspect by Russian-speaking Children and Adults: A Visual World Eye-Tracking Study.’ CUNY 2020. UMass Amherst. Link to digital presentation


The featured publications of CASTLFish include a selection of significant books, articles, and working papers published by our faculty. We invite you to visit the individual faculty members’ websites for more complete listings of publications. Featured Publications from earlier years can be found here


Fábregas Antonio & Martina Penke. 2020. Word storage and computation. In: Vito Pirrelli, Ingo Plag & Wolfgang Dressler (eds.): Word Knowledge and Word Usage: 
A Cross-disciplinary Guide to theMental Lexicon. Berlin: De Gruyter, chapter 11. DOI:10.1515/9783110440577. 

Fábregas, Antonio & Michael T Putnam. 2020. Passives and middles in Mainland Scandinavia: microvariation through exponency. Mouton de Gruyter. ISBN 9783110633719. DOI:10.1515/9783110670912

Golston, Chris & Martin Krämer. 2020. Diphthongs are micro-feet: Prominence and sonority in the nucleus. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting on Phonology 2019. LSA Publications.

Lundquist, Björn, Maud Westendorp, & Bror-Magnus S. Strand. 2020. Code-switching alone cannot explain intraspeaker syntactic variability: Evidence from a spoken elicitation experimentNordic Journal of Linguistics: 1-39.

Krämer, Martin & Draga Zec 2020. Nasal consonants, sonority, and syllable phonotactics: the dual nasal hypothesis. Phonology 37.1: 27-63. DOI:10.1017/S0952675720000032

Ramchand, Gillian. Truth is dead; long live the truth. Commentary on Conjoining Meanings by Paul Pietroski. Mind & Language. 2020; 35: 251265. DOI: 10.1111/mila.12269

Sailor, Craig. 2020. Rethinking ‘residual’ verb second. In Rebecca Woods and Sam Wolfe (eds.): Rethinking verb second. Oxford University Press. chapter 6, 126–149. 

Svenonius, Peter. 2020. Prepositions with CP and their implications for extended projections. Linguistic Variation. DOI: 10.1075/lv.00032.sve



Bentzen, Kristine and Anderssen, Merethe. 2019. The form and position of pronominal objects with non-nominal antecedents in Scandinavian and German. The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics. Vol. 22(2). 169-188.

Lundquist, Björn, Larsson, Ida, Westendorp, Maud, Tengesdal, Eirik, and Nøklestad, Anders. 2019. Nordic Word Order Database: Motivations, methods, material and infrastructure. Nordic Atlas of Language Structures Journal. Vol. 4(1). 1-33.

Fábregas, Antonio and Raquel González Rodríguez. 2019. On inhibited eventualities. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory. 1-45.

Fábregas, Antonio,  Marín, Rafael, and Arche, María J. 2019. Main questions in the study of copulas: categories, structures and operations. In Fábregas, Antonio, Marín, Rafael, and Arche, María J. (eds) The Grammar of Copulas Across Languages. Oxford University Press. 1 – 31.

Krämer, Martin. 2019. Is vowel nasalisation phonological in English? A systematic review. English Language & Linguistics, 23(2). 405-437.

Ramchand, Gillian. 2019. Verbal Symbols and Demonstrations Across Modalities. Open Linguistics. Vol. 5(1). 94-108

Svenonius, Peter. 2019. Syntactic Features. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics.



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