Workshop on Long-distance dependencies
We cordially invite you to our joined workshop on long-distance dependencies that will take place at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin from October 4th to October 5th, 2018.
Long-distance dependencies are a well-explored field of investigation. It is concerned with constructions involving a constituent that may be moved over a clause boundary. Traditionally, they include several types of wh-movement. Focusing on interrogatives and relatives, this workshop intends to bring together syntacticians from different grammatical frameworks (HPSG, Generative Grammar and others). Transformational frameworks like Generative Grammar often explain long-distance dependencies as the result of a movement operation. In contrast, lexicalist frameworks such as Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG) and Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) do not assume movement. The goal is to explore and compare the quality and quantity of construction specific and syntactic descriptions needed to capture long-distance phenomena.
- Rui P. Chaves (University at Buffalo)
- Caterina Donati (LLF Paris-Diderot)
- Anne Abeillé (LLF Paris-Diderot)
- Dominique Sportiche (University of California, Los Angeles)
- Bob Borsley (University of Essex)
Date: October 4-5, 2018
Venue: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin – Dorotheenstraße 24 | 10117 Berlin
For further information on the workshop program and the registration, please visit the website at http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/588647.html.
We encourage you to circulate the information widely so this workshop can feature as many specialists on long-distance dependencies as possible.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at the LDD-workshop in Berlin!
The organizing committee
Guido Mensching (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen),
Stefan Müller (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin),
Franziska Werner (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen),
Elodie Winckel (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Contact: All questions about submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The project Long-distance Dependencies in French: Comparative Analyses (HPSG and the Minimalist Program) is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (Research Group DFG MU 2822/9-1, ME 1252/14-1).