AG 10

AG 10 (Building B 4.1, room 0.07)
Polysemy and coercion of clause-embedding predicates

Marie-Luise Popp, Universität Leipzig,
Barbara Stiebels, Universität Leipzig,

Call for papers

Short abstract

The workshop will address the role of polysemy of clause-embedding predicates (CEPs; e.g., tell, ask) for the distributional properties of these predicates (e.g., complementation patterns, NEG-raising, control vs. raising, mood selection, restructuring/clause union) and the role of coercion in adding clausal arguments to non-clause-embedding verbs or in enhancing the syntactic flexibility of CEPs.


Wedsneday, March 8th, 2017

Time Event
13:45 – 14:45 Marie Luise Popp & Barbara Stiebels
Introduction: The role of polysemy and coercion in clause-embedding predicates
14:45 – 15:45 Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten
Basic pieces, complex meanings: Building attitudes in Navajo and beyond

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Time Event
09:00 – 10:00 A. Marlijn Meijer
How believing so is different from believing it
10:00 – 10:30 Julian Rentzsch & Liljana Mitkovska
Complementation strategies with the verb ‘know’ in Balkan Turkish compared to Standard Turkish and Macedonian
10:30 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:15 Stephen Wechsler
Clause embedding sound emission verbs
12:15 – 12:45 Natalia Serdobolskaya
Against classification of complement-taking predicates: the case for mental verbs
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch break
13:45 – 14:45 Kerstin Schwabe
‘Chameleon predicates’: variation in argument realization

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Time Event
11:30 – 12:30 Itamar Kastner
Coercing propositional anaphora
12:30 – 13:30 Marie-Louise Lind Sørensen & Kasper Boye
Utterance-predicate complementation
13:30 – 14:00 Final discussion