AG 8

AG 8 (Building B 4.1, room 0.23)
Non-canonical verb positioning in main clauses

Mailin Antomo, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen,
Sonja Müller, Universität Wuppertal,

Call for papers

Short abstract

Not only dependent clauses display verb-order variation, there are also different options for positioning the finite verb in main clauses. This workshop intends to study the formal and interpretative properties of main clauses which do not display the word order which is canonically expected of them across different languages as well as different historical stages within one language.

Wedsneday, March 8th, 2017

Time Event
13:45 – 14:15 Mailin Antomo & Sonja Müller
14:15 – 15.15 Hubert Truckenbrodt
Verb position and speech acts in German
15:15 – 15:45 Volker Struckmeier & Sebastian Kaiser
Only just CP? Rethinking classification criteria for sentence types theories
15:45 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:00 Imke Driemel
Variable verb positions in German exclamatives
17:00 – 17:30 Rita Finkbeiner
Verb-final w-clauses in headlines
17:30 – 18:00 Nathalie Staratschek
Non-canonic verb positioning in disintegrated verb-final weil-clauses in German

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Time Event
09:00 – 09:30 Sonja Müller
On the role of doch in V1- and Wo-VE-clauses in German
09:30 – 10:00 Janina Beutler
V1-declaratives and assertion
10:00 – 10:30 Ulrike Demske
The brief history of V-final root clauses in Early New High German
10:30 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:45 – 12:15 Julia Winkler
V3 in Modern German: A competition-based account
12:15 – 12:45 Julia Bacskai-Atkari
Clause typing in main clauses and V1 conditionals in Germanic
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch break
13:45 – 14:45 Heike Wiese
The hidden life of V3: an overlooked word order option in Germanic “V2 languages”

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Time Event
11:30 – 12:00 Gereon Müller
Structure removal in complex prefields
12:00 – 12:30 Werner Frey
A syntactic condition for supposed multiple fronting in German
12:30 – 13:00 Oliver Bunk
Insights into the processing of non-canonical sentence structures in German: The case of V3 matrix declaratives in informal Standard German
13:00 – 13:30 Liliane Haegeman & Ciro Greco
Frame setters and V3 patterns in West Flemish
13:30 – 14:00 Artemis Alexiadou & Terje Lohndal
V3 in Germanic: A comparison of urban vernaculars and heritage languages