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The project studies displacement asymmetries from a cross-linguistic perspective. Subject displacement is more restricted than object displacement in that the former requires special morphological devices in many languages. The goal is to find out what underlies this constraint on displacement in the mental grammar and which features need to co-occur in a language to trigger the asymmetry. To this end, we focus on the comparatively little studied phenomenon of agreement-suppression (AS). Cross-linguistic patterns of variability and stability in AS, identified in a questionnaire study, enable us to determine (i) whether AS is in fact another instance of a general restriction against subject extraction and (ii) what causes this restriction.
|Hein, J.||2018||Deriving the typology of verbal fronting. ||S. Hucklebridge & M. Nelson (Eds.), NELS 48: Proceedings of the Forty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (Vol. 2, pp. 29-38). Amherst: GLSA.||C05|
|Hein, J. & Barnickel, K.||2018||Replication of R-pronouns in German dialects.||Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft, 37(2), 171-204. doi:10.1515/zfs-2018-0009||C05|
|Amaechi, M. & Georgi, D.||2018||On the Source of Subject / Non-Subject Asymmetries in Igbo wh-/focus Constructions.||Paper presented at the 49th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 49) Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mi., USA. 23 March.||C05|
|Amaechi, M. & Georgi, D.||2017||On the quirks of subject extraction in Igbo A’-dependencies. ||Invited talk at the Workshop on Quirks of Subject Extraction, National University of Singapore. 10 - 11 August.||C05||[Abstract]|
|Amaechi, M. & Georgi, D.||2017||On subject / non-subject extraction asymmetries in Igbo.||Invited talk at the SVM Lecture Series, Potsdam, Germany. 22 November.||C05|
|Georgi, D.||2018||On the nature of ATB-movement: insights from reflexes of movement.||Paper presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 49), Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. USA. 05 October.||C05|
|Georgi, D.||2018||On the nature of ATB-movement: insights from reflexes of movement.||Paper presented at the 41st GLOW conference (GLOW41), Budapest, Hungary. 13 April.||C05|
|Hein, J.||2018||On the interaction of head movement, ellipsis, and copy deletion: The case of Mainland Scandinavian.||Paper presented at the Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop 33 (CGSW 33), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany. 27 September.||C05|
|Hein, J.||2017||On the correlation of V(P) fronting and verb doubling/do-support.||Paper presented at the SinFonIJA 10, Dubrovnik, Croatia. 22-24 October.||C05|
|Hein, J.||2017||Deriving the typology of predicate fronting.||Poster presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 48), University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland. 27 - 29 October.||C05|
|Hein, J.||2017||Why Germanic VP-topicalization does not induce verb doubling.||Paper presented at the 32nd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop (CGSW 32), NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. 14 September.||C05|