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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.
|Amaechi, M. & Georgi, D.||Quirks of subject (non-)extraction in Igbo.||Invited contribution to the Glossa Special Collection on "Subject Extraction". Guest editor: Michael Y. Erlewine.||2018|
|Amaechi, M. & Georgi, D.||On subject / non-subject extraction asymmetries in Igbo.||Workshop on Quirks of Subject Extraction, National University of Singapore.||2017|
|Amaechi, M. & Georgi, D.||On subject / non-subject extraction asymmetries in Igbo.||SVM lecture series, Universität Potsdam.||2017|
|Georgi, D.||On the nature of ATB.movement. Insights from reflexes of movement.||Proceedings of NELS 49, Cornell University. GLSA publishing.||2019|
|Georgi, D. & Stark, E.||Past participle agreement in French – one or two rules? Invited contribution to special issue: The Morphosyntax of the Romance Languages and its Formal Analysis.||Linguistische Arbeiten, de Gruyter, guest editors: Eva-Maria Remberger, Natascha Pomino & Marc Hinzelin.||2018|
|Hein, J.||Deriving the typology of verbal fronting. ||S. Hucklebridge & M. Nelson (eds.), Proceedings of the Forty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society. Amherst, MA: GLSA.||to appear|
|Hein, J.||An intersection approach to syncretism in ATB dependencies.||Studia Linguistica.||in revision|
|Hein, J.||On the lack of verb-doubling VP-topicalization in Germanic.||Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics.||submitted|
|Hein, J.||Deriving the typology of predicate fronting.||Poster presented at NELS 48, Reykjavik.||2017|
|Hein, J.||On the correlation of V(P) fronting and verb doubling/do-support.||SinFonIJA 10, Dubrovnik||2017|
|Hein, J.||Why Germanic VP-topicalization does not induce verb doubling.||CGSW 32, Trondheim||2017|
|Hein, J. & Barnickel , K.||Replication of R-pronouns in German dialects. ||Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft 37(2).||to appear|
|Hein, J. & Murphy, A.||V(P)-fronting in Asante Twi and Limbum.||V. Lee-Schoenfeld & D. Ott (eds.), Parameters of predicate fronting: A crosslinguistic look at V(P)-initial constructions. OUP, Oxford.||to appear|