Reading group

Reading group is a series of meetings devoted to the discussion of recent linguistic texts. We meet every two weeks, usually in the evening on Tuesdays. If you are looking for less formal but still scientific meetings, feel welcome to participate!

On our previous meetings we discussed the following papers:

1/ William Croft (2009) “Methods for finding language universals in syntax” [In:] Sergio Scalise, Elisabetta Magni, Antonietta Bisetto (eds.) Universals of Language Today. Dodrecht: Springer
2/ Anna Giacalone Ramat (2009) “Typological universals and second language acquisition” [In:] Sergio Scalise, Elisabetta Magni, Antonietta Bisetto (eds.) Universals of Language Today. Dodrecht: Springer
3/ Denis Delfitto (2009) “Universals and semantics” [In:] Sergio Scalise, Elisabetta Magni, Antonietta Bisetto (eds.) Universals of Language Today. Dodrecht: Springer
4/ Emiliano Guevara and Sergio Scalise (2009) “Searching for universals in compounding” [In:] Sergio Scalise, Elisabetta Magni, Antonietta Bisetto (eds.) Universals of Language Today. Dodrecht: Springer
5/ Greville G. Corbett (2009) “Universals and features” [In:] Sergio Scalise, Elisabetta Magni, Antonietta Bisetto (eds.) Universals of Language Today. Dodrecht: Springer
6/ Martin J. Pickering and Roger P.G. van Gompel (2006) “Syntactic parsing” [In:] Matthew J. Traxler and Morton A. Gernsbacher (eds.) Handbook of Psycholinguistics. Elsevier
7/ Martha Crago, Johanne Paradis and Lise Menn (2008) “Cross-linguistic perspectives on the syntax and semantics of language disorders” [In:] Martin J. Ball, et al. (ed.) Handbook of Clinical Linguistics. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing
8/ Martina Penke (2008) “Morphology and language disorder” [In:] Martin J. Ball, et al. (ed.) Handbook of Clinical Linguistics. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing
9/ Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini and Juan Uriagereka (2004) “The immune syntax: The evolution of the language virus” [In:] Lyle Jenkins (ed.) Variation and Universals in Biolinguistics. Elsevier
10/ Anastasia Giannakidou (2011) “(Non)verdicality and mood choice: Subjunctive, polarity and time” [In:] Renate Musan and Monika Rathert (eds.) Tense across Languages. Berlin: de Gruyter
11/ Anastasia Giannakidou “The dependency of the subjunctive revisited: Temporal semantics and polarity” [In:] Lingua 15, pp. 1-27
12/ Peter Ackema and Ad Neeleman (2007). “Morphology does not equal syntax” [In:] Gillian Ramchand and Charles Reiss (eds.) The Handbook of Linguistic Interfaces. Oxford: Oxford University Press
13/ Edwin Williams (2007) “Dumping lexicalism” [In:] Gillian Ramchand and Charles Reiss (eds.) The Handbook of Linguistic Interfaces. Oxford: Oxford University Press
14/ Ray Jackendoff (2007) “Linguistics in cognitive science: The state of the art” [In:] The Linguistic Review 24, pp. 347-401
15/ Frederick J. Newmeyer (2008) “Universals in syntax” [In:] The Linguistic Review 25, pp. 35-82
16/ Joseph Quer (2005) “Subjunctives” [In:] Martin Everaert and Henk van Riemsdijk (eds). The Blackwell Companion to Syntax. Volume IV. Blackwell Publishing
17/ Ilana Mezhevich (2006) Featuring Russian Tense: A Feature-Theoretic Account of the Russian Tense System. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Calgary, Alberta
18/ Barbara Tomaszewicz (2008) “Subjunctive mood in Polish” [In:] Gerhild Zybatow et al. (ed.) Studies in Formal Slavic Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics and Information Structure: Proceedings of FDSL 7. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang
19/ Susi Wurmbrand (1998) Infinitives. Ph.D. Dissertation. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
20/ Norvin Richards (2010) Uttering Trees. MIT Press
21/ Andrea Moro (2008) The Boundaries of Babel. The Brain and the Enigma of Impossible Languages. MIT Press
22/ David Kemmerer (2000) “Grammatically relevant and grammatically irrelevant feature of verb meaning can be independently impaired” [In:] Aphasiology 14/10, pp. 997-1020
23/ Veena D. Dwivedi, Natalie A. Phillips, Stephanie Einagel, and Shari R. Baum (2010) “The neural underpinnings of semantic ambiguity and anaphora” [In:] Brain Research 1311, pp. 93-109
24/ Edith Kaan (2007) “Event-related potentials and language processing: A brief overview” [In:] Language and Linguistics Compass 1/6, pp. 571-591
25/ Gina R. Kuperberg (2007) “Neural mechanisms of language comprehension: Challenges to syntax” [In:] Brain Research 1146, pp. 23-49
26/ Oliver Bott (2010) The Processing of Events. [Linguistik Aktuell, Volume 162]. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company
27/ Jonathan D. Bobaljik and Susi Wurmbrand (2012) “Word order and scope: Transparent interfaces and 3/4 signature” [In:] Linguistic Inquiry 43/3, pp. 371-421
28/ Vicki Carstens and Michael Diercks (2013) “Agreeing how? Implications for theories of agreement and locality” [In:] Linguistic Inquiry 44/2, pp. 179-237
29/ John Beavers and Andrew Koontz-Garboden (2012) “Manner and result in the roots of verbal meaning” [In:] Linguistic Inquiry 43/3, pp. 331-369
30/ Eric Potsdam (2013) “CP-negation and the domain of quantifier raising” [In:] Linguistic Inquiry 44/4, pp. 674-684
31/ Martin Hackl (2013) “The syntax-semantics interface” [In:] Lingua 130, pp. 66-87
32/ Anders Holmberg and Ian Roberts (2013) “The syntax-morphology relation” [In:] Lingua 130, pp. 111-131
33/ Luigi Rizzi (2013) “Locality” [In:] Lingua 130, pp. 169-186
34/ Mark C. Baker (2013) “On agreement and its relationship to case: Some generative ideas and results” [In:] Lingua 130, pp. 14-32
35/ Guglielmo Cinque (2013) “Cognition, universal grammar, and typological generalizations” [In:] Lingua 130, pp. 50-65
36/ María J. Arche (2013) “The construction of viewpoint aspect: the imperfective revisited” [In:] Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. Published online 07 December 2013 [DOI 10.1007/s11049-013-9209-5], Springer.
37/ Gillian Ramchand and Peter Svenonius (2014) “Deriving the functional hierarchy” [preprint submitted to Elsevier].
38/ Ana C. Gouvea, Colin Phillips, Nina Kazenina and David Poeppel (2010) “The linguistic processes underlying the P600” [In:] Language and Cognitive Processes 25/2, pp. 149-188. Published online 2009, Psychology Press [DOI 10.1080/01690960902965951]
39/  She­vaun Lewis and Colin Phillips (2015) “Align­ing gram­mat­i­cal the­o­ries and lan­guage pro­cess­ing mod­els” [In:] Jour­nal of Psy­cholin­guis­tic Research 44, pp. 27-46. Pub­lished online 19 Novem­ber 2014 [DOI 10.1007/s10936-014-9329-z], Springer.
40/  Wing Yee Chow, Cybelle Smith, Ellen Lau, and Colin Phillips (2015) “A ‚bag-of-arguments’ mechanism for initial verb predictions” [In:] Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience. Published online 11 September 2015 [DOI: 10.1080/23273798.2015.1066832]
41/  Dustin Alfonso Chacón, Shota Momma, and Colin Phillips (2015) “Linguistic representations and memory architechtures: The devil is in the details” [In:] Behavioral and Brain Sciences (in press, commentary on target article by Christiansen & Chater)
42/ Colin Phillips and Lara Ehrenhofer (2015) “Learning obscure and obvious properties of language” [In:] Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 5/4 (in press, response to 17 commentaries on target article “The role of language processing in language acquisition”)
43/ Colin Phillips and Lara Ehrenhofer (2015) “The role of language processing in language acquisition” [In:] Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism (in press, due to appear as target article with commentaries in late 2015)
44/ Alexis Wellwood, Roumyana Pancheva, Valentine Hacquard, Colin Phillips (2015) “The anatomy of comparative illusion” (submitted)
45/ David Poeppel and David Embick (2005) „Defining the relation between linguistics and neuroscience” [In:] Anne Cutler (ed.) Twenty-First Century Psycholinguistics: Four Cornerstones, pp. 103-118. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.