Sprachwissenschaft  |  Kolloquien

Presentational sentences in Scandinavian and Subjecthood

Wann
Donnerstag, 17. Mai 2018
15.15 – 16.45 Uhr

Wo
G307

Veranstalter
FB Sprachwissenschaft

ReferentIn:
Annie Zaenen (Stanford University)

ased on a study of the behavior of presentational/existential sentences in Icelandic and Swedish, the presentation will address the following three questions:
— How configurational are Scandinavian languages?
— Which factors influence subjectlike behavior in arguments?
— Why do ‘thematic roles’ play a role in constraints on information-structure motivated constructions like the presentational one?

Abstract
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