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Göttingen Spirit Summer School on Complex Clauses


August 8th - 12th, 2016, University of Göttingen

As part of the series of Göttingen Spirit Summer Schools in Linguistics focusing on Structure-Meaning Mappings LinG proudly announces a five-day summer school on Complex Clauses.



During this summer school, four tutorials (1,5 hour per day each) will be held, featuring well-known teachers. In addition, there will be a poster session, where students can present and discuss their work and evening lectures.



Summer School Venue & Accommodation

Best Western Hotel Am Papenberg, Göttingen. Please also check the Travel Info section.



Teachers and classes:


  • Jaklin Kornfilt (Syracuse University): Complex Clauses in some head-final languages (with particular attention to Turkish and Turkic)
  • Keir Moulton (Simon Fraser University): Ingredients of Embedding
  • Hans-Martin Gärtner (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): Issues in Special and Minor Sentence Types
  • Magdalena and Stefan Kaufmann (University of Connecticut):Current topics in the semantics and pragmatics of conditionals



Evening lectures:

  • Beáta Gyuris (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): The semantics and pragmatics of embedded interrogatives in Hungarian.
  • Uwe Junghanns and Hagen Pitsch (University of Göttingen): Complex sentence structures in Slavic
  • Hans Kamp (University of Stuttgart)



Programme:


The topic of the summer school are complex sentences and clauses at the syntax-semantics interface. In such cases, a sentence expresses information that can be typically split into several clauses. Phenomena often discussed under this label comprise e.g. relativization, sentential subordination, adverbial subordination, clausal nominalization, etc. At the same time, we wish to widen the perspective by also considering sentence types in general including a detailed discussion of conditionals and interrogatives. In the summer school, a variety of research aspects concerning some of these and related problems will be tackled mainly from a syntactic and/or semantic perspective. The empirical material of the courses will cover a wide range of languages including Slavic, Germanic, Finno-Ugric, Turkish, Korean and others.










TimeMonTueWedThuFri
9:00Welcome
09:15 - 10:45Kornfilt: Complex Clauses in some head-final languagesKornfilt: Complex Clauses in some head-final languagesKornfilt: Complex Clauses in some head-final languagesKornfilt: Complex Clauses in some head-final languagesKornfilt: Complex Clauses in some head-final languages
11:00 - 12:30Moulton: Ingredients of EmbeddingMoulton: Ingredients of EmbeddingMoulton: Ingredients of EmbeddingMoulton: Ingredients of EmbeddingMoulton: Ingredients of Embedding
14:00 - 15:30Kaufmann & Kaufmann: Current topics in the semantics and pragmatics of conditionalsKaufmann & Kaufmann: Current topics in the semantics and pragmatics of conditionalsKaufmann & Kaufmann: Current topics in the semantics and pragmatics of conditionalsKaufmann & Kaufmann: Current topics in the semantics and pragmatics of conditionalsKaufmann & Kaufmann: Current topics in the semantics and pragmatics of conditionals
15:45 - 17:15Gärtner: Issues in Special and Minor Sentence TypesGärtner: Issues in Special and Minor Sentence TypesGärtner: Issues in Special and Minor Sentence TypesGärtner: Issues in Special and Minor Sentence TypesGärtner: Issues in Special and Minor Sentence Types
18:00 - 19:00Poster session
20:00 - 22:00Evening Lecture Hans Kamp (had to be cancelled)Evening Lecture Junghanns & PitschEvening Lecture
Gyuris



The school is intended for 20 - 25 graduate students, PhD students and postdocs, working on, or interested in the topic. (Minimum Educational Level: BA)


Tuition: 100 Euro
Tuition includes: coffee breaks and free lunch on all 5 days.



Registration:


Interested? Send an email to julia.steinmetz@zentr.uni-goettingen.de by May 23rd with a short description of your research interests and a short motivation why you would want to attend the school. Together this should be no more than 500 words. Notification of acceptance will be send by June, 1st 2016.



Local Organizers:


Anke Holler, Edgar Onea, Julia Steinmetz



Last Update: 06.06.2016