Due to the hurricane Sandy, the Ling Lunch on Oct. 30 has been postponed. Details will follow.
Marko Hladnik from Utrecht University is going to give a Ling Lunch talk on Oct. 30, 2012. The title of the talk is “Resumption in Slavic relative clauses”.
“Starting with Slovene, we explore the patterns of relative clause (RC) resumption and argue that the common alternative ways of forming a RC we find in Slavic languages share one and the same syntactic derivation, with differences arising at PF due to recoverability considerations. Furthermore, the necessity to differentiate three types of resumption is demonstrated, and we argue that apparent optionality of resumption in Serbo-Croatian and Polish has deeper syntactic causes, and is conditioned by case morphology paradigms.”