Workshop: Agreement in Multivaluation Constructions (online)

As part of the DFG-funded project ‘A General Theory of Multivaluation’, the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main will host a workshop ‘Agreement in Multi-valuation Constructions’ online on 19-20 May 2021. The project aims to investigate how agreement is determined when there is not a unique controller of agreement, and so the target of agreement obtains features from multiple sources.

Workshop website:

Invited Speakers:

Important dates:

  • Deadline for abstract submission: November 15, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: by Decemeber 23, 2020
  • Workshop: May 19-20, 2021

Call for Papers:

We invite submissions for oral presentations (25 minute talk +10 minutes discussion) related to multivaluation constructions. Talks which investigate the following topics are particularly encouraged:

  1. Cross-linguistic differences in agreement patterns with disjoined and conjoined subjects, and the structure of coordinations.
  2. Cross-linguistic differences in agreement patterns in Right Node Raising and other constructions with multiple subjects.
  3. How feature conflicts in case of multivaluation are resolved (for instance ‘‘he or I {are/am/is} on the way’’) and effects of syncretism.
  4. Patterns of closest conjunct and highest conjunct agreement, and how they impact on the formulation of the mechanism of agreement.
  5. Agreement patterns related to the Agreement Hierarchy of Corbett (1979, et seq.), and how the Agreement Hierarchy can be modeled.
  6. Experimental work on agreement patterns in multivation constructions.

Submission guidelines:

Abstracts should be at most two pages long, including all data and references, on letter-size / A4 paper with 1-inch margins on all sides, and must be set in Times New Roman font of at least 11 points. Submissions are limited to at most one single-authored submission and at most one joint-authored submission per author.

Please submit anonymized abstracts electronically in PDF format through the EasyChair system by November 15, 2020.

Further information on the project can be found here.