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Workshop on the
Similarities and Differences between Clauses and Nominals

Thursday & Friday, December 13-14, 2012, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Arranged by the research project
"Similarities and Differences between Clauses and Nominals"
Degree Programmes in English, French, and German
Dept. of Aesthetics & Communication
University of Aarhus

Conference venue:
Room 341 (third floor)
Building 1481
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4
University of Aarhus

Thursday, December 13, 2012
09:30 Coffee and rolls
10:00-11:00 Sten Vikner
   (University of Aarhus)
Introduction (part I): Trees and fields and Danish clauses
11:15-12:15 Eva Engels
   (University of Aarhus)
Introduction (part II): Trees and fields extended -
Danish and German clauses and nominals

13:30-14:30 Henning Nølke
   (University of Aarhus)
Verbal and nominal modifiers in French -
syntactic and semantic parallels

14:45-15:45 Claude Muller
   (University of Bordeaux)
Non-verbal uses of verbs in French
16:00-17:00 Michelle Sheehan
   (University of Cambridge)
Assertions as names, facts as definite descriptions
and propositions as indefinites

Friday, December 14, 2012
10:00-11:00 Sten Vikner
   (University of Aarhus)
Possessors as subjects inside the nominal:
DP-spec vs. GP

11:15-12:15 Per Anker Jensen
   (Copenhagen Business School)
Danish Quantum Genitives in DP-Structure
13:30-14:30 Hanne Korzen
   (Copenhagen Business School)
Kant and the difference between
causal adjuncts and space/time adjuncts

hand-out A
14:45-15:45 Johanna Wood
   (University of Aarhus)
Indefinite article doubling
16:00-17:00 Guglielmo Cinque
   (University of Venice)
Finite ‘clausal complements’ of nouns
as (non-restrictive) reduced relative clauses


This workshop followed the defence (in French) of Katrine Planque Tafteberg's Ph.D. dissertation:
Le décalage pronominal danois - dans une approche contrastive et typologique
(Pronoun shift in Danish - in a contrastive and typological approach)
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 13:00-16:00, Nobelsalen (Room 123, Ground floor), Building 1485

Participation in the workshop was free and open to everybody interested. Those people who had the intention of attending the workshop helped make sure that there were enough hand-outs (and coffee, rolls, and cookies) by sending an e-mail to Sten Vikner.

Organizers:   Sten Vikner, Eva Engels & Johanna Wood

The workshop was financed by the research project
Similarities and Differences between Clauses and Nominals - Comparative Syntax across Theoretical Approaches
(which is itself financed by FKK, The Danish Council for Independent Research in the Humanities)



In addition to the speakers listed above, the following linguists registered as participants in the workshop:

Merete Birkelund
Charlotte Bille Brahe
Per Bærentzen
Katrine Rosendal Carstensen
Ken Ramshøj Christensen
Ana Kanareva Dimitrovska
Susana Silvia Fernández
Morten Fonager
Camilla Søballe Horslund
Henrik Jørgensen
Natalia Morollón Martí
Anne Mette Nyvad
Dorete Rindom
Katrine Planque Tafteberg
Torben Thrane
Ole Togeby
Helle Kaalund Tornbo

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First posted: November 2012   -   Last modified:  December 17, 2012
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