During her visit to Australia, Dianne Jonas is giving two presentations on her recent work on the diachronic change of the argument pattern of the verb think in a number of Germanic languages. On February 27, she gave a talk at the unversity of Melbourne on “Thinking comparatively and diachronically. A case study on the verb think“. March 6, she will give a talk on “Morphosyntactic change – a case study of the verb think” at Monash university (Clayton campus).
Manfred Sailer’s paper on Doing the devil. Deriving the PPI-hood of a negation-expressing multi-dimensional idiom has appeared in the recent number of Linguistics. The paper is an elaboration of a presentation at the workshop on Positive Polarity Items organized by Mingya Liu and Gianina Iordăchioaia at DGfS 2015 and has now been integrated into a special issue on Positive Polarity Items, edited by Mingya and Gianina. Continue reading Sailer on “Doing the Devil”