Gert Webelhuth was an invited speaker at this year’s Colloque de Syntaxe et Sémantique à Paris (CSSP). He spoke On the role of c-command in German. In his talk, he presented empricial evidence against the c-command condition in German: (i) cases in which relative scope of quantifiers is not determined by their surface c-command relation, (ii) cases of pronouns that are bound by non-c-commanding quantifiers, and (iii) cases of NPIs that are not c-commanded by their licensers.There were two more invited speakers, Tatiana Nikitina (Paris) and Shalom Lappin (Gothenburg).
Manfred Sailer had an ordinary paper at CSSP, on Attributive `wrong´ in underspecified semantics. He presented some new data on attributive wrong and an analysis in Lexical Resource Semantics.
CSSP was again a platform for exchange among representatives of different frameworks. The schedule left room for fruitful exchange during the question periods and the coffee breaks.
- Conference web site: http://www.cssp.cnrs.fr/cssp2019/appel/index_en.html
- Gert’s abstact: On the role of c-command in German
- Manfred’s abstract: Attributive `wrong´ in underspecified semantics