Invited Speakers:

  • Eric Baković
  • Paul Kiparsky
  • Howard Lasnik
  • Geoffrey Pullum


Invited Speakers:

  • Theresa biberauer
  • Eric Fuß
  • Kyle Johnson

Organizing Committee:

Anke Assmann, Petr Biskup, Doreen Georgi, Fabian Heck, Timo Klein, Gereon Müller, Martin Salzmann, Barbara Stiebels, Nina Topintzi, Jochen Trommer, Philipp Weisser, Eva Zimmermann

Workshop on "Opacity in Grammar" (WOPiG)

Wednesday, October 2


Get together WOPiG at Pilot

Thursday, October 3

Venue: lecture hall Felix Klein (5th floor), Paulinum, main building, Augustusplatz 10-11


09:00-10:00Paul Kiparsky (Stanford University)
The Residue of Opacity
10:00-10:40Marta Domagala (Warsaw U of Social Sciences and Humanities)
To re-rank or not to re-rank: Old Church Slavic evidence against invariant EVAL
10:40-11:00Coffee break - (Poster exhibition)
11:00-11:40Bruce Tesar (Rutgers University)
Output-driven maps in phonology
11:40-12:20Jeffrey Heinz (University of Delaware) & William Idsardi (University of Maryland)
Opacity between local and long distance processes in Samala
12:20-13:30Lunch break
13:30-14:30Eric Baković (University of California, San Diego)
Opacity to Ordering Hammer: not everything is a nail
14:30-15:10Peter Smith (University of Connectitut)
Bringing order(ing) into chaos: the placement of Udi endoclitics
15:10-15:30Coffee break - (Poster exhibition)
15:30-16:30Howard Lasnik (University of Maryland)
On Certain Bleeding Orders
16:30-17:10Youssef Haddad (University of Florida) & Susi Wurmbrand (University of Connectitut)
Cyclic Spell-Out and Agreement Options in Raising Constructions
17:10-17:30Coffee break - (Poster exhibition)
17:30-18:30Geoffrey Pullum (University of Edinburgh)
Opacity: The Last Thing We Need
18:30-19:15Reception - (Poster exhibition)
19:30Get together CGSW 28/WOPiG-Dinner at Sol y Mar

Poster Exhibition

Venue: Foyer in front of the lecture hall Felix Klein

During the coffee breaks and the reception, there will be a poster exhibition of works by undergraduate and graduate students that deal with transparent and opaque rule interaction in phonology, morphology, and syntax.


Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop 28 (CGSW28)

Venue: lecture hall Felix Klein (5th floor), Paulinum, main building, Augustusplatz 10-11

Friday, October 4

09:00-10:00Theresa Biberauer (University of Cambridge)
Germanic verb clusters again – with Afrikaans centre-stage
10:00-10:40Federica Cognola (University of Trento)
Wh-long extraction in Mòcheno and the derivation of OV word order in West Germanic
10:40-11:00Coffee break
11:00-11:40Marcel Pitteroff (University of Stuttgart)
The expletive puzzle - impersonal (let-)middles
11:40-12:20Ida Larsson (University of Stockholm) & Peter Svenonius (University of Tromsø)
Phases and Categories in Passive and Perfect Participles
12:20-14:00Lunch break
14:00-14:40Karen De Clercq (Ghent University)
The upward path of negation
14:40-15:20Ulrike Steindl (University of Southern California)
Corrective coordination with but across languages
15:20-15:40Coffee break
15:40-16:20Florian Schäfer (University of Stuttgart)
Reconciling Burzio's Generalization with unexpected accusatives: from German to Icelandic
16:20-17:20Eric Fuß (IDS Mannheim)
C-agreement revisited: core syntax or morphological ornament?
Time for sightseeing
Conference dinner at Cafe Grundmann

Saturday, October 5

09:00-10:00Kyle Johnson (University of Mass., Amherst)
The Empty Category Principle and linearization
10:00-10:40Julia Bacskai-Atkari (University of Potsdam)
Comparative deletion in Germanic
10:40-11:00Coffee break
11:00-11:40Thomas McFadden (University of Tromsø)
Resultativity and the development of Germanic preverbal ge- from Old to Middle English
11:40-12:20Silke Fischer (University of Stuttgart)
Object extraposition in Germanic - a challenge for control theory?
12:20-14:00Lunch break
14:00-14:40Marjo van Koppen (Utrecht University) & Marijke De Belder (HU Brussels)
Looking into ANN-compounds: idiolectal variation
14:40-15:20Dorian Roehrs (University of North Texas)
Agreement in the DP: Dutch vs. Norwegian
15:20-15:40Coffee break
15:40-16:20Sandhya Sundaresan (University of Leipzig)
Perspectival binding: a Dravidian perspective into Germanic
16:20-17:00Artemis Alexiadou, Florian Schäfer & Giorgos Spathas (University of Stuttgart)
Delimiting Voice in Germanic: on object drop and naturally reflexive verbs
Alternate talk:
Marijke De Belder (HU Brussels) & Gunlög Josefsson (Lund University)
The Germanic complex compound's marker
letzte Änderung: 07.08.2018