Freezing: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Domains

Workshop

July 03 – July 04, 2015

Venue: Max-Planck-Haus, Spemannstraße 36, 72076 Tübingen

Organized by: Andreas Konietzko, Marion Knecht, Jutta Hartmann, Susanne Winkler

(Project A7 "Focus Constructions and Freezing" of the SFB 833, University of Tübingen)

 

Registration

If you would like to attend the workshop, please write an Email to the following address:

marion.knecht[at]uni-tuebingen.de

 

Registration Deadline: 24th of June

 

Workshop Description

Displacement is a fundamental property of human language, and the restrictions on displacement have been a central concern in generative grammar ever since Ross’ (1967) ground-breaking observations of island constraints. While island phenomena have been investigated in detail from various perspectives (see Sprouse & Hornstein 2013, Boeckx 2012 and references therein), a different empirical domain, the domain of freezing, has received less attention. The Freezing Principle has originally been defined as a constraint which blocks extraction of and from constituents in non-canonical / non-base positions (originally Wexler & Culicover 1980, see Corver 2006 for an overview). The aim of the workshop is to look into the domain of the Freezing Principle in relation to other restrictions on extraction in order to contribute to a broader understanding of the nature of restrictions on displacements.

 

Invited Speakers

 

Joseph Bayer (University of Konstanz)

Rui P. Chaves (University at Buffalo)

Norbert Corver (University of Utrecht)

Peter Culicover (The Ohio State University)

Ángel J. Gallego (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Ciro Greco (University of Ghent)

Gereon Müller (University of Leipzig)

Maria Polinsky (Harvard University)

Luigi Rizzi (University of Siena)

Michael Rochemont (The University of British Columbia)

Ur Shlonsky (University of Geneva)

Balazs Suranyi (Hungarian Academy of Science)

 

 

Preliminary Program

Friday, July 3rd

8.45–9.00Welcome by Susanne Winkler (University of Tübingen)
9.00–10.00

Peter W. Culicover (The Ohio State University) & Susanne Winkler (University of Tübingen)

Freezing and chain processing

COFFEE BREAK

10.20–11.20

Luigi Rizzi (University of Siena)

On freezing and labeling

11.20–12.20

Luigi Rizzi (University of Siena) & Ur Shlonsky (University of Geneva)

Criterial Freezing in small clauses and copular constructions in Italian and Hebrew

LUNCH BREAK

13.40–14.40

Gereon Müller (University of Leipzig)

Freezing by Buffers

14.40–15.40

Ángel J. Gallego (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Chain Freezing: A Phase-Theory Approach

COFFEE BREAK

16.00–17.00

Jutta Hartmann (University of Tübingen)

Freezing in it-clefts: the Role of Focus and Context

17.00–18.00

Rui P. Chaves (University at Buffalo)

Functional aspects of Freezing

19.00Dinner at 'Bella Roma' (Hartmeyerstr. 11)

Saturday, July 4th

9.00–10.00

Norbert Corver (Utrecht University)

The freezing point(s) of the adjectival system

COFFEE BREAK

10.20–11.20

Joseph Bayer (University of Konstanz)

Criterial Freezing in the Syntax of Particles

11.20–12.20

Michael Rochemont (The University of British Columbia)

'Only' syntax

LUNCH BREAK

13.40–14.40

Andreas Konietzko (University of Tübingen)

Freezing Effects in DP-split Constructions

14.40–15.40

Balázs Surányi (Hungarian Academy of Science)

Subject islands and freezing – A view from Hungarian

COFFEE BREAK

16.00–17.00

Ciro Greco (University of Ghent), Liliane Haegeman (University of Ghent) & Marco Marelli (University of Trento)

An experimental investigation on the impact of multiple violations in Italian subject islands

17.00–18.00

Maria Polinsky (Harvard University)

Freezing and ergative subjects

19.00Dinner at 'Sternwarte' (Waldhäuser Str. 70)