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Eva van Lier (University of Amsterdam) is the guest speakers at this ACLC seminar. The title of the talk is 'Alternation in argument coding across languages: lexical and other factors'.

Event details of ACLC Seminar | Eva van Lier
26 May 2023
16:15 -17:30
P.C. Hoofthuis

Alternation in argument coding across languages: lexical and other factors

In this talk, we give an overview of the research carried out so far in our Vidi project ‘Exceptions rule! Lexical restrictions on grammatical structure’. This project is about alternations, that is, situations in language where more than one morpho-syntactic construction can be used to express an event. Focusing on alternations in argument marking (case and agreement), we study how the choice between constructions is influenced by lexical and other factors, the latter including semantic factors (like animacy) and pragmatic factors (like topicality). We will discuss cross-linguistic data, as well as case studies of alternations in three specific languages: Kamang (Timor-Alor-Pantar), Chechen (Nakh-Daghestanian), and Persian (Indo-Iranian). These studies involve a mix of typological, corpus-based and experimental methods.

Dr. E.H. (Eva) van Lier

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Taalwetenschap

About the ACLC seminar series

The ACLC seminar series is a two weekly lecture series organized by the ACLC, the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication.

P.C. Hoofthuis

Room 3.01

Spuistraat 134
1012 VB Amsterdam