Universität Wien FIND

160163 SE Seminar on the Theory of Grammar (2019S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 05.03. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 19.03. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 26.03. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 02.04. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 09.04. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 30.04. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 07.05. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 14.05. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 21.05. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 28.05. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 04.06. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 18.06. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Tuesday 25.06. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar will focus on theoretical and empirical issues surrounding argument and event structure (so-called “first-phase syntax”). In particular, we will work through current research on the structure of various verb classes, including unaccusatives, unergatives and so-called “psych(ological) predicates” of various sub-types, as well as nominalizations of various sorts across various languages.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students are expected to do the readings before coming to class, come to class, participate actively by asking and answering questions, take turns in protocoling the sessions, make a presentation with a handout, and write either an overview paper, or a squib analyzing something having to do with the topic of the seminar and giving arguments for preferring a given analysis to alternatives from the literature (students will receive hands-on training on how to write a squib/paper).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Anwesenheitspflicht (max. 2x Fehlen)
Students have a good command of theoretical issues in modern research on argument and event structure and their empirical foundations.

Examination topics

All of the topics discussed in class (and protocoled on Moodle).

Reading list

(Selected)
Alexiadou, Artemis, Elena Anagnostopoulou and Florian Schäfer (2015) External Arguments in Transitivity Alternations: A Layering Approach. Oxford: OUP.
Hale, Ken and Samuel J. Keyser (1993) On argument structure and the lexical expression of syntactic relations. The View from Building 20. MIT Press.
Harley, Heidi (2005) How do verbs get their names? Denominal verbs, Manner Incorporation and the ontology of verb roots in English. In N. Erteschik-Shir and T. Rapoport (eds.) The Syntax of Aspect 42-64. Oxford: OUP.
Harley, Heidi (2013) External arguments and the Mirror Principle: On the distinctness of Voice and v. Lingua 125: 34-57.
Harley, Heidi (2014) On the identity of roots. Theoretical Linguistics 40/3: 225-76.
Harley, Heidi (2017) The “bundling” hypothesis and the disparate functions of little v. In R. D’Alessandro, I. Franco and Á. Gallego (eds.) The verbal domain 3–28. Oxford: OUP.
Marantz, Alec (2013) Verbal argument structure: Events and participants. Lingua 130:152-168.
Ramchand, Gillian (2008) Verb Meaning and the Lexicon: A First Phase Syntax. Cambridge: CUP.

Association in the course directory

MA1-APM4B

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