CoCoLaC seminar at Fabianinkatu 24 A

Interfaces between syntax and pragmatics
Friday October 18th, 2013
Fabianinkatu 24 A, seminar room 135


9.00 Opening

9.15-10.15 José María García-Miguel (Vigo): Typological alignment of grammatical objects in Spanish (abstract)

Coffee break

10.45-11.15 Hanna Lantto (Helsinki): The location of focus in monolingual Basque sentences vs. bilingual Basque-Spanish sentences (abstract)

11.15-11.45 Anton Granvik (Helsinki): A contrastive analysis of nominal complement clauses with de que in Spanish and Portuguese (abstract/slides)

11.45-12.45 Ulrike Freywald (Potsdam): Complementiser-introduced clauses with main clause word order in spoken German. Some thoughts on (in)subordination (abstract / slides)

Lunch break

14.00-15.00 Dominique Willems (Gand/Gent): Weak verbs revisited. A constructional corpus-based approach of weak verbs in modern French (abstract /slides)

15.00-15.30 Léa Huotari (Helsinki): Animacy and non-prototypical subjects: The challenges of a contrastive analysis of Finnish and French (abstract/handout)

15.30-16.00 Mai Frick (Tampere): Emergent bilingual word order in conversation (abstract)

16.00-16.30 Florian Siegl (Helsinki): Non-possessive use of PX.2P in Taimyrian Samoyedic and Dolgan – from possession marking to old topic marking (abstract)

16.30 Closing

The seminar is open for everybody, but please register for the coffee break by sending an email to by Friday October 11th.