College of LAS Events

View Full Calendar

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email the contact person for the event.
Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

Linguistics Seminar: Masaya Yoshida (Northwestern)

Event Type
Department of Linguistics
FLB 1080 Lucy Ellis Lounge
Apr 10, 2023   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Masaya Yoshida, Associate Professor (Northwestern University)
Sofya Styrina
Originating Calendar
Linguistics Event Calendar

Talk title: There is something missing in NP and Moving in DP

Abstract: This study investigates a curious Adjective-Prepositional Phrase sequence (the A-PP string) found in coordination contexts. Investigations into the distribution of this A-PP string reveal that the A-PP string is possible only in coordination contexts and is restricted to cases where N undergoes across-the-board (ATB) movement. We point out that the distribution of the A-PP string is like that of Gapping observed in the verbal domain. Thus, we argue that the A-PP string is an instance of Gapping in the nominal domain, and that Gapping-like strings can be produced by ATB-movement derivation. Based on this data from the nominal domain, we make an argument supporting the ATB-movement derivation of Gapping broadly.

link for robots only