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Linguistics Seminar: Andrew Murphy

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Department of Linguistics
Location
https://illinois.zoom.us/j/88359278626?pwd=YlpHT0p4b1VGM1JHRGF4c1puOTZpUT09
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Nov 8, 2021   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Andrew Murphy, Instructor in Syntax, University of Chicago
Contact
Helen Gent
E-Mail
hmgent2@illinois.edu
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Linguistics Event Calendar

Talk’s title: Discontinuous noun phrases in Iquito (joint work with Brianna Wilson, UChicago)

Abstract: 

In this talk, we present data from split NP constructions in the Peruvian language Iquito. Noun phrases containing determiners exhibit a range of discontinuity effects when embedded under nouns and prepositions. Complex cases involving recursive possessors give rise to apparent non-constituent movement. We show that the complex array of patterns we find can be accounted for in a distributed deletion approach to split constructions (Fanselow & ─ćavar 2002), where Copy Deletion applies cyclically in the derivation. We also discuss determiner splits at the clause-level and show that movement to the so-called 'irrealis position' (Beier et al. 2011) shows even more radical discontinuity, as predicted by our analysis.

Zoom Link: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/88359278626?pwd=YlpHT0p4b1VGM1JHRGF4c1puOTZpUT09

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