Call for Papers


 Ljudmila Geist (Stuttgart)
 Giorgos Spathas (Stuttgart)
 Peter de Swart (Nijmegen)
This workshop is organized as part of the Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS)

AG 12 of DGfS 35 Potsdam


Full program(pdf)


Thursday, March 14, 2013
9.00 - 9.10 Ljudmila Geist, Giorgos Spathas, Peter de Swart: Welcome
9.10 - 10.00 Jean-Pierre Koenig (University of Buffalo):
Why (certain) verb semantics matters to valence alternations?
10.00 - 10.30 Alexandra Spalek (Universitat Pompeu Fabra):
Semantically restricted alternations for change of state verbs [pdf]
10.30 - 11.00 Leonard H. Babby (Princeton University), James E. Lavine (Bucknell University):
Impersonalization as an alternation [pdf]
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 - 12.00 Kerstin Schwabe (ZAS Berlin):
Semantic and syntactic effects of alternative direct and oblique argument realizations [pdf]
12.00 - 12.30 Alexis Dimitriadis & Martin Everaert (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS):
Characterizing reflexivization: Semantic and syntactic perspectives [pdf]
12.30 - 13.00 Florian Schafer & Fabienne Martin (Stuttgart University):
Marked and unmarked anticausatives do not differ in meaning: a French case study [pdf]
Friday, March 15, 2013
11.30 - 12.00 Martin Haspelmath (MPI-EVA Leipzig), Iren Hartmann (MPI-EVA Leipzig), Andrej Malchukov (University of Mainz):
Argument alternations: a large-scale comparative study [pdf]
12.00 - 12.30 Saartje Verbeke (Ghent University):
Alternating subject constructions in Nepali [pdf]
12.30 - 13.00 Zhanna Glushan (University of Connecticut):
Context sensitive unaccusativity in Russian and Italian [pdf]
13.00 - 13.30 Ryan Dux (University of Texas at Austin):
The English rob/steal alternation and its German equivalents [pdf]
13.30 - 14.00 Daniel Hole (Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin):
Der Himmel hangt voller Geigen - The Stative Locative Alternation of German [pdf]

Alternates: (1) Tibor Laczko (University of Debrecen):
On Hungarian particle verbs: semantic and argument structural issues from an LFG perspective
  (2) Albert Ortmann (Universitat Dusseldorf):
Semantic restrictions on argument alternations with nouns