1st International Workshop on the Interface of Information Structure and Argument Structure, University of Seville, Spain

Wednesday 25th – Friday 27th, October 2017


All sessions will be held in Aula de Grados, Facultad de Filología, except Thursday afternoon (Aula 118)

16.30-17.00 Preliminary remarks
17.00-17.30 Antonio Fábregas, Ángel L. Jiménez-Fernández and Mercedes Tubino: Datives, theticity and information structure
17.30-18.00 María Cornejo: Null and post-verbal subjects in Spanish L1 Speakers. An interface investigation on acquisitional data and comparative analysis.
18.00-18.30 Mara Frascarelli and Ángel L. Jiménez-Fernández: Discourse categories in imperatives
18.30-19.00 Coffee Break
19.00-19.30 Bettina Kaminski and Javier Martos: Discourse markers and information structure in German language exchange settings
19.30-20.00 Ana Ojea: Core Intentional Features and their effects on word order and linguistic variation


9.00-9.30 Opening remarks
9.30-10.30 INVITED SPEAKER : Artemis Alexiadou (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin & Leibniz-ZAS)

Novel object experiencer predicates and clitic doubling

10.30-11.00 Ingo Feldhausen (Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt) and Maria del Mar Vanrell (Universitat de les Illes Balears): Argument Structure and narrow focus marking in Spanish
11.00-11:30 Ángel Gallego (Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona): Criterial positions without features consequences for labeling and cartography
11.30-12.00 Coffee Break
 12.00-12.30 Steffen Heidinger (University Graz): Focus affinity and the argument-adjunct distinction
12.30-13.00 Sabine Reuters, Sarah Dolscheid, Yulia Esaulova and Martina Penke (University of Cologne): Animacy and visual effects in German sentence production
13.00-13.30 Manuel Leonetti (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares): Topics and null subjects
13.30-15.00 Lunch


15.00-15.30 Francesca Ramaglia (Universitá di Roma Tre): The (Information) Structure of Marked Copular Constructions: a multi-layered interface approach to it- and there-sentences
15.30-16.00 Marta Khouja (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): DOM as a syntax-pragmatics interface marker: evidence from Catalan
16.00-16.30 Paola Crisma, Giuseppe Longobardi, Dimitris Michelioudakis and Nina Radkevich (University of York): The Left Periphery of nominal phrases and the argument-adjective asymmetry

Coffee Break

and poster session:

Arantzazu Elordieta (UPV/EHU): The interaction of morphophonological requirements of focus with verb-initial word orders in root/non-root clauses

Laura Bailey (University of Kent): Null prepositions and light nouns in Germanic and Romance

Jose Sequeros-Valle (University of Illinois at Chicago): Topic Type and Pitch Accent: Data from an Elicited Production Task

17.00-17.30 Ana Maria Brito (Universidade do Porto): Ditransitive constructions and information structure in European Portuguese: when the DO is a heavy constituent
17.30-18.00 Linda Badan (University of Ghent): Discourse markers at the interface between syntax and prosody: The case of ‘guarda te’ in regional Italian of Veneto
18.00-18.30 Fang Yang, Martin Pickering and Holly Branigan (University of Edinburgh): Is topicalized Topic more prominent than left-dislocated Topic? Evidence from structural priming experiments in Mandarin Chinese
18.30-19.00 Roland Hinterhölzl (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia): What are subjects good for?


9.30-10.30 INVITED SPEAKER: Valentina Bianchi (Universitá di Siena)

Spelling out focus chains and wh-chains in Italian

10.30-11.00 Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria (UPV/EHU): A look at some aspects of the syntax-pragmatic interface in Spanish
11.00-11.30 Xavier Villalba (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): Infinitival wh-relatives in Romance: Consequences for the truncation vs. intervention debate
11.30-12.00 Dalina Kallulli (University of Vienna): PCC as an Information Structure Phenomenon
12.00-12.30 Coffee Break
12.30-13.00 Manuel Leonetti (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares) and Victoria Escandell-Vidal (UNED): Focus structure in relative clauses. Evidence from Spanish
13.00-13.30 Anna Kocher (University of Vienna): Towards a unified analysis of verum focus in German, English and Spanish
13.30-15.00 Lunch


15.00-15.30 Simone de Cia (University of Manchester): Discourse-Pragmatics Beyond Force: Contrastiveness in North-Eastern Italian Dialects (NEIDs)
15.30-16.00 Montserrat Batllori (Universitat de Girona): Left periphery and information structure distribution of imperatives constructions from a diachronic standpoint
16.00-16.30 Vieri Samek-Lodovici (University Colleage London): The Position of Italian Contrastive Focus: Challenges and Solutions
16.30-17.00 Coffee Break
17.00-17.30 Julio Villa-García (University of Manchester): Optional and obligatory Comp reduplication with non-root dislocations in Spanish
17.30-18.00 Ekaterina Chernova (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): Wh-Movement in Echo Questions and Crosslinguistic Variation
18.00-18.30 Anja Latrouite (HHU Düsseldorf): Information-structural prominence and argument realization
18.30-19.00 Mary Kato (UNICAMP) and Paco Ordóñez (Stony Brooks University): Topic subjects in Brazilian Portuguese and Clitic Left Dislocation constructions with datives in Dominican Spanish: two categorical types of sentences in Romania Nova

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