10: Syntactic Variation in Scandinavia

Halldór Ármann Sigurðsson (Lund) & Jim Wood (Yale)

Syntactic variation in Scandinavian languages has played a prominent role in the development of general syntactic theory and it has also been subject to much empirical research in recent years (NORMS, ScanDiaSyn, N’CLAV, etc.). We hope to receive abstracts on a broad range of theoretical and empirical issues regarding syntactic variation within Scandinavia, in non-Scandinavian languages (Inuit, Sami, Finnish, Romani, etc.) as well as Scandinavian languages in the narrow sense. Among the issues we hope to address are the following:

  • Agree and agreement (Sigurðsson & Holmberg 2008, Ussery 2009, Wood & E. Sigurðsson 2011)
  • Case and case (Svenonius 2007, Barðdal 2009, Jónsson & Eythórsson 2011, Brattico 2011, Vainikka 2011, Åfarli & Fjøsne 2012, Sigurðsson 2012, Wood 2012)
  • Impersonal arguments and constructions; expletives (Eythórsson 2008, Jónsson 2009, Sigurðsson & Egerland 2009, Maling et al. 2011, Schäfer 2012, E. Sigurðsson 2012)
  • Nominalizations (Andersen 2007, Lundquist 2011, Brattico & Leinonen 2009, Fábregas 2012, Ingason 2012)
  • Object Shift (Bošković 2007, Andreasson 2009, Engels & Vikner 2010, Josefsson 2010, Mikkelsen 2011, Andersen & Benzen 2012)
  • Pro drop, topic drop, PRO (Landau & Bobaljik 2008, Holmberg et al. 2009, Holmberg 2010, Eide 2011, Rosenkvist 2011, Sigurðsson 2011)
  • Reflexives, pronouns, and Binding Theory (Lødrup 2009, Platzack 2008, Josefsson 2009, Strahan 2011, Heinat 2010, Árnadóttir et al. 2011, Jónsson 2011, Harðarson 2011, Wood & E. F. Sigurðsson 2011)
  • Stylistic Fronting (Franco 2009, Ott 2009, Molnár 2010, Wood 2011, Egerland 2011)
  • Verb Raising and Verb Second (Julien 2007, Wiklund et al. 2009, Petersson 2009, Thráinsson 2010, Haycock 2011, Hosono 2011, Angantýsson 2011)

Note that this workshop has specific abstract requirements:

“Abstracts, including everything, must not exceed two A4 pages in length (12pt) – examples must be integrated throughout the text.”