SelectionFest 2017

Organizer(s) Patrick D. Elliott, Itamar Kastner & Thomas McFadden
Affiliaton(s) ZAS Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Start of event 10.11.2017, 09.00 o'clock
End of event 11.11.2017, 18.00 o'clock
Venue ZAS, Room 308 (Trajekteraum), Schützenstr. 18, 10117 Berlin
Workshop website

Selectionfest 2017 is a workshop aimed at bringing together linguists investigating mechanisms of selection, organized by the Research Unit on (Experimental) Syntax and Heritage Languages at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, with support from AL 554/8-1 (DFG Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Preis 2014 to Artemis Alexiadou)

Invited Speakers:

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: June 30 July 14, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: August 17, 2017
  • Workshop: November 10-11, 2017

Friday, November 10

The workshop will take place at the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, room 308 (Trajekteraum), Schützenstr. 18, 10117 Berlin.



  • 11:10 - 11:30

    Coffee break



  • 12:50 - 14:00

    Lunch



  • 15:00 - 15:20

    Coffee break



  • 16:40 - 17:00

    Coffee break


  • 17:00 - 18:00

    Invited talk: Jane Grimshaw

    "Force compatibility explains “selection” patterns exhibited by say-verbs"


  • 18:30 - late

    Dinner + drinks


Saturday, November 11



  • 11:10 - 11:30

    Coffee break



  • 12:50 - 14:00

    Lunch


  • 14:00 - 15:00

    Invited talk: Keir Moulton

    "Nouny Propositions"


  • 15:00 - 15:20

    Coffee break



  • 16:40 - 17:00

    Coffee break


  • 17:00 - 18:00

    Invited talk: Aaron Steven White

    "Computational approaches to clause selection"