The Theory and Historical Development of Expletives
(and non-referential arguments)

Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 9th-10th June 2022

Workshop Programme (Provisional)

Thursday 9th June 2022

Time Speaker Title
11:00-11:30 Eric Fuß and Ben Sluckin Welcome and thematic introduction Handout
11:30-12:15 Hannah Booth 'The diversity of expletives: an LFG approach' Handout
12:15-13:00 Fabian Heck 'Empty Expletives and the EPP' Handout
CHANGE 13:30-14:30 Lunch
CHANGE 14:30-15:15 Florian Schäfer 'Transitive anticausatives: A new argument for expletive Voice' Handout
CHANGE 15:15-16:00 Roland Hinterhölzl 'How many es are there?' Handout
CHANGE 16:00-16:30 Coffee break
CHANGE 16:30-17:15 Ermenegildo Bidese & Alessandra Tomaselli 'On the threefold typology of Scheinsubjekte: from Karl Brugmann to Cimbrian syntax' (via Zoom) Handout
CHANGE 17:15-18:00 Leisure time
18:00 Dinner in Q-West (on campus)

Friday 10th June 2022

Available abstracts and talks are hyperlinked.
Time Speaker Title
09:00-09:45 Jutta Hartmann 'Dutch er(+P) vs. German da(+P)' Handout
09:45-10:30 Nicholas Catasso'Another adverbial expletive in German?' Handout
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
CHANGE 11:15-12:00 Eric Fuß Expletive es in German: Theoretical analysis and historical development Handout
12:00-12:45 Benjamin L. Sluckin 'Locative Inversion in the history of English: a spoonful of innovation and a pinch of continuity' Handout
12:45-13:30 Roundtable with Hannah Booth, Nicholas Catasso, Eric Fuß, Jutta Hartmann, Fabian Heck, Roland Hinterhölzl, Ans van Kemenade, Svetlana Petrova, Florian Schäfer, Ben Sluckin, Sten Vikner
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