Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Unlocking Hyper-Raising: Making the Most of Syntactic Optionality and Variation. Linguistics colloquium by Claire Halpert, 15 Nov @ 4:00p.

Please join us on Friday for a linguistics colloquium talk by Claire Halpert, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Minnesota. Claire's research interests revolve around the syntax of Zulu and other Bantu languages. 
Unlocking hyper-raising*: Making the most of syntactic optionality and variation
Linguistics Colloquium by Claire Halpert
Friday, 15 November 2013, at 4:00p
Goodsell 003
*What is 'hyper-raising', you ask? Hyper-raising does not obtain in English, but the basic pattern is illustrated in (i). Contrast this with what linguists refer to as 'raising', illustrated in (ii). If you'd like to know more, you know where to be on Friday afternoon! 
(i) a. * Robin seems [that ___ is tired]    
    b. It seems [that Robin is tired]
(ii)   Robin seems [ ___  to be tired]

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