Selected presentations

We wish to thank all those who submitted proposals for the 30th Colloquium on Generative Grammar. The number and level of abstracts was exceptionally high and we have only been able to select around 25% of them. We believe that the 30th CGG is going to be a particularly exciting occasion for discussing the latest outcomes of generative linguistics. We look forward to welcoming you (virtually) in Oviedo.

Invited speakers

Opening talk

Francisco Ordóñez (Stony Brook University, USA)

Possession and complex spatial expressions in Romance

Closing talk

Barbara Höhle (Universität Potsdam, Germany)

Linking acoustics to structure in early language acquisition

Main session

Eman Al Khalaf (The University of Jordan, Jordan)

Constraints on left-sharing coordination [abstract]

Ali Alzayid (Jazan University, Saudi Arabia)

Clitic Left Dislocation in Modern Standard Arabic. An elliptical analysis [abstract]

Pilar Barbosa, Maria do Carmo Lourenço-Gomes, Silvia Araújo & Cristina Flores (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)

Nominative Case blocking in inflected infinitival complements of perception verbs in European Portuguese [abstract]

David Basilico (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)

Voiced and voiceless intransitives in Halkomelem Salish. Rethinking anti-passives [abstract]

Samantha Becerra Zita (Université de Nantes, France)

Gallo and it’s non-semantically negative (scalar) negation [abstract]

Andreas Bluemel (University of Göttingen, Germany)

A novel approach ro the TP-Problem in German(-type languages) [abstract]

Carla Bombi

Semantics of el … este. Reduced demonstratives in Spanish [abstract]

Paola Crisma (Università di Trieste, Italy), Cristina Guardiano (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy) & Giuseppe Longobardi (University of York, UK)

A unified theory of Case form and Case meaning [abstract]


M. Teresa Espinal (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain) & Sonia Cyrino (Unicamp, Brazil)

On indefiniteness, specificity and anti-specificity in Romance. A novel approach [abstract]


Urtzi Etxeberria (CNRS-IKER, France) & Anastasia Giannakidou (The University of Chicago, USA)

Anti-specificity and D-linking with Spanish algún/algunos. A unified approach [abstract]

Ricardo Etxepare (CNRS-IKER, France)

Factoring out the EPP [abstract]

Ángel Gallego (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain) & Juan Uriagereka (University of Maryland, USA)

Copies vs. Repetitions and the A/A-bar distinction. An argument from reconstruction effects [abstract]

Brian Gravely (University of Georgia, USA)

DOM, object shift, and the Distinctness condition [abstract]

Timothy Gupton (University of Georgia, USA)

Against a rigid word order account of Ciabeño Dominican Spanish. An experimental approach [abstract]

Dalina Kallulli (Universität Wien, Austria) & Sabine Laszakovits (Austrian Academy of
Sciences, Austria, & University of Connecticut, USA)

What’s within wh-words? [abstract]

Hisashi Morita (Aichi Prefectual University, Japan)

Indirect dependency to weak island and more [abstract]

Claudia Pañeda (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain)

Relativized Minimality Effects in Spanish embedded question islands [abstract]

Liliana Sánchez (University of Illinois, USA), Elisabeth Mayer (Australian National University, Australia), José Camacho (University of Illinois, USA) & Carolina Rodríguez Alzza (Pontificia Católica Universidad del Perú, Perú)

The ‘Big DP’ hypothesis [abstract]

Julio Villa-García (The University of Manchester, UK) & Dennis Ott (University of Ottawa, Canada)

Doubled complementizers and biclausality [abstract]

Giorgia Zorzi (Høskulen på Vestlandet, Norway, & Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain) & David Blunier (Université de Genève, Switzerland)

Indexicals under ellipsis and role-shift in Catalan Sign Language [abstract]


Irina Burukina (Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Hungary) & Alexandra Kubatieva (Russian State University for the Humanities, Russia)

Predicative control in event nominals revealed by anti-passive [abstract]

Iván Ortega-Santos (The University of Memphis)

Is there variation in the reliability of theoretical syntax data across languages? [abstract]

Poster session

Francisco José Fernández Rubiera (University of Central Florida, USA)

What clitic placement can tell us about semantic anchoring. Evidence from Asturian [abstract]

Alejandra Keidel, Maya Leela, Jingtao Zhu (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain) & Sari Kunnari (University of Oulu, Finland)

A study on infant word order in Finnish. Does Case make a difference? [abstract]

Manabu Mizuguchi (Toyo University, Japan)

Reconsidering improper movement [abstract]

Davide Mocci (Scuola Universitaria Superiore Pavia IUSS, Italy)

A configurational approach to the Latin passive supine [abstract]

Sergio Monforte (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco, Spain)

Interaction between modal particles and the illocutionary force. A syntactic approach [abstract]

Natascha Pomino (Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany) & Eva-Maria Remberger (Universität Wien, Austria)

Romance root suppletion. Fusion, pruning or spanning? [abstract]

Giuseppe Rugna (Università degli Studi Firenze, Italy)

German ‘imperfect’ wh-copying. A top-down analysis [abstract]

Io Salmons (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)

Arguments for the analysis of CLLDs from agrammatism [abstract]

Douglas Wharram (Memorial University, Canada)

Inuktitut, choice functions, and the theory of minimal pronouns [abstract]

Ka Fai Yip (Yale University)

Concord as syntactic agreement. Evidence from intervention effects [abstract]