Grammatik und Verarbeitung verbaler Argumente

Universität Leipzig



The Fine Structure of Grammatical Relations

December 10-11, 2010, University of Leipzig


Petr Biskup (

Alena Witzlack-Makarevich (


GWZ (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum, Beethovenstr. 15) lecture hall (20.10 on the ground floor)


In our workshop we aim to bring together researchers working on grammatical relations. Particularly, we are interested in approaches treating grammatical relations not as primitives but rather as clusters of properties, features, identifiers or constructions (depending on the framework).

The issues to be addressed at the workshop include, but are not limited to, various constructions involving identification of two grammatical functions across and within clauses, such as control and raising constructions, conjunction reduction, switch-reference phenomena, reflexivization, etc.

The participants of the workshop will include the members of the research unit Grammar and Processing of Verbal Arguments and a number of invited speakers.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend the talks. If you plan to attend the workshop, please register by sending an e-mail to Alena Witzlack-Makarevich ( so that we can take you into consideration while preparing the handouts, etc.

Preliminary program

9 December (Thursday)

20:00 Welcome get-together drinks and dinner in Volkshaus

10 December (Friday)

Time Presenter(s) Title
09:00 - 09:45 Cysouw, Michael (Ludwig Maximilians U. Munich) Inducing semantic roles from parallel texts
09:45 - 10:45 Fischer, Silke (U. of Stuttgart) Feature Stacks and Binding Relations
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break --
11:15 - 12:15 Florent Perek (U. of Freiburg) Alternations in constructionist models of argument structure
12:15 - 13:15 Lestrade, Sander (U. of Bremen) About case
13:15 - 14:45 Lunch break --
14:45 - 15:30 Lenertová, Denisa (U. of Leipzig) Argument reduction by reflexive marking: A cross-Slavic parametrization
15:30 - 16:15 Sebastian Bank (U. of Leipzig) Automatic Segmentation of Transitive Paradigms
16:15 - 16:45 Coffee break --
16:45 - 17:45 Coon, Jessica (Harvard U.) The Role of Case in A-Bar Extraction Asymmetries: Evidence from Mayan
19:30 - Dinner Cafe Grundmann

11 December (Saturday)

Time Presenter(s) Title
09:00 - 09:45 Anke Assmann, Georgi, Doreen, Philipp Weisser (University of Leipzig) Analyzing switch reference
09:45 - 10:45 Stiebels, Barbara (ZAS, Berlin) Control structures, controllees and the role of GFs
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break --
11:15 - 12:15 Serdobolskaya, Natalya (Russian State University for the Humanities) Cross-linguistic parameters of raising
12:15 - 13:00 Richards, Marc (U. of Leipizig) Reappraising copy raising
13:00 - 14:00 Artemis Alexiadou (U of Stuttgart), Elena Anagnostopoulou (U of Crete), Iordachioaia, Gianina (U. of Stuttgart) and Mihaela Marchis (U of Hamburg) Backward control revisited
14:00 - 15:30 Lunch --


The accommodation of all invited workshop participants is in Hotel Michaelis.


From the Airport Leipzig-Halle (LEJ): Take the train from Leipzig Airport to Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (main railway station) that runs every 30 minutes. It will take you approx. 15 minutes to get to the main railway station. A taxi ride from the airport to Villa costs about 50 Euro (The taxi ride cannot be reimbursed from the conference budget).

From the main railway station to Hotel Michaelis: Hotel Michaelis can be reached by tram: when you arrive at the Leipzig railway station leave the building from the central exit. Buy a ticket "Kurzstrecke Leipzig" (euro 1,40) at one of the ticket counters or machines or in the tram. Take tram number 10 (to Lößnig) or 11 (to Markkleeberg Ost/Dölitz) and get off at the 3rd stop called "Hohe Straße/LVB". Walk down Karl-Liebknecht-St. to Paul-Gruner-Str.

It takes 10 min to walk from Hotel Michaelis to GWZ (workshop venue). Walk down Paul-Gruner-Straße to Karl-Liebknecht-Straße (60 m). Turn right at Karl-Liebknecht-Straße and walk to Riemannstraße (300 m). Turn left at Riemannstraße and walk to Wilhelm-Seyfferth-Straße (70 m). Turn left at Beethovenstraße, GWZ (modern red brick building) is on the right

Map of locations

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Letzte Änderung: 10.12.2010









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