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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities

Dr. Nino Grillo


 

Publications

  • 2016. Event Kinds and the Pseudo Relative. (2016). In NELS 46: Proceedings of the Forty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society, Brandon Prickett and Christopher Hammerly (eds.). [with Keir Moulton]
  • 2016. (Pseudo-)Relatives and Prepositional Infinitival Constructions in the acquisition of European Portuguese. Probus 28, 119--143. [with João Costa, Stefanie Vaz & Bruno Fernandes]

Presentations

2016

  • Processing unambiguous verbal passives in German. AMLaP 2016 (Architectures & Mechanisms for Language Processing), Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language, Bilbao. [with Artemis Alexiadou, Nils Hirsh, Berit Gehrke, Caterina Paolazzi and Andrea Santi]
  • Testing the effect of Pseudo Relatives on Relative Clause attachment in Spanish. AMLaP 2016 (Architectures & Mechanisms for Language Processing), Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language, Bilbao. [with Miriam Aguilar]
  • Prosodic disambiguation and Attachment Height. Speech Prosody 2016. Boston, MA. [with Giuseppina Turco] 
  • Clausal Determiners and Long Distance AGREE in Italian. 39th GLOW Colloquium (Generative Linguistics in the Old World). Göttingen, Germany. [with Keir Moulton]
  • Exceptional Agreement in Italian Pseudo Relatives. Talk at Association canadienne de linguistique / Canadian Linguistic Association 2016, University of Calgary. [with Keir Moulton]
  • The prosody of (Pseudo)Relatives and Production Planning. 29th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of Florida. [with Giuseppina Turco]
  • Processing English Passives: Interaction with Event Structure, but no Evidence for Heuristics. 29th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of Florida. [with Caterina Paolazzi, Andrea Santi and Artemis Alexiadou]
  • It’s all about verb-type: Passives are not inherently more complex than actives. DGfS 2016 The syntax of argument structure: empirical advancements and theoretical relevance, Konstanz. [with Berit Gehrke, Nils Hirsch, Caterina Paolazzi and Andrea Santi]
  • Kind of Perfect. IGG42 [Incontro di Grammatica Generativa], Lecce. [With Keir Moulton]
  • Clausal Determiners and Long Distance AGREE in Italian. IGG42 [Incontro di Grammatica Generativa], Lecce. [With Keir Moulton]

2015

  • Event Kinds and the Pseudo Relative. NELS 46, Concordia University, Montréal. [with Keir Moulton]
  • Evidence against heuristic processing of English passive sentences. AMLaP 2015 (Architectures & Mechanisms for Language Processing). University of Malta. [with Artemis Alexiadou, Caterina Paolazzi and Andrea Santi]
  • Pseudo Relatives are easier than Relative Clauses: eyetracking evidence from Tense. AMLaP 2015 (Architectures & Mechanisms for Language Processing). University of Malta. [with Barbara Hemforth, Céline Pozniak and Andrea Santi]
  • No evidence of higher complexity or agent-first strategy in German passives. Linguistic Complexity in the Individual and Society. Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Trondheim. [with Andrea Santi, Artemis Alexiadou and Caterina Paolazzi]
  • Mismatching Pseudo-relatives Describe Event Kinds. GLOW 38 - States and Events Workshop. Paris. [with Keir Moulton]
  • Pseudo Relatives are easier than Relative Clauses: Evidence from Tense. 28th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of Southern California. [with Barbara Hemforth, Céline Pozniak and Andrea Santi]
  • Canonicity effects are modulated by matrix verb type. 28th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of Southern California. [with Sally Habboub and Oana Lungu]

2014

  • Pseudo Relatives: Big but Transparent. NELS 45, MIT. [with Keir Moulton]
  • Investigating Locality: Lessons from PR availability. RALFe 3, Université Paris 8 / CNRS.
  • Small Clause availability triggers High Attachment of RCs in English. AMLaP XX, Edinburgh. [with Andrea Santi, João Costa and Bruno Fernandes]
  • Tense and Aspect modulate RC Attachment: Testing the PR Hypothesis in GreekDGfS Workshop: Experimental and theoretical approaches to relative clauses reconciled, Marburg. [with Giorgos Spathas]

2013

  •  Highs and Lows in English Attachment26th CUNY Conference in Human Sentence Processing, Columbia, US. [with Andrea Santi, João Costa and Bruno Fernandes]
  • Pseudo Relatives vs. Relative Clauses: Higher preference, Lower costs. AMLaP XIX, Marseille. [with Andrea Santi, Margarida Tomaz and Maria do Carmo Lourenço Gomes]
  • Pseudo-Relatives and PIC in the Parsing and Acquisition of European Portuguese.Workshop on Portuguese Syntax, Venezia, Italy. [with João Costa, Bruno Fernandes and Stephanie Vaz]
  • A concordância de número em construções relativas e pseudorelativas em Português europeu. XXIX Encontro nacional da APL, Coimbra. 

Older

  • 2012. Universally local attachment: New evidence from PIC [slides]. ERP Conference, Madrid[with João Costa and Bruno Fernandes]  
  • 2012. Universally Local Attachment: New Evidence from PIC [poster]. AMLaP XVIII. Riva del Garda. [with João Costa and Bruno Fernandes]  
  • 2012. A novel argument for the universality of parsing principles. (Handout, see also SLIDES) Paper presentation, 25th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, New York. [with João Costa]
  • Reading clarifies acquisition: a study on subject-object asymmetries. Reading: Processing of written language, Lisbon. [with Maria Lobo and João Costa]
  • 2011. Availability of Pseudo Relatives and asymmetries in RC attachment[slides]. XXVII Encontro da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística. [with João Costa]
  • 2011. Variable Syntax, Uniform Parsing. [Poster]  ETAP 2 (Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody 2), Montreal. [with João Costa]
  • 2011. Planned Production and self-paced reading of Relative Clauses. Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody 2, Montreal. [with Andrea Santi, Yosef Grodzinsky and Michael Wagner]
  • 2011. Planned production and self-paced reading of relative clause attachment. 10th International Symposium in Psycholinguistics, San Sebastian.  [with Andrea Santi, Yosef Grodzinsky and Michael Wagner]
  • 2011. Planned production and self-paced reading of relative clause attachment. The 24th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. Stanford.  [with Andrea Santi, Yosef Grodzinsky and Michael Wagner]
  • 2010. An event structure approach to passives and its implications for acquisition Morphological Voice and its Grammatical Interfaces: Theoretic Modelling and Psycholinguistic Validation, Vienna. [with Berit Gehrke]
  • 2009. Grammaticality and Complexity. Neurobiology of Language 09, Chicago.
  • 2009. Event structure and the acquisition of passives. Glow in Asia VII. Hyderabad. [with Berit Gehrke]
  • 2007. Locality effects as evidence for minimal structure. Experimental evidence for minimal structure, 29th DGfS, Siegen.
  • 2006. Syntactic constraints on agrammatic comprehension. WECOL 2006, Fresno.
  • 2006. Changing the perspective on passives. WECOL 2006, Fresno. [with Berit Gehrke]
  • 2006. Intervenienza sintattica e canonicità: studio di un caso di afasia non fluente. Congresso annuale Associazione Italiana di Psicologia, Sezione di psicologia sperimentale, Rovereto. Winner of the Young Researcher Prize of the Italian Psychology Association. [with Maria Garraffa]
  • 2006. An event-structure-based account of passivization. Interface legibility at the edge, Bucharest.
  • 2006. Agreement and Intervention in a nonfluent agrammatic speaker. The architecture of language, from cognitive modeling to brain mapping and back, Pisa. [with Maria Garraffa]
  • 2006. Results at the edge. Interphases, Nicosia. [with Berit Gehrke]
  • 2005. Aspects on passives. XIV ConSOLE conference Vitoria /Gasteiz. [with Berit Gehrke]
  • 2005. Syntactic underspecification and minimality effects. Underspecification in Morphology and Syntax, DGfS 27, Köln.
  • 2004. Minimality effects in agrammatic comprehension. XIII ConSOLE conference, Trømso, Norway.
  • 2004. Relativized Minimality and agrammatism. The V Science of Aphasia Conference, Potsdam. [with Maria Garraffa] 

 

Invited Talks

  • 2016. tba. Simon Fraser University. 
  • 2015. Structure building and Locality: Beyond RC-attachment. Linguistics Department Ph.D. day, University College London.
  • 2015. Hand in hand: the close correspondence of syntactic and processing complexity. Invited talk at: Hard sentences: how to measure clausal complexity?, satellite workshop of the annual conference of the SLI (Società di Linguistica Italiana), Malta.
  • 2015. Recent findings in the processing of (Pseudo)Relatives. CNRS - Université Diderot - Paris VII. 
  • 2014. A CMLP study of antecedent reactivation in eventive passives. Department of Linguistics, Queen Mary, University of London.
  • 2013. Attraction phenomena and online attachment of Relative Clauses. Séminaire de Recherche en Psycholinguistique, Faculté de Psychologie, Université de Geneve.
  • 2012. Local and Universal. Séminaire de Recherche en Linguistique, Département de linguistique, Université de Genève.
  • 2012. Variable Syntax, Uniform Parsing. Department of Linguistics, Queen Mary, University of London. 
  • 2012. Local and Universal. Department of Linguistics, University College London.2009. Passivization in language acquisition and breakdown. McGill Linguistics Department.
  • 2009. Events, Locality and Passivization. Centro de Linguística da Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
  • 2008. How to become passive. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. [with Berit Gehrke]
  • 2008. Event structure and the structure of passives, with a note on acquisition and breakdown. Concordia LSA Colloquium Series.
  • 2007. Canonicity and Minimality. McGill Linguistics Colloquium Series. 2006. [A]grammatic Comprehension. Experimental Linguistics Talks in Utrecht (ELiTU).
  • 2005. Some remarks on locality in natural language and aphasia: a view from passives. The 2nd LPIA (Left periphery in aphasia) meeting, Wien, Austria.
  • 2005. ECP, entropy and omission in language development and impairment. CISCL, Università di Siena.
  • 2004. Agrammatic aphasia and minimality effects. The first LPIA (Left Periphery in Aphasia) meeting, Greifswald, Germany.