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

RUESHeL Reading Group

We meet every week to discuss recent and/or relevant work in syntax and semantics. Mostly, we agree on a broader topic from which we decide to read and discuss certain papers.

The reading group takes place on tuesdays (14:00) at r.200 at Invalidenstr. 110.

  • 08.01.2019
    Despina Oikonomou: Practice talk
  • 18.12.2018
    Antonella Sorace. 2011. Pinning down the concept of "interface" in bilingualism
  • 11.12.2018
    no meeting
  • 04.12.2018 (moved to 05.12.2018 13:30)
    Jim Wood. 2018. Putting our heads together: Inheritance and deverbal event nouns in Icelandic. Handout presented at University of Pennsylvania.
  • 27.11.2018
    no meeting
  • 20.11.2018
    Andrew Koontz-Garboden. 2007. Aspectual coercion and the typology of change
    of state predicates. Journal of Linguistics 43. 115-152.
  • 13.11.2018
    James Baker. 2018. Split inransitivity in English. English Language and Linguistics. 1-33.
  • 06.11.2018
    Brasoveanu, Adrian & Jessica Rett. 2018. Evaluativity across adjective and construction types: An experimental study. Journal of Linguistics 54, 263-329.
  • 30.10.2018
    Despina Oikonomou & Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga: Discussion of a new experiment on Distributivity
  • 31.05.2018
    Tollan, Rebecca. 2018. Ergatives are different: Two types of transitivity in Samoan. Glossa 3(1), 35.
  • 17.05.2018
    Piñón, Christopher. 2000. Happening gradually. Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 26(1), 445-456.


  • 03.05.2018
    Oltra-Massuet, Isabel, Victoria Sharpe, Kyriaki Neophytou & Alec Marantz. 2017. Syntactic priming as a test of argument structure: A self-paced reading experiment. Frontiers in Psychology 8(1311).
  • 26.04.2018
    Robert Henderson. 2017. The roots of measurement. Ms, The University of Arizona.
  • 16.04.2018
    Beavers, John & Andrew Koontz-Garboden. 2017. Result verbs, scalar change, and the typology of motion verbs. Language 93(4). 842-875.
  • 26.03.2018 + 09.04.2018
    Rothstein, Susan. 2012. Another look at accomplishments and incrementality. In V. Demonte and Louise McNally, Telicity, Change, State: A cross-categorical view of event structure, 60-102. Oxford: OUP.
  • 19.03.2018
    Gehrke, Berit. 2008. Ps in motion: On the semantics and syntax of P elements and motion events. Utrecht: LOT.
    -> Chapter 3: Motion Events
  • 12.03.2018
    Harley, Heidi. 2017. The “bundling” hypothesis and the disparate functions of little v. In Roberta D'Alessandro, Irene Franco and Angél J. Gallego (eds), The Verbal Domain, 3-28. Oxford: OUP.
  • 26.02.2018 + 05.02.2018
    Coon, Jessica. to appear. Argument building in Chuj: Consequences for the nature of roots. Journal of Linguistics.
  • 19.02.2018
    Williams, Alexander. accepted. Objects in resultatives. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.