Dr. Ankelien Schippers

The mirror asymmetry:
Long-distance subject/object asymmetries from a theoretical and empirical perspective

The difficulty of extracting subjects from embedded clauses has played a centrol role in generative grammar, with the issue far from being settled. In this workshop, the focus will be on empirically driven research on the matter, by looking at (amongst others) processing data, languages acquisitions data and corpus data. The goal is to get a better insight into the nature of the so-called mirror asymmetry, in order to ultimately answer the question of which principle underlies the long-distance subject/object asymmetry.

This workshop is intended to be part of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE) from 24-27 August 2022 at the University of Bucharest. Please visit the SLE website for further information on the meeting and the procedure for submitting workshop proposals. The workshop proposal can be downloaded here. If you are interested in participating, please contact .

Invited speakers

Dana McDaniel, University of Southern Maine: The choice of that in sentence planning and what that means for long-distance wh-extraction

Luigi Rizzi, University of Siena (title t.b.a.)

Important dates:

18 November 2021: EXTENDED deadline for submitting 300-word abstract

19 November 2021. Notification of acceptance/rejection

15 December 2021: Notification of acceptance of the workshop from the SLE

15 Januari 2022: Deadline submitting full and final 500-word abstract to Easychair

24-27 August 2022: Societas Linguistica Europaea Meeting


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