The Department of Linguistics is pleased to present Jane Grimshaw of Rutgers University speaking on
The use of force in clausal complementation.
The SAY-schema verbs (Grimshaw in press) combine with a wide range of clauses in complex complementation structures, including quoted and non-quoted clauses in post-verbal complement position, and quoted and non-quoted clauses hosting parentheticals.
Some SAY-schema verbs encode the Illocutionary Force of the speech acts that they report. Others do not. Some of the complementation structures themselves encode Force, while others do not.
The patterns of verb-clause combination, or “selection” effects, result from the interplay between the Force encoded in the verb’s meaning and the Force of the clause. Variation among predicates is highly restricted, and the evidence needed to learn which complements a verb combines with is accessible in simple discourses.
2014 – 2015 Speakers
Jane Grimshaw, Rutgers
Adam Albright, MIT
Claire Halpert, University of Minnesota
Valentine Hacquard, Maryland
Rachel Walker, USC
mid-March: date TBA
LASC: Linguistics at Santa Cruz Conference
Daniel Lassiter, Stanford
Keith Johnson, UC Berkeley
Grant Goodall, UC San Diego
May/June: date TBA
LURC: Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference