Jane Grimshaw: “The use of force in clausal complementation”

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Jane Grimshaw: “The use of force in clausal complementation”

October 17, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

| Stevenson Fireside Lounge | Free

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to present Jane Grimshaw of Rutgers University speaking on
The use of force in clausal complementation.

Abstract:
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

FALL 2014
October 17th
Jane Grimshaw, Rutgers

December 12th
Adam Albright, MIT

WINTER 2015
January 16th
Claire Halpert, University of Minnesota

January 23rd
Valentine Hacquard, Maryland

February 6th
Rachel Walker, USC

mid-March: date TBA
LASC: Linguistics at Santa Cruz Conference

SPRING 2015
April 10th
Daniel Lassiter, Stanford

April 17th
Keith Johnson, UC Berkeley

May 1st
Grant Goodall, UC San Diego

May/June: date TBA
LURC: Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference

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Date:
October 17, 2014
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Linguistics Research Center
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http://babel.ucsc.edu/lrc/

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Stevenson Fireside Lounge
Fireside Lounge‎, University of California Santa Cruz, Stevenson College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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