Athens reading group in linguistics


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March 13, 2015

Next Meeting:

Επόμενη Συνάντηση


4:00 pm (change of time!!)

4:00 μμ



Kallisperi 17 (3rd floor, Anagnostopoulou & Lechner; click here for map)

Καλλισπέρι 17 (3ος όροφος, Αναγωστοπούλου & Λέχνερ)



Upcoming Events 2015/Προσεχή γεγονότα εαρινό εξάμηνο 15





Friday 13, 2015


Indicative V2 and V-end structures in German complement clauses

Katharina Hartmann and

Viola Schmitt (University of Vienna)

Friday 13, 2015


Viola Schmitt (University of Vienna)


Past Events 2008-14/Παρελθόντα γεγονότα 2008-2014

October 24, 2014

Rehabilitating the Rich Agreement Hypothesis

Olaf Koeneman



October 26, 2012

Everything is a phase

Marc van Oostendorp

(Leiden University/Meertens Institute)

October 19, 2012

Roots, root content and the structured sign

Phoevos Panagiotidis

(University of Cyprus)

April  05, 2012

Against Internally Headed Relative Clauses

Wolfgang Sternefeld

(University of Tübingen)

February 17, 2012

Adjectival participles in Dutch: evidence from ‘doubling

Marika Lekakou

December 2, 2011

A syntax for Greek cardinals

Melita Stavrou and Arhonto Terzi

October 21, 2011

The clear alternation and resultatives

Elena Anagnostopoulou &

Artemis Alexiadou

September 23, 2011

CATting along: Pictures, Pronouns, Prospects

Kleanthes K. Grohmann and

Maria Kambanaros

(University of Cyprus)


May 27, 2011

Some PPIs are just hyper-extensionals

Francis Corblin (Université Paris-Sorbonne & Institut Jean Nicod)

April 15, 2011

Some formal constraints on logical syntax

Winfried Lechner

March 18, 2011

The Licensing of Attributive PPs:

The case of Basque –ko.

Georg Höhn (University of Potsdam)

January 28 & February 18, 2011

The co-occurrence of the Greek definite article with kathe and opjosdhipote.

Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga

December 17, 2010

Unpalatable palatals and the Greek glide

Maria Baltazani (University of Ioannina) and Nina Topintzi (University of Thessaloniki)

Novemer 19, 2010

ATB-questions as multidominance structures: The case of Greek

Ourania Sinopoulou

(University of Athens)

June 02, 2010

Against a PF account of IO resumption in Greek Free and Restrictive relatives

Marios Mavrogiorgos

(University of Cambridge, joint work with Lila Daskalaki, University of Alberta)


May 14, 2010

Split TP, EPP and verb-movment

Susann Fischer

(University of Hamburg)

May 01, 2010

The maturation of Raising constructions in English

Vina Tsakali (MIT)

March 29, 2010

Syntax-semantics mismatches in the DP:

infrequency adjectives and the syntax of determiners

Artemis Alexiadou

(University of Stuttgart)

Larson 1998

March 19, 2010

Some thoughts about the Imperfective in Counterfactuals

Sabine Iatridou


Iatridou 2010

February 12, 2010

Reflexivity in Greek

Argiro Tsagaraki

(University of Athens)

November 13, 2009

On the relation between roots and categorizers

Phoevos Panagiotidis

(University of Cyprus)

Arad 2003,  Acquaviva 2008, Marantz 200x 

October 11, 2009

The Mystery of Second Order Embedding

Bart Hollebrandse

(University of Groningen)


September 26, 2009

EPP effects in the prepositional domain

Arhonto Terzi

(TEI Patras)


June 19, 2009


Kleanthes Grohmann

(University of Cyprus)


June 05, 2009

Loose Multi-Word Compounds and Noun Constructs, within a Construction Grammar framework

Maria Koliopoulou


May 8 & March 27, 2009

On questions

Mary Baltazani


Μarch 20, 2009

Acquisition of Person Case Constraint

Vina Tsakali

(University of Crete)


January 16, 2009

Criteria for diagnosing covert movement (and some remarks on the Duke of York)

Winfried Lechner


December 19, 2008

Backward control

Background: Polinsky & Potsdam (2006)

Christina Sevdali

(University of Ulster, Belfast)

On Expanding the scope of control and raising

November 28, 2008

Spyridoula Varlakosta. Typology of pronouns and the acquisition of Principle B of Binding Theory.

Spyridoula Varlakosta


October 24,

November 7, 2008

Michael Wagner. 2005. Prosody and recursion. Doctoral Dissertation, MIT.

Maria Barouni


June 26 & 27, 2008

Michael Wagner. 2005. Prosody and recursion. Doctoral Dissertation, MIT.

Maria Barouni


June 5, 2008

Intonation, Wagner (2005)

Mary Baltazani

Introduction to Intonation (in Greek)

April 11 &

May 16, 2008

Idan Landau. to appear. The locative syntax of experiencers. Cambridge, MIT Press.

Elena Anagnostopou

Psych predicates from Belletti & Rizzi to Landau (Anagnostopulou)

March 14 & 28, 2008

Bachrach & Katzir. 2007. Right Node Raising and delayed Spellout. Ms., MIT.

Winfried Lechner

B&K on Multiple Dominance and RNR (Lechner)





Further material for download



Prosody (June 5, 26 & 27,....2008)


o   Recent work by Michael Wagner on coordination and Givenness on his Webpage.



Psych predicates (April 11 & May 16 2008)

o   Belletti, Adriana, and Rizzi, Luigi. 1988. Psych verbs and Theta-Theory. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 6.3: 291-352.


o   Pesetsky, David. 1995. Zero Syntax, chapter 2.1 Cambridge, MIT Press.


o   Reinhart, Tanja. 2001. Experiencing Derivations. SALT



Multiple Dominance (March 14 & 28 2008)

o   Bachrach, Asaf und Roni Katzir. 2006. Spelling out QR. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 11, E. Puig-Waldmüller (ed.), Barcelona: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, pp.63-75.


o   Sabbagh, Joseph. 2007. Ordering and linearizing rightward movement. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 25:349–401. Lingbuzz:


o   Gracanin-Yuksek, Martina. 2007. About Sharing. Ph.D. Dissertation, MIT. Lingbuzz:


o   Course webpage on Multiple Dominance by W. Lechner (Vienna, April 2008)