Discussion of this recent article on ellipsis, stripping, and islands:
Yoshida, M., Potter, D., & Hunter, T. (2018). Condition C reconstruction, clausal ellipsis and island repair. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory, 1-30. https://rdcu.be/blUS0April 12
Continuation of discussion of Yoshida et al. article
Discussion with Noah on the pros of cons of running an experiment on Qualtrics.
Noah will present preliminary results of his experiment on whether-islands and the that-trace effect.
Dayoung (live from Beirut!) will tell us about her latest experiment on complexity and D-linking in A- and A'-dependencies.
Discussion of experimental approaches to the that-trace effect, including recent work by Wayne Cowart.
Discussion of new paper by Gisbert Fanselow on the roles of grammar and processing in acceptability.
Fanselow paper, part II.
Final meeting of the year, celebrating successful comps papers (Alex, Duk-Ho, Josh), successful honors paper (Noah), and successful procurement of tenure-track job (Shota)!