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Bonet, Eulàlia 
Borer, Hagit 
Embick, David.
Grammar Architecture: Morphology and the Relevant Interfaces

Grammar Architecture: morphology and the relevant interfaces, promoted by the Abralin Morphology Commission, focuses on word formation and its interaction to phonology and syntax. Eulàlia Bonet reviews and illustrates three cases in which a given phonological configuration has an impact on morpheme realization and non-realization. Hagit Borer investigates if - and how - acategorial Roots serve as input to Merge particularly focusing on the interaction between roots and Merge in the context of argument structure and complex words. David Embick discusses how Roots enter syntactic structures, and whether or not they have phrasal structure, proposing that certain objects, although built syntactically, are complex heads without internal phrasal structure.

Kabatek, Johannes. Discourse Traditions and Grammar

Talk by Johannes Kabatek in English about Discourse traditions, their genesis, relation to grammar, pragmatics, sociolinguistics and more.

 Lahousse, Karen. Word Order In French, Spanish and Italian: Syntax, Information Structure and Grammaticalisation This lecture will provide a comparative analysis of word order in Spanish, French and Italian. I first consider word order in general, and show that Spanish has all types of word order except SOV (i.e. SVO, VOS, OSV, VSO and OVS), while Italian lacks SOV and VSO, and French lacks SOV, VSO and OVS. I argue that the different word order patterns can be accounted for as the result of a grammaticalization process, and provide evidence for a continuum from Spanish → Italian → French, Spanish being the least grammaticalized, and French the most grammaticalized language.

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