[PLing] Talk by Mojmír Dočekal & Marcin Wągiel, Friday May 19
viola.schmitt at univie.ac.at
Tue May 16 19:57:23 CEST 2017
our project `Conjunction and disjunction from a typological perspective'
is happy to announce a talk by Mojmír Dočekal and Marcin Wągiel (both
Mazaryk University, Brno) with the title
'Derived collectives in Slavic: Decomposing groups, swarms, and
Date: Friday, May 19, 2.30 pm
Location: Übungsraum 5, Germanistik, Hauptgebäude.
Everybody is cordially invited. You'll find the abstract below.
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Viola Schmitt (also in the name of the other project members)
Derived collectives in Slavic: Decomposing groups, swarms, and
Abstract: In this talk we bring in novel evidence concerning semantic
properties of derived bunch nouns in Czech and Polish. We discuss
classes of collectives derived by different suffixes. Some of them form
standard group nouns sometimes referred to as committee nouns (Pearson
whereas others seem to derive spatiotemporally groupings, i.e., swarms
(Henderson 2017), or aggregates (Grimm 2012). Furthermore, we present a
for an experiment exploring anaphoric relations between group nouns and
reciprocal expressions (Dotlačil 2012).
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