Jim Wood gives invited talk at the European Dialect Syntax (Edisyn) Workshop IX

Jim Wood
March 21, 2019

Prof. Jim Wood will give an invited talk at the ninth European Dialect Syntax Workshop (Edisyn IX) in Glasgow, Scotland. The title of his talk is “Microvariation and the set of possible grammars.” In it, he will discuss the work of the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project broadly, along with some specific results and case studies, including verbal ‘rather’, the ‘have yet to’ construction, personal datives and dative presentatives. The broad theme of the talk engages with the question of what syntacticians gain by studying microvariation, and how the nature of those gains may inform the methods we choose to use.

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