Upcoming workshop: Expletives at the syntax-discourse interface

Kim Groothuis (UGent) and I are convening a workshop on Expletives at the Syntax-Discourse Interface at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE, 29 Aug – 1 Sept 2023)

The workshop will bring together researchers working on different language families from diverse theoretical perspectives and areas of linguistics to explore the insights which discourse-related expletives offer in terms of the status of expletives as a category, and the nature of the syntax-discourse interface.

All Þings Germanic reading group

I am a co-organiser of the All Þings Germanic reading group at Ghent University, which hosts regular meetings where we explore the linguistic characteristics of early Germanic texts.

For details of upcoming meetings, see here.

Upcoming project presentations

  • Booth, Hannah. Subjecthood, topicality and mixed configurationality in the history of Icelandic. Talk to be presented at the workshop Discourse Structure and Narration: A Diachronic View from Germanic4 — 5 May 2023, Potsdam
  • Booth, Hannah. Discourse markers and the information-structural watershed: An LFG approach. Talk to be presented at Discourse Markers — Theories and Methods24 — 26 May 2023, Paris.
  • Booth, Hannah. GrAnTop: A new scheme for the gradient annotation of topicality. Poster to be presented at the 10th Digital Humanities Benelux Conference31 May — 2 June 2023, Brussels.
  • Booth, Hannah & Alexandra Rehn. Possession, case and the OCP in the history of High and Low German. Talk to be presented at the 24th Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference4 — 7 July 2023, Paris.