NYU Syntax Brown Bag

Thanks to Chris Collins, WooJin Chung, and Haoze Li for inviting me to present at the Syntax Brown Bag! This was my first time presenting any of my Khoekhoe work and I really appreciated the feedback.

The talk was about the Subject Gap in Finite Clause (SGF) construction, best known from German, but also from “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider”, in the line “Down came the rain and washed the spider out.” I was mostly focused on the Khoekhoe version of this construction, which I think pushes us towards a particular view of the Coordinate Construction Constraint as being violable in the syntax as long as its repaired by LF.

I’ve put up a handout here.