School of Humanities

Formal Description of Slavic Languages 12.5

Nova Gorica, December 7-9, 2017

We are happy to announce that Formal Description of Slavic Languages 12.5 will be organized by the University of Nova Gorica.

Formal Description of Slavic Languages was initially a biannual conference, hosted in turn by the University of Leipzig and University of Potsdam since 1995, with the University of Göttingen joining the main conference cycle in 2011 and Humboldt University Berlin in 2016. In 2006 FDSL was turned into an annual event. And while the first halftime edition was held in Nova Gorica in 2006, the tradition continued with Moscow in 2008 and Brno in 2010 and 2014.

Invited speakers

  • Mojmír Dočekal (Masaryk University)
  • Martina Gračanin-Yüksek (Middle East Technical University)
  • Peter Jurgec (University of Toronoto)
  • Roumyana Pancheva (University of Southern California)
  • Sergei Tatevosov (Moscow State University)

Below, you can find the program for the conference. To get more information about the event, please visit the conference website (

Formal Approaches of Slavic Linguistics 12.5 – Program

Thursday – December 7, 2017

8:30 – 9:15 – Registration and coffee

9:15 – 9:30 – Introduction

9:30 – 11:00 – Session 1

Marcin Wągiel: Several quantifiers are different than others: Polish number-denoting indefinites

Julie Goncharov and Monica Irimia: Epistemic comparatives and other expressions of speaker’s uncertainty

Yakov Testelets and Alexandra Simonenko: Russian amalgams: pragmatic effects of impoverished mental predicates

11:00 – 11:20 – Coffee break

11:20 – 12:20 – Invited speaker

Mojmír Dočekal: How logical and pragmatic inferences determine acceptability judgements: experiments on Slavic NPIs (joint work with Jakub Dotlačil)

12:20 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 – Session 2

Hanna Kędzierska, Dorota Klimek-Jankowska, Piotr Gulgowski and Joanna Blaszczak: The role of context in idiom production: An online cloze response study of Polish idioms

Krzysztof Hwaszcz: The processing of compound words in Polish: Effects of non-words and semantic transparency on reaction times during lexical decision

15:00 – 15:20 – Coffee break

15:20 – 16:50 – Session 3

Marko Simonovic and Boban Arsenijević: Syntax restricts Prosody: The prosody of multi-purpose morphemes in Serbo-Croatian

Bojana Jakovljević, Maja Marković, Tanja Milićev and Nataša Milićević: The prosodic phrasing of non-root clauses in Serbian

Jelena Stojković: On Prosody of Serbo-Croatian Mid Vowels

16:50 – 17:10 – Coffee break

17:10 – 18:10 – Invited speaker

Peter Jurgec: Long-Distance Secondary Palatalization in Zadrečka Valley Slovenian (joint work with Rachel Evangeline Chiong, Andrea Macanovič and Peter Weiss)


Friday – December 8, 2017

9:00 – 10:30 – Session 4

Uwe Junghanns and Hagen Pitsch: Infinitival Conditionals

Hana Gruet-Skrabalova: Czech Modal Complement Ellipsis

Christina Dschaak: A Structure Removal Approach to Restructuring in Russian

10:30 – 10:50 – Coffee break

10:50 – 11:20 – Session 5

Ilya Naumov: Syntax and semantics of the perdurative in Russian

11:20 – 12:20 – Invited speaker

Sergei Tatevosov: Argument projection in the structure of accomplishments

12:20 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 – Session 6

Julie Goncharov: Whom to oblige?

Mojmír Dočekal and Marcin Wągiel: Decomposing derived collectives in West Slavic: Experimental evidence from Czech and Polish

Jacek Witkoś, Paulina Łęska and Dominika Dziubała-Szrejbrowska: Sort out your dative and accusative arguments through binding

15:30 – 17:00 – Poster session

17:00 – 18:00 – Invited speaker

Roumyana Pancheva: Perspectival effects in double object structures with clitics (joint work with Maria Luisa Zubizarreta)

19:00 Conference dinner

Poster session

Irine Burukina: Object control: small clauses and modals
Iveta Šafratová: Negated comparatives (no more than vs. not more than) have no more than two readings: Experimental evidence from Czech
Jakob Lenardič: Deriving anticausatives in Slovene – evidence from the licensing of external argument PPs
Jelena Runić: PCC Effects in Slavic: A Morphological Account
Sašo Živanović: To each his own: comparing the universal quantifiers of Slovene and English
Takuya Miyauchi: The Structure of Event Nominal Phrases and Binding by Instrumental Agents in Russian
Dominika Kuruncziová: Homogeneity in Slavic languages: Experimental data from Slovak
Marija Runić and Matej Juh: The numeral en revisited
Marko Simonović and Rene Kager: Serbo-Croatian is developing stem-based prosody. Why so?


Saturday – December 9, 2017

9:00 – 10:30 – Session 8

Daniela Culinović: Formations with the auxiliary clitic as verbal complexes in Serbo-Croatian

Anastasiia Ionova: Identifying the timing of clitic placement in Serbo-Croatian: an argument from ellipsis

Matic Pavlič: Slovenian pronominal clitics are interpreted with respect to their surface position

10:30 – 10:50 – Coffee break

10:50 – 11:20 – Session 9

Vesna Plesničar: Complementizer doubling (around subordinate clauses) in Slovenian

11:20 – 12:20 – Invited speaker

Martina Gračanin Yüksek: Auxiliary clitics in coordinated subjects: Agree – Split – Repeat (joint work with Boban Arsenijević)

12:20 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 – Session 10

Wojciech Guz: Definiteness, specificity, and realis mood in two types of Polish relative clauses

Łukasz Jędrzejowski: On (the diachrony of) “jakoby”-clauses in Polish

15:00 – End of the Conference