Advances in formal Slavic linguistics 2017

Franc Marušič   Petra Mišmaš   Rok Žaucer  


Advances in Formal Slavic Linguistics 2017 is a collection of fifteen articles that were prepared on the basis of talks given at the conference Formal Description of Slavic Languages 12.5, which was held on December 7-9, 2017, at the University of Nova Gorica. The volume covers a wide array of topics, such as control verbs, instrumental arguments, and perduratives in Russian, comparatives, negation, n-words, negative polarity items, and complementizer ellipsis in Czech, impersonal se-constructions and complementizer doubling in Slovenian, prosody and the morphology of multi-purpose suffixes in Serbo-Croatian, and indefinite numerals and the binding properties of dative arguments in Polish. Importantly, by exploring these phenomena in individual Slavic languages, the collection of articles in this volume makes a significant contribution to both Slavic linguistics and to linguistics in general.


  • Object control: Hidden modals
    Irina Burukina
  • N-words and NPIs: Between syntax, semantics, and experiments
    Mojmír Dočekal
  • Whom to oblige?
    Julie Goncharov
  • Epistemic comparatives and other expressions of speaker's uncertainty
    Julie Goncharov, Monica Alexandrina Irimia
  • Czech modal complement ellipsis from a comparative perspective
    Hana Gruet-Skrabalova
  • Czech infinitival conditionals
    Uwe Junghanns, Hagen Pitsch
  • A syntactic re-analysis of the Slovenian impersonal se-construction
    Jakob Lenardič
  • How to introduce instrumental agents: Evidence from binding in Russian event nominal phrases
    Takuya Miyauchi
  • Constraining the distribution of the perdurative in Russian
    Ilya Naumov
  • Complementizer doubling in Slovenian subordinate clauses
    Vesna Plesničar
  • Negation, comparative and alternatives: Experimental evidence from Czech
    Iveta Šafratová
  • Syntax predicts prosody: Multi-purpose morphemes in Serbo-Croatian
    Marko Simonović, Boban Arsenijević
  • Serbo-Croatian is developing stem-based prosody. Why so?
    Marko Simonović, René Kager
  • Several quantifiers are different than others: Polish indefinite numerals
    Marcin Wągiel
  • Dative-marked arguments as binders in Polish
    Jacek Witkoś, Paulina Łęska, Dominika Dziubała-Szrejbrowska



Franc Marušič, University of Nova Gorica

Franc Marušič is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Nova Gorica. His work focuses on Slovenian syntax, both theoretical and experimental. His particular interests include DP-syntax, agreement, various types of ellipsis and other unpronounced material, and language acquisition.

Petra Mišmaš, University of Nova Gorica

Petra Mišmaš is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Nova Gorica. She focuses primarily on syntax of Slavic languages, particularly on the nominal domain and the structure of the left periphery. Her research interests also include experimental exploration of language acquisition and different language phenomena.

Rok Žaucer, University of Nova Gorica

Rok Žaucer is Assistant Professor at the University of Nova Gorica, where he teaches various topics in Slovenian and general linguistics. His primary research interests lie in the fields of syntax and morphosyntax, in particular argument structure, secondary predication and the noun phrase, as well as in language acquisition.


November 11, 2019
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Marušič, Franc, Mišmaš, Petra & Žaucer, Rok (eds.). 2019. Advances in formal Slavic linguistics 2017. (Open Slavic Linguistics 3). Berlin: Language Science Press. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3763740


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