GenWH 2018


Complete program, PdF version: here.


DAY 1 – January 16th, 2018

10 am : Ur Shlonsky (Université de Genève) – Aspects of the Syntax of French Wh-in-situ.

11 am : Ricardo Etxepare (CNRS – IKER, joint work with Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria) – Spanish in-situ questions at the interfaces.

12 am : Bernat Castro Lopez (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) – A bi-structural approach to in-situ-ness.

2 pm : Caterina Bonan (Université de Genève) – Rethinking Insituness in North Italian Dialects (and beyond).

3 pm : Yuji Shuhama (Nagoya Gakuin University) – Quantification of Embedded Wh-phrases in Japanese within the Syntax of Clause Types.

4 pm : Giulia Donzelli (Universität Zürich) – Two types of wh in situ in Lombard dialects.

4.30 pm : Cecilia Poletto (Università degli Studi di Padova) & Nicola Munaro (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia) – Patterns of wh-in situ and wh-doubling in Northern Italian dialects.


DAY 2 – January 17th, 2018

9.30 am : Giuliano Bocci (Université de Genève, joint work with Valentina Bianchi and Silvio Cruschina) – Prosody and word order alternations in Italian wh-questions.

10.30 am : Elena Callegari (Oslo University) – INT is not an Intervener for Focus: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective.

11.30 am : Viviane Déprez (Rutgers University) – On en est où? Intonation, information structure and the question of embedding in French in situ questions.

12.30 am : Kenneth Baclawski Jr (University of California Berkeley) – Discourse connectedness can condition wh-ex situ.

2.30 pm : Norvin Richards (MIT) Prosodic prominence and the distribution of wh-in-situ in Contiguity Theory.

3.30 pm : Stella Gryllia (Leiden University) – On the prosody of optional and in-situ.


1 – Anne Mette Nyvad (Aarhus Universitet) – Wh-In-Situ in the Acquisition of French: A Question of Theory of Mind?
2 – Katharina Kayser (University of Konstanz) – Word order alternations in (Brazilian) Portuguese and French wh-in-situ interrogatives.
3 – Philip Shushurin (New York University) – Optional focus in situ and Q-movement in Russian.


DAY 3 – January 18th, 2018

9.30 am : Joachim Sabel (Université Catholique de Louvain) – Typological variation in the positions of wh-phrases.

10.30 am : Ramona Wallner (Universität Konstanz) – French wh-in-situ questions: why givenness doesn’t explain all.

11.30 am : Leticia Pablos (Leiden University) – Processing in-situ wh-questions in French and Mandarin Chinese: what the parser does in the absence of prosody and context.

2 pm : General discussion session (OPTIONAL, only for the brave)