The grammar and pragmatics of interrogatives and their (special) uses





Hans-Martin Gärtner and Beáta Gyuris are giving a presentation 'On the Echoic Licensing of Propositional Negation in Hungarian Polar e-Interrogatives' at the Recent Issues in the Syntax of Questions workshop at the Univerity of Konstanz 

Beáta Gyuris received the György Szépe Publication Prize of RIL HAS, for the following paper published in 2017, which summarizes important results of the project: Gärtner, Hans-Martin and Beáta Gyuris 2017. On delimiting the space of bias profiles for polar interrogatives. Linguistische Berichte Heft 251: 293-316.

Hans-Martin Gärtner was invited to participate at the workshop Logophoricity and Perspectivization (Stuttgart--Wackershofen), where he is giving a talk on his research on Icelandic.

Members of our research group received an invitation to give a talk at the 2018 Pragmatics Roundtable at the University of Pécs. The title of the presentation was the following: Gyuris, B. Molnár, C. & Mády, K.: Vélekedések, vágyak, szándékok tükröződése az eldöntendő kérdő mondatok megformálásában [Beliefs, wishes and intentions conveyed by the choice of the form of polar interrogatives]

Beáta Gyuris is giving a presentation at the workshop Meaning in non-canonical questions (7-9 June 2018) at Konstanz University, az important centre for research on interrogatives and question acts.  

Hans-Martin Gärtner will be an invited speaker of the Workshop on Non Canonical Imperatives, jointly organized by the Humboldt University of Berlin, and the Leibniz-Centrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) on 25-26 May, 2018. The other invited speakers of  the workshop include researchers from the MIT, the University of Connecticut, Humboldt University and the ZAS, and the University of the Faroe Islands.

From 19-23 March 2018, Hans-Martin Gärtner stayed as visiting scholar at the Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures of Free University Berlin (sponsor: Dr. Andreas Pankau).

Hans-Martin Gärtner and Beáta Gyuris are organizing a workshop at GLOW 41, taking place in April 2018 in Budapest, entitled 'The grammar and pragmatics of interrogatives and their (special) uses', with the participation of Prof. Manfred Krifka as invited speaker.  

Rebecca Woods (University of Huddersfield) visited our project between 13 and 17 November 2017, and gave a talk at RIL HAS.  

Beáta Gyuris was invited by Prof. Luka Szucsich to take part at the workshop Areal Convergence in Eastern Central European Languages and Beyond (27-29 September 2017) at the Humboldt University, Berlin, together with three of her students. The participating students: Cecília Sarolta Molnár, Katalin Jankó, and Mátyás Lagos Cortes.  

Beáta Gyuris organized the workshop Pragmatika Kerekasztal (Pragmatics Roundtable) at RIL HAS, where, among researchers of the institute, Cecília Sarolta Molnár also gave a talk, on a topic of our project.

In the framework of the Visiting Researcher Program of HAS, Markus Steinbach (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) is coming for a 3-month stay to Hungary in the spring of 2017, to conduct joint research with Hans-Martin Gärtner, in close cooperation with the project 'The grammar and pragmatics of interrogatives and their (special) uses'.

Hans-Martin Gärtner and Beáta Gyuris taught a seminar in the Spring Term of the academic year 2015/16 at the ELTE-MTA Theoretical Department for BA, MA and PhD students and interested colleagues with the title 'Special Questions'.  

Beáta Gyuris's paper 'New Perspectives on Bias in Polar Questions. A Study of Hungarian -e' has been pre-published on the website of the International Review of Pragmatics. (Please contact the author directly if you wish to receive an electronic offprint.)

Hans-Martin Gärtner and Beáta Gyuris visited the Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies of the University of Bielefeld between 11 and 18 April 2016, supported by the Institute Partnership Program 'Grammatik und Pragmatik' of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. They gave a talk at the Linguistik Kolloquium.

Hans-Martin Gärtner taught a mini-course (2 lectures) on 'Varieties of Dependent Verb Second. The View from Scandinavia' at the University of Cambridge', in the framework of the ReCoS Project, on 21 March 2016.

Hans-Martin Gärtner taught a Master/Ph.D. Course (6 double lectures) at Wuppertal University, entitled 'Verbzweit-Stellung in den germanischen Sprachen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der skandinavischen Sprachen', between 4-9 March 2016.

Hans-Martin Gärtner organized, together with Thórhallur Eythórsson and Tonjes Veenstra, a Workshop 'Morphological Effects on Word Order from a Typological and a Diachronic Perspective' at the DGfS 38 conference at Konstanz, 24 - 26 February 2016.

Hans-Martin Gärtner teaches a course at the interdisciplinary Göttingen Spirit Summer School on Complex Clauses on 'Issues in Special and Minor Sentence Types'. Beáta Gyuris gives an evening lecture at the summer school, entitled 'The semantics and pragmatics of embedded interrogatives in Hungarian'.