Speaker: Ora Matushansky (CNRS)
Title: Matching locatives with places
Date: Thursday 9 March
Venue: Lipsius 30
Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs
An extremely robust but previously unnoticed cross-linguistic generalization is that the distribution of locative cases is frequently restricted to a specific subset of DPs: demonstratives, some classes of toponyms and a closed set of common nouns. I will provide examples from a number of languages of how exactly this restriction can play out and argue for the availability of locus denotation for some nouns, explaining this phenomenon.