RelNomComp Workshop

When and Where

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:00 am to Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:00 pm
Sidney Smith Hall
100 St. George Street, Toronto ON M5S 3G3


Susana Béjar, University of Toronto
Rajesh Bhatt, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten, Göteborgs Universitet
Keir Moulton, University of Toronto
Deniz Özyıldız, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Leslie Saxon, University of Victoria
Junko Shimoyama, McGill University
Ivy Sichel, University of California, Santa Cruz


This workshop is inspired by the following question: why do relativization, nominalization and complementation strategies so often overlap in natural languages? We plan explore this question with a variety of constructions across a number of languages. A range of topics will be discussed:

  • Nominalized clausal arguments
  • "Gapless" relatives: resumptive pronouns, internally headed relatives
  • The semantics of non-canonical embedding
  • CP-DP parallelism

There will also be Data Dive sessions, where local researchers will share new and exciting patterns:

  • Nominalization in Malay, Lisa Schlegl (University of Toronto)
  • Nominalization in Inuktitut, Julien Carrier (University of Toronto)
  • Restructuring vs. serial verbs vs. complex predicates, Ileana Paul (Western University)
  • Non-locative where-relatives, Marisa Brook and Keir Moulton (University of Toronto)

Contact Information


100 St. George Street, Toronto ON M5S 3G3