|Syntax project will take place Friday, November 19th, from 12-2 pm in SS560A.
Diane Massam will be presenting "Two is or not two is?" (short abstract below).|
Abstract: I will discuss the syntax of intrusive 'be' constructions such as "The thing is is that I like you." and "I realized when he said that is he just doesn't care." I will summarize the literature on these constructions, propose a new unified analysis for them, and then explore some of the issues raised, involving topics such as equative/predicative sentence types, agreement , and argument sharing.