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First partitivity workshop in November 2017 in Venice

The first PARTE workshop was organized by Giuliana Giusti on 15-16 November 2017 at the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice. The invited speakers were Anne Carlier and Urtzi Etxeberria (CNRS, Bayonne). The theme of the workshop was partitive determiners and partitive Case. Among the selected speakers there were several members of the PARTE network. The interest of this workshop was that partitivity was discussed from various perspectives (diachronic, synchronic, acquisition), for different languages, languages types and dialects (French, Italian, Basque, Turkic, Finnish, Greek, Catalan, German, Estonian) and for different types of partitivity (partitive determiners, partitive case marking, partitive pronouns, pseudo-partitives …

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Two volumes on partitivity published

In 2020 two volumes on partitivity were published, edited by PARTE members, and with Open Access contributions of several PARTE members: Tabea Ihsane and Elisabeth Stark (eds.), Shades of Partitivity: formal and areal properties. Special Issue of Linguistics, volume 58, issue 3.  Tabea Ihsane (ed.), Disentangling Bare Nouns and Nominals Introduced by a Partitive Article. Syntax and Semantics 43. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. 

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PARTE workshop Seville, June 2021

PARTE is organizing the workshop Variation in the Expression of Partitivity and Partitive Expressions, which will take place as part of the postponed conference CILG 2021 (the 14th International Conference of General Linguistics), 23-25 June 2021, Seville, Spain. The language of the workshop is English. The call for papers is closed. Registration will (re)open after 1 April 2021. The convenors of this PARTE workshop are Urtzi Etxeberria, Tabea Ishane, Ilja Seržant, Petra Sleeman, and Anne Tamm.

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Second partitivity workshop in Pavia on 2 September 2019

On 2 September our second partitivity workshop was organized in Pavia, by PARTE member Silvia Luraghi. The title of the workshop was “Partitive cases, pronouns and determiners: diachrony and variation”. The keynote speakers were Michael Daniel (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow) and Riho Grünthal (University of Helsinki). The workshop took place in the Collegio Cardano. Most of the PARTE members were part of the scientific committee and/or presented their recent research at the workshop. The call for proposals was not limited to PARTE members, which has led to a very interesting mixed program. The program of the …

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Second network meeting in Zurich on 25 and 26 January 2019

The second PARTE network meeting took place on 25 and 26 January 2019 at the University of Zurich. This meeting was organized by Elisabeth Stark, Elvira Glaser, Tabea Ihsane and Jan Davatz. The network meeting consisted of two parts: practical workshops and scientific presentations. The practical workshops on 25 January were a follow-up of the first network meeting, which took place in May 2018 in Amsterdam, and in which the setting up of a partitivity database was discussed. After the first network meeting the University of Zurich started to create the partitivity database. The goal of the practical workshops during …

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First network meeting in Amsterdam on 25-26 May 2018

On 25 and 26 May 2018 the first PARTE network meeting took place at the Meertens Institute and at the University of Amsterdam. The meeting was organized by PARTE members Leonie Cornips and Petra Sleeman. During the first day of the meeting protocols and questionnaires for the analysis and elicitation of partitive elements were presented and discussed. Giuliana Giusti gave an ACLC lecture on protocols for partitive determiners at the University of Amsterdam. The first part of the second day was devoted to the setting up of a partitivity database. We were very grateful that Sjef Barbiers, Marjo van Koppen, …

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