Emily Hanink – Internally headed relatives at the interfaces:

The nature of relativization strategies varies across languages. In this course, we will focus on one specific relativization structure: internally headed relative clauses, which are found around the world. Our primary objective will be to examine the structure of internally headed relatives in different languages,  and to compare them to their externally headed counterparts. Particular attention will be paid to i) variation in the type of morphosyntax giving rise to this construction (e.g., clausal nominalization, relative morphology), and ii) differences in the interpretation of internally headed relatives across languages (e.g., maximalizing vs. definite). The larger goal of the course will be to approach relativization phenomena through the examination of the interfaces.