Activity: Talks and presentations › Talks and presentations in private or public companies
I will discuss the relation between empty and filled slots in Lars Heltoft's and Ole Togeby's revised sentence schemes. Normally, the so-called empty slots are all treated in the same way despite the fact that there are important differences at work. In order to explain these different types of emptiness, I will make a threefold distinction of slots as either filled, empty, or blocked. This will indicate that something is present in the shadows of blocked slots, traces of something. I will claim, though, that the traces are not to be found within the slots, on the contrary the blocked slots are the traces themselves topologically governed by the predicate frame, the illocutionary frame and various sorts of constituent ‘movement', primarily object shifts.