ComSyn started as discussion group about Comparative Syntax at Leiden University Center for Linguistics (LUCL). Now, it is primarily a series of lectures about (comparative) syntax. Speakers from all over the world are very welcome to present their work in an informal setting. ComSyn is the perfect place to present work in progress, do a mock defense, do dry runs for a conference or simply present a syntactic problem one would like to share with other people. If you have any suggestions, please contact one of the organisers, Martin Kroon, Hang Cheng, Elisabeth Kerr, and Astrid van Alem.
20 September: Hedde Zeijlstra
4 October: Jan Casalicchio
25 October: Deniz Tat
1 November: Marlies Kluck
15 November: Siavash Rafiee Rad
29 November: Caitlin Meyer
All talks are in Eyckhof 3, 002. Drinks afterwards!
Monthly Archives: January 2014
Speaker: Jenneke van der Wal (University of Cambridge) Topic: From macroparameters to nanoparameters: a comparative Bantu case study Time: 13:15 -14:30 Venue: Eyckhof 2/006 Abstract According to the Borer-Chomsky Conjecture (Baker 2008), all parameters of variation are attributable to differences … Continue reading
Speaker: Bettina Gruber (Universiteit Utrecht) Title: The Spatiotemporal Dimensions of Person Time: 13:15-14:30 Venue: Eyckhof 1/003C Abstract In this talk, I will take a closer look at the deictic and grammatical category person and its associated linguistic expressions: indexical, i.e. … Continue reading