Author Archives: Karvovskaya E.

Wednesday 26 April – James Griffiths

Speaker: James Griffiths (University of Konstanz/LUCL) Title: Echo fragments: preliminary remarks Date: Wednesday 26 April Venue: Lipsius 30 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs   Abstract  Echo fragments (1b) are the fragmentary (i.e. elliptical) versions of true echo questions (1a) (Sobin 2010). Context: A and B are organising … Continue reading

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Thursday 13 April – Jaklin Kornfilt ***DATE CHANGED***

Speaker: Jaklin Kornfilt  (Syracuse University) Title: NP versus DP: A cross-linguistic parameter? Date: Thursday 13 April Venue: Lipsius 307 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs In a series of studies, Bošković (e.g. 2008, 2012, 2013) proposes a linguistic typology based on a posited … Continue reading

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Thursday 9 February – Seid Tvica

Speaker: Seid Tvica (UvA) Title: The Rich Agreement Hypothesis beyond Indo-European Date: Thursday 9 February Venue: Lipsius 30 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs It is well-established in the literature that many Germanic and Romance languages differ in the placement of adverbs, appearing either before … Continue reading

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Wednesday 14 December – Vera Gribanova

Speaker: Vera Gribanova (Stanford University) Title: On head movement and the verbal identity condition in ellipsis Date: Wednesday 14 December Venue: Matthias de Vrieshof 2/001 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs In this talk I present recent developments in our understanding of the mechanisms … Continue reading

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Thursday 8 December – Metin Bağrıaçık‎

Speaker: Metin Bağrıaçık (Ghent University) Title: Relative Clauses in Asia Minor Greek Date: Thursday 8 December Venue: Matthias de Vrieshof 4/012 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs In this talk I will provide a synchronic and a diachronic account of the micro-variation in headed … Continue reading

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Thursday 10 November – Lieven Danckaert

Speaker: Lieven Danckaert (CNRS/Université de Lille 3) Title: The syntax-prosody mapping in a dead language, the case of Late Latin BE-periphrases Date: Thursday 10 November Venue: Matthias de Vrieshof 4/012 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs In this talk I will be concerned with … Continue reading

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Thursday 15 September – Pavel Rudnev

Speaker: Pavel Rudnev (University of Groningen) Title: PPI-disjunctions in Russian Date: Thursday 15 September Time: 15.15-16.30 Venue: Lipsius 235C Abstract:  We know since at least Szabolcsi (2002) that disjunction markers in certain languages display remarkable similarities with some in English, similarities attributable to both groups of … Continue reading

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Comparative Syntax Meetings resume!

Our meeting resume after the summer break! We are happy to announce our preliminary schedule: 15-9 Pavel Rudnev 29-9 Probal Dasgupta 13-10  TBA 27-10 Olaf Koeneman 10-11  TBA 24-11 Alexandra Rehn (8-12)  (TBA) 14-12 Vera Gribanova

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Thursday 2 June – Jakub Dotlačil

Speaker:  Jakub Dotlačil (University of Groningen) Title: Intermediate traces in mind Date: Thursday 2 June Time: 15.15-16.30 Venue: Eyckhof 2-003 Abstract: Since Chomsky (1973), it has been argued extensively in syntactic research that movement spanning two or more clauses proceeds in successive cycles. Furthermore, it … Continue reading

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Thursday 21 April – Deniz Tat

Speaker:  Deniz Tat (Leiden Institute for Area Studies) Title: Acategorial Roots in an Agglutinating Language Date: Thursday 21 April Time: 15.15-16.30 Venue: Eyckhof 2-003 Abstract:  One of the main claims of Distributed Morphology (DM) is that word formation occurs in syntax (Halle and Marantz 1993). … Continue reading

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