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!
Author Archives: Karvovskaya E.
Speaker: Cora Pots (KU Leuven) Title: Te wel of niet (te) hoeven (te) plaatsen: Variation in te-placement in Dutch non-finite verb clusters Date: Thursday 12 October Venue: Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: The morphosyntactic variation in Dutch finite verb clusters has been studied extensively (Barbiers … Continue reading
Speaker: Gertjan Postma (Meertens Instituut) Title: Loss of the infinitival marker tau ‘to’ in Brazilian Pomeranian: language converence or accommodation to Portuguese? Date: Thursday 28 September Venue: Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 16.00-17.15 hrs (Different time than usual) Abstract: When various dialects enter in intense and prolonged mutual contact in a new … Continue reading
Speaker: Hiromu Sakai (Waseda University) Title: Typological variation in the time-course of sentence production. A view from eye-tracking studies on Kaqchikel, Spanish, and Japanese. Date: Thursday 21 September Venue: Eyckhof 2/004 (room changed!) Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: Native speakers can produce sentences describing a simple event in … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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