Author Archives: Karvovskaya E.

Thursday 11 February – Hossam Ahmed

Speaker: Hossam I. Ahmed (Leiden Institute for Area Studies) Title: Reconstructing Verbal Complementizers in Arabic Date: Thursday 11 February Venue: P.N. van Eyckhof 2/003 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: A class of Modern Standard Arabic complementizers known as ‘ʔinna and its sisters’ demonstrate … Continue reading

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Thursday 17 December – Marieke Meelen

Speaker: Marieke Meelen (LUCL) Title: Reconstructing the Rise of V2 in Middle Welsh Date: Thursday 17 December Venue: Van Wijkplaats 3/006 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: Middle Welsh word order has been a ‘vexed’ problem for a long time. First of all, because … Continue reading

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Thursday 19 November – Anna Volkova

Speaker: Anna Volkova (Higher School of Economics (Moscow) & Utrecht University) Title: Locally bound possessives in Mordvin languages  Date: Thursday 19 November Venue: Van Wijkplaats 3/006 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: Reuland (2011) and Despic  (2011, forthcoming) propose the following correlation between the … Continue reading

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Thursday 5 November – James Griffiths

Speaker: Jemes Griffiths (Utrecht University) Title: The syntax of reformulative appositions  Date: Thursday 5 November Venue: Van Wijkplaats 3/006 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: Reformulative appositions (RAs) are appositions that provide alternative and often more informative names for the referents (1a) or … Continue reading

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Thursday 17 September – Luis Vicente

Speaker: Luis Vicente (the University of Potsdam) Title: ATB extraction without coordination Venue: Wijkplaats 3/006 Time: 15:15 – 16:00 Abstract A substantial portion of the literature treats Across-the-Board (ATB) extraction as a process restricted to coordinate structures. However, our best accounts of … Continue reading

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Thursday 11 December

Speaker: Lotte Hendriks, Sjef Barbiers, Hans Bennis (Meertens Instituut) Title: Mapping the linguistic system Venue: Vrieshof 4 / 012 Time: 15:15 – 16:30 Abstract Speakers are able to judge syntactic constructions that are not part of their own language variety. When they are asked … Continue reading

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Thursday 27 November

Speaker: Liisa Buelens (Ghent University) Title: External and Event Possession in Flemish: affected arguments Venue:  Arsenaal 112 Time: 15:15 – 16:30 Abstract In this talk I look at Flemish External Possession patterns (FEP) such as in (1) (Haegeman, 2011, Haegeman and van Koppen, 2012). These … Continue reading

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Thursday 20 November

Speaker: Bernat Bardagil-Mas (CLCG University of Groningen) Title: Panará and the Case of Doubled Clitics Venue:  Huizinga – 7 Time: 15:15 – 16:30 Abstract This talk aims to present some ideas on some seemingly polysynthetic properties of Panará, a Jê language spoken in the Brazilian … Continue reading

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Tuesday 25 March – Luis Lopez

Speaker: Luis Lopez (UIC) Title: Remarks on the syntactification of morphology Time: 15:15-17:00 Venue: Wijkplaats 4/001 Abstract Taking a Distributed Morphology model as a starting point, the talk will present the hypothesis that parallel computations drive some word-formation processes. It will be argued that complex … Continue reading

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