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, and Astrid van Alem.
Fall - Winter 2017/2018
21 September: Hiromu Sakai
28 September: Gertjan Postma (note different time)
12 October: Cora Pots
26 October: Marijana Marelj
9 November: Norma Schifano
23 November: Rint Sybesma
7 December: Norbert Corver
Author Archives: Karvovskaya E.
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
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