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 (cancelled)
15 November: Siavash Rafiee Rad
29 November: Caitlin Meyer
All talks are in Eyckhof 3, 002. Drinks afterwards!
Author Archives: Yang Y.
Speaker: Neda Todorovic(Institute of Linguistics OTS at Utrecht University) Title: On the syntax-semantics interplay in licensing future interpretation Date: Thursday 11 May Venue: Lipsius 30 Time: 15:15 – 16:30 hrs Abstract In this talk I focus on different ways to … Continue reading
Speaker: Beste Kamali, Universität Bielefeld Title: Negative concord in Turkish polar questions Date: Thursday March 23 Venue: Lipsius 30 Time: 15:15 – 16:30 hrs Abstract Turkish is a strict negative concord (NC) language. That is, it has n-words rather than … Continue reading
Speaker: Güliz Güneş (Leiden University) & Aslı Göksel (Boğaziçi University) Title: Phonology of Agreement: optional double agreement and optional resizing of phonological words in Turkish Date: Thursday 23 February Time: 15.15-16.30 Venue: Lipsius 30 Abstract: THE ISSUE: Stress in Turkish … Continue reading
Speaker: Probal Dasgupta (Indian Statistical Institute) Title: Arbitrariness at the agreement-classifier boundary Date: Thursday 29 September Time: 15.15-16.30 Venue: Lipsius 235C Abstract: Classifiers may initially strike an agr[eement] language speaker as expressing Number plus obscure content. Once we put Gender in the picture, however, new … Continue reading
Speaker: Heidi Klockmann (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS) Title: The syntax of quantificational elements:drawing on insights from the distribution of features in the DP Date: Thursday April 7 Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/003 Time: 15:15 – 16:30 hrs Abstract In this … Continue reading
Speaker: Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai Title: Operator Binding and the Syntax of Analyticity Date: Thursday 10 March Time: 15.15-16.30 Venue: Eyckhof 2-003 Abstract: In this talk, we entertain the possibility that peripheral features play a crucial role in the formation of the … Continue reading
Speaker: Maria Tenizi Title: Revealing Α Possible Do-Support Technique in Cypriot-Greek. Implications and Analysis of the Left Periphery Date: Thursday 25 February Time: 15.15-16.30 Venue: Eyckhof 2-003 Abstract: The presentation will point at Cypriot-Greek syntax through data analysis and overview. … Continue reading
Speaker: Melissa Farasyn (University Gent) Title: Agreement patterns in Middle Low German non-restrictive relative clauses Date: Thursday 15 October Venue: Lipsius 235B Time: 15:15 – 16:30 hrs Abstract In this talk I will focus on agreement patterns in Middle Low … Continue reading
Speaker: Seid Tvica (University of Amsterdam) Title: Rich Agreement Hypothesis beyond Indo-European Date: Thursday 1 October Venue: Wijkplaats 3/ room 006 Time: 15:15 – 16:30 hrs Abstract It is well-established in the literature that many Germanic and Romance languages differ … Continue reading
Speaker: Aliza Glasbergen-Plas (Leiden University) Title:Het/er gaat eraan vooraf: adjunction of an apparent complement clause Date: Thursday May 7 Venue: Huizinga 4 Time: 15:15 – 16:30 hrs Abstract In Dutch, when a lexical head takes a CP-complement, sometimes a pronoun … Continue reading