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.
14 February: Myrthe Bergstra
21 February: Katharina Hartmann
7 March: Gurmeet Kaur
21 March: Guido Vanden Wyngaerd
04 April: Jenneke van der Wal
23 May: Loes Koring
All talks are in Eyckhof 2, 006. Drinks afterwards!
Author Archives: Alem A.H.J. van
Speaker: Myrthe Bergstra (Utrecht University) Title: Micro-variation, contact and change: the absentive in Frisian and Dutch Date: Thursday 14 February Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/006 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract
Speaker: Caitlin Meyer (University of Amsterdam) Title: Rule and order: using structure to acquire ordinal numerals Date: Thursday 29 November Venue: Van Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs drinks: Cafe de Keyzer Abstract: This talk compares the acquisition of ordinals in … Continue reading
Speaker: Siavash Rafiee Rad (Leiden University) Title: The Semantics of Ellipsis in Persian Complex Predicates Date: Thursday 15 November Venue: Van Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs drinks: Cafe de Keyzer Abstract: The study of Ellipsis has been of special interest to scholars of linguistics. One … Continue reading
Speaker: Bernat Bardagil-Mas (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen/UC Berkeley) Title: Multiple exponence and patchwork paradigms Date: Thursday 1 March Venue: Van Wijkplaats 2/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract This talk discusses participant cross-reference in Panará, a Northern Jê language spoken in central Brazil. Previous work on the language … Continue reading
Speaker: Hans Broekhuis (Meertens Instituut) Title: Asymmetrical coordination Date: Thursday 15 February Venue: Van Wijkplaats 2/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Click here for the abstract
Speaker: Norbert Corver (UiL-OTS, Utrecht University) Title: Getting imaginative with a brain full of adverbs Date: Thursday 7 December Venue: Van Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: Adverbs and adverbial expressions have played a somewhat subordinate role in the history of generative … Continue reading
Speaker: Marijana Marelj (Utrecht University) Title: The vagueness of HAVE(ing) Date: Thursday 26 October Venue: Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: Whether characterized as “semantically impoverished” (Butt 1995), “semi-lexical” (Corver and van Riemsdijk 2001), “vague” (Bruening 2015), or as “having no independent semantic content” (Ritter … Continue reading