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.
September 26: Astrid van Alem
October 10: Loes Koring
October 24: Allen Assiimwe & Jenneke van der Wal
November 7: András Bárány
November 21: Elisabeth Kerr
December 5: Victor Acedo-Matellán
All talks are from 15:15-16:30 in Lipsius 228. Drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser!
Author Archives: Elisabeth Kerr
Speaker: Allen Asiimwe (Makerere/Leiden) & Jenneke van der Wal (Leiden) Title: Rukiga augments are like Greek Date: Thursday 24 October Venue: Lipsius 2.28 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs (drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser) Abstract Rukiga, a Bantu language spoken in Uganda, has augments not just … Continue reading
Speaker: Gurmeet Kaur (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) Title: Not all imperatives have a Jussive head- Insights from allocutive imperatives Date: Thursday 7 March Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/006 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: According to the syntactic-pragmatic approach to imperatives, all imperatives contain a dedicated … Continue reading
Speaker: Katharina Hartmann (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) Title: The interpretation of syntactic focus variation Date: Thursday 21 February Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/006 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: In many West-African languages, non-subject focus in questions and answers is expressed in two … Continue reading