Author Archives: Elisabeth Kerr

Thursday 14 May – Marcel den Dikken

Speaker: Marcel den Dikken (Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences) Title: Unmatched and unparalleled: Voice mismatches in ellipsis — Analysis and theoretical implications Date: Thursday 14 May Venue: Online (sign up for our mailing list or contact one of the organizers … Continue reading

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ComSyn spring season: Talks postponed/online

Dear all, Following the latest advice of Leiden University and the Dutch government, the planned ComSyn talks for the spring season will not (all) go ahead in person. This applies at least for those scheduled up to 6th April, and … Continue reading

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Thursday 12 March – Georg Höhn

Speaker: Georg Höhn (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) Title: Demonstratives with participant readings Date: Thursday 12 March Venue: Wijkplaats 2/005 Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs (drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser) Abstract here

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Thursday 27 February – Loes Koring

Speaker: Loes Koring (Leiden) Title: Disjointness in Child Language Date:  Thursday 27 February Venue: Wijkplaats 2/005 Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs (drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser) Abstract:  A word like ‘somebody’ introduces a novel referent to the discourse. Adult speakers of English … Continue reading

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Monday 16 December – Kyle Johnson

Speaker: Kyle Johnson (UMass) Title: Rehabilitating Reinhart and Reuland Date: Monday 16 December Venue: Lipsius 2.35 (!) Time: 15.15 – 17.00 hrs (drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser) Abstract: One of the several innovations to Reinhart and Reuland’s binding theory is the idea that reflexives … Continue reading

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Thursday 21 November – Elisabeth Kerr

Speaker: Elisabeth Kerr (Leiden University) Title: Clefts in Tunen: A biclausal account Date: Thursday 21 November Venue: Lipsius 2.28 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs (drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser) Abstract here

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Thursday 24th October – Allen Asiimwe & Jenneke van der Wal

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

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Thursday 7 March – Gurmeet Kaur

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

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Thursday 21 February – Katharina Hartmann

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

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