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.
15 February: Hans Broekhuis
21 February: Artemis Alexiadou
1 March: Bernat Bardagil-Mas
15 March: Jenneke van der Wal
17 May: Jan-Wouter Zwart
7 June: Anikó Lipták
Author Archives: Cheng H.
Speaker: Anikó Lipták (Leiden University) and Güliz Günes (Leiden University) (joint work with Jason Merchant) Title: Dutch P-stranding under sluicing Date: Thursday 7 June Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/003 Time: 11.15-12.30 hrs Abstract: This talk provides an explanation for the surprising … Continue reading
speaker: Artemis Alexiadou (Humboldt University, Berlin) Title: Some puzzles about derivational morphology Date: Wednesday 21 February (NOT THURSDAY!!) Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/002 Time: 15.45-17.00 hrs Please notice the change of the time and the place!!! Abstract In this talk, I will address two asymmetries observed … Continue reading
Speaker: Jenneke van der Wal (Leiden University) Title: Topic-based flexible nominal licensing in Bantu Date: Thursday 15 March Venue: Van Wijkplaats 2/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: Two typical Bantu syntactic characteristics are subject inversion and symmetrical double objects, which are both problematic for current theories of … Continue reading