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
4 April: TBA
18 April: TBA
16 May: TBA
All talks are in Eyckhof 2, 006. Drinks afterwards!
Author Archives: Cheng H.
Speaker: Guido Vanden Wyngaerd (KU Leuven) Title: Phonology-Free Syntax Date: Thursday 21 March Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/006 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: The Principle of Phonology-Free Syntax (PPFS) states that “[i]n the grammar of a natural language, rules of syntax make … Continue reading
Speaker: Deniz Tat (Leiden University) Title: Can zero-derived nominals project an argument structure? Date: Thursday 25 October Venue: Van Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs drinks: Cafe de Keyzer Abstract: In this talk, I will revisit the claim that zero-derived nominals cannot … Continue reading
Speaker: Hedde Zeijlstra (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) Title: On Merge and Labeling Date:Thursday 20 September Venue: Van Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: Most approaches to labelling assume that Merge does not yield a label itself, and that therefore an additional labeling … Continue reading
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