Author Archives: Cheng H.

Thursday 30 April — Zorica Puskar

Speaker: Zorica Puskar (ZAS) Title: Multiple Challenges of Multiple Agreement Date: Thursday 30 April Venue: Online (sign up for our mailing list for details) Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs  Abstract In some languages where finite verbs morphologically index both subject (S) and object (O) … Continue reading

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POSTPONED – Olaf Koeneman & Hedde Zeijlstra

Speaker: Olaf Koeneman (Radboud University) and Hedde Zeijlstra ( Georg-August-University) Title: A new look at full, no and partial pro-drop Date: Thursday 26 March POSTPONED Venue: Wijkplaats 2/005 Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs (drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser) Abstract here

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Thursday 13 February – Carlos Muñoz Pérez

Speaker: Carlos Muñoz Pérez (PUCC)  Joint work in progress with Matias Verdecchia (UBA) Title: Predicate doubling in Spanish: On how discourse may mimic syntactic copying Date: Thursday 13 February Venue: Wijkplaats 2/005 Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs (drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser) Abstract: 20200213-carlos-abstract

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Thursday 5 December – Víctor Acedo-Matellán

Speaker: Víctor Acedo-Matellán (Oxford University) Title: On verbal elasticity: the stative-eventive alternation in perception verbs in Germanic Date: Thursday 05 December Venue: Lipsius 2.28 Time: 15.45 (!)-17.00 hrs (drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser) Abstract: 20191205-Victor-abstract

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Thursday 7 November – András Bárány

Speaker: András Bárány (Leiden University) Title: Syntactic and typological aspects of a typological gap in ditransitive constructions Date: Thursday 7 November Venue: Lipsius 2.28 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs (drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser) Abstract Like (in)transitive constructions, ditransitive constructions can be characterised as showing different alignment … Continue reading

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Thursday 23 May – Isabel Oltra-Massuet

Speaker: Isabel Oltra-Massuet (Universitat Rovira i Virgili) Title: Theories of argument structure and syntactic priming in comprehension Date: Thursday 23 May Venue: Lipsius 2.35(!) Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs (drinks follow at Cafe de Keyzer) Abstract: Different theories of argument structure attribute different syntactic configurations to intransitives like … Continue reading

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Thursday 04 April – Jenneke van der Wal

Speaker: Jenneke van der Wal (Leiden university) Title: Gender on n in Bantu DP structure: from root-derived nominals to locatives (a joint work with Zuzanna Fuchs) Date: Thursday 04 April Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/006 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs (drinks follow at … Continue reading

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Thursday 21 March – Guido Vanden Wyngaerd

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

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Thursday 25 October – Deniz Tat

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

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Thursday 20 September – Hedde Zeijlstra

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

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