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, Hang Cheng, Elisabeth Kerr, and Astrid van Alem.
13 Feb – Carlos Muñoz Pérez
27 Feb – Loes Koring
12 Mar – Georg Höhn
26 Mar POSTPONED – Olaf Koeneman + Hedde Zeijlstra
9 April – Boban Arsenijevic
16 Apr POSTPONED to 18 JUN – Sjef Barbiers + Astrid van Alem
23 Apr – Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (combined with LUSH)
30 Apr – Zorica Puskar
14 May – Marcel den Dikken (Skype talk)
4 June – Nikos Angelopoulos
18 June – Sjef Barbiers + Astrid van Alem
All talks are now held on Skype (please join our mailing list for the link).
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