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
04 April: Jenneke van der Wal
25 April: Loes Koring
23 May: Isabel Oltra-Massuet
All talks are in Eyckhof 2, 006. Drinks afterwards!
Author Archives: Kroon M.S.
Speaker: Loes Koring (Leiden university) Title: Disjointess in Language Acquisition Date: Thursday 25 April Venue: Lipsius 2.35(!) Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs (drinks follow at Cafe de Keyzer) Abstract: A word like ‘somebody’ introduces a novel referent to discourse. Adult speakers of … Continue reading
Speaker: Jan Casalicchio (Leiden University) Title: The subject/object asymmetry and the origin of Romance clitics Date: Thursday 4 October Venue: Van Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs (drinks follow) Abstract: In this talk I discuss the differences between object and subject clitic … Continue reading
Speaker: Jan-Wouter Zwart (University of Groningen) Title: Tense in infinitives: a non-cartographic approach Date: Thursday 17 May Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/003 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: The presence or absence of T inside infinitival clauses informs the structural analysis of infinitival … Continue reading