Category Archives: Linguistics

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 25 April – Loes Koring

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

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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 7 March – Gurmeet Kaur

Speaker: Gurmeet Kaur (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) Title: Not all imperatives have a Jussive head- Insights from allocutive imperatives Date: Thursday 7 March Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/006 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: According to the syntactic-pragmatic approach to imperatives, all imperatives contain a dedicated … Continue reading

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Thursday 21 February – Katharina Hartmann

Speaker: Katharina Hartmann (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) Title: The interpretation of syntactic focus variation Date: Thursday 21 February Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/006 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: In many West-African languages, non-subject focus in questions and answers is expressed in two … Continue reading

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Thursday 14 February – Myrthe Bergstra

Speaker: Myrthe Bergstra (Utrecht University) Title: Micro-variation, contact and change: the absentive in Frisian and Dutch Date: Thursday 14 February Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/006 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract

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Thursday 29 November – Caitlin Meyer

Speaker: Caitlin Meyer (University of Amsterdam) Title: Rule and order: using structure to acquire ordinal numerals Date: Thursday 29 November Venue: Van Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs drinks: Cafe de Keyzer Abstract: This talk compares the acquisition of ordinals in … Continue reading

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Thursday 15 November – Siavash Rafiee Rad

Speaker: Siavash Rafiee Rad (Leiden University) Title: The Semantics of Ellipsis in Persian Complex Predicates Date: Thursday 15 November Venue: Van Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs drinks: Cafe de Keyzer Abstract: The study of Ellipsis has been of special interest to scholars of linguistics. One … 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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