Category Archives: Linguistics

Thursday 17 May – Jan-Wouter Zwart

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

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Thursday 7 June – Anikó Lipták

Speaker: Anikó Lipták (Leiden University) (joint work with Güliz Günes and Jason Merchant) Title: Dutch P-stranding under sluicing Date: Thursday 7 June Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/003 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: TBA

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Wednesday 21 February – Artemis Alexiadou

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

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Thursday 15 March – Jenneke van der Wal

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

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Thursday 1 March – Bernat Bardagil-Mas

Speaker: Bernat Bardagil-Mas (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen/UC Berkeley) Title: Multiple exponence and patchwork paradigms Date: Thursday 1 March Venue: Van Wijkplaats 2/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract This talk discusses participant cross-reference in Panará, a Northern Jê language spoken in central Brazil. Previous work on the language … Continue reading

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Thursday 15 February – Hans Broekhuis

Speaker: Hans Broekhuis (Meertens Instituut) Title: Asymmetrical coordination Date: Thursday 15 February Venue: Van Wijkplaats 2/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Click here for the abstract   

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Thursday 7 December – Norbert Corver

Speaker: Norbert Corver (UiL-OTS, Utrecht University) Title: Getting imaginative with a brain full of adverbs Date: Thursday 7 December Venue: Van Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: Adverbs and adverbial expressions have played a somewhat subordinate role in the history of generative … Continue reading

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Thursday 23 November – Rint Sybesma

Speaker: Rint Sybesma (Leiden University) Title: VO-OV in Chinese languages and Voice and little v Date: Thursday 23 November Venue: Van Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: In Chinese languages, both SVO and SOV surface orders are common. We see … Continue reading

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Thursday 9 November – Norma Schifano

Speaker: Norma Schifano (University of Cambridge) Title: The expression of progressive aspect in an endangered variety: the case of Grico Date: Thursday 9 November Venue: Van Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Joint work with Adam Ledgeway and Giuseppina Silvestri (University … Continue reading

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Thursday 26 October – Marijana Marelj

Speaker: Marijana Marelj (Utrecht University) Title: The vagueness of HAVE(ing) Date: Thursday 26 October Venue: Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: Whether characterized as “semantically impoverished” (Butt 1995), “semi-lexical” (Corver and van Riemsdijk 2001), “vague” (Bruening 2015), or as “having no independent semantic content” (Ritter … Continue reading

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