Category Archives: Linguistics

Thursday 28 September – Gertjan Postma

Speaker: Gertjan Postma (Meertens Instituut) Title: Loss of the infinitival marker tau ‘to’ in Brazilian Pomeranian: language converence or accommodation to Portuguese? Date: Thursday 28 September Venue: Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 16.00-17.15 hrs (Different time than usual) Abstract: When various dialects enter in intense and prolonged mutual contact in a new … Continue reading

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Thursday 21 September – Hiromu Sakai

Speaker: Hiromu Sakai (Waseda University) Title: Typological variation in the time-course of sentence production. A view from eye-tracking studies on Kaqchikel, Spanish, and Japanese. Date: Thursday 21 September Venue: Eyckhof 2/004 (room changed!) Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: Native speakers can produce sentences describing a simple event in … Continue reading

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Friday 23 June – Jason Merchant

Speaker: Jason Merchant (University of Chicago) Title: Ranked resolution strategies for ellipsis Date: Friday 23 June Venue: Lipsius 147 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract ComSyn lecture Jason Merchant

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Thursday 15 June – Christos Vlachos

Speaker: Christos Vlachos (Queen Mary University of London) Title: Unselected Embedded wh-Questions Date: Thursday 15 June Venue: Lipsius 2.03 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract In this talk, I claim that a functional D-layer may introduce a wh-question in the complement position … Continue reading

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Thursday 11 May-Neda Todorovic

Speaker: Neda Todorovic(Institute of Linguistics OTS at Utrecht University) Title: On the syntax-semantics interplay in licensing future interpretation Date: Thursday  11 May Venue: Lipsius 30 Time: 15:15 – 16:30 hrs Abstract  In this talk I focus on different ways to … Continue reading

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Wednesday 26 April – James Griffiths

Speaker: James Griffiths (University of Konstanz/LUCL) Title: Echo fragments: preliminary remarks Date: Wednesday 26 April Venue: Lipsius 30 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs   Abstract  Echo fragments (1b) are the fragmentary (i.e. elliptical) versions of true echo questions (1a) (Sobin 2010). Context: A and B are organising … Continue reading

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Thursday 20 April – Heidi Klockmann

Speaker: Heidi Klockmann (Utrecht University /Leiden University) Title: The semi-lexicality of quantificational nouns in English pseudopartitives Date: Thursday 20 April Venue: Lipsius 30 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs     Abstract In this talk, I discuss the use of the quantificational nouns … Continue reading

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Thursday 13 April – Jaklin Kornfilt ***DATE CHANGED***

Speaker: Jaklin Kornfilt  (Syracuse University) Title: NP versus DP: A cross-linguistic parameter? Date: Thursday 13 April Venue: Lipsius 307 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs In a series of studies, Bošković (e.g. 2008, 2012, 2013) proposes a linguistic typology based on a posited … Continue reading

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Thursday 6 April – Andrés Saab

Speaker: Andrés Saab (Universidad de Buenos Aires / Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas) Title: Ellipsis as silent doubling Date: Thursday 6 April Venue: Lipsius 30 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract I address the well-known problem of the identity condition on ellipsis (semantic … Continue reading

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Thursday 23 March-Beste Kamali

Speaker: Beste Kamali, Universität Bielefeld Title: Negative concord in Turkish polar questions Date: Thursday March 23 Venue: Lipsius 30 Time: 15:15 – 16:30 hrs Abstract  Turkish is a strict negative concord (NC) language. That is, it has n-words rather than … Continue reading

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