Category Archives: Linguistics

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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Thursday 9 March – Ora Matushansky

Speaker: Ora Matushansky (CNRS) Title: Matching locatives with places Date: Thursday 9 March Venue: Lipsius 30 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs   Abstract An extremely robust but previously unnoticed cross-linguistic generalization is that the distribution of locative cases is frequently restricted to … Continue reading

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Thursday 23 February – Güliz Güneş & Aslı Göksel

Speaker: Güliz Güneş (Leiden University) & Aslı Göksel (Boğaziçi University) Title: Phonology of Agreement: optional double agreement and optional resizing of phonological words in Turkish Date: Thursday 23 February Time: 15.15-16.30 Venue: Lipsius 30 Abstract: THE ISSUE: Stress in Turkish … Continue reading

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Thursday 9 February – Seid Tvica

Speaker: Seid Tvica (UvA) Title: The Rich Agreement Hypothesis beyond Indo-European Date: Thursday 9 February Venue: Lipsius 30 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs It is well-established in the literature that many Germanic and Romance languages differ in the placement of adverbs, appearing either before … Continue reading

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Wednesday 14 December – Vera Gribanova

Speaker: Vera Gribanova (Stanford University) Title: On head movement and the verbal identity condition in ellipsis Date: Wednesday 14 December Venue: Matthias de Vrieshof 2/001 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs In this talk I present recent developments in our understanding of the mechanisms … Continue reading

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