Category Archives: Linguistics

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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Thursday 4 October – Jan Casalicchio

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

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Thursday 20 September – Hedde Zeijlstra

Speaker: Hedde Zeijlstra (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) Title: On Merge and Labeling Date:Thursday 20 September Venue: Van Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: Most approaches to labelling assume that Merge does not yield a label itself, and that therefore an additional labeling … Continue reading

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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 and Güliz Günes

Speaker: Anikó Lipták (Leiden University) and Güliz Günes (Leiden University) (joint work with Jason Merchant) Title: Dutch P-stranding under sluicing Date: Thursday 7 June Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/003 Time: 11.15-12.30 hrs Abstract: This talk provides an explanation for the surprising … Continue reading

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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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