Category Archives: Linguistics

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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Thursday 12 October – Cora Pots

Speaker: Cora Pots (KU Leuven) Title: Te wel of niet (te) hoeven (te) plaatsen: Variation in te-placement in Dutch non-finite verb clusters Date: Thursday 12 October Venue: Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: The morphosyntactic variation in Dutch finite verb clusters has been studied extensively (Barbiers … Continue reading

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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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