Category Archives: Linguistics

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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Thursday 8 December – Metin Bağrıaçık‎

Speaker: Metin Bağrıaçık (Ghent University) Title: Relative Clauses in Asia Minor Greek Date: Thursday 8 December Venue: Matthias de Vrieshof 4/012 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs In this talk I will provide a synchronic and a diachronic account of the micro-variation in headed … Continue reading

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Thursday 10 November – Lieven Danckaert

Speaker: Lieven Danckaert (CNRS/Université de Lille 3) Title: The syntax-prosody mapping in a dead language, the case of Late Latin BE-periphrases Date: Thursday 10 November Venue: Matthias de Vrieshof 4/012 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs In this talk I will be concerned with … Continue reading

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Thursday 27 October – Olaf Koeneman

Speaker: Olaf Koeneman (Radboud University) Joint work with: Hedde Zeijlstra (University of Göttingen) Title: The Rich Agreement Hypothesis: a language universal? Date: Thursday 27 October Venue: Lipsius 235C Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs     Abstract After its initial success, the hypothesis … Continue reading

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Thursday 20 October – Sjef Barbiers

Speaker: Sjef Barbiers (Leiden University) Title: Restructuring Bridges Date: Thursday 20 October Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/005 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs     Abstract In the sentences in (1a,b) the MoodSpeechAct adverb eerlijk gezegd/honestly is surfacing in the embedded clause but must … Continue reading

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Thursday 29 September – Probal Dasgupta

Speaker: Probal Dasgupta (Indian Statistical Institute) Title:  Arbitrariness at the agreement-classifier boundary Date: Thursday 29 September Time: 15.15-16.30 Venue: Lipsius 235C Abstract: Classifiers may initially strike an agr[eement] language speaker as expressing Number plus obscure content. Once we put Gender in the picture, however, new … Continue reading

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