Category Archives: Linguistics

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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Thursday 15 September – Pavel Rudnev

Speaker: Pavel Rudnev (University of Groningen) Title: PPI-disjunctions in Russian Date: Thursday 15 September Time: 15.15-16.30 Venue: Lipsius 235C Abstract:  We know since at least Szabolcsi (2002) that disjunction markers in certain languages display remarkable similarities with some in English, similarities attributable to both groups of … Continue reading

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Comparative Syntax Meetings resume!

Our meeting resume after the summer break! We are happy to announce our preliminary schedule: 15-9 Pavel Rudnev 29-9 Probal Dasgupta 13-10  TBA 27-10 Olaf Koeneman 10-11  TBA 24-11 Alexandra Rehn (8-12)  (TBA) 14-12 Vera Gribanova

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Thursday 2 June – Jakub Dotlačil

Speaker:  Jakub Dotlačil (University of Groningen) Title: Intermediate traces in mind Date: Thursday 2 June Time: 15.15-16.30 Venue: Eyckhof 2-003 Abstract: Since Chomsky (1973), it has been argued extensively in syntactic research that movement spanning two or more clauses proceeds in successive cycles. Furthermore, it … Continue reading

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Tuesday 17 May – Maria del Carmen Parafita Couto

NB. Different day, different room Speaker: Maria del Carmen Parafita Couto*  (Leiden University) Title: Ungrammatical configuration: experimental evidence from code-switching Date: Tuesday 17 May Venue: Van Eyckhof 1/003C Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs  *Joint work with Luis López (University of Illinois at … Continue reading

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Thursday 21 April – Deniz Tat

Speaker:  Deniz Tat (Leiden Institute for Area Studies) Title: Acategorial Roots in an Agglutinating Language Date: Thursday 21 April Time: 15.15-16.30 Venue: Eyckhof 2-003 Abstract: One of the main claims of Distributed Morphology (DM) is that word formation occurs in syntax (Halle and Marantz 1993). … Continue reading

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Thursday 7 April- Heidi Klockmann

Speaker: Heidi Klockmann (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS) Title: The syntax of quantificational elements:drawing on insights from the distribution of features in the DP Date: Thursday April 7                       Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/003 Time: 15:15 – 16:30 hrs Abstract  In this … Continue reading

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Thursday 24 March – Enoch Aboh

Speaker: Enoch Aboh (University of Amsterdam) Title: Back to D Date: Thursday 24 March Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/003 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract In this paper, I return to a debate I had at a distance with Zeljko Bošković in the … Continue reading

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Thursday 10 March – Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai

Speaker: Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai Title: Operator Binding and the Syntax of Analyticity Date: Thursday 10 March Time: 15.15-16.30 Venue: Eyckhof 2-003 Abstract:  In this talk, we entertain the possibility that peripheral features play a crucial role in the formation of the … Continue reading

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