Author Archives: Elisabeth Kerr

Thursday 19 May – Giuseppe Rugna

Speakers: Giuseppe Rugna (University of Florence/LUCL) Title: The morphosyntax of wh-paradigms and wh-copying Date: Thursday 19 May Venue: Lipsius 123 [note room change] Time: 15.00 – 16.15 hrs [note time change] Abstract This talk addresses the question of how grammars can … Continue reading

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Thursday 12 May – Jutta Hartmann

Speakers: Jutta Hartmann (University of Bielefeld) Title: Syntax-Information-Structure Interaction: Data and analysis Date: Thursday 12 May Venue: Online (join our mailing list to receive link) / watch on campus in Lipsius 121 Time: 16.15 – 17.30 hrs Abstract In this talk, … Continue reading

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Thursday 11 Nov – Halima Husić

Speaker: Halima Husić (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) Title: Individuation and Countability of Event Nominals Date: Thursday 11 November Venue: Lipsius 207 Time: 16.15 – 17.30 hrs Abstract: Derived nominals which carry an eventive meaning have been thoroughly discussed in syntax and semantics with … Continue reading

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Friday 5 Nov – Ur Shlonsky

This Friday there will be an extra in-person ComSyn Talk by Ur Shlonsky (University of Geneva): Speaker: Ur Shlonsky (University of Geneva) Title: Focus preposing and its role in Bantu inversion, inverted copular sentences and contrastive ellipsis Date: Friday 5 … Continue reading

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Thursday 28 Oct – Marjo van Koppen

Speaker: Marjo van Koppen (Utrecht University/UiL-OTS and Meertens Institute) Title: Negation in the work of De Ruyter and Hooft: Negation in 17th century Dutch intra-speaker variation Date: Thursday 28 October Venue: Lipsius 207 Time: 16.15 – 17.30 hrs Abstract: The … Continue reading

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Thursday 14 October – Matthew Tyler

Speaker: Matthew Tyler (University of Cambridge) Title: Switch-reference and big PRO Date: Thursday 14 October Venue: Online talk (join mailing list for link / watch at Lipsius 207) Time: 16.15 – 17.30 hrs Abstract: Switch-reference (SR) refers to the phenomenon … Continue reading

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Thursday 30 September – James Baker

Speaker: James Baker (Leiden University) Title: Parametric Comparison in the Clausal Domain Date: Thursday 30 September Venue: Lipsius 207 Time: 16.15 – 17.30 hrs (new start time!) Abstract: This talk is about the Parametric Comparison Method (PCM), which was initially … Continue reading

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ComSyn Autumn/Winter 2021

As covid restrictions are slowly but steadily lifting, we’re delighted to announce that the new ComSyn season will feature a blend of online and in-person talks — the latter with drinks afterwards! Talks will be on the same day as … Continue reading

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Thursday 4 March – Thomas McFadden & Sandhya Sundaresan

Speaker: Thomas McFadden (ZAS, Berlin) & Sandhya Sundaresan (U. of Göttingen) Title: Unifying species of C-agreement Date: Thursday 4 March Venue: Skype (contact us to get access to the meeting) Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs Abstract In this talk, we will undertake one … Continue reading

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Thursday 26 November – Richard Stockwell

Speaker: Richard Stockwell (Oxford University) Title: Contrast and Verb Phrase Ellipsis: Triviality, Symmetry, and Competition Date: Thursday 26 November Venue: Skype (contact us to get access to the meeting) Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs Abstract This talk, based on my recent UCLA dissertation, argues … Continue reading

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