Author Archives: Elisabeth Kerr

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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Thursday 29 October – Yining Nie

Speaker: Yining Nie (NYU) Title: Two ways of forming causatives and their implications for recursion Date: Thursday 29 October Venue: Skype (contact us to get access to the meeting) Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs Abstract: Syntactic approaches to the causative alternation disagree as to … Continue reading

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Thursday 8 October – András Bárány & Jenneke van der Wal

Speaker: András Bárány (Bielefeld/LUCL) and Jenneke van der Wal (LUCL) Title: We don’t Agree (only) upwards Date: Thursday 8 October Venue: Skype (contact us to get access to the meeting) Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs Abstract: Bjorkman and Zeijlstra (2019) … Continue reading

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Thursday 1 October – Maria Kouneli

The new ComSyn season is starting! Due to the coronavirus situation, all talks this season will be held online via Skype. Please sign up for the mailing list / contact the ComSyn organizers for links to the talk (note that … Continue reading

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Thursday 14 May – Marcel den Dikken

Speaker: Marcel den Dikken (Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences) Title: Unmatched and unparalleled: Voice mismatches in ellipsis — Analysis and theoretical implications Date: Thursday 14 May Venue: Online (sign up for our mailing list or contact one of the organizers … Continue reading

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ComSyn spring season: Talks postponed/online

Dear all, Following the latest advice of Leiden University and the Dutch government, the planned ComSyn talks for the spring season will not (all) go ahead in person. This applies at least for those scheduled up to 6th April, and … Continue reading

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Thursday 12 March – Georg Höhn

Speaker: Georg Höhn (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) Title: Demonstratives with participant readings Date: Thursday 12 March Venue: Wijkplaats 2/005 Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs (drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser) Abstract here

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Thursday 27 February – Loes Koring

Speaker: Loes Koring (Leiden) Title: Disjointness in Child Language Date:  Thursday 27 February Venue: Wijkplaats 2/005 Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs (drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser) Abstract:  A word like ‘somebody’ introduces a novel referent to the discourse. Adult speakers of English … Continue reading

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