Author Archives: Elisabeth Kerr

Monday 16 December – Kyle Johnson

Speaker: Kyle Johnson (UMass) Title: Rehabilitating Reinhart and Reuland Date: Monday 16 December Venue: Lipsius 2.35 (!) Time: 15.15 – 17.00 hrs (drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser) Abstract: One of the several innovations to Reinhart and Reuland’s binding theory is the idea that reflexives … Continue reading

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Thursday 21 November – Elisabeth Kerr

Speaker: Elisabeth Kerr (Leiden University) Title: Clefts in Tunen: A biclausal account Date: Thursday 21 November Venue: Lipsius 2.28 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs (drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser) Abstract here

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Thursday 24th October – Allen Asiimwe & Jenneke van der Wal

Speaker: Allen Asiimwe (Makerere/Leiden) & Jenneke van der Wal (Leiden) Title: Rukiga augments are like Greek Date: Thursday 24 October Venue: Lipsius 2.28 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs (drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser) Abstract Rukiga, a Bantu language spoken in Uganda, has augments not just … Continue reading

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Thursday 7 March – Gurmeet Kaur

Speaker: Gurmeet Kaur (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) Title: Not all imperatives have a Jussive head- Insights from allocutive imperatives Date: Thursday 7 March Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/006 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: According to the syntactic-pragmatic approach to imperatives, all imperatives contain a dedicated … Continue reading

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Thursday 21 February – Katharina Hartmann

Speaker: Katharina Hartmann (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) Title: The interpretation of syntactic focus variation Date: Thursday 21 February Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/006 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: In many West-African languages, non-subject focus in questions and answers is expressed in two … Continue reading

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