ComSyn started as discussion group about Comparative Syntax at Leiden University Center for Linguistics (LUCL). Now, it is primarily a series of lectures about (comparative) syntax. Speakers from all over the world are very welcome to present their work in an informal setting. ComSyn is the perfect place to present work in progress, do a mock defense, do dry runs for a conference or simply present a syntactic problem one would like to share with other people. If you have any suggestions, please contact one of the organisers, Hang Cheng, Elisabeth Kerr, and Astrid van Alem.
13 Feb – Carlos Muñoz Pérez
27 Feb – Loes Koring
12 Mar – Georg Höhn
26 Mar POSTPONED – Olaf Koeneman + Hedde Zeijlstra
9 April – Boban Arsenijevic
16 Apr POSTPONED to 18 JUN – Sjef Barbiers + Astrid van Alem
23 Apr – Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (combined with LUSH)
30 Apr – Zorica Puskar
14 May – Marcel den Dikken (Skype talk)
4 June – Nikos Angelopoulos
18 June – Sjef Barbiers + Astrid van Alem
All talks are now held on Skype (please join our mailing list for the link).
Author Archives: Cheng H.
Speaker: Zorica Puskar (ZAS) Title: Multiple Challenges of Multiple Agreement Date: Thursday 30 April Venue: Online (sign up for our mailing list for details) Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs Abstract In some languages where finite verbs morphologically index both subject (S) and object (O) … Continue reading
Speaker: Olaf Koeneman (Radboud University) and Hedde Zeijlstra ( Georg-August-University) Title: A new look at full, no and partial pro-drop Date: Thursday 26 March POSTPONED Venue: Wijkplaats 2/005 Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs (drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser) Abstract here
Speaker: Carlos Muñoz Pérez (PUCC) Joint work in progress with Matias Verdecchia (UBA) Title: Predicate doubling in Spanish: On how discourse may mimic syntactic copying Date: Thursday 13 February Venue: Wijkplaats 2/005 Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs (drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser) Abstract: 20200213-carlos-abstract
Speaker: Víctor Acedo-Matellán (Oxford University) Title: On verbal elasticity: the stative-eventive alternation in perception verbs in Germanic Date: Thursday 05 December Venue: Lipsius 2.28 Time: 15.45 (!)-17.00 hrs (drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser) Abstract: 20191205-Victor-abstract
Speaker: András Bárány (Leiden University) Title: Syntactic and typological aspects of a typological gap in ditransitive constructions Date: Thursday 7 November Venue: Lipsius 2.28 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs (drinks afterwards at Café de Keyser) Abstract Like (in)transitive constructions, ditransitive constructions can be characterised as showing different alignment … Continue reading
Speaker: Isabel Oltra-Massuet (Universitat Rovira i Virgili) Title: Theories of argument structure and syntactic priming in comprehension Date: Thursday 23 May Venue: Lipsius 2.35(!) Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs (drinks follow at Cafe de Keyzer) Abstract: Different theories of argument structure attribute different syntactic configurations to intransitives like … Continue reading
Speaker: Jenneke van der Wal (Leiden university) Title: Gender on n in Bantu DP structure: from root-derived nominals to locatives (a joint work with Zuzanna Fuchs) Date: Thursday 04 April Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/006 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs (drinks follow at … Continue reading
Speaker: Guido Vanden Wyngaerd (KU Leuven) Title: Phonology-Free Syntax Date: Thursday 21 March Venue: Van Eyckhof 2/006 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: The Principle of Phonology-Free Syntax (PPFS) states that “[i]n the grammar of a natural language, rules of syntax make … Continue reading
Speaker: Deniz Tat (Leiden University) Title: Can zero-derived nominals project an argument structure? Date: Thursday 25 October Venue: Van Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs drinks: Cafe de Keyzer Abstract: In this talk, I will revisit the claim that zero-derived nominals cannot … Continue reading
Speaker: Hedde Zeijlstra (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) Title: On Merge and Labeling Date:Thursday 20 September Venue: Van Eyckhof 3/002 Time: 15.15-16.30 hrs Abstract: Most approaches to labelling assume that Merge does not yield a label itself, and that therefore an additional labeling … Continue reading