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 welcome to present their work in an informal setting. ComSyn is the perfect place to present work in progress, do a mock defense or a dry run for a conference, or simply present a syntactic problem one would like to share with other linguists. If you have any suggestions, please contact one of the organizers—Elisabeth Kerr and Maarten Bogaards.
10 Mar | Matthijs Westera (LUCL)
31 Mar | Balthasar Bickel (University of Zurich)[POSTPONED]
21 Apr | Kristel Doreleijers (Tilburg University)
28 Apr | Justin Case (University of Ottawa/LUCL)
12 May | Jutta Hartmann (Bielefeld University)
19 May | Giuseppe Rugna (University of Florence/LUCL)
2 June | Prerna Nadathur (University of Konstanz)
In person talks are in Lipsius 121 (except for 19 May in Lipsius 123); online talks are on Zoom (please join our mailing list for the links).
Author Archives: Bogaards M.P.M.
Speaker: Prerna Nadathur (Universität Konstanz) (Joint work with Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Title: Modeling progress: event types, causal models, and the imperfective paradox Date: Thursday 2 June Venue: Online (join our mailing list to receive link) Time: 16.15 … Continue reading
Speakers: Justin Case (University of Ottawa/LUCL) Title: Constructing the Siona nominal from the bottom up: a Minimalist perspective Date: Thursday 28 April Venue: Lipsius 121 Time: 16.15 – 17.30 hrs Abstract This talk focuses on the Ecuadorian variety of Siona, a Tukanoan … Continue reading
Speakers: Kristel Doreleijers (Tilburg University/Meertens Institute) & Marjo van Koppen (Utrecht University/Meertens Institute) Title: ‘New’ dialect grammar across borders: Brabantish hyperdialectisms at the interface of sociolinguistic enregisterment and focus marking Date: Thursday 21 April Venue: Lipsius 121 Time: 16.15 – 17.30 … Continue reading
Speaker: Matthijs Westera (LUCL) Title: What are questions? An English-centered, pragmatics & prosody-based perspective Date: Thursday 10 March Venue: Lipsius 121 Time: 16.15 – 17.30 hrs Abstract What are questions? What are the meanings of interrogative sentences, such that speakers can … Continue reading
The new season of ComSyn will run from March through June. Talks will be on the same day and time as the previous season: Thursdays, 16:15-17:30 CET. All talks will be in Lipsius 121, aside from 19 May in Lipsius … Continue reading
Speaker: Michael Diercks (Pomona College) Title: Building Bridges: Developmental Minimalist Syntax Date: Thursday 9 December Venue: Online (get the Zoom-link through the Mailing List) Time: 16.15 – 17.30 hrs Abstract By many measures, the generative grammar project in its current iteration … Continue reading