Author Archives: Bogaards M.P.M.

Thu 11 July – POSTPONED

It has been brought to our attention that the talk planned for Thursday 11 July—by Jesús Olguín Martinez—has come to overlap with the farewell event for our Grant Officer (announced last Tuesday). Since many of us will want to be … Continue reading

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Mon 8 July – Yu-Yin Hsu

Speaker: Yu-Yin Hsu 許又尹 (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)Title: Interaction of syntax and information structure: Focus-driven T-to-C movement of modal auxiliaries in Mandarin ChineseDate: Mon 8 July (note day change)Location: Lipsius 1.33Zoom: Link / Meeting ID: 626 6867 6455 / … Continue reading

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Fri 21 June – Bridget Copley

Speaker: Bridget Copley (SFL – CNRS/Paris 8)Title: Causal theory as the “B side” of modal theory: The English progressive as case studyDate: Fri 21 June (note day change)Location: Lipsius 1.31 (note room change)Zoom: Link / Meeting ID: 651 0051 9185 / … Continue reading

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Thu 6 June – CANCELED

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to cancel the ComSyn talk by Marcel den Dikken, scheduled for 6 June. Jesús Olguín Martinez’ talk on 11 July will be a Zoom talk rather than an in-person talk. The rest of the … Continue reading

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Thu 16 May – Jens Fleischhauer

Speaker: Jens Fleischhauer (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)Title: ‘My mother’, ‘Your father’: Suppletive kinship terms in African languagesDate: Thu 16 MayLocation: Lipsius 1.33Zoom: Link / Meeting ID: 619 5663 5565 / Passcode: W$3VScD%Time: 16:15 – 17:30 Many languages exhibit a high … Continue reading

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Thu 18 Apr – Karen De Clercq

Speaker: Karen De Clercq (CNRS/LLF/Université Paris Cité)Title: The internal structure of sentential negation: A view from suppletionDate: Thu 18 AprilLocation: Lipsius 1.33Time: 16.15 – 17.30 There are four different ways in which TAM-morphology and sentential negators (SNs) may interact, summarised in (1). (1) Type A … Continue reading

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Final program: One more bonus talk!

There’s one final addition to the program: Bridget Copley will give a talk on Friday 21 June, 16:30-17:45 in Lipsius 1.31 (note day, time and room changes). This is directly following the final class of the LOT school. Furthermore, George … Continue reading

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Changes to program: Two bonus talks!

We have a few last-minute changes to the program to announce: Two extra talks and two talks which will be on another date. First, we’re happy to announce two additional ComSyn talks this semester, by Marcel den Dikken (6 June) … Continue reading

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ComSyn: Spring/Summer 2024

With the new semester quickly approaching, we’re delighted to announce the program for the upcoming season of ComSyn talks. The timeslot remains Thursdays, 16:15-17:30 (CET). The first two talks are in Lipsius 1.28, the remaining six are in Lipsius 1.33. … Continue reading

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Thu 12 Oct – Mieke Slim

Speaker:  Mieke Slim (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) Title: Are all, every and each all the same? The trajectory of universality in the development of English universal quantifiers Date: Thu 12 Oct Location: Lipsius 2.17 Time: 16:15–17:30 Most languages have multiple universal quantifiers, like … Continue reading

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