Category Archives: Linguistics

Thursday 10 December – Olaf Koeneman & Hedde Zijlstra

Speaker: Olaf Koeneman (Radboud University) & Hedde Zijlstra (Georg-August-University Göttingen) Title: Deriving pro drop in a non-paradigmatic way Date: Thursday 10 December Venue: Skype (contact us to get access to the meeting) Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs Abstract: Apart from incidental contexts in which Germanic … 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 12 November – Alexandra Vydrina

Speaker: Alexandra Vydrina (CNRS) Title: From addressee-oriented deixis to a reflexive: the case of the pronoun ì in Kakabe (Mande) Date: Thursday 12 November Venue: Skype (contact us to get access to the meeting) Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs Abstract It is not uncommon … 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 15 October – Melissa Farasyn

Speaker: Melissa Farasyn (Ghent) Title: Nature and origin of v>2 in the French Flemish dialects: archaisms and novelties in a split left periphery Date: Thursday 15 October Venue: Skype (contact us to get access to the meeting) Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs Abstract: In … 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 18 June – Sjef Barbiers and Astrid van Alem

Speaker: Sjef Barbiers and Astrid van Alem (Leiden) Title: Poor weak ‘t (it) and the syntax of pronominal clefts Date: Thursday 18 June Venue: Skype (contact us to get access to the meeting) Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs This paper … Continue reading

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Thursday 4 June – Nikos Angelopoulos

Speaker: Nikos Angelopoulos (CRISSP, KU Leuven) Title: Complementizers as probes Date: Thursday 4 June Venue: Online (sign up for our mailing list or contact one of the organizers to get access to the talk) Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs Abstract

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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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