Category Archives: Linguistics

ComSyn Autumn/Winter 2021

As covid restrictions are slowly but steadily lifting, we’re delighted to announce that the new ComSyn season will feature a blend of online and in-person talks — the latter with drinks afterwards! Talks will be on the same day as … Continue reading

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Thursday 17 June — Zhaole Yang & Hang Cheng

Speaker: Zhaole Yang & Hang Cheng (Leiden University) Title: On Mandarin propositional assertion sentences with shì and de Date: Thursday 17 June Venue: Skype (contact us to get access to the meeting) Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs Abstract: In Mandarin, a number of different constructions surface with … Continue reading

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Thursday 3 June – Fabienne Martin

Speaker: Fabienne Martin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) Title: Requiem for a Theme Date: Thursday 3 June Venue: Skype (contact us to get access to the meeting) Time: 15:15-16:30   Abstract: Conjugation classes in Romance and beyond are typically seen as not contributing anything deterministic to the syntax … Continue reading

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Thursday May 20 – Martina Wiltschko

Speaker: Martina Wiltschko (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) Title: The grammar of knowing: A lesson from cross-linguistic patterns for markedness Date: Thursday 20 May Venue: Skype (contact us to get access to the meeting) Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs Abstract: In this talk, I present evidence … Continue reading

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Thursday March 18 – Zoë Belk, Ad Neeleman & Joy Philip

Speaker: Zoë Belk, Ad Neeleman and Joy Philip (UCL) Title: What divides, and what unites, right-node raising Date: Thursday 18 March Venue: Skype (contact us to get access to the meeting) Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs Abstract: We argue, following Barros and Vicente … Continue reading

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Thursday 4 March – Thomas McFadden & Sandhya Sundaresan

Speaker: Thomas McFadden (ZAS, Berlin) & Sandhya Sundaresan (U. of Göttingen) Title: Unifying species of C-agreement Date: Thursday 4 March Venue: Skype (contact us to get access to the meeting) Time: 15.15 – 16.30 hrs Abstract In this talk, we will undertake one … Continue reading

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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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