Category Archives: Linguistics

Thursday 2 June – Prerna Nadathur

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

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Thursday 19 May – Giuseppe Rugna

Speakers: Giuseppe Rugna (University of Florence/LUCL) Title: The morphosyntax of wh-paradigms and wh-copying Date: Thursday 19 May Venue: Lipsius 123 [note room change] Time: 15.00 – 16.15 hrs [note time change] Abstract This talk addresses the question of how grammars can … Continue reading

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Thursday 12 May – Jutta Hartmann

Speakers: Jutta Hartmann (University of Bielefeld) Title: Syntax-Information-Structure Interaction: Data and analysis Date: Thursday 12 May Venue: Online (join our mailing list to receive link) / watch on campus in Lipsius 121 Time: 16.15 – 17.30 hrs Abstract In this talk, … Continue reading

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Thursday 28 April – Justin Case

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

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Thursday 21 April – Kristel Doreleijers & Marjo van Koppen

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

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Thursday 10 March – Matthijs Westera

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

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ComSyn: Spring 2022

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

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Thursday 9 Dec – Michael Diercks

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

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Thursday 11 Nov – Halima Husić

Speaker: Halima Husić (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) Title: Individuation and Countability of Event Nominals Date: Thursday 11 November Venue: Lipsius 207 Time: 16.15 – 17.30 hrs Abstract: Derived nominals which carry an eventive meaning have been thoroughly discussed in syntax and semantics with … Continue reading

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Friday 5 Nov – Ur Shlonsky

This Friday there will be an extra in-person ComSyn Talk by Ur Shlonsky (University of Geneva): Speaker: Ur Shlonsky (University of Geneva) Title: Focus preposing and its role in Bantu inversion, inverted copular sentences and contrastive ellipsis Date: Friday 5 … Continue reading

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