Category Archives: Linguistics

Thu 14 March – Kyle Jerro

Speaker: Kyle Jerro (University of Essex)Title: Discourse sensitivity in argument realizationDate: Thu 14 MarchLocation: Lipsius 1.28Time: 16.15 – 17.30 Since at least Davidson (1967), semanticists have debated the relationship between a verbal predicate and its associated participants and, specifically, how participants of an event are … Continue reading

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Thu 29 Feb – Malte Koot

Speaker: Malte Koot (LUCL)Title: The internal and external syntax of genoeg (‘enough’)Date: Thu 29 FebruaryLocation: Lipsius 1.28Time: 16.15 – 17.30 It has been known since Barbiers (2001) that genoeg (‘enough’) can turn predicate adverbials into sentence adverbials. When genoeg occurs in a sentence adverb, it is syntactically obligatory, but makes little … 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 21 Dec – Thom Westveer

Speaker: Thom Westveer (UvA)Title: Partitive constructions meet gender agreement: Gender agreement mismatches in French and German partitivesDate: Thu 21 DecLocation: Lipsius 2.17Time: 16:15-17:30 In languages with overt gender agreement morphology, partitive constructions involving human referents may give rise to mixed … Continue reading

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Thu 14 Dec – Elise Newman

Speaker: Elise Newman (MIT)Title: When wh-phrases are their own intervenersDate: Thu 14 DecLocation: Zoom & Lipsius 2.17Time: 16:15-17:30 Much work on syntactic locality has shown that processes like wh-movement are subject to several kinds of locality restrictions. In addition to … Continue reading

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Thu 7 Dec – Danfeng Wu

Speaker: Danfeng Wu (University of Oxford)Title: Allomorphy of ‘One’ and ‘Two’ in Mandarin ChineseDate: Thu 7 DecLocation: Zoom & Lipsius 2.17Time: 16:15-17:30 In many languages numerals may appear in different forms depending on the context, which Greenberg (1978) called the … Continue reading

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Thu 9 Nov – Luciana Sanchez Mendes

Speaker: Luciana Sanchez Mendes (Universidade Federal Fluminense, CNPq, Faperj) and Ana Clara Polakof (Universidad de la República, SNI) Title: Expressive interpretation of exclamative indefinites in Brazilian Portuguese and Rioplatense Spanish Date: Thu 9 Nov Location: Lipsius 2.17 Time: 16:15–17:30 The focus of this … 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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Thu 28 Sep – Sjef Barbiers & Irina Morozova

Speakers:  Sjef Barbiers & Irina Morozova (LUCL) Title: How and why ONE is different Date: Thu 28 Sep Location: Lipsius 2.17 Time: 16:15–17:30 ONE has been regarded as different from the other cardinals by Borer (2005), Barbiers (2005), (2007), Her & Lai … Continue reading

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ComSyn: Fall/Winter 2023

We’re looking forward to a varied programme of ComSyn talks in the upcoming season, running from September to December. All talks will be held at the usual timeslot of Thursdays, 16:15-17:30 CET. Here’s the list of speakers and dates: Speaker(s) Date … Continue reading

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