Archive for the 'Syntax Group' Category

Syntax Reading Group, 12/5 – Aron Hirsch

This week, Aron Hirsch will discuss joint work in progress with Uli Sauerland on sentential structure in collective conjunction. There is no reading for this week.
We meet Wednesdays 1-2pm in Linguistics room 117. All are welcome!

Syntax Reading Group, 11/28 – Junko Shimoyama on Bhatt and Dayal

This week, Junko Shimoyama will be leading a discussion on an under review manuscript by Rajesh Bhatt and Veneeta Dayal entitled “Polar Question Particles”, focusing in particular on implications for embedded root phenomena.
As usual, we meet Wednesday 1-2pm in Linguistics Room 117. All are welcome!

Syntax Reading Group, 11/7

This week, Mathieu Paillé will be presenting some data and a puzzle relating to his ongoing work on an expletive subject usage of Malay “-nya”. There is no reading for this week.
As usual, we will meet Wednesday 1-2pm in Linguistics room 117. All are welcome!

Syntax Reading Group, 10/31

This week, Matthew Schuurman (UQÀM) will be leading a discussion on coordination in Inuktitut. Suggested background reading is Chapter 2 of Zhang 2009.
As usual, we will meet Wednesday 1-2pm in Linguistics room 117.
Reference for reading:
Zhang, Niina Ning. Coordination in Syntax. Cambridge Studies in Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511770746.

Syntax reading group, 10/24

This week, Jason Borga will be giving a practice talk for the upcoming BUCLD. The title of the presentation is “Parallels Between the Acquisition of French Causatives and English Passives”, and it is joint work with William Snyder (UConn).
As usual, we are meeting Wed 1-2pm in Linguistics Room 117. All are welcome!

Syntax Reading Group, 10/17

At this week’s Syntax Reading Group meeting, Lisa Travis will be presenting some of her work investigating V(P)-movement within a feature-based movement typology. The following is some suggested background reading:
  • On local VP-movement: Pearson, M. (2000). Two types of VO languages. In The Derivation of VO and OV, pp. 327–363. (Sec. 2 in particular)
  • On A-type VP-movement: Massam, D. and Smallwood, C. (1997). Essential features of predication in English and Niuean. In Proceedings of NELS 27, pp 263–272.
  • On feature-based movement: Chapter 2 of Van Urk, C. (2015). A uniform syntax for phrasal movement: A case study of Dinka Bor. PhD thesis, MIT.
As usual, we will meet Wednesday 1-2pm in Linguistics Room 117. All are welcome!

Syntax Reading Group, 10/10

This week, the Syntax Reading Group will be discussing a recent paper in Language by Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine entitled “Extraction and Licensing in Toba Batak”. The paper can be found at this link: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/702689

As usual, we will be meeting Wednesday 1-2pm in Linguistics Room 117. All are welcome!

Syntax Group, 10/3

This week, Justin Royer will be presenting his work on Chuj noun classifiers in preparation for an upcoming presentation at NELS.

As usual, the Syntax reading group will meet Wednesday 1-2pm in room 117. All are welcome!

Syntax Group, 9/24

This week, the Syntax Group will be discussing a paper by Edith Aldridge entitled “Internally and externally headed relative clauses in Tagalog”, which can be found here: http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.175. The discussion will be led by Henrison Hsieh, who will also present some of his related work on relative clauses in this language.
We will be meeting Wed 9/26 from 1-2pm in Linguistics room 117. All are welcome to attend!

Syntax Group, 7/12

This semester, Syntax Group is organized by Henrison and Nico and will meet Wednesdays from 1–2pm in Linguistics Room 117. All are welcome to attend!

On 9/12 Nico will lead discussion of chapter 2 of Coppe van Urk’s dissertation, which is an overview of the A vs A-bar distinction. The full dissertation may be found here:

The current schedule for meetings this semester can be found here.

Syntax Reading Group, 01/5

In the upcoming Syntax Reading Group meeting, Michaela Socolof (via Skype) and Junko Shimoyama will be giving a practice talk for AFLA as follows: “On the distribution of Maori genitive relative construction“. The meeting with take place on Tuesday, May 1, 12:30-1:30pm in Room 117 (1085 Dr. Penfield).

Everyone is welcome!

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