The primary aim of LFRG is to give you an opportunity to have informal discussions of your own and other people’s ideas without having to worry about saying something wrong. Thus, practice talks and presentations of works in progress (or in regress) or papers that you find interesting are especially welcome.

The range of possible topics include semantics, syntax, their interface, and what not having a connection to either syntax or semantics. The idea is that a lot of research does not fit into the straight jacket of a narrow area – though it is by no means required to have any interdisciplinary interests to attend LFRG.

Meetings this semester are:

Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm in 32-D831 unless noted

There are basically four main kinds of meetings: 1) presentations of one’s own work, including in progress and in regress; 2) a genuine reading group meeting: everyone reads, or at least browses, some interesting paper, and we discuss it; 3) a tutorial-like meeting where the persons in charge tell everyone something about not so widely known things – like cool experimental techniques, math tools, new empirical results, etc., and then optionally people say what they think about that; and 4) brainstorming sessions: the persons in charge provide a topic and the necessary background, and the point is to generate some ideas about what one can do about the topic.

Meetings and changes in the schedule are announced here and by email to interested people. If you want to receive the email announcements, want to be in charge of a meeting, or have any other comments about the Syntax-Semantics Reading Group, email either Aron HirschDaniel Margulis or Paul Marty.

Claiming an LFRG slot is not scary at all – so don’t hesitate to do that!

Fall 2016

September 21, 2016
  • LFRG -- Daniel Margulis

    September 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D831

    Daniel Margulis will discuss Michael Wagner’s 2006 paper: “Association by movement: evidence from NPI-licensing”

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September 28, 2016
  • LFRG -- Kai von Fintel

    September 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D831

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October 5, 2016
  • LFRG -- Paul Marty

    October 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D831

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October 12, 2016
  • LFRG -- Itai Bassi

    October 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D831

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October 19, 2016
  • LFRG -- Naomi Francis

    October 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D831

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October 26, 2016
  • LFRG -- Frank Staniszewski

    October 26, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D831

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November 2, 2016
  • LFRG -- Peter Alrenga (Boston University)

    November 2, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D831

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November 9, 2016
  • LFRG -- Chris Baron

    November 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D831

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November 16, 2016
  • LFRG -- Milo Phillips-Brown

    November 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D831

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November 23, 2016
  • LFRG -- Keny Chatain

    November 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D831

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November 30, 2016
  • LFRG -- Verena Hehl

    November 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D831

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December 7, 2016
  • LFRG -- Mitya Privoznov

    December 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D831

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December 14, 2016
  • LFRG -- Aron Hirsch

    December 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D831

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