Syntax Square

Syntax Square exists to facilitate the presentation or discussion of anything relating to syntax. Formal presentations are welcome, but not necessary. If there’s a bit of syntax you want to have a discussion about, sign up.

Syntax square will be meeting this semester on Tuesdays from 1-2pm in room 32-D461. If you would like to lead a discussion or give an informal presentation of your work, please contact Suzana, Stanislao, or Mitya.

Spring 2018

February 6, 2018
  • Syntax Square: Danfeng Wu

    February 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D461

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February 13, 2018
  • Syntax Square: Emily Clem

    February 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D461

    The mechanisms underlying ergative case assignment have long been debated, with two main view emerging in the literature: 1) ergative is an inherent case assigned by a transitive v to an agent, 2) ergative is a dependent case assigned to a DP that c-commands another DP within a case domain. In this talk, I present novel data from Amahuaca (Panoan; Peru), in which ergative case is sensitive to the position of the transitive subject. The interaction of movement and morphological case assignment in Amahuaca cannot easily be captured by current inherent or dependent case theories. Ergative is not assigned in a…

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March 6, 2018
  • Syntax Square: Colin Davis

    March 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D461

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March 20, 2018
  • Syntax Square: Abdul-Razak Sulemana

    March 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D461

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April 10, 2018
  • Syntax Square: Sze-Wing Tang

    April 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D461

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April 24, 2018
  • Syntax Square: Ryosuke Shibagaki

    April 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D461

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May 1, 2018
  • Syntax Square: Tanya Bondarenko & Colin Davis

    May 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D461

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May 8, 2018
  • Syntax Square: Carrie Spadine

    May 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D461

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May 15, 2018
  • Syntax Square: Suzana Fong

    May 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D461

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