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 Mondays 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 Colin Davis or Justin Colley.

Spring 2017

February 14, 2017
  • Syntax Square: Colin Davis

    February 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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February 28, 2017
  • Syntax Square: Abdul-Razak Sulemana

    February 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Title: Q-particles and the nature of Covert movement: evidence from Bùlì

    It is a well known fact that wh-questions in many languages may contain an in-situ wh-phrase. The nature of this wh-phrase, however, has been a contentious issue in the literature. While some have argued that the in-situ wh-phrase undergoes covert movement at LF (Aoun, Hornstein, and Sportiche, 1981; Huang, 1982; Nishigauchi, 1990; Pesetsky, 2000, Richards, 1997; 2000; Nissenbaum, 2000; Cable, 2007; 2010; Kotek, 2014; 2016), others have argued against this view (Watanabe 1992; Chomsky 1995; Reinhart 1998). A well-known puzzle for proponents of covert movement are the apparent differences in island-sensitivity between overt and covert movement — leading Huang (1982), for…

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March 7, 2017
  • Syntax Square: Snejana Iovtcheva

    March 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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