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.

Fall 2016

September 19, 2016
  • Syntax Square: Norvin Richards

    September 19, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    In this talk I will demonstrate how Contiguity Theory can be used to derive Seth Cable’s generalizations about the conditions on pied-piping. We will see that the pied-piping facts for a given language track the availability of wh-in-situ, in an interesting and theoretically useful way.

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September 26, 2016
  • Syntax Square: Suzana Fong

    September 26, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Last resort and locality work conjointly to rule out sentences like (i) *John seems that cleaned the kitchen and (ii) *John saw him that cleaned the kitchen. These constructions seem to involve the movement of a DP (‘John’) out of a finite clause and from a Case position into another Case position. Though this is the correct result for a language like English, these sentences are actually attested in other languages. (i) is an instance of hyper-raising and it seems to be possible in Brazilian Portuguese, Lubukusu and Zulu. (ii) seems to be possible in Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Romanian…

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October 3, 2016
  • Syntax Square 32-D461 - Hisashi Morita

    October 3, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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October 17, 2016
  • Syntax Square 32-D461 - Nico Baier

    October 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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October 24, 2016
  • Syntax Square 32-D461 - Michelle Yuan

    October 24, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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November 21, 2016
  • Syntax Square 32-D461 - Isa Bayirli

    November 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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December 5, 2016
  • Syntax Square 32-D461 - Carrie Spadine

    December 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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