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 Danfeng or Nick.

Fall 2017

September 12, 2017
  • Syntax Square: Danfeng Wu (MIT)

    September 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32D-461

    Title: Ellipsis As A Diagnosis Of Movements In The Expletive There and It Sentences

    Abstract:
    In this talk, I present an argument from ellipsis that there and it are initially merged within vP or lower in the structure. I adopt Takahashi and Fox’s (2005) proposals concerning MaxElide and parallelism and Hartman’s (2011) extension of their proposal. Hartman attributes the contrast between TP-ellipsis and VP-ellipsis of (1) to an interaction between A-movement of the subject and wh-movement.

    (1) John will buy something, but I don’t know what (*he will).

    Building on his analysis, I…

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September 19, 2017
  • Syntax Square: Elise Newman (MIT)

    September 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32D-461

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October 17, 2017
  • Syntax Square: Carrie Spadine (MIT)

    October 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32D-461

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October 24, 2017
  • Syntax Square: Sherry Yong Chen (MIT)

    October 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D461

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October 31, 2017
  • Syntax Square: Rafael Abramovitz (MIT)

    October 31, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D461

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November 7, 2017
  • Syntax Square: Andrew Peters (U of T)

    November 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D461

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November 14, 2017
  • Syntax Square: Michelle Yuan (MIT)

    November 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D461

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November 21, 2017
  • Syntax Square: Stanislao Zompì (MIT)

    November 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D461

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November 28, 2017
  • Syntax Square: Elise Newman (MIT)

    November 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D461

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December 5, 2017
  • Syntax Square: Colin Davis (MIT)

    December 5, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D461

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December 12, 2017
  • Syntax Square: Mitya Privoznov (MIT)

    December 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    32-D461

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