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: Kenyon Branan & Colin Davis

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

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March 13, 2018
  • Syntax Square: Michelle Yuan

    March 13, 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 3, 2018
  • Syntax Square: Carrie Spadine

    April 3, 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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