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MIT Linguistics: Department of Linguistics & Philosophy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Syntax Square
Fall 2014

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 Ruth Brillman and Miriam Nussbaum.

September 9:

Nicholas Longenbaugh
On the approximate parity of Niuean arguments: a case study in copy-raising

September 16:

Coppe van Urk (MIT)
Why Dutch is like Salish: On the nature of the EPP

September 30:

Ted Levin
Toward a unified analysis of antipassive and pseudo noun incorporation constructions

October 14:

Heidi Klockmann (Utrecht University)
Case alternations and case hierarchies: A view from numerals and negation

October 21:

Kenyon Branan (MIT)
A long distance subject/object extraction
Date/Time: Thursday, October 21, 12:30-1:45pm
Location: 32-D461

November 14:

Rebecca Woods (University of York/UMass Amherst)
Embedded Inverted Interrogatives as Embedded Speech Acts