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Rethinking Comparative Syntax (ReCoS)

Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Studying at Cambridge

 

Publications

Published

2016

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts (2016a). Parameter typology from a diachronic perspective: the case of Conditional Inversion. In: E. Bidese, F. Cognola & M. Moroni (eds). Theoretical Approaches to Linguistic Variation. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 259-291.

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts (2016b). Parameter setting. In: A. Ledgeway & I. Roberts (eds). The Cambridge Handbook of Historical Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 134-162.

Höhn, Georg F.K. 2016. Unagreement is an Illusion. Apparent person mismatches and nominal structure. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 34, Issue 2, 543–592.

Holmberg, Anders. 2016. Norse against Old English: 20-0. Language Dynamics and Change 6: 21-23.

Holmberg, Anders. 2016. Review of Diagnosing syntax, ed. by Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng and Norbert Corver. Language 92: (4pp).

Sheehan, Michelle and Jenneke van der Wal. 2016. Do we need abstract Case? In Kim, Kyeong-min et al. (eds), Proceedings of the 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, 351-360. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Sheehan, M. 2016a. Complex predicates. In A. Ledgeway & M. Maiden (eds.), The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages, 981-993. OUP.

Sheehan, Michelle. 2016 b. Subjects, null subjects and expletives in Romance. S. Fischer & S. Gabriel  (eds.) Manuals of Romance Linguistics (MRL): Grammatical Interfaces.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2016. Diagnosing focus. Studies in Language 40(2), 259-301.

2015

Bárány, András. 2015. Inverse Agreement and Hungarian verb paradigms. In É. Kiss, Katalin, Balázs Surányi and Éva Dékány (eds.), Approaches to Hungarian. Volume 14: Papers from the Piliscsaba Conference. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 37–64. Pre-publication draft on lingbuzz.

Bárány, András. 2015. Hungarian Object Agreement with Personal Pronouns. In: Steindl, Ulrike et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. 208–217. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts. 2015. The Clausal Hierarchy, Features and Parameters. In U. Shlonsky (ed) Beyond Functional Sequence: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 10. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 295-313

Biberauer, T. & G. Walkden. 2015. Introduction: Changing views of syntactic change. In: T. Biberauer & G. Walkden (eds.). Syntax over time: lexical, morphological, and information-structural interactions. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1-13.

Biberauer, Theresa and George Walkden (eds.). 2015. Syntax over Time: Lexical, Morphological, and Information-structural Interactions. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Biberauer, Theresa and Ian Roberts. 2015. Rethinking formal hierarchies: a proposed unification. In: J. Chancharu, X. Hu & M. Mitrović (eds.). Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics 7: 1-31.

Biberauer, T. 2015. Nie sommer nie: sociohistorical and formal comparative considerations in the rise and maintenance of the modern Afrikaans negation system. In: T. Biberauer & J. Oosthuizen (eds).  Studies opgedra aan Hans den Besten: Suider-Afrikaanse perspektiewe/Studies dedicated to Hans den Besten: Southern African perspectives. Stellenbosch: Sunmedia, 129-175.

Holmberg, Anders. 2015. The syntax of yes and no. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Holmberg, Anders and  On-Usa Phimsawat. 2015.  Generic pronouns and phi-features. Proceedings from the Second Asian and European Linguistic conference. Newcastle Working Papers in Linguistics 21,2.  http://www.ncl.ac.uk/linguistics/research/workingpapers/Volume21.2.htm

Höhn, Georg. 2015. Demonstratives and personal pronouns. In Brown, J.M.M. & András Bárány (eds.). Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics (COPiL) Volume 8: Proceedings of `Interactions between syntax and semantics across frameworks', 84-105. Cambridge: University of Cambridge, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics.

Marten, Lutz and Jenneke van der Wal. 2015. A typology of Bantu subject inversion. Linguistic Variation 14(2), 318-368.

Sheehan, M. 2015a. Case. Ergative languages. In A. Fábregas, J. Mateu & M. Putnam (eds.), Contemporary Linguistic Parameters, Bloomsbury.

Sheehan, M. 2015b. Review of Coon, Jessica. (2013) Aspects of Split Ergativity. New York: Oxford University Press. Linguistic Variation 15 (2): 299-306. 

Van der Wal, Jenneke and Jacky Maniacky. 2015. How ‘person’ got into focus. Linguistics 53(1), 1-52.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2015. Information structure, (inter)subjectivity and objectification. Journal of Linguistics 14(2), 425-464.

Van der Wal, Jenneke and Tonjes Veenstra. 2015. The long and short of verb alternations in Mauritian Creole and Bantu languages. Folia Linguistica 49(1), 85-116.

Marten, Lutz and Jenneke van der Wal. 2015. A typology of Bantu subject inversion. Linguistic Variation 14(2), 318-368.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. Bantu Syntax. Oxford Handbooks Online.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2015. A note on the (non-existing) passive in Matengo. Linguistique et Langues Africaines 1: 81-98.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. 2015. Evidence for abstract Case in Bantu. Lingua 165, 109-132.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. Bantu object clitics as defective goals. Revue Roumaine de Linguistique LX (2-3), 277-296.

Wolfe, Sam. 2015. "Microparametric Variation in Old Italo-Romance Syntax? The View from Old Sicilian and Old Sardinian". In E. O. Aboh, J. C. Schaeffer and P. Sleeman (eds.) Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2013: Selected Papers from Going Romance Amsterdam 2013. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 51-66.

Wolfe, Sam. 2015. "Medieval Sardinian: New Evidence for Syntactic Change from Latin to Romance. In D. T. T. Haug (ed.) Historical Linguistics 2013: Selected papers from the 21st International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Oslo, 5-9 August 2013, Oslo. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 303-324.

Wolfe, Sam. 2015. "Verb Initial Orders in Medieval Romance. A Comparative Perspective". Revue roumaine de linguistique LX (2-3 Special Issue on Syntactic Variation), 147-172.

Wolfe, Sam. 2015. "The nature of Old Spanish Verb Second Reconsidered". Lingua 164, 132-155.

Wolfe, Sam. 2015. "Microvariation in Old Italo-Romance Syntax: Evidence from Old Sardinian and Old Sicilian." Archivio Glottologico Italiano 100 (3), 3-36.

Wolfe, Sam. 2015. "The Old Sardinian Condaghes: A Syntactic Study." Transactions of the Philological Society 113 (2), 137-205

2014

Aboh, E., M.-T. Guasti & I. Roberts (eds.). 2014. Locality. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.

Bárány, A. 2014. What triggers the Hungarian objective paradigm? A structural and feature-based account. In Kohlberger, Martin, Kate Bellamy & Eleanor Dutton (eds.), ConSOLE XXI: Proceedings of the 21st Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (8-10 January 2013, Potsdam). Leiden: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. 21-44.

Biberauer, Theresa, Anders Holmberg, Ian Roberts & Michelle Sheehan 2014. Complexity in comparative syntax: the view from modern parametric theory. In F. Newmeyer & L. Preston (eds.) Measuring Linguistic Complexity, 103-127. OUP.

Biberauer, Theresa, Anders Holmberg & Ian Roberts. 2014. A Syntactic Universal and its Consequences. Linguistic Inquiry 45.2.

Biberauer, Theresa, Ian Roberts & Michelle Sheehan. 2014. No-choice parameters and the limits of syntactic variation. In R. Santana-LaBarge (ed) Proceedings of WCCFL 31, 46-55. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Biberauer, Theresa, Liliane Haegeman & Ans van Kemenade (2014). Putting our heads together: towards a syntax of particles. Studia Linguistica 68(1 – The Syntax of Particles): 1-15.

Biberauer, Theresa, Liliane Haegeman & Ans van Kemenade (eds.). 2014. Particles in syntax: synchronic and diachronic perspectives. Studia Linguistica 68(1).

Hauser, M., N. Hornstein, I. Roberts & J. Watumull. 2014. On Recursion. Frontiers in Language Sciences.

Hinzen, Wolfram, Ulrich Reichard & Michelle Sheehan. 2014. Intensionality, grammar and the sentential hypothesis. In P. Kosta, S, Franks, T. Radeva-Bork & L. Schurcks (eds.) Minimalism and Beyond: Radicalizing the Interfaces, 315-349. John Benjamins.

Höhn, Georg F.K. 2014. Contextually conditioned allomorphy and the Basque locative: Spelling out the Basque extended nominal projection. In Kohlberger, Martin, Kate Bellamy & Eleanor Dutton (eds). ConSOLE XXI: Proceedings of the 21st Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (8-10 January 2013, Potsdam), pp. 146-170. Leiden: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. ISSN: 1574-499X.

Höhn, Georg F.K. 2014. The semantics of adnominal pronouns and unagreement. In Veselovská, Ludmila and Markéta Janebová (eds.). Complex Visibles Out There. Proceedings of the Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium 2014: Language Use and Linguistic Structure, 175-191. Olomouc: Palacký University, 2014. ISBN 978-80-244-4384-3 (print); ISBN 978-80-244- 4385-0 (electronic version)

Holmberg, Anders and Ian Roberts. 2014. Parameters and three factors of language design. In Carme Picallo (ed.) Linguistic variation in the minimalist framework.  61-81. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Haddican, Bill and Anders Holmberg. 2014. Four kinds of object asymmetry.  In  Ludmila Veselovská and Markéta Janebová (eds.) Complex visibles out there. Proceedings of the Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium 2014: Language use and linguistic structure. Olomouc: Palacký University. http://olinco.upol.cz/assets/olinco-2014-proceedings.pdf

Roberts, I. 2014. Taraldsen’s Generalisation and Diachronic Syntax: Two Ways to Lose Null Subjects. In P. Svenonius (ed) Functional Structure from Top to Toe: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 9. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 115-148.

Roberts, I. 2014 “Some speculations on the development of the Romance periphrastic perfect.” Revue Roumaine de Linguistique 58: 1-30.

Sheehan, Michelle. 2014b. Portuguese, Russian and the Theory of Control. In H. Huang, E. Poole & A. Rysling (eds.), Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society 43 (NELS 43), volume 2, 115-126.

Sheehan, Michelle. 2014c. Towards a Parameter Hierarchy for AlignmentIn R. E. Santana-LaBarge (ed.) Proceedings of WCCFL 31, 399-408. Somerville, Mass.: Cascadilla Press. 

Devos, Maud and Jenneke van der Wal (eds). 2014. COME and GO off the beaten grammaticalization path. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Van der Wal, J. 2014. Subordinate clauses and exclusive focus in Makhuwa. 2014. In Van Gijn, Rik; Jeremy Hammond; Dejan Matić; Saskia van Putten & Ana Vilacy Galucio (eds), Information Structure and Reference Tracking in Complex Sentences, 45-70. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Van der Wal, J. 2014. Focus test. Grazer Linguistische Studien.

2013

Biberauer, T. & M. Sheehan. (2013). Introduction. In: T. Biberauer & M. Sheehan (eds.). Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order. Oxford: OUP, 1-46.

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts (2013). Introduction. In: T. Biberauer & I. Roberts (eds.). Challenges to Linearization. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1-29.

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts (eds.). 2013. Challenges to Linearization. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Biberauer, T. & Sheehan, M. (eds.) 2013. Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order. Oxford University Press. 

Biberauer, T. & Sheehan, M. 2013. Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order. In T. Biberauer & M. Sheehan (eds.), Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order. Oxford University Press. 

Biggs, A. 2013. The syntactic structure of long-distance A-movement: problems posed by the ‘bei’- construction in Mandarin. Newcastle Working Papers in Linguistics 19.2: 37-58.

Den Besten, H., T. Biberauer & R. van der Sluijs (2013). Afrikaans. In: S. Michaelis, P. Maurer, M. Huber & M. Haspelmath (eds.). Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures (APiCS). Oxford: OUP, 285-296.

Hinzen, W. & Sheehan, M. 2013. The Philosophy of Universal Grammar. Oxford University Press.

Holmberg, A. & I. Roberts. 2013. The Syntax-Morphology Relation. In L. Rizzi (ed) Syntax and cognition - Core ideas and results, Lingua Special Issue. 130:111-131.

Sheehan, M. 2013a. Explaining the Final-over-Final Constraint: formal and functional approaches. In T. Biberauer & M. Sheehan (eds.), Theoretical Approaches to Disharmonic Word Order, 407-444. Oxford University Press.

Sheehan, M. 2013 b. Partial Control in Romance Languages: the covert comitative analysis. In K. Lahousse & S Marzo (eds.), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory, J. Benjamins. 

Sheehan, Michelle. 2013b. Some implications of a copy theory of labelingSyntax 16 (4): 362-396.

Sheehan, Michelle. 2013c. The resuscitation of CED. In S. Kan, C. Moore-Cantwell & R. Staubs (eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 40). Amherst, Mass.: GLSA, 135-150.

2012

Bárány, A. 2012. Hungarian conjugations and differential object marking. In B. Surányi & D. Varga (eds.), Proceedings of the First Central-European Conference for Postgraduate Students, Budapest: Pázmány Péter Catholic University. 3–25.

Biberauer, T. & Sheehan, M. 2012. Disharmony, Antisymmetry, and the Final-over-Final Constraint. In M. Uribe-Etxebarria & V. Valmala (eds.) Ways of Structure Building. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Biberauer, T. (2012). Competing reinforcements: when languages opt out of Jespersen’s Cycle. In: A. Van Kemenade & N. de Haas (eds.). Historical Linguistics 2009: Selected papers from the 19th EXPL pro-drop languages, expletives and expletive pro reconsidered. In: T. Biberauer, A. Holmberg, I. Roberts & M. Sheehan. Parametric Variation: Null Subjects in Minimalist Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 153-199.

Biberauer, T. & H. Zeijlstra. (2012). Negative changes: three factors and the diachrony of Afrikaans negation. In: C. Galves, S. Cyrino, R. Lopez & J. Avelar (eds.). Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change. Oxford: OUP, 237-263.

Biberauer, T & H. Zeijlstra. (2012). Negative Concord in Afrikaans: filling a typological gap. Journal of Semantics 29(3): 345-371.

Biggs, A. 2012. Restructuring the ‘tough’ approach to East Asian passives. Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics 6: 237-266.

Höhn, G. 2012.  The Licensing of Adnominal PPs: The Case of Basque -ko. In Balázs Surányi and Diána Varga (eds.), Proceedings of the First Central European Conference in Linguistics for postgraduate Students, Budapest: Pázmány Péter Catholic University. 118-143. 

Roberts, I. 2012. Macroparameters and Minimalism: A Programme for Comparative Research. In C. Galves, S. Cyrino, R. Lopes, F. Sândalo and J. Avelar (eds) Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change. Oxford: Oxford               University Press, pp. 320-335.

Roberts, I. 2012. Diachrony and Cartography: Paths of Grammaticalisation and the Clausal Hierarchy. In L. Brugé, A. Cardinaletti, G. Giusti, A. Munaro & C. Poletto (eds) Functional Heads: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 7. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 351-367.

Roberts, I. 2012. Phases, Head-Movement and Second-Position Effects. In A. Gallego (ed) Phases: Developing the Framework. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter,    pp. 385-440.

Sheehan, M. 2012. A new take on partial Control: defective thematic interventionCambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics 6: 1-47.

van der Wal, J. 2012. Subject agreement and the EPP in Bantu Agreeing Inversion. Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics 6: 201-236.

Kavari, J. U., L. Marten and J. van der Wal. 2012. Tone cases in Otjiherero: head-complement relations, linear order, and information structure (with Lutz Marten and Jukura Kavari). Africana Linguistica XVIII.

2011

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts. 2011. Negative words and related expressions: a new perspective on some familiar puzzles. In R. Ingham & P. Larrivee (eds) The Evolution of Negation: Beyond the Jespersen Cycle, Berlin: de Gruyter, pp. 23-60.

Biberauer, T. & Sheehan, M. (eds.) 2011 a The Linguistic Review (special edition on Particles in Syntax) 28 (4).

Biberauer, T. & Sheehan, M. 2011 b Introduction: particles through a modern syntactic lens, The Linguistic Review (special edition on Particles in Syntax) 28 (4): 387–410.

Longobardi, G. & Roberts, I. 2011. Non-arguments for non-universals. Language Typology 15,2:483-495.

Roberts, I. 2011. Comments and a conjecture inspired by Fabb & Halle” in P. Rebuschat, M. Rohrmeier, J. Hawkins, & I. Cross (eds) Language and Music as Cognitive Systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Roberts, I.  2011. Head Movement and the Minimalist Program. In C Boeckx (ed) The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Minimalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 195-219.

Roberts, I. 2011. Syntactic Change. In P. Hogan (ed) The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 821-2.

Sheehan, M 2011 a. A note on Case-assignment to CPSnippets 24: 18-19.

Sheehan, M. 2011 b. Review of 'Richard S. Kayne, Comparisons and contrasts'. Journal of Linguistics 47.3: 724-730.

In Press or Accepted

2016

Biberauer, T. (in press). Particles and the Final-over-Final Constraint. To appear in: M. Sheehan, T. Biberauer, A. Holmberg & I. Roberts (eds). The Final-over-Final Constraint. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Biberauer, T. (in press). Probing the nature of the Final-over-Final Constraint: the perspective from adpositions. To appear in: L. Bailey & M. Sheehan (eds). Order and Structure in Syntax. Language Science Press.

Sheehan, M., T. Biberauer, A. Holmberg & I. Roberts (eds). (in press). The Final-over-Final Constraint. To appear with MIT Press.

Deuchar, M. & T. Biberauer (in press). Doubling: an error or an illusion? To appear in: Bilingualism, Language and Cognition. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1366728916000043 [published on-line 8 April 2016]

Höhn, G., G. Silvestri, M.O. Squillaci (to appear). "Unagreement between Italian and Southern Italian dialects". Proceedings of IGG41 (Perugia, February 26-28 2015).

Sheehan, M. and van der Wal, J. (To appear ). Nominal licensing in caseless languages. Journal of Linguistics 54 (2018).

Sheehan, M. (To appear c). Control of inflected infinitives in European Portuguese. To appear in A. Gonçalves & A.-L. Santos (eds.), Complement clauses in Portuguese: syntax and acquisition. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/002463

Sheehan, M. The Final-over-Final Constraint and processing. To appear in: M. Sheehan, T. Biberauer, A. Holmberg & I. Roberts (eds). The Final-over-Final Constraint. Cambridge, MA:MIT Press.

Sheehan, M. The Final-over-Final Constraint and the Head-Final Filter. To appear in: M. Sheehan, T. Biberauer, A. Holmberg & I. Roberts (eds). The Final-over-Final Constraint. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Sheehan, M. The Final-over-Final Constraint and adverbs. To appear in: M. Sheehan, T. Biberauer, A. Holmberg & I. Roberts (eds). The Final-over-Final Constraint. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Sheehan, Michelle. To appear e. Parameterising ergativity: an inherent case approach. To appear in J. Coon, D. Massam, and L. Travis (eds.) The  Oxford Handbook of Ergativity, OUP.

Van der Wal, Jenneke and Larry Hyman (eds). The conjoint/disjoint alternation in Bantu. Trends in Linguistics series. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Van der Wal, Jenneke. What is the conjoint/disjoint alternation? In Van der Wal, Jenneke and Larry Hyman (eds). The conjoint/disjoint alternation in Bantu. Trends in Linguistics series. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Gibson, Hannah, Andriana Koumbarou, Lutz Marten and Jenneke van der Wal. Locating the Bantu conjoint/disjoint alternation in a typology of focus marking. In Van der Wal, Jenneke and Larry Hyman (eds). The conjoint/disjoint alternation in Bantu. Trends in Linguistics series. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Van der Wal, Jenneke and Saudah Namyalo. The interaction of two focus marking strategies in Luganda. Proceedings of ACAL 46.

Wolfe, Sam. In Press. "Redefining the V2 Typology: Data from Romance and Beyond". Invited Submission to Linguistics Variation: Special Issue: "A Micro-Perspective on V2 in Germanic and Romance". 9,000 words.

Wolfe, Sam. In Press. "Medieval Romance Languages and the Theory of Verb Second". Rivista di Grammatica Generativa: Selected Papers from the 41st Incontro di Grammatica Generativa. 10,000 words.

2015

Biberauer, T. (submitted). Optional V2 in Modern Afrikaans: probing a Germanic peculiarity. To appear in: B. Los & P. de Haan (eds). Verb-Second Languages: Essays in honour of Ans van Kemenade. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts (submitted). Conditional Inversion and types of parametric change. To appear in: B. Los & P. de Haan (eds). Verb-Second Languages: Essays in honour of Ans van Kemenade. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts (submitted). Towards a parameter hierarchy for auxiliaries: diachronic considerations. To appear in: A. Ecay & A. Kroch (eds.). Selected Proceedings of the 13th International Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference, Philadelphia, 2-5 June 2011. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Holmberg, Anders (submitted) Universal Grammar. To appear in: A. Ledgeway & I. Roberts (eds). The Cambridge Handbook of Historical Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Roberts, I. & T. Biberauer (forthcoming). Macroparameters and Minimalism: A Programme for Comparative Research. To appear in: J. Nadal (ed.). The Polyadic Nature of Language. Girona: University of Girona Press.

 

Conference Presentations and Materials

2015

András Bárány

Bárány, A. 2015. Case Agree: do they belong together? Talk presented at the third Cambridge-York Comparative Syntax workshop (CoSy 3), University of Cambridge, January 2015.

Bárány, A. 2015. Syntactic Aspects of Differential object marking in Hungarian. Invited talk at the University of Bielefeld, January 2015.

Bárány, A. 2015. Object agreement with free and bound pronouns. Talk presented at the Cambridge Syntax Cluster event, January 2015.

Theresa Biberauer

Biberauer, T. 2015. ‘The limits of syntactic variation: an emergentist generative perspective’. Invited talk given at the Workshop on Language Variation and Change and Cultural Evolution (Centre for Linguistics History and Diversity, York University, 13 February)

Biberauer, T. 2015. (with Ian Roberts) ‘The significance of what hasn’t happened’. Invited talk given at the Workshop on Language Variation and Change and Cultural Evolution (Centre for Linguistics History and Diversity, York University, 14 February)

Biberauer, T. 2015. (with Ian Roberts) ‘Movement without diacritics: getting maximal use out of minimal means’. Paper presented at the 41st Incontro di grammatica generativa (IGG 41) (Perugia, 27 February)

Biberauer, T. 2015. ‘Not just preserved, but reinforced and expanded: V2 in modern Afrikaans’. Paper presented at the Traces in History conference (Oslo, 9 March)

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts. 2015.  ‘Movement without diacritics: getting maximal use out of minimal means’. Poster presented at the 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 33) (Vancouver, 28 March)

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts. 2015. ‘Movement without diacritics: getting maximal use out of minimal means’. Paper presented at the 25th Colloquium on Generative Grammar (CGG 25) (Bayonne, 21 May)

Biberauer, T. 2015. ‘An imperative (and negative) to preserve and expand: V2 in modern Afrikaans’. Paper presented at the 30th Comparative Germanic Syntax conference (CGSW30) (Chicago, 23 May)

Biberauer, T. 2015. ‘Emergent syntax: a new (unifying) perspective’. Invited talk given at the Cambridge Linguistics Forum (11 June)

Biberauer, T. 2015. ‘Macro- and microvariation: an emergentist perspective’ Invited plenary speaker at the Formal Approaches to Variation conference (Vitoria, 25 June)

Biberauer, T. 2015. ‘Preserving Germanic syntax via exotic means: V2 in modern Afrikaans’. Paper to be presented at the 22nd International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL 22, Naples, 30 July).

Biberauer, T. 2015. ‘Diachronic Syntax and Modern Parametric Theory’. Position paper presented at the Workshop on Diachronic syntax and (modern) parametric theory, which I co-ordinated as part of ICHL 22 (Naples, 30-31 July; workshop proposal accepted following peer review).

Biberauer, T. 2015. ‘Parameters and Diachronic Syntax’. Position paper presented at the Workshop on Parameters and Diachronic Syntax, which I co-ordinated as part of the 48th annual Societas Linguistica Europaea conference (SLE 48, Leiden, 4-5 September; workshop proposal accepted following peer review)

Biberauer, T. 2015. ‘Preserving “Germanic” syntax via “exotic” means: V2 in modern Afrikaans’. Paper presented at the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB) Annual Meeting (UCL, 16 September).

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts. 2015.  ‘Emergent parameters and syntactic complexity: new perspectives’. Paper to be presented at the Linguistic Complexity in the Individual and Society conference (Trondheim, 16 October)

Biberauer, T. 2015. ‘V2 in modern Afrikaans: probing the makings of a unique system’. Paper presented at the 4th South African Microlinguistics Workshop (SAMWOP 4, Grahamstown, 28 November)

Biberauer, T. 2015. ‘Questions and commands: an opportunity to learn together about the nature and origins of native-speaker knowledge?’ Paper presented at SAMWOP 4 (Grahamstown, 29 November)

Georg Höhn

Höhn, G. 2015. Person marking and demonstratives - united under one head?. Talk presented at the Cambridge Syntax Cluster event, January 2015.

Höhn, G., G. Silvestri and M.O. Squillaci. 2015. Unagreement between Italian and South Italian Dialects. Talk presented at the third Cambridge-York Comparative Syntax workshop (CoSy3), University of Cambridge, January 2015.

Höhn, G., G. Silvestri and M.O. Squillaci. 2015. "Unagreement between Italian and Southern Italian dialects". Poster presented at IGG41 in Perugia, February 2015.

Höhn, G., G. Silvestri and M.O. Squillaci. 2015. "Greek and Romance Unagreement in Calabria". Talk presented at ICGL 12 in Berlin, September 2015.

Jenneke van der Wal

Van der Wal, J. 2015. Object clitics in comparative Bantu syntax. Paper presented at the 41st Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, February 2015.

Van der Wal, J. 2015. Disentangling focus constructions in Luganda. Invited at Linguistic Society Cambridge, February 2015.

2014

András Bárány

Bárány, A. 2014. Why semantics isn't enough: syntactic aspects of Hungarian object agreement. Linguistischer Arbeitskreis, University of Cologne, 16 July 2014.

Bárány, A. 2014. Inverse agreement and Hungarian object agreement. WCCFL 32, USC, March 2014.

Bárány, A. 2014. Differential object marking in Uralic and beyond. Talk presented at the second Cambridge-York Comparative Syntax workshop (CoSy 2), University of York, February 2014.

Theresa Biberauer

Biberauer, T. 2014. (with Federica Cognola) ‘The expletive-impersonal connection: Mòcheno insights into the typology of null-subject languages’. Paper presented at the Forum of Germanic Language Studies (FGLS 20) (Cambridge, 9 January)

Biberauer, T. 2014. ‘Germanic extensions: Modern Afrikaans as an über-Germanic variety?’. Paper presented at FGLS 20 (Cambridge, 10 January)

Biberauer, T. 2014. (with Ian Roberts) ‘Conditional Inversion and types of parametric change’. Paper presented at IGG 40 (Trento, 13 February)

Biberauer, T. 2014. ‘Particles, peripherality and the Final-over-Final Constraint’. Paper presented at the 2nd Cambridge-York Comparative Syntax meeting (CoSy2, York 21 February).

Biberauer, T. 2014. (with Jenneke van der Wal) ‘From macroparameters to nanoparameters: a comparative Bantu study’. Paper presented at the International Workshop on Bantu languages: Studies in East African Bantu and Microvariation (SOAS, London, 1 March)

Biberauer, T. 2014. ‘The universal component of emergent categories’. Paper presented at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS) Annual Conference (Marburg, 6 March)

Biberauer, T. 2014. ‘Particles, peripherality and the Final-over-Final Constraint’. Paper presented at the DGfS Annual Conference (Marburg, 6 March)

Biberauer, T. 2014. ‘West Germanic perspectives on the “depth” of word-order variation’. Paper presented at the 50th Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS50, Chicago 11 April)

Biberauer, T. 2014. (with Freddy Hu) ‘Chinese particles revisited: implications for the typology of syntactic categories’. Paper given at the Third Cambridge Comparative Syntax (CamCoS3) Prequel Workshop (Cambridge, 8 May)

Biberauer, T. 2014. ‘Conditional Inversion and types of parametric change’. Paper presented at the 14th York-Newcastle-Holland Symposium on the History of English Syntax (SHES 14, 18 May)

Biberauer, T. 2014. ‘On the nature of the Final-over-Final Constraint: probing the evidence’. Invited talk given at Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice (19 May).

Biberauer, T. 2014. ‘Argument drop and emergent parameter hierarchies’. Invited talk given at the GLUE III workshop on Argument drop and parametric variation (University of Roma Tre, 23 May)

Biberauer, T. 2014. (with Ian Roberts) ‘Conditional Inversion and types of parametric change’. Paper presented at the 10th Asian GLOW (Tsing-Hua National University, Taipei, 25 May)

Biberauer, T. 2014. (with Ian Roberts) ‘Conditional inversion and types of parametric change’. Paper presented at CGG24 (Madrid, 29 May)

Biberauer, T. 2014. ‘Pro-drop and emergent parameter hierarchies’. Invited plenary speaker at the Understanding Pro-drop: A Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective Conference (Trento, 21 June)

Biberauer, T. 2014. ‘Adpositions and the Final-over-Final Constraint’. Invited talk at the Workshop on PPs (Newcastle, 27 June)

Biberauer, T. 2014. ‘Acquiring syntactic categories with minimal (but crucial) help from UG’. Paper presented at the Workshop on Universals, Functional Categories, and Implications for Acquisition (Cambridge, 30 June)

Biberauer, T. 2014. (with Ian Roberts) ‘Conditional Inversion and types of parametric change’. Paper presented at the 16th Diachronic Generative Syntax (DiGS 16) conference (Budapest, 5 July)

Biberauer, T. 2014. ‘The universal component of emergent categories’. Paper presented at the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB) Annual Meeting (Oxford, 4 September)

Biberauer, T. 2014. (with Ian Roberts) ‘Conditional Inversion and types of parametric change’. Paper presented at the LAGB Annual Meeting (Oxford, 5 September)

Biberauer, T. 2014. ‘Reconciling Emergentism and Universalism: a new minimalist approach to language acquisition, variation and change’. Invited plenary speaker at the Current Issues in Linguistic Variation Conference (University of Bucharest, 28 November).

Biberauer, T. 2014. ‘Afrikaans as kreooltaal? Nuwe insigte op ‘n ou debat’. [‘Afrikaans as creole? New insights on an old debate.’] Invited talk given at “Die Taal se stiltes” Afrikaans in South Africa Colloquium in Honour of Breyten Breytenbach (Ghent, 4 December)

Biberauer, T. 2014. ‘Particle (a)symmetries: peripherality, (a)categoriality and the Final-over-Final Constraint. Talk given at the Syntax Mini-workshop (Cambridge, 15 December)

Alison Biggs

Biggs, A. 2014. A new Case for A-Movement in Northwest British English. WCCFL 32, USC, March 2014.

Biggs, A. 2014. Restructuring variation in the Mandarin bei-construction. Talk presented at the second Cambridge-York Comparative Syntax workshop (CoSy 2), University of York, February 2014.

Georg Höhn

Höhn, G. 2014 a. Some types of agreement mismatches. Talk presented at the Cambridge Syntax Cluster event, March 2014.

Höhn, G. 2014 b. Of articles, person markers and anchoring. Some initial thoughts. talk presented at CamCoS 3, Cambridge (UK), May 2014.

Höhn, G. 2014 c. The semantics of unagreement and adnominal pronoun constructions. Talk presented at the 3rd Patras International Conference of Graduate Students in Linguistics, May 2014.

Höhn, G. 2014 d. Unifying the semantics of unagreement and adnominal pronoun constructions. Talk presented at Olinco 2014, Olomouc (Czech Republic), June 2014.

Höhn, G. 2014 e. Unagreement ≠ imposters. Talk presented at the LAGB Annual Meeting 2014, Oxford, September 2014.

Höhn, G. 2014 f. Issues in the exponence of person and demonstratives. Invited talk at the University of the Basque Country (EHU/UPV), Vitoria-Gasteiz, December 2014.

Michelle Sheehan

Sheehan, M. and J. van der Wal. 2014. The worst Case scenario. Presented at
- TiNdag, Utrecht, February 2014.
- LAGB meeting, Oxford, September 2014.
- SLE meeting, Poznan, September 2014.
- State of the Art in Comparative Syntax workshop, York, September 2014.
- Workshop on Syntactic Variation, Bucharest, November 2014.

Jenneke van der Wal

Van der Wal, J. 2014. Object clitics in comparative Bantu syntax. Paper presented at Workshop on Syntactic Variation, Bucharest, November 2014.

Van der Wal, J. 2014. On Luganda preverbal focus and morphological marking. Paper presented at Bantu SynPhonIS, ZAS Berlin, November 2014.

van der Wal, J. 2014. Morphological marking of term focus. Keynote speaker at Workshop on information structure in head-marking languages, MPI Nijmegen, March 2014.

van der Wal, J. 2014. Topic and focus in Bantu comparative syntax. Paper presented at the 47th Annual meeting of the SLE, Poznan, Poland, September 2014.

van der Wal, J. and T. Biberauer. 2014. From macroparameters to nanoparameters -a comparative Bantu case study. Paper presented at International Workshop on Bantu Languages: Studies in East African Bantu and Microvariation, SOAS London, March 2014.

2013

András Bárány

Bárány, A. 2013a. What triggers the Hungarian objective paradigm? A structural and feature-based account. Paper presented at ConSOLE XXI, University of Potsdam.

Bárány, A. 2013b. Differential object marking in Hungarian and the nature of variation in DOM. Paper presented at the Spring DOM conference at CASTL, University of Tromsø.

Bárány, A. 2013c. Non-specific indefinites and Hungarian verb paradigms. Paper presented at the Workshop on the Syntax-Information Structure Interface in Finno-Ugric, University of Tartu.

Bárány, A., Biggs, A. & Sheehan, M. 2013. What counts as differential subject marking? Introductory paper to be presented at Differential subject marking and ergative phenomena, Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), Split, September 2013.

Theresa Biberauer

Biberauer, T. & Roberts, I. 2013. The clausal hierarchy, features and parameters.

Biberauer, T, Roberts, I. & Sheehan, M. 2013a. On the No-choice Effect in Grammar. Paper presented at the Biolinguistics Workshop, Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW), Lund, April 2013.

Biberauer, T, Roberts, I. & Sheehan, M. 2013 b,c,d,e. No-choice Parameters and the Limits of Syntactic Variation. Paper presented at

Biberauer, T. 2013. ‘Offers that cannot be refused: mafioso parameters and the construction of minimalist parameters’. Invited plenary speaker at the 39th Incontro di grammatica generativa (IGG 39, Modena/Reggio Emilia; 22 February 2013)

Biberauer, T. 2013. (with Ian Roberts) ‘Size Matters: on Diachronic Stability and Parameter Size’. Paper presented at the Workshop on Syntactic Variation and Change at the 36th Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW 36) conference (Lund, 2 April)

Biberauer, T. 2013. (with Ian Roberts) ‘The Significance of What Hasn’t Happened’. Paper presented at the European Languages and Diachronic Linguistics workshop (Newcastle, 10 April)

Biberauer, T. 2013. ‘Predicate doubling and the representation of [focus] and [topic]’. Paper presented at the Cambridge Comparative Syntax 2 (CamCoS 2) conference (Cambridge, 9 May)

Biberauer, T. 2013. ‘One peculiarity leads to another: the negative origins of Afrikaans embedded wh-V2’ Paper presented at the Morpho-Syntactic Variation and Change in Germanic workshop at the 25th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics (Reykjavik, 13 May)

Biberauer, T. 2013. ‘Syntactic variation: when a single grammar gives multiple options’. Invited Position Paper presented at 11th meeting of the York-Newcastle-Holland Symposium on the History of English Syntax (SHES 11) (Nijmegen, 15 June)

Biberauer, T. 2013. (with Federica Cognola) ‘Refining the typology of expletives and null-subject languages: the view from Mòcheno’. Paper presented at the 7th Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting (CIDSM 7) (25 June)

Biberauer, T. 2013. ‘Emergent parameters: hierarchies and phylogenies’. Invited talk presented at the ‘Advances in Phylogenetic Linguistics’ conference (Ragusa, 17 July)

Biberauer, T. 2013. ‘The case for emergent parameters: empirical and conceptual arguments’. Invited talk presented as part of the University of Kent Leverhulme Seminar Series (Canterbury, 29 July)

Biberauer, T. 2013. ‘“Afrikaans is hier ‘n uitsondering …”: Afrikaans vanuit  ‘n modern tipologiese perspektief ’. [‘Afrikaans is an exception in this respect …’: Afrikaans from a modern typological perspective.’] Invited plenary speaker at the Internationaal Seminarie Afrikaans (Ghent, 10 September)

Biberauer, T. 2013. ‘Germanic verb clusters again – with Afrikaans centre-stage’. Invited plenary speaker at the CGSW28 (Leipzig, 4 October 2013)

Biberauer, T. 2013. ‘Double Negation and Negative Concord in Afrikaans: a (new) typological challenge?’. Invited talk presented to the Compositionality of Meaning (COMPOSING) Research Group (24 October)

Biberauer, T. 2013. ‘Features, Categories and parametric hierarchies: unifying universality and diversity?’. Invited talk presented at the Centre de Lingüística Teòrica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (25 October) 

Biberauer, T. 2013. ‘The syntax of borrowed particles: insights from (mostly South African) English’. Paper presented at the Comparative Syntax of English Workshop (Cambridge, 6 November)

Biberauer, T. 2013. (with Ian Roberts) ‘Recent and on-going changes in the syntax of English modals’. Paper presented at the Comparative Syntax of English Workshop (Cambridge, 6 November)

Biberauer, T. 2013. (with Federica Cognola) ‘The expletive-impersonal connection: Mòcheno insights into the typology of null-subject languages’. Paper presented at Workshop on Non- overt Subjects in Crosslinguistic Perspective at the 40th annual Austrian Conference on Linguistics (40ste Österreichische Linguistiktagung, 23 November)

Biberauer, T. 2013. (with Jenneke van der Wal) ‘ From macro to nano: parametric variation in Bantu’. Paper presented at the First Cambridge-York Comparative Syntax Workshop (CoSy1, Cambridge, 13 December)

Biberauer, T. 2013. ‘Features, Categories and parametric hierarchies: unifying universality and diversity?’. Invited talk presented at the Workshop on Focus and Comparative Syntax (Tübingen, 16 December)

Alison Biggs

Biggs, A. 2013a. Locality in passives: variation in Northwest British English and its consequences. 2nd Manchester Forum in Linguistics (MFiL 2), University of Manchester, November 2013.

Biggs, A (with Anne Beshears). 2013b. The syntax of the speaker in the ‘went and’ construction. 1st UCL Graduate Conference in Linguistics, UCL, November 2013.

Biggs, A. 2013c. Passive variation in Northwest English dialects. English Dialect Syntax Workshop, Darwin College, University of Cambridge, November 2013.

Biggs, A. 2013d. The syntactic structure of long-distance A-movement: the Mandarin problem. Cambridge Syntax Research Cluster, University of Cambridge, September 2013.

Biggs, A. 2013e. Microparametric variation in A-movement in Northwest British English. Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, SOAS, August 2013.

Biggs, A. 2013f. An abstract Case for A-movement: microvariation in Northwest British English. Paper presented at 39th Incontro di Grammatica Generativa, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia.

Georg Höhn

Höhn, G. 2013 a. Contextually conditioned zero spell-out of the Basque locative. Talk presented at ConSOLE XXI, Potsdam, January 2013.

Höhn, G. 2013 b. Spell-out domains: contextually conditioned allomorphy in the Basque nominal domain. ReCoS open project meeting, Cambridge, January 2013.

Höhn, G. 2013 c. Apparent agreement mismatches and nominal structure. Poster presented at IGG39, Modena, February 2013.

Höhn, G. 2013 d. Hidden person features: why Greek allows unagreement and Italian doesn't. Talk presented at ISTAL21, Thessaloniki, April 2013.

Höhn, G. 2013 e. The unagreement conspiracy. Talk presented at LEL Postgraduate Conference, Edinburgh, May 2013.

Höhn, G. 2013 f. Null pronouns, nominal structure and the illusion of unagreement. Talk presented at ACED 15, Bucharest, June 2013.

Höhn, G. 2013 g. Unagreement is an illusion: the distribution of person features in the extended nominal projection. Talk presented at ICL 19, Geneva, July 2013.

Höhn, G. 2013 h. The Unagreement Conspiracy: Nominal structure and zero spell-out. Talk presented at theLAGB Annual Meeting at SOAS, London, August 2013.

Höhn, G. 2013 i. The illusion of unagreement: A unified structure for DPs, pronouns and pro. Poster presented at the SLE Annual Meeting, Split, September 2013.

Höhn, G. 2013 j. Unagreement and 'hidden' nominal structure. Talk presented at the 11th International Conference on Greek Linguistics, Rhodes, September 2013.

Höhn, G. 2013 k. The illusion of unagreement: A unified structure for DPs, pronouns and pro. Poster presented at Language Sciences in the 21st Century, Cambridge (UK), October 2013.

Ian Roberts

Roberts, I. 2013 a. Formal and functional explanations: new perspective on an old debate.

Roberts, I. 2013 b. Interacting factors, emergent parameters and syntactic change. Seminaire de recherche, Geneva, May 2013.

Michelle Sheehan

Sheehan, M. 2013 a. Towards a general alignment parameter hierarchy. Paper presented at WCCFL 31, Arizona, February 2013.

Sheehan, M. 2013 b. A parameter hierarchy approach to alignment. Poster presented at the Biolinguistics Workshop, Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW), Lund, April 2013.

Sheehan, M. 2013 c. Portuguese, Russian and the theory of Control. Paper presented at Workshop on Portuguese Syntax, Venice, May 2013.

Sheehan, M. 2013 d. Towards a Parameter Hierarchy for Alignment. Paper presented at Formal Ways of Analyzing Variation (FWAV), 25th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, Reykjavik, May 2013.

Sheehan, M. 2013 e. Towards a Parameter Hierarchy for Alignment. Paper presented at Towards a Theory of Syntactic Variation, Bilbao, June 2013.

Sheehan, M. 2013 f. Towards a parameter hierarchy for alignment. Poster presented at the International Congress of Linguists 19, (ICL 19), Geneva, July 2013. 

Sheehan, M. 2013 g. Towards a parameter hierarchy for alignment. Poster presented at Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), Split, September 2013.

Jenneke van der Wal

van der Wal, J. 2013 a. Subordinate clauses and exclusive focus in Makhuwa: no independent information structure? Invited at the Institute for Linguistics and Language Studies, University of Manchester, March 2013.

van der Wal, J. 2013 b. Features of discourse-configurationality. Pre-Conference Presentation, CamCoS Cambridge, May 2013.

van der Wal, J. 2013 c. Diagnosing focus. Second Graz Workshop on Information Structure, Graz, May 2013.

van der Wal, J. 2013 d. Structuring parameters in comparative Bantu subject inversion. Invited at University of Potsdam, June 2013.

van der Wal, J. 2013 e. Parameterising Case: other evidence from Bantu. Poster, Bantu 5, Paris, June 2013.

van der Wal, J. 2013 f. A typology of Bantu subject inversion (with Lutz Marten). Plenary Lecture, Bantu 5, Paris, June 2013.

van der Wal, J. 2013 g. Parameterising Case: other evidence from Bantu. African Linguistics Workshop, LSA Summer Institute, University of Michigan, July 2013.

van der Wal, J. 2013 h. Incomplete subordinate clauses and exclusive focus in Makhuwa. Workshop on Interfaces at the left periphery, LSA Summer Institute, University of Michigan, July 2013.

van der Wal, J. 2013 i. Head-marked term focus. FoCoS workshop, Universität Tübingen, December 2013.

van der Wal, J. 2013 j. A note on the passive in Matengo. SOAS Cookies and Data workshop, October 2013.

2012

Timothy Bazalgette

Bazalgette, T. 2012. Contrastive Reduplication as Extensional Focus. 53rd meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, Manchester.

Bazalgette, T., Roberts, I. Sheehan, M. & van der Wal, J. 2012. Two statistical typological generalisations and their consequences. Paper presented at The Syntax of the World's Languages (SWL), Dubrovnik, October 2012.

Theresa Biberauer

Biberauer, T. 2012. (with Ian Roberts) ‘Towards a parameter hierarchy for auxiliaries: diachronic considerations’. Talk given at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS, Frankfurt, 7 March)

Biberauer, T. 2012. ‘231 and the Final-over-Final Constraint’. Invited talk given at the MIT Syntax Square (Boston, 20 March)

Biberauer, T. 2012. ‘One peculiarity leads to another: insights from Afrikaans analyticity’. Invited talk given at the MIT LingLunch (Boston, 22 March)

Biberauer, T. 2012. (with Anders Holmberg, Ian Roberts & Michelle Sheehan) ‘Complexity in Comparative Syntax: The View from Modern Parametric Theory’. Talk given at the Formal Linguistics and the Measurement of Grammatical Complexity Conference (Seattle, 24 March)

Biberauer, T. 2012. (with Ian Roberts) ‘The significance of what hasn’t happened’. Talk given at Memorial University, Newfoundland, and at McGill University, Montreal (11 and 13 April)

Biberauer, T. 2012. (with Paula Buttery) ‘Modelling Change and Diversity’. Talk given at the University of Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative Launch Day (Cambridge, 12 May)

Biberauer, T. 2012. ‘Predicate doubling in (Germanic) contact varieties: Introducing the case of Afrikaans’. Paper presented at CGSW 27 (Yale, 31 May)

Biberauer, T. 2012. (with Ian Roberts) ‘Towards a parameter hierarchy for auxiliaries: a closer comparative look at English’. Paper presented at the Syntactic Cartography Conference (Geneva, 6 June)

Biberauer, T. 2012. (with Ian Roberts) ‘Towards a parameter hierarchy for auxiliaries’. Paper presented at the 1st World Congress of Scholars of English Linguistics (WCSEL-1; Seoul, Korea, 26-30 June)

Biberauer, T. 2012. (with Ian Roberts) ‘On the Significance of What Hasn’t Happened’. Paper presented at the DiGS 14 Conference (Lisbon, 4 July)

Biberauer, T. 2012. ‘One peculiarity leads to another: on Afrikaans’ unique embedded Wh-V2’. Paper presented at the DiGS 14 Conference (Lisbon, 5 July)

Biberauer, T. 2012. ‘One peculiarity leads to another: on embedded Wh-V2 in Afrikaans’. Paper presented at the LAGB annual meeting (Salford, 6 September)

Biberauer, T, Holmberg, A., Roberts, I. & Sheehan, M. 2012. Complexity in comparative syntax: the view from modern parametric theory. Paper presented at Formal Linguistics and the Measurement of Grammatical Complexity, Seattle, University of Washington, March 2012.

Biberauer, T. & van der Wal, J. 2012. Why languages don't like expletives. Syntax of the World's Languages V, Dubrovnik, October 2012.

Alison Biggs

Biggs, A. 2012 a. Detransitivising constructions in ergative languages: antipassives and anti-agreement. Paper presented at Cambridge Comparative Syntax 1, University of Cambridge.

Biggs, A. 2012 b. Improper approaches to the Mandarin long bei passive. 44th Societas Linguistica Europaea, Stockholm.

Biggs, A. 2012 c. Improper Movement and the long passive in Mandarin. Paper presented at 7th Postgraduate Conference, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Biggs, A. 2012 d. Restructuring the ‘tough’ approach to the Mandarin long bei passive. Paper presented at 53rd meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, Salford.

Georg Höhn

Höhn, G. 2012 a. Contextually conditioned zero spell-out of the Basque locative. Poster presented at Workshop on Locality and Directionality at the Morphosyntax-Phonology Interface, Stanford University, October 2012.

Höhn, G. 2012 b. Unagreement is an Illusion: Nominal structure and apparent agreement mismatches. Invited talk presented at linguistics colloquium, University of Bielefeld, December 2012.

Höhn, G. 2012 c. The size of the spell-out domain: context-sensitive allomorphy and the Basque 'case paradigm. Talk presented at BCGL7 (The Morphology-Syntax Interface), Brussels, December 2012.

Michelle Sheehan

Sheehan, M. 2012 a. Syntactic ergativity beyond Dyirbal. Paper presented at The Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB) Annual Meeting. Salford, September 2012. 

Sheehan, M. 2012 b.  Degrees of Ergativity. Paper presented at The Syntax of the World's Languages (SWL), Dubrovnik, October 2012.

Sheehan, M. 2012 c. Partial Control, inflected infinitives and defective intervention. Poster presented at NELS 43, New York, October 2012.

Sheehan, M. 2012 d. Towards an alignment parameter hierarchy. Paper presented at the Manchester and Salford New researchers forum in Linguistics.  Manchester, November 2012.

Sheehan, M. 2012 e. (Fake) Partial Control in Romance. Paper presented at Going Romance. Leuven, December 2012.

Jenneke van der Wal

van der Wal, J. 2012 a. Subordinate clauses and focus in Makhuwa. Invited talk at Newcastle University, February 2012.

van der Wal, J. 2012 b. Unpronounced locatives in inversion constructions. Manchester symposium on existentials, Manchester, June 2012.

van der Wal, J. 2012 c. Why does focus want to be adjacent to the verb? Workshop 'Parametric variation in discourse configurationality', meeting Societas Linguistica Europaea, Stockholm, August 2012.

van der Wal, J. 2012 d. Parameterising Case: other evidence from Bantu. 53rd meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain, Manchester, September 2012.

van der Wal, J. 2012 e. Tests for focus. Workshop 'Categories of information structure across languages', Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen, November 2012., July 2013

van der Wal, J. & Bazalgette T. 2012. Parametric Variation in Discourse Configurationality. Workshop introduction, meeting Societas Linguistica Europaea, Stockholm.

2011

Theresa Biberauer

Biberauer, T. 2011. ‘In defence of lexico-centric parametric variation: two 3rd factor-constrained case studies’. Paper presented at the Workshop on Formal Grammar and Syntactic Variation: Rethinking Parameters (Madrid, 28 October)

Biberauer, T. 2011. ‘On Ewa Dabrowska’s “What exactly is Universal Grammar, and who has seen it?”’ Commentator paper presented at the Past and Future of UG Conference (Durham, 16 December)

Michelle Sheehan

Sheehan, M. 2011 a. Control inside DP: evidence from English and European Portuguese. Paper presented at Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB) Annual Meeting, Manchester, September 2011.

Sheehan, M. 2011 b. (with W. Hinzen and U. Reichard) Radicalising the interface: a case study of intensionality. Paper presented at The Minimalist Program: Quo Vadis? - Newborn, Reborn, or Stillborn?, Potsdam, October 2011.

Sheehan, M. 2011 c. (with W. Hinzen) PF-parameters and clausal/nominal denotation. Paper presented at Rethinking Parameters, Madrid, October 2011.

Sheehan, M. 2011 d. How much variation is PF-variation? Paper presented at UG: the minimum, Durham, December 2011.

Jenneke van der Wal

van der Wal, J. 2011. Focus on conjugations: conjoint and disjoint verb forms in Bantu. Invited at the 6th South of England LFG meeting, London, October 2011.

Other related work

Bárány, A. 2012. On the relation between Hungarian verb paradigms and differential object marking. MA Thesis, University of Vienna.

Bazalgette, T. 2011. A Crosslinguistic Investigation of Wh-Internal Structure: Minimalism, Macroparameters, and the Borer-Chomsky Conjecture. MPhil Thesis, University of Cambridge.

Biggs, A. 2011. Distinguishing ‘root’ from ‘embedded’ in Mandarin Chinese: the empirical evidence and some theoretical consequences. MPhil Thesis, University of Cambridge.

Höhn, G. 2012. Unagreement is an illusion: the structure of the extended nominal projection and apparent agreement mismatches. MRes Thesis, UCL.