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Rethinking Comparative Syntax (ReCoS)

Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Studying at Cambridge

 

Conference Presentations and Materials

2017

Ian Roberts

Roberts, I. 2017a. Verb Movement and Cartography in Romance and Beyond. University of Southern California, February 23rd; Yale University, April 3rd; University of Massachusetts at Amherst, April 14th; MIT LingLunch, April 20th.

Roberts, I. 2017b. Government, Agreement and Minimality. GLOW Colloquium Workshop “Whatever Happened to Government?” University of Amsterdam, March 18th.

Theresa Biberauer

'Going beyond the input: three factors and language acquisition'. Invited talk at the Workshop on Variation and Universals in Language: The Implications of Typological Evidence for Formal Grammar (Crecchio, 10 June 2017)

'Features, categories, and classes: a neo-emergentist perspective'. Invited talk at the Workshop on the (In)flexibility of Syntactic Categories (Utrecht 2 June 2017)

'Maximising Minimal Means: typological, acquisitional and diachronic perspectives'. Invited Lecture Series at the Center for Research in Syntax, Semantics and Phonology (CriSSP) (Brussels; 29 May-1 June 2017; http://www.crissp.be/the-biberauer-lectures/)

'Pseudo-coordination in a hybrid system: (parametric) insights from Afrikaans'. Invited talk at the Workshop on Pseudo-Co-ordination (Venice, 3 May 2017) I

‘Word-order variation and change in systems that maximize minimal means'. Invited talk at the Broader Perspectives on Word Order in the VP Workshop (Bielefeld, 29 April 2017)

'Going beyond the input'. Invited talk at the Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York (York, 9 March 2017)

''Learning from commands in contact situations: some Southern African case studies'. Talk given at the Stellenbosch Linguistic Research Seminar (Stellenbosch, 5 April 2017)

'Word-order variation and change in systems that maximize minimal means'.  Paper presented at the Variation and Change in the Verb Phrase Workshop (Oslo, 15 May 2017)

'Comparative Syntax rethought?' Paper to be presented at the 6th Cambridge Comparative Syntax Prequel workshop (Cambridge, 4 May 2017)

'Deceptively stable: Afrikaans V2'. Paper presented at the 11th Creolistics Workshop (Giessen, 23 March 2017)

'Learning from commands: the case of Afrikaans and Namibian German.' Paper presented at the 11th Creolistics Workshop (Giessen, 23 March 2017)

Anders Holmberg

26-27 Jan 2017   ‘Movement from the double object construction is not fully symmetrical.’ (with M. Sheehan and J. van der Wal) Workshop on Dative Structures and Beyond, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona:

28-30 April 2017         ‘How to say no in English and Chinese.’ (with Meng-Jung Wu), West Coast Conference in Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 35) Calgary, Canada:

4-6 May 2017     ‘Comparative syntax reconsidered?’ (T. Biberauer an I. Roberts), CamCoS 6, University of Cambridge

21 May 2017       ‘Possessive pronouns in English’, North East Language and Linguistics Research Away Day, Newcastle University

Marieke Meelen

27 March 2017   ‘Spec-to-Head Reanalysis in the Brythonic C-Domain ‘ invited lecture at DAAD workshop, Cambridge, UK

4 April 2017         ‘Towards a Welsh historical Treebank’ invited lecture at Maynooth Spring Symposium on computational and corpus-based linguistics, Maynooth, Ireland

8 April 2017         ‘Syntax and information structure in sixteenth-century Welsh’ invited lecture at Datblygiad yr iaith Gymraeg, Dublin, Ireland

4 May 2017         ‘...so I’ve heard: Conjunct/Disjunct and Evidentiality in Tibeto-Burman ‘ CamCos 6, Cambridge UK

7 June 2017         ‘The Bible & the Holy Grail: Information Structure and Syntax in Middle & Early Modern Welsh’ invited lecture at Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

Kari Kinn

27/04/2017         Predicate nouns in Heritage Norwegian: stability and attrition / Bridging formal and sociolinguistic approaches to language contact and code-mixing, Trondheim (Norway)

04/05/2017         Predicate nouns and nominal structure in Heritage and Non-Heritage Norwegian / 6th Cambridge Comparative Syntax conference, Cambridge (UK)

Jamie Douglas

4th May 2017     Title: Subject (in)accessibility

Event name: Cambridge Comparative Syntax 6 (CamCoS 6)

Place: St John’s College, University of Cambridge, UK

20th-22nd February 2017      Title: Two kinds of syntactic ergativity in Mayan (with Rodrigo Ranero and Michelle Sheehan; poster presented by Rodrigo Ranero)

Event name: Generative Linguistics in the Old World in Asia XI (GLOW in Asia XI)

Place: National University of Singapore, Singapore

3rd February 2017            Title: Principles, Parameters and Universal Grammar (invited talk)

Event name: St Olave’s Grammar School Modern Foreign Languages Society talk series

Place: St. Olave’s Grammar School, Kent, UK

2nd February 2017           Title: The sizes of French and English reduced relatives.

Event name: Anglia Ruskin & Cambridge Romance Linguistics Seminar

Place: Anglia Ruskin University, UK

2016

Ian Roberts

Roberts, I. 2016. “Arbitrary PRO” is a radical null subject. Conference on Non-finite subjects. University of Nantes, April 1st.

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts. 2016a. Movement without diacritics: getting maximal use of minimal means. Language Variation, Utrecht University, February 9th.

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts. 2016b. Emergent parameters and syntactic complexity: new perspectives. 39th GLOW Colloquium, University of Göttingen, April 6th; Societas Linguistica Europa, Naples, September 3rd.

Roberts, I. 2016a. Linearisation, Labelling and Word-Order Parameters. Workshop on Disharmonic Word Order, Chinese University of Hong Kong, October 14th; Workshop on Adjunction, University of Hamburg, October 7th; Workshop on Theoretical Approaches to Head Movement, Stanford University, September 17th.

Roberts, I. 2016b. Is there such a thing as extreme syntactic change? Workshop on the Emerging Hebrew Languages, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, July 6th.

Roberts, I. 2016c. English and Brazilian Portuguese: Parallel Diachronic Journeys? Workshop on the 20th anniversay of the 2nd edition of I. Roberts & M. Kato (eds) Português Brasileiro: Uma Viagem Diacrônica, UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil, June 9th.

Roberts, I. 2016d. Formal deep typology: Mandarin Chinese as a Case Study. Beijing Foreign Languages and Cultures University, April 26th.

Roberts, I. 2016e. The Null Subject Parameter in the 21st Century. University of Ulster, Jordanstown, February 26th; University of Oxford, February 29th;  Universidade Nacional Brasília, Brazil, June 16th; SynCart Workshop, Chiusi, Italy, July 15th; Chinese University of Hong Kong, October 14th; New York University, December 9th; University of California, Los Angeles, February 24th 2017.

Roberts, I. 2016f. Null arguments and arbitrary pronouns. Pronomes: Sintaxe, morphología, processamento. Universidade Federal da Bahía, Salvador, Brazil, January 29th.

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts. 2016. Emergent parameters and syntactic complexity: new perspectives. Universidade Nacional Brasília, Brazil, June 17th; University of Toronto Workshop on Language Acquisition, May 25th.

Theresa Biberauer

'Probing the limits of syntactic variation'. Invited talk at the Faculty of Linguistics and Phonetics and Somerville College, University of Oxford (Oxford, 29 November 2016)

'There's a lot going on here: (earlier) English (and other) expletive syntax revisited'. Invited plenary talk at the From Sentence Grammar to Discourse Grammar: new ways of syntactic analysis and From Discourse Grammar to Sentence Grammar: the Path of Grammaticalisation workshop (Venice, 20 October 2016)

'Going beyond the input: consequences for typology, acquisition and change'. Invited talk for the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) Linguistics Colloquium (via Skype, 23 September 2016)

 'Negative developments in the history of Germanic'. Invited talk presented at the SUM-UP Potsdam Summer School in Historical Linguistics (Potsdam, 9 July 2016). European

Invited seminar leader at this summer school (one of 6 experts from different European countries)

'Going beyond the input (and UG): an emergentist generative perspective on syntactic variation, stability and change'. Invited talk presented at the Language Contact, Continuity and Change in the Emergence of Modern Hebrew conference (Jerusalem, 6 July 2016)

'Ich bin beschäftigt um das zu tun: on some morphosyntactic peculiarities of Kroondal German'. Paper presented at the Formal Linguistics in South Africa: A Snapshot Workshop (Stellenbosch, 30 November 2016)

'Contact and acquirers: the "exotic" factors that have shaped Afrikaans V2'. Paper presented at the Language Contact from an I-Language perspective conference (San Sebastian/Donostia, 27 October 2016)

'Going beyond the input: 3 factors and syntactic innovation'. Paper presented at the annual Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB) conference (York, 8 September 2016)

'Emergent parameters and pleiotropic formal features' Paper presented at the Workshop on Notions of 'feature' in linguistic theory: cross-theoretical and cross-linguistic perspectives. 49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE49, Naples, 3 September 2016)

Emergent features: a minimalist perspective'. Paper presented at the Workshop on Notions of 'feature' in linguistic theory: cross-theoretical and cross-linguistic perspectives. SLE49 (Naples, 2 September 2016)

'Contact and acquirers: the "exotic" factors that have shaped Afrikaans V2'. Paper presented at the 1st Workshop on the Determinants of Diachronic Stability (Ghent, 28 June 2016)

'Emergent parameters and syntactic complexity: new perspectives'. Paper presented at the Complexity in Acquisition workshop (Toronto, 25 May 2016)

'Going beyond the Input: Three Factors and variation, change and stability'. Paper presented at Formal Approaches to Variation 3 (FWAV3, New York, 19 May 2016)

'NONE>ALL>SOME: the case for emergent parametric variation'. Paper presented at the 5th Cambridge Comparative Syntax Conference (CamCoS 5; Cambridge, 5 May 2016)

'Emergent parameters and syntactic complexity: new perspectives'. Evening Lecture presented at Generative Linguistics in the Old World 39 (GLOW 39, Göttingen, 6 April 2016)

'Acquiring syntactic variation: a three factors-mediated parametric model'. Paper presented at the Workshop on Language Acquisition and Parametric Theory (Cambridge, 16 March 2016)

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts. 2016a. Movement without diacritics: getting maximal use of minimal means. Language Variation, Utrecht University, February 9th.

Jenneke van der Wal

23 June 2016      Linguistic fieldwork puzzles in African languages - Insight event, Cambridge Admissions Office, Sidney Sussex College

March 2016         ‘Bantu objects and the arrogance hierarchy’ - Linguistics Masterclass at Corpus Christi College Cambridge.

Anders Holmberg

18 March 2016   ‘The syntax of questions and answers’ Keynote talk at Newcastle and Northumbria Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics:

22-24 March 2016            ‘Non-V2 in V2 languages’, conference Rethinking Verb Second, Cambridge

8-10 April 2016  ‘The syntax of yes and no in English’, Keynote talk at 6th Annual Conference of ULAB, Aberdeen:

5-7 May 2016     ‘How to say no in Chinese’. CamCoS 5, University of Cambridge 19-20 May

2016       ‘Null subjects in Finnish and the typology of pro-drop’, Uralic Syntax Days at the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

9-11 June 2016  ‘Minimal pronouns’ (with On-Usa Phimsawat) Olinco 2016, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Sam Wolfe

01/2016                ‘Modern Germanic and Old Romance: Keys to a New Understanding of Embedded Verb Second’.

Forum of Germanic Studies 2016: Workshop on Embedded V2, University of Bristol. January 2016. With Theresa Biberauer

05/2016                ‘On the Limits of Variation in V2 Systems’. 5th Cambridge Comparative Syntax Conference, Cambridge. 5th-7th May 2016.

08/2016                ‘Deriving Modern Romance Isoglosses from Historical Data’. 49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. 31 August – 3 September 2016. University of Naples Federico II, Naples.

Kari Kinn

29/10/2016         Articles in Heritage Norwegian / 7th Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas, Athens (Georgia, USA)

Jamie Douglas

17th-18th November 2016           Title: Derivando la Ergatividad Sintáctica en los Idiomas Mayas [Deriving syntactic ergativity in Mayan languages] (with Rodrigo Ranero and Michelle Sheehan; talk presented by Rodrigo Ranero)

Event name: Formal Approaches to Mayan Linguistics 4 (FAMLi 4)

Place: Universidad de Oriente, Mexico

2015

Ian Roberts

Sheehan, M. & I. Roberts. 2015. A parameter hierarchy for passives. Linguistics Association of Great Britain. University College, London, September 18th

Roberts, I. 2015a. Second Positions: A Synchronic Analysis and Some Diachronic Consequences. Workshop on Parameters in Diachrony, International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Naples, July 30th.

Biberauer, T. & I. Roberts. 2015. Movement without diacritics: getting maximal use of minimal means. 41st Incontro di Grammatica Generativa, Perugia, February 26th, 24th Conference on Generative Grammar, Bayonne, May 21st.

Roberts, I. 2015b. On the interpretation of certain arbitrary pronouns. 41st Incontro di Grammatica Generativa, Perugia, February 28th.

Roberts, I. 2015a. The Null Subject Parameter in the 21st Century. University of Connecticut Round Table, December 12th.

Sheehan, M. & I. Roberts. 2015. A parameter hierarchy for passives. Princeton University, December 2nd; Rutgers University, November 6th, New York University, October 30th; Georgetown University, October 23rd; Harvard University, October 9th.

Roberts, I. 2015b. Formal and functional explanations: new perspective on an old debate. Plenary session, Societas Linguistica Europaea, September 3rd.

Roberts, I. 2015c. On the Interpretation of Certain Arbitrary Pronouns. Lund University, April 23rd, A-E Link Conference, Newcastle University, December 5th, 2014.

Roberts, I. 2015d. Second Positions: A Synchronic Analysis and Some Diachronic       Consequences. Traces of History Workshop, University of Oslo, March 9th.

Roberts, I. 2015e. OCL-for-SCL in Piedmontese and Elsewhere. Italian Dialect Meeting, Leiden University, June 24th.

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)

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.

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.

Anders Holmberg

12-13 Feb 2015  ‘How to answer negative questions: grammar, culture, and linguistic macro-areas’, Workshop on Variation in Language and Culture, University of York

17 June 2015      ‘Generic pronouns and phi-features.’ Arezzo meeting on Comparative Syntax, Arezzo, Italy

1-3 July 2015      ‘Generic pronouns and phi-features.’

Encontro intermediation do GT-TG 2015, Belo Horizonte, Brazil 7 Sept

2015       ‘Yes-no questions and yes-no answers’, Workshop on interrogatives, UCL, London16-18 Sept

2015       ‘Movement from the double object construction is never fully asymmetrical’. LAGB 2015, UCL, London 7-9 Oct

2015       ‘The syntax of questions and answers’, Keynote speech at First International Conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan (ICLAP 1):

10-11 Dec 2015 ‘How to answer questions in Taiwanese’ (with Meng Jung Wu), International Symposium of Chinese Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (ISOCTAL), Newcastle University

Jenneke van der Wal

Idioms and Bantu syntax. Invited at workshop on idioms. 12-13 November 2015. University of Potsdam

What you see is (not) what you get: on the interface between information structure and syntax. 5-6 November 2015. Keynote speaker at the Manchester Forum in Linguistics, University of Manchester.

Movement from the double object construction is never symmetrical (with Anders Holmberg and Michelle Sheehan). 15-18 September 2015. Annual Meeting of the LAGB, UCL London.

Asymmetries in differently phased double object constructions. 15-18 September 2015. Annual Meeting of the LAGB, UCL London.

A featural account of variation in Bantu object marking. 2-5 September 2015. Annual Meeting of the SLE, LUCL Leiden.

Movement from the double object construction is never symmetrical (with Anders Holmberg and Michelle Sheehan). 24-25 June 2015. Formal Analysis of MorphoSyntactic Variation, Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Object clitics in comparative Bantu syntax. 24-25 June 2015. Formal Analysis of MorphoSyntactic Variation, Vitoria-Gasteiz.

The interaction of two focus marking strategies in Luganda (with Saudah Namyalo). 26-28 March 2015. Annual Conference on African Linguistics 46, Oregon.

Nominal licensing without abstract Case (with Michelle Sheehan). 27-29 March 2015. WCCFL 33, Vancouver.

How to elicit information structure in fieldwork? An illustration from focus strategies in Luganda. 12 February 2015, Fieldwork Forum, University of California at Berkeley.

Object clitics in comparative Bantu syntax. 7-8 February 2015. 41st Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistic Society, Berkeley.

Sam Wolfe

12/2015    ‘The Importance of the Fin/Force Distinction for a Theory of (Medieval Romance) V2’. Going Romance, Nijmegen, 10th-12th December 2015

2014

Jenneke van der Wal

The worst Case scenario (with Michelle Sheehan). 27-28 November 2014. Workshop on Syntactic Variation, Bucharest.

Object clitics in comparative Bantu syntax. 27-28 November 2014. Workshop on Syntactic Variation, Bucharest.

On Luganda preverbal focus and morphological marking (with Saudah Namyalo). 14-15 October 2014. Bantu SynPhonIS: preverbal domain(s), ZAS Berlin.

A typology of Bantu subject inversion (with Lutz Marten). 19 August 2014, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

The worst Case scenario (with Michelle Sheehan). 25 September 2014. State of the Art in Comparative Syntax workshop, York.

Topic and focus in Bantu comparative syntax. 11-14 September 2014. 47th Annual meeting of the SLE, Poznan, Poland.

The worst Case scenario (with Michelle Sheehan). 11-14 September 2014. 47th Annual meeting of the SLE, Poznan, Poland.

A typology of Bantu subject inversion (with Lutz Marten). 8-10 September 2014. Syntax of the World’s Languages 6, Pavia, Italy.

Information structure in Bantu languages. 22 August 2014. Makerere University, Uganda.

A featural approach to object marking in Bantu languages. 31 July 2014. Agreement 2014: defining and mapping agreement, University of York.

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.

Anders Holmberg

23 Jan 2014         ‘The syntax of negative questions’, North East Research Away Day, Newcastle University

2-4 Apr 2014       ‘Stay in shape’, (with Bill Haddican and Nanna Haug Hilton), GLOW 37, University of Brussels

8-10 May 2014   ‘Principled compounding’, CamCoS 3, Cambridge

5-7 June 2014     ‘Three ways to invert the objects in the double object construction’, (with Bill Haddican) Olinco (Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium), Palacký University, Olomouc

19-21 June 2014   ‘Generic pronouns in Thai (with On-Usa Phimsawat), Understanding Pro-drop, Trento, Italy

8-10 Sept 2014   ‘On the typology of answers to yes-no questions’.Syntax of the World’s languages (SWL) 2014, Pavia, Italy

25 Sept 2014       ‘Commentary on Longobardi’s talk’, The state of the art in comparative syntax, workshop in York

26-27 Sept 2014   ‘Four ways to invert the objects in the double object construction’. (with Bill Haddican), Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop 29, York

29 Oct 2014         ‘Linguistic universals and linguistic variation’, invited lecture, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

30 Oct2014          ‘Linguistic universals and linguistic variation’, invited lecture, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

11 Nov 2014        ‘How to say yes and no in English’, invited lecture, Burapha University, Thailand

5 Dec 2014          ‘‘Generic pronouns and phi-features in Thai’ (with On-Usa Phimsawat), Asia-Europe Link 2, Newcastle University

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.

Anders Holmberg

6 Nov 2013          ‘Object movement in the double object construction in British English’ (with Bill Haddican). Workshop on the Comparative Syntax of English, Cambridge.

14 Nov 2013        Negative questions, positive answers.’Syntaxlab, Cambridge.

13 Dec 2013        ‘The typology of answers’. First Cambridge and York Comparative Syntax Workshop, Cambridge

16 Dec 2013        ‘The syntax of negative questions’, invited talk at CRISSP, University of Brussels

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.