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Date

Thu Oct 02, 2014

Time

07:00 PM - 08:30 PM


			

Location

KCB 106

Category

Lectures

Title

"Going the pub and being the library: A Microparameter in North-West English Prepositional Phrases"

Description


Abstract:

    Dialects in the North-West of England have been shown to allow strings like the following, where other dialects would require a preposition to (Haddican 2010, Biggs 2013, Myler 2011, 2013).


      (1) John came the pub with me.


    A striking fact (indicated by a comparison of Biggs 2013 and Myler 2011, 2013) is that constructions of this sort differ slightly in their syntactic properties amongst dialects of the North-West, with young Liverpool speakers allowing a wider range of "prepositionless" structures than speakers from elsewhere in the region and older Liverpool speakers. This talk will provide a general introduction to the dialects, describe the syntactic and semantic differences in their "preposition less" structures, and provide a syntactic account of those differences in terms of microparametric variation.


This is the first presentation in the new BULA-sponsored series, "Linguistics Faculty Spotlight."

Refreshments will be served.


Speaker(s)

Prof. Neil Myler (Boston University)

Sponsored by

BULA

and the Department of Romance Studies/Linguistics Program

Date

Wed Nov 19, 2014

Time

07:00 PM - 08:30 PM


			

Location

KCB 101

Category

Lectures

Title

"Focusing on Reflexives"

Description

The second presentation in the new BULA-sponsored series, "Linguistics Faculty Spotlight."

Further details will be posted here soon.

Refreshments will be served.

Speaker(s)

Prof. Byron Ahn (Boston University)

Sponsored by

BULA

and the Department of Romance Studies/Linguistics Program

See also the following links
for events at:

* MIT
* Harvard
* UMass (Amherst).