Utrecht Theoretical Linguistics

Syntax Reading Group

The Syntax Reading Group has restarted its activity.

We meet every 2nd Monday of the month to discuss syntax articles.

The meetings normally take place between 12:00 and 13:30 (you’re welcome to eat your lunch during the discussion) on the 2nd Monday of the month. At the moment, we are meeting on Teams, so if you wish to join please let Roberta know and she’ll add you to the Teams group.

Upcoming meetings:

11 April: Collins & Stabler (2016)

9 May: tba

13 June: tba


–previous meetings:


November 8: Chomsky 2020, UCLA lecture #3 (https://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/005485)

December 13: TBA

24 January: UCLA lectures #2 and #3 (finishing the discussion)

14 February: Norbert and Peter will present Chomsky’s Japan paper “Minimalism: where are we now, and where can we hope to go”




Previous meetings:

November 7: Merchant (1998). Pseudosluicing: Elliptical clefts in Japanese and English. In: Alexiadou et al. (eds), ZAS working papers in linguistics, Vol. 10. Berlin, ZAS, pp. 88–112. (different room: Trans 10, 0.26!)


Previous meetings:

September 25: Bobaljik (2008). Where’s Phi? Agreement as a Post-Syntactic Operation. In Harbour et al. (eds), Phi-Theory: Phi features across interfaces and modules, pp. 295-328. Oxford: OUP.

October 18: Gallego (2018). Projection without agreement. The Linguistic Review 35(4): 601–623.