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The 9th Cambridge Comparative Syntax Conference Part II

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The CamCoS 9, Part II conference is held on 19th and 20th January 2021 in honour of Prof. Anders Holmberg’s retirement

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CamCoS (short for Cambridge Comparative Syntax) is an explicitly comparatively oriented syntax conference. This celebratory event runs over two days and features both invited and peer-reviewed speakers as well as poster presentations.

The topic is: 'Where is the variation: syntax or PF?'

For more details about the conference series, visit the website here

Conference schedule over the two days:

Day One

January 19th 2021

Chair: Karen Corrigan
  • 10 -11 a.m: Invited speaker: Prof. Halldór Ármann Sigurðsson (Lund University|) - Universality and variation in language.
  • 11-11.45 a.m: Poster sessions
    1. Murdhy Alshamari (University of Ha'il) - Contrastive Focus particles, CF-chain interpretation and multiple agreement in North Hail dialect of Arabic.
    2. Laura Bailey (University of Kent) - Explaining microvariation in P-dropping varieties.
    3. Qi Wang (Wuhan University) - Bound words and the structure of Chinese proper names.
    Chair: Martha Young-Scholten
  • 11.45 -12.15 p.m: Anna Pineda (Sorbonne University) & Michelle Sheehan (Anglia Ruskin University) - A Cyclic Agree account of the Romance faire-infinitive: new evidence from Catalan.
  • 12.15 - 1 p.m: Lunch and breakout sessions
  • 1 - 1.30 p.m: Mayumi Hosono (Keio University) - A Generalization on the Complementizer-Trace Effect from the Intonational Perspective.
  • Day Two

    January 20th 2021

    Chair: Karen Corrigan
  • 11 - 12 p.m: Abdelkader Fassi Fehri (Mohamed Bin Zayed University Abu Dhabi) - Number and Gender Convergence: The Arabic Plurative.
  • Chair: Martha Young-Scholten
  • 12 - 12.45 p.m: Poster sessions:
    1. Ali Agryani (Dhofar University) - On the Syntax of Jibbali Sluicing.
    2. Makiko Mukai (University of Kochi) - Merging compounds.
  • 12.45 - 1.30 p.m: Lunch and breakout sessions
  • 1.30 - 2 p.m: Marwan Jarrah (University of Jordan) & Abdel Rahman Altakhaineh (Al Ain University of Science and Technology, UAE) - The distribution of dropped objects in Jordanian Arabic.
  • 2 - 2.30 p.m: Deepak Alok (Rutgers University) & Bill Haddican (City University of New York) - On some parameters of allocutive marking.
  • 3 - 5 p.m: Social event.

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