Syntax/semantics reading group at NUS

The syntax/semantics reading group at NUS meets weekly during the semester. Each week we choose a paper to read and discuss, or someone will share their work in progress.


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2017–2018 Sem 1

We will meet Thursdays at 11am, in the AS5 fifth floor reading room.

Day Topic/reading
Aug 24 Cole & Hermon 2005 “Subject And Non-subject Relativization in Indonesian” in JEAL
Aug 31 Rullmann 1994 “Negative islands aren’t islands”
Sep 7 Yosuke Sato “Particle stranding ellipsis in Japanese, string deletion, and argument ellipsis”
Sep 14 Naga Selvanathan “Cleft constructions in Tamil and Anti-agreement”
Sep 21 James Collins “Composition and definiteness without articles: A case study in Tagalog”