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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


TAL Talks


As of 2019, COPiL is also hosting handouts from talks and seminars on works in progress presented in Cambridge. Our current list of downloadable handouts is presented below.

If you have given a talk which you think fits the aims of COPiL and would like to share your handout, please contact Alex Cairncross ( or Sana Kidwai (



Issues in Basque-Romance Contact

Syntax mini-course, University of Cambridge - 3-4 March 2020

Ricardo Etxepare - (CNRS, IKER UMR5478)


Argument Ellipsis and Anti-Agreement Theory Revisited

SyntaxLab, University of Cambridge - 3 March 2020

Fanghua Zheng - (Cambridge)


Earliness Conditions on EPP-satisfaction: a view from Basque micro-comparative syntax

SyntaxLab, University of Cambridge - 25 February 2020

Ricardo Etxepare - (CNRS, IKER UMR5478)


The Syntax of Sanskrit Causatives

Indo European Seminar, University of Cambridge - 19 February 2020

Antonia Ruppel - (Oxford)


A third factor account of locality: explaining intervention and impenetrability effects with Minimal Search

SyntaxLab, University of Cambridge - 18 February 2020

Seth Aycock - (Cambridge)


The use of "as" as a post- adjectival intensifier in English

SyntaxLab, University of Cambridge - 11 February 2020

Imogen Davies - (Cambridge)


Rethinking Diachronic Syntax

SyntaxLab, University of Cambridge - 28 January 2020

Ian Roberts - (Cambridge)


Clause Structure and the Morphosyntax of Swahili Verbs

SyntaxLab, University of Cambridge - 21 January 2020

Tom Meadows - (Queen Mary)



t-glottalling, flapping and pre-glottalisation in British Englishes: Patterns in phonological and social variability

Cambridge Linguistics Forum, University of Cambridge - 5 December 2019

Danielle Turton (Lancaster University)


Moving without a Goal: Deconstructing "Directional" PPs

SyntaxLab, University of Cambridge - 3 December 2019

Pietro Baggio (Queen Mary)


An alternative theory of indexical shift

SyntaxLab, University of Cambridge - 26 November 2019

Sandhya Sundaresan (Leipzig)


Deriving Selective Opacity via Path-based Locality

Syntax mini-course, University of Cambridge - 22 November 2019

Thomas McFadden (ZAS) and Sandhya Sundaresan (Leipzig)


Sociolinguistic Vulnerability: Disaster Linguicism and Crisis Translation

Linguistics Society, University of Cambridge - 14 November 2019

Federico Federici (University College London)


Allocutive marking and the theory of agreement

SyntaxLab, University of Cambridge - 5 November 2019

Thomas McFadden (ZAS)


Domains and Parameters

SyntaxLab, University of Cambridge - 22 October 2019

Ian Roberts (Cambridge)


Granularity in generative syntax and why it matters

SyntaxLab, University of Cambridge - 15 October 2019

Chenchen Julio Song (Cambridge)