Language structure: variation and change


PhD-defense and workshop Erin Pretorius


We are very pleased to announce that Erin Pretorius will be defending her dissertation entitled Spelling Out P: A Unified Syntax of Afrikaans Adpositions and V-Particles on June 2nd 2017 at 10.30in the Senaatzaal of the Academiegebouw, Domplein 29, Utrecht.

We cordially invite you to attend Erin’s defense, and to join her at the reception directly following the defense in the Academiegebouw.

In the afternoon after the defense there will also be a workshop with the title ‘The (In)flexibility of Syntactic Categories’. It will take place at Janskerkhof 15 A, room 2.02, starting at 14.00.

The preliminary schedule is as follows:

14.00 – 14.45 Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge) – Features and categories: A neo-emergentist perspective

14.45 – 15.00 coffee/tea break

15.00 – 15.45 Peter Svenonius (Tromsø) – TBA

15.45 – 16.30 Jeroen van Craenenbroeck (Leuven) – Expletives in Space