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Syntactic Theory at Rutgers


We are a group dedicated to Syntactic Theory. In our meetings grad students have the opportunity to:

  • Read and discuss recent publications in Syntax,
  • Hear talks by invited speakers
  • Present on their own work in syntax, and get feedback from each other



Faculty Organizer
Troy Messick (troy.messick [at]

Grad Organizers
Deepak Alok (deepak.alok [at]
Hazel MItchley (hazel.mitchley [at]



Nov 16, 2018: 3-5pm
Talk: Lee Bickmore & Lauren Clemens (University at Albany SUNY). Title TBA

Oct 4, 2018: 1-2.30pm
Talk: Zheng Shen (Goethe University Frankfurt) Multi-valuation and the Language Level of the Agreement Hierarchy  

Sept 26, 2018: 1-2pm
Mark Baker & Livia Camargo Souza (Rutgers University) Agree without Agreement: Switch-Reference in Two Panoan Languages