Workshop on the Comparative

Syntax and Semantics of Comparatives

March 14~15, 2020

Konkuk University, Seoul



“… Comparatives … have been the focus of much of the work on the syntax and semantics … in the tradition of generative grammar. The syntactic complexity of these constructions was recognized and discussed in very early work … and has formed the basis for important developments in the theory of phrase structure … as well as important work on ellipsis … On the semantic side, … comparatives … provide an empirical foundation upon which to build an investigation of the semantic characteristics of gradable adjectives and, more generally, the expression of ordering relations in natural language.” (Kennedy 1999, xv-xvi)



Confirmed Invited Speakers

Sigrid Beck

Vera Hohaus

Toshiko Oda

Osamu Sawada