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The Six Commandments

This week, CASTL-LAVA’s Professor II Jason Rothman organized a major event in Reading featuring Chomsky and several other speakers, including two of our other Professor II’s, Terje Lohndal and Tanja Kupisch. The event was a major success, and Chomsky did … Continue reading

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Colloquium: Positioning Kinande phrasal harmony in phonetics, phonology, and syntax

On Friday, April 21st, Laura Downing and Martin Krämer will present joint work on ‘Positioning Kinande phrasal harmony in phonetics, phonology, and syntax’ In the CASTL colloquium slot, E-0105 at 14.15.  

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Laura Downing on Tone, Accent, and Intonation

Our CASTLFISH professor II Laura Downing is holding a minicourse again this term, this time on tone, accent and intonation, which will take place on Wednesday the 19th (2-4) and Thursday the 20th (10-12 and 2-4): 19.04. 14.15-16.00 in room E1004 … Continue reading

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Friday Colloquium: Bożena Rozwadowska

Bożena Rozwadowska, University of Wrocław, will be presenting on: Aspect-related properties of Polish nominalizations Polish is a language which has a variety of derived nominalizations. In addition to the so called deverbal nominalizations (similar to derived nominals in other languages, including … Continue reading

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Three discourse referents under a certain assignment walk into a bar…

On March 23rd, Sergey Minor defended his thesis, Dependent Plurals and the Semantics of Distributivity. Most linguists have learned about the difference between cumulative and distributive readings in examples like: Two opponents posed twelve questions. On the distributive reading, each … Continue reading

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Gillian Ramchand featured on Linguist List

Our own Gillian Ramchand, world’s northernmost Trinidadian Scot, is featured on the LINGUIST list – her mini-autobiography is a great read.    

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Upcoming PhD students at CASTL

LAVA just scored another CASTL PhD position, which will be advertised later this year. This will be in addition to the three students coming this summer: Sigríður Björnsdóttir (LAVA), Maud Westendorp (CASTL-FISH), and Natalia Jardon (CASTL-FISH).    

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Gillian Ramchand is chair of GLOW

The organization Generative Linguistics in the Old World has been promoting generative linguistics in Europe and elsewhere for about 40 years. The highlight every year is the annual spring ‘colloquium’ featuring about twenty hour-long talk slots by speakers selected through a highly competitive … Continue reading

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Tromsø among the top 100 linguistics departments worldwide

QS World University Rankings is one of the most thorough attempts to quantify quality at the world’s universities. I don’t know how accurate they are but I know I like this result: Once again this year, Tromsø is ranked among the top … Continue reading

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Exploring the semantics of Dance

A guest talk by Patrick Grosz and Pritty Patel-Grosz from the University of Oslo, who will present their recent research on form and meaning in the Indian dance form Bharatanatyam in the CASTL colloquium on Friday at 14.15 in E0105. The … Continue reading

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