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Alex Pfaff to UiO

Alexander Pfaff, who defended his University of Tromsø thesis on Icelandic Noun phrases a little while back, will be starting in a Post-doc position at the University of Oslo in September, working with Kristin Bech among other people.The project is ‘Constraints on syntactic … Continue reading

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A very positive external evaluation of CASTL research groups

The Research Council of Norway assembled a big group of external teams to evaluate the humanities at all the Norwegian institutions of higher learning. A panel consisting of linguists with a wide range of specialties evaluated, among other things, 11 research groups … Continue reading

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Graduate Student Conference in Oslo in February 2018

The University of Oslo is hosting the third sesquiennial Norwegian Graduate Student Conference in Linguistics and Philology (NoSLiP): https://noslip2018.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/ The first was held in Tromsø in January of 2015, and the second at NTNU in October of 2016. One page abstracts … Continue reading

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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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