ILLS Programme 2012-13!

Posted on September 16, 2012 by



The line-up for this semester’s Manchester ILLS (Institute for Linguistics and Language Studies) seminars is now complete!

These seminars take place fortnightly on Tuesdays at 4pm (talks start at 4.15), on even weeks, in Samuel Alexander A113 (note change of venue). The speakers will give a 45-minute talk on their research, with time for questions; afterwards there’s wine and nibbles, and it’s usual for a group to take the speaker out to a nearby restaurant. The programme is:

2nd Oct: Kersti Börjars (Manchester): Growing syntax: the development of functional structure in Germanic noun phrases

15th Oct: Ash Asudeh (Oxford/Carleton): Thematic uniqueness and resource accounting (NOTE: on a Monday, in Mansfield Cooper G19)

16th Oct: Antonio Fortin (Manchester): Dimensions of morphological meaning: reining in the rampant polysemy of evaluative affixes

30th Oct: Napoleon Katsos (Cambridge): Quantity implicatures from a developmental perspective

20th Nov: Holger Diessel (Jena): Clause and constituent order in complex sentences: Processing or diachronic inheritance? (jointly with Psychology; NOTE: NOT 13th Nov!)

27th Nov: Mark Aronoff (Stony Brook): Partial organization in languages: La langue est un système où la plupart se tien(nen)t

11th Dec: Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (Manchester): On linguistic complexity (in varieties of English and beyond)

More (slightly outdated) information about ILLS can be found here. The programme for the second semester can be found here.

Featured image: a logo for ILLS.

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