Lectures

Programme 2020/21

05-10-2020             Mathieu Avanzi (Paris VII):

“Mapping dialectal variation”

 

19-10-2020             Artemis Alexiadou (HU Berlin):

“Linguistic changes in heritage grammars”

 

23-11-2020             George Walkden (U Konstanz):

“Can we predict future language changes?”

 

08-02-2021             Roberta D’Alessandro (U Utrecht):

“What microcontact tells us about language”

 

22-04-2021             Nino Grillo (York U):

“Local and Universal: On the interaction of universal parsing principles and grammatical variation.”

 

10-05-2021             Hae-Sung Jeon (U Central Lancashire):

‘Intonation: From Phonetics to Meaning’ 

Programme 2019/20

3 Oct 2019             Pritty Patel-Grosz (Oslo):

Explorations in the semantics of dance

 

7 Nov 2019            W. Tecumseh Fitch (Vienna):

The Evolution of the Neural Basis for Language: A Comparative Perspective

 

12 Dec 2019             Stefan Rabanus (Verona):

Possessive constructions in Cimbrian: contact-induced or autonomous morphosyntactic change?

 

2 Mar 2020        Ianthi M. Tsimpli (Cambridge):

Linguistic Complexity in Bilingual Children’s Grammars

 

30 Mar 2020         Chiara Gianollo (Bologna):

Simply not? How negation is strengthened in discourse, and which effects this may have over time

 

29 Apr 2020           Ingo Feldhausen (Frankfurt):

Focus, prosody, and word order: How new information is encoded in language and how one can investigate focus experimentally

 


 

Programme 2018/19

3 Oct 2018             Tjerk Hagemeijer (Lisbon):

The formation of the Gulf of Guinea creoles: between languages, genes, and history

 

23 Oct 2018             Gerardo Mazzaferro (Turin):

Researching (post)multilingualism: Translanguaging practices in an emergent superdiverse city, Turin (Italy) 

 

3 Dec 2018             Beáta Megyesi (Uppsala):

Decoding secret writings from the past – CANCELLED

 

25 Feb 2019          Daniel Gutzmann (Cologne):

I lost my damn watch! The grammar of expressive adjectives.– CANCELLED

 

14 Mar 2019          Peter Alexander Kerkhof (Leiden):

How bilingual Belgians reshaped the French language: Germanic-Romance language contact and Pippinid prestige

 

2 Apr 2019             Lutz Marten (SOAS London):

Universality and variation in language: Comparing East African Bantu languages in the context of the world’s linguistic diversity

 

15 May 2019            Marjo van Koppen (Utrecht):

Negation in the letters of P.C. Hooft: combining literary studies and linguistics

 


 

Programme 2017/18

26 Oct 2017             Roland Pfau (Amsterdam):

Sign Language Negation: From Gesture to Grammar

 

30 Nov 2017           Maria Garraffa (Heriot Watts, Edinburgh):

Mechanisms of language learning in children with developmental language disorder

 

4 Dec 2017              Beáta Megyesi (Uppsala):

Decoding secret writings from the past

 

19 Mar 2018            David Britain (Bern):

Discovering dialect with mobile phone apps

 

26 Apr 2018           Gea de Jong-Lendle (Marburg):

Forensic phonetics: Language identification from a foreign accent in German – Where does the kidnapper come from?

 

9 May 2018             Giuditta Caliendo (Lille):

Legitimacy and Identity in the Time of Crisis: a discursive perspective on European integration

Programme 2016/17

18-10-2016     Birgit A. Ramussen (Copenhagen):

Tracing the Indo-Europeans – their language and culture

 

07-11-2016    Tamara Rathcke (Kent):

On the power of rhythm in language and music

 

14-12-2016    Francis Nolan (Cambridge):

Intonation analysis: the ‘British’ school and the emergence of a phonology of intonation

 

23-03-2017     Ielka van der Sluis (Groningen):

The use and effectiveness of multimodal instructions

 

27-04-2017     James Clackson (Cambridge):

Ancient Etruscan – deciphering an unknown language

 

08-05-2017     Rob Truswell (Edinburgh):

Bonobos, children, and fear of trees

 

Programme 2015/16

08-10-2015     Andrew Nevins (University College London):

Tooth and Throat Singing: Mondegreens and the Decoding of Sound Structure

 

26-10-2015    Caroline Heycock (University of Edinburgh):

Linguistic change in the North Atlantic: Investigating modern Faroese

 

07-12-2015     Marc van Oostendorp (Universiteit Leiden):

Frans klinkt als een machinegeweer, Nederlands als morsecode

 

09-03-2016     Klaus Abels (University College London):

What word order typology reveals about universal cognitive biases

 

25-04-2015     Ioanna Sitaridou (University of Cambridge):

Continuity, Contact and Change: The Greek varieties (Romeyka) in Turkey today

 

03-05-2016     Antonella Sorace (University of Edinburgh):

Bilingualism across the lifespan: language and general cognition