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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

As you may have seen, there was a fire at the Clarendon Institute on Thursday 11th August. Business is continuing as usual as much as we are able to manage, but please bear with us over the next few weeks as we relocate to slightly more long term temporary premises.

In the meanwhile, please direct enquiries by email where at all possible. We will post further updates as we have them.

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FACULTY OF LINGUISTICS

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Thank you for your co operation 


 NEWS


FACULTY OF LINGUISTICS WINS SECOND MAJOR GRANT FOR GROUND BREAKING RESEARCH ON WORD STRUCTURE

  Professor Aditi Lahiri FBA has been awarded

- for the second time -

an advanced grant by the

European Research Council

Aditi

The project is called:

"RESOLVING MORPHO-PHONOLOGICAL ALTERNATION: HISTORICAL, NEUROLINGUISTIC, AND COMPUTATIONAL APPROACHES"

What is it about? Basic words, and complex words derived from them, could share the same form, as in care and care-ful and rare and rar-ity do; but more often they don't, in English and elsewhere. Think of: serene - seren-ity, sane - san-ity, line - line-ear, wide - wid-th, midwife - midwifery, clean - clean-liness, flower - flor-al, etc.

We call these ' morpho-phonological alternations', and the project is investigating them across the world's languages, their typology, their history, and how difficult it is for speakers to remember and produce them, and for listeners to understand them.

We will be combining theoretical and historical linguistic analysis with neurolinguistic methods (brain imaging) and computational modelling, to answer fundamental questions such as:

▪ Why do morpho-phonological alternations exist in the first place and why are they so widespread, even though they could potentially impede language comprehension?

▪ How do they develop over the time-course of hundreds of years?

▪ How are they represented inside people's heads and how does the brain process them?


Two Linguistics nominations for the

OUCS 2016

"Most Acclaimed Lecturer" award

We are delighted to announce that two members of the Faculty of Linguistics were nominated this year for the OUCS 'Most Acclaimed Lecturer' award:

 Ms Charlotte Hemmings and Dr Louise Mycock.

Dr Mycock won the award in 2014, and this is no less than the third time that she has been nominated.


"R. H. Robins Graduate Prize"

The Philological Society has launched the ninth R. H. Robins graduate student prize for an article on a linguistic topic that falls within the area of the Society's interests as defined by present and past publications in the Transactions of the Philological Society (TPhS). For details, please see the Robins Prize page on the website:
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LECTURE LIST 

Michaelmas Term 2016

Please note there may be additions and amendments throughout the term - some venues and times may be changed at fairly short notice.

For all Papers IV & V, Romance/Slavonic/Celtic Linguistics, Individual Languages & Oriental Studies Lectures or Computational Linguistics please refer to the relevant Institute:

MML Lecture List
Oriental Institute Lecture List
Computational Linguistics

Seminars:

MICHALEMAS TERM 2016 

General Linguistic Seminar

Romance Linguistics Seminar to follow soon

Comparative Philology Seminar to follow soon