We are delighted to announce that Professor Janet Pierrehumbert has been selected to receive the 2020 Medal for Scientific Achievement from ISCA (the International Speech Communication Association). Professor Pierrehumbert has been a member of the Faculty since 2015.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Andreas Willi has been elected a Fellow of The British Academy. Professor Willi has been Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology since 2005. His work is an outstanding example of the synergy between linguistic theory and classical philology, covering many ancient Indo-European languages. He has worked extensively on sociolinguistic and dialectal variation in Greek, on language contact, and the language-literature-culture interface in the ancient world.
The Faculty of Linguistics at Oxford University invites Expressions of Interest from researchers who wish to apply to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship scheme 2020 (European Fellowships). The deadline for the submission of EoIs to the Faculty is August 3rd 2020.
The Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics at the University of Oxford invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral and completing graduate scholars who wish to apply for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, for entry in 2021.
The Oxford University VIRTUAL Open Day takes place on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 July 2020. Due to COVID-19, all events will be online. Visitors who are thinking of applying for the BA Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics degree are encouraged to watch the videos available through this link:
The Faculty is delighted that Professor Aditi Lahiri has been awarded a CBE in the New Year 2020 Honours List. The honour is in recognition of her services to the study of Linguistics.
Her research profile covers historical and comparative linguistics, phonology, phonetics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics, and brings together traditional and innovative methodologies in a unified research enterprise. Professor Lahiri commented that she is especially gratified that her discipline, linguistics, not often in the public limelight, was among those commended.
The Faculty of Linguistics congratulates Dr John Lowe for his outstanding success in winning the prestigious ERC Starter Grant 2019: ERC Starter Grant 2019. This highly-coveted funding rightly recognises the worth of Dr Lowe’s proposal: “Linguistics from India: new ideas for modern linguistics from ancient India”. These grants enable the selected scientists build their own research teams, creating an estimated 2,500 jobs for postdoctoral fellows, PhD students and other staff at the host institutions.