“Being red vs blushing: The morphosyntax of permanent and transient properties”
There is preliminary evidence that predicates expressing permanent properties, like “being intelligent”, and those expressing transient properties, like “being sad”, are systematically associated with non-trivially different
morphological and syntactic expressions in the languages of the world. The aims of the project are 1) to
establish this result—the outcome of a short pilot project conducted in 2019—more solidly, 2) to provide a
Congratulations to Prof. David Willis who has been awarded funding for a major UK-German (AHRC-DFG) research project to collaborate with Prof. Roland Meyer of Humboldt University Berlin on an investigation of subject pronouns (‘I’, ‘she’, ‘they’) and how their form and functions change over time.
The Faculty is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 winners of the prizes for the best performances in the MSt and MPhil examinations. The winner of the George Wolf Prize, awarded for the best performance in the MSt, is Wyn Shaw (St Hilda’s). The joint winners of the Katrina Hayward Price, awarded for the best performance in the MPhil, are Joshua Booth (Somerville) and Pat Snidvongs (Worcester). Wyn, Josh and Pat are all continuing to study at Oxford for a DPhil. Our warmest congratulations to all three for their excellent exam performances!
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.