A Luwian inscription of the late tenth or early ninth century BCE (pictured here) ends — in typical Luwian style — with a threat against anyone who damages the stone. “May Halabean Tarhunzas not grant ARA PATA to destroy!” Halabean Tarhunzas is a god, but what is ARA PATA? For new light on this longstanding problem, see now Timothy G.
Gede Primahadi Wijaya Rajeg’s paper ‘Penonjolan peran semantis dan konstruksi gramatikal pasangan verba -i dan -kan: Kajian Gramatika Konstruksional berbasis korpus atas menawari/menawarkan’ has been published open access in Linguistik Indonesia.
Wolfgang de Melo has contributed “The Egadi Rostra, a linguistic analysis” (the Egadi rostra are bronze rams from ancient warships, with inscriptions, found since 2004 in the sea near Sicily), “Morphology and syntax in early Latin”, and — together with Giuseppe Pezzini - “Early Latin metre”, to a volume which has just appeared with Cambridge University Press: J. N.
In this paper, now published open access in Journal of East Asian Linguistics, Chen Xie approaches a long-standing challenge in Mandarin syntax (the Mandarin bǎ-construction) from a new angle, by providing a detailed comparison with a partially similar construction in Wenzhounese (the de-construction) based on new data.
Sarah Ogilvie’s The Dictionary People: The unsung heroes who created the Oxford English Dictionary, published by Chatto & Windus, draws on new source material — due to an exciting chance find — to tell previously untold stories of the people whose efforts gave us the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.
The Faculty is delighted to congratulate our Head of Administration and Finance, Dan Holloway, for becoming the fourth-time Creative Thinking World Champion. Having previously won the championship in 2016, 2017 and 2019, Dan becomes the most recent recipient in 2023, together with last year’s winner Emily Dixon.
Congratulations to Michele Bianconi, who has been awarded the 2023 Conington Prize in Classical Literature, Textual Criticism and Philology, for his DPhil thesis The Linguistic Relationships between Greek and the Anatolian Languages.
Warm congratulations to Marc Olivier on the award of a John Fell Fund to support his project on the effects of syntactic operations on cognition. The grant will support two researchers, Yuyan Xue (University of Cambridge) and Tom Williamson (University of the West of England), to work with Marc on the interaction between syntactic rules in different languages and the cognitive capacities that speakers of these languages possess. We look forward to learning what they find out!
Warm congratulations to Johannes Keil on winning the George Humphrey Prize for the best overall performance in Psychology papers in the Final Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics. Very well done, Johannes!