Have you ever wondered how we arrive at pragmatic interpretations of stories told in pictures, or in a mix of pictures and words? To find out, see Julian J. Schlöder and Daniel Altshuler, “Super Pragmatics of (linguistic-)pictorial discourse”, which has just appeared in Linguistics and Philosophy: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10988-022-09374-x
Earlier this month, researchers from the Language and Brain Laboratory returned from three weeks of fieldwork in Kolkata, India, where they collected psycholinguistic data from over 400 participants. During this time they worked with researchers and students to run experiments on phonological processing and morphological complexity at Jadavpur University, Salt Lake School, and Saltlake Siksha Niketan.
The Faculty is proud to congratulate Professor Aditi Lahiri on her appointment as the distinguished Hermann and Klara H. Collitz Professsor at the Linguistic Society of America’s 2023 Linguistic Institute, to be held at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst from June 19 to July 14 (https://blogs.umass.edu/lingstitute2023/).
The Philological Society is pleased to offer a limited number of bursaries, worth £12,000 each, for students embarking on a taught postgraduate programme in the UK in the areas of linguistics or philology, in accordance with the society’s mission: “to investigate and promote the study and knowledge of the structure, the affinities, and the history of languages.
Dr Gede Primahadi W. Rajeg will be co-presenting the initial stage of the retro-digitisation of the Enggano-German Dictionary (Kähler 1987) at the Seminar Nasional Bahasa Ibu XV 2023 (the National Seminar on Mother Tongue) at Udayana University, Bali (21 February 2023).
Congratulations to Holly Kennard on the award of a John Fell Grant, which will fund a researcher to work together with Holly on intonation analysis of a set of Breton recordings. The researcher post will be advertised soon.
The Leverhulme Trust awards prestigious three-year fellowships to early career academics each year. The Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics is now inviting expressions of interest in this highly competitive award, from potential applicants in any field in any area opf the Faculty’s expertise. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with expressions of interest by the end of Thursday January 5th. Your expression of interest should explain how your proposal fits with the Faculty’s research profile.
The Faculty is delighted to congratulate Wolfgang de Melo on the award of a three-year Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust, beginning in October 2023. He will use the Fellowship to write a syntax of Plautus and Terence, two writers of Roman comedy who together make up three-quarters of our corpus of early Latin.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council has renewed its commitment to UK participation in the CLARIN European Research Infrastructure Consortium, with guaranteed participation until at least the end of 2023. Participation in CLARIN gives access to digital language resources and tools, as well as opportunities for funding (https://www.clarin.eu/funding).