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  • Workshop: Nominal phrase meaning

The recently founded network OASIS on formal semantic ontology in natural language is preparing a workshop on Nominal phrase meaning. It will take place at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/Leibniz-ZAS on January 11-12, 2018.

  • Workshop on Non Canonical Imperatives

RUESHeL is organizing a workshop on non-canonical imperatives (NCI) that will take place at Humboldt-University on May 25-26, 2018. See here for more details. We invite researchers to submit abstracts.

  • Humboldt-Award: DeMiNes

As part of the German-Mediterranean Network for Linguistics (“DeMiNeS”), RUeSHeL congratulates Prof. Athina Soupi (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) who has been awarded the 2017 Humboldt Alumni Award for Innovative Networking Initiatives. [more]

  • Workshop: SelectionFest 2017

RUESHeL is co-organizing a workshop on selection and embedding, "SelectionFest 2017", to be held on November 10-11, 2017 at the Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS). Invited speakers: Jane Grimshaw, Keir Moulton, Kerstin Schwabe, Barbara Stiebels and Aaron Steven White. More details here.

On 3rd May at 14:00, R.2249a UL6, the Research Unit for Experimental Syntax and Heritage Languages (RUESHel) will be hosting guest speaker Dr. Giuseppina Silvestri from the department of Italian at the  University of Cambridge.  She is a Research Associate in the Leverhulme-funded Project: 'Fading voices in southern Italy: investigating language contact in Magna Graecia' and will be presenting work jointly authored with Prof. Adam Ledgeway and Dr. Norma Schifano on language contact between the Greek and Romance varieties spoken in Southern Italy. Please find below the title and a short abstract of the co-authored paper below. All interested are invited to attend.

  • Workshop: '(In)definiteness and (non)specifity: Meaning and usage'

On June 26, 2017 at Humboldt-Universität. Speakers: Prof. Tania Ionin (University of Illinois), Prof. Klaus von Heusinger (Universität zu Köln), Asst. Prof. Umut Özge (Middle East Technical University), Asst. Prof. Bert le Bruyn (Utrecht University). More details here. [Program]

  • Workshop: The Generic Notebook: Current approaches to genericity"

RUESHeL is organising a workshop on genericity "The Generic Notebook: Current approaches to genericity" to be held on June 2, 2017 at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Invited speakers: Prof. Veneeta Dayal, Prof. M.T. Espinal, Dr Matthew Husband, Dr Napoleon Katsos and Dr Manfred Krifka. More details here.

  • Announcement: Workshop on Verb Serialization (Dec 8-9)

RUESHeL announces a Workshop on Verb Serialization to be held Dec 8-9 at Humboldt-Universität Berlin. More details on the scope of the workshop and Call for Papers here.

  • Workshop: "Heads, Phrases, Ts and Nodes: Syntactic Movement in the 21st Century"

On June 9, 2017, RUESHeL is organizing a workshop at Humboldt-Universität, UL6, R.2070a on syntactic movement. Please see the website for more details, which is available here.

  •  Workshop on compounds

On the February 20, 2017, RUSHeL is organizing a workshop on compounds at Humboldt-Universität, UL6, R.2249a. The program is available here.

  •  Workshop: "Heritage languages in adults and children"

In cooperation with Leibniz-Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), RUESHeL is hosting a workshop on heritage languages in adults and children on January 27, 2017 at ZAS (Schützenstr. 18, 10117 Berlin).

The aim of this workshop is to inform about ongoing research on different heritage languages in children and adults, to discuss the ongoing PhD and postDoc projects and to sketch possible joint research (e.g. experimental) across the four groups situated at Leibniz-ZAS, Humboldt University, Konstanz U and Tromsø U. The heritage languages under investigation are Greek, Russian and Turkish and the environmental or majority languages are German and Norwegian. more