Biodata

 

INVITED SPEAKERS

One-Soon Her
One-Soon Her is a Distinguished Professor of the Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Chengchi University (NCCU), in Taipei, Taiwan. He has a PhD in linguistics from University of Hawaii. He is the founder and editor of Taiwan Journal of Linguistics. His specializations include syntax, Chinese linguistics, and grammatical variation and change.

Rachel Nordlinger
Rachel Nordlinger returned to the University of Melbourne after completing her PhD at Stanford University in 1997.  She has spent the last 20 years recording, documenting and describing a number of Australian Aboriginal languages of the Northern Territory, including Bilinarra, Wambaya and Murrinh-Patha. Central to this research has been work within Lexical-Functional Grammar addressing the challenges posed by the complex grammatical structures of these and other Australian Aboriginal languages.  Her work focuses particularly on case morphology (Constructive Case, 1998, CSLI), nominals and noun phrases, noun incorporation and morphological theory.

 

PAPER PRESENTERS

Ahmed, Tafseer
Tafseer Ahmed is a post-doctoral researcher in Urdu grammar project at the University of Konstanz. He has earned his PhD degree form the University of Konstanz on the topic of "Spatial Expressions and Case in South Asian languages". University of Konstanz, Germany, Tafseer.Khan@uni-konstanz.de

Arka, I Wayan
I Wayan Arka is a Fellow in Linguistics at School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University. His interests are in descriptive, theoretical and typological aspects of Austronesian and Papuan languages of Indonesia. Wayan is currently working on a number of projects: NSF-funded research on Voice in the Austronesian languages of eastern Indonesia (2008-2011), ARC-funded projects for the development of computational grammar for Indonesian (2008-2011) and the Languages of Southern New Guinea (2011-2014).

Arnold, Doug
Doug Arnold (doug@essex.ac.uk) was educated at Cambridge (English Literature), and at the University of Essex (MA and PhD in Theoretical Linguistics). He has been a lecturer in the Department of Language and Linguistics at Essex since 1981.

Asudeh, Ash
Ash Asudeh is University Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Oxford, Hugh Price Fellow at Jesus College, and Associate Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at Carleton University. His research interests include semantics, pragmatics, language and logic, syntax, and grammatical architecture. Oxford home page: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~cpgl0036/. LLI Lab website (Carleton): http://llilab.carleton.ca.

Bodomo, Adams
Adams Bodomo is Associate Professor in the School of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong and Director of the University's African Studies Programme. His expertise includes formal theoretical linguistics (syntax, semantics and their interfaces), cognitive science/ human language technology and African studies. His current projects include writing a grammar of the Zhuang Language of southwestern China, research into the African diaspora in Asia, particularly China, and a study of ideophones in African and Asian languages. He does research on the syntactic and semantic structures of a wide range of languages, including Dagaare, English, French, Norwegian, Twi, and comparative study of Chinese and any of these languages.

Broadwell, George Aaron
George Aaron Broadwell is a professor in the Dept of Anthropology and the Program in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University at Albany, State University of New York.  His research focus is the grammar of Native American languages, including Choctaw, Zapotec, Copala Triqui, Kachikel Maya, and Timucua.

Castellucci, Gregg A.
Gregg A. Castellucci is a first year graduate student in linguistics at Yale University. Castellucci is a native of Plattsburgh, New York and graduated from the University at Albany (State University of New York) in 2011. His primary areas of study include neurolinguistics and the biological basis of human language, as well as syntax and morphology.

Cavar, Damir
Damir Cavar is a computational linguist, currently sustituting Miriam Butt at the University of Konstanz, and from August on he is teaching computational linguistics at Eastern Michigan University, being affiliated with ILIT (The LINGUIST List). His research areas are covering theoretical and computational syntax, parsing and corpus linguistics. More details can be found on his homepage http://www.cavar.me/damir/, his email address is: damir at linguistlist dot org.

Dalrymple, Mary
Mary Dalrymple is Professor of Syntax at the University of Oxford.  She completed her PhD in linguistics at Stanford University in 1990, and spent the next thirteen years as a researcher at Xerox PARC.  She left PARC in 2003 to take up a position at King's College London, and moved from King's to Oxford in 2004. Her main interests are in syntax, semantics, and the interface between them.

Falk, Yehuda N.
Yehuda N. Falk is Professor of Linguistics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Interested in linguistics since high school (when his primary interest was the development of the Romance languages), he got his B.A. in linguistics at Brandeis University and his Ph.D. at MIT. He is the author of two books: Lexical-Functional Grammar: An Introduction to Parallel Constraint-Based Syntax (CSLI Publications, 2001) and Subjects and Universal Grammar: An Explanatory Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2006). In addition to his interest in languages and linguistics, Falk is an amateur actor and an avid fan of Star Trek.

Gazdik, Anna
Anna Gazdik completed her master's degrees at the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest in French (2006), English (2007) and Theoretical Linguistics (2010). She was a PhD student between 2007 and 2011 at the Université Paris 7 and at the Eötvös Loránd University, under the supervision of Anne Abeillé and Dávid Szabó. She successfully defended her thesis in June 2011, on multiple questions in French and Hungarian. Now she is working on the possible LFG representation of the Syntax-Discourse Interface in Hungarian and on coordination in multiple questions from a cross-linguistic perspective. Email: annagazdik at gmail dot com. Homepage: http://www.llf.cnrs.fr/Gens/Gazdik/index-fr.php.

Giorgolo, Gianluca
Gianluca Giorgolo is currently post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University. He got his PhD from Utrecht University in 2010 with a thesis on the interaction between verbal language and gesture at the level of semantic and information structures. His research interests include non-verbal communication, formal semantics, computational linguistics, human-computer interaction and cognitive models for the fusion of multiple modalities. E-mail address: gianluca_giorgolo at carleton dot ca

Haug, Dag
Dag Haug is Associate Professor of Latin at the University of Oslo, where he received his PhD in 2001. His research interests are syntax and semantics of Greek and Latin, and historical linguistics. He is particularly interested in applications of methods from corpus linguistics and computational linguistics to ancient languages.

Knickerbocker, Megan
Megan Knickerbocker graduated in 2001 from the State University of New York-University at Albany with a B.A. in Linguistics and Anthropology. Aside from Kaqchikel, Megan has studied such languages as Zoogocho Zapotec, Spanish, French, and Arabic. Her senior honors thesis was a comparison of the agreement and word order in Kaqchikel, Moroccan Arabic, and Modern Standard Arabic. Megan will be attending the State University of Albany-University at Albany again in the fall to get her M.S. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Upon certification, she hopes to teach English in the Middle East or North Africa.

Laczko, Tibor
Tibor Laczko is associate professor at the Department of English Linguistics at the University of Debrecen. He works in Lexical-Functional Grammar. His research areas include Hungarian and English syntactic, morphological and morphosyntactic phenomena with especial attention to finite and non-finite clauses, discourse functions, particle verbs, noun phrases, nominalization, possessive constructions, and bracketing paradoxes. He is the founder and leader of the Lexical-Functional Research Group (at the department), whose main project is the development of an LFG grammar of Hungarian and its implementation in the Parallel Grammar enterprise (web: http://ieas.unideb.hu/index.php?p=t&id=25&l=en, email: laczko dot tibor at arts dot unideb dot hu).

Lowe, John
John Lowe is a DPhil student at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. He is studying the syntax and semantics of participles in Rgvedic Sanskrit from both diachronic and synchronic perspectives. His previously studies include a BA in Classics with Sanskrit and an MPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology, both at Oxford. Email: john dot lowe at wolfson dot ox dot ac dot uk

Lødrup, Helge
Helge Lødrup is a professor of general linguistics at the University of Oslo. His field of research is the syntax of Norwegian and related languages. For some time, he has been working on possessive expressions, reflexives, and inalienable nouns. He has also published on surface anaphora, clausal complementation, passive and impersonal sentences, and auxiliaries and light verbs. Helge is now the chair of the Executive Committee of The International Lexical Functional Grammar Association.
Mail: helge dot lodrup at ilf dot uio dot no Home page: http://folk.uio.no/helgelo

Mahowald, Kyle
A native Floridian and a graduate of Harvard College, Kyle Mahowald completed his M.Phil. in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology at the University of Oxford in July 2011. His thesis, supervised by Mary Dalrymple, offers an LFG treatment of Old English constituent order. Besides LFG and historical English, Kyle's other areas of interest include finite-state morphology, psycholinguistics, and information theory. In the fall, Kyle will begin his Ph.D. in MIT's Brain and Cognitive Sciences department, where he will continue to research language. Questions and comments are welcomed at kmahowald at gmail dot com.

Mycock, Louise
Louise Mycock is Departmental Lecturer in Syntax at the University of Oxford. After completing her BA in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Durham, she moved to Hong Kong, living there for five years before leaving her job as Managing Editor of Macmillan Publishers (China) Ltd in order to commence postgraduate studies in the UK. Dr Mycock obtained MA and PhD qualifications in Linguistics at the University of Manchester, where she subsequently held a Faculty of Humanities Research Fellowship. She was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2007, and moved to the University of Oxford in 2008. louise dot mycock at ling-phil dot ox dot ac dot uk

Needham, Stephanie
A second-year student in the Master of Cognitive Science program at Carleton University, Stephanie studies the syntax and semantics of propositional reference under the supervision of Dr. Ida Toivonen and Dr. Ash Asudeh. Contact her at sneedham@connect.carleton.ca.

Rákosi, György
György Rákosi is a lecturer in linguistics at the Department of English Linguistics at the University of Debrecen. His main field of research is the grammar of Hungarian, and he has worked in particular on argument structure phenomena and on the coding of reflexive and reciprocal relations. He is also involved in the development of an XLE-based computational grammar of Hungarian within the Parellel Grammar enterprise. Homepage: http://ieas.unideb.hu/rakosi Email: rakosi dot gyorgy at arts dot unideb dot hu

Raza, Ghulam
Ghulam Raza is a lecturer at Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) Islamabad. He is doing doctoral research at the department of linguistics, University of Konstanz, Germany and there he is also working in Urdu grammar project (UrduGram). His PhD research topic is "Subcategorization acquisition and classes of predication in Urdu". Afterwards, he intends to make a detailed linguistic study of Saraiki language and develop its grammar (SarGram) in LFG framework. University of Konstanz, Germany, Ghulam.Raza at uni-konstanz dot de

Sadler, Louisa
Louisa Sadler (louisa@essex.ac.uk) studied at the University of Sussex where she did French in the School of African and Asian Studies, spending my year abroad at the University of Dakar, Senegal. I then worked in Algeria teaching English in a secondary school in Tlemcen before coming to Essex for an MA and PhD in Theoretical Linguistics. After spending a year as a research officer at Essex in 1983-4 I moved to a lectureship at the University of East Anglia in 1985 and back to Essex in 1986.

Seiss, Melanie
Melanie Seiss is a PhD student at the University of Konstanz. She works on the theoretical aspects of complex predicates and their computational implementation. She focuses on the verbal structure of Australian languages, especially of the non-Pama-Nyungan language Murrinh-Patha for which she designs an electronic dictionary and translation system.

Sulger, Sebastian
Sebastian Sulger is a PhD student at the University of Konstanz. He is part of Miriam Butt's Urdu grammar project (UrduGram). His research focuses, besides other topics, on the syntax and semantics of copula clauses across languages, especially in Urdu and Irish. Homepage: http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/pages/home/sulger/ Email: sebastian dot sulger at uni-konstanz dot de

 

POSTER PRESNETERS

Hristov, Bozhil
After completing my undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Sofia, I went on to do a Master's in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology at Oxford, where I am currently approaching the end of my doctoral studies. I have been teaching general linguistics and grammar at the undergraduate level for three years, in addition to doing part-time translation work. My main academic interests are in the areas of morphology, syntax and historical linguistics, with special reference to English and Bulgarian. My publications so far include an article on Agreement Patterns and Coordination in the LFG 2010 Proceedings (co-authored with M. Dalrymple), as well as an article on Animacy, Coordination and Agreement that appeared in Bulgaria.