The Research Training Group hosts two to three visiting professors each year. There is a block course in July by the Brugmann fellow. In addition, shorter block courses are offered by other visiting professors.

2020

No Brugmann fellow due to Covid19.

2019

Dr. Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero (Manchester)

Events Topics
Course

Alternation types: computation, storage, history

  Course overview
Talk English /aɪ/-raising: new insights into an old problem

 

2018

Prof. Dr. Julie Anne Legate (University of Pennsylvania)

Events Topics
Course Beyond Active Voice: Variation and Argumentation:
  Recent research has demonstrated remarkable variation in the typology of voices that are not active, including for example multiple types of passives, impersonals, object voice, and embedded voices. This class situates these constructions in a framework of morphosyntactic variation, examines the tests and argumentation used as diagnostics, and discusses serveral case-studies in depth.
Talk Case Relationships

 

2017

Prof. Dr. Paul Kiparsky (Stanford University)

Events Topics
Course Stratal OT in Phonology and Morphology
Talk Typologies as Fitness Landscapes: Modeling Word Order Change

 

2016

Prof. Dr. Donca Steriade (MIT)

Events Topics
Course Cyclicity, Correspondence, Exponence: a unified analysis of cyclic and related phenomena

 

2015

Prof. Dr. Chris Collins (New York University)

Events Topics
Course  
  • Formalizing TransferPF
  • Relative Clause Deletion
  • Adjunct Deletion
  • Implicit Content
 
Talk NEG raising, deletion, and parentheticals

 

2014

Prof. Dr. Andrew Nevins (UC London)

Events Topics
Course  
  • Modularity in the grammar
  • Syncretisms and defaults
  • Person, case, and clitics
  • Two-step agreement
  • Metathesis and fission
  • New phenomena in morphotactics
  • Monostratal vs. modular morphotactics
 
Talk Brazilian Portuguese confronts experimental methods and morphological productivity
Talk Georgi's Pattern III in phonology: Nonfinal chains of tone

 

2019

Prof. Dr. Rachel Walker (U of Southern California)

Events Topics
Course Surface Correspondence Theory
   
  • Consonant Harmony – Agreement by Correspondence
  • Dissimilation – Dissimilation to avoid Correspondence
  • Vowel Harmony – Blocking by Correspondence
  • Tone Assimilation – Subsegmental Correspondence
 


Prof. Dr. Robert D. Borsley (Essex)

Events Topics
Course An Introduction to Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar
   
  • The Basics of HPSG
  • Some Syntactic Structures
  • Unbounded Dependency Constructions
  • More on Unbounded Dependency Constructions
 
Talk Issues in Welsh Syntax

 

2017

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Bruening (U of Delaware)

Events Topics
Course Consolidated Morphology
Talk Idioms, Collocations, and Structure

 

2016

Prof. Dr. Jonathan Bobaljik (UConn)

Events Topics
Course

Case and Agreement without Abstract Case

Handouts: Part I, Part II, Part III

Talk Features, structure, and morphological universals

 

2015

Prof. Dr. Sara Finley (Pacific Lutheran University)

Events Topics
Course Phonological Learning: Representation and Typology
Talk

Morpheme Segmentation in Adult Learners: Effects of Frequency and Regularity

 

2014

Prof. Dr. Rajesh Bhatt (Amherst)

Events Topics
Course Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG)
Talk Polar questions and disjunction: clues from Hindi-Urdu 'kyaa'

 

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