Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics (FACL)

University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona

Conference: March 27-29, 2009    |   Mini Course: March 23-29, 2009



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The Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona is proud to announce a special conference and mini-course funded by the National Science Foundation. The focus of this conference is on modern theoretical approaches to the Celtic languages, with an emphasis on the following questions:

i) How does data from the Celtic languages, with their unique typological properties, inform formal theories of grammar? What challenges does this data pose to current understanding and how should theories of grammar be modified to deal with the data from Celtic languages?

ii) How do current advances in formal theories improve our understanding of the grammar of Celtic languages?

iii) How can formal theoretical linguistics inform the documentation of the endangered Celtic languages?

Invited speakers include: David Adger (QMUL), Anna Bosch (UKy), SJ Hannahs (Newcastle), Randall Hendrick (UNC), Mélanie Jouitteau (Paris 7), James McCloskey (UCSC), Máire Ní Chiosain (UCD), Maggie Tallerman (Newcastle) and Gillian Ramchand (Tromsø) (others to be announced).

Click on the links above for the call for papers, program/schedule, information on registering for the mini-course, travel information and contact information.

If you are a non-U of A student, click Here for information on how to apply to the University of Arizona to get course credit and to apply for one of the limited number of tuition/travel fellowships.