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Welcome, visitors!

The start of the fall semester brings with it a bumper crop of new visitors. We offer a hearty welcome to those who have already arrived:

Visiting Scholars

  • Hyunsook Kang (Professor, Hanyang University Division of English Language & Culture)
    Research interests: interface of phonology and phonetics
  • Anthi Revithiadou (Assistant Professor of Comparative Linguistics, University of Aegean)
    Primary research interests: metrical theory, prosodic phonology and areas of the morphosyntax-phonology interface. She works on Standard Greek and its dialects with emphasis on those that were in contact with Turkish (e.g. Pontic, Cappadocian, Rhodian Muslim Greek, etc.). She currently explores the accentual differences among various Ancient Greek dialects.
  • Hiroyuki Tanaka (Associate Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University)
    Research interests: the syntax of complementizers and its interaction with semantics and morphology.
  • Chi-lin Wang (Associate Professor, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology)
    Research interests: interlanguage phonology with a focus on phonotactics

Visiting Students

  • Gaetano Fiorin (University of Verona)
    Research interests: the degree of semantic competence of dyslexic children
  • Marina (Marlies) Kluck (University of Groningen)
    My research concerns the syntax and semantics of sentence amalgamation. I analyse these as paratactic construals involving multidominance (‘sharing’).
  • Gary Thoms (Strathclyde University)
    I’m in second year of a PhD on literary language, specifically the unusual language of 20th century avant garde literature. The broader questions of my project are largely metatheoretical, and the specific topics which substantiate this inquiry include the semantic-pragmatic distinction, optional movement and derivational morphology.
  • Stefano Versace (Universita degli Studi di Milano)
    Currently working on a dissertation project investigating the generativist approach to meter and its possible application in Italian contemporary poetry.

More visitors will be arriving in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for further announcements!

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