The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Newman to Edinburgh (and Branan to Berlin)!

We are thrilled to learn that fifth-year student Elise Newman has accepted a two-year postdoctoral position in Syntax at the University of Edinburgh, starting next Fall. She will be collaborating with Robert Truswell (Edinburgh), as well as with Thomas McFadden (Berlin), Sandhya Sundaresan (Göttingen/Stony Brook) and Hedde Zeijlstra (Göttingen) on a multi-national project entitled “Locality and the Argument-Adjunct Distinction: Structure-building vs. Structure-enrichment” (jointly funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). The project investigates several new hypotheses concerning the typology of locality restrictions observed in various syntactic dependencies.
We were just as delighted to learn that Elise will also be collaborating on this project with our alum Kenyon Branan (PhD 2018) — who has accepted a parallel postdoc in the project, based at ZAS (Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics) in Berlin.
Congratulations both! We expect great discoveries from this project!!