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Reading group

General information

The objective of the reading group, which was established in the winter term of 2017/18, is to read and discuss recent literature on information structure. This activity is meant to spur collaborative work between the involved scholars and at the same time to contribute to the training of advanced master and doctoral students in the field.


Reading Group Theoretical Linguistics


We discuss articles in the field of syntax, semantics and their interface. This reading group is not confined to any specific topic, hence we will address a wide range of linguistic phenomena -- such as polarity items, anaphora resolution, issues related to quantification, adjectives, relative clauses or intensional verbs. Since we are also not tied to a rigid agenda, we may pay attention to important details of the analyses and exchange views about data and formal implementations.

Graduate and undergraduate students should get the opportunity to extend their knowledge in the area of syntax and semantics, as well as to refine their skills concerning formal methods, and to evolve a deep(er) understanding of theoretical linguistics in general. Especially undergraduate students may develop strategies that will help them to easily grasp the core idea(s) and arguments of scientific papers.

The reading group takes place every Friday from 11:45 to 13:15. (Sprachlabor: Mozartgasse 8, 2. Stock)

Everyone with a serious interest in linguistics and basic knowledge in syntax and semantics can join this reading group at any time.

This reading circle is held by Madeleine Butschety and Maya Cortez.

Contact person: Madeleine Butschety (madeleine.butschety(at)uni-graz.at)



Reading Group Empirical Linguistics


In our reading group, we discuss recent experimental and corpus linguistic research and also address various methodological issues and statistical approaches. The reading group takes place on Fridays from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. We meet via Webex.

This reading circle is held by Lea Fricke and Maya Cortez.

Contact person: Lea Fricke (lea.fricke(at)uni-graz.at)



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