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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Randolph Quirk Fellow 2024

This year, we are excited to be welcoming Prof. Veneeta Dayal (Yale University) to Queen Mary University of London.

Veneeta Dayal’s research focuses on the semantics of natural language, and its interface with syntax and pragmatics, typically from a cross-linguistic perspective. The topics she has worked on can be classified under four broad categories: Questions and relative clauses; Bare nominals and genericity; Free choice items; Syntactic structure of Hindi. Veneeta completed her PhD at Cornell University in 1991. From 1990 to 2019 she was a faculty member in Linguistics and a Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University. Presently, she is Dorothy R. Diebold Professor of Linguistics at Yale University.


Cross-linguistic Issues in Nominal Semantics

Workshops will run in hybrid format. Click more details for information regarding rooms and access via Zoom.

Workshop #1 20th May

Demonstrative to Definite, What Changes and What Stays the Same

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Workshop #2 21st May

Demonstratives, Definites, Bare Nouns: What Competes with What

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Workshop #3 22nd May

(In)definiteness in Article-less Languages and Article Use in New Englishes

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Public lecture

The public lecture will also run in hybrid format. Click more details for information about the lecture theatre and access via Zoom.

23rd May

Optional Plural Marking in General Number Systems and the Effects of Animacy Restrictions
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