Syntax and Semantics Research Group
The Syntax and Semantics Research Group conducts research in both of these core areas of linguistic theory, and in the interfaces between them and other areas, such as pragmatics and morphology. Members of the group work as individuals, in collaboration with each other, and in a number of collaborations with other researchers in Edinburgh and at other universities.
The research group aims to provide a regular forum for discussion of work being carried out by the various members of the group and work in this area more generally. It also constitutes a grouping for planning and organising collaborative research.
The Syntax and Semantics Research Group in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh is eager to encourage applications from students wishing to carry out postgraduate research leading to a PhD in any of the areas represented in the group.
It is possible to register for an MSc by Research in the first instance. The MSc would count as the first year of the PhD.
The department provides information about postgraduate study, including how to apply, and what sources of funding are available.
For information beyond what can be found in these places, please contact Caroline Heycock.
The Syntax and Semantics group generally meets at 4pm (note this is a change of time from previous years) on Wednesdays, roughly every two weeks, to discuss theoretical issues of common interest, work in progress or published papers. There are also occasional informal presentations by invited speakers from outside Edinburgh.
In addition to meetings of the full Syntax and Semantics Research Group, there are a number of more specialised reading groups which meet informally throughout the semester. These include:
- Dynamic Syntax reading group (contact Martha Robinson for details)
- Minimalist reading group (contact Gary Thoms for details)
- Construction Grammar reading group
If you'd like to subscribe to the group's mailing list, please go to https://mlist.is.ed.ac.uk/lists/info/synsem and click on 'subscribe'. If you'd like more information on the group's activities, or if you'd like to present, or for any other inquiry, please email Aristeidis Palamaras or Laura Sterian.