ACTL 2015-2016 features three strands in the autumn.
- Formal semantics by Luisa Marti and Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga
- Syntax by Coppe van Urk (TA: David Hall)
- Syllabus (pdf)
- Lecture 1 (23 Oct): A brief history of displacement. Reading (pdf)
- Lecture 2 (30 Oct): A featural approach to the A/A’-distinction. Reading (pdf)
- Lecture 3 (30 Oct): Introduction to successive syclicity
- Lecture 4 (13 Nov): Arguments for feature-driven successive-cyclic movement
- Lecture 5 (4 Dec): Issues surrounding head movement (by David Hall)
- Pragmatic/Semantic Acquisition by Nausicaa Pouscoulous and Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga (TA: Giulio Dulcinati)
- Lecture 1 (23 Oct): Early cognitive skills necessary for communication. Slides (pdf)
- Lecture 2 (6 Nov): Pragmatics and word meaning. Samuelson & Smith (pdf), Akhtar et al. (pdf) Slides (pdf)
- Lecture 3 (20 Nov): Implciature and presupposition development. Slides (pdf)
- Lecture 4 (27 Nov): The development of generics (by Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga). Reading: Gelman, Leslie, Was & Koch (2014) Children’s interpretations of general quantifiers, specific quantifiers and generics. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience.
- Lecture 5 (4 Dec): The development of figurative language and irony: Reading Sperber (1994) Understanding verbal understanding
Classes are all held on Fridays. The morning session (11-12:30) takes place in room 313, Bedford Way (26 Bedford Way, UCL Psychology Department). The afternoon sessions take place in room 116, Chandler House (2 Wakefield St., UCL Linguistics Department)
Teaching does not start until 11 am to give participants travelling from outside London adequate opportunity to arrive on time using off-peak tickets. If you are a student from one of the participating institutions, please keep all your ticket receipts, as ACTL will reimburse you for your travel expenses.
313 Bedford Way
116 Chandler House
116 Chandler House
116 Chandler House
|16 Oct 2015||Coffee at Cafe 308, 3rd Floor, Bedford Way||Semantics Lecture 1||Semantics Tutorial 1||No class|
|23 Oct 2015||Acquisition Lecture 1||Syntax Lecture 1||Acquisition Tutorial 1||Syntax Tutorial 1|
|30 Oct 2015||Syntax Lecture 2||Syntax Lecture 3||Syntax Tutorial 2||Syntax Tutorial 3|
|6 Nov 2015||Semantics Lecture 2||Acquisition Lecture 2||Acquisition Tutorial 2||Semantics Tutorial 2|
|13 Nov 2015||Semantics Lecture 3||Syntax Lecgture 4||Semantics Tutorial 3||Syntax Tutorial 4|
|20 Nov 2015||Semantics Lecture 4||Acquisition Lecture 3||Acquisition Tutorial 3||Semantics Tutorial 4|
|27 Nov 2015||Semantics Lecture 5||Acquisition Lecture 4||Acquisition Tutorial 4||Semantics Tutorial 5|
|4 Dec 2015||Syntax Lecture 5||Acquisition Lecture 5||Acquisition Tutorial 5||Syntax Tutorial 5|
How to apply
Students wishing to apply should express their interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, they should discuss their training needs with their supervisor, who should send a supporting email to email@example.com. Alternatively, a letter may be sent to:
Department of Linguistics
2 Wakefield St.
London WC1N 1PF
Applicants must have completed a graduate level (or equivalent) course in Linguistics, and should normally be in the first or second year of an MPhil/PhD programme in Linguistics. If you have attended ACTL in the past and would like to come back, especially for Term 2, you’re always welcome. If you do not fit either of these categories but would like to attend, please contact Yasu Sudo (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your case.
We will reimburse students for their travel expenses from outside of London at the end of the fall course. Please keep your receipts and tickets. The courses themselves are offered free of charge.
Are you an advanced research student and interested in teaching ACTL tutorials? ACTL maintain a pool of interested students from which TAs are selected on an “as and when required” basis. [more details]