Summer School 2017

The ACTL Summer School is a one-week event with specialized courses held at University College London.

The theme of 2017 is Morphology and Its Interfaces, and the lecturers are:

(Updates: Unfortunately Heidi Harley andNeil Myler had to cancel their courses)

All lectures take place in Room G10 of Chandler House (2 Wakefield St., London WC1N 1PF), where the Linguistics Department of University College London is located. (Scroll down for directions)

The 2017 Summer School will be held on 12-16 June, 2017 in conjunction with the Roots Workshop V held at Queen Mary, University of London (~30 min from UCL).Schedule (tentative)

8:30-9:30 Coffee
9:30-11:00 Noam Faust Allomorphy, the interface and the phonological index
11:15-12:45 Hilda Koopman

Towards a Typology of Morpheme Orders

12:45-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00   Adam Ussishkin Morphology in Language Processing

NB: Hilda’s course starts on Tuesday. On Monday Noam has agreed to give an extra lecture in her slot.

Inaugural lecture by Andrew Nevins on Monday 12 June

There’s an inaugural lecture by Andrew Nevins and two other seminars on Monday in Room G10, after the ACTL lectures. You are all welcome to attend them.

  • 17:30-: Prof. Aditi Lahiri (Oxford), “Opacity effects in phonological change and processing”
  • 18:10-: Prof. Carlos Gussenhoven (Nijmegen), “Preliminaries to phonological typology”
  • 18:50-: Break
  • 19:30-: Inaugural lecture by Prof. Andrew Nevins, “Revisiting Mama and Papa”


If you are interested in participating in the summer school, please register by sending an email to Richard Jardine ( with your name, affiliation, and program of study as described on the school’s web page.

The tuition for regular participants is £100.00.

Tuition waiver for ACTL members: The tuition is waived for students currently registered at Cambridge University, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Kent, Oxford University, QMUL, SOAS, UCL or the University of York. The first-year PhD students based at Cambridge University, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Kent, Oxford University and the University of York will also be reimbursed for their accommodation and/or transportation (max: £80). Please contact Richard Jardine for details.

Local Information

Chandler House (2 Wakefield St., WC1N 1PF) is located between between two tube stations, King’s Cross/St. Pancras Station and Russell Sq. Station (5-10 min on foot). You can also walk from Euston Station.

There are many lunch options nearby, as well as pubs (there are more options around the stations).