What this is

Greetings — this is the official website of the Workshop on the Emergence of Universals, to be held on February 18-19, 2018 on the campus of The Ohio State University.  It is being organized by the Rebecca Morley, Peter Culicover, and Brian Joseph of the Department of Linguistics.  A formal call for papers has been posted (see the relevant page on this site) and has been circulated through various mailing lists.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 11:59pm, October 31, 2017.

The Workshop will feature invited presentations by Juliette Blevins (CUNY Graduate Center), Morten Christiansen (Cornell University), Jeff Mielke (North Carolina State University), Elliott Moreton (University of North Carolina), Rebecca Morley (The Ohio State University).

This Workshop will serve as this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Linguistics Symposium, held annually in the Department of Linguistics since 2004.

Watch this space for more news on the Workshop!

UPDATE (22 December 2017):

The program has now been finalized — please visit the “PROGRAM” page on this website (use the link in the column on the left of this page).

Note that all talks will be in 103 OXLEY HALL (1712 Neil Avenue), on the OSU campus.

4 thoughts on “What this is

    • I am not sure exactly what you mean so I will answer what I think you are asking: unfortunately, we do *not* have funding to enable people to attend or give papers (other than the invited speakers), so there is no money available for travel expenses or lodging costs that participants might incur. The conference itself has very modest funding (for the invited speakers, for coffee breaks, and the like) from a small amount of money made available from our university.

  1. This workshop seems good and useful indeed! Personally I used Peter Culicover approach when analysed my Arabic data in my ph.d. thesis. So definitely I will attend this workshop.

    Kais A. Kadhim

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