Paulina to postdoc in Tromsø
April 15, 2021 Linguistics
Joining a project on "Experimental approaches to syntactic optionality".
Congratulations to Paulina Lyskawa *21, who heads to the world's northernmost university – the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø – for a postdoctoral research fellowship supervised by Bjørn Lundquist and Gillian Ramchand. The fellowship is supported by a project on "Experimental approaches to Syntactic Optionality," which focuses on word-order variation in Mainland Scandanavian languages, and asks four questions about optionality and regularity in syntax: "(i) are there processing benefits (or costs) associated with categorical rules; (ii) is the L1 language learner disposed to categorical rules, or do categorical tendencies develop later; (iii) is the variation within speakers conditioned by register/dialect, and (iv) how should this kind of non-meaning related variation in word order be modeled theoretically." God tur, Paulina!