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FYI: 2nd South American Summer School in Formal Ling

Author: Jessica Arroteia

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: The Second South American Summer School in Formal Linguistics (Evelin) will take place at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), from 4 to 13 January 2005.

EVELIN is designed to be an informal and pleasant environment for the exchange of ideas among students and professors. Lecturers from Brasil and abroad will teach 4 or 8 day courses in different areas of Formal Linguistics.

These are the confirmed lecturers so far:

Pranav Anand (MIT)
Aniela Improta (UFRJ)
Andrew Nevins (Harvard)
David Pesetsky (MIT)
Maria Clara Paixao (Unicamp)
Gessiane Pican?o (UBC)
Cilene Rodrigues (UnB)
Norvin Richards (MIT)
Andres Pablo Salanova (MIT)
Cristina Schmitt (MSU)

There will also be a 1-day workshop.

Those who are interested in coming and joining us can find all the relevant information (inscription, abstract submissions, travel-grants, courses) at:


We hope to see you in Campinas in January!

Organizing Comittee for Evelin 2005


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