The egg focuses on generative grammar. Teachers are both senior established figures in the field and young promising researchers at the forefront of today's research (they are all coming to teach for free (and for fun)).
The school is free (there is no tuition fee), and dorm beds will be less than 5 Euros per night. Students from former communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe can apply for financial support (covering travel, visa and/or accommodation expenses).
There will be two types of classes: introductory classes and research classes. The list of courses and teachers is appended below.
Intro classes: Michal Starke (Tromso) - Introduction to Syntax Hedde Zeijlstra (University of Amsterdam) - Introduction to Semantics Uli Sauerland (ZAS) - Introduction to Pragmatics Andrew Ira Nevins (Harvard) - How Underlying Representations are Derived from Surface Forms John Harris (UCL) - Introduction to syllable typology
Topical Classes: Andrew Ira Nevins (Harvard) - How Case is Built and Spelled-Out Maire Noonan (Mcgill) - All you wanted to know about the properties of verb-initial languages Maire Noonan (Mcgill) - The structure of PP Elena Herburger (Georgetown) - All you wanted to know about Negation and Negative Polarity Elena Herburger (Georgetown) - Issues in the semantics of conditionals Hedde Zeijlstra (University Of Amsterdam) - The meaning of being meaningless Uli Sauerland (ZAS) - Semantics of Embedded Clauses Ben Hermans (Meertens) - The too-many-repairs problem of OT: presentation and solutions on the market Ben Hermans (Meertens) - The too-many-repairs problem of OT in a representational perspective Bruce Moren (Tromso) - Minimalist/Substance-Free Phonological Feature Theory: Why and How Bruce Moren (Tromso) - Minimalist/Substance-Free Phonological Feature Theory: Case Studies and Implications John Harris (UCL) - Information flow in phonology Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge) – t.b.a. Olaf Koeneman (Meertens) – t.b.a.
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories