LINGUIST List 32.595

Wed Feb 17 2021

Confs: Celtic; Gen Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 16-Feb-2021
From: Kerry McCullough <>
Subject: Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics
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Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics
Short Title: FACL II

Date: 26-Feb-2021 - 07-May-2021
Location: Tucson, AZ (Online), USA
Contact: Andrew Carnie
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Celtic

Meeting Description:

The University of Arizona Celtic Linguistics Group would like to invite you to the Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics remote talk series. FACL II will be presented as a distributed virtual speaker series in spring 2021 (hopefully repeating in future years as well). We are pleased to be able to host talks from Celtic language experts from across Europe and the United States in our first installment of this series. Registration is open and available on our event website (

Program Information:

Events will include a 45-minute presentation from the speaker and a 15-minute moderated Q&A session. Each talk will take place on Fridays at 11am Arizona Time (*unless otherwise indicated). Keep in mind that most of Arizona, including the university, does not observe daylight savings, so the times may appear to change. Please see our list of scheduled talks below:

February 26, 2021 - Jim McCloskey, UC Santa Cruz
''Verbless clauses and the Extended Projections of Irish''​​

March 5, 2021 - Mélanie Jouitteau, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
''An investigation on embedded verb-second''

March 12, 2021 - Claire Nance, Lancaster University
''The role of language professionals in minority language revitalisation: Variation in rhotic production''

March 19, 2021 - David Adger, Queen Mary University of London
''Focus in Pronouns in Scottish Gaelic''

March 26, 2021 - William Lamb, The University of Edinburgh
''Emerging NLP technologies for Scottish Gaelic''

April 16, 2021 - David Willis, University of Oxford

*April 23, 2021 - SJ Hannahs, Newcastle University

April 30, 2021 - Brian Ó Broin, William Patterson University
''Differences in syntax and the lexicon in the urban/Gaeltacht Irish divide''

May 7, 2021 - Maggie Tallerman, Newcastle University
''Welsh consonantal mutation: triggering, blocking and lexical insertion''

Individual Zoom links will be posted to the event website approximately one week before the scheduled talk. For event reminders and more detailed information please register at

The Arizona Celtic Linguistics Group is dedicated to upholding a tradition of interdisciplinarity, collaboration, integrity, and fun/exciting dialogue. This spring’s speaker series is our opportunity to share these values with a larger audience and celebrate the research the Celtic language family has inspired.

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