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Centre for Research in Syntax, Semantics and Phonology - PhD Program Ellipsis
Alternate Name: PhD program Ellipsis
Program Homepage: http://www.hubrussel.be/smartsite.dws?ch=HUB&id=18745
Institution: Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel
Address: Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB)
Koningsstraat 336, room 007
City: Brussels
Zip/Postal Code: 1030
Country: Belgium
Contact Person: Jeroen van Craenenbroeck , Professor

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Phone: +32(0)2 221 13 18
Linguistic Subfield(s): Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: The Centre for Research in Syntax, Semantics and Phonology (CRISSP) is a platform for cooperation between formal linguists working or living in Belgium. It organizes the following events:

- a yearly international conference - the Brussels Conference on Generative Linguistics or BCGL - with publication of proceedings;

- a yearly lecture series at which speakers from other universities are invited to come and give talks in Brussels

* 6 November 2007: Ora Matushansky (CNRS): The syntax and semantics of proper names
* 27 November 2007: Liliane Haegeman (University of Lille): The syntax of adverbial clauses
* 4 March 2008: Artemis Alexiadou (University of Stuttgart): Nominal structure and aspect - a yearly week of lectures by an internationally renowned linguist:
* April 1-4, 2008: Hagit Borer (USC): The Brussels Borer Lectures ;

- workshops;

- co-hosted conferences (ConSOLE XV 11-13 January 2007; Taaldag Belgische Kring voor Linguïstiek 26 April 2008)

- coaching of graduate students working towards a PhD in linguistics;

- informal meetings where members can present their work or discuss that of others.

Website: www.crissp.be
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