Distinguished Speaker Series: David Pesetsky

CRiLLS is delighted to welcome Professor David Pesetsky (MIT) who will present three seminars at Newcastle University as part of the CRiLLS Distinguished Speaker Series.

David Pesetsky is Ferrari P. Ward Professor of Modern Languages and Linguistics and Cecil H. Green (1923) MacVicar Faculty Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He has published numerous articles and books within the framework of transformational grammar. 

Tuesday 1st March 2011: University Public Lecture

Title: Language and Music: Same Structures, Different Building Blocks

Venue / Time: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building at 17:30

No registration required.  All are welcome.

Abstract

Is there a special relationship between language and music? Both are complex, law-governed cognitive systems, both are universal across the human species, but show some variation from culture to culture. Do the similarities run deeper than this?

Monday 28th February 2011:

Title: Island, Case and Licensing

Venue / Time: 2.20 Research Beehive at 16:00

All are welcome.  For catering purposes please register at: http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=1680

Wednesday 2nd March 2011:

Title: Dependent Case as Binding Theory

Venue / Time: 2.21 Research Beehive at 17:00

All are welcome.  For catering purposes please register at: http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=1680

 

published on: 24th January 2011