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LIN4: Syntax-Semantics Interface; Theoretical Linguistics


LIN4 Syntax and Semantics rotates events between Cornell, Rochester, and Syracuse. The most recent event was the Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL) 16, held at Rochester. Proceedings of the workshop will be published by MIT WPL.

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Active since: 2013

  • Syracuse University
  • University of Rochester
  • Cornell University

Collaborative Goals

The Working Group brings to together linguists from Cornell University, Syracuse University, and the University of Rochester. The collaborative activities organized by our group aim to further our understanding of the structure and meaning of natural languages and contribute to developing linguistic theory.

Group Organizers

Asia Pietraszko

Assistant Professor, Linguistics, University of Rochester

Jaklin Kornfilt

Professor, Linguistics, Syracuse University

Jeffrey Runner

Dean of the College in Arts, Sciences and Engineering, University of Rochester

John Whitman

Professor, Linguistics, Cornell University

Miloje Despic

Associate Professor, Linguistics, Cornell University



Oct. 21, 2022, 9 a.m.

Group Outcomes

WAFL 16 featured presentation of 24 peer reviewed talks, as well as one alternate peer reviewed talk (not presented but submitted to the proceedings), and 3 invited talks. The conference was fully online, organized and hosted by by Asia Pietraszko. As with past WAFL conferences, proceedings will be published by MIT Working Papers in Linguistics. Funding was entirely from the Corridor.