Daniel Altshuler

is Associate Professor of Semantics at Jesus College, Oxford.  His primary research interests are in the semantics and pragmatics of natural language. The theme of his research is context dependence of temporal expressions (e.g. tense, aspect, adverbs) with the aim of better understanding how compositional semantics interacts with discourse structure and discourse coherence. His first monograph Events, States and Times. An essay on narrative discourse in English was published Open Access with De Gruyter.  He holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics with a certificate in cognitive science from Rutgers University.


John Frederick Bailyn

is Professor of Linguistics at Stony Brook University. His interests include syntactic theory, cognitive science, Slavic linguistics, Russian syntax and musical cognition. He is the author of The Syntax of Russian (2012) and numerous articles on theoretical syntax and the Slavic languages.  He is the co-founder and co-director of NYI, as well as the Director of the State University of New York's Russia Programs Network. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from Cornell University.


Rajesh Bhatt

is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His interests include Syntax (agreement, relativization, comparatives, diachronic syntax, object shift and scrambling, verb-2nd phenomena), The syntax-semantics interface (infinitivals, crosslinguistic expression of obligation and possession, word order), Semantics (aspect, counterfactuals, degrees, modality, negation, questions), Indo-Aryan Languages (agreement, ergativity, correlatives, tense-aspect systems), and Computational Linguistics. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania.


Masha Esipova

a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the University of Oslo, working on semantics and its interfaces. Much of her research focuses on how meaning is expressed through various channels in spoken and written communication (words and their parts, gestures, facial expressions, prosody, text modifications, etc.). Some of her ongoing projects concern affective meaning, high-level modification, structure of event and situation descriptions, semantics and sociopragmatics of pronouns, and semantics of pictures. In her spare time, she likes to lift heavy objects, and she has been increasingly thinking about applying her linguistics toolkit to analyzing the grammar of lifting. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from New York University.


Noam Faust

is a phonologist and a morphologist specializing in Semitic languages, based at Université Paris 8/ CNRS SFL. He likes problems and abstract solutions. These things are something he never gets tired of. He is interested in autosegmental representations and their modelization of segmental strength; the morphological organization of Semitic languages and its reflexes in phonology; and the general notion of allomorphy and its cognitive status. In his spare time, he does the same things he does when he works (and some gardening, taking care of his horse and Hebrew translations of classical rock songs).


Vera Gor

is a Lecturer in the Program in Linguistics and the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University. Her research interests are in experimental approaches to the syntax-pragmatics interface with a special focus on pronominal reference resolution in adults and children, and backwards anaphora in particular. Before joining the Program in Linguistics at Princeton, she taught at St. Petersburg State University and Rutgers University, where she was presented with the SAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education. She holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.


Patrick Georg Grosz

is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Oslo. His interests include semantics, syntax, pragmatics, and their interfaces; he has worked on topics such as optatives, imperatives, discourse particles, pronouns, agreement, and the diachrony of 'dunno' indefinites. In his current research, he is focusing on the application of linguistic methodology beyond natural language, to objects such as emojis and gestures, with a particular emphasis on face emojis and how they semantically differ from non-face emojis. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from MIT.


Daniel Gutzmann

is Senior Lecturer in German Linguistics at the University of Cologne, Germany. His research interests include semantics, pragmatics (and a bit of syntax); especially their interaction). He published two monographs with OUP (Use-Conditional Meaning, 2015 and The Grammar of Expressivity, 2019) as well as a German introduction to semantics and as co-editor of the Wiley Blackwell Companion to Semantics (2021). He worked on topics like expressives, particles, quotation, verum focus, context dependency and quirky and challenging phenomena found in online communication. He holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from University of Frankfurt.

Catherine Hobaiter

is a primatologist focusing on social behaviour in wild chimpanzees and involved in long-term studies of chimpanzees in the Budongo Forest Reserve in Uganda. She is particularly interested in the role gestures play in communication. She is a lecturer at the University of St Andrews.
      Like humans, apes do not gesture or vocalize in isolation - their communication combines calls, gestures, facial expressions, and body postures; in order to better understand their communication and cognition she and her colleagues have integrated the study of all of these separate modalities into a single study of communication.


Sabine Iatridou

is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, where she also received her PhD in 1991. Her research areas are syntax and semantics. Some recent publications include "The Grammatical Ingredients of Counterfactuality" in Linguistic Inquiry (2000),"Some Observations about the Form and Meaning of the Perfect" in Ken Hale: A Life in Language (2002), "Epistemic Containment" in Linguistic Inquiry (with Kai von Fintel) (2003), "Anatomy of a Modal Construction" in Linguistic Inquiry (with Kai von Fintel) (2007), and "Negative DPs, A-Movement, and Scope Diminishment" in Linguistic Inquiry (with Ivy Sichel) (2011).


Laura Kalin

is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Princeton University. Her theoretical interests lie mainly in morphology and syntax, especially allomorphy, infixation, agreement, and nominal licensing. She investigates these topics through typological research and case studies on a variety of languages, which has recently included Turoyo and Senaya (Neo-Aramaic), Nancowry (Austroasiatic), and Kurmanji (Indo-Iranian). She holds a PhD in linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Samuel Jay Keyser

is Professor of Linguistics, Emeritus, at MIT.  His reserach interests range from Phonology to Metrics to the Cognitive Science of Art.  He is the author of dozens of significant books and articles in Linguistics and beyond, indcluding Prolegomenon to a Theory of Argument Structure, with Kenneth Hale, published in 2002., as well as works of fiction, cognitive sceince and a history of MIT.  He is also an accomplished musician. His most recent book, The Mental Life of Modernism, came out in 2020. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from Yale.

Roumyana Pancheva

is Professor of Linguistics and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Southern California. Her research interests are in comparative syntax, in both a synchronic and historical perspective, and on the interface between syntax and semantics. It employs formal modeling, cross-linguistic comparison from a synchronic and diachronic perspective, and neurolinguistic experimentation. She holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania.


Pritty Patel-Grosz

is Professor of Linguistics and heads the Super Linguistics Research Group at the University of Oslo. Her early interests include the syntax-semantics-pragmatics interface and psycholinguistics. Her current research aims for a precise, rigorous, and predictive semantic theory of meaningful body movement. In collaboration with musicologists and primatologists, she has explored the semantics of narrative dance, and illustrated its similarities to linguistic semantics; this research is now being extended to non-human primates. Patel-Grosz was educated at University College London, and obtained a PhD in Linguistics from MIT.


Asia Pietraszko

is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Rochester. She works in syntax and morphology, with main focus on verbal morphosyntax in Bantu languages. She is interested in clausal architecture and phenomena underlying structure building, such as selection, displacement and agreement, and more specifically in verbal periphrasis and inflectional dependencies in multi-verb constructions. He other interests include nominalization, left-periphery phenomena, relativization and syntax-phonology interface. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago Linguistics Department


Polina Pleshak

is a PhD Student in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, working with Maria Polinsky and Omer Preminger. She works primarily in formal syntax and is particularly interested in NP/DP structure. Fieldwork is her second nature (actually, her first nature). Since her =undergraduate studies, she hae been working with Finno-Ugric languages, such as Moksha and Hill Mari, Izhma Komi, Khanty and Hungarian. Three years ago, she started studying Kaqchikel, a Mayan language spoken in Guatemala. In addition to doing fieldwork and research, she enjoys singing, drawing and dancing.

Maria Polinsky

is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on the intersection of theoretical syntax and the study of cross-linguistic variation in sentence structure. Language-wise, she specializes in Austronesian and languages of the Caucasus. These days she divides her time between theoretical and experimental work on long-distance dependencies, ergativity, and subject island effects. She has also studied language universals and their explanation, the expression of information structure in natural language and incomplete acquisition (heritage language).


Omer Preminger

is is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland. His primary interests are in syntax, morphosyntax, and linguistic theory in general. He has worked on case & agreement in various languages (Basque, Kaqchikel, Hebrew). More recently, he has become very interested in issues of modularity; in differences between syntax and semantics; and in the nature of the mappings between minimal units of morphology, syntax, and semantics. He likes dogs, cold weather, and American football. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from MIT.


Martin Rohrmeier

studied musicology, philosophy, and mathematics at the University of Bonn. He has worked as a researcher at Microsoft, FU Berlin and MIT. In Oct 2014 he joined TU Dresden as Open-Topic-professor for music cognition. Since 2017 he has been Professor for Digital Musicology at the École Féderale Polytechnique de Lausanne, where he directs the Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab. His main research interests are digital and cognitive musicology, corpus analysis, music theory and analysis, as well as philosophy of language and music. He holds a PhD in musicology from Cambridge Univ. (UK).


Hongchen Wu

is interested in Syntax, Semantics, Second Language Acquisition and Computational Linguistics. The languages of investigation are East Asian languages, primarily Mandarin Chinese. Her current projects include quantifier scope, polarity item renhe ‘any’, the processing of classifier composition, the meaning and intonation of wh-word in Mandarin, and pre-nominal Mandarin relative clauses. She will join the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Tech University as an Assistant Professor of Chinese, with a focus on Linguistics, in August 2021. She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from Stony Brook University in 2019 and her M.A. in Chinese Linguistics from Peking University in 2014. 

Susi Wurmbrand

is Privatdozentin at the University of Vienna and Visiting Professor at Harvard University. She is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics and a co-editor of the open access book series Open Generative Syntax. Her research specialty is theoretical syntax and the syntax-semantics interface. She is the principle investigator of the Austrian FWF project "Implicational hierarchies in clausal complementation". Current research topics include complementation, control, A-dependencies, Voice properties, quantifier scope, binding and coreference. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from MIT.