GLiF (for "Grup de Lingüística Formal" in Catalan) is the research group for formal linguistics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. GLiF and the Computational Linguistics Group (GLiCom) together form the Unitat de Recerca en Lingüística (UR-Ling), which has been recognized as a "Grup Consolidat" by the Catalan government since 2005. At the level of UPF, UR-Ling also includes the Prosodic Studies Group (GrEP) and the ALLENCAM group, devoted to multilingual language learning and acquisition.

The members of GLiF work on the formal description of the architecture of human language and the interactions between different modules - phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics - based on data from a number of languages, primarily from the Romance, Germanic and Slavic families, and from signed languages. You can find out more about our specific areas of research by looking at our Projects page and at the individual pages of our group members.

We welcome graduate students, postdocs and visiting researchers. Please contact one of the senior researchers in the group if you are interested in joining us.



Welcome to Giorgia Zorzi!
Giorgia Zorzi has recently arrived in Barcelona to start a PhD position working with Josep Quer and the LSC Lab. Benvinguda!
Late fall/early winter conference presentations
GLiF members have continued to circulate this fall. Laia Mayol presented two papers at Going Romance in Amsterdam, Veronika Richtarcikova at FDSL in Leipzig, Josep Quer has made presentations at workshops in London and Venice, and Scott Grimm and Louise McNally at the Amsterdam Colloquium. Isidora Stojanovic is soon off to the 5th Indian School on Logic and its Applications in Tezpur, India, where she is organizing a Workshop on Modeling Experiencers in Natural Language with Berit Gehrke.
Good-bye and welcome back...
GLiF says good-bye to Scott Grimm, who's off to a tenure-track job at the University of Rochester, and welcomes back Cèlia Alba from her stay in San Diego. We'll be starting the GLiF seminars again on January 17. Meanwhile, Happy Holidays to everyone!
New year, new faces...
The new academic year has started! Welcome to Dan Zeman, joining us on a 1-year Beatriu de Pinós postdoc, and to Veronika Richtarcikova and Toni Bassaganyas, starting PhD grants. A reveure to Berit Gehrke and Gemma Barberà, who have gone off to new positions in Paris. We'll miss you!
The high season for conferences...
GLiF presentations this September include the Workshop on Concept Composition and Experimental Semantics/Pragmatics, the 5th Biennial Experimental Pragmatics Workshop (both in Utrecht), Sinn und Bedeutung (Vitoria), the Tbilisi Symposium on Logic, Language and Information (Gudauri, Georgia), and the Workshop on Countability (Düsseldorf). Details on the our web pages and those of the respective events.
JeNom 5: Eventualties beyond verbs
June 20-21: GLiF is co-organising the 5th workshop on nominalizations. Check out the webpage and the programme here!
UR-Ling workshop
June 6: It is time for this year's UR-Ling workshop again. Check out the webpage here: http://parles.upf.edu/ca/content/workshop-dur-ling
Workshop at the UPF

On June 25, Isidora Stojanovic is organising a workshop on Logicality, Lexical Meaning and Semantic Invariance. The program is now online, check out the webpage!

Events-workshop publication is out

The publication related to the workshop on Subatomic Semantics of Event Predicates we organized in March 2010 is out. Check it out here!

GLiF visitors

Heather Burnett from Montreal/Paris is visiting GLiF for the month of February.

Maartje Schulpen from Utrecht is visiting GLiF from February to April.



Departament de Traducció i Ciències del Llenguatge

Roc Boronat building (Comunication-Poblenou campus)
Roc Boronat, 138
08018 Barcelona

Phone: (+34) 93 542 22 75 / (+34) 93 542 24 09 / (+34) 93 542 24 81
Fax: (+34) 93 542 16 17


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