Lingfest (Linguistics Fest)

30 hours
in-person only

Descriptif de la formation

Intensive training in the main subfields of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, linguistic typology) as preparation for entering MA-level tracks within the Paris Graduate School of Linguistics; the training will also be relevant for students for whom linguistics training will be beneficial for their studies within other graduate schools.

 Monday Sept 4thTuesday Sept 5thWednesday Sept 6thThursday Sept 7thFriday Sept 8th

Introduction to Phonetics-Phonology1:

Jalal Altamimi & Ioana Chitoran

Introduction to Morphology1:

Maria Copot

Introduction to Syntax1 :

Yanis Da Cunha 

Introduction to Semantics-Pragmatics1:

Patrick Caudal 

Class Introduction to Language Typology1 :

Aimée Lahaussois 



Graduate Sschool Presentation


Student presentations


Student presentations


Student presentations


Student presentations


Introduction to Phonetics-Phonology2:

Jalal Altamimi & Ioana Chitoran

 Introduction to Morphology2:

Maria Copot

Introduction to Syntax2 :

Yanis Da Cunha 

Introduction to Semantics-Pragmatics2 :

Patrick Caudal 

Class Introduction to Language Typology2 :

Aimée Lahaussois 

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Syllabus and readings/materials

  • Introduction to Phonetics (9h-12h Jalal A-Tamimi) - This session will cover phonetic inventories, the link between speech sounds and the vocal tract; Understanding the IPA alphabet; Practicing IPA transcription


  • Introduction to Phonology (13h-16h Ioana Chitoran) - The afternoon session will cover phonemic inventories, the concepts of phoneme and allophone and analyses of case studies.


  • Introduction to Natural language Morphology :  Maria Copot (LLF, UPC)

The course will cover all the major empirical and theoretical issues in morphology (=word structure), including:
The notions of lexeme, morpheme, affix, paradigm; Morphological segmentation; The relationship between morphology and lexicon; The difference between inflection and derivation; Morphological productivity; Compounding; Inflectional paradigms

Reading: Haspelmath Martin and Andrea D Sims. 2010. Understanding Morphology. 2nd ed. London: Hodder Education. (


  • Introduction to Natural language Syntax : Yanis Da Cunha (LLF, UPC)

This course is an introduction to syntactic theory and analysis.
After defining syntax, its objects and its goals, the basic concepts of formal syntax will be presented and put into practice (lexical categories, constituency, rewriting rules...).
Finally the X-bar Theory will be introduced.

Readings below are listed in order of importance.

Müller, S. (2016). Grammatical theory: From transformational grammar to constraint-based approaches. Language Science Press. Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 6. 
D’Alessandro, R. (2021). Syntax made easy. How to read (and draw) syntactic trees. LingBuzz.

Carnie, A. (2013). Syntax: A Generative Introduction. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Barrie, M. (to appear). Generative Syntax: A Cross-Linguistic Approach. Language Science Press.


  • Introduction to Natural language Semantics : Patrick Caudal (LLF, CNRS)

This course offers an introduction to the study of semantics and pragmatics across languages, and covers a broad range of topics and issues, including e.g. quantification, tense-aspect, modality, implicatures and entailments, the semantics/pragmatics interface, and discourse coherence/structure. 

Paul Kroeger 2022. Analyzing meaning: An introduction to semantics and pragmatics. Third edition. (Textbooks in Language Sciences 5). Berlin: Language Science Press.  (open access)


  • Introduction to language typology : Aimée Lahaussois (HTL, CNRS)

The typology module will introduce students to linguistic diversity, through an exploration of the main features of some of the major language families around the world, and to cross-linguistic comparison, through a presentation of the principles and resources underlying linguistic typology, touching on lexical, morphological, syntactic patterns and their distribution across languages.

To provide incoming MA students in linguistics (and other relevant fields) with a common background in current theories and methods and with English-language linguistics terminology

Ability to follow lectures in English; admission into an MA program (minimum-level)

In-class lectures and exercises

Notre formateur

Faculty and researchers from the Linguistics department (UFRL), U. Paris Cité Jalal Al-Tamimi (LLF, UPC); Ioana Chitoran (Clillac-Arp, UPC); Maria Copot (LLF, UPC); Yanis Da Cunha (LLF, UPC); Patrick Caudal (LLF, CNRS) ; Aimée Lahaussois (HTL, CNRS).

Date des formations

Les sessions terminées

Session : Lingfest

Lieu : Olympe de Gouges, 5th floor (meet in room 533 on Monday September 4th at 9AM; we will go from there to the training room)

Début : 04/09/2023 09:00

Fin : 08/09/2023 17:00

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