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Dr. Marta Tryzna Attends Professor Noam Chomsky Workshop

11 May 2017 to 25 May 2017

GUST Assistant Professor, Dr. Marta Tryzna, represented the English Department at the ‘Generative Linguistics in the 21st Century: the Evidence and the Rhetoric’ workshop, with a keynote by world-renowned linguistics scholar, Professor Noam Chomsky. The workshop was held at the University of Reading, in the United Kingdom, with a panel of distinguished linguistics professors from all over the world. The workshop was limited to only 250 participants from around the world.


The workshop featured a keynote talk by Professor Chomsky and plenaries from 9 other renowned linguists, working on formal linguistic theory and its application to acquisition and processing in children and adult learners.


Professor Chomsky, who was awarded the Albert Wolters Distinguished Visiting Professorship, is internationally recognized as one of the most critically engaged public intellectuals alive today. In a career of more than 60 years in academia, Chomsky has influenced the fields of psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and politics.


Other speakers at the workshop included: Professor Adriana Belleti from the University of Siena, Italy, Professor Hagit Borer  from Queen Mary, UK, Professor Stephen Crain  from Macquaire University, Australia, Professor Tanja Kupisch  fromt he University of Konstanz & UiT the Arctic University of Norway), Prof. Terje Lohndal from NTNU & UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Professor Luigi Rizzi from the University of Siena, Italy, and University of Geneva, Switzerland), Professor Ian Roberts from Cambridge University, UK, Professor Ianthi Tsimpli from Cambridge University, UK, and Professor Charles Yang from the University of Pennsylvania, USA.