Grammar Writing Workshop with Victor Friedman and Lenore Grenoble

Friday, May 19, 2017

4:00-5:30 pm

Harris, Room 119

1155 East 60th Street 

Chicago IL, 60637


In this workshop we discuss the elements that go into a good descriptive grammar, and the possible challenges and pitfalls of writing one. We will examine concrete examples of both successful and unsuccessful grammars, and discuss the differences in writing a grammar for an undescribed language versus modern grammars for well-described languages, with attention to how we can make use of modern technology in writing grammars today.


This is a participatory workshop. Students who are currently in the process of writing grammars are encouraged to present on what they are doing, and in particular on the problem areas they are facing. Students who are not yet writing grammars are encouraged to bring data to present, even if they have not yet begun writing it.


This workshop is aimed at graduate students in all divisions and departments. Participation in this workshop is limited so you must register here by 15 May.



The workshop is sponsored by the CAS Workshop on Language Variation and Change, the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies and the Chicago Language Center.