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last name Burnett
first name Heather
nickname burnett
affiliation UCLA
main domain semantics
level advanced
based in U.S.A.
email hburnett @ ucla.edu
grant none
hostel needs 1 bed in the hostel
confirmed no
self-description I am a graduate student who just finished a year of the master's program at McGill University, and I will be starting the PhD program at UCLA in the fall. I am interested in syntax, semantics and the philosophy of language. In particular, I am interested in model-theoretic approaches to the semantics of quantifiers and DPs. Although I'm interested in pretty much anything in those three areas. I do generative linguistics because I like to take a formal approach to the study of the structure of language, and I believe that the study of whether or not there is such a thing as universal grammar and, if there is, how articulated it is, is of the greatest importance. I really want to come to EGG because 1) The faculty teaching the courses in my area are scholars with whom I have been wanting to study 2)I have always wanted to visit Eastern Europe, and now is my chance and 3) I am very impressed with the inclusive philosophy of the program. I went to the LSA Institute two years ago at MIT, and, although I enjoyed it very much, I found that, since it was so large, I didn't really get to interact with as many people as I would have liked to on the level that I would have liked to. Also, it was really expensive and so, although I could go two years ago because I got a fellowship and help from my parents, my funds were severely depleted at the end of the summer. This school, since it is smaller and everyone will be living in residence, will enable me to develop bonds with other linguists without going broke.

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