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Syntax and Semantics (completed)

Starting 2014, the SynSem research program is an interdisciplinary effort bridging theoretical and computational linguistics, aiming to promote advances in formally oriented syntax and semantics with a view to improved models and methods of language understanding.

SynSem with letters. 5 circle with lines connected. Logo.

On the empirical side, the main focus is on Germanic, Romance and Slavic languages as well as Latin and Greek.

Key areas of interest include the relationship between linguistic code and context, grammar formalisms uniting theoretical and computational interest, and the development and deployment of resources for language processing and linguistics.


  • Bergljot Behrens (Translation Studies, Pragmatics and Semantics, ILOS)
  • Atle Grønn (Russian, Formal Semantics, ILOS)
  • Dag Haug (Greek and Latin, Formal Semantics, Computational Linguistics, IFIKK)
  • Hans Petter Helland (French, Syntax, ILOS)
  • Ida Larsson (Swedish, Syntax, ILN)
  • Øystein Linnebo (Philosophy of Language, IFIKK)
  • Helge Lødrup (Norwegian, Syntax, ILN)
  • Jan Tore Lønning (Formal Semantics, Computational Linguistics, IFI)
  • Stephan Oepen (Language Technology, Computational Linguistics, IFI)
  • Kjell Johan Sæbø (German, Formal Semantics, ILOS)
  • Lilja Øvrelid (Language Technology, Computational Linguistics, IFI)
  • (Postdoctoral) Researchers:

  • Silje Susanne Alvestad (ILOS, affiliated)
  • Matthew Gotham (IFIKK)
  • Kari Kinn (ILN, affiliated)
  • Jozina Vander Klok (ILN, affiliated)
  • Alexandra Spalek (ILOS)
  • PhD candidates:

  • Elena Callegari (ILOS)
  • Murhaf Fares (IFI)
  • Espen Johan Klævik-Pettersen (ILOS, affiliated)
  • Riccardo Pulicani (ILOS)
  • Per Erik Solberg (IFIKK, affiliated)
Published Feb. 11, 2014 1:58 PM - Last modified Aug. 22, 2022 10:29 AM