Jamie Yates Findlay

Postdoctoral Fellow - Lingvistiske og nordiske studier
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Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 Henrik Wergelands hus 0313 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1102 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

I am interested in syntax and semantics, and especially in apparent mismatches between the two. My recent work has focussed on idioms and other ‘multiword expressions’, and in particular their representation in the lexicon. Currently, I am working on the Universal Natural Language Understanding project, which seeks to establish a maximally general procedure for connecting Universal Dependencies syntactic parses with semantic representations in Discourse Representation Theory.

Much of my work is based in Lexical Functional Grammar and Glue Semantics, and I am more broadly interested in other well-formalised theories of grammar, especially of the ‘constraint-based’ or ‘model-theoretic’ variety.

Beyond this, I also have an interest in sociolinguistics and language-in-use, and in corpus-based and discourse theoretic tools. Within this domain, I’m most interested in the interactions of language with gender and sexuality.


I completed my doctoral studies at the University of Oxford, where I subsequently held various lectureships before coming to UiO. 


For a detailed publications list and links to my papers, please see my personal website.

Tags: Linguistics, Syntax, Semantics

Selected publications

Published Apr. 6, 2021 5:15 PM - Last modified Dec. 3, 2021 2:04 PM