Brendan Gillon is just back from four months as a visiting professor at IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Bombay, in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences. While there he worked with an MSc student from the Department of Computing Science, who is helping him develop software to assist in the development of tree banks for Classical Sanskrit. In addition to a few guest lectures in the Department of Computing Science and in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, he gave lectures at the K. R. Cama Oriental Institute, at South Asian Language Association Roundtable, held this year at the University of Hyderabad, and a colloquium at ITT, Guwahati (Assam). In addition, he was a guest lecturer at a workshop on contextualism, organized by Isidora
Stojanovic, of the CNRS and of the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (Spain), and held in conjunction with the two week school of the Indian Society for Logic and its Applications. Finally, an article, entitled `Complement polyvalence and permutation in English’, is about to appear in the Journal of Logic, Language and Information.

Also during his sabbatical, students completed their undergraduate honours thesis, one in the Department of linguistics, Frederick Gietz, and another joint between the Department of Philosophy and the Department of East Asian Studies, Oriane Gaillard.

Welcome back Brendan!

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At a festival in Cochi