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Syntactic ergativity

Polinsky M.

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Physical Qualities in Goidelic: A Corpus Study of Polysemy and Collocability

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'I came here to teach, but I’ve actually learned more than I taught'

David Gil, a researcher at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, talks about his parciticpation in TyLex summer school organised by HSE linguists. 

What did you like about this summer school?

I liked everything, but of course primarily the students. Students were wonderful. I think I knew from when I was last here 15-20 years ago, how good Russian students were. And they seem to have gotten even better. They are both very intelligent and very curious, scientifically curious, but also at the same time very polite and charming. It was a real pleasure to be here. But my only concern is, that I came here to teach, but I’ve actually learned more than I taught.

What was your brightest impression?

The food was very good! The food was excellent. Especially the fresh fruit, which was really very good. Much better, than in Germany or in other places in Northern Europe. So, I was very surprised by that. But also, what was nice about the food was that it encouraged us to socialize. I was very pleased by the amount of socialization that took place. In the beginning, perhaps, I was concerned that we will be very isolated here, but we created our own community. Perhaps, that was the reason that we came here: to create our own community. Wonderful memories from here to take back.

Do you want something like that once again?

Absolutely, yes! For all of you, I hope that you will do something like this, and for me, I hope that you will invite me back again. Yeah, it was wonderful. I think I’ve already made lots of good connections with many students and professors. I hope to see all of you again!