Our Lab


We are hiring!  See the September archives tab for details on a Tenure-track position in Syntax.

The Penn Syntax Lab (directed by Julie Anne Legate) is an inclusive community of people working in generative syntax and its interfaces with morphology and semantics.  We are particularly interested in the theoretical implications of data from understudied varieties, and the scope of possible crosslinguistic variation. 

We are in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, and have close ties with the XMorph Lab (directed by Dave Embick) in morphology and the Experimental Study of Meaning Lab (directed by Florian Schwarz) in semantics.  We are also part of the MindCore and ILST community.

Please see the post tab on the right to check our upcoming talks. Our meetings take place during the academic year on Fridays from 12:00pm to 1:30pm in a hybrid Zoom/in-person setting. Please reach out to “gmendes[at]sas[dot]upenn[dot]edu” if you’d like a Zoom link to join us.  Meetings over the summer are on an ad hoc basis.