Professor Susan Rothstein guest-lecture on “Counting and measuring: the evidence from 'furniture'”

May 16, 2017
University of Latvia, Faculty of Computing


PHOTO: Professor Susan Rothstein guest-lecture on “Counting and measuring: the evidence from 'furniture'”


Accenture Latvia in cooperation with University of Latvia Faculty of Computing continues with 6th Mad Science Seminar held in Riga. This time you are invited to join us and our honored guest Susan Rothstein, Professor of Linguistics at Bar-Ilan University, on a journey exploring counting and measuring.

Professor Rothstein will discuss object mass nouns like furniture and footwear that have long been a topic of debate in linguistics. The talk will be based on counting and measuring: the evidence from ‘furniture’.

Professor Rothstein is a well known speaker, and teaches guest courses all over the world, including Leiden University, Cornell University, University of Paris VII, Brazil, Beijing, and Riga. She is an author and editor and writes about topics such as syntax, semantics, and the syntax-semantics interface.

Earlier this May, Professor Rothstein will be presenting her book “Semantics for Counting and Measuring”, that was published by Cambridge University Press, in one of iconic places in Riga- National Library. Alongside her public speaking and writing, Professor Rothstein is a member of the Academia Europaea and winner of a Humboldt Research Award in 2014. Her current research includes a study of locations as individual entities.