Linguistics Colloquia

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Upcoming Colloquia

October colloquia:

Professor Jack Grieve (University of Birmingham)

Title: TBA

Date/time TBA

Related colloquia:

Dr. Corrine Occhino and Jalon Begay (UBC Language Sciences Initiative)

Title: Comparing Classifier Constructions in ASL and Navajo

Thursday, October 1 | 2:00 pm | Please RSVP to this address to receive acces link: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eIE3MSgOJoFa4GF

 

Past Colloquia

2020

Stephen Dollinger (UBC)
Title: The pluricentricity debate: Retrospect and prospect of Austrian German, Canadian English and other non-dominant standard varieties
Thursday, February 27 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm | RCB 7402

Dennis Storoshenko (University of Calgary)
Title: "Most people only care about themselfs": Form and function variance in English th- reflexives
Wednesday, March 4 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm | RCB 7402

Nicole Dehé (University of Konstanz)
Title: Prepositions and the relative vulnerability of lexicon and morpho-syntax in heritage Icelandic
Thursday, March 12 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm | RCB 7402

Nicole Dehé (University of Konstanz)
Title: A cross-linguistic view on the prosody of rhetorical questions
Friday, March 13 | 4:30 - 6:00 pm | RCB 7402

2019

Megan Lukaniec (University of Victoria) 
Title: Reclamation-based reconstruction: Using the tools of historical-comparative linguistics to reclaim Wendat language, culture, and history
Thursday, December 5 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm | RCB 7402

Takahito Shinya (Otsuma Women's University)
Title: Effects of intonational contour and duration on the identification of lexical stress by Japanese listeners
Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm | RCB 7402

Anne Christophe (CNRS)
Title: Bootstrapping the syntactic bootstrapper 
Friday, November 1, 2019 | 4:30 - 6:00 pm | HBC 1600

Peggy Mok (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Title: The acquisition of lexical tone by Cantonese-speaking children
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm | Saywell Hall (SWH) 10051

Dawn M. Behne NTNU (Norway)
Title: Does experience influence audio-visual alignment in speech perception?
Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 12:30 - 1:30 | RCB 7402

Julian Brooke (UBC)
Title: Computational lexical stylistics for sociolinguistic analysis
Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 12:30 - 1:30 | RCB 7402

Lauren Hall-Lew (University of Edinburgh)
Title: Sound Change and Social Change
Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 12:30 - 1:30 | SECB 1010

Lauren Hall-Lew (University of Edinburgh)
Title: Language Ideology and Linguistic Variation
Friday, March 15, 2019 | 4:30 - 5:30 | 7000 Earl & Jennie Lohn Policy Room (Harbour Centre)

Amanda Cardoso (UBC)
Title: Evaluating Theories on the Origins of Canadian Raising
Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 12:45 - 1:30 | RCB 7402

2018

Bob McMurray (University of Iowa)
Title: Reinforced statistical learning for speech categories.
Friday, November 2, 2018 | 11:00 - 12:30 | RCB 7402

María de los Ángeles Gómez González (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Title: Interacting through talk: Comparing and contrasting tag questions
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 12:30 - 1:30 | RCB 7402

Virginia Yip (Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Stephen Matthews (University of Hong Kong)
Title: The Child Heritage Chinese Corpus
Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 12:30-1:30 | RCB 6152

Molly Babel (UBC)
Title: Dimensions of phonetic variation in Cantonese-English bilinguals (Abstract)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 12:30-1:30 | RCB 7402

Fatemeh Torabi Asr (Simon Fraser University) 
Title: News Text in the Hands of a Computational Linguist (Abstract)
Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 12:30-1:30 | RCB 7402

LinguisticsNOW Talk! Melissa Baese-Berk (University of Oregon) 
Title: Factors influencing non-native perception and learning
Friday, March 23, 2018 | 4:30-5:30 pm | Harbour Centre

Lila Daskalaki (University of Alberta)
Title: Input Effects across domains: The case of Subjects in Heritage Greek (Abstract)
Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 12:30-1:30 | RCB 7402

Maite Taboada (Simon Fraser University) Inaugural Lecture 
Title: From social media to rhetoric through discourse analysis
Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 12:30-1:30 | Halpern 114 (new location, with refreshments provided)

2017

Katherina Ehret (Simon Fraser University)
Title: Measuring variation in English and beyond (Abstract)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 12:30-1:30 | RCB 7402

Claire Moore-Cantwell (Simon Fraser University) 
Title: Learning lexical idiosyncrasy in a probabilistic world (Abstract)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 12:30-1:30 | RCB 7402

Peter Siemund (University of Hamburg) 
Title: Interrogative clauses in English and the social economics of questions
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 12:30-1:30 pm | RCB 7402

Tania Zamuner (University of Ottawa) Title: The production and reverse production effect
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 12:30-1:30 | RCB 7402

Carla Hudson Kam (UBC) Title: 'Intake', and the Adult Language Learner
Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 12:30-1:30 pm | RCB 7402

Akira Omaki (University of Washington)
Title: Developing incrementality: Grammar and parsing of filler-gap dependencies in children
Friday, March 24, 2017 | 3:30-4:30 pm | Harbour Centre 2270

Shin-ichi Tanaka (University of Tokyo)
Title: The Shape and Function of Phonology in Evolutionary Linguistics:
Why we can Explore Language Origin from Extant Languages, and How (Abstract)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 12:30-1:30 pm | RCB 7402 

Edith Aldridge (University of Washington)
Title: Parameter Change in Early Middle Chinese (Abstract)
Friday, February 3, 2017 | 2:30-3:30 pm | RCB 7402 

 

2016

Maki Aoyagi (Dokkyo University)
Title: Perceptual Effects of Vowel Devoicing and Reduction – Phonetic vs. Phonological (Abstract)
Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 12:30-1:30 pm | RCB 7402 

Tony Naro (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) and Marta Scherre (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo and Universidade de Brasília)
Title: Revisiting Sociolinguistic Trends in the Brazilian Speech Community (Abstract)
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | 12:30-1:30 pm | RCB 6152

Manfred Stede (Applied Computational Linguistics, FSP Cognitive Science, Universität Potsdam) 
Title: Argument mining: Manual and automatic annotation of short user-generated texts (Abstract)
Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 12:30-1:30 pm | RCB 7402 

Cliff Goddard (Griffith University)
"So much from so little?": Semantic complexity and the NSM theory of semantic molecules (Abstract)
Thursday September 15, 2016 | 12:30-1:30 pm | RCB 7402

Nino Grillo (Humboldt University)
The Grammar of Parsing: Preference for events over entities in complements of perceptual verbs (Abstract)
Tuesday August 2, 2016 | 12:30-1:30 pm | RCB 7402

Meg Grant (University of Toronto)
Processing ambiguous Input: Mechanisms and interaction with working memory (Abstract)
Thursday, June 2, 2016 | 12:30-1:30 pm | AQ3153

Nathan Albury (University of Oslo)
The folk linguistics of language policy: Knowing, feeling and doing Māori language revitalisation (Abstract)
Monday, April 4, 2016 | 12:30-1:30 pm | RCB 6152

Tracey Derwing (University of Alberta/SFU)
Social Factors Associated with An L2 Accent: A Synthesis (Abstract)
Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 12:30-2:00 pm | BLU 10081

Emily Elfner (UBC)
Phonological Constraints on Prosodic Phrasing: evidence from Connemara Irish (Abstract)
Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 12:30-2:00 pm | RCB 6152

Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten (SFU)
Building beliefs and desires in Navajo (Abstract)
Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm | RCB 6152

 

2012 - 2015

Bob McMurray (University of Iowa)
What information is in the speech signal? Not quite enough. The role of real-time processes in the development of speech perception. (Abstract)
Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm | RCB 6152

Dr. Keith Apfelbaum (The Ohio State University)
Surprising Evidence for Lexical Specificity in Selective Attention (Abstract)
Monday September 14 2015 12:30 - 2:00 pm | RCB 6152

Anna Kyppö (University of Jyvaskyla)
Belarusian or Ukrainian? Slovak or Czech? Serbian or Croatian? Introduction to Slavic Languages and Cultures
 (Abstract)
Thursday, July 9, 2015 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm | RCB 6152


Tyler Kendall (University of Oregon)
The Production and Perception of Vowels in U.S. Regional Vowel Shifts (Abstract)
Thursday, June 18, 2015 | 12:30 - 2:30 pm | RCB 6152

Dr. Thomas Cobb (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Corpus Insights from Lextutor R&D that are too small to publish but too interesting to ignore (Abstract)
Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 11:30 am - 1:30pm | RCB 6152  

Benjamin Munson (University of Minnesota)
SFU Burnaby:
Adults' perception of children's speech and its role in phonological acquisition (Abstract)
Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 12:30 pm - 2:00pm | RCB 6152
SFU Vancouver:
Imputed gender and sibilant fricative perception, revisited (Abstract)
Friday, January 16, 2015 | 4:30 - 6:00pm | Harbour Centre 1600 Canfor Policy Room

2014

John Lyon (Simon Fraser University/UBC)
Identifying Identificational Sentences in Okanagan Salish (Abstract)
Thursday, November 27, 2014 | 12:30 -1:30 pm | Saywell Hall 10051

Jacques Moeschler (University of Geneva)
The semantics-pragmatics interface: how it works, why we need it, and where it is? (Abstract)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm | RCB 6152

Lawrence Mcallister (Simon Fraser University)
Inaugural Lecture
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm | Halpern 114

Paul Pietroski (University of Maryland)
Semantic Framing: The Meaning of 'most'
This event is jointly hosted by Cognitive Science with Linguistics and Philosophy
Monday, June 23, 2014 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm | IRMACS Centre

Randi Reppen (Northern Arizona University)
Using Corpora to Inform Teaching Materials Development (Abstract)
Thursday, May 22, 2014 | 9:00 - 10:30 am | AQ6106

Anne-Michelle Tessier (University of Alberta)
How kids do and don’t make U-turns: The nature of regressions in phonological acquisition (Abstract)          
Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 12:30 - 2:00 pm | AQ 6106

Cliff Goddard (Griffith University, Australia)
Endangered concepts: The challenge for linguistic fieldworkers (Abstract)
Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | AQ 6106

Frederick J. Newmeyer (University of  Washington, UBC and SFU)
In Defence of the Autonomy of Syntax (Abstract)
Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | AQ 6106

John Alderete (Simon Fraser University)
Inaugural Lecture
The phonology and morphology of Tahltan (Abstract)
Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | Halpern 126

Heather Bliss (University of Victoria)
Investigating the Syntax of Blackfoot’s Demonstratives (Abstract)
Thursday, February 27, 2014 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | AQ 6106

2013

Jozina Vander Klok (University of British Columbia)
On theoretically-informed fieldwork: A case study on the modal system in Javanese (Abstract)
Thursday, November 28, 2013 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | RCB 6152

Barbara Citko (University of Washington)
On Multiple (Coordinated) (Free) Relatives (Abstract)
Thursday, October 31, 2013 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | RCB 6152

Peter Jacobs (University of Victoria)
Control in Skwxwu7mesh: From Aspect to Control (Abstract)
Thursday, September 26, 2013 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | RCB 6152

Kathleen Currie Hall (University of British Columbia)
Strategic Positions: A Communication-Based Approach to Phonological Prominence (Abstract)
Thursday, June 27, 2013 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | RCB 6152

Stella Tagnin (Universidade de São Paulo)
The CoMET Project at the University of São Paulo (Abstract)
Thursday, May 30, 2013 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | RCB 6152

Allard Jongman (University of Kansas)
Deriving Invariance by Integrating cues Computed Relative to Expectations (Abstract)
Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | RCB 6152

Panos Pappas (Simon Fraser University)
Inaugural Lecture
Structural Variation in Language (Abstract)
Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | Halpern 126

Michael Walsh (AIATSIS Centre for Australian Languages)
Language is Like Food (Abstract)
Thursday, March 7, 2013 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | RCB 6152

Sandra Siok Lee (CSU, Fresno)
Integrating CALL and computer assessment with teacher instruction in college ESL writing: Its efficiency and effectiveness (Abstract)
Thursday, January 24, 2013 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | RCB 6152

2012

Alexandra D'Arcy (University of Victoria)
Incrementing generational change: Men, women, and Labov (Abstract)
Thursday, November 22, 2012 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm | RCB 6152

Catherine Caws (University of Victoria)
Web-based annotated corpora for language learning: harnessing their potential (Abstract)
Thursday, October 25, 2013 11:30 am - 1:00pm | RCB 6152