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Linguistics Colloquia

Every semester, the department hosts several colloquia covering a variety of topics in Linguistics. These typically take place twice a month at 3:00 pm. They usually last about an hour, with a question and answer session at the end of the talk. Abstracts are provided by the presenters and can be downloaded as a PDF file once they become available. 

Due to ongoing COVID restrictions and the need for social distancing, colloquia during the Fall 2020 semester will take place online. Zoom links for these colloquia will be made available closer to the day of the colloquia.  

Linguistics talks are on Monday, 4:00-5:00 pm. They usually last about an hour, with a question and answer session at the end of the talk. Zoom links will be announced, or you can request them from Caleb Ewing or Keng-Yu Lin.

DateSpeakerWatch It
September 28Colleen Balukas, University of BuffaloVideo Link
October 19Carla Contemori, University of Texas-El PasoVideo Link
November 2Ethan Kutlu, University of FloridaVideo Link
November 16Sasha Lavrentovich, Amazon; Aleks Tomic, Arctic University at TromsøVideo Link
November 30Caroline Wiltshire, University of Florida

Looking for colloquia info from previous semesters? Go to the archives

Language & Brain Colloquia

These talks take place on Fridays from 1:55-2:45. Zoom links will be announced, or can request them from Edith Kaan.

September 18Sharlene Newman (University of Alabama)The Neuroscience of Language: are there language specific processing modules?
October 16Lorna Quandt (Gallaudet University)Embodying sign language: Using avatars, VR, and EEG to design novel learning tools
November 20Gerry Altmann (University of Connecticut)TBA
December 11Jared Novick (University of Maryland)Direct impact of cognitive control engagement on real-time sentence comprehension