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Week of May 2

2022 Spring Reception

The Spring Reception is on Tuesday, May 3, at 5:00 pm in the Thompson Room, Barker Center.

Department Spring Reception


Senior Thesis Colloquium

The Senior Thesis Colloquium is on Tuesday, May 3 at 10:00 am -12:00 pm in...

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Week of April 25

The Department of Linguistics Fifteenth Annual Joshua and Verona Whatmough Lecture

Caroline Heycock (Professor of Syntax, The University of Edinburgh)

"The Unbearable Lightness of be: Some of the strange and illuminating things that happen when we use nouns as predicates"

Monday, April 25 | 3:00 pm | See your email for Zoom link (or request here)


Abstract: Some...

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Week of April 11

Language Universals Workshop 

Yoon Kim (MIT)

Title: "Corpus-driven discovery of linguistic structures with neural networks"

Abstract: : Natural language has inherent structure. Words compose with one another to form...

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Week of April 4

Linguistics Circle Workshop (Virtual meeting)

Asia Pietraszko (University of Rochester)

Title: "Syntactic structure building: lessons from periphrasis"

Abstract: Traditional approaches to verbal periphrasis (compound tenses) treat auxiliary verbs (be/have) as...

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Week of March 21

Liu Thesis Defense

Yingtong Liu

Title: “Evidence from behavioral experiments: Information theory and discourse-based accounts of long-distance dependencies”

Wednesday, March 23 | 2:00-3:30 pm | Online (see email for Zoom link)


Satik talk at Dilbilim Öğrenci Platformu


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Week of March 7

Phonetics/Phonology Colloquiua

Lacey Wade (University of Pennsylvania)

Title: "Expectation, experience, and phonetic convergence"

Monday, March 7 | 3:00 pm | See email for Zoom link


Language Universals Workshop 


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