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November 2019

Colloquium: Robert Englebretson

November 8, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Linguistics Department Colloquium: Robert Englebretson (Rice University) Why Braille is not a Tactile ‘Code’ for Visual Print: Evidence from Sublexical Structure Previous research has overwhelmingly demonstrated that fluent reading (of visual print) relies heavily on the unconscious visual recognition of…

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October 2019

MidPhon 24

October 4 - October 5

UWM is hosting the 24th Annual Mid-Continental Phonetics and Phonology Conference on Oct. 4-5. For more information, see the conference website.

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September 2019

Colloquium: Iwona Kraska-Szlenk

September 27, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Linguistics Department Colloquium: Iwona Kraska-Szlenk (University of Warsaw) Have you ever wondered why English speakers refer to parts of a clock as a 'face' and 'hands'? Why does a committee have a 'head'? How do artichokes have 'hearts' and mountains…

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May 2019

Colloquium: Benjamin Campbell

May 3, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Linguistics Department Colloquium: Benjamin Campbell (Department of Anthropology, UWM) The Role of the Insula in the Emergence of Human Language Language is a hallmark of the human species and its evolutionary origins have long been the topic of speculation among…

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April 2019

Colloquium: Timo B. Roettger

April 12, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Linguistics Department Colloquium: Timo B. Roettger (Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Linguistics, Northwestern University) Does the tune shape phonology? Human speech has multiple information channels that can simultaneously signal different levels of meaning. One such channel consists of consonants and vowels…

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Colloquium: Sarah Bakst

April 5, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Linguistics Department Colloquium: Sarah Bakst (Postdoctoral Researcher, Waisman Center, UW-Madison) Target practice: self-monitoring in L1 and L2 speech production (with Caroline A. Niziolek) We listen to ourselves while speaking to ensure that we say what we intended to say and…

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March 2019

Colloquium: Peter van Elswyk

March 29, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Linguistics Department Colloquium: Peter van Elswyk (Department of Philosophy, UWM) The semantics and pragmatics of hedging We often don’t come right out and say it—we hedge. When we do, we use a qualified declarative like Bob retired, I think or…

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December 2018

Colloquium: Christopher Weedall

December 7, 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Linguistics Department Colloquium: Christopher Weedall (visiting scholar, Australian National University) Serial verb constructions in Sajolang (Miji)ː Towards grammaticalization Adjacent verbs in Sajolang (Sino-Tibetan, NE India), which has SOV order, commonly occur where a deeper analysis of the surface structure indicates…

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November 2018

Colloquium: Eleanor Chodroff

November 30, 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Linguistics Department Colloquium: Eleanor Chodroff (Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University) Uniformity in phonetic realization within natural classes The phonetic realization of a given speech sound varies substantially across languages and across talkers within a language. While many factors contribute to this…

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April 2018

Linguists present at UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium

April 27, 2018, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Undergraduate research fellows Krist Schubilske and Jasen Sonnen will be presenting their poster, Pupil responses to false memories during speech perception.

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