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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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March 2018

Colloquium: Andreas Haida

March 6, 2018, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Linguistics Department Colloquium (please note special time and place: Tue. March 6, 5pm, Merrill 315): Andreas Haida, Hebrew University of Jerusalem "Logical Reasoning and Scalar Inference Computation" (joint work with Luka Crnič and Yosef Grodzinsky) Abstract: It seems that logical reasoning…

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Colloquium: Manfred Krifka

March 2, 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Linguistics Department Colloquium: Manfred Krifka, Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin "Focus and Contrastive Topics in Assertions and Questions" (joint work with Beste Kamali, University of Bielefeld & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) Abstract: We provide an account for focus and contrastive…

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April 2017

Colloquium: Klinton Bicknell

April 7, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Linguistics Department Colloquium: Klinton Bicknell (Northwestern University) "Language comprehension as rational probabilistic inference on perceptual input" Abstract: Language comprehension is the process of identifying intended meaning from written or spoken language input. It is well established that comprehension proceeds incrementally:…

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Colloquium: James Hye Suk Yoon

April 4, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Linguistics Department Colloquium: James Hye Suk Yoon (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) (Note special time and place: Tuesday, April 4, 2:00pm, Merrill 314) "Lexical Integrity and the Architecture of Morphology-Syntax Interface" Abstract: Although morphology is taught as a system autonomous from…

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March 2017

Colloquium: Eleni Pinnow

March 3, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Linguistics Department Colloquium: Eleni Pinnow (University of Wisconsin-Superior) "The role of probabilistic phonotactics in the recognition of reduced pseudowords" Abstract: This talk will examine lexical and sublexical influences on the recognition of spoken words in their canonical and reduced form.…

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February 2017

Colloquium: Lewis Gebhardt

February 24, 2017, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Linguistics Department Colloquium: Lewis Gebhardt (Northeastern Illinois University) "The Crow Determiner Phrase In a Mostly Configurational Language" Abstract: Crow, a polysynthetic incorporating language, exhibits high configurationality in its nominal phrases. The elements in the extended NP are not only linearly…

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November 2016

Colloquium: Shahrzad Mahootian, Professor of Linguistics, NEIU

November 18, 2016, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Language as resource: The role of context in code choice

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