Department Seminars

Linguistics Seminar

Seminars typically take place each Monday from 4-5 PM, either in-person or over Zoom. In-person seminars are normally held in the Lucy Ellis Lounge (FLB 1080).

Contact Sofya Styrina for Zoom links and details and if you’d like to be added to the mailing list and receive announcements of new talks every week.


Spring 2023 Schedule 

23 Jan: Cory Shain, Postdoctoral Researcher (MIT) (Lucy Ellis)

     Title: Uncovering the algorithmic foundations of language learning and processing

30 Jan: Aleksandre Maskharashvili, Visiting Assistant Professor (Ohio State University) (Lucy Ellis)

     Title: Discourse Relations: Their Role and Use in Natural Language Generation

2 Feb: No talk

6 Feb: Spencer Caplan, Postdoctoral Researcher (University of Texas at Austin) (Lucy Ellis)

     Title: The Immediacy of Linguistic Computation

9 Feb, Thursday: Forrest Davis, Postdoctoral Researcher (MIT) (Lucy Ellis)

     Title: What neural models tell us about linguistics knowledge: insights from cross-linguistic investigations

13 Feb: TBA

20 Feb: Ryan Shosted, Professor (UIUC) (Lucy Ellis)

     Title: Deseret Texts as a Guide to Early Utah English

27 Feb: Brennan Dell, Graduate Student (UIUC) (Lucy Ellis)

6 Mar: Rodrigo Delgado, Assistant Professor (UIUC, Spanish and Portuguese) (Lucy Ellis)

13 Mar: NO TALK (Spring Break)

20 Mar: Masaya Yoshida, Associate Professor (Northwestern University) (Lucy Ellis)

27 Mar: Christopher M. Stewart, Staff Linguist (Google, LA) (Co-sponsored by the Department of French and Italian) (Lucy Ellis)

3 Apr: Jennifer Cabrelli, Associate Professor (UIC, Hispanic and Italian Studies) (Lucy Ellis)

10 Apr: TBA

17 Apr: Sarah Clark, Graduate Student (UIUC) (Lucy Ellis)

24 Apr: Rurik Tywoniw, English Placement Test Coordinator (UIUC) (Lucy Ellis)

     Title: This title was generated by AI: Comparing ChatGPT and Human-Written Essays - An Analysis of Automated Text Generation

1 May: Omid Abdar, Graduate Student (UIUC) (Lucy Ellis + Zoom)

8 May: NO TALK (Finals Week)



For a list of seminars held in previous semesters, please see Past Seminars.