Department Seminars

Linguistics Seminar

Seminars typically take place each Monday from 4-5 PM in FLB 1080 (Lucy Ellis Lounge).

Announcement: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Linguistics Seminar Series talks are suspended until further notice, as of March 18 2020. We continue to monitor the situation and will post updates here as soon as we can.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Jan. 27th: Matthew Rispoli, Assoc. Prof. Department of Speech and Hearing Science, UIUC

Title: The Development of Predication

Feb. 24th: Karlos Arregi, Assoc. Prof. Department of Linguistics, U. Chicago.

Title: When head chains split: Do-support crosslinguistically

March 9th: Mien-Jen Wu, Graduate student, UIUC - (Open House)

Title: Acquisition of Inverse Scope by L1-Mandarin L2-English Learners

March 16th: Spring Break - No talk

March 23rd: TBD

March 30th: Diego Arispe-Bazan, Post-Doc Fellow, Northwestern University

April 6th: SLATE lecture

April 13th: TBD

April 20th: Stephanie Landblom, Graduate student,  UIUC

April 27th: Matthew Barros, Lecturer in the Linguistics Program, Washington University, St. Louis.

May 4th: Hans Henrich Hock, Professor Emeritus, Department of Linguistics, UIUC

Fall 2019 Schedule

Sept. 9th: Anastasia Stoops (Post-Doc, UIUC Psychology)

Title: Morphosyntactic processing: Evidence from eye-tracking and EEG.

Event info here.

Sept. 16th: Annette D'Onofrio (Asst. Prof., Northwestern Linguistics)

Title: Personae in sociolinguistic perception.

Event info here.

Sept. 30th: Iwona Kraska-Szlenk (Prof. U. Warsaw, African Languages and Cultures)

Title: Polysemy of body part terms: A cognitive linguistics perspective.

Event info here.

Oct. 7th: Guillermo Del Pinal (Asst. Prof., UIUC Linguistics/Philosophy)

Title: Oddness, modularity and exhaustification

Event info here.

Oct. 21st: Brian Monson (Asst. Prof., Speech & Hearing Sciences, UIUC)

Title: The Effect of Altered Perinatal Experience on Auditory Brain and Language Development

Event info here.

Oct. 28th: Sarah Clark (PhD student, UIUC) presenting about LSA

Nov. 4th: Nicholas Fleisher (Associate Prof., U. Wisconsin, Linguistics)

Title: An Alternative to Compulsory Binding

Event info here.

Nov. 11th: Rizwan Ahmed (Ass. Prof., English Literature & Linguistics, Qatar University)

Title: Indexicality, identity, and language change: Journey of Urdu across times

Event info here.

Nov. 18th: Aurore Patricia Mroz (Asst. Prof., French & Italian, UIUC)

Title: Mind-body-machine-world: Capturing learners

Event info here.

Nov. 25th: Fall Break - no talk

Dec. 2nd: SLATE lecture

Dec. 9th: Anita Greenfield (Grad. Student, UIUC, Linguistics)

Title: Polycentricity and agency in the construction of expatriate teacher identity and pedagogical practice

Event info here.

Past Seminars
  • Apr 29th, 2019 - Sarah Johnson, Phd Candidate, UIUC on Spontaneous nasalization: an articulatory investigation of glottal consonants in Thai
  • Apr 22nd, 2019 - Lauren Clemens, Assistant Professor, U. Albany on Prosodic indeterminacy: a syntax-prosody mismatch in Rutooro’s relative clauses
  • Apr 15th, 2019 - Sea Hee (Sarah) Choi, Graduate Students, UIUC on The count/mass distinction in native and non-native grammar
  • Mar 11th, 2019 - James Yoon, Professor UIUC on Lexical and syntactic nominalizations in Korean
  • Feb 25th, 2019 - Damir Ćavar, Associate Professor, Indiana University on Semantic Information Extraction and Generation of Dynamic Knowledge Graphs
  • Feb 19th, 2019 - Emily Chen, Phd Student, UIUC on Bootstrapping a Neural Morphological Analyzer for St. Lawrence Island Yupik Nouns from a Finite-State Transducer
  • Dec 3rd, 2018 - Patrick James Drackley (UIUC) on Spelling authority: what French language policy can tell us about standard language ideologies and national linguistic identity
  • Nov 26th, 2018 - Myeong Hyeon Kim (UIUC) on Processing of canonical and scrambled word orders in native and non-native Korean
  • Nov 12th, 2018 -  Marissa Barlaz (UIUC) on Modeling the relationship between articulation and acoustics in phonemic and phonetic nasalization
  • Nov 5th, 2018 - Elias Shakkour (UIUC) on Cognitive pressure and non-targetlike performance: an analysis of speech errors in simultaneous interpreting from English into German
  • Oct 29th, 2018 - Xun Yan (UIUC) on In quest of learner profiles in L2 writing classrooms: The development and validation of a profile-based rating scale for a post-admission ESL writing placement test
  • Oct 22nd, 2018 - Jennifer Cramer (University of Kentucky) on Perceptual Dialectology, Borders, and Kentucky’s Place in the Southern Dialect Landscape
  • Oct 15th, 2018 - Jeffrey Green (UIUC) on PROcessing reference: Constraints on the interpretation of adjunct control
  • Sept 10, 2018 - Jessica Montag (UIUC) on Why people say what they say
    More information on this event can be found here.
  • Apr 02, 2018 - Bill Bryce (UIUC) on Psycholinguistically-motivated partial supervision for grammar induction
    More information on this event can be found here.
  • Mar 12, 2018 - Suyeon Im (UIUC) on Exemplar encoding of intonation in syllables, words and phrases.
    More information on this event can be found here.
  • Mar 05, 2018 - Ha Ra Kim (UIUC) on Peer Feedback in an Integrated, Process-Oriented ESL Writing Placement Test
    This past calendar item can be viewed here.
  • Feb 26, 2018 - Dunja Veselinović (NYU) on Must be pragmatic: Child over-adherence to modal inferences (joint work with Ailis Cournane).
    This past calendar item can be viewed here.
  • Feb 19, 2018 - Dr Anne Pycha (U Wisconsin) on When do listeners mis-perceive co-articulatory variation? Experimental evidence for the role of temporal dynamics.
    This past calendar item can be viewed here.
  • Feb 08, 2018 - Dr Hadas Kotek (NYU) on A selective ban on syntactic scope-taking
    This past calendar item can be viewed here.
  • Feb 05, 2018 - Dr Martina Martinović (U Florida) on Wh-movement, pseudoclefts, and sluicing in Wolof
    This past calendar item can be viewed here.
  • Feb 01, 2018 - Dr Jason Overfelt (U Minnesota) on Currency in a semantic economy
    This past calendar item can be viewed here.
  • Jan 18, 2018 - Dr Aida Talić on (Non)Uniformity of the Adjectival and the Nominal Domain
    This past calendar item can be viewed here.
  • Nov 27, 2017 - Dr Fred Genesee on Lessons from a Half Century of Research on Dual Language Teaching and Learning.
    This past calendar item can be viewed here.
  • Nov 13, 2017 - Dr Jeffrey Punske on Representations in Dissimilation Phenomena.
    This past calendar item can be viewed here.
  • Oct 30, 2017 - Dr Elise Kramer on Net-Savvy Cats and Newbie Dogs: Textual Materiality and the Embodiment of Computer-Mediated “Voices”
    This past calendar item can be viewed here.
  • Oct 16, 2017 - Dr Klaus von Heusinger on Inferrable and partitive indefinites in topic position.
    This past calendar item can be viewed here.
  • Oct 02, 2017 - Dr Itxaso Rodríguez-Ordóñez on Language Contact Leading to Complexification or Simplification; Evidences from Basque.
    This past calendar item can be viewed here.
  • Sep 25, 2017 - Dr Roy Lyster on Language-Focused Instruction in Content-Based Classrooms.
    This past calendar item can be viewed here.
  • Sep 18, 2017 - Dr Aida Talić on Spelling out enclitics in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and giving their tone a voice.
    This past calendar item can be viewed here.
  • Sep 11, 2017 - Dr Eleanor Chodroff on Structured variation in sibilant fricatives: Implications for phonetic theory and generalized perceptual adaptation.
    This past calendar item can be viewed here.