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Autumn Term Departmental Colloquium Series

Posted on 27 September 2021

Our Colloquium Series in linguistics is back!

The Department of Language and Linguistic Science is delighted to announce new events as part of its popular Colloquium Series in linguistics.

This year’s events are organised by Dr Catherine Laing (Lecturer in Developmental Linguistics) who will also host and facilitate the Q&A session.

The colloquium will continue to take place online over Zoom. Talks will be held on Wednesdays at 4pm, and are aimed at both a specialist and non-specialist linguistic audience – everyone is invited! 

Below is a provisional schedule of events and speakers:

  • October 13th: Tamar Keren-Portnoy (University of York) - "‘Did I just do that?’: Six-month-olds learn to operate an app with their voice" and Sam Hellmuth (University of York) - "Intonational variation and change in York English"
  • October 20th: Christina Kim (University of Kent) - Linguistic and social drivers of structural convergence in dialogue
  • October 27th: Adam Chong (QMUL) - Aspects of Singapore English Intonation
  • November 10th: Sean Roberts (Cardiff University) - title TBC
  • November 17th: Wataru Uegaki (University of Edinburgh) - The informativeness/complexity trade-off in the domain of Boolean connectives
  • November 24th: Bettelou Los (University of Edinburgh) - "A data-driven exploration of stylistic variation in historical English"
  • December 1st: Charlotte Moore (Concordia University) - "Variable language, adaptable learners: evidence that language acquisition is robust to noise at two timescales"

I'm really excited about this diverse set of talks, which represents just some of the key areas of Linguistics, including psycholinguistics, semantics, prosody, and multimodality. Look out for further updates about Spring term talks soon! - Dr Catherine Laing, Department of Language and Linguistic Science

Check our department’s Event Page for detailed info, abstracts and zoom links for each event in the series.