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Talks

Weekly Colloquium Series, Fall 2016

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Friday, September 16
Na-Rae Han, Reed Armstrong, and Christian Clark
Quantitative Authorship Attribution with the AppLing Corpus


Friday, September 30
Shelome Gooden
I'm done with my thesis, now what?


Friday, October 21
Amanda Godley
Associate Professor, Department of Instruction and Learning

Critical Language Pedagogy:
Teachers’ Development of Sociolinguistic Content Knowledge for Literacy Instruction


Friday, November 11
Dr. Abdeselam Soudi, Dr. Florian Metze, and Dr. Judy Chang
Smart Connected Health Collaborative work: Medicine, Machine Learning & Linguistics


Friday, November 18
Aurora Tsai (Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University)
Applying reading to learn skills in Japanese foreign language classrooms


Friday, December 9
Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza (OSU)
A Dynamic Model of Assimilation: The Case of Sibilant Voicing in Spanish
To be held in 107 David Lawrence Hall.


Weekly Colloquium Series, Spring 2016

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Friday, January 15
Dr. Scott Kiesling and faculty
Comprehensive paper writing overview


Friday, January 29
Dr. Douglas Maynard
Why Autism Needs Sociology, and Why Sociology Needs Autism


Friday, March 18
Dr. Pavel Trofimovich
Second Language Comprehensibility: Exploring the Construct


Wednesday, March 30
Adrienne Washington
(Re)structuring structures, speech and selves: Yoruba Language Learning and redevelopment in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil


Friday, April 15
Dr. Carrie Ankerstein
L1 and L2 Sentence Processing


Weekly Colloquium Series, Fall 2015

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Friday, September 11
Li-Fang Lai
Comps defense: What do the sentences sound like? Preliminary analysis of sentence prosody in Yami.


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Friday, September 25
Alana Deloge
Comps defense: Epistemic and Affective Stance in Andean Spanish: The Case of A Veces


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Friday, October 2
Prof. Guangwei Chen
Enhancing Chinese EFL Learners’ Awareness of Lexical Style


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Friday, October 9
Gina Peirce
Master’s Thesis: Representational and Processing Constraints on the Acquisition of Case and Gender by L1 English Learners of Russian: A Corpus Study


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Friday, October 23
Christina Bjorndahl
Ambiguity at the Interface: Asymmetries in Voicing Assimilation and the Case of Russian /v/


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Friday, November 6
Dr. Bozena Pajak
Phonetic category learning with implicit expectations about analogous categories


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Friday, November 20
Karl E. Herleman
Text Analytics in Market Research


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Friday, December 4
Noriyasu Harada Li
Identifying co-reference of zibun and caki: the strange case of reflexives in Japanese and Korean


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Friday, December 11
Laura Lenardon
Linguistic and Social Factors Affecting Pretonic Vowel Lengthening in Cordobese Spanish (Argentina)


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Weekly Colloquium Series, Spring 2015

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Friday, January 9
Hector Ramirez-Cruz
Comps defense: SPANISH UNACCUSATIVE CONSTRUCTIONS WITH SE AND SYNTACTIC OPTIONALITY IN NATIVE AND NON-NATIVE ORAL NARRATIONS


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Friday, January 16
Holman Tse
Comps defense: Variation and Change in Four Contrastive Vowels in Toronto Heritage Cantonese


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Friday, January 23
Alan Juffs, Matt Kanwit
CV/Resume Workshop


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Friday, January 30
Anke Lüdeling, Wesley W. Posvar Hall 1500
Studying Morphological Productivity in Learner Corpora


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Friday, February 6
Lauren Collister
Open Access: What it is, why you should care, and how being Open can build your scholarly profile


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Friday, February 13
Zhaohong Wu, Wesley W. Posvar Hall 1501
Comps defense: Concept mediation in translation from L2 to L1: testing a hypothesized L1/L2-to-concept category facilitation effect


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Friday, February 20
Edward Lin, Voci Technologies
Speech analytics: Using Linguistic and Non-Linguistic cues in phone calls to provide business intelligence


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Friday, February 27
Matt Kanwit
Después de graduarme quiero viajar a Europa: Learner development of lexical futures in Spanish​


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Friday, March 6
NO COLLOQUIUM
NO COLLOQUIUM


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Friday, March 13
NO COLLOQUIUM
Spring Break


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Friday, March 20
Penny Eckert, Stanford University
Variation, the Stylistic Landscape, and Social Change


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Friday, March 27
Noriyasu Harada Li
Comps defense: The influence of moraic structure on L2 English syllable-final consonants


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Friday, April 3
Katherine Martin
L1 Impacts on L2 Component Reading Skills, Word Skills, and Overall Reading Achievement


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Friday, April 10
Seiichi Makino, Princeton University
How and why do we repeat?
- A case study of Japanese -


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Friday, April 17
Frankie Johnson
Comps defense: Indirectness in Hip-Hop Wordplay


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Friday, April 24
Virginia Teran
Comps defense: Present perfect–preterit variation in Tucuman Spanish: Casual speech and written preference


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Weekly Colloquium Series, Fall 2014

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Friday, September 19
Judith Navratil, IRB


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Friday, September 26
Jon Smart
Using technology in L2 writing feedback.


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Friday, October 3
Jim Fitzpatrick
A Workshop on Computational Tools for Large-Scale Linguistic Data Analysis: "Post-Processing for Large-Scale Linguistic Data with Microsoft Excel”


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Friday, October 3
Holman Tse
A Workshop on Computational Tools for Large-Scale Linguistic Data Analysis: “Computational Tools for a Large-Scale Study of Vowel Variation in Toronto Heritage Cantonese"


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Friday, October 10
Scott Kiesling
How a new variety failed to become enregistered


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Friday, October 17
John Hale
TBA (10-11:30am, LRDC auditorium, 2nd floor; Joint talk with the Reading and Language Group)


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Friday, October 24
NO COLLOQUIUM
NWAV and SLRF conferences


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Friday, October 31
Marta Ortega-Llebaria
Perception of pitch in L2 words: The role of language experience


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Friday, November 7
NO COLLOQUIUM
NO COLLOQUIUM


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Friday, November 14
Alison Mackey, 1700 Posvar Hall
Methodological Practice and Progression in Second Language Research


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Friday, November 21
Brittany McLaughlin
Animacy in morphosyntactic variation


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Friday, November 28
NO COLLOQUIUM
Thanksgiving Break


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Friday, December 5
Maritza Nemoga
Comps1 defense: L2 Perception of Spanish Intonation: Absolute Interrogatives and Broad Focus Declaratives


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Friday, December 12
NO COLLOQUIUM
FINALS WEEK



Weekly Colloquium Series, Spring 2014

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Friday, January 17
Liya Xue
[The Use of Prosodic Cues in Second Language Speech Production and Comprehension]


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Friday, January 24
Lauren Collister
[Office of Scholarly Publications Info Session]


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Friday, January 31
Jing Wang
[“The Effect of Different Instructional Approaches on Learning Different Language Features” - Practice Job Talk]


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Friday, February 7
Leslie Eibl & Anne Schwan
[Citation Management with Mendeley]


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March 9-16
Spring Break
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Friday, March 21
Walt Wolfram, NC State
[Educating the Educated: The Role of University-Based Language Diversity Programs]


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Friday, March 28
Adam Albright, MIT
[Generation gaps: how morphological ineffability arises and spreads]


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Friday, April 4
Spring 2014 Linguistics Interns, Courtney Zelinsky, Development Intern at M*Modal, Linguistic Internship TA, Abdesalam Soudi, PhD, lecturer in Linguistics, linguistic Internship advisor
[Linguistics in Industry]


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Friday, April 18
Burr Settles, Duolingo
{Vocabulary Decay and Verb Morphology on Duolingo}

 

Weekly Colloquium Series, Fall 2013

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Friday, September 6
Andy Jeske (Comps Defense)
[The Perception and Production of English Vowels by Native Spanish Speakers]


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Friday, September 13
Lucia Osa-Melero (Duquesne University)
[An Analysis of the Effects of Small Group Versus Individual Pre-Reading Activities on the Reading Comprehension of Students of Spanish]


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Friday, September 20
Meghan Huff
[Teaching Tools and Tools to Teach: Activities and Tools for Engaging Students at the University Level]


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Friday, September 27
Natasha Tokowicz (Psychology)
[Adult second language vocabulary learning: Remediating the translation-ambiguity disadvantage]


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October 17-20, NWAV
University of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Mellon University
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Friday, November 1st
Shelome Gooden, Scott Kiesling, Marta Ortega-Llebaria
Professional Development Workshop: Publishing

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Friday, November 8th
Jie Cui
[Navigating One China in Two Presidents' New Year's Addresses]


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Friday, November 15th
Héctor Ramírez Cruz (MA Thesis Defense)
[LINGUISTIC INTERFERENCE AND LANGUAGE CONTACT: SPANISH FROM COLOMBIAN BORDER LANDS]


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November 27 - December 1st
Thanksgiving Recess
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Friday, December 6th
Marta Ortega-Llebaria

 

Weekly Colloquium Series, Spring 2013 ................................................................................................................

Friday, January 11
Location: Language Media Center (G17 CL)
Lauren Collister
Digital Tools for Academic Networking


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Friday, January 25
Maritza Nemoga (MA Thesis Defense)
The Effects of Correcting Pronunciation of Second Language Learners


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Friday, February 1
Jie Cui (Comps Defense)
Ambivalent Stance in a “Post-Violent” Talk-in-Interaction


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Friday, February 8
Rob Lawson (Birmingham City University)
A Sociolinguistic Analysis of TH-fronting, social meaning and social identity


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Friday, February 22
Robert DeKeyser (University of Maryland)
How can we know whether knowledge of a second language is implicit, explicit, or automatized – and why should anybody care?


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Friday, March 1
Baoguo Zhou (Wuhan University)
The Zero Phenomenon in Article Acquisition by Chinese EFL Learners


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Friday, March 15
SPRING BREAK
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Friday, March 22
Bill Leap (American University)
Hot, hot, hot! Language, desire, audience reception and gay pornography


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Friday, April 5
Holman Tse (Comps Defense)
The Emergence of Retroflexion in Somali Bantu Kizigua: Internal Motivation or Contact-Induced Change?


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Friday, April 12
Connie Eble (University of North Carolina)
American College Slang in the Twenty-First Century: Continuity and change


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Friday, April 19
Mariana Achugar (CMU)
Re/Constructing the Past: How young people make sense of a contested national past


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Friday, April 26
Location: CL 208B
Ranem Atia, Felicia Grasso, Mara Katz, Anisa Mughal, Spencer Onuffer, Jessica Packer
Undergraduate Directed Research Poster Session


Weekly Colloquium Series, Fall 2012

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Friday, September 21, 2012, 3pm
Claude Mauk
The Phonetics of Location in ASL


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Friday, September 28, 2012, 3pm
Guest speaker from CIDDE
Designing Effective Assessments


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Friday, October 5, 2012, 3pm
Mike Olsen (Conference practice talk)
The Influence of English Phonetics and Phonology on L2 Spanish Rhotics and Pedagogy


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Friday, October 12, 2012, 3pm
Scott Kiesling
Operationalizing Stance as an Independent Variable


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October 18-21, 2012: SLRF
University Center, Carnegie Mellon University

October 25-28, 2012: NWAV
Indiana University Bloomington

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Friday, November 2, 2012, 3pm
Ping Wang (Comps defense)
Title TBA


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Friday, November 9, 2012, 3pm PLEASE NOTE: DOUBLE-FEATURE (1-2)
(1) Language Learning in the Study Abroad Context
(Part of Pitt's Internationl Week)
Wenhao Diao, Carnegie Mellon University: Socializing into Diverse Identities through A Semester in China
Ashlie Henery, Carnegie Mellon University: Exploring the Relationship Between Reported Social Interaction and Gains in Communicative Abilities During Study Abroad


(2) Marc Siskin
LiveCode Tutorial
Cathedral of Learning – G17 (Language Media Center)


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Friday, November 16, 2012, 3pm
Thomas Polzin
Natural Language Processing


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Friday, Nov 23, 2012: Thanksgiving Break

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Friday, November 30, 2012, 3pm
Alan Juffs
Tracking the Development of Lexical Diversity in Intensive English Program Students in the US


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Friday, December 7, 2012, 3pm
Naomi Nagy, University of Toronto http://individual.utoronto.ca/ngn/
Sociolinguistics of Heritage Languages


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Friday, December 14, 2012, 3pm
Beth Baldys (Comps defense)
Title TBA



Weekly Colloquium Series, Spring 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012. 3pm
Cathedral of Learning - Room 332
Holman Tse
Lexical Tone vs F0 Effects on VOT in Cantonese


Friday, February 24, 2012. 3pm
Cathedral of Learning - Room 332
Laura C. Brown, Department of Anthropology
The Public Offstage: Overhearing Roadside Talk in Tamil Nadu, India


Wednesday, February 29, 2012. 3pm
Cathedral of Learning - Room 332
Judy Kegl, University of Southern Maine
Look Ma, No Hands!: Non-manual markers in ASL syntax


Wednesday, March 21, 2012. 4:10pm
Clapp Hall - Room L9
Ping Li, Department of Psychology and Center for Language Science, Pennsylvania State University
Brain Mapping of Single and Multiple Languages: Common vs. Distinct Neural Correlates and Pedagogy


Friday, March 30, 2012. 3pm
Cathedral of Learning - Room 332
Mike Olsen (Comps paper presentation)
The Effect of Animacy and Pronominal Object Clitic Distinction in L2 Spanish


Friday, April 6, 2012. 3pm
Cathedral of Learning - Room 332
Michael Tomasello Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology
Where Does Grammar Come From?


Friday, April 13, 2012. 3pm
Cathedral of Learning - Room 332
Katherine Martin (Comps paper presentation)
L1 Affects Sensitivity to Vowel Information while Reading in L2: Evidence from Eye-Tracking


Friday, April 20, 2012. 3pm
Cathedral of Learning - Room 332
Lorraine Denman (Comps paper presentation)
Examining the Effectiveness of Method of Instruction and Teacher- and Learner-Led Discourse in Morphosyntactic Development