Language Science Colloquia

2020-2021

 


All 2020-2021 colloquia are remote talks, taking place over Zoom.

 

Tuesday, October 20
Damián Blasi
, Harvard University

11:00am - 12:30pm
The exceptional nature of linguistic diversity and language change and why it matters for theories of language


Wednesday, November 11
Paula Rubio-Fernandez, University of Oslo
9:00am - 10:30am
The psychophysics of referential communication: Discriminability vs informativity

Tuesday, November 24
Language Science Community Talks
11:00am - 12:30pm
Andrew Cheng and Alandi Bates

Tuesday, December 8
Jeff Heinz, Stony Brook University
11:00am - 12:30pm

Deterministic Analyses and Learning of Optional Phonological Processes


Tuesday, December 15
Evelina Fedorenko, MIT
11:00am - 12:30pm
The language system in the human mind and brain

 

Tuesday, February 2
Kasia Hitczenko, Northwestern University
11:00am - 12:30pm
Modeling speech perception and phonetic learning from naturalistic speech.

 

Thursday, February 4
Xin Xie, University of Rochester
11:00am - 12:30pm
Navigating talker variability in speech perception.

 

Wednesday, February 10
Esti Blanco-Elorrieta, Harvard University
11:00am - 12:30pm

Towards an ecologically valid neurobiology of multilingualism.

 

Thursday, February 11
Jason Gullifer, McGill University
11:00am - 12:30pm
Bilingualism:  A socio-cognitive exercise in managing uncertainty.

 

Language as a window into abstract thought.

 

Wednesday, February 17
Zara Harmon, University of Maryland
11:00am - 12:30pm
Mechanisms of overextension in language production.

 

Thursday, February 18
Connor Mayer, University of California, Los Angeles
11:00am - 12:30pm
Acquisition of speech sound categories.

 

Tuesday, April 6
Adina Williams, Facebook AI Research
11:00am - 12:30pm
Unnatural Language Inference

Tuesday, April 27
Jennifer Culbertson, University of Edinburgh
9:00am - 10:30am
Word and morpheme ordering preferences are affected by meaning, transparency, and perceptual experience 

Tuesday, May 4
Gary Lupyan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
11:00am - 12:30pm
From Telepathy to Whorf: How words structure and align our concepts

 

Tuesday, May 18
Language Science Community Talks
11:00am - 12:00pm
Industry Jobs Panel


Tuesday, June 1
Tal Linzen, NYU

11:00am - 12:30pm
Can surprisal explain syntactic disambiguation difficulty?

 



 

2019-2020

Monday, June 8
Remote Presentation
Tamar Gollan, UC San Diego
https://profiles.ucsd.edu/tamar.gollan

Monday, May 11
Remote Presentation
Sam Bowman, NYU
11:00am - 12:15pm
Learning acceptability judgments from raw text alone

Monday, March 2

Community Talks
Galia Bar-Sever, UC Irvine
11:00am - 11:50am, SSPB 1222

Wednesday, February 26
Linguistic Diversity Talk
Guadalupe Valdes, Stanford University
https://ed.stanford.edu/faculty/gvaldes
2:00pm - 3:30pm, HG 1030

Monday, February 24
Zoe Klemfuss, UC Irvine 
https://faculty.sites.uci.edu/klemfuss/
11:00am - 12:15pm, SSPB 1222
Causes and Effects of Narrative Variation in Childhood

 Thursday, February 6
Colin Phillips, University of Maryland
https://www.colinphillips.net/
11:00am - 12:15pm, SSPA 2112 (Room Change)
Not So Great Expectations

Monday, January 21
Amy Pratt, UC Irvine
"Identification of Spanish-English Bilingual Children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD): The Differential Effect of Exposure Across Bilinguals with and without DLD"
Ashley Adams, UC Irvine
"Exploring the classroom experiences of dual language learners with and without special education needs"
11:00am - 11:50am, SSPB 1222

Monday, December 2
Karen Emmorey, San Diego State University

https://slhs.sdsu.edu/llcn/ 
11:00am - 12:15pm, SSPA 2112 (Room Change)
"The Neurobiology of Reading in Deaf and Hearing Adults"

Monday, October 14

Hannah Forsythe, Language Science UC Irvine
"Modeling the Source of Children’s Non-Adult-Like Pronoun Interpretations: Representation Versus Deployment"
Anne Therese Frederiksen, Chancellor's Postdoc Fellow UC Irvine
"Comprehension of pronouns in American Sign Language: Modality-general and modality-specific influences"
11:00am - 11:50am, SSPB 1222

Monday, October 21

Leon Bergen, UC San Diego
http://ling.ucsd.edu/people/faculty/profiles/LeonBergen.html

"Verbal Irony, Pretense, and the Common Ground"

Monday, November 4

Anne Beatty-Martinez, Penn State University
https://sites.google.com/site/annebeattymartinez/
"Revisiting Grammatical Gender in Spanish: Evidence from Monolingual and Bilingual Speakers" 

Monday, November 18
Shota Momma, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
11:00am - 12:15pm, SSPB 1222

"Structure Building in Speaking"

Monday, November 25
Andrea Takahesu Tabori, UC Irvine
11:00am - 11:30am, SSPB 1222

Talk Title TBA

Christian Navarro-Torres, UC Irvine
11:30am - 12:00pm, SSPB 1222
Talk Title TBA
 

 

2018-2019




Monday, June 3
Alexis Wellwood, University of Southern California
http://bcf.usc.edu/~wellwood/
"Seeing and Talking About Events"

Monday, May 13

Dylan Bumford, UCLA
http://dylanbumford.com
"Superlative Scope, Comparison Classes, and Negative Polarity"

Monday, March 11
Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh
https://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/people/staff/Mark_Steedman.html
"The Combinatory Cognitive Science of Language"

Monday, March 4
Hans Kamp, University of Stuttgart
https://www.ims.uni-stuttgart.de/institut/mitarbeiter/hans/
"DRT Tutorial"

Monday, February 11
Stephanie Shih, University of Southern California
http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~shihs/
"Catching Phonology in the Pokéverse: Cross-linguistic Comparisons in Sound Symbolism"

Monday, February 4
Eve Higby, UC Riverside

"The Dynamic Nature of the Bilingual Language System"

Monday, January 14
Brandy Gatlin, UC Irvine
https://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=6342
"Why They Be Talkin' Like That?"  A Look at Language Variation and Literacy"

Monday, December 3
Maria Polinsky, University of Maryland
http://www.mariapolinsky.com
"It's Still About Grammar: Cascading Structural Reorganization in Bilinguals"

Monday, November 19
Stefan Th. Gries, UC Santa Barbara
http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/faculty/stgries/
"Quantitative Corpus Applications: Morphemes, Multi-word Units, & Constructions"

Friday November 9
Judith Kroll, UC Riverside
https://bilingualismmindbrain.com/lab-members/judith-f-kroll/
"The Fate of the Native Language in Second Language Learning: A New Hypothesis About Bilingualism, Mind, and Brain"
Talk recording

 

2017-2018

 

Monday, May 21

Kara Morgan-Short, University of Illinois at Chicago
https://lcsl.uic.edu/hispanic-italian/faculty-instructors/hispanic-linguistics/kara-morgan-short
"The Neurocognitive processing of late-learned second language: The role of external and internal factors"

Monday, April 23

Victor Ferreira, University of California, San Diego
http://www.psychology.ucsd.edu/people/profiles/vferreira.html
"Syntactic Entrainment as a Candidate Mechanism for Learning the Meanings of Syntactic Constructions"

Monday, March 19
Ede Zimmermann, Visiting Scholar, UCI (Frankfurt)
http://user.uni-frankfurt.de/~tezimmer/Zimmermann/
"Montague Grammar: 50 years after"

Monday, March 12
Caroline Féry, Goethe University Frankfurt
http://user.uni-frankfurt.de/~cfery/
"The Grammatical and Prosodic Reflexes of Information Structure in a Typological Comparison"

Saturday, March 3
Ede Zimmermann, Visiting Scholar, UCI (Frankfurt)
http://user.uni-frankfurt.de/~tezimmer/Zimmermann/
"Second Formal Semantics Boot Camp II"

Monday, February 26
Oana David, University of California, Merced
https://ucmerced.academia.edu/OanaDavid

"The role of grammar in computer-aided metaphor research"

Saturday, Februrary 17
Ede Zimmermann, Visiting Scholar, UCI (Frankfurt)
http://user.uni-frankfurt.de/~tezimmer/Zimmermann/
"First Formal Semantics Boot Camp I"

 

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