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Past Events

Archived list of past events in the department of linguistics
Counterfactual, Casual and Explanatory Reasoning
Stanford linguist Daniel Lassiter to explore theoretical shifts in philosophy of language
Cancer is a tumultuous journey: A cross-linguistic analysis of metaphor
Linguistic Colloquium: Dr. Oana David (UC Merced) explores the linguistic use of metaphor in communications about cancer.
Dr. Lillian Lee (Cornell): Analyzing phrasing effects via found conversations: "Parallel universes" in Twitter, ChangeMyView, and the Fed (FOMC)
Linguistics Colloquium by Lillian Lee (Cornell U.)
Before There Was Merge, There Was Split: Automatic Learning of Morphology
John Goldsmith, professor of linguistics and computer science at the University of Chicago, gives a talk about the development of Linguistica, an algorithm to automatically analyze the morphology of a language. He will also talk later in the day about his new book "Battle in the Mind Fields."
The squinting linguist meets hyperdimensional computing: Explicitly encoded high-dimensional semantic spaces used for authorship profiling
Upcoming talk by Jussi Karlgren, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and University of Helsinki.
COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT OF SEMANTICS IN CHINESE AND ENGLISH CHILDREN
A colloquium by Tai-Li Chou (National Taiwan University)
Linguistics Colloquium: Joanna Nykiel
Fragments, identity, and direct interpretation approaches to ellipsis
The Case of the Argentine-Chinese Dual-Language School in Buenos Aires
Brazilian education official gives a talk on innovations on language teaching at an immersion school.
LSA Summer 2019
The Linguistic Society of America's prestigious Summer Institute will be hosted by UC Davis in 2019
Using Archival Data to Revitalize the Wiyot Language
Colloquium by Prof. Lynnika Butler (Humboldt State Univ.), 11/4/2019
12/2/19, 1:30 PM: The Creole Languages of the Gulf of Guinea
Linguistics colloquium by Prof. Ana Lívia Agostinho (UFSC, Brazil)
UC Davis linguistics at the 2020 LSA Annual Meeting
Linguistics Colloquium: Thapelo Otlogetswe, "Corpus-based Setswana lexicography"
7th Annual Symposium on Language Research
Colloquium: Overview of African sign languages -- Eyasu Tamene
Frederiksen: Pronoun processing in American Sign Language
Anne Therese Frederiksen (UC Irvine) talks about "Pronoun processing in American Sign Language: What we learn from variation among and within languages." Monday, November 1, 2:00 PM.
Linguistics Colloquium: Jong-Bok Kim
Pseudogapping in English: A construction-based analysis
Linguistics Colloquium: Tamar H. Gollan
A Bilingual Signature of Inhibitory Control