Upcoming Events in the Linguistics Department

  • 1/24/2018
    Brown Bag Talk
    Professor of Linguistics at the University of Haifa, Founding Director of the Sign Language Research Lab
    A Community-particular accent in an emerging sign language
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 1:00 pm
    Seminar Room
     
    A Community-particular accent in an emerging sign language
     
    The system for conveying words in human language – phonology -- is unlike that of communication systems in other species (Hockett 1960).  It consists of a small set of sounds that recombine and reconfigure in systematic ways, facilitating minimal contrasts between words which make it possible to create huge vocabularies.  But distinguishing sounds is not the only exigency that contributes to phonological systems.  Distinguishing one language community from another, w
  • 3/23/2018
    Colloquium
    Computer Science Department, Earlham College
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    Friday, March 23, 2018, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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  • 4/6/2018
    Colloquium
    Brooklyn College, City University of New York
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    Friday, April 6, 2018, 10:00 am - Friday, April 13, 2018, 10:00 am
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  • 4/27/2018
    Colloquium
    University of Delaware
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    Friday, April 27, 2018, 10:00 am
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